MONTH OF July
Plant your feet on solid ground, Gemini. While Cancer season has the world feeling emo (through July 22), it’s one of your most practical and productive times of year. That’s because Cancer rules your second house of work, money and daily routines. Contrary to your sign’s reputation as breezy and scattered, you actually have a strong Type A side to your personality. For the first three weeks of the month, lean into it! You’ll get so much done and will feel pleasantly grounded—at least, until Leo season begins after that and changes the script.
Another reason to chill? There are three slow-moving outer planets retrograde (Saturn, Neptune and Pluto), meaning they’ve made their annual downshift. For the rest of the summer, you’ll do well to step back and evaluate some of your projects. Where are you putting your energy—and is that giving you a return on the investment?
Speaking of investments, the July 13 Capricorn full supermoon beams into your eighth house of wealth, intimacy and joint ventures, helping you see the truth about your closest people. When expansive Jupiter turns retrograde in your teamwork sector on July 28, you might bow out of a collaboration or take a scaled-down role for the rest of the year. You’re only one person—in body, anyway—and it’s fine to say no to things that don’t truly light you up! When changemaker Uranus and the north node make their ultra-rare connection on July 31, that lukewarm commitment might be swept away from you, whether you’re ready or not.
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Cancer season puts money and goals on your mind
Get busy, Gemini! You’re powered up and productive as the Sun makes its annual visit to Cancer and your second house of work, money and daily routines until July 22. You’ll thrive for the first three weeks of the month by simplifying and sticking to steady routines. Changing up your habits for summer? Great timing. Start a clean-eating plan or begin waking up an hour earlier. Sneak in a workout or get paperwork done so you can clock out at a reasonable hour for some proper work-life balance.
The July 1 Mars-Pluto square awakens your activism
Power to the people? Your activist spirit is awakened today as heated Mars in your humanitarian zone clashes with domineering Pluto. You could bring this sense of justice to work by championing a cause, even if it means standing up to authority figures. Watch for power struggles. Friends might get mired in a money dispute, or jealousy could fracture a team endeavor. While YOUR competitive side may be on fire, remember that the goal is to create a workable solution for all, not stamp out the perceived opposition. Considering a joint venture? Make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into, especially if it involves doing business with friends.
The July 13 Capricorn full supermoon spotlights intimate connections
Partnership power! The July 13 Capricorn full supermoon could bring a major money moment as it illuminates your eighth house of windfalls, joint ventures and intimacy. This merging moment could make an alliance official (or officially unofficial), either in work or romance. Examine your closest bonds, especially ones you’ve been developing this year. Are you getting a healthy return on your investment? This full moon could also bring a move, a property sale, a pregnancy or some big gesture of permanence. If you’ve reached the end of the line with someone, you might decide to part ways for good.
Watch for power struggles at the July 19 Sun-Pluto opposition
Ego alert! The Sun is exactly opposite power-tripping Pluto in Capricorn and your eighth house of shared finances and intimacy. The annual Sun-Pluto opposition is a time when domineering behaviors can manifest, along with abuses of authority. Pluto rules the unconscious, and this transit can draw out the “shadow” sides of people driven by fear and scarcity. Watch your own jealous or undercutting thoughts, which can be intensified now. Fights around sex, money or the division of power could erupt, and with these two prideful planets at loggerheads, it will take extra effort not to sink into low-vibe behavior.
Chiron turns retrograde in Aries July 19
Our companions should reflect favorably on us, so make sure YOURS support you and bring you up—not down. For the next five months, as “wounded healer” Chiron spins retrograde in your house of social networks, you might weed out some “bad seeds” or back away from people who are stuck in negative thinking. Chiron doesn’t get a lot of attention, but when it makes a big move like this, things can shift in significant ways! Starting today, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to review your friend “roster” to see if you’re getting as good as you’re giving.
Leo season (until August 22) and the July 28 Leo new moon
Step away from the grind—and the coffee grinder too. You’ve been plugging away at a project all month, and now it’s time to get out and circulate again. On July 22, the Sun swings into Leo and your social third house, reminding you to collaborate with more people than the committee in your head. (Admittedly, it’s a colorful cast when you’re a Gemini.) With el Sol in your communication and kindred-spirits zone, synergies can spark up quickly. You could meet people whose talents and skill sets complement yours to a tee. Why NOT team up for mutual gain?
On July 28, the year’s only Leo new moon activates this expressive part of your chart. An idea you have today could sprout wings in the next six months. Capture any brilliant nuggets and don’t dismiss them at face value. A conversation or person you meet could lead to a bigger collaboration. Trade information and set up a meeting to explore your synergies!
Jupiter turns retrograde July 28
While you’re rolling full steam ahead, the cosmos flash a yellow light on July 28, when abundant Jupiter turns retrograde (backward) in Aries, your eleventh house of teamwork and technology. Until November 23, a group project slows down considerably. Maybe your collective mission has gotten lost. Or perhaps folks just aren’t on the same page (or aren’t available). Don’t throw up your hands in despair—all is not lost. However, this is a perfect time to reevaluate your progress via the lens of bigger-picture aims. No matter what you’re doing, you want to feel like it’s serving some larger goal or improving the world in some fashion. This is an important step—one you can’t skip!
The July 31 Uranus-north node meetup changes the game
Time to let go—ready or not! This July 31, electrifying Uranus makes a rare meetup with the karmic north node, rocketing us all toward our destiny. (To give you an idea of how unusual this cosmic event is, the last time it happened was in 2007.) This time, it all happens in Taurus and your twelfth house of imagination, closure and healing. You could have a powerful spiritual download or a moment when you shockingly see someone’s true colors—especially since Mars is hovering close by. You could abruptly end a relationship or get a major intuitive download that changes everything. Have you been putting off grieving a loss or a situation that didn’t work out as you’d hoped? Don’t be surprised if you’re suddenly struck by a huge wave of emotions. Surrender to the ugly cry, Gemini.
Bring on the summer fun! Flirtatious Venus is in Gemini until July 17, making you the apple of every admirer’s eye. You’re feeling confident and bold, unafraid to say what you feel or voice your desires. Ready for a seasonal style upgrade? Aesthetic Venus will happily revamp your wardrobe—then give you plenty of occasions to show off your new look. Rsvp “yes” to any intriguing parties. If you’re single, you could meet a few interesting love prospects, even if you keep it kind of casual for now.
Alas, it’s not all lightness and fun this month. Starting July 5, intense Mars enters Taurus and your twelfth house of illusions, staying until August 20. During this time, paranoia could hit an all-time high. Closure is a key twelfth-house theme, making this a powerful phase for healing and forgiveness work. Many Geminis we know like to keep the door cracked open a tiny bit with their exes—”just in case.” Maybe it’s finally time to shut it, lock it and throw away the key. Do some processing and release work around your past (yes, go back to your childhood memories) and see if you can connect the dots. Are you playing out an old pattern here?
On July 17, get ready for a romantic sea change! After four weeks of your hosting charm magnet Venus in your sign, she makes her annual move into Cancer and your security-minded second house until August 11. If you’ve been a little footloose in the game of love, this Venus transit will give you roots—and maybe an anchor. Regardless of your status, you’ll be craving consistency and dependability with a partner. This could lead you to a surprising candidate—or deepen your appreciation for a faithful companion if you’re attached.
For the first three weeks of the month, you’re in a powerful and productive mode. The Sun is in Cancer and your second house of work and finances until July 22. Even if you slip off to the beach, you’ll get hit with bursts of productivity (and probably a flurry of Slack messages from work). Make sure your OOO destination has a strong Wi-Fi signal.
But you also want to set equally strong boundaries. With activator Mars in Taurus and your sleepy twelfth house from July 5 to August 20, you’ll be both wired AND tired. Periods of rest will be essential to replenish your reserves—and prepare you to come out swinging when the red planet blazes into Gemini in late August.
When the July 13 Capricorn full supermoon beams into your eighth house of wealth and shared finances, your long-term-money plans come into the spotlight. This full moon could herald a joint venture, lucrative investment or real estate deal. Considering “buying low” or diversifying your financial portfolio? Explore the options and do lots of research.
When Leo season begins on July 22, you can step away from the grind a bit and go circulate. With the Sun heating up your communication sector, your natural Gemini gift of gab is best put to use. Pitching an idea? Prospective clients will be an enthusiastic “yes” if you clearly explain how this can be a win-win for everyone. Mark the July 28 Leo new moon as a great day to share your brilliant concepts or make that big ask.
Love Days: 6, 11
Money Days: 17, 26
Luck Days: 24, 15
Off Days: 21, 9, 13
Identical twin sisters Ophira and Tali Edut (The AstroTwins), have been ELLE.com‘s official astrologers for over a decade. They are the authors of several astrology books, including their popular yearly horoscope guides, and have read charts for celebrities including Beyonce, Karlie Kloss and Emma Roberts. For their spot-on predictions, books and online courses, visit them at astrostyle.com.