Happy July, Pisces!
Pisces: Your Month Ahead
Pisces, this month will help you focus on romance, children, and creativity as well as health, fitness, work, and your daily routine.
July will bring opportunities to slow down so you can get perspective on everything you’ve been working on over the past two years. It also will supply deeply imaginative energies to help you envision what you truly want as you ease your pace to reflect and review many aspects of your life.
Read on to see how July’s astrology will affect you. With a sense of humor and a dash or two of patience, you can focus its energies to help you enjoy your home and family, remember past joys, and appreciate how honoring your emotional sensitivity actually makes you stronger.
July Astrology – Headline News
Your Romantic Life, Children, And Other Pleasures
July opens with a lone planet in Cancer, the warm and powerful Sun, who always shines his light freely and generously to bring joy and optimism to our world.
The Moon will join the Sun in Cancer from July 11 through 13, giving greater sensitivity to general energies before the Sun changes signs on July 22.
Cancer is a water sign symbolized by the Crab, a soft and mysterious creature of land and water who carries her home, a hard shell, with her wherever she goes. Crabs are famous for moving sideways before making their move to grab what they seek, hanging on tightly with their enormous claws. The Cancer Crab mixes a soft, emotional inside and tough outside. With a secure home base, we can let our sensitive inner selves show and release the fear that may prompt us to hold on to feelings, people, and things we no longer need. When in balance, Cancer bestows precious gifts of memory and imagination that feed our creativity and allow us to share it with the world.
Find out more about Cancer in my article, Cancer Time: Feel And Change. Also, you can tune in to this sign’s watery mystery and sensitive imagination with The Cancer Meditation, an uplifting guided meditation.
For you, Pisces, planets in Cancer always activate your fifth house of children, romance, creativity, hobbies, and pleasures of all kinds. The Cancer planets this month can help create security related to your children or to your desire to start a family; if you’re unattached, they can bring love and nurturing into your life. These energies also may inspire you to explore a new hobby or art form that uses your imagination more deeply or take up a new sport and enjoy more concerts or activities that feed your inner child, as this house governs sports, artistry, and the joy we experience through entertainment.
Your Job, Health, And Routine
On July 22, the Sun leaves Cancer for Leo, which will start the month of the Lion. You’ll feel the energies shift from the emotional, imaginative power of Cancer to the heartfelt, regal world of Leo. This annual change brings a welcome warmth, charisma, and desire to show off our talents after Cancer and its brooding emotions and tendency to remain at home with its family and memories.
For you, Pisces, planets in Leo inspire your creativity on the job and your zest to apply artistry or drama to whatever you do. They also stimulate your desire to improve health by upgrading nutrition or taking up a new fitness regimen or to streamline your life by managing your time and activities more sensibly. This area also governs pets, employees, and coworkers and the service you render them. As soon as the Sun enters Leo, you may feel an urge to open your heart to adopt a pet or express your feelings more readily at work, especially in giving praise to others.
Each year brings two sets of eclipses, six months apart. Typically, each eclipse period features a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse; sometimes an extra eclipse may occur at these times, depending on planetary alignments. This year, we will have a third eclipse in the current set; it will happen next month. Check next month’s horoscopes for details.
An eclipse happens either at a full Moon, giving us a lunar eclipse, or a new Moon, giving us a solar eclipse.
Eclipses help speed our progress, both on the spiritual plane and the material plane, because they ramp up the power of the new or full Moon involved. They may bring dramatic news and changes to our lives if they occur in a sign and degree of the zodiac already highlighted in your birth chart.
Lunar eclipses typically point us toward the past: we see something come full circle or reach a conclusion. Solar eclipses point us toward the future: we see a door opening that leads us toward something new.
This month brings a partial solar eclipse in Cancer, 20 degrees, at the new Moon on July 12. It also features a total lunar eclipse in Aquarius, 4 degrees, at the full Moon on July 27. (NOTE: Next month will bring a solar eclipse on August 11 at 18 degrees of Leo.)
For you, Pisces, the July 12 eclipse may bring news or a fresh start in something related to your fifth house of children, romance, creative projects, hobbies, and sports, while the July 27 eclipse may spark news or closure related to health, especially psychological, or your dreams, spirituality, or involvement with secret projects.
Slow Down: Mars Remains Retrograde
As last month’s horoscope explained, Mars will be retrograde all this month. Similar to Mercury retrograde, this phenomenon will coincide with a slowdown that gives us time to pause, reflect, and redo. Mars will continue its apparent backward motion for two months, until August 27.
See your June horoscope for more details on how Mars retrograde affects you.
Mercury Retrograde: Slow Down Some More
On July 26, Mercury will go retrograde once again, adding to Mars’s messages to slow down.
From our vantage point on Earth, it will look like Mercury is moving backwards in the sky. Although it won’t actually be moving in reverse, this Mercury retrograde period will feel like all that is associated with Mercury will be in low gear or moving backwards.
Mercury rules everything related to communication, from computers and cell phones to speaking, writing, and listening. It also governs anything with moving parts, such as electronics, cars, and appliances.
When Mercury goes retrograde, generally three times a year for three weeks at a time, the areas it rules also slow down and often experience challenges.
This retrograde occurs in Leo, a passionate fire sign that can create drama when frustrated by the inevitable surprises or obstacles that occur during a retrograde.
Prepare now by backing up your computer and other devices and updating software by mid-July. After that, you’ll begin to feel the slowdown and may see issues arise with equipment or interactions with other people.
Learn how to use Mercury retrograde to your advantage and get all the retrograde dates for this year (and coming years) in my article, Mercury Retrograde Dates, Advice.
Plan Your Month: Important Dates In July
This month brings several key dates to watch as you plan your month. Mark your calendar and take action (or rest) as recommended on the dates listed here so your efforts can bring progress in all areas.
July 5: The Sun in your romance and pleasures area aligns beautifully with Jupiter in your international and expansion house, so if you’re looking for a new love, you may attract someone with foreign connections. If you’re attached, you and your partner may deepen your love by planning an overseas trip or treating yourselves to dinner to enjoy a cuisine unfamiliar to you both. Also, Mercury in your work and daily routine house faces off against Mars in your solitude and spirituality area, so job commitments or the need to follow up on a fitness or nutrition concern may interfere with desires to work at home or get away for rest and reflection.
July 8: The Sun makes another flowing angle, this time with your ruler, Neptune, in your house of your body and personality. Express your compassion with children or enjoy sharing laughter with little ones, as your health will benefit from joyous activity. If you’re unattached, your deep caring may attract someone who wants to date you, so keep your radar tuned for interesting possibilities.
July 9: Mercury in your work and daily life management house will challenge Jupiter in your travel and publicity house, so a promotional campaign or business trip may face challenges or disrupt your routine and health regimen. Avoid speaking in haste and gather details for following up later. Also, loving Venus enters Virgo in your partnership and agreements house. Renew affection with your beloved, invite your agent or other business advisor to lunch, or seek compromise in a legal matter or other agreement.
July 9 – 12: The Moon enters its balsamic phase, the “dark of the Moon” time before the new Moon. Slow down and review the past month since the new Moon that arrived on June 13. Meditate, rest, and reflect on what you want to do in the coming month. Find out more about this mysterious monthly time in my Balsamic Moon Phase article. Also, this period is excellent for spiritual work, meditation, and prayer. See my article on How To Relieve Stress – Meditate At The Right Time for details.
July 10: Jupiter ends its retrograde in your house of growth through all things international as well as higher education, philosophy, religion, and beliefs, giving you a green light to start improvements or expansion you planned in recent months. You also may see progress on a visa, passport, or immigration issue; a college application; or a media or publishing deal.
July 11: Venus in your marriage house makes a flowing alignment with Uranus in your communication and sibling house. You may send your beloved a quirky text or unusual love letter that leads to sensual encounters later in the day, or a creative breakthrough on a communication project could thrill your business partner or other advisors. Good relations between your siblings and your partner can benefit everyone, and you may enjoy organizing an outing or reunion.
July 12: A new Moon in Cancer arrives with a partial solar eclipse, signaling a new start in something related to your children, romantic life, creative pursuits, stock portfolio, hobbies, sports, or enjoyment of all kinds of pleasures such as concerts and exhibits. Yet the Sun will face off against mighty Pluto in your friends, business associates, clubs, and philanthropic house, suggesting you will serve your best interest by waiting a day or so to seek favors for a child or yourself from friends or other connections. If you wait, you will find the coming week and a half helpful for the new starts you desire.
July 13: Venus in your partnership house connects harmoniously with Saturn in your friendship area, suggesting love with a friend could be possible or that an acquaintance could introduce you to a potential new business partner or romantic interest. If you’re attached, your spouse may help you secure long term success in making new contacts, joining a club, or endowing a scholarship.
July 22: The Sun leaves Cancer for Leo, energizing your sixth house of work, employees and colleagues, pets, health, fitness and nutrition, and the ways you manage your daily life. Enjoy the next month’s playful, passionate energies. Also, Venus in your cooperation house makes a helpful alignment with Jupiter in your higher justice house, suggesting a solution to litigation or other legal matters may be at hand. This combination also could bring help from your partner on an education, travel, immigration, or religious matter.
July 24: Venus faces off against Neptune in your personality house, so you and your partner may disagree on something related to aesthetics or finances, or your more visionary approach may frustrate a partner seeking clarity about something. Remain loving and compassionate in all dealings and wait to hold deep discussions or make decisions. This alignment also may bring women or artistic people into your life who challenge your thinking about your personal style or a pet project; sift through feedback to see what’s useful and what you can let go.
July 25: The Sun in your health house squares off against Uranus in your sibling house, so conversations with a brother or sister may feel draining or disrupt your routine. This alignment also could cause challenges related to a communication or promotion project you’ve been working on, so be cautious in speaking with others and wait to hold major meetings so you can organize your thoughts and make your case.
July 26: The Sun in Leo challenges Mars, across the sky in Aquarius, and Mercury goes retrograde in Leo. In general, a good day to keep a light schedule and prepare for unexpected developments. Guard your health, use extra care in communication with anyone at work or in the medical field, and watch for unexpected flashes of temper, as you may misunderstand communication or need to follow up repeatedly to clarify test results or details on the job. If possible, work on your own to polish a project and call someone from your past to socialize. If plans change at the last minute, remain flexible and enjoy yourself.
July 27: A dramatic full Moon arrives, bringing a total lunar eclipse. Something related to your health, psychology or subconscious, spiritual life, dreams, secret projects, or private benefactors will peak, and you may see a door close in one of these areas. Remember that full Moons (and the day before and day after) favor spiritual work, so plan time for meditation and prayer and be philosophical if it’s time for something to leave your life. Also, Venus in your agreements house connects harmoniously with Pluto in your networking area, so a powerful ally may seek to partner with you on a lucrative deal or connect you with a new agent or advisor who can help your career blossom.
July Will Bring Many Changes
Pisces, between the eclipses and retrogrades, July will bring many changes along with time for reflection and meditation. Slow down this month, take excellent care of yourself, and encourage loved ones, colleagues, and friends to do the same.
With awareness, patience, and humor, you can find the hidden opportunities in anything you encounter this month and find fresh ways to leverage them.
Do bookmark this page and revisit your July horoscope throughout this month to track all the many astrological happenings so you can be at your best all month.
To see your horoscope from last month, go to our horoscope archives.
Happy July, Pisces! I wish you a wonderful month!