If you’re reading this you made it through June, eclipse season, AND Mercury Retrograde! Well done! We’re still in nurturing, sensitive, protective Cancer season for the majority of July. This energy is perfect for home and family centered activities like games and cookouts. It’s also lovely for seeing friends because friends are the family you choose. Remember to nurture yourself at this time too. If you’re drained or emotional, stay in and pamper yourself! You’ll feel much better. Grab your planners, folks. Let’s get into some of the main astrological transits for July 2021.
July 1st- Mars in Leo opposes Saturn in Aquarius
Mars is the planet of action. In Leo it’s passionate, ambitious, and can be egotistical. It lives for the applause, like Lady Gaga. Saturn is the taskmaster, the planet of karma, boundaries, and limitations, and Aquarius is the humanist. Saturn’s placement in Aquarius is focused on forward thinking, the collective, radical change, and activism. Tempers can flare up, personal attacks or critiques can hit harder, and disappointment cuts deeply. Don’t be impulsive. If you’re feeling under pressure in a situation or conversation, walk away until cooler heads prevail.
July 3rd- Mars in Leo square Uranus in Taurus
I’m telling you, friends, let’s not let our fiery passions get the best of us. Uranus is the planet of rebellion, disruption, and shaking things up. (Uranus World Shaking takes on a whole new meaning!) The Taurus placement is a big deal because it disrupts how we handle relationships, money, beauty, and abundance. It’s possible there could be fights in relationships, or arguments about money. Some might be tempted to leave a relationship, or break the rules. It could be a surprising, tense, or disruptive day, but channel your energy into productive thinking and creativity.
July 5th- Sun in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus
The Sun is in nurturing and protective Cancer. Cancer loves routine but Uranus is disrupting our relationships and encouraging a shake up. You might feel like doing something new and exciting today. This transit can also indicate unpredictable events, or chance encounters that can change your life. Do you like the smell of adventure? Of course you do! Be open and go with the flow.
July 6th- Mercury in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces AND Venus in Leo opposes Saturn in Aquarius
Watch your words! Mercury in Gemini has a way with words but can also be gossipy. I’m glad Mercury is direct, but this transit is tricky. Neptune is the planet of dreams, illusion, inspiration, and confusion. Mercury square Neptune can lead to miscommunication, scandal, and deception. MLM pushers, psychic vampires, and misinformation could be everywhere. Honesty and clarity are your focus words. Today is a terrible day for substances.
Compound this with Venus opposing Saturn and we’ve got a rough day all around. We’re all going to feel out of sorts or downright antisocial. Relationship or money struggles are on the menu, and we know communications will be dicey. There could be some work conflicts today too. I think the best advice is to keep your nose to the grindstone and lay low. Take a day off if you can, but if you can’t, take it easy.
July 8th Venus in Leo square Uranus in Taurus
Shake ups in relationships seems to be a theme this month. Today might feel stressful with money, or partnerships, so I don’t recommend extreme retail therapy. Unexpected expenses can pop up too. Flat tire? UHG! Your relationships might feel boring, or arguments could flare. Bold new hair styles during this transit might not turn out the way you want it to. Bangs can wait. Surprises might not be welcome today. Deep breaths, this will pass.
July 9th New Moon in Cancer
This is a perfect time to start fresh. The new moon in Cancer is pretty powerful because Cancer is ruled by the moon. What intentions do you want to set around your home, security, and family? What emotional seeds are you planting? Where do you need to heal? Do boundaries need to be strengthened? Examine your needs.
July 11th Mercury enters Cancer
From the sharp wit and gossip of Gemini, to all of the emotions of Cancer, our communication is about to get sensitive. Good news, you’ll be more emotionally intelligent and intuitive. Bad news, people can get moody, defensive, and like poetry, everything has a deeper meaning. If that sounds awful, don’t worry, Mercury won’t be here for long. If this sounds great, then enjoy nurturing conversations with your closest friends and family. Mercury will be in Cancer until the 27th.
July 12th Mercury in Cancer trine Jupiter in Pisces
What a positive day all around with optimism abound. Want to plan a trip or are you traveling today? Today is great for that! This is a wonderful transit for business deals, signing contracts, and could bring good news. If you’re writing, words will flow, and it’s also a good day for learning.
July 15th Sun in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces AND Chiron retrograde in Aries
We’re going to be feeling super empathetic and sensitive today, ya’ll. We might be hyper focused on our goals and how to manifest our dreams. With all this water energy, your intuition will be heightened and you might even be feeling a little magical. Make art! Get a tarot reading! Get close with your partner.
Chiron, the wounded healer, is a comet and will go retrograde this day too, and stays retrograde until December 19th. We might be confronting some serious feelings or issues during this time. What blocks your healing? Old wounds, repressed anger, or destructive behaviors will be examined, and hopefully, slowly removed.
July 17th Sun in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn
Power struggles and aggressive people come out with this transit. The Sun in Cancer is making people sensitive, and Pluto in Capricorn is efficient, no-nonsense, and forceful. Manipulation, domination, and even violence can be heightened at this time. Watch your ego and don’t engage in power struggles if you can avoid them. Yikes.
July 20th Mercury in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus
Conversations are going to be stimulating, insightful, and could go deep. New information is totally possible with Uranus shaking things up. This is a fantastic day to be social. Keep an open mind in all things, and today will be exciting.
July 21st Venus enters Virgo
Venus in Virgo takes relationships seriously. If there have been problems in your relationships, this placement is wonderful for working on them. You better werk! But remember to not be hypercritical or nag. Venus in Virgo is also wonderful for thoughtful gestures or gifts. Show your appreciation for the little gestures and things your friends, loved ones, and partners do for you while Venus is here.
July 22nd Sun enters Leo AND Venus in Virgo opposes Jupiter in Pisces
The Sun roars into Leo! The Sun loves being in Leo because it’s in it’s rulership. It’s called fun in the sun for a reason, and Leo season is great for being playful, generous, and a little dramatic. Watch your ego and remember to have a good time.
BUT- Venus in Virgo opposes Jupiter in Pisces the 22nd too, so be careful how good a time you choose to have. This opposition makes us overindulgent, spend happy, lazy, and looking for pleasure. Personally, I think that sounds awesome and I’m here for it, but this could be a day where we struggle to focus on what really matters. Hydrate, don’t overdo it, and put the wallet down.
July 23rd Full Moon in Aquarius
This lunation’s got us thinking about our relationships with ourselves and others. The collective, baby! Aquarius is the humanitarian, the friend, the rebel weirdo. What can we improve about ourselves? How can we help others (even if they are getting on our last nerve)? How can we reach our goals? All great things to think about at this time.
July 24th Mercury in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces
Great day to discuss your passions and interests. Make art! This is heavy water energy, so people will be sensitive and receptive. Excellent day for a tarot reading, reiki session, or any other energy or divinatory practice.
July 25th Mercury in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn
This transit feels like a battle of ideas and words. People may feel insecure communicating during this transit. Power struggles might erupt in the home and on the world stage. Political arguments are possible. They’re all out to get me! You’re all against me! Everyone calm down… Any argument can wait until this transit is over and we’re feeling less sensitive.
July 27th Mercury enters Leo
Mercury in Leo is the performer! We’ll be more confident, fiery, inspirational, generous, and might even set some lofty goals. All of our ideas are about to be winners in our minds. Don’t be too egotistical or prideful. Learn to accept criticism and find your audience.
July 28th Jupiter retrogrades into Aquarius
Jupiter went retrograde on June 20th and will re enter Aquarius July 28th. The spotlight will be back on social justice and the collective in a big way. Where can we affect change? Where can we create progress for others, as well as progress for ourselves? We’re retrograding back to the future thinking of Aquarius. See what I did there? We’re going to see more collectively centered news stories too. This will be the focus until December 28th when Jupiter heads back into Pisces.
July 29th Mars enters Virgo AND Mars opposes Jupiter in Aquarius
Mars will move from fiery, passionate, Leo into detailed, perfectionist Virgo. Time to go to work, clocked in! You’re going to be living for your to do list, and loathing and incompetence or roadblocks. This transit is great for getting shit done, but it doesn’t have to be perfect. Decisions won’t be quick, but they’ll be right. Also, not a bad time to get out any frustration with some exercise.
Mars opposing Jupiter can lead to some reckless and impulsive behavior. It’s possible tempers could flare, but this also leads to increased ambition and drive, so you could get even more done. Everyone will be mega opinionated and challenging. Will you rise to the occasion, or get carried away or exhausted?
So those are your July 2021 transits! I hope they help you plan and prepare. Check out the Portable Magic Podcast to hear Gigi, Ana, and I give you monthly tarot, astrology and numerology advice. And come see me at Fence Stile Winery every Friday in July, or Weston Wine Company every Sunday!