With sweet, emotional, and empathetic Cancer season taking up most of July, you may think that things can’t get more intense.
In July, we can expect some standard astrological themes, like Cancer season making up most of the month and Fire-led Leo season, which is still emotional, but in a different way, picking up around the last week.
But it’s not just Cancer season that you need to look out for, and it won’t just be your emotionally-centered inner world that you need to check up on.
There are few things that make this particular July unique, and as always, it’s important to see how different astrological transits and events can color each month with different themes.
So, what are those events? Let’s dive a bit deeper into some major players coming up this July.
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How to Make the Most of Astrology Transits
Major astrological transits affect everyone—hence why they’re deserving of the word “major” in the first place.
However, just like how we all have our unique astrological blueprints in the form of our birth charts, it’s important that we understand how different astrological events can impact us all a little differently, too.
So while we may all be experiencing and seeing specific themes getting highlighted thanks to major astrological transits, knowing your own birth chart— and what astrology signs and planets are creating aspects to your placements— will show you where and how you might experience those themes in particular.
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3 Major July Astrological Transits
1. New Moon in Cancer
New Moons tend to be periods of renewal, change, and fresh starts. As the moon cycle turns a new leaf, we can begin to plant seeds for our next intentions.
This New Moon takes place on July 9th in Water sign Cancer. And if you’ve been paying attention, you’ll notice that this isn’t the only thing happening with the sweet and sensitive crab; yes, this New Moon takes place during Cancer season as is!
What does it all mean? Well, the standard Cancerian themes of home, emotion, creativity, and intuition are all heightened.
Overall, this event is a profound time to develop plans surrounding home and stability, intentions for your relationships, or perhaps just sit in stillness with your emotions.
Learn more: The Ultimate Guide to New Moons
2. Venus Enters Virgo
Venus, the planet of love and beauty, is always one planet you’ll want to keep an eye on.
Changing signs around every 4-5 weeks, Venus provides insight into how we may want to approach our interpersonal connections. Perhaps even on our self-care routine (after all, our relationship with ourselves is important too!).
Venus enters meticulous Virgo on July 21st, kicking off a potentially difficult transit if we’re unsure how to approach it. In Virgo, Venus is in fall, which is an uncomfortable spot. Although Venus likes to settle and embrace love in all its feelings, Earthy Virgo is detail-oriented and can easily sweat the small stuff, sometimes missing out on enjoying itself.
While this transit can emphasize the perceived “flaws” in our relationships because of this, the good news is that Virgo is also a service-oriented sign and has a penchant for longevity.
If you can exercise patience, this period can be a great time to forge longer-lasting connections with Virgo’s exacting eye in assistance.
3. Full Moon in Aquarius
We’re all familiar with the mysticism and hype surrounding a Full Moon, but what is it really all about?
While a New Moon is the start of the moon cycle, the Full Moon is when the energy is carried to its fruition. With this special astrological event, we can reflect on the work we’ve done so far and cleanse ourselves of anything that is no longer working.
On July 23rd, we’ll experience a Full Moon in the humanitarian sign of Aquarius. This rebellious Air sign demands change and transformation in all that it touches, asking that we step into the most authentic versions of ourselves.
During this special astrological event, it’s a great time to reflect upon how you demonstrate authenticity and eccentricity in your life and perhaps how you can contribute to collective goals in a unique way.
Continue to Keep Up With the Stars
July is not the only month jam-packed with important astrological events, and what’s more, there are still other transits to unpack in just this one month.
It may seem like there’s always more astrology to dive into, but there’s no need to be overwhelmed or concerned. At the end of the day, astrology is but one tool that you can use to your advantage in living your best life.
However, if you’re interested in keeping track of the movement of the stars and planets and how it all affects you, you can always check our monthly astrology calendar for the latest details.
How will you be using astrology to your advantage this July?
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