July brings us the elements of Water and Fire, with the Sun in Cancer and Leo. The water sign of Cancer creates a sensitive and empathic aura, making us aware of how others are feeling during these trying times. The fire sign of Leo encourages us to act in terms of self-care and replenishing our energies as caregivers.
The planetary aspects of Mars in Taurus will allow us to relax and be less impulsive, which will enable us to think before leaping into superhero mode.
We find ourselves slowing down, though not necessarily stopping our erratic and intense energy, but managing with a bit more self-control. We may also see ourselves being a bit more emotional and overthinking during this period.
July 2022 Monthly Astrological Forecast
The positions of the planets play an important role this month, so let’s start by taking a deeper dive into the various transits and what you can expect as a result.
Personal Planetary Transits for Sun Signs, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars
Sun in Cancer (June 21, 2022 - July 21, 2022)
During the Sun in Cancer, it is an ideal time to focus on our family, loved ones, and home environment. We may find ourselves wanting to socialize but inviting folks to our place rather than trek too far off our comfort zone. July is an excellent time to focus on home improvements and decluttering projects (at least start them). Keep in mind, taking care of the home is also about taking care of yourself and your family, so enjoy this process.
Sun in Leo (July 22, 2022 – August 21, 2022)
The Sun enters Cancer in mid-June, allowing us to regain some focus, slow down, and recover from our supercharged energy of Sun in Gemini. You find yourself wanting to stay home a bit more, relax with the family or close friends. You may still want to socialize, but you prefer being close to home. During Sun in Cancer, it is an excellent time to get things done at home, take care of your personal needs, and enjoy your time doing simple things. On June 27th, we have Mars in Aries sextile Saturn in Aquarius; there is a desire to regain some of the control you might have lost during Sun in Gemini when you were more prone to socializing. During this sextile aspect of Mars and Saturn, you will direct your energy towards finishing tasks and creating results.
Mercury in Gemini (June 14, 2022 - July 7, 2022)
During the transit of Mercury in Gemini, there is a strong need to express our ideas and views with others. Even individuals who are typically shy and quiet may feel a bit more comfortable communicating their opinions. Mercury, who rules Gemini and Virgo, influences communication, travel, problem-solving, and negotiation strategies.
Mercury in Cancer (July 7, 2022 – July 20, 2022)
The placement of Mercury in Cancer tends to be influenced by emotional needs. Communication can run the gamut from being heart-felt to emotionally triggering. Individuals are sensitive and prone to emotional roller coasters during this transit. It is also a period of inspiration and intuitive flashes. It is an exciting time to express your creativity and take time to recharge since you will be a bit more emotionally vulnerable.
Mercury in Leo (July 20, 2022 – August 5, 2022)
The transit of Mercury in Leo allows us to take care of ourselves in ways that others may misunderstand. During this period, you will find yourself advocating for yourself and those you love when it comes to this transit. You will find yourself unable to stand quietly and allow others to get away with treating you poorly, which means you may encounter opposition from others who are used to getting their way.
Venus in Gemini (June 24, 2022 – July 19, 2022)
The cycle is about fun and personal freedom. Individuals may want to socialize more but are not willing to be confined or restricted by traditional standards. You may find yourself craving change for the sake of change during this time. It is an excellent time to begin decluttering projects, releasing toxic associates, and simply enjoying yourself without self-judgment.
Venus in Cancer (July 20, 2022 – August 11, 2022)
During this period, you will have a more profound need to connect with others on a deeper level. You will find yourself being able to communicate with others with compassion and deep awareness. Venus brings out the need for bonding and emotional closeness, making you feel vulnerable at times. If you are in a relationship, this period can help strengthen bonds; it makes you open to meeting others if you are single.
Mars in Aries (May 24, 2022 - July 7, 2022)
Mars is the natural ruler of Aries, which creates an intense surge of energy that gets expressed physically and at times quite passionately. Mars can foster both argumentative and passionate tendencies in individuals who are not typically outspoken or very assertive. It is a decent transit to get yourself motivated to do things you have been postponing or avoiding, such as starting a health-oriented regimen, getting to use that paid gym membership, or starting home projects. It is a wonderful time to do productive things or confront things you have avoided.
Mars in Taurus (July 7, 2022 - August 20, 2022)
While Mars may have overworked itself in Aries, it will chill out in Taurus. Mars does not necessarily become passive in Taurus, but it becomes more selective and less prone to reacting to things. There is a sense of reserving your energy for the big jobs and maintaining overall balance. It is a suitable time for finishing things you started and using your energy wisely.
Full Moon Aspects in July 2022
Full Buck Moon in Capricorn - July 13, 2022
The Full Buck Moon in Capricorn is in opposition to Sun in Cancer, creating a need to hold on to one’s views and refusing to let things go. The Moon in Capricorn is an excellent opportunity to meditate, finding ways to create stability and enhance confidence. It is also a perfect time to visualize areas that need improvement.
Planetary Transits of the Outer Planets. (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto)
Jupiter in Aries
Jupiter will be in Aries from May 12, 2022, until May 17, 2023. In July, Jupiter in Aries will be squaring Sun in Cancer, giving us a combination that can be challenging on the home front and concerning how we engage with others. Of Jupiter, being the planet of expansion will amplify the impulsive nature of Aries. Also, the Sun in Cancer which is naturally moody, will be more prone to hyper-sensitivity and catastrophizing thoughts. Maintain a journal during this period to help you cope and track behavior patterns.
Saturn in Aquarius
Saturn in Aquarius began on December 18, 2020 and lasts until March 8, 2023. Saturn in Aquarius will be in opposition of Sun in Leo after July 22, you will find yourself more pensive and challenging old ways of thinking. Keep in mind Saturn is often about making us look at things we dislike facing or dealing with; however, once we confront our obstacles, we often become free. Though it is often a problem, it does more than provide us with discipline; it helps keep us realistic and grounded, especially during rough patches.
Uranus in Taurus
Uranus in Taurus happens between May 15, 2018, through April 27, 2026. Uranus in Taurus will be squaring Sun in Leo, creating a period of impulsive behaviors that can impact relationships with others. It can be tough to have a good relationship with others if you cannot listen with your heart during difficult communication periods. On the other hand, you are unstoppable and exude positive energy, which attracts various opportunities.
Neptune in Pisces
Neptune in Pisces began on February 3, 2012 and lasts until March 30, 2025. Sun in Cancer creates a trine with Neptune in Pisces, which makes you empathetic and sharpens you intuitive. It is a significant period to do visualizations and introspective meditations to help you heal through old patterns. You will find yourself having vivid dreams and intense deja vu experiences.
Pluto in Capricorn
Finally, Pluto in Capricorn continues its crawl along from November 27, 2008, until January 14, 2024. Pluto in Capricorn forms an opposition to the Sun in Cancer, which produces challenges when facing uncomfortable aspects of your life that you have avoided or ignored. Mercury in Cancer can produce some challenging energy since it opposes Pluto in Capricorn, which means you will face the uncomfortable and communicate even when you are not in the mood. Pluto helps us to come out of our comfortable space and deal with reality. Though you may not enjoy some of the opposing aspects of Pluto in Capricorn, you will find it is an excellent opportunity to work through old patterns and let go of things that hold you back.
For all things astrology, check out our Psychic Source Astrology Guide. Learn even more about the planets and how they impact your life.
Love Tips for Every Zodiac Sign – July 2022
To help you make the most of the aspects of this month, here are some tips:
Monthly Love Tips Provided by Psychic Minerva
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Minerva is a skilled Psychic, Tarot reader, Intuitive Coach, Interfaith Minister, and Reiki Master with a Degree in Psychology. She has more than 35 years of working as an intuitive coach and a psychic reader. Minerva, a Native New Yorker who enjoyed a career as a therapist and metaphysical teacher for over 30, has retired and is now devoted to doing psychic readings and writing. Minerva’s intuitive skills and experience as a therapist provide her with a solid background for exploring various heart and soul topics with compassion and deep understanding.