July makes a splash in Cancerian waters with everyone wanting to go back to their crab-like comforts and seek emotional down time with the people and places that make them feel safe and supported. With the Sun nesting in domestic Cancer through July 22, connecting with moms and the important women in our lives will be important. Take time out to schedule some power lunches with your women’s group and bring the collective energy of the circle together for a great project. Better yet, a Cancer loves to entertain over a deliciously home cooked meal, so why not set up a soiree over at your place and make it an intimate setting to relax and have a heart-centered talk over a glass (or two) of wine.
Get ready to revisit people and locations from your past when Mercury’s retrograde, and open up the lines of communication to kiss and make up. Mercury will be back tracking through this emotional sign until July 20th, making it an ideal window of opportunity to try and iron things out with a family member or old friend that you may have had a falling out with. However with Mars also moving into sensitive Cancer on the 13th, anger + resentment can rear their ugly heads, putting a monkey wrench into the peace talks. So, if someone insists on being a Diva, let them take their drama elsewhere. At least you tried. If they’re willing to meet you halfway but you just can’t get past a slight (whether real or imagined), Mercury totally supports therapy or a session with a relationship coach to help bridge the communication gap and get things back on track.
Definitely say yes to a reunion or family vacation, but be prepared for scheduling conflicts, flight delays and issues on the road getting to your intended destination with Mercury being retrograde. With the potential for technological hiccups likely, always add a little extra time to your commute to adjust for any cosmic snafus that may happen.
The Cancer New Moon will be shining her light on new ways we can improve our personal relationships on July 8th. Make a wish on the new moon and allow her to help you manifest new beginnings in romance, fertility and ways to boost your self-esteem by the company you keep. Thinking about joining a women’s event? Now’s the time to surround yourself in confident, radiant go-getters who can support your goals and help your personal light shine just that much brighter!
This Cancer cycle will bring your intuition to the surface and nudge you to pay attention to your dreams and how your Angel messages play out in your day to day life. Place a piece of Amethyst under your pillow to amplify the power of the prophetic dreams you may encounter over the next few weeks. A word to the wise: Cancer is also ruled by the Moon, which can make her emotions run hot, cold and just plain crazy throughout the Sun’s ride on her coaster. When you have a moment of overwhelm and need to recharge, return to your sanctuary of peace and sanity, your home, for grounding and emotional balance. Even a Crab needs to retreat into her shell from time to time and hide away from the world to hear herself think. A spiritually cleansing bubble bath with rose scented sea salts can make you feel like all shiny and new in no time!
Saturn also goes direct in Scorpio on the same day, having us explore how we can regain control over financial drains in our lives, and let go of any unhealthy attachments and relationship power struggles that are not allowing us to restructure our lives in a way that is healing and empowering.
New secrets and information may come to light under the Full moon in Aquarius on July 22. This will be a powerful moon phase to research and look into new ways of moving past any blocks that shelved a dream. And now that Mercury is direct as of July 20th, we can get more clarity in our communications, sign on the dotted line and get going on those plans we spent the retrograde researching and fine tuning. The Full moon will inspire everyone to think outside of the box for new answers to old problems. Change is coming rather quickly. So let go of old emotional attachments and open the dialogue with your team to come up with a more successful way of doing things.
On the same day, the Sun says goodbye to nurturing Cancer and enters into bold, playful Leo for the next 30 days. Can you feel the mood lightening for a summer full of parties, entertaining and makeovers galore? The birthday spotlight’s on Leo, girlfriends, and Leo wants to be the center of the Universe. Reclaim your personal power and shine like the fierce Lioness that only you can. Don’t let anyone tell you what’s important to your happiness. I’m telling you right here. Right now. You’ve got the cosmic green light to re-invent yourself and discover what you want and where you need to go to get it. Your creativity will be on steroids. Tap into your sheer brilliance and share it with the world!