On the 1st, Saturn goes retrograde in Capricorn, making you realize all that pushing you’ve been doing on the career, health, and life front is kinda-totally exhausting. By the end of the day, you’ll be totally wiped, so give yourself permission to ease up a little. After the 2020 you've had, you definitely deserve a break RN. You’ll also start to rethink where you’re headed in your career. Do you like the path you’re on, or is it time to start thinking about making a change?
By the new moon on the 20th, you'll be giving your emotional well-being the side-eye. Maybe it’s time to get into yoga or meditation: Your mental health could use the boost, trust. As as for those previously mentioned goals, a clear mind can better help you achieve them.
Of course, there’s a lot more going on than that in July. Here's what else is in store for your zodiac sign this month, according to Donna Page, a professional astrologer with a graduate degree in counselling psychology.
ARIES (MARCH 21–APRIL 19)
Heads up, Aries: July is lighting a big old firework under your butt to make you go after what you need in life. The full moon on the 5th is a wakeup call for you about your work-life balance—or, ya know, the lack of it. What, exactly, can you do to make sure you’re no longer answering late-night emails in bed? And how can you make your health more of a priority?
When Mercury goes direct on the 21st, you’ll take a solid look at your home. Does it scream "Me!" when you walk in, or it time to pull a Fixer Upper on the place to make it feel more homey? You don’t necessarily need to make a million changes this second, but pursuing a few new ideas will go a long way toward making you feel more comfortable in your own space.
TAURUS (APRIL 20–MAY 20)
You want more money in your life, Taurus, but how are you going to get it? The full moon on the 5th and new moon on the 20th make you wonder whether you have the skills you need to get more of a cash flow in your life. That’s doubly-reinforced by Venus moving into your money house this month. Maybe it’s time to take that online course you’ve been thinking about after all…
Mercury goes direct on the 12th, pushing you to learn something basic you’ve been putting off, like how to rig up your surround sound. But, by the end of the month, you’ll be ready to just put your feet up and chill—to the sound of some sweet tunes.
GEMINI (MAY 21–JUNE 20)
You’re talented (obviously), but are you actually getting paid what you’re worth? When Mercury goes direct on the 12th in your house of money, you’ll find yourself renegotiating a bunch of different things, whether it’s trying to score a deal from your cable company or talking to your boss about a raise.
Heads up: Being direct about what you want will get you far. Venus is spending the whole month camped out in your sign, sending all kinds of good stuff your way. Don’t hold back on doing a little online shopping—you’ll score some great deals.
CANCER (JUNE 21–JULY 22)
Your emotional and physical needs matter, and it's time to put them front and centre, thanks to Mercury going direct on the 12th. Do you feel as healthy as you can be, or is there room for improvement? And do you feel safe and respected at work? Don’t brush these thoughts aside when they pop up—they matter.
Mars is in an area of your chart about your career, making you wonder whether you need to be more assertive at work. It won’t be all serious thoughts this month, though. Venus swoops in to send chill vibes your way, urging you to take some time to just breathe. Take some time to unplug and do a little yoga or listen to soothing music. You’ll be shocked at how relaxed it will make you feel.
LEO (JULY 23–AUGUST 22)
The whole mind-body-spirit connection isn’t just a buzz-phrase—it’s crucial, and you’ll be all about it this month. The full moon on the 5th will make you realize that maybe you haven’t been all that awesome about taking care of your body…or your mental health…or your spiritual side. You know, no biggie.
You won’t just wallow in it though: You’ll be inspired to make some changes. You’ll start working out more, reading up on new ideas, and prioritising "me" time on a regular basis. Mars, the planet of action, is in a sector of your chart about learning something new. So, what don’t you know? It’s time to find out more.
VIRGO (AUGUST 23–SEPTEMBER 22)
Your friends are great and all, but… do you really like the same things? Like, do you have anyone you can call up to re-hash Insecure with, or are your buddies just not interested? You’ll feel the urge to expand your social circle a little, even if it’s just online.
At the same time, Venus is sending strong career energy your way. You’ll crave some kind of acknowledgement from your boss, and fair—you’ve been busting your butt on the job front lately. This month, you’ll also crave saving money, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself thinking of creative ways to snag necessities for less.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23–OCTOBER 22)
Better prep the trash bags now, Libra, because you’re about to Marie Kondo the heck out of your place. The full moon on the 5th inspires you to get rid of any unnecessary clutter. Do you really need that notebook full of scratch 'n sniff stickers you kept back in fifth grade? Eh…
At the same time, you’ll rethink some of those monthly bills, like whether you actually want to pay for cable anymore. Then, when Mercury goes direct in your house of career and ambition on the 12th, you'll wonder how secure you are at work. But by the 22nd, you’ll be ready to lighten up about things. Just get outside and have some (socially distant) fun, already.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23–NOVEMBER 21)
You’re not exactly shy about your needs, Scorpio, but this month you’ll be especially motivated to get your way. You’ll be all about sussing out what ~exactly~ it is you want...and doing everything in your power to get it.
At the same time, there’s some really strong energy coming from Saturn in your house of communication. So, say what you need to say—it’ll get heard. When Mercury goes direct in your house of wisdom and knowledge on the 12th, it's a great time to learn more and use that new knowledge to get what you want. Notice a theme here? Go get 'em.
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22–DECEMBER 21)
You’ve been spending some solid cash lately, Sag, and the universe wants you to reel it in a little. The full moon on the 5th highlights your house of money, making you ready to set a budget and actually stick to it (for real this time). Mercury goes direct on the 12th in your house of debt, doubling down on your urge to balance your budget.
On the work front, you’ll notice an old client coming back into the mix—and they’ll specifically want to work with you. It’s not all serious stuff this month, though. Toward the end of July, you’ll be all about letting loose and having some serious F-U-N.
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22–JANUARY 19)
You’ve been doing you since forever, Cap, but the full moon on the 5th will make you see yourself in a new light. All those times you’ve spent worrying about your "flaws"? You’re over it. This is who you are, and what you see is what you get.
Mars is in a sector of your chart about your home, firing you up to get stuff done around your place as fast as possible. That'll free you up for more fun things, but take a beat before throwing a bunch of stuff away at once. You might realise you actually have a use for your old workout equipment in the near future.
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20–FEBRUARY 18)
You’ve been sticking close to home for months, but you’re finally ready to (safely) venture out a little. The full moon on the 5th urges to get away from everything, even if it’s as simple as taking a long walk in a new area of town.
The new moon on the 20th is in a sector of your chart about work and health, making it the perfect time to figure out how you can max out your potential in both areas. Maybe you’ll download a new workout app or take a new online course for work. Either way, figuring out what you need—and *actually* doing something about it—will make you feel amazing.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 19–MARCH 20)
Your friends have always been there for you, Pisces, and this month you’ll want to show them a lil' love. You’ll find yourself doing sweet things, like dropping off flowers and sending texts, just to check in—and they’ll be so appreciated. When Mars moves into your second house of finances, you’ll have a new understanding of what you’re worth and what you need to get it. Maybe taking a new online course for work will put you in a better position for a raise.
Later, when the Sun moves into Leo on the 22nd, you’ll start to make some little tweaks to your daily schedule. Can your WFH situation be even better if you get up a little earlier each day? It’s worth looking into it.
This article originally appeared on Women's Health US.