Astrology and Horoscopes

July 2017 Monthly Horoscope

Welcome to our July Monthly Horoscope 2017 For All Zodiac Signs!

Theme of the Month:

Your feelings give you direction in your life.

It’s a matter of trust.

Our life choices are rooted in trust. It’s a matter of how much we trust the people around us. It’s also a matter of how much we trust ourselves.

Our trust is developed or destroyed by how we interpret the events and experiences of our lives.


Cancer addresses our foundational emotional needs. It is about nurturing, caring, and protecting on a foundational level, and symbolizes that which helped us distinguish our emotions in our early childhood and throughout our formative years.

As newborns, our first inclination is to trust. After all, we don’t know any better. We enter this world immediately dependent on those around us to tell us how to navigate this world we are born into, and as result we are subject to their interpretations of this world through their actions toward us and their choices for us.

Our first and deepest emotional impressions come through our “families”, through birth and/or circumstance. These are the people who give us life and give us the environments which surround us in our earliest and most formative years set the tone for our own personal choices and therefore, for our lives.

The thing is…they influence our choices. And as we grow older and become better acquainted with the world we live in, we learn that people are who they choose to be, things may be what they are, and things happen the way they happen. We may also learn that it’s how each of us choose to feel about those people and events, and how we respond or react to those feelings that give those people and things power and influence in our lives.

Cancer is our emotional foundation. It is where we are most emotionally vulnerable. It is also where we can be at our most emotionally withdrawn or protective. When you find out where Cancer resides in your personal astrology chart, you gain insight as to exactly which events in your life may have had the most impact. Cancer’s placement in your chart highlights the areas of your life that would likely have the most emotional impact for you, either teaching you to open up and trust your feelings or to close up and protect yourself from them.

That can be the trap of emotions – the trap of emotional protection vs. emotional vulnerability. We’ve grown so accustomed to feeling certain ways and believing what we believe that it’s scary to think about changing it now. We know what we know, we are who we are. It’s safe and comfortable. It’s easier to protect what we know than to be vulnerable and take a stand for what we don’t know but want to know as our truth. Even if what has been doesn’t feel true for us, who are we to change it? Who are we to say differently?

We are who we are. You are who YOU are…and you have a say in the matter.

Yes. You have a say in the matter of your life. You have say in whether you stand for your true feelings or not.

So, who are you choosing to be? How do you feel about your life?

And if you don’t feel good about who you are being, what you are doing, or what you have:

  • Who are you going to be to change that?
  • What are you going to believe to change that?
  • What actions are you going to take to change that?

And are you choosing to trust that those beliefs and actions are right for you, and are you choosing to trust your (positive) feelings about them?

Your feelings influence your choices. Your choices give you direction in your life. Therefore, your feelings give you direction in your life.

Recognize how the people and things in your life may have influenced or may be influencing your course, for better and worse. Pay attention to how you feel about their influence and about them. Trust your deepest and truest feelings in making your choices for the direction of your life’s journey.

Look at where Cancer falls in your astrological chart for guidance in how to utilize this energy in your personal life journey. For more information and insights, see the July 2017 Horoscope for your zodiac sign.

July Horoscope 2017 Overview ~ Eclipse Rumblings and Much More …

The August eclipse rumblings begin already, as even up to 4-6 weeks before eclipses, news and events related to them can start to show up. Major outer changes are afoot. There is also much opportunity now and in the coming months to revamp the inner experience of emotion.

Brilliant author and teacher, Michael Brown says in his profoundly powerful self-development book, The Presence Process, “You are either living your life charged or ‘in charge’ “ and that you can’t truly be in charge of yourself, your life, or anyone or anything else “when you are emotionally charged”. He believes that strong negative emotional charges show us places of unintegrated childhood felt perceptions. He says, “upsets are set-up’s” reflected into our external experience to show us unresolved issues in our internal space.

The July astrology shows that this month is full of opportunities to radically change our viewpoint of people or circumstances that upset us. He reminds us of the option to “welcome ‘upsets’ as opportunities to convert trapped, unintegrated childhood trauma into “raw fuel for authentic inner and outer movement”.

Strong Leo energies bring the Ego into center stage as strong Cancer energies bring feelings in as co-star’s. Humanity has a plague of a dysfunctional relationship with our ‘feeling’ nature. So much time, effort, and expense occurs from either the avoidance of or or unproductive over-indulging in feelings. Michael Brown says that by viewing inner work instead of as a means to feel better, rather a method to get better at feeling, we become empowered and subsequently improve every area of our lives.

Numerous starry conflicts which bring action and feeling into conflict, serve as fertile ground for this true and permanent positive change. Awkwardness comes through fire and water pair-up’s throughout the month as well as notable conflicts between thinking Gemini and feeling Cancer, but even despite these there are some excellent aspects for forward motion in general and much support for travelers, writers (and other prolific expressers), and artists. The July horoscope points out that those who are working on self-development will be served in profound ways and many who were not focused in this area of life will have opportunities to be awakened to start to see starry conflicts as shining opportunities to live an empowered life, casting away the victim viewpoint that “life is happening to us”.

According to the July 2017 monthly horoscopes by July 24 our open window that was free of retrogrades of personal planets and their retrogrades comes to a close and we begin to have the time of retrograde reflection and revision come back into our experience. Mercury’s retrograde shadow period starts July 25 and runs up until the actual retrograde, which is from August 13 – September 5. The post-retrograde shadow period run from September 6- September 20. Then we will have our last open period free from personal planet retrogrades and their shadows of the year, September 21 – November 15.

Check out more July Horoscope Highlights:

** Note: often the effects of planetary transits are felt before or after the actual day the transit occurs.

July 2 — Mars in Cancer Opposing Pluto in Capricorn — Emotional and likely unreasonable action opposes rigid and possibly unfair resistance with this transit. Home vs. work or true feelings vs. tradition clash with great intensity. Getting good sleep and doing other things to enhance your capacity to not react strongly as challenges come up will help in preventing escalation of the potential drama.

July 4 — Mercury in Cancer Square Uranus in Aries — Surprise and likely jarring news or experiences are more likely now. Actions and reactions blend in incoherent ways at this time.

July 7 — Mercury in Leo Sextile Venus in Gemini — This is a sweet sprinkle amidst some formidable challenges reminding that there is magic available, especially when we look for it and ask for it.

July 8-9 — Full Moon at 17° of Capricorn — This is a powerhouse of a full moon bringing all things Capricorn into the potential sphere of completion, fruition, or fullness. Capricorn rules work, career, recognition, business, father/father figures/authority figures, bones, joints, and teeth. This aspect opposes Pluto bringing the potential for a force seeming to work against you, or forcing you to submit to something you don’t want to do, squaring Jupiter bringing the feeling of being stuck, and and opposing Mars increasing the likelihood of feeling helpless. There will also be the blessing of a sweet aspect with Neptune increasing the chance that intuition and deep understanding reigning supreme over the drama reminding that this intensity will pass.

Full Moons expose the shadow sides of both signs involved. The shadow side of Cancer is emotional immaturity and self-indulgence. Until healed, our wounded child lives on sabotaging our happiness. The dark side of Cancer also manifests as martyrdom: sacrificing ourselves in hope that eventually our needs will be seen and met.

We live in a universe of cause and effect. Every action has a reaction. What we sow, we reap. The shadow side of Capricorn avoids taking responsibility and accepting consequences. It worships power and authority, it attempts to dominate and control, win at any cost. The dark side of Capricorn also manifests as projection of our power and authority (it’s not my fault, not my job, not my problem). Blame, shadow and guilt are all part of the Capricorn shadow.

Although both Cancer and Capricorn are yin signs (receptive, feminine), Capricorn has come to be associated with more masculine qualities. For the last 5,000 years in the West, yang (aggressive masculine) qualities have been valued over yin. Competition, domination, and conquest have been valued over inner development, cooperation and sharing. This Full Moon highlights the longstanding inequality between the masculine and feminine and the necessity of returning to the spiritual intentions of the 4th and 10th signs of the zodiac (the Mother/Father axis of your chart).

The positive expression of Cancer is creation, nurturance, and the protection of life. The positive expression of Capricorn is integrity, discipline and dedication. Pluto’s passage through Capricorn keeps this polarity in the cosmic spotlight, revealing the long-hidden costs of inequity, corruption and materialism through 2024.

Use the energy of this Full Moon in Capricorn to thank Spirit for what you have manifested in your life so far, to help you redefine your “mission statement” for the future; and to aid in releasing what no longer serves your higher purpose.

July 9-10 — Sun in Cancer Opposing Pluto in Capricorn — The July astrology forecast shows that vibrant expression and creativity meets an opposing and seemingly unmovable force. Feelings and personal expression are challenged by practicality with the latter likely winning.

July 14 — Mercury in Leo Sextile Jupiter in Libra — Another blessing amidst the sea of challenged emotion. This transit brings a boost to individuality and self-esteem.

July 17 — Venus in Gemini Square Neptune in Pisces — Changing affections or financial viewpoints get called out by this transit. Movement wants to happen but unresolved psychological or other types of security issues need strengthening. Guard your personal information and private life more strongly around this time.

July 17 — Mars in Cancer Square Uranus in Aries — The July monthly horoscope shows that Mars is still bumping around awkwardly in unfamiliar sensitive cancer and running into conflict with jolts from Uranus in the sign that Mars best understands. Balancing action with emotions is necessary at this time.

July 18 — Mars in Cancer Trine Chiron in Pisces — Connections or actions from the past support strongly at this time.

July 18 — Venus in Gemini Trine Jupiter in Libra — This is a beautiful sweet spot in the month where the two most congenial planets get together and make beautiful coherent magic together. This is a striking point for action delicately placed in between challenging aspects. It is one of the best times for pushing through launches and other forward movement before the energies start to roll backwards again until well into September.

July 19 — Mercury in Leo Trine Saturn in Sagittarius — This aspect is a wonderful companion to the line-up’s the previous day. A truly magical time full of support and transcendence above challenges.

July 20-21 — Sun in Cancer Square Uranus in Aries Trine Chiron in Pisces — The July horoscope points out that seemingly random challenges may pop up at this time with the Sun’s aspect to Uranus but Chiron is sitting by to offer help. Issues that were healed from the past may serve as strengths now.

July 23 — New Moon at almost 1° of Leo — It is time to make your ten New Moon Wishes on the topics of children, creativity, hobbies, fun, romance/true love, acting (and other performance art), directing, athleticism, and leadership. This New Moon packs a double edge as a square with Uranus brings unnerving energy, a conjunction with Mars brings the need to act, and a trine with Chiron brings spiritual viewpoints and support.

July 24 — Venus in Gemini Opposing Saturn in Sagittarius — Reality puts the erratic movement of Venus in Gemini in check. Gemini can be very ungrounded which doesn’t roll well with the expectations of consistency and dedication that Saturn wants. Though it can feel like an impediment, this transit might be exactly perfect for grounding and focusing efforts that aid completion and success.

July 26 — Sun in Leo Conjunct Mars in Leo — This is a time of bold expression and/or amplified pride, for better or worse. Mars likes it much better in this fellow element of its natural placement and this combination can be very vivacious, productive, and fun.

July 30 — Venus in Gemini Square Chiron in Pisces — Venus in Gemini is focused on options, Chiron in Pisces is bringing the message of spiritual truth. The two can be mutually exclusive but during this transit the need to ask bigger questions beyond superficial focus becomes necessary.

July 30 — Venus in Gemini Trine Uranus in Aries — A positive and electrifying boost of support comes from this match-up. Strokes of brilliance are likely but fleeting so write down any good ideas that come in to ponder through the upcoming retrograde cycle. Surprises are likely in money and love.

July Horoscope 2017 Forecast For Each Zodiac Sign

Overall, the July monthly horoscope for 2017 shows that sweet vibrations roll in around: July 7, 14, 18, 19, 23, 26, and 30. Opportunities to heal unresolved emotional issues or ‘get better at feeling’ abound around: July 2, 4, 8, 9, 10, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 30.


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