There's no place like home, Aries. Whether you define "home" as the ease you feel with dear friend or partner, or a sacred place that connects you to your roots, this month's stars set your compass toward emotional security, thanks to the Sun burrowing into Cancer, your tender fourth house, until July 22. During this period, you may bond with family members over long Skype convos or wax nostalgic with friends, trading cute Snapchats or visiting a favorite spot where you made some of your most cherished memories. With your maternal side stoked, you might nurture loved ones with a home-cooked feast or a sympathetic ear. But don't forget to do you too, Aries. Schedule some decadent chill time to book a Himalayan salt scrub, indulge in summer beach reading (no guilt if you reach for a pink-jacketed paperback over War and Peace) or sip some sun tea with fresh mint. Inner peace is a-calling.
On July 4, the new moon in Cancer helps you turn a new page in your personal life. And with la luna forming a golden trine to compassionate Neptune in Pisces, your sensitivity could reach full-tilt. You could have a heartfelt moment with someone in your inner circle who helps you feel less alone (no Aries, you don't have to do it all yourself). You could also be tempted to close yourself off out of a fear of feeling too much—but we advise you to dive deep into those healing depths now. Remember: Empathy is the great connector of humanity. For inspiration you might want to check out Leslie Jamison's touching and smart book, The Empathy Exams. Under this spiritual and domestic starmap, you might make an altar or Feng Shui your living space for more comfort. (See tips here for making your home a haven.) You could also unearth a serendipitous lead on a new place, or make a decision to move into a space that's more "you."
Just don't get TOO relaxed, because an important career moment arrives in the second half of July. The cosmos hits the pause button on all things nesting, when the July 19 full moon in Capricorn shines its ambitious light on your tenth house of career advancement. A long-term professional goal you've been working toward reaches a critical turning point now. You might earn a promotion, or get news of a new job or a prestigious leadership opportunity. Take a break from all your lounging to make a serious power move, like scheduling a meeting with a VIP or calculating long-term plans. Caution: With the full moon forming a tense square to unpredictable Uranus in Aries, you might be moved to make a sudden and impulsive change of tactics. Unless you're going to miss an opportunity by hesitating, you might want to gather all the details and sleep on it before saying a definite "yes!" But do stay on your toes and expect the unexpected, Ram—your ability to roll with the punches and make split-second decisions is one of your many superpowers.
Once the Sun enters Leo, your fifth house of celebration and joie de vivre, you're ready to bust out of the homebody groove. Get decked out and hit the summer party circuit with friends. Stop into your favorite karaoke bar to belt out a few tunes or even sign up for pole dancing classes. You're feeling especially amorous, too. Single Rams might make it your mission to revel in your own fabulousness—your self-confidence can draw suitors in like moths to the flame—and the same applies to coupled Rams who want to bring back the spark. Go diva…or go home!
The month ends on a more self-reflective note, as individualistic Uranus turns retrograde (backward) in Aries from July 29-December 29, a planetary cycle that happens approximately the same time every year. Uranus is visiting your sign from 2011-18 (it only comes around every 80 years or so!), so think back at how much you've changed and grown during this cycle—it could be pretty radical. During this period you may need to reevaluate your most personal endeavors. As much as you want to give notice at your job or launch that new passion project, you're better off taking things slow instead of rushing or rabble-rousing. While you're not one to be held down, temper those knee-jerk reactions, especially if you feel like someone is encroaching on your precious freedom. If you insist on going your own way at all costs, there could be a big price to pay, or some unnecessarily hard lessons that could be avoided by taking your time. Keep the peace whenever you can...even if you raise your voice in protest.
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