Where are your people at, Virgo? This month is all about connecting with your tribe, both socially and professionally, as the Sun zooms through Cancer and your eleventh house of group activity and friendships until July 22. Grab your crew for an impromptu beach outing or drinks at the new rooftop bar—the more the merrier. When you get a random invite to an industry event, by all means, go! You're open to people from all walks of life, and your greatest pleasure comes from having down-to-earth conversations. Whether you're chatting up a CEO or a local cashier, welcome some colorful new characters into your sphere.
On July 4, the annual Cancer new moon opens up a whole new chapter of belonging—you might join a professional association, start a service-oriented collaboration, or launch a tech project that links up a wide swath of people. Since this new moon forms a sweet trine to enchanting Neptune in your partnership house, you could feel major kindred-spirit synergy with someone you meet at a party or networking event. This budding alliance might even turn romantic! Your friendships bring you happiness too, so nurture your platonic connections by picking up the phone for a heart-to-heart, or attending a meditation workshop together. Since the eleventh house rules all things digital, your preferred medium is an online group, such as a Lean In Circle inspired by your fellow Virgo, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
A couple weeks later, the spotlight beckons as the July 19 full moon in Capricorn lights up your fifth house of self-expression, passion and creativity. You might earn recognition for an artistic project or even gain a bit of fame for your talents. This lusty full moon could also bring an epic romantic moment, a glamorous night out or even a pregnancy. Since this full moon forms a loose but tense square with unpredictable Uranus in your intense eighth house, your lightheartedness might be thwarted by someone who demands you go deep when you're just trying to enjoy the moment. Don't let yourself get pulled down that moody rabbit hole.
The pace slows considerably on July 22 as the Sun washes into Leo, your twelfth house of rest, closure and endings. You might want to turn off that buzzing phone or pass on some social invites, as your energy is lower than usual. If you do hit a summer soiree during this sensitive cycle you could absorb everyone's emotions, or even drink too much sangria to deal with all these feelings. Over these next four weeks, don't push too hard or rush in for the emotional save. Your job is to tie up loose ends before your birthday season arrives. That means taking stock of all the ways that you've grown over the last year and saying goodbye to people and patterns that have outworn their usefulness.
If you're the kind of Virgo who feels compelled to NEVER let others down, you might need to exercise self-interest now. You need the head/heart-space to finally put a lingering resentment to bed. You might find catharsis and healing via non-verbal means such as journaling, improvisational dance, meditation, yoga or Reiki. Your brainy sign likes to understand the logic of why certain things happen, but you don't need to have a definitive reason to move on either. Go with the existential flow, listening to the signs and synchronicities that life is sending you. Pay attention to your intuition—it's sending you an all-important telegram.
No self-respecting Virgo likes to feel out of control, so sometimes it's a challenge to acknowledge the limits of your micromanaging. Trust that divine forces DO have your back. This becomes mission critical on July 29, when unpredictable Uranus turns retrograde (backward) in Aries and your eighth house of psychological complexity until December 29. This annual occurrence happens roughly at the same time every year, so you might be familiar with a summer slump by now. Uranus retrograde pushes you to deal with any upheaval in your closest personal and professional bonds—and get to the root of what's causing that. Quite likely you'll also excavate some deeper emotions you've been ignoring. You might be surprised by your own capacity for jealousy, possessiveness and competition.
Emotions are bound to pop up, seemingly out of nowhere. If there's an ex you were so certain you were over…surprise! You might realize that this connection still has some roots you haven't dug up. (Tres inconvenient, to say the least.) This person might reappear, totally shocking you with a proposal, e.g. "I know we haven't spoken in three years, but I really feel like a City Hall quickie wedding is a GREAT idea. You in?" Your sexuality could get a similar jolt, perhaps bringing an old insecurity or even history of abuse to your consciousness. On the business front, a former partner might resurface with a revamped business idea. If you have an opportunity to revive an old connection you were sure had burned to the ground, consider it. This time around, you are way too independent-minded to make ill-informed sacrifices. There IS a way to be yourself AND complete a merger that's worth salvaging…you just have to think out of the box.