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July 17 in the stars: The moon is in Cancer. What’s it mean for you? Find out below in our daily horoscopes for Monday July 17.
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Your daily horoscopes for Monday July 17, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Monday July 17
Today’s new moon in Cancer, the only one of 2023, may lead you to ponder what makes you feel truly “at home.” Is it the sense of comfort and familiarity when you return after a long day at work or out with friends? Are there colors, patterns or fragrances that evoke nostalgia? This new moon may have you craving more of a sanctuary than merely a spot to hang your hat. If you’re pondering a move, this lunar light can help get your plans underway. Set an intention to be living in your “right” space by the corresponding Cancer full moon on December 26.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Monday July 17
No need to travel far and wide when there’s plenty of action right in your own zip code (or a short ride away). It’s easy to overlook what’s under your nose, but the grass isn’t always greener elsewhere. Today’s eye-opening new moon in Cancer powers up your third house of friendship and local affairs. Start checking the listings online and making note of what hours different venues are open. You might be surprised to discover that the indie bookstore hosts a lecture series or the mom-and-pop wine shop offers tasting classes.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Monday July 17
You don’t need an umbrella to make it rain! Today’s Cancer new moon lands in your financial sector and heats up your earning power over the next six months. But don’t sit around waiting for Lady Luck to find YOU. This cosmic tailwind gives you the confidence to make a bolder-than-usual move. Reach out to the HR department at your dream company and request a meet and greet. Or ask a friend to make an introduction to someone they work with. Happily employed? Start positioning yourself for the next pay grade or a rate hike before the end of the year.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Monday July 17
Today’s new moon in Cancer is like a bonus birthday celebration for you, Crab! This annual event is one of the most fertile days of 2023 for planting the seeds of your desires. But don’t go about it randomly. Think about what you’d really like to get into or deepen over the coming six months—and the steps you’ll need to take to get there. Start with small but steady moves over the next two weeks, when the lunar lift is the strongest. But give yourself until the corresponding full moon on December 26, to manifest the biggest results.
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Monday July 17
If you’ve been gripping onto something (or someone) for dear life, today’s Cancer new moon in your twelfth house of release can help you finally wave the white flag. It can be scary to let go, but in this case, Leo, you’ve got to trust the universe. This new moon helps you turn the page on a storyline that’s not going anywhere. Best of all: When you create space for new possibilities, miracles can happen! If you’re craving a new spiritual or creative outlet, this is a great day to start your search.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Monday July 17
Tap in, Virgo! Today, the only year’s new moon in Cancer and your collaborative eleventh house brings you back into the lively mix of a beloved group. If you’ve recently gone rogue—or just took a little hiatus from hanging out—you’ll enjoy the comfort and camaraderie of this particular crew. The eleventh house rules technology and humanitarianism, so find a way to pool your collective resources on a project that can better the world.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Monday July 17
On your mark, get set, GOAL! Today, the year’s only Cancer new moon stokes your tenth house of career and sets up a series of opportunities that’ll help you reach some major professional milestones. First, though, you need to get clear about what you want to achieve and what direction you’d like to head in. Give yourself six months—until the corresponding Cancer full moon on December 26—to work out the details. But get moving, even if you have to adjust your course along the way.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Monday July 17
How much longer can you ignore the siren song of a faraway zip code? Today’s new moon in Cancer hits your travel and adventure house and might finally be the thing that lures you out the door. Go ahead and finally book that summer beach cottage or a visit to see a beloved family member. But even if you can’t go now, you can do some dreaming and scheming and figure out where you can go by the corresponding Cancer full moon on December 26.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Monday July 17
Go deep—no, deeper, Sagittarius! Today, the year’s only new moon in Cancer revs up your eighth house of mysticism and eroticism, and it doesn’t get much more intense than this. With your heart (and parts further south) tingling in anticipation, you may struggle to focus on your work. If you can duck out a little early, make a plan to meet up with someone who can help you move this energy through your mind, body and soul. Attached? Plan a special at-home dinner date with your S.O., with a sexy surprise or two.
Capricorn (December 22-January 18) daily horoscope for Monday July 17
One is the loneliest number, so make way for a two-player game. With today’s new moon in Cancer stoking your seventh house of partnerships, you’ll get farther teaming up with a capable plus-one—not to mention have a lot more fun! Dive into dynamic duos over the next two weeks, when the influence of this new moon is at its strongest. But the lunar lift will stretch out over the coming half-year, so set some goals for a professional, creative or romantic alliance that will enrich your life on multiple levels before the Cancer FULL moon on December 26.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Monday July 17
Today, your healthy-living zone gets a huge lunar lift from the year’s only new moon in Cancer. This brings the opportunity to make a fresh start, plus Cancer is the nurturer of the zodiac. Together, you’re being prompted to make some important changes in your life that will not only give you more energy but will support all your greater goals. But don’t make it about deprivation and steely self-discipline. Infuse pleasure into your meals and movement at every opportunity. How’s that for Grade A motivation?
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Monday July 17
Romance is in the air—and your thoughts, Pisces. You might as well admit it: You’re a smitten kitten! With a new moon in Cancer revving up your fifth house of creativity and amour today, let your head act in service of your heart. Don’t try to analyze your emotions: Just follow them where they lead. Single? You may fall for someone totally outside your usual “criteria,” but give ‘em a chance. Couples should bring more play into their sexytime. Laughter is a powerful aphrodisiac!