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July 2021 Capricorn Overview Horoscope
Ready for a relationship reset, Capricorn? In July, the Sun will circulate through the most partnership-oriented zones of your chart, focusing your attention on your key connections. How deep do you want to get involved and where are there synergies yet to capitalize on? With go-getter Mars in Leo and your eighth house of merged energies for most of the month, the chemistry could be impossible to resist. Your powers of seduction are dialed up, especially once the Sun joins Mars in Leo on July 22. But you can use them to woo a lucrative business opportunity as much as a month of sultry summer lovin’. Work that magnetism for mutual gain! Pace yourself though because four of the five slow-moving outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune) are all in powered-down retrograde for the rest of summer. This is a better time to tweak and revise than to make any huge, splashy launches. A money moment arrives at the July 23 Aquarius full moon, which could bring news of a job opportunity or a chance to seal the deal with a new client or contract.
Mars, Saturn and Uranus butt heads in early July
You’re no stranger to obsession, Capricorn, but have you taken tunnel vision too far? You’re a sign that loves the satisfaction of knowing you EARNED your stripes through diligent effort. Plus, you like the power of understanding what happens behind the scenes and having the keys to the engine room. In the first few days of July, your quest for control could work against you, and the stars insist that you forge a middle ground.
This July 1, rash Mars will oppose your ruling planet, restrictive Saturn, which is in your second house of work, money and the present moment. If you’ve gotten lost in jealousy, comparison and fixation, the Mars-Saturn standoff brings you crashing back down to earth—a painful but necessary correction to your “future tripping” thoughts. The saying “be here now” has never applied more, and it’s also never been harder to pull off. Dramatic and explosive reactions could ignite like fireworks on July 3, when Mars locks into a tense square with volatile Uranus in your hedonistic and expressive fifth house. Diva antics, outsized egos and dramatic showdowns rivaling a Bridgerton scandal could erupt if you don’t keep your emotions in check. Not the typical Capricorn warning, which is why it’s all the more important to heed if you plan to let loose over the July 4 holiday. Watch your alcohol consumption, drink lots of water and know when it’s time to make an exit!
The Sun is in Cancer until July 22
With the Sun in Cancer and your seventh house of committed relationships until Thursday, July 22, your focus turns to the most important relationships in your network, both romantic and professional. Shift your attention to these people and make sure your closest ties are on terra firma. Cancer is your opposite sign, which means that the Sun is at its farthest point in the sky from your slice of the zodiac wheel. Translation: Your solar power could be a bit low now, the perfect excuse for you to lean on your trusted supporters—the ones YOU always come through for, Capricorn. Don’t retreat to a quiet corner to ponder the possibilities or, worse, beat yourself up for not figuring it all out solo. Retire the Lone Ranger act this month and confide in your crew. Cancer season encourages you to join forces to seek solutions that benefit “we” as much as “me.” You’ll be amazed at what you can come up with together!
The July 9 Cancer new moon revitalizes your relationships
Partnerships are in the spotlight on July 9, when the annual Cancer new moon illuminates your seventh house of contracts and commitments. Is an important relationship weighing on your mind or stuck at a crossroads? Maybe you’re tired of flying solo and would like to forge a dynamic duo, either for business or pleasure. If some parts of your relationship feel a bit less special than they should, this new moon helps catalyze a season of renewal. Whether you want to take a big next step toward commitment or you’re considering parting ways, this lunar intel can help inform your moves. You may finally reach a handshake agreement with a business partner about a new path to take together. Or you may be introduced to a brand-new person who has long-term potential worth exploring. Take your time and research options. This plot will unfold over the next six months, coming together by the January 17, 2022, Cancer full moon.
Chiron turns retrograde on July 15
Time to repair some family wounds? Healing Chiron turns retrograde (backward) in your domestic fourth house on July 15, giving you better access to your own inner child. Experiences from your early life may be informing your choices as an adult in ways that aren't benefiting you. Between now and December 19, find healthy methods to process those experiences so they no longer hold you back. Perhaps you need to mend a rift or do more to nurture your bond with a loved one. A relationship with a parent or child might require similar attention. Does your home feel like a sacred oasis? Use these next few months to add some TLC.
It’s Leo season starting July 22
When the Sun purrs into Leo and your intimate eighth house on Thursday, July 22, you’ll have a full month to dive into the depths and focus on whatever projects you’ve decided to pursue. With el Sol in this realm of merging and extremes, you’re not really up for doing anything halfway. It’s either “all in” or totally out! After a month of this cosmic clarity, you’ll feel strong and sure about your decisions. But please: Go in with an open mind and tender heart. This transformational four-week cycle could mean looking at some pretty raw and vulnerable emotions. If you’re projecting your own unrelenting standards onto others, Leo season will turn that mirror back on you, reminding you that all long-term relationships require continuous energetic balancing. The eighth house rules joint ventures and finances. In the month ahead, there may also be a shared investment on the table or a partnership worth considering. Can you go farther faster if you team up for the win? Look at where merging your assets, resources and networks could turn your ideas into an empire.
July 23 brings the first of a rare duo of Aquarius full moons
Money matters come into sharper focus on the second day of Leo season. On Friday, July 23, the skies light up with the first of a rare two full moons in Aquarius and your second house of financial security. Take an unflinching look at your daily income, savings and spending habits. Today and at the second full moon on August 22, you could reach a peak professional moment or maybe even ponder a whole new path. These two full moons could herald news of a job offer, a new client prospect or changes at your workplace could arrive. Look back to the February 11 Aquarius new moon for clues about what could manifest.
Jupiter retrograde backs into Aquarius on July 28
Back to business! On July 28, expansive Jupiter, which has been retrograde in Pisces and your communication zone since June 20, will reverse into Aquarius and your second house of work and money until December 28. Jupiter first moved into Pisces on May 13, sparking up your social side. Now it will spend the rest of the year traveling through Aquarius alongside your ruling planet, structured Saturn.
With Jupiter retrograde through October 18 (and Saturn until October 10), it’s a great time to take inventory on your finances. Are your budget and plans sound? Are you fulfilled by what you do for a living and earning what you’re worth?
The double retrograde could slow your cash flow or necessitate a revamp of your spending, saving and earning plans. Need to bring in some funds? You might return to an old job or income source now. A former client could resurface over the summer, or you may have to hustle a little harder to cover an unplanned expense. Get organized and prioritize—and focus on projects that will build long-term security, even if they don’t seem as exciting or glamorous.
If your line of work has been adversely impacted by the pandemic, you might use this summer to expand your skill set or update your technology know-how. Check out a course on the Code Academy app. You can’t go wrong by learning computer programming in the 2020s, especially with your orderly and systematic Capricorn brain.
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