Monthly Horoscope: July 2024 Career, Love... by The AstroTwins | Astrostyle

Aries Monthly Horoscope

Monthly Horoscope: July 2024 Career, Love... by The AstroTwins | Astrostyle

Aries Monthly Horoscope July 2024

Slow down and savor the little things, Aries. The first three weeks of July are perfect for nesting and resting as the Sun makes its annual trip through Cancer and your domestic fourth house until July 22. It's a sensitive time that's meant for self-care and honoring your emotions. (For some busy Aries, simply recognizing those feelings would be a good start!)
One word of warning: Moods can, and will, fluctuate, and you may find yourself short-tempered at times. Stave off overload by slipping away for solitude when you feel things welling up inside. Give yourself permission to take off that Aries armor and get cozy with a summer read that could tug at your heartstrings. BookTok swears by Abby Jimnez’s Just for the Summer and the breakout Shadow Work Journal (https://amzn.to/3yIe1fL) by Keila Shaheen. You could also channel your Aries angst into a plot -twister like Jane Buckingham’s just-released YA revenge thriller A Lie for a Lie.
Cancer rules your emotionally anchoring fourth house, and as the Sun moves through the bottom of your chart, your focus is on your own foundations and ways you can strengthen them. Add a more personal stamp to your decor with art, textiles and a couple of vintage treasures nabbed from your grandma's (or that cool consignment shop). Connect to your roots by taking a family trip or visiting a favorite place from childhood. Sure, that quaint little beach town might have expanded with rows of condos, but a visit to the old ice cream shop or crab shack could bring on all the feels.
Nostalgic as you are now, Aries, is there a part of your life that’s ready to be released? You might do some soul-searching or deep emotional processing this summer while empathic Neptune makes its annual retrograde through Pisces and your dreamy twelfth house from July 2 until December 7. If you've put off dealing with a loss or complex emotions, Neptune retrograde can help you work through those, perhaps with the help of a therapist or spiritual healer. This is a time for deep recovery, but you may have to address some core issues for that to happen. If you’re not there, a simple daily journaling practice can keep you feeling more connected to yourself now—always a good thing for you, Aries.
Just be careful not to get lost in the weeds of your searching since nebulous Neptune can pull you far down a rabbit hole. You could be swayed by a charismatic guru type, getting caught up in the process and losing your bearings. Stay grounded, Ram! Catch yourself if you start blurring the line between "self-aware" and "self-absorbed." This could be a powerful time for a meditation practice, shamanic breathwork or embarking on the path toward forgiveness.
Either way, a chance to lay down roots or make a change to your personal life is coming early this month. The July 5 Cancer new moon opens up a new six-month chapter for your plans around home, family and emotional security. Whether your dream lifestyle is owning a cozy Craftsman appointed with vintage mid-century furnishings or being sexy global citizens with a fellow nomad, creating a sense of "home" within is very much on your mind. 
This new moon could reboot your relationship with a relative (potentially your mom, sister or an important female-identified person), helping you turn a clean page or find a better way to coexist. A caring, powerful woman you meet around this time could also play a key role in events that unfold between now and the January 13, 2025, Cancer full moon. Thinking about starting a family or buying property? Pay attention to your dreams for clues since your intuition will be dialed up. This new moon will set the stage for those desires to actualize. 
Midmonth, you could be jolted out of that fantasy state with an out-of-the-blue money moment. Action-oriented Mars and shock jock Uranus meet up in Taurus and your fiscal second house on July 15. This isn’t the first time Mars and Uranus have communed in your resources sector. They last united here in August 2022 as part of a combustible cocktail that brought dynamic change. This will be the last time that Mars and Uranus come together in Taurus in our lifetime. Get ready for the next potent turning point around your finances!
Aries, this could be the aha moment you’ve been waiting for. Taurus isn’t the most flexible of signs—it’s rather stubbornly fixed and tends to overstay its time amidst comfortable circumstances. With your ruling planet, Mars, here, you might feel a bit of caginess, especially if there are a lot of details that demand patience and sitting still. On a deeper level, any Mars-Uranus shake-ups could spark a necessary breakthrough around your self-worth, budgeting and overall habits. Cue a rush of inspiration and urgency that could see you ending up flush with cash. (All’s well that ends well, right?) 
That turning point sets the stage for the second (!) full moon in Capricorn in a month, taking place on July 21, 2024. Work and legacy matters continue to be illuminated—whether it’s a crowning career moment or a change in your professional path. Regardless of the outcome, you’ve arrived at a clearer understanding of where you stand with those previously set New Year resolutions—as well as any events sparked by the FIRST Capricorn full moon a month ago, on June 21. If you’re not busy circulating your resume and connecting with recruiters, this would be an excellent time for a brand refresh. Could that LinkedIn profile, website or art portfolio use an update, Aries?
This Capricorn full moon comes with an additional plot twist as it will make close aspects (angles) to Mars and Pluto. On July 20, right before the full moon, intense Mars moves into curious Gemini and immediately forms a 120-degree trine to powerful Pluto, sparking the urge to switch things up. Before you lock yourself into any long-term plans, explore your options and court a few more prospects. Think back to August 14, 2022—the last time Mars and Pluto formed the same aspect—for more clarity on some power moves or meaningful exchanges you could benefit from now.
Mars in Gemini is great for multitasking and networking while Pluto can magnetize power players into the fold. As Mars travels through your third house of neighborhoods and short trips, you never know who you might run into on your daily walk or when you slip off for a beach afternoon. For the more digitally inclined, try an introductory email or slide into the DMs of an influencer you’ve been wanting to meet!
Just be careful about oversharing, especially with anyone you haven’t vetted. With Mars and Pluto in the mix, creative IP lines could get blurry, and someone could claim your big idea as their own. Watch out for a frenemy who might be hiding in plain sight.
And then—let the fun return! Your energy lifts as the Sun frolics into Leo on July 22, heating up your passionate fifth house of love and joie de vivre until August 22. It’s not all fun and games right off the bat, however, as the Sun will make its once-a-year opposition (www.astrostyle.com/aspects/opposite) to intense Pluto on July 23—immediately after Leo season begins. Pluto is in your eleventh house of groups, friends and emotional detachment, in stark contrast to the dramatic Leo energy. You get a sneak preview of the tension on July 3 and July 12 as Mercury (communication) and Venus (relationships) both engage in the same showdown with Pluto, unearthing newfound perspectives around long-term priorities and existing friendships. 
At the Sun-Pluto face-off, you may feel unspoken pressure to go along with a group plan even though you desperately want to do your own thing. A jealous friend might try to undermine you, stirring the pot or setting you up to get emotionally triggered. Since Pluto rules the unconscious, someone could act out in a selfish manner—and the more you react, the worse it will get. Rise above and don’t get dragged into the drama, Aries! It’s time to focus on you.
Speaking of the unconscious, a period of extreme soul-searching begins on July 26. As healing Chiron turns retrograde in your sign, your identity takes on heightened importance. What kind of mark are you leaving in the world? Are you doing work that satisfies your soul? Does the authentic, behind-the-scenes you match your public persona, or are you living a double life? These are the kinds of questions you may grapple with between now and December 29, while Chiron makes its annual U-turn. Though it may be painful at times to go there, it’ll feel much worse to ignore your calling or put on a false front. 
You don’t have to do it alone however, Chiron has been linked to healers and guiding figures. With this retrograde, you could find yourself reconnecting with seasoned elders who offer much-needed inspiration and perspective. Remember that caring yet powerful woman we mentioned back at the Cancer new moon? A FaceTime with mom or a nurturing older person might be what the cosmos ordered. 
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