JULY 2017 – CAPRICORN
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 19)
There’s a full moon in your sign this month, Capricorn.
Welcome to Cancer season! Cancer is the sign opposite you on the zodiac wheel—domestic, nurturing, emotional. You know, all those things you’re not, you grumpy, cold-hearted goat. Just kidding—I know you have feelings, Capricorn.
Rage is not the first feeling that comes to mind when the Sun is in creative, dreamy Cancer; however, watch out on July 2, when warrior planet Mars opposes the lord of the underworld, Pluto.
Pluto is the planet of death and destruction (or if we want to put a nice spin on it, transformation), so when it’s in opposition with the planet of war, Mars, we can bet the energy will be explosive.
People will feel aggressive—don’t pick fights; they will blow up in your face. Endings are likely; people will want to cut ties. This is a sensitive time in your relationships, for sure. The Sun will also oppose Pluto later this month, July 10—again, another intense period. Watch for control freaks and shady maneuvers.
Mars and Pluto have war in common—but these two planets also like to fuck. Mars is the planet of passion and virility, and Pluto is all about rebirth. Positive ways to work with the rough combination of energies include boxing, or screaming into your pillow, or having sex—that’s probably the most fun way.
Treat yourself to a spa day, Capricorn! And edit your wardrobe. The planet of love and beauty, Venus, will enter Gemini on July 4, activating the sector of your chart that rules your daily routines as well as physical wellness. You’ll find that the energy is friendly and productive at your day job.
Communication planet Mercury enters Leo on July 5, activating a psychic and sensitive sector of your chart. Issues of sex, intimacy, and trust will be discussed. Complicated issues of money will also come to the fore—things like death, taxes, and inheritances. You’ll have productive conversations about these topics on July 19, when Mercury connects with your planetary ruler, Saturn, in Sagittarius.
If someone owes you a favor, a good time to remind them is when Mercury is in Leo. You’re a hard worker, Capricorn. You work hard for everything you’ve got, but take a hint from Leo, the most regal sign of the zodiac: You can also make commands, and ask that things are done for you, without having to always put in a huge effort.
A full moon in your sign, Capricorn, arrives on July 8, or 9 (depends on where you are). Full moons are always emotional and exhausting, and this one will be especially sensitive concerning your relationships.
You’ve been focusing so much on other people, and now it’s time to focus on yourself. Get in touch with what your heart wants. Expect major realizations. Release the person you once were, and show the world who you are now.
Mars enters Leo on July 20, followed by the Sun on July 22, putting you in an emotional mood. Each sign in the zodiac rules a body part. Leo rules the heart. Reflect on what your heart wants, Capricorn—it’s not something you consider enough.
New moons are all about new beginnings, but they also push us to trust our intuition. Listen to yours, Capricorn, especially when it comes to your intimate relationships, or any partnership wherein you share valuable resources.
When you were a kid in school, you hated group projects, because you knew you could do them fast on your own. You looked forward to the day you could become an adult, doing things on your own. But you’ve found out that being an adult also means learning how to depend on, trust, and work with other people. Meditate on this during Leo season, dear Capricorn.
Venus opposes Saturn July 24, creating tension, Capricorn. Check in with yourself on your well-being; are you taking care of yourself? If you’re overbooking yourself, or if you’re being lazy (although that is uncharacteristic), reevaluate your obligations. Don’t plan any cute dates. Rejection is in the air, and the mood is not affectionate.
Mercury enters fellow Earth sign Virgo on July 25, encouraging you to see what else the world can offer. You’re in the mood to travel, and if you’re in school, you’ll find yourself reinvigorated. Hit up some museums, or listen to lectures. News from faraway places is also likely.
Venus enters Cancer July 31, bringing blessings to your relationships. This is much-needed after a tumultuous month, what with the full moon in your sign and the Mars-Sun-Pluto oppositions. People will be easy to get along with, and arguments will be smoothed over.