July Horoscopes (archive)


You have been in fast forward mode this past few weeks, and the pace of life continues to surge ahead full throttle as you enter July. You love high-energy times, yet at the same time you can become so focused on the ‘highs’ that you can take your eye off the ball. Try to stay focused this month and do try to be aware of the people around you – some of whom seem to support and nurture you, whilst others seem happy to feed off your energy reserves.

Whilst you may have lots of energy, if you let too much of it be taken by others, you could end up feeling a little flat and lethargic. So, keep a check on your energy reserves, and if you need to take a step back to recharge your batteries for a while, then do try to find the time for this. Some time away from it all, will also give you time to re-focus.

Try to play it cool when it comes to your path ahead, you may be bursting with ideas and enthusiasm, but you need to time your next step well in order to make the most of the opportunities coming your way. Remember to continue working on stabilising your foundations, so that when the time does come to fly, you will be ready and waiting.


As a rule, Taureans love rhythm and routine, yet it seems at the moment, life has become a little too predictable even for you. Yes, you may be comfortable, but you know deep down, that things need to change in your life. The challenge for you though is to find the confidence and self-belief to make those changes. Whilst you have the strength and tenacity of the biggest bull in the field, you still lack the courage to follow your heart.

You tend to take everyone else’s needs and wants into account (which is very admirable), but this usually comes at the cost of sacrificing your own dreams. July brings with it a chance for you to find your inner strength and to begin re-asserting yourself in the world. This is not to say that you will throw your weight around like a bull in a china shop (but when the need warrants it…?!), but rather you will start to think about what’s right for you. This may come as a shock to some of those around you who, well let’s face it, have enjoyed you being submissive, but at the same time you will be surprised to see just how well your new-found strength will be received. You will soon realise that it is possible to fulfil your dreams AND care for others – they are not mutually exclusive. This is your time now, make the most of it.


You have learnt a very valuable lesson recently. That lesson is connected to your Geminian need for variety and change. It seems that you have become a little too fearful of embracing new and exciting opportunities when they present themselves, the reason for this is not only a lack of self-confidence, but also a feeling of not ‘having what it takes’ to do the job. You have forgotten that your greatest strengths are your flexibility and adaptability. You are like a chameleon, and can adapt to whatever life throws at you. Yet, you have doubted this at some level?

July brings you a chance to embrace your chameleon, and to let your skills and gifts shine brightly once again. You are a greatly talented and gifted individual, with so much to offer. It’s time to ‘own’ this now, and to reach out and grab those amazing opportunities that are yours for the taking.

With Venus and Mars moving into your sign this month, you have the perfect opportunity to seek balance in your life on all levels. Harmony is key to enable you to tap into the strength of Mars and the grace of Venus. Expect to be silver tongued, confident and highly energised as the month progresses – the world is your oyster. Sounds like a fun time will be coming your way…


July is a month likely to leave you spinning on the spot. This is partly because Mercury whizzes his way through your sign in just 15 days, and his influence will throw up all sorts of communicative issues for you – both externally and in connection to your inner dialogue. The other event that will have you spinning is the total solar eclipse in your sign on the 22nd of the month.

Unless you live in SE Asia or the Western Pacific you are unlikely to witness this event, but don’t be fooled into thinking ‘out of sight, out of mind’. No, this eclipse is likely to open up a hugely transformational phase of your life. During those few minutes of totality (particularly if you can meditate), you will gain a unique viewpoint of yourself and your life – your successes, ‘failures’, hopes, dreams and wishes will all flash into view.

Our ancestors saw eclipses as harbingers of doom (who put out the light?), of course we now understand more about these events, and eclipses are now seen as bringers of change. You are being given a fantastic opportunity this month to look at your life from a different perspective, to get your goals back into clear view and to re-connect to your courage, confidence and self-belief to make your dreams a reality.


You are naturally suited to being the leader of the pack, and you like nothing better than to be in control of your life, your destiny and your world. You are so good at leading that many people look to you for guidance and direction. This quality within you has enabled you to achieve many things in your life, and yet you are struggling a little at the moment, as despite all your hard work, you seem to be making little progress with your goals.

The reason for this is that you have so got used to being a ‘one wo/man band’ that you have failed to notice that you are surrounded by willing teammates who are currently sharing the same goals as you. So, try to welcome the idea of ‘we’ into your life this month, and you will see just how valuable it can be at times to become one of the gang, as opposed to the leader of the pack.

Taking a step back will also help you to cultivate some wonderful new friendships and one of these in particular is likely to bring some colourful magic and sparkle into your life. Just remember to be yourself, you don’t need to impress with over-exaggerated stories of greatness and grandeur – you are great just as you are, just let the warmth of your heart radiate and shine…


There is something about Virgoans that make them stand out from the crowd, and that is the unending drive towards perfectionism! Of course other folk strive for perfection, but you seem to have a need for this in your life. Anything short of perfection just isn’t good enough. Now, we all want perfect lives, perfect relationships, perfect jobs, perfect health, but how many of us ever actually achieve this? Maybe there is no such thing as perfection, as the goal posts are always moving towards something bigger and better and more perfect than before?

July brings you an opportunity to get as near to perfect as is possible. The reason for this is that you will have a chance to take your foot off the accelerator that is your life, and you will slow down enough to see out of the window. You will then realise that all your hard work and efforts over recent months have actually paid off. Life is good, and you finally feel like all that pressure has been worth it.

It is not a time to rest on your laurels though, as an opportunity is likely to come knocking on your door later on in the month. Why change if life is so perfect you may ask? Well, try to see this as an enhancement to your life, not a change…


You may have been flicking through the pages of your life recently, looking back at past events and taking a peak at what’s to come, but you have failed to notice that the wheel of time has turned, and in the present you are about to begin a whole new, exciting and rewarding chapter of your life. Why ponder on the future and the past when it is the present that is the most important? You struggle to live in the moment, as you are such a philosopher and deep thinker, yet sometimes in life, you have to grab life with both hands and just get on the ride.

Thinking is great, but it can leave you paralysed in indecision, as no one path looks more or less appealing than the others. Sometimes, you have to go with your gut feeling, and trust your instincts. Sometimes you have to quieten down that whirring, whizzing, clanging mind of yours and trust. Sometimes you have to shut off the thoughts and opinions of others and go it alone.

This new chapter sees a new, brighter, more confident you emerging. Almost as though the butterfly is finally starting to emerge from the chrysalis. This change may upset the apple cart when it comes to those close. But this is your time now, and don’t you owe it to yourself to finally have true happiness and contentment in your life?


July is a month of great challenge for Scorpio. However, try not to assume that challenge means negative, as it doesn’t. Think for a minute about your life – you can take your time to find a purpose or project that really resonates with you, but once you have sunk your teeth into it, there really is no stopping you. So much so, that you often charge ahead with great intensity, vigour and energy. What’s wrong with that, you might ask? Well, nothing and everything. Sometimes you have to take a pause, a breath – it helps to keep things in perspective and it helps to keep you on the right path towards your goal.

The challenge for you this month is to do just that. To stop, pause and chill. Not too much to ask, but you will find it hard to resist not immersing yourself in all that drive, determination and frenetic energy. The challenge comes in trying not to panic that everything will fall apart if you take a step back, the challenge comes in trusting that sometimes you have to pause in order to gain clarity. The challenge also comes in trusting your intuition – listening to that inner guidance system that you have been ignoring a little lately.

If you can succeed in your challenge, you will end the month seeing your life and path ahead in a whole new light…


The eclipses this month are likely to see great change for Sagittarians. Yet these changes will be quite subtle and undefined to begin with, and most unlikely to throw you off course. You are one of those individuals that thrives on change and new challenges anyway, so this is unlikely to worry you in any way. Yet at a deeper level, there is a sense that you are unsettled and uncertain about bringing change into your life.

It’s almost a feeling of ‘better the devil you know’ as life has been quite challenging for you lately; yet you need to take a step back for a moment just to see how much progress you have made! Stress has left you seeing negatives and challenges, yet your life is full of positives and possibilities. Change your focus and change your life. Simple as that!

Once you start seeing the wood for the trees, you will see just how many opportunities are yours for the taking. If you dare to embark on a new adventure or quest, then you will quickly realise that the key to success is in how you think – seeing positives not negatives. You are not usually one to dwell on negatives, so try to shake this trait during July, and your life will become a myriad of joy and positivity…


You are not best known for being ‘touchy, feely’ and wearing your heart on your sleeve. Some may even think you a little aloof and distant as you rarely show a great deal of vulnerability. Yet under the surface, many fail to notice the myriad of emotions running riot. You struggle to keep these in check at times, yet you are the epitome of the ‘stiff upper lip’ and fight like mad to hide how you feel. July brings you a safe and comfortable environment in which to open up a little and to express your feelings.

This may feel alien at first, and you may worry that you might lose control completely and make a fool of yourself. That is purely a matter of perception though, as few people close to you would judge you, rather they would embrace the chance to connect with the deeper you. The July eclipses are likely to bring some issues up to the surface that are a little sensitive and delicate, yet the time is now to confront these and to explore your deeper nature.

On a more outward level, life is on the up. You finally feel that you are more in control of your destiny, and you have the confidence and self-belief to follow your dreams. Tie this into an emotional re-awakening and you will end the month feeling like you are on top of the world.


As you know the winds of change have been gathering momentum in your life for some time
now; and there is an air of excitement and anticipation, as you get closer to achieving some of your dreams. Life is good, and everything seems to be moving in the right general direction with little effort on your part. You feel far more in control of your life than you have done for some time, and you feel that you are being ‘looked after’ as you glide through life.

In some ways though, the better life gets, the more suspicious you become as you seem to be finding it hard to relax and enjoy the ride through fear of it all suddenly being taken away from you. You can’t help but feel that it is all way too good to be true. This worry has been getting in the way of your enjoyment, and you need to realise that whilst there are never any certainties in life, your life is on the up, so why question it so much? Why, doubt that it won’t continue? A healthy dose of realism is never a bad thing, but don’t take it too extremes and risk undermining the very dreams that you have been working towards for so long. It is a choice only you can make, but this is your moment, your time to shine – make the most of it…


You are naturally empathic and sensitive, and these traits have served you very well in life. Yet there are times, when you feel overwhelmed and out of your depth as you have become somewhat enveloped in other people’s ‘stuff’. This is one such time, and it can be hard for you to find clarity about our own life and path ahead as life feels quite confusing and ‘foggy’. You have become a victim of your own success, in the sense of your compassion and deep understanding of others – you have become so good at intuiting and helping others, that you have lost sight of yourself and your own needs.

July brings you an opportunity to take a step back and breathe. There will be an opportunity for you to untangle yourself from the complex web of other people’s emotional turmoil that you have become embroiled within, and as a result feel like a huge weight has been taken off of your shoulders. You will feel lighter, clearer and your own life and path ahead will once again come back into stronger focus so that you can spend some time on yourself for a change. Your challenge is not to feel selfish for having some much needed ‘you time’. In addition, practice the ‘No!’ word – it does get easier with time! You deserve a break, so relax…