Welcome to July, Cancer! Last month, your season began. The whole world felt awash in beautiful summer nostalgia as many of us found excuses to gather together with friends and family. You are an emotional sign, which makes you a great creative and wonderful friend, but can leave you prone to anxiety. Watch out for Monday, July 5, when the bold Sun in Cancer sextiles eccentric Uranus in Taurus, which is a transit that could unearth secrets in your home life. Psychic planet Neptune is already retrograde, and as result, shining light on difficult truths. Don’t be surprised if a family member confesses a secret and stirs up some drama. Try to stay calm and be the person of reason.
Thankfully, by the end of the week, the family feud will blow over. Friday, July 9, brings a new moon in your sign. New moons are a time for fresh starts, so write down your goals, both professional and personal. Keep them somewhere you can see so that every day you are motivated to transform your dreams into reality. Use the night of the new moon to indulge in self-care. Take a long bath, watch TV, or make love. Self-care is crucial to productivity.
Your emotional maturity is a gift, dear Cancer. Sometimes other people can’t keep up because they are afraid of their emotions, but that’s not your fault. However, when communication planet Mercury enters your sign on Sunday, July 11, friends and lovers are better able to express themselves and get on your level. Be ready to listen when a romantic interest finds the strength to be clear about how they feel.
Then, on Thursday, July 15, an astrologically important comet known as Chiron goes retrograde in brazen Aries. Chiron is called the “wounded healer,” and it wants one thing — for you to process your trauma. You may be an emotionally mature sign, but let’s talk about that crab shell. Your hard exterior makes you a master of hiding old wounds. During Chiron’s retrograde, connect with a therapist or trusted mentor to work through some of your past pain. Your future self will thank you for it.
Then, on Wednesday, July 21, romance planet Venus enters detail-oriented Virgo and your 3rd House of Communication. Continuing themes from earlier this month, you can basically expect you and your crush or partner to get (or stay) on the same level. It’s time to stop hiding feelings and lay your cards on the table. Once you both get honest with each other you can take it from there.