Need some guidance heading into for July and August? Our astrologer Lisa Stardust has your back for Cancer and Leo season!
(JUNE 21 TO JULY 22)
The solar eclipse in your sign on July 2 will push you to express your truest sentiments, leaving you feeling vulnerable outside of your protective crab shell. Being exposed proves challenging, especially when secrets are revealed in all your relationships thanks to the lunar eclipse July 16. Luckily, Virgo season begins August 23, and it will help you navigate your problems without closing yourself off.
(JULY 23 TO AUG. 22)
This is going to be a summer of making it work, starting on July 1, when go-getting Mars aligns with your sun. You’ll get an extra push when Venus enters your house of dreams on July 3, and you’ll be manifesting your visions by July 27, when Venus connects with your sun. You’ll be making money by the sensible Virgo new moon on August 30.
(AUG. 23 TO SEPT. 22)
Expect a flare-up of friendship drama during the solar eclipse on July 2. You may feel like your crew is acting like the cast of Mean Girls, but the lunar eclipse on July 16 will make it easy to kiss and make up. By August 21, you’ll reconnect with your friends when Venus meets your sun, two days before your solar return celebrations kick off.
(SEPT. 23 TO OCT. 22)
Your fundamental beliefs are radically changing this summer, forcing you to reevaluate both your professional and personal lives during July’s eclipses. It might be difficult to keep those scales balanced under the new moon on July 31, but you’ll be primed to shatter any glass ceilings standing in your way by the full moon on August 15. You are the sign of justice, after all.
(OCT. 23 TO NOV. 21)
The July new moon will make you reevaluate your relationship to work, which will be illuminated by August 15’s full moon. That’s when a past project will pop up, allowing you to revisit a professional dream from four years ago. Your love/hate relationship with work will finally chill, and all professional drama will clear up by August 18, inspiring you to unleash your creative talents.
(NOV. 22 TO DEC. 21)
This summer will illuminate how you, the lover of all fun and freedom, deal with other people. Both July eclipses make it clear that you’re caught in the sort of bad romance that would make Lady Gaga proud. Think about any commitments you manifested around April 10, when Jupiter began its retrograde—you’ll be opening up those relationships when Jupiter’s retrograde ends on August 11.
(DEC. 22 TO JAN. 19)
Relationship insecurities will surface this summer as seasonal shifts start to surface, but the solar eclipse on July 2 will allow relationships to deepen if you let go of fear, little sea-goat. Letting yourself be free to love who you want will cause anxiety during the lunar eclipse July 16, but revolutionary Uranus’ retrograde on August 11 will revolutionize how you manage and maintain partnerships.
(JAN. 20 TO FEB. 18)
Prepare to be haunted by past paramours when Mercury retrograde resurrects them from July 7 to July 31. July 31 brings a new relationship ‘tude, and you’ll know if you want to let these blasts from the past hang around or if it’s time to call an exorcist by August 11. The new moon on August 30 will inspire you to embrace your sexiness.
(FEB. 19 TO MARCH 20)
The solar eclipse on July 2 may make you feel like you’re floating on cloud nine. Under August 15’s full moon, your passions will rise, allowing you to take pleasure and find solace in your secret fantasies and desires. The new moon August 30 will have you swimming through a bevy of lusty emotions, making your often-melancholy blue Piscean seas shine with happiness throughout this summer.
(MARCH 21 TO APRIL 19)
Beware the temptation to gossip when Mars enters Leo on July 1. Then, get ready for the lunar eclipse in feels-heavy Cancer on July 16 to expose old wounds for you to face head-on. Your tongue proves mightier than the sword on August 19, when Mars moves into analytical Virgo—carefully choose your battles, and end old ones with a quip worthy of Dorothy Parker.
(APRIL 20 TO MAY 20)
Your earthly desires will come to light during July 2’s solar eclipse, and you’ll feel bullish about exploring your hidden role-playing fantasies by the time the lunar eclipse rolls around mid-July. Just when you think you’re about to explode, Mars’ ingress into the pleasure center of your chart on August 18 fires up your erogenous zones and senses. Enjoy your summer of hedonism and play carefully.
(MAY 21 TO JUNE 20)
Summer lovin’ will have you feeling more like a kitten with a whip than beach-blanket ready. The eclipses in July stimulate your need to take control in the boudoir. The weather may be hot, but things will reach a feverish pitch inside under the full moon August 15. Start shopping for thigh-high boots worthy of worship now. Don’t forget to keep it safe, sane, and consensual.
By Lisa Stardust
Illustrated by Camille Chew
This piece originally appeared in the May/June 2019 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!
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