Let’s get real.
With the arrival of the summer solstice, the sky’s astrology takes a turn for the profound and introspective. We are in “eclipse season,” a month-long window that brings out seemingly fated occurrences. The solar eclipse on July 2nd and the lunar eclipse on July 16th will have ripple effects that will be felt for quite some time, especially for cardinal signs. The time surrounding eclipses ushers in awakenings and opportunities—there are often major entrances and exits during this period that challenge us to change for the better. The Sun in Cancer calls us to reflect on our inner world and creates a fertile environment for getting intimate with those we care about. Mercury in Leo turns retrograde on July 7th towards the sign of Cancer, causing delays in the realm of communication, travel, and technology until July 31st—check everything twice! The energy surrounding relationships becomes sentimental and protective when Venus enters the sign of Cancer on July 4th. Mars, the planet of action, enters fun-loving Leo on July 2nd, encouraging us to get physical and enjoy our bodies. This month promises to be personal and meaningful—check your sun sign and rising sign for a more thorough interpretation.