The highlight this monthly horoscope is the solar eclipse on July 12 and the total lunar eclipse on July 27. It makes July a major turning point of the year. It is time to put the last six months behind you and set new goals for the rest of the year.
The solar eclipse is opposite Pluto and the lunar eclipse is conjunct Mars. Also, Mercury stations retrograde just one day before the lunar eclipse. This makes the July horoscope a challenging one.
Power and control issues from the solar eclipse will lead to anger and risky behavior after the lunar eclipse. Misunderstanding and breakdowns in communication from Mercury retrograde will make disagreements and arguments more likely. On the world stage, peace negotiations will become strained and may fail. Unexpected events, threats, and intimidation have the potential to lead to war.
The July 12 partial solar eclipse is influenced by a powerful opposition to minor planet Pluto. This indicates some sort of crisis with your self-esteem, a relationship or an event. An equally intense fixed star brings the potential for neurotic distress triggered by a deeply buried subconscious fear of disaster.
This eclipse signals the right time to transform something in your life holding you back from happiness and success. Possible areas to focus on include your love life, finances or creative work. Hard work and determination will unleash the potential and opportunity held within the grand trine to help avert a personal crisis.
Mercury stations retrograde on July 26, one day before the lunar eclipse. This should be a fairly standard Mercury retrograde phase because of a lack of aspects to other planets. But other factors could make this an upsetting time because of unexpected changes making you nervous and angry. These other factors exacerbate the standard Mercury retrograde problems like communication misunderstanding and the breakdown of mechanical and electrical machines.
Mercury retrograde July 2018 comes with an increased risk of arguments, conflict and accidents. Use common sense, caution and patience to avoid rash actions, over reactions and risk taking. Be ready for the unexpected by staying open-minded and flexible. This will make it easier to adjust your plans in response to changing circumstances. Mercury direct has a very calming influence that will return harmony to your relationships and your life in general.
The July 27 total lunar eclipse joins Mars to make this an emotionally challenging eclipse. Mars anger and frustration could easily turn to reckless actions because of a harsh aspect to Uranus. A more gentle influence from Saturn will make it a little easier to calm down, and some fixed stars give patience and decisiveness in a crisis. However, these same stars can also cause aggression and emotional problems.
Remaining calm in a crisis is the key to dealing with this overly emotional lunar eclipse. This is particularly important for the next two weeks while the July 12 solar eclipse is still active. It brings the potential for a crisis with your self-esteem, a relationship or an event, and for neurotic distress triggered by a deeply buried subconscious fear of disaster.
The July 2018 lunar eclipse is a rare central lunar eclipses, where part of the Moon passes through the center of the Earth’s shadow. It is also the longest total lunar eclipse this century, lasting 1 hour and 23 minutes. This powerful total lunar eclipse is also called a blood moon because of the reddish color caused by light being refracted by Earth’s atmosphere.
ARIES July Horoscope 2018
Be careful not to jump to conclusions around the 5th. Look for new beginnings on the home front after the 12th. This could include renovations, additions, or a new walkway or garden. Creativity becomes more available after the 21st. Friends remain a focus all month long.
TAURUS July Horoscope 2018
Things really go your way from the 10th through the 14th this month. Look for innovations in your thinking after the 12th. Plan for a fun time with your honey around the 22nd. Don’t believe everything that your friends tell you on the 24th.
GEMINI July Horoscope 2018
Re-examine quick decisions made around the 5th. New ideas about making money could be yours after the 12th. As planet Mercury is your ruling planet, keep schedules light after the 25th. Start any major projects needing to be done right away before that date and write everything down.
CANCER July Horoscope 2018
Energy levels are a bit down for you as we begin this month, but will gain strength after the 12th. Changes may be afoot right now but anything lost is something that has outlived its usefulness. Avoid important money decisions after the 25th.
LEO July Horoscope 2018
You shine particularly well on the 5th and the 8th. Behind the scenes changes are likely after the 12th. Planet Mercury will be traversing backwards in your sign so it might be a good time to lay low, retreat or go on vacation after the 25th. Expect surprises around the 25th.
VIRGO July Horoscope 2018
An inspiration about a career move could be yours on the 11th. Look for changes in the career area after the 12th. Money could be coming your way around the 22nd. Communication with friends could be tricky during Mercury retrograde.
LIBRA July Horoscope 2018
A creative idea could positively influence your career early this month. Friends bring you good ideas on the 13th. Don’t let friends manipulate you around the 23rd.
SCORPIO July Horoscope 2018
Travel beckons on the 12th but there is also a strong desire to stay home. A change in your philosophy of life is probably after the 12th. Avoid making career decisions during Mercury retrograde. Friends are especially generous around the 27th.
SAGITTARIUS July Horoscope 2018
A dream could have a message for you about making more money around the 5th. Everybody sees things your way around the 10th. Changes in travel plans are likely after the 12th. Be sure to allow extra time between connections.
CAPRICORN July Horoscope 2018
Changes in the way you view relationships are probable after the 12th. Folks are particularly likely to see things your way around the 14th. Big time asset transfers are not a good idea during Mercury retrograde.
AQUARIUS July Horoscope 2018
An idea about how to make more money on the job could be yours around the 11th. Expect changes at work after the 12th. Don’t let others make you irritable around the 25th. Partners may be a bit harder to understand under Mercury retrograde.
PISCES July Horoscope 2018
You can be the life of the party on the 8th. Expect changes in how you express your creativity after the 12th. Avoid an argument with a partner on the 24th by trying to see his/her point of view. Pick routine work project during Mercury retrograde.