JULY: Monthly Horoscopes and Journal Prompts
Aries are notoriously action orientated but this month home is where the heart is for the passionate Rams. With the Sun blazing through your introspective fourth house, you are stoked to be curled up in ‘su casa’ with a cup of rooibos tea and the latest Brene Brown book. You want your home to be a sanctuary so you may be decorating, updating or even relocating. Whatever it is, it is all about enhancing your safe & sacred space. Mars, your planetary ruler, blasted into your sign at the end of June where it will remain until January 2021.
This cosmic boost only occurs once every two years, so use it to your advantage! This is an energetic period where you will feel enthusiastic about new beginnings. Beware of biting off more than you can chew. Eat those elephants one bite at a time. If I saw myself through the eyes of a stranger for the very first time, I would compliment myself by saying…
If you could choose anywhere in the world to be your home, where would it be? Use this to inspire you choose items, colour schemes, etc.
How can I get (more) creative about abundance?
Happy July! Taurus are ’slow and steady win the race’ types and this month you could be picking some of the fruits of your labours. Projects related to communications and intellectual pursuits will be thriving. Marketing, sales and technology will be especially profitable now. Perhaps you are thinking of ways to monetize some of your artistic endeavours? Get busy promoting yourself through social platforms. Beware of negative thought patterns at this time. This transit is notorious for thinking ourselves in circles.
Stay mindful and ground yourself in these uncertain times by tapping into your imagination. Mars, the red hot planet, blasted into your twelfth house at the end of June where it will remain until January 2021. This cosmic boost only occurs once every two years, so use it to your advantage! You are driven to retreat and reflect at this time. Your imagination and creativity can surge right now. Pay attention to your dreams which can be especially prophetic. This is a time of endings and release for you. Make self care your top priority!
What does my ideal life look like?
What can I do this week to push that forward?
Do I communicate with integrity?
How can I better asset myself?
How can I restructure my thinking?
What notions about myself and others can I let go of?
What am I not seeing with clarity?
What makes me feel safe and secure?
Hola Gemini! Your birthday season has officially passed and now the time is ripe for fresh beginnings as you enter a new solar cycle. ‘El Sol’ is blazing through your second house of values. What do you really care about? Do you take time to serve your morals daily? Remember the order matters! If you prioritize success over health, you are going to be burned out AF. Focus on feelings you can cultivate rather than ideals or material items. Mars, the red hot planet, blasted into your eleventh house of community at the end of June where it will remain until January 2021. This cosmic boost only occurs once every two years, so use it to your advantage!
This is an innovative and hopeful period where you will be driven to tackle situations with a completely different approach. Working along side others will be super beneficial now. Your social calendar can be packed — make sure to carve out time for numero uno.
When I am in pain, physical or emotional, the kindest thing I can do for myself is….
How can I energize my spirit on a daily basis?
What lights me up from the inside out?
What thoughts and feelings about my past can I let go of?
What stories not rooted in reality have I been telling myself?
What positive stories can I replace them with?
Happy Birthday Cancer! Did someone say party time? Okay, maybe it’s not exactly the fiesta you’ve been dreaming of but that doesn’t mean it can’t still be epic! You may be delaying Cabo San Lucas until further notice but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring Mexico to you! Have a margarita and taco night at your pad and invite all your BFFs. This month you are going to be shining bright like a diamond! You are on high visibility and people can’t help but take notice.
You will be extra charming and attractive so don’t be surprised if a random hottie asks for your digits. Mars blasted into your tenth house of career at the end of June, where it will remain until January 2021. This cosmic boost only occurs once every two years, so use it to your advantage! You are driven to succeed during this period and focused on your long term goals. Your ambitions run high and you could lang a big contract or kudos (and promotions) from your superiors. Make sure to carve out time to rest and rejuvenate. Beware of burning the candle stick at both ends!
When I picture myself this time next year, what do I see?
What have I accomplished?
What kind of person am I?
One thing that makes me feel really loved is….
Other people say they love me and admire me because….
Which of my values need reworking?
Hola Leo! Your sign loves to party, but this won’t be your priority until later July, when the Sun moves into your sign. Social distancing? No problem! R&R is your middle name right now. As the Sun transits your twelfth house of endings, you are in a phase of completion and closure. The time is ripe for releasing patterns that no longer serve you. Taking time to meditate will spark creativity now. If you have been thinking about starting up a passion project, the stars are blessing you. Mars blasted into your ninth house of expansion at the end of June, where it will remain until January 2021. This cosmic boost only occurs once every two years, so use it to your advantage! During this period you will be driven to experience something new. You may be dreaming of exploring faraway lands. Get out of your regular routine and do something spontaneous!
How can you make your work more fulfilling?
What does letting go mean to you?
What are some beliefs about yourself you need to restructure?
What limiting beliefs about your future do you need to release?
Hi Virgo! Who is your tribe? Groups, organizations and friends are taking centre stage for you this month as the Sun lights up your social eleventh house. Use social platforms and zoom chats to connect with people and things you care about. You may be extra interested in humanitarian causes now. This transit also rules media, marketing and communication. Thinking about starting an online biz? Now is the time! At the very least, get our some paper and do a massive brain dump. You could be on to your next big thing! Mars blasted into your eighth house of intimacy at the end of June, where it will remain until January 2021. This cosmic boost only occurs once every two years, so use it to your advantage! During this period, you are driven to transform. You are intense and keen to get to the core of matters. Sexual relationships can be especially hot! Hmm does Victoria Secret have a sale?
What ways have your friendships affected you positively or negatively?
What have I always wanted to learn?
What can I do today to work towards this?
How can we heal collectively?
What can I do individually to contribute to this?
What traumas have I experienced in my life?
Feel them, breathe into emotions and sensations, and let them go.
Hola Libra! The Sun is blazing through your house of career and public relations this month. You can be on high visibility and promotions and recognition are possible now — even if you are working from home! You might be taking a serious look at what it is you want to accomplish. What are your dreams? What legacy do you want to leave behind?
Map out your strategies and take one small step daily to help get you moving in the right direction. Mars blasted into your seventh house of partnerships at the end of June, where it will remain until January 2021. This cosmic boost only occurs once every two years, so use it to your advantage! This period is all about commitment and compromise. You are striving to bring more balance and harmony to your life. Nurture yourself, so you can nurture those around you. Allow yourself to heal.
What goals do I want to achieve this quarter?
What is my biggest issue in regards to organization and time management?
Where in my life do I want to see transformation?
What is it about my job that makes me happiest?
What do I need to re-evaluate in my relationships?
Paris, Madrid, Sydney? You are dreaming of escape now lovely Scorpio! Now I know, it isn’t exactly an ideal time to plan your next getaway but that doesn’t mean you can’t infuse your days with something a little exotic. Maybe try making some new culture-inspired dishes and listen to music inspired by faraway lands? This transit is mostly about expansion. How can you stimulate your mind? Dive into new educational or intellectual pursuits. Mars blasted into your sixth house of health at the end of June, where it will remain until January 2021. This cosmic boost only occurs once every two years, so use it to your advantage! You are driven to improve your lifestyle and daily routines. This period is all about work and you could be busy taking on new projects and duties. Beware of burn out — Prioritize!
What new destination can you add to your bucket list?
What do you believe is more important: the journey or the destination? Why?
What are the biggest lessons you have learned on the journey of life?
How can you better communicate your needs in the workplace?
What about your career would you like to restructure?
This month is going to be HOT Sagittarius! The Sun blazing through your eighth house of sex and bonding. Hey, with all this extra time in ‘su casa’ this doesn’t come as a shock. Right now you crave intimacy more than ever — You want to get deep with your partner outside the sheets too. If you are single, you could be doing some psychological work and shedding some old skins. The time is ripe to let go of any simmering connections and make way for new steamy prospects. The occult and anything, well, witchy will appeal to you now. Mars blasted into your fifth house of fame and creativity at the end of June, where it will remain until January 2021. This cosmic boost only occurs once every two years, so use it to your advantage! You are driven to express yourself now and have lots of energy for good old fashioned fun! This is also a great time for love and romance. If you are single, you are certainly ready to mingle.
In what ways can you cultivate more intimacy in your life and in general and/or relationships in particular?
What do I need right now to help me feel calm and safe?
What is one thing I have always wanted to learn?
Hola Capricorn! This has been a year of transformation for your steadfast sign. Most of this action has been taking place in your first house of self and identity. However, this month your mind could be on one special connection and you are willing to sacrifice your individual needs for the sake of a dynamic duo. If you are are single, some old prospects may resurface who have serious staying potential. It’s all about timing and now it’s totally ripe. Mars blasted into your fourth house of home at the end of June, where it will remain until January 2021. This cosmic boost only occurs once every two years, so use it to your advantage. You are driven to be comfortable and crave familiarity now. You don’t care much for trying new things now, preferring to stick with what is tried and true. Your family is your number one priority. Get planning a family fiesta!
What do you want from your romantic relationships?
How can I bring more of it to the table?
There is beauty in my imperfection, what makes me unique also makes me imperfect?
This month I will embrace by imperfection by…..
Scars tell the stories of the adventures we have taken. My scars tell a story, my life is an……
What wounds can I breathe light into?
Hi Aquarius! Being confined to ‘su casa’ this month could be inspiring your to clean out your closet! Organization, health, and routines will be on forefront of your eccentric mind this month. Are you a bit of a hoarder? You might feel compelled to donate old items that no longer bring you value. Don’t let nostalgia plague you. If you haven’t used it or worn it, get rid of it. This is also an excellent time to think about implementing a new morning or evening ritual. Are you missing the gym like crazy? Try some yoga on demand to keep those chakras balanced. Mars moved into your communicative third house at the end of June, where it will remain until January 2021. This cosmic boost only occurs once every two years, so use it to your advantage. You are driven to communicate openly now. This will be a busy period for you and your mind is very active. Any intellectual pursuits will be favoured.
If you could tell someone how you’re truly feeling right now & what you need to heal, what would you tell them?
Write a message to your future self about how you want your future relationships to look.
What makes me feel safe and grounded?
How can I nurture myself today?
Fun, romance and creativity are hallmarks for you in July, dear Pisces. This absolutely couldn’t have come at a better time for the whimsical fish. The Sun in your fifth house is an excellent time to get in touch with your inner child. What lights you up from the inside out? Crafting? Maybe now is the time to actually do, all those DIY ideas you have had pinned to your crafting board forever. Someone tall, dark and handsome could catch your eye over the next four weeks. Enjoy in some flirtation, while maintaining social distance of course. Attached? Find new creative ways to connect. Try something you have never done together before! Mars blasted into your second house of values at the end of June, where it will remain until January 2020. This cosmic boost only occurs once every two years, so use it to your advantage. You are driven to have more security in your life. You want to feel financially sound, and can work harder at making money. You may be involved in some new money-making ventures!
What does a creative and fulfilling life look like for me?
What is a dream you have always had?
I feel most playful and spontaneous when…
If it didn’t have to be perfect, I would create…
If I could make money at doing something creative, it would be…
Virginia Derkach is the founder of Hatha Astro. Originally from Canada, Virginia is currently living in the Balearic Islands in Spain, and has been practicing Astrology for over 20 years. She writes monthly horoscopes and journal prompts that are targeted towards the globally-connected, entrepreneurially spirited, socially conscious, eco-friendly and experience driven millennial generation.