It's an extremely bright start to July, a month when the North Node returns to the sign of Aries for the first time in 17 years. This suggests some new beginnings for us all. However, there may be some powerful endings too. Why? Well, two potent planetary oppositions between the Sun and Pluto and Mars and Saturn can prove seminal. For your in-depth Monthly Horoscope Forecast July 2023 for each sign, please see below...
Monthly Horoscopes for July 2023
Aries 21 March - 20 April
You'll be focused on homely matters until week three, yet this is also an opportunity to relax and enjoy some self-care. Even so, Mars moves into industrious Virgo from the10th, encouraging you to streamline your affairs and get busy. The New Moon on the 17th may be a call to initiate home-based projects and enjoy giving your place a makeover. On the 23rd, the Sun enters creative and fun-loving Leo and luscious Venus turns retrograde, so you may be more cautious about romance. Promote your ideas and invest in hobbies, even if you do doubt yourself at times.
Taurus 21 April - 21 May
The start of the month is great for deals and negotiating. And if you're moved to learn a new skill or promote your ideas or services, just do it! The Full Moon on the 3rd could highlight facts about an issue that you didn't know. This extra information might assist in making a decision. As Mars enters Virgo on the 10th, you might want to hone a skill or take up a new hobby. Whatever feels good, go for it! Lovely Venus will rewind from the 23rd on the same day the Sun enters your property zone, so be careful if buying or selling. Redecorating? A second opinion may help.
Gemini 22 May - 21 June
You'll be keen to make the most of your money and to save where possible. You'll also be ready to enhance your skills, if this might assist you with increasing your income. From the 10th, Mars livens up your home zone. It's time for a clean sweep, Gemini. In addition, Mercury in Leo from the 11th, gives you the power of persuasion in key discussions. Go easy though, as Venus goes into reverse in week four, so be extra careful when committing to anything or signing contracts until September 4th. As the Sun enters Leo, you'll be a live wire and people will be drawn to you.
Cancer 22 June - 23 July
The Sun in your sign means you're starting a fresh cycle, so this is the time to put new ideas and projects into motion. What makes your heart sing? Do more of that, Cancer. The Full Moon in week one could highlight issues in a key relationship, but this is also a time to clear the air and make some decisions. The New Moon in your sign on the 17th, can help you get your plans off to a great start, so don't waste this opportunity. With an emphasis on finances this month, Venus's retro phase could cause a delay with funds. Be very circumspect around money matters too.
Leo 24 July - 23 August
You'll be in demand, and very competitive and proactive until Mars leaves your sign on July 10th and enters your money zone. At the same time, convivial Venus is slowing down prior to going into reverse on the 23rd, so the coming weeks can be a time of reviewing key relationships as well as your social scene. You may want to jettison those connections that aren't working for you. Still, as the Sun enters your sign on the 23rd, the coming weeks are great for allowing your sterling qualities to shine out. You're a natural leader, and others will be drawn to you because of this.
Virgo 24 August - 23 September
There's a lot going on behind the scenes until fiery Mars enters your sign on July 10th, bringing energy and confidence into the mix. The Sun in your social sector until July 23rd, makes this a great month for moving in new circles and making friends. And with a New Moon here on July 17th, take steps towards making a wild dream come true. Be creative, but realistic. Venus turns retrograde from July 23rd in a private zone, and the Sun enters Leo on the same day. The coming weeks are perfect for recharging, but also for loving yourself and enjoying a few treats.
Libra 24 September - 23 October
You'll enjoy being in the hotspot, Libra. The Sun in a highflying zone, means you'll stand out from the crowd and can showcase your best skills. The Full Moon on the 3rd, might also encourage you to take a look at your work/life balance to avoid suffering from burn-out. As Venus turns retrograde from July 23rd in your social sector, you'll be keen to pare back connections that serve no useful purpose. Even so, the Sun's move into Leo also highlights a desire to connect with those who are fun to be around. If they're useful too, so much the better.
Scorpio 24 October - 22 November
While you may be quite competitive about gaining opportunities and reaching your goals, you'll need to factor in Venus's retro phase, as she prepares to slow down prior to rewinding from July 23rd. You may be busy thinking about how you can enhance your reputation and image. And yet the emphasis on your sector of exploration also encourages bold actions. Is a vacation calling out to you? You'll make the most of it. As the Sun glides into Leo from July 23rd, get ready to promote your work, but think carefully about the impression you're giving out and fine-tune it, Scorpio.
Sagittarius 23 November - 21 December
You'll be happy to do what you enjoy most, which is to sample new experiences, travel and explore other interests and opportunities. But once go-getter Mars powers into Virgo and a highflying zone, your competitive side will be to the fore, and you'll be keen to get moving on goals and ambitions. The New Moon on the 17th could coincide with a touch of impatience, as you'll be keen to take advantage of an exciting offer. And why not, Archer? From the 23rd, you'll be in your element as it's time to move out of your comfort zone, travel and expand your reach.
Capricorn 22 December - 20 January
Relationships may be a priority until week four, as the Sun in Cancer encourages co-operation and understanding. Still, there's a deeper note underlying your decisions and if you want something, you'll go all out to get it. Yet once have it, it may lose its sparkle, especially when Venus rewinds from July 23rd. Plus, as Mars enters Virgo from the 10th, you'll be looking for new ideas and opportunities to explore. Ready for a vacation? Enjoy it! From the 23rd, it's time to let go of whatever no longer serves you. With a clean slate you'll be ready for new opportunities.
Aquarius 21 January - 19 February
Been feeling burned out? Rearrange your affairs so that you aren't so frazzled and have more time to relax. There's a lot going on in your relationship sector, with fiery Mars encouraging you to clear the air, but also to engage passionately and honestly with others. As this lively planet moves into Virgo from July 10th, you'll be ready to tackle financial matters and create new opportunities. Mind, with Venus rewinding from the 23rd and the Sun moving into Leo, you'll be keen to reach out to others, but also aware that not everyone will be a great friend, Aquarius.
Pisces 20 February - 20 March
As July gets underway, indulge your favourite activities and enjoy romantic outings and fun dates. Mars will move into Virgo from July 10th, and its influence could stir things up and encourage greater interaction between you and others. If your love life has lost its sparkle, it will soon get spicier. The New Moon on the 17th may coincide with a sparkling encounter that you'll thoroughly enjoy. And it could be the start of a new friendship. As the emphasis shifts to the sign of Leo from July 23rd, it's time to streamline your affairs so you can be more productive, Pisces.