Rachel Lang is a professionally certified astrologer and healer who works with individuals, small businesses, and corporations. An internationally recognized speaker, she also hosts workshops and offers classes, retreats and meditation groups. Rachel loves helping people identify and heal challenges or roadblocks in life. She supports them in decision-making processes by mapping astrological trends and forecasts to offer a glimpse of what’s ahead. Her favorite part of her job is writing horoscopes and articles for LVBX Magazine. You can find out more or schedule a session online at http://rachelclang.com.
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Have you stepped into an altered reality? Do you feel as if you’re living in a dream? Take a deep breath and be here now. Your life is in transition, and it might feel unsettled, but you are on your path and ready for expansion.
Your ruling planet, Mars, is retrograde and appears to move backward in the heavens. Mars is the planet of action, initiative, and passion. When it’s retrograde, life feels slower than usual, and you might not have as much motivation. It is a time to slow down and recalibrate. If you feel stuck, take a break and step away from your routine rather than force an issue. During this time, you might gain clarity about your future and adjust your mindset about your goals. With Saturn at the top of your chart, you are at a peak point of your career. That said, you may have reached the apex of your current line of work and might be thinking about what’s next. Open your mind to the possibilities but know anything you wish to start will take more time than you expect. Be patient with any new beginning. Think big picture and strategize for the long term.
On July 12, the solar eclipse falls within your sector of home and family. Eclipses signify change, and you could experience shifts within your family structure. You might be inspired to revisit your childhood home or connect with distant family members. On a practical level, you may encounter unexpected issues with your house. Attend to anything needing repair ahead of time just in case.
Then, on July 22, the sun moves into Leo and shines a spotlight on you. You could attract someone special into your life (if you are single). If you have children, your parenting becomes more purposeful. You could have a stronger desire to be active in their lives. If you don’t have children, you could decide to open up to that possibility this month, especially around July 27.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): You are climbing a new peak in your career. You have likely been working for years to achieve this kind of success. Even if you do not have a typical job, you might be experiencing levels of recognition for your community involvement. This month, keep charging ahead. You are unstoppable! If you lack momentum, step outside and give yourself a break to breathe in the fresh air. Because this month features some intense transits for everyone, you will need to keep a positive outlook. You might try saying this mantra as a daily meditation:
I allow myself to experience success, abundance, and love each day. I accept my life as it is, fully and completely, and trust I will manifest positive changes in my life now and in the future as I have done in the past.
The solar eclipse in Cancer on July 12 activates your third house of communication and siblings. Eclipses can shift circumstances in our lives, and you could experience some changes in this area. One of your siblings or neighbors could reveal something to you in an unexpected way. You are usually a rock upon which others lean during trying times, but you get to choose how you show support. Right now, you might need to stretch your boundaries to avoid getting overwhelmed. Communicate your needs.
If you have a writing or teaching project, you could encounter breakthroughs in the way you express yourself. If you are working on marketing yourself to potential employers or clients, you might consider seeing a coach to help you develop a clear strategy.
Relationships have ups and downs this month. We have two eclipses, a solar one on July 12 and a lunar one on July 27. The weeks between eclipses feel intense for everyone. Therefore, be gentle with yourself and your loved ones. If you are single and hoping to manifest a relationship, remain optimistic. This might not be the best time to start a new LTR (long-term relationship), but you can have fun flirting and meeting new people, especially at the beginning of the month around July 5. If you are involved, get creative in the ways you express yourself to your partner. If you’re living apart, that could change unexpectedly at the end of the month. Or if you cohabitate, you could decide to make changes to your home. Maybe it’s time to add space for an expanding family. Eclipses catalyze changes in unexpected ways.
Gemini (May 20 – June 21): The weeks leading up to a remarkable life change can seem frenetic, and you grow restless knowing something is coming but not knowing exactly what. You might see signs, like number sequences 11:11, 1:11, or 5:55. As a Gemini, you likely feel a combination of anxious and excited. When you can’t see what’s ahead, you have no choice but to surrender, let go of your need to know, and allow yourself to flow. That’s what this whole month could feel like for you. When you think you have it all figured out, life could throw a curveball your way. Relax, Gemini. You have manifested the changes to come. Have faith.
The solar eclipse on July 12 places your finances in the spotlight. An unexpected circumstance could lead to you to conclude it’s time to shift your money mindset, especially if you have been in fear about your financial future. It is time to release those fears and embrace hope. That said, you might consider being a bit more conservative with your spending in light of this influence, especially at the beginning of the month.
On July 22, the Sun moves into Leo, and it illuminates your sector of communication. At the end of the month, you might have the urge to write a novel, update your online dating profile, spruce up your social media presence, or market yourself in a new way. If you have been thinking about teaching an online course or hosting a webinar, you might want to wait until after the Mercury retrograde, which starts on July 25. This month is a favorable time, though, for preparing your materials and solidifying a plan.
The time in between two eclipses (July 12-27) can feel intense. Eclipses help us see our limitations more clearly so we can release those ideas and move forward with ease. Therefore, notice any negative thoughts and create affirmations to counter them. Because we are all feeling the intensity, try not to overreact to situations. Keep it all in perspective and try to see the bigger picture. Everything happens for our growth and evolution. If someone pushes your buttons, take a deep breath before you react. Look at everything through the eyes of compassion, especially from July 25-28.
If you are in a relationship, Mercury is moving slower than usual, and while it’s in its shadow before stationing retrograde, you could have a few misunderstandings. If your love life has been rocky, focus on being the change you want to see in your relationship. There are many opportunities for growth and deeper connections this month. Sit still with whatever comes up, and work through it together. Eclipses can bring you closer together in surprising ways.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Happy birthday! This month starts out like a novel in that everything happening in your life foreshadows something to come. Therefore, pay attention to your dreams, signs from the universe, and clues in your environment. Buy a good dream dictionary if you don’t have one and look for symbolism in everything. Because you are on the precipice of remarkable life changes, be open to guidance. The universe wants to support you by giving you messages to assist with your plans. You may need to do a lot of letting go in preparation. It will all be worthwhile.
Financial changes in the middle of the month could lead to breakthroughs by the full moon on July 27, which will be a lunar eclipse activating your eighth house of shared resources, investments, and savings. Because eclipses can shake things up, this may not be the best time to make significant changes to your portfolio. After all, Mars is retrograde in that sector. However, this is an excellent time to review plans for the future and save as much as you can. It’s also a great time to reduce debt.
The solar eclipse on July 12 is a powerful influence for you, as it’s in your sign! Breathe deeply and know everything happens for a reason. Look for meaning in every situation. Be extra gentle with yourself, as your health could be more sensitive than usual. If you face any conflicts or relationship challenges, clear things up with honest communication. Drop your shield and speak from your heart.
From July 5-8, romance is a highlight. If you are in a relationship, these few days could inspire positive growth and change in your partnership. July 5-8 is a great time to get away for a romantic adventure. If you are trying to conceive a child or hoping to adopt, this could be a turning point in your journey, thanks to Jupiter’s influence. Throughout the rest of the month, your love life could be full of twists and turns, whether you are single or involved. Relax and go with the flow. If you are on the fence about a relationship, you could reach a decision point in between the two eclipses. Own your power and make a choice. You do not need to compromise.
Leo (July 23 – August 22): Letting go is a key theme for you this month, and it can happen in graceful ways. It doesn’t necessarily mean leaving, although it could. Rather, letting go means radically accepting what is. If someone is giving you mixed messages or being evasive, take a deep breath and refocus your attention on what works for you in your life. Letting go also means relaxing, and who couldn’t use a little more of that? Take it easy this month and prioritize your wellbeing, especially after July 22, when Leo season starts, and it’s all about YOU.
Between July 12 and 27, we are in what I call an “eclipse tunnel,” a two-week period between the solar and lunar eclipse when every situation intensifies. Emotions run hot, and we all need to cool down. Keep this in mind because your sign is involved in the lunar eclipse on the 27th, and you will feel this. Eclipses can catalyze change because they stir suppressed emotions. Past situations you thought were finished resurface for reexamination. This month, you might give yourself a retreat, see a healer or therapist, or designate time for creative projects.
Mars is retrograde in your seventh house of relationships all month, and this could be a time of change for your love life. If you are in a relationship, you could find new ways to connect with your partner if you have grown apart. Think about your idea of loyalty. Try not to be so committed to your commitments that you neglect yourself. Venus is in your sign until July 9. The beginning of the month is an excellent influence for romance, whether you’re single or involved.
After July 20, the Sun shines in your sign, and you could receive a fateful call. You have the energy and motivation to live with a greater sense of purpose. After July 25, face your fears and live boldly. Take a calculated risk to advance your career to a whole new level. You could receive a chance to revisit a dream from your past.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22):
For everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
– Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Remember this passage throughout the month when you feel any lack of momentum. There are times of high productivity and times to conserve your energy. Your ruling planet stations retrograde on July 25, initiating a time to pause, reflect, and take care of some personal matters. If you know that going into the month, you can designate time accordingly and avoid worry or frustration. After all, there will be a time for work and activity soon after the retrograde.
The Solar Eclipse on July 12 highlights your social life. This would be an excellent time to host a party, family reunion, or gather friends for a dinner party. At the beginning of the month, you might feel led to volunteer to help a cause or contribute to an organization. Another way to give back is to mentor or teach. You will receive intangible (and tangible) rewards for anything you do to become more involved in your community at this time.
Between the solar eclipse on July 12 and the lunar eclipse on July 27, the intensity builds, and you might want to shake things up in your life. However, this month is not a great time act on impulse, especially in your relationships. Instead, it’s a time to gather information and make a strategic plan for moving forward in new ways. Venus helps with romance after July 9 as it enters your sign. Your confidence gets a boost, and that could help you attract someone special into your life if you are single and ready for love.
Libra (September 23 – October 22): Balance is a Libra keyword, and nothing calibrates your equilibrium like time to yourself. July ushers in a period of transition for you, personally and professionally, with exciting things manifesting in your life. To maximize the creative potential of this time, make time to nurture yourself. Spend time in nature, have a day of pure relaxation, meditate frequently, and honor your body’s needs.
The Solar eclipse on July 12 highlights changes in your career. While this isn’t the optimal time to start a new venture (with Mars in Retrograde), this is an excellent time to expand outreach in your current job. You might consider hiring an agent or representative to help with promotion. Likewise, submit articles or blog posts to reach a broader audience. If the energy of the eclipse stirs up within you a desire for an overall career change, try to think about the long-term and take incremental steps right now. This approach can prevent you from feeling overwhelmed by the process of starting out on a new path.
After July 22, your social life is the focus. Remember: Balance is your keyword. You can turn down invitations if your time is limited. The eclipse on July 27 could reveal some hidden truth about one of your friends or colleagues. As a result, your social circle could shift. These changes are necessary, even if they are painful. Your path is unfolding in remarkable ways right now, and any situation unfolding in your life supports that growth and evolution.
Romantic interests from the past could come back into your life, albeit briefly, this month, especially on July 20. Before you move into a new relationship or deepen a current one, you might need to let go of an ex. Maybe you didn’t gain closure from that relationship. By the time Mercury stations retrograde on July 25, you could get your chance. If you are planning to start a family with your partner, the lunar eclipse on July 27 could help shine a light on issues that may be hindering the process. It could also introduce a surprise when you least expect it!
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): This month has the right amount of intensity for you. I guarantee you will not be bored! Internal or external tensions could stretch you beyond your comfort zone; you will change as a result. You could start to feel a shift stirring from within on July 12, when the solar eclipse opposes Pluto, the planet associated with your sign. The twelfth is a day of realizations and awakenings when you could discover hidden information. You know that saying, “The truth will set you free?” Well, keep that in mind, as any discovery will eventually liberate you from life situations that have held you back.
Travel is a big theme this month, whether you are leaving town for a vacation or planning one in the future. Business trips early in the month could result in opportunities after July 20. The further you go, the more you expand your horizons.
On July 10, Jupiter stations direct in your sign, and you might have a chance to revisit career opportunities that didn’t manifest as expected earlier this year. This turning point for you could allow you to gain more recognition for your talents. The universe could aim a spotlight on you after July 22, when the sun shines its light on your career sector. However, that also means others could take notice if you act out of integrity or err in some way. Therefore, be conscious in all you do.
Relationships will have ups and downs this month, thanks to Mars (your traditional ruling planet) in retrograde and Uranus in your seventh house of relationships. If you are single, you might find your wishes and desires in flux right now. For those who want life partners, being single is a sacred time during which you grow and change. Honor that time, and focus on you. For those of you involved in relationships, watch your temper with your partner. We are all a more sensitive this month with the Cancer Sun and eclipse season. Find a balance between your work and personal life, and take time for yourself whenever possible.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Astrologers have a saying, “As above, so below.” This phrase originates from the Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus, and it means that the macrocosm is the same as the microcosm. Something manifesting within your physical body has emotional, spiritual, and mental components as well. An astrological signification can often indicate that same thing. (That’s the above part.) So, when you understand what is happening on one level, you can access meaning in all other levels, too, and connect the dots to understand your life better. This month, you will experience these connections in ways you never imagined. You will pay more attention to synchronicity, look for signs and symbols in your dreams and waking life, and seek other perspectives. This month is a great time to consult with a healer, astrologer, therapist, or shaman to foster this exploration.
You might consider making financial changes this month, like reducing or clearing debt or saving more intentionally. The solar eclipse on July 12 highlights your shared resources and long-term investments. This month, take a more conservative approach with your finances and try not to take significant risks. Eclipses shake things up, and you could feel unsettled. Financial fear has no benefit unless you take conscious action to protect your assets.
When the Sun moves into Leo on July 22, you could feel a sense of wanderlust. This would be an excellent time to get away, especially around the time of the Full Moon on July 27. If your schedule doesn’t allow you to leave town, use the influence to pursue higher knowledge. Take a class or learn a new skill to inspire your curiosity.
Relationships could have ups and downs this month. The period between two eclipses (from July 12-27) feels intense for everyone. If you are single, flirt and play, but try not to become too involved. Allow the romance to unfold slowly. If you are involved in a relationship, you could experience some communication challenges after July 25. This is not a time to argue or belabor a point but rather to try to find a middle ground. Focus on the positive and see the best in your partner. You are growing together and finding new ways to be in partnership as a result.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): When the sun is in Cancer, it is in your opposite sign. At the halfway point in your solar year when you can more clearly assess your goals and priorities. You also face some challenges, as you have to let go of some things to manifest others. So, this is a month of letting go. The good news? This letting process can happen gracefully, and it starts with radically accepting what you cannot change. If a goal hasn’t come to fruition in the way you had hoped, it’s okay. Perhaps your soul wanted something different. The key to happiness can often be found when you release resistance to what is and detach from your attachment to a specific outcome. Flow with life. You will see this in full effect on July 12, with the solar eclipse in your opposite sign.
This month features two eclipses, a solar one on July 12 and a lunar one on July 27. Eclipses symbolize significant shifts, but the changes don’t happen overnight. Often, changes signified by eclipse cycles manifest over six months or more. Honor your process. You are where you need to be on your path. If you need to adjust people, places, or circumstances, do so consciously without burning any bridges.
On July 22, the sun moves into the sector of your chart that relates to shared resources. If you are in a relationship, you might have some honest financial conversations. Work through any money issues in your relationship by developing a strategy to clear debt and save for the future. Emotions are intense this month. So, try to keep everything in perspective and work as a team. This month may not be the best time to make significant changes to your portfolio. During eclipse season, tensions can run high, and you might make a fear-based decision. Consult with your trusted financial advisors if you have questions, especially around July 27.
In relationships, depth is your keyword. If you are in a relationship, communicate openly and honestly to avoid misunderstandings after July 25. The end of the month would be a favorable time to work with a couple’s therapist to uncover more in-depth issues.
If you are single, you might enjoy your freedom this month. While others are undergoing relationship transformations with Mars in retrograde, you are bypassing all of that potential stress. If you feel lonely during this time, spend time with friends for connections. You are less interested in shallow affairs; hold out for what could deepen into true love.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): Two eclipses happen this month, and one of them on July 27 highlights your sign. Eclipses signify change, and you could see seismic shifts in your personal life between July 12-27. So, fasten your seatbelts and hang on for the ride of a lifetime! During those two weeks, you might feel everything more intensely. Joy, frustration, anger, conviction, passion, and the whole spectrum of emotions are available to you.
You do not have to act on those emotions, however. Honor your feelings. Feel them. But take a deep breath before making a drastic move. The heightened energy will settle in August. Emotions offer us information about our life decisions, and so they are essential guideposts.
Mars is retrograde in your sign, and as a result, you might have lost a little motivation you had last month. Use the opportunity to take a break from it all. You might consider traveling at the beginning of the month. You do not need to force projects into completion. When you experience stagnation in any area of your life, shift focus to what is in flow rather than feeling stuck.
Professionally, this is a time of opportunity despite the Mars retrograde. On July 5, you could receive recognition for your hard work in the form of an award or promotion. Keep a positive outlook on your career, and you will stay aligned for success. If you have been feeling burnout or ready for a career change, form new professional connections and foster those relationships.
Your love life takes the spotlight at the end of the month. The sun shines in your relationship sector after July 22, and you could decide to make a deeper commitment to someone you’ve been dating. You could have an awakened desire for true partnership, but wait a few weeks before stating your intentions. Mercury stations retrograde in the same sector on July 25, and your fears and reservations could surface. If you are single, this is an excellent time to be free. You might decide to make a long-distance move or express your independence in some other way. If you have been longing for a relationship, though, the lunar eclipse on July 27 could help reveal any issues from the past that may be limiting you in finding the one. Once you have awareness, you can change old relationship patterns and experience love in new ways.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Your creative juices are flowing all month, and you are in a highly prolific period. In fact, you could put the finishing touches on a project that has been in the works for quite some time. The solar eclipse on July 12 symbolizes a turn of events that could result in successful outcomes for you, especially if you have felt stuck or had a creative block. Eclipses fast-forward events in our lives, and for you, this is especially true. You can make the most of this by facing your fear head-on, activating your courage in the process. You can achieve more than you ever dreamed possible.
You could have realizations about your health around the time of the lunar eclipse on July 27. If you have concerns, seek help from your medical professional or consider alternative therapies early in the month for prevention. Use your energy wisely at the end of the month, and try not to overextend yourself. You may want to do it all, but you have to prioritize.
Be open to surprises all month long. When you think your life is finally settled, everything could shift in miraculous ways. This is especially true if you have been thinking about starting a family. You could receive favorable news about your fertility around the time of the solar eclipse on July 12. If you are not quite ready for that, then exercise caution.
Romance is a definite highlight early in the month. If you are single, you could have a boost in confidence. Flirt and have fun, but remember Mars is in retrograde and take your time getting to know someone before jumping into a relationship. If you are involved, enjoy time together early in the month. You might consider making a trip around July 8. Toward the end of the month, you might face some communication challenges, especially after July 25, after Mercury stations retrograde. Between July 12-25, we all will feel with more intensity. Therefore, speak from your heart and act with compassion.