Cancer Monthly Horoscope July 2018

Cancer (Born June 22 to July 1) and Cancer Ascendant 0 to 10 degrees Cancer:

July 2018 Cancer Horoscope: Love, Career, & General Trends


Overview.

The Sun this Month: Central Focus, Consciousness

Until July 22nd:

The Sun continues to move through your solar first house. You experience a renewal of energy and vitality now, and it's a strong time for increased personal confidence. The emphasis is on self-expression, what kind of impression you make on others, and beginning new personal projects. You are a little more self-centered than usual, and this is quite natural and healthy as long as you don't take it too far. You are more decisive and forward-looking now, and you put more faith in your own abilities. Physically, you are likely feeling strong. This is an excellent cycle for making personal changes in your manner or appearance, and for any self-improvement endeavors. Personal projects that you begin now are likely to blossom nine months down the road.

From July 23rd forward:

The Sun highlights your second house now, and your focus is on material affairs and comfort issues. Security is a driving force for you at the moment, and you might find that you are especially interested in accumulating possessions. What you have and what you don't have come into focus--what makes you feel comfortable, your sense of security, and what you value. This is the time of year when personal finances and possessions receive maximum attention. Pour your energy into your work and your finances, and you might just be able to take your ideas to the bank. Extravagance with your pocketbook is something you may want to look out for, however. If you find yourself itching to make unnecessary purchases, know that at the root of this urge is the desire to pamper and comfort yourself. Nothing wrong with it, but there are inexpensive (and even free) ways to make yourself feel good. This is not the most eventful time of year for you. You are more inclined to dig in your heels and hang on to what makes you feel most secure than to take big risks.

Venus this Month: Love, Romance, Social Life, Comfort

Until the 10th: 

Venus continues to grace your solar second house during this period. You might receive gifts or bonuses now, or you find much comfort in what you already own and have. You may be a little extravagant with money for the time being, as your desire for luxury and comfort items is increased now, and this is something to watch for. When it comes to love, you value those who make you feel comfortable and secure.

From July 10th forward: 

With Venus moving through your solar third house during this period, you are mostly cheerful in your approach to others, and perhaps somewhat intellectual, during this transit. Essentially, you are quite companionable now. You enjoy talking about what interests you, and you find great value in the exchange of ideas. Sometimes this transit brings benefit through siblings, communications, or short trips. During this period, you are most attracted to wit, cheerfulness, and verbal rapport. You are especially good at mediating conflicts. Smoothing over differences using your diplomacy skills figures now.

Mercury this Month: Communications, Learning, Connections, Transportation

All month: 

Mercury continues to transit your solar second house. You might play with various ways to increase personal funds, resulting in more than one avenue for monetary gain. Avoid letting undue pressure from others push you into signing important papers that may create a serious financial commitment. Shopping when experiencing nervous tension should also be avoided. Your mind is always active with new ideas for an increase of income during this cycle. Brothers or sisters, or communications, may be a source of financial or material gain or loss now.

Mercury is retrograde from July 25/26 to August 19th:

All Mercury retrograde cycles particularly affect you in terms of personal communications in general as well as communications about the past because Mercury rules these areas of your life. Your intuition usually serves you very well, but may not be up to par for the time being. Take care when it comes to presenting ideas, writing letters, and any detail work. You may not be seeing the whole picture.

Occurring in your solar second house this time, extra care should be exercised when it comes to new financial initiatives. There may be the need to revisit old, nagging issues regarding personal finances. Take this time to re-budget instead of making premature purchases. Hold off on major decision-making regarding money. Instead, take the time to re-think your sources of income and how you spend your cash during this period, but put off finalizing anything important for the time being. In fact, some money-making ideas or ventures may be put on hold due to circumstances beyond your control. This is an excellent period for review, however.

Mars this Month: Energy, Drive, Courage

All month:

Mars continues to energize your solar eighth house. This is a less outwardly assertive or aggressive stage for you as you take the time to process recent events in your life and to develop strategies for going after what you want in the future. You are more observant than active during this cycle, and more strategic and deliberate when you do take action. There may be an increase in sexual appetite now. It's an excellent period for eliminating wasteful activities. Shared finances can come into focus, and you might feel an increased need to take charge of these matters. This could lead to disputes and disagreements if you are not careful or sensitive in your dealings with others.

Mars is retrograde from June 26-August 27

All Mars retrograde cycles particularly affect you in terms of your career, professional life, ambition, public relations, and your reputation because Mars rules these areas of your life in your solar chart. Stalling, snags, challenges, or seeming setbacks might alert you to the need for re-organizing your energy and enthusiasm for these matters, for re-assessing goals, or for changing plans.

From June 26-August 12

Occurring in your solar eighth house this time, enthusiasm for intimate and sharing matters, in general, may wane, perhaps due to some problems or setbacks in these areas of life. Intimate matters may become more intense and complicated. Joint financial projects or initiatives may stall, or you could find that you are less confident about expressing yourself in personal ways. A lover or yourself may especially intense or obsessive. Ambiguity with finances, particularly debts and shared money or resources, could dominate now. There can be the magnification of fears and phobias, unexplored desires, and addictions now. Refocus, backtracking, and review become necessary and recommended. You could be exploring anger and assertion over deeply buried matters, and learning to better manage your life on an emotional level.

Overview Horoscope:

28c021e4be.jpgCancer Monthly Horoscope Summary for July 2018: July is an important month for personal influence and getting your finances in order, dear Cancer. Even with a Mercury retrograde period beginning in the last week of July, the month is also healthy for communications and personal interests. It feels quite natural and necessary to take care of your own needs at this time of year. Clashes in values or conflicts over money may be issues in July, but money matters improve overall.

Two special events in July point to an extra shot of energy and confidence. You're getting several boosts pushing you into the driver's seat, not the least of which is a Solar Eclipse in your sign on the 12th -- a powerful slate cleaner. Something new begins, and it can feel much like a new chapter in your life story. You are ready to kick bad habits, start fresh, and present a more self-assured "you" to the world. The other is the Sun in your sign forming a grand trine with Jupiter and Neptune. This can be an excellent time for exploring hobbies and other forms of expressive recreation. You are focused on refreshing and rejuvenating yourself, and channels open up for you to do so.

Keep in mind, though, that there are some rather strong factors keeping you realistic and perhaps even slowed down and delayed in July, as well. Mars is retrograde all month, for one, and for another, you have a substantial bit of planetary activity in your partnership sector periodically challenging you via opposition aspects. Relationship problems, likely to do with control or power dynamics, that have been brewing under the surface of things can emerge, sometimes with a lot of force. Look for ways to reclaim personal power by first determining where you're giving it away!

Finances need a second look with Mercury traveling through your values and resources sector and retrograde from the 26th forward. Matters of ownership can be particularly heavy early in the month, too. It's a less than ideal time to lend out money or possessions or even to collect on loans. The debts of a partner can frustrate you now, or you might find that a partner is restricting you from spending on things you want. This may alternatively have to do with respect and trust. There can be tensions, but it's best not to jump into action until you're in a more reasonable frame of mind. The total Lunar Eclipse on the 27th is another financial wake-up call. It's time to take care of your resources. It can also awaken a stronger desire for intimacy as well as previously hidden desires.

There is strong focus on your personality and your plans. Granted, Mars is retrograde all month - a rather infrequent occurrence that can slow things down, particularly in the areas of finances, support, and relationships. Navigating the waters can be a little tricky, but you have plenty of outlets through which to express yourself. New avenues open up to you for exploring different ways of having fun. Especially around the 4-5, you may be reviving old interests and pastimes, as this is a great time for finding treasures in your past. For some, an old romance may be revisited. Your imagination is active, and you can see beyond the ordinary, which lifts you up.

Jupiter's direct motion on the 10th is very welcome as it ushers in hopefulness and optimism, particularly about a creative project or romantic relationship. Going forward and in the next several months, you're likely to see some exciting forward movement in love, creative pursuits, recreation, hobbies, relationships with children, and self-expression. Your spirit to enjoy life is building, even if it's not the time to push forward plans. Keep in mind that Mars will remain retrograde until August 27th, so take things easy.

Venus in your third house (from the 9-10 forward) is making some happy aspects, suggesting pleasant communications, warmth in your connections, and a great love of your personal interests or studies. Improved transportation is possible as well. This is a good time for learning and sharing useful information and ideas. Studies can thrive, and you can be developing skills and gaining knowledge voraciously. Teaching others can be satisfying now, as well. Particularly around the 21-22, you're in excellent shape for communicating and expressing your ideas (or yourself) creatively. This is also a perfect time for reducing stress through creative expression or by throwing yourself into a fun hobby, the arts, or other forms of dramatic entertainment. Romantic life can improve with conversation and friendly, thoughtful gestures. In fact, you may feel inspired to express your feelings for someone now.

The Solar eclipse in your sign on the 12th sets up powerful energy for asserting your independence and beginning anew. It's strong for personal reinvention, making a positive impact, education, and relationships with extended family. There can be a big attraction to cultural events and exotic places or activities that take you to new places and expand your mind. There is a lot of action in your 1st and 2-8 houses, and this suggests you're pushing for your independence and trying to establish yourself in July.

The Moon's move out of your sign and into your sector of personal resources on the 23rd turns your attention to establishing yourself and getting comfortable. On the 24-25, where you stand regarding school, travel, or communications and learning endeavors may be in question, and this can lead to a feeling of limbo. Your best bet is to wait it out, but be productive as you wait. Mercury is retrograde from the 25/26 to August 19th, and with Mars also retrograde, strong signals to slow down are with you, particularly with money. It's best not to start brand-new endeavors in almost every field.

The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on the 27th aligns with retrograde Mars and can awaken a need to reorganize your finances or stir up feelings about a past relationship. A Sun-Mars opposition occurring now can force a confrontation, or it can put the spotlight on opposing forces related to money, possessions, debts, and ownership. Try not to feel threatened by others' assertion of their desires. Aim to take a lesson from any issues that may become inflamed now. There is also beautiful energy tied into this eclipse related to studies as well as personal interests and projects that are not only absorbing but that have the potential to transform your life. Talking with someone who shares similar values can be rewarding now.


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See also detailed 2018 Yearly Horoscope for Cancer.

Cancer (Born July 2 to 12)
AND Cancer Ascendant from 10 to 20 degrees Cancer:

July 2018 Cancer Horoscope: Love, Career, & General Trends

610799f8a6.jpgOverview.

The Sun this Month: Central Focus, Consciousness

All month:

The Sun illuminates your first house now, bringing issues surrounding your personal identity, appearance, outward behavior, and self-expression to the forefront. This marks the peak of your physical solar cycle, and you are in the position to make an impression on others, and to assert your personal influence. Spontaneity of expression is what this transit is about. You are ready to put your past behind you and to start a new personal cycle. You have presence and you project confidence. Increased energy and a renewed feeling of confidence is with you now, so take advantage. It's a great month to do something entirely new and pioneering—to go solo in some area of your life. This particular season of the year smiles on your personal endeavors. This is a time when you more easily get in touch with a true sense of your identity and purpose. The most enterprising side of your nature surfaces, and it's time to seize opportunities. Existing problems in your life may be overcome now by bravery and a straightforward approach to your life. There's nothing wrong with a bit of self-centeredness during this cycle, but avoid taking it too far. It's not the best time for teamwork and other cooperative endeavors. The spotlight is on you and your ability to lead, so make it a good one! Take steps to improve how you come across to others. It's time to carve your own path in life.

Venus this Month: Love, Romance, Social Life, Comfort

Until the 19th: 

Venus continues to grace your solar second house during this period. You might receive gifts or bonuses now, or you find much comfort in what you already own and have. You may be a little extravagant with money for the time being, as your desire for luxury and comfort items is increased now, and this is something to watch for. When it comes to love, you value those who make you feel comfortable and secure.

From July 19th forward: 

With Venus moving through your solar third house during this period, you are mostly cheerful in your approach to others, and perhaps somewhat intellectual, during this transit. Essentially, you are quite companionable now. You enjoy talking about what interests you, and you find great value in the exchange of ideas. Sometimes this transit brings benefit through siblings, communications, or short trips. During this period, you are most attracted to wit, cheerfulness, and verbal rapport. You are especially good at mediating conflicts. Smoothing over differences using your diplomacy skills figures now.

Mercury this Month: Communications, Learning, Connections, Transportation

Until July 6th:

Mercury continues to transit your solar first house. During this cycle, you are more communicative than usual. However, this doesn't necessarily mean that conversations are at their best right now, simply because you are more interested in expressing yourself than listening! You are especially alert and a little cerebral now. You have a receptive audience for your ideas.

From July 6th forward: 

With Mercury in your solar second house, this is a strong period for analyzing your cash flow, income, and earning power. You are more practical and rational in your approach to finances during this period. With your conscious mind focused on money and possessions, as well as personal values, this can be a strong period for gathering new money-making ideas. Alternatively, it could be a time when you tend to fret over your finances. Conversations tend to be practical rather than frivolous now. Financial gain may come through communications.

Mercury is retrograde from July 25/26 to August 19th:

All Mercury retrograde cycles particularly affect you in terms of personal communications in general as well as communications about the past because Mercury rules these areas of your life. Your intuition usually serves you very well, but may not be up to par for the time being. Take care when it comes to presenting ideas, writing letters, and any detail work. You may not be seeing the whole picture.

Occurring in your solar second house this time, extra care should be exercised when it comes to new financial initiatives. There may be the need to revisit old, nagging issues regarding personal finances. Take this time to re-budget instead of making premature purchases. Hold off on major decision-making regarding money. Instead, take the time to re-think your sources of income and how you spend your cash during this period, but put off finalizing anything important for the time being. In fact, some money-making ideas or ventures may be put on hold due to circumstances beyond your control. This is an excellent period for review, however.

Mars this Month: Energy, Drive, Courage

All month:

Mars continues to move through your solar seventh house. During this period, strife is possible in your close personal relationships, as a significant other is now mirroring some of your own issues with assertiveness and anger. Attracting aggression in others during this cycle is a clue that there are unresolved issues within that need tending. You might actually seek some form of conflict, whether intentionally or not, in order to deal with these issues. There can be competitiveness in your life now. Any troublesome issues that have been dormant in a relationship are likely to surface, and can now be handled straightforwardly.

Mars is retrograde from June 26-August 27

All Mars retrograde cycles particularly affect you in terms of your career, professional life, ambition, public relations, and your reputation because Mars rules these areas of your life in your solar chart. Stalling, snags, challenges, or seeming setbacks might alert you to the need for re-organizing your energy and enthusiasm for these matters, for re-assessing goals, or for changing plans.

From June 26-August 12

Occurring in your solar seventh house this time, enthusiasm for a partnership or coming from a partner could appear to be waning. A partner could seem to be less direct or could be harder to reach. Partnering projects or initiatives, or negotiations, could stall, or you could find that you are less confident about expressing yourself well in a one-to-one manner. Watch for pent-up anger and passive-aggressiveness with partnerships. A lover may be especially intense or obsessive, or you could experience this in your own behavior. Refocus, backtracking, and review become necessary and recommended now. This cycle forces you to reorganize your energy with regards to people and partnerships. You could be re-assessing the ways in which you approach relationships, as well as what it is you want from your relationships. You are doing very important "work" that can benefit you greatly. You have the chance to reassess how you've been dealing with partners or potential partners, and you may be finding new and improved ways to get along. If you're stimulating angry situations, you need to consider your role in the interaction. If you're coming on too strong, you need to find ways to tone things down.

Overview Horoscope:

cancer5.pngCancer Monthly Horoscope Summary for July 2018: July is an important month for personal influence and getting your finances in order, dear Cancer. Even with a Mercury retrograde period beginning in the last week of July, the month is also healthy for communications and personal interests. It feels quite natural and necessary to take care of your own needs at this time of year. Clashes in values or conflicts over money may be issues in July, but money matters improve overall.

Two special events in July point to an extra shot of energy and confidence. You're getting several boosts pushing you into the driver's seat, not the least of which is a Solar Eclipse in your sign on the 12th -- a powerful slate cleaner. Something new begins, and it can feel much like a new chapter in your life story. You are ready to kick bad habits, start fresh, and present a more self-assured "you" to the world. The other is the Sun in your sign forming a grand trine with Jupiter and Neptune. This can be an excellent time for exploring hobbies and other forms of expressive recreation. You are focused on refreshing and rejuvenating yourself, and channels open up for you to do so.

Keep in mind, though, that there are some rather strong factors keeping you realistic and perhaps even slowed down and delayed in July, as well. Mars is retrograde all month, for one, and for another, you have a substantial bit of planetary activity in your partnership sector periodically challenging you via opposition aspects. Relationship problems, likely to do with control or power dynamics, that have been brewing under the surface of things can emerge, sometimes with a lot of force. Look for ways to reclaim personal power by first determining where you're giving it away!

Finances need a second look with Mercury traveling through your values and resources sector and retrograde from the 26th forward. Matters of ownership can be particularly heavy early in the month, too. It's a less than ideal time to lend out money or possessions or even to collect on loans. The debts of a partner can frustrate you now, or you might find that a partner is restricting you from spending on things you want. This may alternatively have to do with respect and trust. There can be tensions, but it's best not to jump into action until you're in a more reasonable frame of mind. The total Lunar Eclipse on the 27th is another financial wake-up call. It's time to take care of your resources. It can also awaken a stronger desire for intimacy as well as previously hidden desires.

There is strong focus on your personality and your plans. Granted, Mars is retrograde all month - a rather infrequent occurrence that can slow things down, particularly in the areas of finances, support, and relationships. Navigating the waters can be a little tricky, but you have plenty of outlets through which to express yourself. New avenues open up to you for exploring different ways of having fun. Especially around the 4-5, you may be reviving old interests and pastimes, as this is a great time for finding treasures in your past. For some, an old romance may be revisited. Your imagination is active, and you can see beyond the ordinary, which lifts you up.

Jupiter's direct motion on the 10th is very welcome as it ushers in hopefulness and optimism, particularly about a creative project or romantic relationship. Going forward and in the next several months, you're likely to see some exciting forward movement in love, creative pursuits, recreation, hobbies, relationships with children, and self-expression. Your spirit to enjoy life is building, even if it's not the time to push forward plans. Keep in mind that Mars will remain retrograde until August 27th, so take things easy.

Venus in your third house (from the 9-10 forward) is making some happy aspects, suggesting pleasant communications, warmth in your connections, and a great love of your personal interests or studies. Improved transportation is possible as well. This is a good time for learning and sharing useful information and ideas. Studies can thrive, and you can be developing skills and gaining knowledge voraciously. Teaching others can be satisfying now, as well. Particularly around the 21-22, you're in excellent shape for communicating and expressing your ideas (or yourself) creatively. This is also a perfect time for reducing stress through creative expression or by throwing yourself into a fun hobby, the arts, or other forms of dramatic entertainment. Romantic life can improve with conversation and friendly, thoughtful gestures. In fact, you may feel inspired to express your feelings for someone now.

The Solar eclipse in your sign on the 12th sets up powerful energy for asserting your independence and beginning anew. It's strong for personal reinvention, making a positive impact, education, and relationships with extended family. There can be a big attraction to cultural events and exotic places or activities that take you to new places and expand your mind. There is a lot of action in your 1st and 2-8 houses, and this suggests you're pushing for your independence and trying to establish yourself in July.

The Moon's move out of your sign and into your sector of personal resources on the 23rd turns your attention to establishing yourself and getting comfortable. On the 24-25, where you stand regarding school, travel, or communications and learning endeavors may be in question, and this can lead to a feeling of limbo. Your best bet is to wait it out, but be productive as you wait. Mercury is retrograde from the 25/26 to August 19th, and with Mars also retrograde, strong signals to slow down are with you, particularly with money. It's best not to start brand-new endeavors in almost every field.

The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on the 27th aligns with retrograde Mars and can awaken a need to reorganize your finances or stir up feelings about a past relationship. A Sun-Mars opposition occurring now can force a confrontation, or it can put the spotlight on opposing forces related to money, possessions, debts, and ownership. Try not to feel threatened by others' assertion of their desires. Aim to take a lesson from any issues that may become inflamed now. There is also beautiful energy tied into this eclipse related to studies as well as personal interests and projects that are not only absorbing but that have the potential to transform your life. Talking with someone who shares similar values can be rewarding now.

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See also general trends for Cancer in 2018.

Cancer (Born July 13 to 22)
AND Cancer Ascendant from 20 to 30 degrees Cancer:

July 2018 Cancer Horoscope: Love, Career, & General Trends

Overview.

The Sun this Month: Central Focus, Consciousness

Until July 12th:

The Sun continues to shine its light on your solar twelfth house. This is the time to listen to your intuition, to take a break from the hectic pace of your life, and to reflect on what you have learned in the past year. You might naturally retreat a little and take more private time for yourself now. Your physical energy levels may not be up to par for the time being, and this is your body signalling you to take a break. This is not an ideal time for pushing forward with new personal projects and plans. It is better to finish up projects and tie up loose ends now.

From July 12th forward:

The Sun illuminates your first house now, bringing issues surrounding your personal identity, appearance, outward behavior, and self-expression to the forefront. This marks the peak of your physical solar cycle, and you are in the position to make an impression on others, and to assert your personal influence. Spontaneity of expression is what this transit is about. You are ready to put your past behind you and to start a new personal cycle. You have presence and you project confidence. Increased energy and a renewed feeling of confidence is with you now, so take advantage. It's a great month to do something entirely new and pioneering—to go solo in some area of your life. This particular season of the year smiles on your personal endeavors. This is a time when you more easily get in touch with a true sense of your identity and purpose. The most enterprising side of your nature surfaces, and it's time to seize opportunities. Existing problems in your life may be overcome now by bravery and a straightforward approach to your life. There's nothing wrong with a bit of self-centeredness during this cycle, but avoid taking it too far. It's not the best time for teamwork and other cooperative endeavors. The spotlight is on you and your ability to lead, so make it a good one! Take steps to improve how you come across to others. It's time to carve your own path in life.

Venus this Month: Love, Romance, Social Life, Comfort

Until July 28th: 

As the natural ruler of the second house, Venus feels right "at home" here. This is a rather content position for Venus, although there can be some restlessness when it comes to money and spending it—you are more inclined to want more things around you! Financial security and enjoyment of the good things in life are important to you, although you also value simple pleasures. The ability to relate well with others might enhance your own personal finances during this period. You may find yourself in a position in which there is a blending of financial matters with social or public affairs. This is a stable position for love matters and close relationships. You value those who make you feel comfortable, and familiarity is more important to you than someone new during this cycle.

From July 28th forward: 

With Venus moving through your solar third house during this period, you are mostly cheerful in your approach to others, and perhaps somewhat intellectual, during this transit. Essentially, you are quite companionable now. You enjoy talking about what interests you, and you find great value in the exchange of ideas. Sometimes this transit brings benefit through siblings, communications, or short trips. During this period, you are most attracted to wit, cheerfulness, and verbal rapport. You are especially good at mediating conflicts. Smoothing over differences using your diplomacy skills figures now.

Mercury this Month: Communications, Learning, Connections, Transportation

Until the 17th: 

Mercury continues to transit your solar first house. During this cycle, you are more communicative than usual. However, this doesn't necessarily mean that conversations are at their best right now, simply because you are more interested in expressing yourself than listening! You are especially alert and a little cerebral now. You have a receptive audience for your ideas.

From July 17th forward: 

With Mercury in your solar second house, this is a strong period for analyzing your cash flow, income, and earning power. You are more practical and rational in your approach to finances during this period. With your conscious mind focused on money and possessions, as well as personal values, this can be a strong period for gathering new money-making ideas. Alternatively, it could be a time when you tend to fret over your finances. Conversations tend to be practical rather than frivolous now. Financial gain may come through communications.

Mercury is retrograde from July 25/26 to August 19th:

All Mercury retrograde cycles particularly affect you in terms of personal communications in general as well as communications about the past because Mercury rules these areas of your life. Your intuition usually serves you very well, but may not be up to par for the time being. Take care when it comes to presenting ideas, writing letters, and any detail work. You may not be seeing the whole picture.

Occurring in your solar second house this time, extra care should be exercised when it comes to new financial initiatives. There may be the need to revisit old, nagging issues regarding personal finances. Take this time to re-budget instead of making premature purchases. Hold off on major decision-making regarding money. Instead, take the time to re-think your sources of income and how you spend your cash during this period, but put off finalizing anything important for the time being. In fact, some money-making ideas or ventures may be put on hold due to circumstances beyond your control. This is an excellent period for review, however.

Mars this Month: Energy, Drive, Courage

All month:

Mars continues to move through your solar seventh house. During this period, strife is possible in your close personal relationships, as a significant other is now mirroring some of your own issues with assertiveness and anger. Attracting aggression in others during this cycle is a clue that there are unresolved issues within that need tending. You might actually seek some form of conflict, whether intentionally or not, in order to deal with these issues. There can be competitiveness in your life now. Any troublesome issues that have been dormant in a relationship are likely to surface, and can now be handled straightforwardly.

Mars is retrograde from June 26-August 27

All Mars retrograde cycles particularly affect you in terms of your career, professional life, ambition, public relations, and your reputation because Mars rules these areas of your life in your solar chart. Stalling, snags, challenges, or seeming setbacks might alert you to the need for re-organizing your energy and enthusiasm for these matters, for re-assessing goals, or for changing plans.

From June 26-August 12

Occurring in your solar seventh house this time, enthusiasm for a partnership or coming from a partner could appear to be waning. A partner could seem to be less direct or could be harder to reach. Partnering projects or initiatives, or negotiations, could stall, or you could find that you are less confident about expressing yourself well in a one-to-one manner. Watch for pent-up anger and passive-aggressiveness with partnerships. A lover may be especially intense or obsessive, or you could experience this in your own behavior. Refocus, backtracking, and review become necessary and recommended now. This cycle forces you to reorganize your energy with regards to people and partnerships. You could be re-assessing the ways in which you approach relationships, as well as what it is you want from your relationships. You are doing very important "work" that can benefit you greatly. You have the chance to reassess how you've been dealing with partners or potential partners, and you may be finding new and improved ways to get along. If you're stimulating angry situations, you need to consider your role in the interaction. If you're coming on too strong, you need to find ways to tone things down.

Overview Horoscope:

cancer5.pngCancer Monthly Horoscope Summary for July 2018: July is an important month for personal influence and getting your finances in order, dear Cancer. Even with a Mercury retrograde period beginning in the last week of July, the month is also healthy for communications and personal interests. It feels quite natural and necessary to take care of your own needs at this time of year. Clashes in values or conflicts over money may be issues in July, but money matters improve overall.

Two special events in July point to an extra shot of energy and confidence. You're getting several boosts pushing you into the driver's seat, not the least of which is a Solar Eclipse in your sign on the 12th -- a powerful slate cleaner. Something new begins, and it can feel much like a new chapter in your life story. You are ready to kick bad habits, start fresh, and present a more self-assured "you" to the world. The other is the Sun in your sign forming a grand trine with Jupiter and Neptune. This can be an excellent time for exploring hobbies and other forms of expressive recreation. You are focused on refreshing and rejuvenating yourself, and channels open up for you to do so.

Keep in mind, though, that there are some rather strong factors keeping you realistic and perhaps even slowed down and delayed in July, as well. Mars is retrograde all month, for one, and for another, you have a substantial bit of planetary activity in your partnership sector periodically challenging you via opposition aspects. Relationship problems, likely to do with control or power dynamics, that have been brewing under the surface of things can emerge, sometimes with a lot of force. Look for ways to reclaim personal power by first determining where you're giving it away!

Finances need a second look with Mercury traveling through your values and resources sector and retrograde from the 26th forward. Matters of ownership can be particularly heavy early in the month, too. It's a less than ideal time to lend out money or possessions or even to collect on loans. The debts of a partner can frustrate you now, or you might find that a partner is restricting you from spending on things you want. This may alternatively have to do with respect and trust. There can be tensions, but it's best not to jump into action until you're in a more reasonable frame of mind. The total Lunar Eclipse on the 27th is another financial wake-up call. It's time to take care of your resources. It can also awaken a stronger desire for intimacy as well as previously hidden desires.

There is strong focus on your personality and your plans. Granted, Mars is retrograde all month - a rather infrequent occurrence that can slow things down, particularly in the areas of finances, support, and relationships. Navigating the waters can be a little tricky, but you have plenty of outlets through which to express yourself. New avenues open up to you for exploring different ways of having fun. Especially around the 4-5, you may be reviving old interests and pastimes, as this is a great time for finding treasures in your past. For some, an old romance may be revisited. Your imagination is active, and you can see beyond the ordinary, which lifts you up.

Jupiter's direct motion on the 10th is very welcome as it ushers in hopefulness and optimism, particularly about a creative project or romantic relationship. Going forward and in the next several months, you're likely to see some exciting forward movement in love, creative pursuits, recreation, hobbies, relationships with children, and self-expression. Your spirit to enjoy life is building, even if it's not the time to push forward plans. Keep in mind that Mars will remain retrograde until August 27th, so take things easy.

Venus in your third house (from the 9-10 forward) is making some happy aspects, suggesting pleasant communications, warmth in your connections, and a great love of your personal interests or studies. Improved transportation is possible as well. This is a good time for learning and sharing useful information and ideas. Studies can thrive, and you can be developing skills and gaining knowledge voraciously. Teaching others can be satisfying now, as well. Particularly around the 21-22, you're in excellent shape for communicating and expressing your ideas (or yourself) creatively. This is also a perfect time for reducing stress through creative expression or by throwing yourself into a fun hobby, the arts, or other forms of dramatic entertainment. Romantic life can improve with conversation and friendly, thoughtful gestures. In fact, you may feel inspired to express your feelings for someone now.

The Solar eclipse in your sign on the 12th sets up powerful energy for asserting your independence and beginning anew. It's strong for personal reinvention, making a positive impact, education, and relationships with extended family. There can be a big attraction to cultural events and exotic places or activities that take you to new places and expand your mind. There is a lot of action in your 1st and 2-8 houses, and this suggests you're pushing for your independence and trying to establish yourself in July.

The Moon's move out of your sign and into your sector of personal resources on the 23rd turns your attention to establishing yourself and getting comfortable. On the 24-25, where you stand regarding school, travel, or communications and learning endeavors may be in question, and this can lead to a feeling of limbo. Your best bet is to wait it out, but be productive as you wait. Mercury is retrograde from the 25/26 to August 19th, and with Mars also retrograde, strong signals to slow down are with you, particularly with money. It's best not to start brand-new endeavors in almost every field.

The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on the 27th aligns with retrograde Mars and can awaken a need to reorganize your finances or stir up feelings about a past relationship. A Sun-Mars opposition occurring now can force a confrontation, or it can put the spotlight on opposing forces related to money, possessions, debts, and ownership. Try not to feel threatened by others' assertion of their desires. Aim to take a lesson from any issues that may become inflamed now. There is also beautiful energy tied into this eclipse related to studies as well as personal interests and projects that are not only absorbing but that have the potential to transform your life. Talking with someone who shares similar values can be rewarding now.

 

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