Sun Signs for July 2023
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The information in this column is limited. It does not replace your seeing your astrologer. If you know the sign of your Moon and your Ascending sign, read those sections also. This information is helpful because it mentions planets passing through your sign. These do bring opportunities.
Special note: Here’s wishing all of you the best in July. The emphasis this month is on the signs Taurus, Cancer, Leo, and Virgo. Whatever we have in our own charts, we also become these qualities temporarily. Taurus possesses, Cancer nurtures, Leo performs, and Virgo serves. Jupiter left Aries and entered Taurus on May 16 and stays for a year. This promotes Taurus things like finances, nature, and beauty. Jupiter in Taurus moves toward Uranus. Jupiter is expansive & Uranus is unusual. Together they can bring unusual good. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury until the 11th are in Cancer. This turns our attention to home and family. In week 2 Mercury and in week 3, the Sun oppose Pluto and we note extremes around us. Mars is in Leo and drives us to perform and act with flare until the 10th. Venus is in Leo all month and is with Mars until the 10th. This fires up love. Venus also squares Uranus all month and brings the unpredictable to this. Venus goes retrograde on the 22nd. We can get into a behavioral loop with love and in our social life. For example, we may hear from an old love. Mercury from the 11th until the 28th is in Leo and shows us to be creative in our thinking. The Sun in week 4 is in Leo and increases our power. Mars from the 10th is in Virgo showing us pouring energy into work. From mid-month Mars opposes Saturn and requires that we boost our energy to meet the work. Mercury thoughtfully joins Mars from the 28th and makes us smarter. Saturn is in Pisces and stays until Feb. ’26. Pisceans will have some concerns that they should address by setting goals to fill any deficiencies that they encounter. And they will have opportunities to build disipline and accomplish. Saturn can also promote drive and get us where we want to go, through positive qualities like planning, work, & learning from setbacks. We should be careful about who we team up with; and make sure that they can pull their weight. Uranus in Taurus until 2026 brings the unexpected in finances, and the original in art. For Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius dealing with the unexpected or disruptive is on tap. This will take good managerial skills and the ability to know what we can manage, and what we can’t. Resting, being one of the good guys, and not living on the edge are important. Neptune is still in its long term stay in its own sign of altered states, Pisces. Meditation can help us do this in legal and safe ways. Now that Saturn is also in Pisces with Neptune, we have two very different influences there; one is imaginative and the other is practical.
Pluto is back in Capricorn again and will continue to affect both late Capricorns and early Aquarians. Both should address any forceful things, people, and situations that they meet. This can bring the development of positive force, dynamism. Activity with constructive groups can be good. On a larger scale, Pluto is vacilating between affecting government when in Capricorn to affecting humanity when in Aquarius.
A Full Moon in Capricorn from early afternoon on the 2nd until early afternoon on the 4th contrasts our personal life versus our public life.
A New Moon in Cancer on the afternoon of the 15th, the 16th, and 17th brings a new start in our feelings and our domestic life.
Remember that new, full, and quarter moons are powerful times during the month. Actions taken at these times should be positive and well thought out. The quarter moons are in Aries later on the 8th, the 9th, and much of the 10th and in Scorpio on the afternoon of the 25th, the 26th, and much of the 27th.
Days that look fairly harmonious this month are: 1, 7, 11, 14, 15, 23, 27, 30 & 31. For really important events, it requires a deeper look. Part of the magic of Astrology is how much better things go when we start things on good days.
Extra special note: I’m recommending that people read Covey, Dyer, and Chopra during their birth month. They write about achieving success and happiness and this is what the Sun is about in our charts. During the birth month we have the opportunity to start a new cycle of success and these authors have great ideas on how to do it. For those who want to get in on the ground floor of understanding existence and self-improvement, C.C. Zain’s Church of Light books will make you an astrologer and a metaphysician. These books teach us that there is a supernatural dimension in and around us that makes life subtle and interesting. And that Astrology gives us helpful information in innumerable situations. And finally, that we have the power to change our lives through Astrology and by harmonizing our feelings and our thinking.
Aries: March 20 to April 20. (Iran’s Moon, Angelina Jolie’s Moon, Manafort’s Sun, Pelosi’s Sun, A.O.C.’s Moon, Bernie’s Moon, Kamala Harris’ Moon) The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury until the 11th square you from Cancer , so, give home, family, feelings, self esteem, and speech special attention. The Sun in week 4, Mercury from the 11th to the 28th,Venus all month and Mars until the 10th are in Leo and trine you and bring support, interest, love, energy and enthusiasm. Pluto continues to square those late in the sign through ’24. So, try to meet events that seem a big deal with positive correcting action. And continue to build your authority while staying on good terms with those above you. 2nd Quarter Moon in your sign later on the 8th, the 9th, and much of the 10th brings people and important events, that require a positive approach.
Taurus: April 21 to May 21. (Biden’s Moon, Israel’s Sun, Melania’s Sun, Manafort’s Moon, Schumer’s Moon, O’rourke’s Moon, Booker’s Sun, E. Warren’s Moon) Jupiter entered your sign on May 16th and stays for a year. This is big and good. It brings opportunity and good things and people to you. The new optimism and confidence will get you where you want to go. Uranus re-entered your sign on March ’19 and stays until 2026; this will bring very interesting things and people to you. New vistas will open up for you. Plan for the unexpected; you will be managing it. Also be a good judge of character to avoid the influence of unreliable people. The Sun in week 4, Mercury from the 11th to the 28th, Venus all month, and Mars until the 10th square you from Leo. Try to build self esteem, speak well, get along, give loved ones and family special attention, and be positive and not stressed. This may bring extra creativity. Mercury from the 28th and Mars from the 10th trine you from Virgo and bring support. Pluto in early Aquarius or late Capricorn squares those early in your sign and trines those late in your sign. For the early people, try to learn how to take positive action when dealing with forceful things, people, and situations. And deal with good groups. If people are crossing a line with you, take positive action. Step into your new authority but also stay on good terms with those above you. For those late in the sign, Pluto continues to trine you; continue to pursue good groups, seeking and learning. Moon in your sign later on the 10th, the 11th, and 12th brings people and events.
Gemini May 22 to June 21. (Kanye West’s Sun. Obama’s Moon, Charlie Sheen’s Rising Sign, Gingrich’s Sun, Giuliani’s Sun, Trump’s Sun, Angelina Jolie’s Sun, Kamala Harris’ Ascendant, Amy Klobuchar’s Sun & Moon, Stacey Abrams’ Moon, Rick Scott’s Moon) Mercury from the 28th and Mars from the 10th square you from Virgo; try to speak well, watch stress, and use energy well. Saturn is in Pisces now, squares you, and stays for a couple of years. Try to build self esteem and speak well to get some good out of this. If you note defficiencies in your life, set sensible goals to fill them. Your authority is growing; but make sure that you still get along with those above you. Also, get enough rest. Neptune is in Pisces squaring you until ’25. Imagination can come to you and add to your creativity. Some focus on reality can keep you balanced. Also, stay on good terms with those above you. Pluto in early Aquarius or late Capricorn is trining those early in the sign; groups can benefit you and make you more dynamic. A long term learning path opens to you. Moon in your sign on the 13th, 14th, and morning of the 15th brings people and events.
Cancer June 22 to July 23. (Kanye West’s Asc., Bush’s Sun and the Sun of the U.S., Casey’s Moon, Angelina Jolie’s Asc., Jussi Smollette’s Sun, Lindsey Graham’s Sun, Elizabeth Warren’s Sun.) . The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury until the 11th are in your sign. This brings important and interesting people with opportunity. Saturn began 2 years of trining you from Pisces on the 7th of March. You should have more discipline and new goals. Seeking and learning is coming to you. An opposition from Pluto to those late in your sign requires taking action when you meet a situation or person of force. This will continue for those late in the sign through ’24. So, many of you are past Pluto’s effects. Neptune is trining you from Pisces until ’25; this benefits you and makes you more imaginative, insightful, and promotes learning. New Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 15th, the 16th, and 17th brings people and events, and a new start in domestic life.
Leo: July 24 to Aug 23. (Timberlake’s Ascendant, Obama’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Sun, Caylee’s Sun, Israel’s Moon, Trump ‘s Ascendant, Robert Mueller’s Sun, Andrew Gillum’s Sun) The Sun in week 4, Mercury from the 11th to the 28th, Mars until the 10th, and Venus all month are in your sign. This brings a variety of things, and people with opportunity. With Venus all month and Mars until the 10th in your sign, this is social, energetic, and artistic and will bring those types of people to you. Manage stress and conflict if necessary and try to use your energy in a positive way. On May the 16th, Jupiter went into Taurus and squares you for a year. Opportunity and expansion is possible, but try to avoid excess, extremes, overconfidence, and laxness with rules. Uranus also in Taurus squares you until 2026. You may be managing the unexpected. Maintain balance and manage that which you can. New vistas will open up to you. Watch out for undo influence and try to get along with those above you. Taurus is very active now and it behooves you to be on good terms with finances, nature, and practical methods. Saturn left Aquarius and its opposition to you on March 7th. You may have made some good progress under this. But heal yourself if necessary. Pluto whether in late Capricorn or early Aquarius until late ’24, opposes those early in your sign for years. Address force with proper action and become dynamic. You may be attracting forceful people. Moon in your sign on the 18th, 19th, and morning of the 20th brings people and events.
Virgo: Aug 24 to Sept 23. (Fallon’s Sun, McCain’s Sun, Charlie Sheen’s Sun, Jeb Bush’s Ascendant, Bernie’s Sun, Roger Stone’s Sun, Bernie Sander’s Sun, Cory Booker’s Moon, Ron Desantis’ Sun) Uranus is in Taurus until 2026; it is trining you and brings unexpected support and learning. Jupiter went into Taurus on May 16th and stays for a year. This brings opportunity, good, and new learning to you. Mars from the 10th and Mercury from the 28th are in your sign. Mercury will bring interesting things and people. Mars will bring energy but take care of stress and manage conflict well if necessary. Saturn is in Pisces and opposes you for a couple of years. This is very important. Success can come from planning, setting doable goals, work, and having discipline. Make sure you get enough rest & sleep. You will be meeting new people; get along but also make sure that they are good for you. Neptune is opposing you from Pisces until ’25. This will make you more imaginative but value building discipline and seeing reality. See mate clearly. A positive attitude towards imaginative people will bring beneficial contacts. Pluto in Capricorn is in a long term trine with your Sun. This brings success through being practical and organized, and also by association with groups. It might even bring some fun. This will continue through ’24 but only for those late in the sign. Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 20th, the 21, and the 22nd brings people and events.
Libra: Sept 24 to Oct 23. (Kim Kardashian’s Sun, McCain’s rising Sign, Mel Gibson’s Moon, Ryan’s Moon, Zimmerman’s Sun & Moon, Cruz’s Moon, Kamala Harris’ Sun, Beto O’Rourke’s Sun, & A.O.C. ‘s Sun) The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury until the 11th square you from Cancer. Try to build self esteem and speak well. Continue to do your Tai Chi or Yoga. This will get you on good terms with Pluto, which is still squaring those late in the sign, and shows them dealing with imponderable forces, especially in the family and home. Try to build self esteem. Through ’24 Pluto will also trine those early in the sign and bring support, and some entertainment. Moon in your sign on the 23rd, 24th, and mornibg of the 25th brings people and events.
Scorpio: Oct 24 to Nov 22. (Fallon’s Moon, Hillary’s Sun and Romney’s Moon and Biden’s Sun and Gingrich’s Moon, Israel’s Rising Sign, Nancy Pelosi’s Moon, Roger Stone’s Moon, Bernie Sanders’ Ascendant, Kristen Gillibrand’s Moon). Many planets affect you this month. Uranus is in Taurus until 2026. It opposes you. Unusual people, things, and events will come to you. Perk up your self esteem and do not succumb to influence. You will be managing the unpredictable. New vistas will open up for you. Jupiter joins Uranus starting on May 16th and lasts for a year. Jupiter and Uranus together can bring unexpected good. Try to maintain your respect for law and avoid extremes. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury until the 11th trine you and bring support. The Sun in week 4, Mercury from the 11th to the 28th , Venus, all month and Mars until the 10th square you from Leo. This is social, creative, and artistic, but take care in love. Energy may increase, but manage stress and conflict if neccessary. Saturn is now trining you from Pisces and brings success through Saturn things like work, goals, discipline and planning etc. This will last a couple of years. Neptune in Pisces trines you. This gives insight, harmony in subtle emotional areas, and creativity. Pluto in late Capricorn or early Aquarius through ’24 will affect those early in your sign; anything of a forceful nature should be taken seriously and addressed with positive action. Home and family may need special attention. 1st Quarter Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 25th, the 26th, and most of the 27th brings people and important events, that require focus.
Sagittarius: Nov 23 to Dec 21. (Timberlake’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Ascendant, Biden’s Rising Sign, Charlie Sheen’s Moon, Trump’s Moon, Kristen Gillibrand’s Sun, Joe Biden’s Ascendant, Chuck Schumer’s Sun, Stacey Abrams’ Sun, Rick Scott’s Sun) The Sun in week 4, Mercury from the 11th to the 28th, Venus all month, and Mars until the 10th trine you from Leo and bring support, love, power, and fun. Mercury from the 28th and Mars from the 10th square you from Virgo. This can bring energy but manage stress and conflict if necessary. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and squares you. Imagination is heightened but seek clarity, and take care with domestic issues. Saturn moved into Pisces on the 7th of March and squares you for a couple of years. It is very important to try to succeed through work, setting goals, discipline, and planning while getting enough rest and sleep. Home and family may need special attention. Moon in your sign on the 1st, later on the 27th, the 28th, and 29th brings people and events.
Capricorn Dec 21 to Jan 20. (McCain’s Moon and Michelle Obama’s Sun, Tiger Wood’s Sun, Mel Gibson’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Moon, Jeb’s Moon, Cruz’s Sun). Jupiter entered Taurus on May 16th and stays for a year. Its square from Aries will be replaced by a lucky trine from Taurus, that brings support. Uranus is trining from Taurus until 2026 and brings creativity, interesting people, and unexpected support. Jupiter’s joining Uranus could bring unexpected good to you. Mercury until the 11th and the Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 are in Cancer and oppose you. Opportunity is starting to come to you through sensitive contacts. Mercury from the 28th and Mars from the 10th are in Virgo and trine you and bring focus, energy, and support. Pluto, back into Capricorn, continues to affect those late in your sign through ’24 whether it’s in late Capricorn or early Aquarius. It brings intense and forceful things, people, and events to those who are late in the sign. You can meet the force with positive action and become dynamic. Groups bring opportunities. Full Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 2nd, the 3rd, and morning of the 4th brings people and events, and a focus on you. And Moon in your sign on the 30th and 31st brings people and events.
Aquarius: Jan 21 to Feb 19. (Timberlake’s Sun, Palin’s Sun, Obama’s Rising Sign, Iran’s Sun, Trayvon’s Sun, Jeb’s Sun, Ron Desantis’ Moon) Uranus squares you from Taurus from mid-May ’18 until Spring of ’26. Be careful with finances, domestic matters, and value only the reliable. You could be managing the unexpected and disruptive. But also, new vistas can open up for you. Jupiter entered Taurus on May 16th and stays for a year and also joins Uranus. It is important to look for opportunities and stay on good terms with people. Respect for rules and the law are important. Jupiter and Uranus together can bring some good luck but take care with money. The Sun in week 4, and Mercury from the 11th to the 28th, Venus all month, and Mars until the 10th oppose you from Leo. This has social and artistic possibilities. Energy should increase, but manage stress and conflict if neccessary. Saturn has left your sign. . Reward yourself for any successes and heal if there were difficulties. Saturn won’t be back for 30 years. Saturn leaves, and Pluto enters your sign on the 23rd. of March. Pluto will affect those early in the sign for years even when it goes back into late Capricorn. It is time to address forceful things, people, and events that you are attracting with positive action. This can produce good. Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 4th, the 5th, and morning of the 6th brings people and events.
Pisces: Feb 20 to March 20. (Kanye West’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Moon, Romney’s Sun and Hillary’s Moon, Casey’s Sun). Saturn entered your sign on March the 7th and stays for a couple of years. This happens every 30 years. We have to be smart about this. Saturn will come to us: like work, older and organized people, and responsibilities. It is also an opportunity to succeed by doing Saturn things like being more disciplined, practical, and ambitious. Any deficiencies should be met with sensible goals to fill them. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury until the 11th trine you from Cancer and bring important and interesting people and support. Mercury from the 28th and Mars from the 10th oppose you from Virgo. You may be more focused on work and more energetic, but manage stress and conflict if necessary. Neptune is in your sign from ’12 until ’25. This is huge. It can make or break. Insight and imagination will guide you to success. But you may feel as though you are on an odyssey, so, look at your life. Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 6th, the 7th, and much of the 8th brings people and events.