What the Zodiac Has in Store for You This Month: Your July 2016 Horoscope

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What the Zodiac Has in Store for You This Month: Your July 2016 Horoscope
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July is bound to bring up all the feels, because we are going through so much wacky emotion!

Mars has finally finished its Moonwalk through the stars and will remain in sexy Scorpio for all of this month. It’s a great time to go deep into your projects and deal with the feels and details that you’ve been putting off or weren’t gelling for you.

As we continue to feel the effects of Saturn, the heavy-handed planet of reality makes its hard aspect to fearful and idealistic Neptune—and we’ll all be tested. This is a period that can bring up paranoia or fear of people that are different (the last time this happened was the Salem Witch Trials), or it can mark a time when we come together with empathy and a vision for the future that includes all peoples as one.

On a personal level, this can kick up your anxieties, so use this energy to find accessible and practical tools for managing your feels with kindness.

Astrologer and psychic medium Jessica Lanyadoo loves cats, matte lipsticks, and kindness. When she’s not helping people help themselves, you can find her singing way too loudly in convertible cars. Find out more about her work and schedule a private reading at lovelanyadoo.com.

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Cancer: June 22–July 22

This month presents you with the chance to lay down foundations that you can later build upon. The only trouble is that you may miss out on the opportunity altogether because nothing is gonna force your hand.

Behave in accordance with what you think is right, even if everyone around you is cutting corners and throwing shade. The world needs your light and special brand of care, so don’t skimp out on us now, Moonchild!

When it comes to your work life, lean on your colleagues and mentors to inspire you this month. You may have the impulse to jump ship, but don’t let your emotions inspire you to take actions that would be better if they were planned out. Focus on your long game, and the supportive relationships that’ll help you get there.

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Leo: July 23–August 22

Don’t let your anxieties get in the way of being a friend, Leo, no matter how bad they get. Acting wild to try and cover up your feelings or evading your friends altogether is going to create problems that are worse than the ones you started out with.

Make quality time for your quality loves, even if you feel super off. You don’t have to be perfect to get the love and support of your crew. If you’ve felt like you were treading water with your goals over the last few months, it’s time to swim to shore, bae. Mars is finally direct, and that means that you are likely to feel more like the kween you’re meant to be.

When it comes to love, you need to look at your pesky habit of pushing people away when you need them. Take a compassionate look at how you handle feeling scared, the pressures you place on yourself, and the people who are trying to help you. All you gotta do is your best, and let others do the same.

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Virgo: August 23–September 22

You’re in charge of you, Virgo, so treat yourself like a cherished friend. No matter how valued your goals are, if you bully yourself for the win, you may succeed—but it won’t feel good. If you’re successful but can’t feel it, how will you know when to stop working hard and to enjoy the fruits of your labors?

Seek ways of reaching your goals that don’t cost you your happiness or mental health. Nothing is bound to happen overnight, so you need fortitude in order to bear the path in front of you, even if you’re knocking things straight out of the park.

With the full Moon happening in your house of romance and play on the 19th, you may run into big feels that have you reassessing your love life. Don’t attach love feelings to people or dynamics that aren’t actually working for you just because you don’t want things to end. There’s nothing worse than being alone and with someone at the same time. Strive for success that actually feels good, lover.

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Libra: September 23–October 22

You’re on call to be as honest, direct, and as real as you can be. You’re able to innovate new pathways that help you reach your goals this month. Work hard, but also take care of your relationships because they need you, Libra.

Don’t hide behind nicey-niceness, even if you think it’d be easier, because it won’t be in the long run. Lay foundations in your relationships that you actually want to grow into by bringing your whole self to them. It may not seem like it now, but it’s far better for things to not work out because you’re not compatible then for them to be stable and fine because you were fake.

There’s a lot you can learn from what didn’t work out if you can get past the part where your ego got bruised. Everything happens for a reason, Libra—be open to seeing your past in a new light, especially after Mars goes direct on the 29th. Build with wisdom, not idealism, my love.

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Scorpio: October 23–November 21

July is calling on you to quit some habits and make healthy changes. Whether you need to take a month off of drinking, quit eating dairy, or just sleep more, do the things that help you to be right with yourself.

Mars is finally direct in your sign, and that’s a great thing but also a sign for change. It’s time to stop holding yourself back and to start showing up, especially if you’ve been hiding out lately.

Invest in the ones you care for, Scorpio. Love is meant to be unconditional, which means that the feeling of it exists no matter what the other person does. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have boundaries or discretion though. Love is the best, but it can also be hard. Deal with the ways that people don’t live up to your expectations, and try not to get all punishy about it. Embrace the complications of having intimacy this month because loving yourself and others through BS is part of it all.

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Sagittarius: November 22–December 21

Sometimes the way that the Universe gets your attention is by making you feel like crud when you don’t make good choices. Treat your mind and your body like the intertwined BFFs that they are. Don’t give one more attention than the other, unless you want one of them to falter.

You’re on call to engage in the process of building your future, but there inevitably will be some moments when you don’t see an upside to your efforts. Power through them because you can get so much accomplished this month if you stay in the game. The way you handle yourself is most important.

Don’t get so caught up in what others are or aren’t doing that you absolve yourself of taking responsibility, lover. What you consent to participating in is on you, and even if you’re sad or stressing, you need to make sure you’re showing up like you said you would. Be true to your word this month.

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Capricorn: December 22–January 19

This month is likely to be really emo for you, and instead of reacting to the surface of what you’re feeling, try and notice how and where your feels get deposited in your body. You have the capacity for some serious personal growth, but you can’t evade your feels to do it.

Let your body be the tool that helps you know when you’re striving, when you’ve reached your limit, and when you’re happy as a clam. You need to flush out your uncertainties this month, so be on alert for them coming up to the surface. You’re totally capable, Cappy, but what do you want?

Make a pros-and-cons list or a list of your interests and options, and then run it by some people that you respect. Things don’t need to be perfect to be perfectly right. Be open to change from the 15th through 19th, as things are likely to be unpredictable. Look for what’s real instead of upholding the status quo, lover.

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Aquarius: January 20–February 18

You have goals, and whether they’re tight or not, it’s time to reevaluate them, my friend. Revisit and refine your vision for what you want from the big picture of your life. That might be the work you make your money from or the work that gives you life, but they’re equally important when you’re not lucky enough to have them be the same thing.

People and situations will force you to question what you’re doing and how effective it is, so be open, Aquarius. It may seem like people are getting in your way or trying to mess with you, but really it’s just the Universe trying to get you to ask some hard questions of yourself.

Do the work, even if things feel like they’re moving both fast and slow at the same time. Have a healthy sense of your own limits and also of what you feel in the here and now so that you can point yourself exactly where you need to go.

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Pisces: February 19–March 20

If you don’t manage your feels, you’re unlikely to have the stamina to hit your goals this month. There’s a huge amount of potential for you to make connections that can support you from mid-July onward, but that’ll require you to feel resilient enough to put yourself out there.

Use July as your time to shore up your attitudes and your confidence so that you can make the most of the opportunities that are all around you. You might not get immediate results, but that doesn’t mean you’re on the wrong path. Remember your long game, Pisces, and handle your self-care and ambitions in balance with each other.

When it comes to your relationships, it’s time to get flexible. If you’re in a relationship, it’s likely that your sweetie is going through something meaningful that isn’t about you. If you’re single, this is a great month to go out and meet people, but not so much for securing an uncertain dynamic. Let your relationships ebb and flow this month.

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Aries: March 21–April 19

This month, you’re on call to take authority over your choices and your life. Your relationships may be feeling pretty confusing, but don’t assume that things are bad when you don’t quite know where you stand.

Reach out to your loved ones and have the heart-to-hearts you need to have, even if it’s scary. You’ve got to know who and what you are in order to be able to collaborate and not be diminished by it—but you’re totally there, Aries, and if you’re not, July is the time to figure that stuff out.

Use the new Moon on the 4th to visualize your next moves, and consider the impact of your choices on your long-term goals both personally and professionally. There may be some surprises in store for you between the 15th through 18th, so remember that the truth is true no matter what you do, and deal with the reality you’ve been served, even if you’re not thrilled with it.

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­Taurus: April 20–May 20

If you allow yourself to degenerate into overthinking things, you’ll end up stressed and exhausted and with no useful insights to boot. Manage the flow of your attentions, or you’ll end up feeding what makes you uncomfortable instead of picking a lane.

Take a new approach to your goals, or redefine them altogether—but don’t let yourself travel down a path that makes you feel badly about your life or yourself. It’s far better to be a bit uncomfortable now than to commit yourself to a course of action that will assuredly make you unhappy later.

What you really need now is to nurture posi vibes that help you weather your storms. It’s not that things are so terrible, it’s just that you are caught up in such intense feels that you may convince yourself that they are. Nurture your heart, even if it’s tempting to play blame games or wanna lay down and avoid it all. The full Moon on the 19th is a great one to let go of busted attitudes, relationships, or habits that aren’t helping you heal.

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Gemini: May 21–June 21

There’s a huge difference between getting grounded in the here and now, and just chilling. The former requires presence, which is actually hard work, while you can do the other while watching TV and texting with three of your least favorite friends.

Get present, Twin Star, not only because it’s in your best interest, but because it’s only from a clear place that you can do what you need to do this month. On the work front, it’s important that you don’t promise you can do things that you don’t actually know about or make promises you’re not sure you can keep. When it comes to love, remember the old hip-hop adage: It’s not where you’re from, its where you’re at.

Accepting where you’re starting from is essential so that you can change what needs to shift. Whether you have a relationship that you want to invest in or are trying to meet “the one,” you need to show up with a clear heart and your realest self this month.

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