Here are your July 2023 Glowscopes, glow-getters!
Happy Summer!! We are finally at the start of one of my favorite times of the year. Lots of good food, good company, beach days, BBQs, and great fun in the sun. This month in the cosmos has got some chill vibes until we enter Leo season on July 22, where the sun and the universal energy will feel brighter and on display for all of us to see. (I’m thinking… RHONJ’s Melissa Gorga’s horrible song “On Display”? If you know, you know). Things will feel exciting and extravagant from that point forward. Feel like going to an all-white party? Do it! Party like Gatsby! Going live about your new business? Go for it! We have our usual New Moon and Full Moon this month, complete with a Venus Retrograde in Leo, which happens every 18 months or so. More on that below!
Read ahead for the full forecast of what to expect this July, then look for your sun sign below to see what you may expect for your sign this month. This is your go-to guide for ALL things happening in the cosmos this month!!
Venus Retrograde, July 22-Sept 3
Retrogrades are a good time to review and reflect on things from the past. With Venus retrogrades, which happens every 18 months (not as often as Mercury), it’s about taking a closer look at Venusian themes (artwork, beauty, abundance, physical appearance, what is aesthetically pleasing to you, and your romantic relationships) especially while in Leo, which is the sign of being the center of attention. It may also mean holding off on certain beauty appointments until the retrograde is complete. Don’t dye your hair a crazy color if you’ve never done it before! Going for root touch-ups, your usual facials, and getting your nails done? Fine. It is advised by your cosmic consultant here to take caution if you want to make any drastic changes or make extravagant purchases. This is also a good time to re-evaluate your personal relationship. If there’s something you would like to work out with your romantic partner, now would be the time to do that. Iron out the kinks. It’s also not uncommon for people to break up during this time. Do what is best for you. Leo is the sign of self, so you should consider decisions that benefit you most of all and will lead to greater things in the future. Don’t jump the gun and be impulsive with decisions. Give yourself ample time to think things over, and once the “rose-colored glasses” view of the world lifts (aka after Venus goes direct in September), then go ahead and do what it is that your heart desires.
Full Moon in Capricorn, July 3
This full moon, albeit that it can be emotional and a releasing time for some, can also be a catalyst for you to take action on what it is that you TRULY want. We all know that full moons are a great opportunity to release what no longer serves us (Full Moon Circle, anyone?), to make room for the new thing to come in. Perhaps it’s time to release that draining 9-5 and start the business of your dreams, or get rid of toxic friendships. Whatever it is, this is your sign to GET ON IT. The energy of this full moon may be unexplainable and feel like you are READY to take action. Go with it. Capricorns are glow-getters, and they don’t slack. People with this sign (or other Capricorn placements, find out here) JUMP onto opportunities.
New Moon in Cancer, July 17
Your emotions may be all over the place (hello, Cancer season). However, this new moon is an invitation for you to start again, and look at what makes a home secure for you. Or people who FEEL like home to you. Is it a warm blanket? Cozy sweats? Date night with your sweetie? You can also start a new home routine. Good time to start gardening, a new cleaning technique, or connect with your family by doing movie and game nights. Whatever feels good to you and makes your home a happy and secure place, go for it!
Cancer Season Happening Now
Do you know the song “Summertime Sadness” by Lana del Rey? I think she got that idea from Cancer season in June and July. We’re feeling all of our feelings from here on out until the 22nd. No wonder graduation season is during this time of year. It’s the end of one chapter and the beginning of another for a lot of our kids, friends, and family members, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have fun. Cancer season looks like having your friends over for a cozy BBQ or a gathering around your firepit while indulging in your homemade mac and cheese (I DO THIS!), and having real talks about life. It also can involve retreating at the end of a busy day and taking time for yourself. Cancer is a sign of the importance of having a secure home, feeling the feels, and spending time with yourself. That doesn’t mean in summer you can’t have the best of both worlds. As a personal Cancer sun, I am an introvert by nature, but in summer, I come alive and enjoy being with my loved ones much more than usual. It’s a happy time, why not?
Leo Season Is On the Way!
I’m sorry I will stop with the song references… last one, promise. I can’t help but think of “Bejeweled by Taylor Swift” when I think of Leo season. A true Leo is someone who loves to be the center of attention, all eyes on them, and feeling like a million bucks. It’s true. But Leos are fiercely loyal, kind, and generous, and they are great friends to have in your corner. Speaking from experience! From July 22nd to August 23, the sun will be front and center for us. It’s a good time to step forward into your power, finally, make that bold move in your life or business, and take the leap! And enjoy the summer, too. DUH!