Tue Jul 07 2020
It’s hard to start a month off right when you’re starting it with Mercury in retrograde – literally everyone’s worst nightmare. While we’ll all face a rocky star to July, the continued global pandemic and ongoing lack of humanity all around will take its toll, causing us all to take pause and really think about what matters. You’re going to spend a lot of time reminiscing, ruminating, and making changes for the better in your life. Grab your fave notebook and get ready – it’s going to be a month of heavy journaling (and whether you’re 16 or 30, you better lock that shit down because you know your desi parents are going to try and read it).
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
The state of the world has you a little fired up, and you’ll find yourself taking your bad mood out on others at first. Instead, try and take this built up energy and use it towards something positive. Let people in, instead of shutting them down. Make sure you also take some time to unwind before your next big adventure, even if that’s as simple as a warm cup of chai on the patio while reading your favorite book.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Recent events will create a shift in your perspective, causing you to think twice about the money you spend and dedicate a budget for special causes. You may find yourself craving a big change that will allow you to reestablish yourself – make sure you take the time to first reflect on past mistakes. Maybe your dad WAS right and you should have taken that one econ class in college. Your stubbornness is what makes you the kick-ass Taurus that you are, but don’t forget that sometimes we all need to listen a little to keep moving forward.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
With this pandemic, you might be feeling a little stretched, either personally or financially. It’s time to reflect and redefine what’s worth the most to you and start reprioritizing so that you don’t have to worry about $ problems. If you’re feeling burned out in your personal life, pause and ask yourself why. Maybe you’ve moved home to spend some time with family during the pandemic and your family is treating you like you’re 15 again. You’ll find yourself more ready to set some boundaries with your loved ones. If you don’t take the time to care for yourself, you won’t be able to keep meeting the demands of those around you.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
As a sensitive sign, you’re always going through a roller coaster of emotions. While your past may be peppered with self-doubt and uncertainty, recent events have brought clarity to your life. This month, you’ll feel ready to reject all people, thoughts, and situations that make you feel small (bye-bye aunties). Clearing your emotional roadblocks will help open you up to some big changes (maybe even romantic ones). Think back to all your accomplishments from the past and remind yourself that you deserve the best, and you are enough.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Of all the signs, you will feel particularly pensive and reflective this month as you get ready to enter another year around the sun. Take the time to reflect, unlearn, and grow at your own pace. Don’t get caught up in the pressures of the daily routine, and really take the time for yourself. If you give yourself this room to think, you’ll find yourself ready to rebuild and start afresh. Your upbringing may have only taught you to always practice humility, but you’ve accomplished a lot and grown a lot, so take some time to soak that in. Accept what’s broken and build on what’s working.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
You may find that this July, you are absolutely exhausted. Your internal monologue has been going off for weeks about some big decisions you need to make, and the devil and angel on your shoulders have been pushing you in opposite directions. You need to take a break ASAP. Whether this means going completely offline for a week, or just adding some healthy breaks like a long lunch or quick walk outside, is up to you. A much needed break will help you sort through your internal conflict. You may find yourself struggling with some personal or professional relationships in your life, and this might be a good time to really think about who you really want in your life long-term.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
It’s halfway through the year, and you’re going to start feeling the urge to set some goals for the rest of 2020. You may be feeling antsy about the progress you’ve made on your goals so far, but remember that productivity is the last thing you should be worried about in the middle of a pandemic. Once you feel ready to take action and take control of your destiny, start by picking up a new project that will help you feel fulfilled professionally and emotionally. As you embark on this new journey, you may run into some roadblocks and conflicts. It’ll be important for you to think back on ways you’ve handled such situations in the past, and really work on your conflict resolution skills.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
You have been a little distracted, perhaps overwhelmed with choice recently. There’s a lot going on and it’s hard to focus and find clarity in such times. As we head into July, you’ll find that you have fresh energy to reset and figure out what you need now. You will be pushed into reflecting on your professional career and ambitions that you had in recent years that didn’t come to fruition. With your attention dedicated to your career, you’ll be ready to pick back up on some of these aspirations with clarity and determination. Just remember to maintain perspective and continue to help others around you while you chase your personal ambitions.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
You’re used to flying by the seat of your pants, but this has been a hard philosophy to follow in the middle of a pandemic. Instead of playing it cool, try adding a little bit more structure to your everyday routine and see how you feel. You’ll find that just a little bit more structure in your life will create time for you to pursue things that you really care about, but that you just haven’t been able to make the time for. You’ll also find yourself seeking knowledge and to better educate yourself on history and its impact on the current state of the world. Take the time to be a resource to others and share what you learn. Who knows, maybe you’ll convince those brown f*ckboys from high school to stop appropriating black culture, or have an insightful conversation with your desi parents about the LGBTQ+ community.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
It is time for you to break out of your comfort zone. You are always sacrificing your own needs for others because you’re a team player, but you need to put yourself first and ask for what you need. That doesn’t come naturally to you, but it’s important to remember that you won’t lose your independence just because you need a helping hand once in a while. We ALL need that. You may be facing a major roadblock in your life, and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and seeking this support from those around you will help you overcome this and move on to the next chapter.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
You’re moving faster than you think you are, so don’t get frustrated and take some time for yourself. We know this sounds crazy because we’ve literally all been stuck at home during this pandemic, but you need some quality alone time and a nice little break. It’s not enough to just be physically separated, you have to take mental breaks. Put away your phone and indulge in some fun self-care. Taking this time for yourself will allow you to pour this love back out to your friends and family. And who knows, maybe even a new romantic partner (who doesn’t love a good socially distanced FaceTime sesh).
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
You’re always there for others, but emotional labor is taking a toll on you and you need to evaluate your emotional capacity. Take back some time for yourself to focus on a personal passion. The key: you need to do it without feeling guilty! Your friends and family will still be here, and they’ll never stop needing you. You may have been extra cautious with your money lately in case you need it for a rainy day. While this is smart and definitely the right call, you might want to loosen the purse strings just a little bit this month to allow yourself the chance to properly invest in yourself. Buy that nice dress you’ve been staring at online for weeks, or indulge in that home office chair!