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July 2017 Horoscopes Are Here To Guide Your Summer

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It's been a few months since I've had the chance to write a monthly horoscope for you all, and for that, I apologize. But I hope to make it up to you with all the fun surprises waiting for you in this month's horoscope.

Remember to check not just your sign, but also your rising sign (if you know it), and to combine the two horoscopes to get a more accurate picture for yourself.

If you don't know your rising sign (also known as your "ascendant") you can look it up by entering your birth information here. Remember, you must have your accurate time of birth to get your rising sign!

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Aries And Aries Rising

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Your ruling planet Mars is now in Cancer (the sign that rules your home), so this month is a good time to beautify the space you live in to reflect your best self. You might also pick up a new recipe book, and start cooking for yourself this month, while Mars stays in Cancer until July 20.

Pluto conjunct the Moon on July 8 points to some good career news that will increase not just your responsibilities, but your creative freedom. Lastly, Mercury in your fifth house and Jupiter in your marriage house means you've also got an opportunity this month to create lasting love, or at least a discussion of marriage with your current partner.

Taurus And Taurus Rising

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This month, Venus, the planet of love and money, moves into Gemini in your second house of earned income. You have an opportunity now to make some extra cash on the side, possibly from within your own home. On July 18, Venus and Jupiter are in a beneficial aspect, making this an extra good day to sign a contract or enter into a new business agreement.

Mars will boost your travel life this month as well through July 20, which means this month you can use either short trips or long ones to boost your vitality. If the opportunity presents itself, book that ticket and go have fun.

Gemini And Gemini Rising

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Mars, which shows where your energy will be most focused, is in Leo (and your third house of communication) from July 20 through early September, so if you put your communication skills to work either writing, editing, or through public speaking, you'll find that it pays off exponentially.

The full moon on July 8 in Capricorn could also be bringing you some good news about money. If you've been trying to negotiate a raise for yourself and have been coming up against a brick wall, you might find that your bosses lower their resistance and finally give you what you feel you deserve.

Hang in there.

Cancer And Cancer Rising

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Mars is in your sign right now, and it's like getting a gift certificate to anywhere. When Mars is in your sign, your determination to succeed, to begin new things, and to take on your goals is unstoppable. Even better, Mars will stay in your sign until July 20, so you have weeks to enjoy this extra planetary boost.

When Mars enters Leo after July 20, you'll be ready to treat yourself to a well-deserved break. Carve out some time to book an appointment at the spa, a day at the beach, or a shopping spree.

Leo And Leo Rising

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The full moon on July 8 in Capricorn suggests you've got a project you've been working extremely hard on coming to a close. It's likely that it's going to make you look good, too, with Pluto in sync with Jupiter. This could lead to even more opportunities in the future. You'll be in the spotlight, and I know how you Leos love the spotlight. Enjoy it.

Outside of work, you may be enjoying a bit of quiet time with your friends and family for the first three weeks of July. That's good, because when Mars enters your sign on July 20, things will pick up very quickly, and you'll notice the changes right away.

Virgo And Virgo Rising

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The full moon on July 8 is in Capricorn and your fifth house of love and creativity, and could work out one of two ways for you, Virgo.

If you're seeing someone, this full moon will help you gain some clarity around your feelings about them, and you'll be arriving at a decision about either where you want the relationship to go in the future or to end it. If you're in a long-term relationship or marriage and are looking to conceive, the full moon is a good night to do so, as full moons are said to be a time of manifestation.

If you've been working on a creative project, this full moon will bring that to a conclusion as well. July promises to be a good month for your career, as Venus in Gemini is moving through your tenth house of career honors and achievements from July 4 through the 30.

Libra And Libra Rising

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The beginning of July is do-or-die in terms of your career achievements, as your 10th house of career achievements is ruled by the moon. Therefore it's lit up right now with the new moon in Cancer energy from June 23 still lingering. If you're looking for new job opportunities, now is the time to seize them, as higher-ups will be dying to have you.

On July 8, the full moon will turn your attention to your home, with the moon conjunct Pluto. You'll most likely be finishing up any repairs, or transformations you've been working on for some time now will finally come to a close.

The new moon on July 23 will light up the same area of your chart that Mars is in, your 11th house of social contacts. If you've been trying to make changes to your social life, you're about to enter a fun phase of your life, with plenty of opportunities to be out and about.

Scorpio And Scorpio Rising

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Starting on July 20, Mars enters your 10th house of fame and honors, and career opportunities will take off. You'll get a glimpse of what's about to come your way when Mercury and Jupiter team up to bring you a new project or opportunity that could be of value financially, or July 30 when Venus and Uranus team up to bring you some surprise cash.

The first week of July you'll have the Sun and Neptune in perfect sync with one another, allowing you to enjoy some time for romance. The planet Neptune (of unconditional love) is in your fifth house of true love and is there to stay until 2026, so needless to say, you have plenty of time to attract your soul mate.

Sagittarius And Sagittarius Rising

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Mars is in your eighth house of other people's money and debts, so you may have been noticing an increase in your spending recently. This extra spending could be in connection to a creative project you're working on, since Mars is the natural ruler of your fifth house of creative expression. The full moon on July 8 could increase that spending further, as it falls in Capricorn in your second house of earned income.

July 4 through 20 points to a harmonious time for your relationships as Venus enters Gemini in your seventh house of partnerships. All your committed relationships -- both professional and personal -- are likely to benefit greatly.

Capricorn And Capricorn Rising

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Your focus has most likely been on your closest partnerships — either business or romantic partners — since June 4, and you'll remain focused on those partnerships until July 20. This is because Mars (the planet of action, energy, and focus) is in your seventh house, the house of contractual relationships. Since Mars is an action planet, it's most likely cleaning up any messes in this area of your life and bringing to light some uncomfortable truths.

The full moon on July 8 will bring some clarity to you and your feelings, and you'll finally feel ready to make a decision based on what your gut is telling you.

Your focus will shift to money when Mars enters Leo in your eighth house of debts on July 20, and you might find your spending increases as things come up that you'll have to pay off, so start saving now.

Aquarius And Aquarius Rising

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You've been working your ass off Aquarius, and I hate to say it, but you're gonna keep working your ass off until July 20, when Mars moves out of your workday sector (sixth house) and into your seventh house. Then, you'll be able to give your partner the attention they've been lacking due to your work obligations.

The full moon on July 8 puts some emphasis on your physical or mental health and conjunct Pluto, the planet of death and rebirth. Give yourself some time that weekend to do something that regenerates your health. A fun day trip, some quiet time for solitude, or an appointment with your therapist can help.

Pisces And Pisces Rising

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The beginning of the month has you focused on your love life, as the new moon on June 23 put you in the right mindset for romance. Mars and the Sun are both touring your fifth house of true love and creative projects, so you will have your attention laser focused on those areas of your life. If you don't have a partner, you could be pouring all that love and devotion into your own creative life.

On July 20, Mars shifts back to your work, as you'll have three planets in your sixth house of daily tasks. Based on the planets in that house — Mars, Mercury, and the Sun — it could be a creative project that allows you to shine in your communication. This could be a writing, editing, or speaking project that will put you in the spotlight and really allow you to glow.