Welcome to July, flirty Gemini. At the end of last month, a dark new moon in Cancer saw you feeling reflective and craving alone time. Continue to use the first few days of July to rest because Monday, July 4, is a busy day for the stars, and it’s also a holiday, so you’ll likely be trying to decide which party invitation to accept. On this date, your ruling planet, communicator Mercury, enters nostalgic Cancer. So, you heartbreaker, if any exes hit you up, unless you have an established friendship, let the past be past and go out and meet new people.
Also, on Monday, the wise asteroid Pallas enters your sign, Gemini. Pallas is associated with creativity and the arts. You’re a natural creative, so with this added power on your side, this is a beautiful time to network and meet future collaborators (or even lovers).
Later in the month, the sky lights up like a disco ball with a full moon in Capricorn on Wednesday, July 13. While this month’s horoscopes advise other signs to lay low during this lunation to avoid drama, for you, lucky Gemini, this is a night for transformative sex that is hot, kinky, and intimate all at the same time. So bring out the sex toys for a spiritual masturbation sesh (opt for waterproof if you want to get off in the bathtub) or explore a different fantasy to bring you closer with your partner. The romantic vibes continue when lover Venus enters sweet Cancer on Sunday, July 17, helping you open up about your desires, which can be challenging in intimate relationships, even for chatterbox Geminis. And remember, intimacy is not exclusive to long-term relationships. Getting deep with your summer fling or friend with benefits is okay, as long as you’re clear about boundaries.
When your ruling planet Mercury moves into attention-loving fire Leo on Tuesday, July 19, you find yourself able to be clear with partners about your wants and needs. As you’ve probably heard, Geminis have a reputation as a heart-breaker. And if you want to be single, you should embrace that and be single. However, you also don’t want to leave a trail of vengeful exes behind you. So, embrace the communication powers of your ruling planet, and always be honest to maximize pleasure and minimize pain for everyone involved.
On this same date, Chiron, an asteroid known as “the wounded healer,” goes retrograde in determined Aries starting on Tuesday, July 19. While Chiron is retrograde, where it will be until late December this year, you are asked to work through lingering trauma, resentment, and other emotional pain and residue from the past year. So, if you’re feeling pressure to conform to traditional relationship formats when that’s not your thing, use these months to talk to a sex-positive therapist about that. Or, if you’re ready to stop playing the field and lock your lover down, perhaps it’s time to address those commitment issues finally.
Grab your sunglasses and a drink because fun-loving Leo season begins on Friday, July 22. Before autumn begins, with its unique beauty, use these weeks to make the most out of summer. Go to a BBQ, swim in the ocean if you can, and kiss some strangers. During the new moon in Leo on Thursday, July 28, you find yourself bonding with friends and interested in quality time with your platonic life partners. So, if there’s not something happening that night, consider hosting a small dinner party. Also, on Thursday, July 28, Jupiter goes retrograde in bossy Aries, which gives you a gentle reminder not to neglect your friendships while you’re busy making everyone fall in love with you. Have fun, and see you next month.