Happy Fourth of July, friends (both furry and otherwise!). This month enters with a fireworks-worthy bang, but will close more peacefully. Here’s what’s on the agenda, according to your monthly horoscope:
A Lunar Eclipse and Full Moon will kick off the month on July 4, providing the perfect opportunity for us to similarly complete an emotional cycle we've been struggling with and finally find closure.
Mercury Retrograde is also set to end on July 11, but it’ll take while for the planet to get back up to speed, so don't put too much pressure on yourself when it comes to immediately getting back into the swing of things.
This month's energy is best used for keeping things simple and staying flexible. Whether that means extra-long walks or more couch cuddles for you and your pet, find out below in July horoscopes, courtesy of expert-astrologer Suzie Kerr Wright.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
This is an exciting career month for you, Aries. You'll be busy with lots of changes and a chance to really excel at work. Your furkid(s) may be more restless than usual though, so be sure to keep an eye out to prevent them from getting into something they shouldn’t. (Maybe you should review our lists of plants that are poisonous dogs and cats, and toxic household substances.)
By month's end, you'll feel grateful for the opportunities you've had and ready to head into a more creative phase again. Now is the time to see how much you've learned and how that can be put into action.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Holiday plans can change on a dime and as much as you like to be prepared, make sure you have a plan B. Perhaps that Fourth of July barbecue you had in mind isn’t the safest option this year. Consider hosting a virtual Zoom Fourth of July bash with friends and family (both two- and four-legged), instead. (May we suggest an “Independence Day” watch party?)
Later in the month, your hedonistic nature may take over, tempting you to overspend, overindulge or change up your routine in the spirit of having some summer fun. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement, but ensure that your pets are keeping to a balanced schedule—even if yours is flexing. Regular walks, feedings and playtime are important and help give both you and your furry love some structure.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
The month starts with a makeover (both inside and out), as your confidence matches your new look. As July progresses, your time management skills will be put to the test as you try to juggle multiple commitments and you may find that your doggo or cat is a bit jealous and possessive as a result. If so, be sure to shower them with some extra attention. Introduce exciting and engaging new toys, like this right-on-theme summer cooler plush toy.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
There's a whole lotta movement occurring in your relationship house as Venus moves into your sign, and a possible reconnection with an old friend makes your birthday month super special. The Sun in Mercury may also allow you to speak from the heart (not that you're normally shy about that, though!) and clear the air with someone who has been causing you stress.
Also, don't forget to include your fur baby in your birthday celebration—especially if it’ll be an otherwise low-key one this year. We happen to think the occasion calls for a special birthday outfit or toy for pets, too!
Leo (July 23-August 22)
You'll look back on this month and be quite proud of what you've accomplished, as you finally get to cross some tasks off your to-do list. While you’re feeling extra productive, double check that your pets are up-to-date on vaccinations, flea protection and vet check-ups. Now is the perfect time for getting on top of things.
Reserve the end of the month for keeping in touch and reconnecting with family and friends. Loads of people will reach out to hear all of your most recent life updates—which may even include a new love interest.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Risk-taking is not your favorite thing to do, Virgo. This month however, a new acquaintance may inspire you to go out on a limb with an exciting opportunity. You'll know when it's time to make that all important move.
Similarly, your pup may be more adventurous than usual this month. As always, be sure to keep them on a solid, secure leash during walks (Maybe this red, white and blue one? ‘Tis the season!) to keep that brave doggo from wandering off to who knows where!
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Your July horoscope predicts changes on the home front. Prepare for a family member or close friend to show their true colors. You're ready to let go and move on from the struggle—but remember that your pets will always stay true. As a matter of fact, this month you'll grow even more connected to them. You might want to consider using that strong connection as an opportunity to commit to better behavioral training or learning new tricks. (An at-home agility course may be calling your pup’s name.)
In other news, you may find yourself caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to your work/life balance. Just wait until the end of the month when co-workers are likely to show their appreciation for your patience.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
It's time to hit the road! You've been cooped up and feeling anxious, so consider taking a road trip or find a new dog-friendly hiking trail if you can do so safely. Or learn how to hike with your cat! If that’s not possible, try taking an online class to embrace your natural curiosity. Did you know you can even tour the world's greatest museums online? You sure can! Be as adventurous as you can be: A fresh perspective on the world will help ease the tension that you've been holding in your body.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Your financial responsibility may pay off now as you’re predicated to get back on your feet after catching up on debt. You'll now have a better understanding of what your needs are going forward and how you can make your money work for you. Spending on a new romantic interest or on your pets can be fun now that you’re confident about your income again. Maybe it's time to splurge on that automatic litter box or make a donation to your favorite animal charity. Once Mercury moves forward on July 11, larger purchases get the green light.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
You’ll get what your heart desires this month—as long as you put forth the effort and stay in gratitude mode. Want more romance from your partner? Communicate that to them and pay attention to their needs, as well. You want more responsibility at work? Ask for it. Single and searching for a special someone? You may get a second chance with a long-lost love. Searching for just the right furry companion to add to your family? You just may find them. (Be sure you’re ready with our dog adoption checklist and cat adoption checklist.)
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Your monthly horoscope is a busy one, Aquarius! You'll have quite a bit to do this month between both family and work obligations. Check in with yourself often to ensure you don’t become too overwhelmed, tired or emotionally strained.
Overall, July is a pretty good month for you, even with the extra work. Your pet will provide some much-needed comfort during this busy time, so showing them some extra TLC in return is definitely in order. Maybe treat your cuddly kitty to a new super cozy cat bed? If you’re working overtime and are feeling stretched, you might want to consider hiring a pet walker or sitter (if you can do so safely) to give yourself a little extra time to recharge.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
You're the natural empath of the zodiac and there's no way to deny events of late have taken a toll on your usually compassionate nature. Now, it's time to take care of yourself. Rest, recharge and refocus. Spend more time with your pets by cozying up on the couch or going for extra leisurely walks. Turn off your phone when you can, and don’t feel bad about binging your favorite romantic comedies or animal-centric shows and movies. You don't have to be everywhere and available to everyone all the time.