We enter July as the cicada buzz has dissipated, but the other sounds of summer are still bustling at full speed. Astrologically, this month is fairly quiet. There’s really only one point I’d like to highlight. Chiron will retrograde in the sign of Aries starting July 15. Chiron, the small celestial body that orbits between Saturn and Uranus, is a centaur in Greek mythology and represents the wounded healer. This retrograde, which ends December 19, may have us focusing on strengthening the weak spots of our lives. Get ready to dive deep into a wounded area of your life and work on healing it.
Late June to late July is ruled by the zodiac sign of Cancer. Symbolically represented by the crab, this water sign is soft and gentle. Cancers, much like the actual crab that carries its home on its back, may sometimes carry items from home when they travel. They enjoy making home a cozy place and prefer staying close to home to be near family and friends. On the negative side, they can be a little dramatic when it comes to emotions, so if you press their buttons, watch out for moodiness. While they can be loyal friends, they might choose partners who can be selfish (or they can be emotionally selfish themselves). Since Cancer is ruled by the Moon, this sign displays many matriarchal energies.