July Horoscope

Click on your star sign below to read your July Horoscope. Your July 2018 horoscope comes in three decans for a more accurate and personal touch. I post new monthly horoscopes two weeks before the start of the month and keep the previous monthly horoscope in archive: June Horoscope. Update: 2019 Horoscope out now!

July Horoscope Decans


If you are unsure of which sign and decan to read for July horoscope 2018, make your own free horoscope. There you can also find the decans for your rising sign (Ascendant) and Moon sign. If you want to read your July 2018 horoscope for your rising sign, then it will apply more to your personal relationships. If you read your monthly horoscope for your Moon sign, they will refer more to your emotions, home and family life.

Monthly Horoscope Aspects

The planetary aspects listed below are set for New York time.

July 5, 7:04 am – Sun trine Jupiter
July 5, 7:48 am – Mercury opposite Mars
July 6, 3:50 am – Third Quarter Moon 14°12′ Aries
July 8, 10:41 am – Sun trine Neptune
July 9, 5:13 am – Mercury square Jupiter
July 10, 1:02 pm – Jupiter Stationary Direct
July 11, 11:25 pm – Venus trine Uranus
July 12, 6:04 am – Sun opposite Pluto
July 12, 10:47 pm – Solar Eclipse 20°41′ Cancer
July 14, 2:44 am – Venus trine Saturn
July 19, 3:52 pm – First Quarter Moon 27°05′ Libra
July 22, 5:20 am – Venus sextile Jupiter
July 24, 3:22 pm – Venus opposite Neptune
July 25, 7:35 am – Sun square Uranus
July 26, 1:02 am – Mercury Retrograde
July 27, 1:13 am – Sun opposite Mars
July 27, 4:20 pm – Lunar Eclipse 04°44′ Aquarius
July 27, 9:25 pm – Venus trine Pluto

July Horoscope Forecast

The highlight this monthly horoscope is the solar eclipse on July 12 and the total lunar eclipse on July 27. It makes July a major turning point of the year. It is time to put the last six months behind you and set new goals for the rest of the year. The solar eclipse is opposite Pluto and the lunar eclipse is conjunct Mars. Also, Mercury stations retrograde just one day before the lunar eclipse. This makes the July horoscope a challenging one for a number of the decans.

Power and control issues from the solar eclipse will lead to anger and risky behavior after the lunar eclipse. Misunderstanding and breakdowns in communication from Mercury retrograde will make disagreements and arguments more likely. On the world stage, peace negotiations will become strained and may fail. Unexpected events, threats and intimidation have the potential to lead to war.

The July 12 partial solar eclipse is influenced by a powerful opposition to minor planet Pluto. This indicates some sort of crisis with your self-esteem, a relationship or an event. An equally intense fixed star brings the potential for neurotic distress triggered by a deeply buried subconscious fear of disaster. This eclipse signals the right time to transform something in your life holding you back from happiness and success. Possible areas to focus on include your love life, finances or creative work. Hard work and determination will unleash the potential and opportunity held within the grand trine to help avert a personal crisis.

Mercury stations retrograde on July 26, one day before the lunar eclipse. This should be a fairly standard Mercury retrograde phase because of a lack of aspects to other planets. But other factors could make this an upsetting time because of unexpected changes making you nervous and angry. These other factors exacerbate the standard Mercury retrograde problems like communication misunderstanding and the breakdown of mechanical and electrical machines.

Mercury retrograde July 2018 comes with an increased risk of arguments, conflict and accidents. Use common sense, caution and patience to avoid rash actions, over reactions and risk taking. Be ready for the unexpected by staying open-minded and flexible. This will make it easier to adjust your plans in response to changing circumstances. Mercury direct has a very calming influence that will return harmony to your relationships and your life in general.

The July 27 total lunar eclipse joins Mars to make this an emotionally challenging eclipse. Mars anger and frustration could easily turn to reckless actions because of a harsh aspect to Uranus. A more gentle influence from Saturn will make it a little easier to calm down, and some fixed stars give patience and decisiveness in a crisis. However, these same stars can also cause aggression and emotional problems.

Remaining calm in a crisis is the key to dealing with this overly emotional lunar eclipse. This is particularly important for the next two weeks while the July 12  solar eclipse is still active. It brings the potential for a crisis with your self-esteem, a relationship or an event, and for neurotic distress triggered by a deeply buried subconscious fear of disaster.

The July 2018 lunar eclipse is a rare central lunar eclipses, where part of the Moon passes through the center of the Earth’s shadow. It is also the longest total lunar eclipse this century, lasting 1 hour and 23 minutes. This powerful total lunar eclipse is also called a blood moon because of the reddish color caused by light being refracted by Earth’s atmosphere.

Your monthly horoscope is based on planetary transits to your Decan, not to houses, zones or sectors. The transits and moon phases for your July horoscope are calculated using the Solar Fire Astrology Program.