BY JOANNA C. VALENTE
It’s hot and heavy July already. When did that happen? A new moon arrives on July 2 which interlocks with a total solar eclipse in Cancer, meaning that you are getting rid of situations, people, and habits that don’t serve or help you anymore. It’s time to cut loose what makes you feel unhappy. Then, mercury retrogrades on July 7th until August, bringing this feeling even more to the forefront.
We need to be accountable for our actions in order to become better people. If we always make excuses for ourselves and others, what’s going to change? How can things actually move forward and become better? Leo season begins on July 22, bringing us inspiration to change our outward appearance and redecorate our minds and spirits. Lastly, the new moon on July 31 helps us move ahead gracefully and energetically.
Here we go:
Buckle down this month with your finances and plan ahead for your future goals. You can have fun, but be smart about it.
You are all about the future right now. Make a list of what you want to happen and change within the next year. It’ll happen, but with planning. Be your own guide.
Romantically, you are feeling a bit bored. If you’re single, go out, meet new people. It’s time to put yourself out there. If you’re attached, think of reasons why you feel restless. How can you change that?
You are undergoing a personal transformation, financially, spiritually, and emotionally. You’ve been coasting for awhile, but it’s time to thrive. What can make you a more content, fulfilled version of you?
It’s time to get honest with yourself. You feel unhappy, but why? You don’t want to face reality, but you really have to, unless you want to feel trapped forever.
Let yourself breathe. Take it slow. You can be a little impatient in all aspects of your life. When you want something, you want it now. Be in the now. There are a lot of good people around you, let yourself love and be vulnerable.
Detox uncomfortable feelings. Allow yourself to be a homebody this month and go to the beach to relax. You’re dealing with a little but of heartbreak right now.
You are all about love and passion this month. Run with it. If it feels right, it’s right. Don’t over think it. You deserve this.
This month is all about money and financial planning for you. In the next six months, you’re going to be experiencing quite a lot of changes in your personal life. Be prepared.
Find your happiness. Find your people who listen and make you feel seen, heard, and content. Why bother putting energy out for people who don’t do the same for you?
You are feeling confident this month. Take risks emotionally and creatively. You’ll find that big things come your way when this happens.
Learn about how to budget. Generally, this is a month focusing on money and you tend to be cavalier with yours, so it’s time to reign yourself in.
Joanna C. Valente is a human who lives in Brooklyn, New York. They are the author of Sirs & Madams, The Gods Are Dead, Marys of the Sea, Sexting Ghosts, Xenos, No(body) (forthcoming, Madhouse Press, 2019), and is the editor of A Shadow Map: Writing by Survivors of Sexual Assault. They received their MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Joanna is the founder of Yes Poetry and the senior managing editor for Luna Luna Magazine. Some of their writing has appeared in The Rumpus, Them, Brooklyn Magazine, BUST, and elsewhere. Joanna also leads workshops at Brooklyn Poets. joannavalente.com / Twitter: @joannasaid / IG: joannacvalente / FB: joannacvalente