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Cancer horoscope for July 2024

Whether you were born towards the end of June or in July, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of July in Cancer, this is your birthday month and the start of a new solar year. While Venus and Mercury will always travel close to the Sun, they are not always here at the same time and last year Venus had been and gone weeks before your birthday month and new solar year had even begun. The last time that you moved into July with the Sun, Venus and Mercury all in Cancer was in 2016, putting heart and mind on the same page from the start. Where the Sun is putting the solar spotlight on your options and Venus is focused on what you want from the coming year, Mercury is focusing on the when, where and how.

With Mercury leaving on 3rd July, Venus on 12th July and the Sun on 22nd July, this is giving you everything needed to move into the new month and new solar year with confidence. Yet when the Sun left a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart last month and brought your old solar year to an end, he left Jupiter behind and not due to return to Cancer until 2025, the wind down of this current 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion will continue. While this isn't stopping you from moving forward and embracing this new solar year, it is leaving old doors open while making time to hear yourself think and even reconnect with a sense of spirituality even more important.

Mars will join Jupiter there on 21st July, beginning the six week wind down of your current Mars cycle ahead of his return to Cancer in early September. Until then, Mars is firing up your passions, competitive and team spirit while getting the month off to an empowered start when it comes to personal and professional networking, friendship and relationship building. Meanwhile, as Mercury, Venus and finally the Sun leave Cancer it will be to begin the first planetary activity in your income sector for the year while kicking off the most lucrative months of 2024. Until now all the focus has been on the other side of the financial fence, with a chance to gain a better balance between money coming in and money going out.

Love & Romance

Until she leaves Cancer on 12th July Venus, the planet of love is on a mission to not only update your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for the coming year but to turn those desires into reality. Last year Venus had been and gone long before the Sun returned to begin your birthday month and new solar year, so this wasn't part of the launch or the setting of your overall intentions and resolutions. This year, with the Sun not leaving until 22nd July, Venus has embedded herself into the DNA of this new solar year, weaving your heart's hopes and aspirations into the very fabric from the start.

While Venus is only here for 24 days, she will have an influence on the coming year, with the Moon's monthly visits to your romantic and relationship sectors while she was here helping with that. This happened during Venus' early days, with the Moon having returned to your romantic sector within minutes of her return to Cancer and then just days later, not only returning to your relationship sector but as a Full Moon. By the time the Moon comes full circle from those visits Venus will be gone, but with the Sun still here there will be a revisit their influence and in the final days of your birthday month, revise your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for the coming year.

The Moon will move through your romantic sector from 15th July to 17th July, something that will not only see it form a friendly aspect to the Sun in Cancer but to Saturn and Neptune, in retrograde motion in an adventurous part of your chart by then. In the heart of the working week and just days after Venus left, this will bring the spirit of romance, adventure and nostalgia together. It is just a few days later that the Moon will not only come full circle from last month's Full Moon in your relationship sector, but here from 19th July to 21st July it will clash with the Sun in its final hours to create a second Full Moon.

Business & Career

With no planetary activity in your work sector and both planets in your career sector in retrograde motion by the end of the month, it could be said that this professional year is slowing down but at the right time. On the one hand, it was only last month that Mars left your career sector, ending what had been a particularly busy start to the year. As well as Mars making his first visit in two years just after the Sun, Venus and Mercury had moved through, he had begun the year in your work sector. Normally planetary activity on the job front will end in the lead up to Christmas, but this year it not only spilled into the New Year but right through to February.

There has been so much momentum in the first half of this professional year that if the professional gods hadn't taken their foot off the gas things would not only overshoot the mark, but you would burn out in the process. Growth happens in waves, where there is a time to push things forward and a time to pull back and let things play out, before repeating the cycle. You have had the push but no time to let things play out, which is what you finally have a chance to do. Eris, the warrior planet of the cosmos and the planet keeping Mars' warrior and competitive spirit alive won't turn retrograde until 22nd July and Chiron, the planet charged with helping you learn as you go, won't turn retrograde until 27th July.

Instead of suddenly braking, it is more a case that the professional gods have taken their feet off the gas and the pace is gradually dropping back. The Moon will return for its monthly visit to your career sector from 26th July to 28th July, just as the tide is turning. However, by the time the Moon returns to your work sector from 17th July to 19th July, something that every four weeks will bring a chance to check in on work and job matters, Mercury and Venus will be in your income sector. Mercury's return on 3rd July and Venus' on 12th July not only kicks off the most lucrative months of the year but with a chance to piggyback off the professional momentum already gained.


As you move into the new month there is still no planetary activity on the income side of the financial fence and hasn't been all year, but that is about to change. While this won't knock Pluto, the planet of change and transformation off his perch, it will create some healthy competition while guarding against complacency as he sits pretty on the other side of the financial fence. While since his return to your financial sector in January Pluto has been working to promote the kind of change that can help you take your financial power back, he has until 2044 so is in no hurry. In retrograde motion and going back over old ground but with a lot of support, a lot of your financial empowerment is coming from hindsight.

This leaves a gap to progress things forward and on the income side of the financial fence, there is a definite need for some planetary intervention. Fortunately, you won't have to wait long, with Mercury returning to your income sector on 3rd July for what is normally a 14 to 15 day chance to use his smart head for money to get your head in the game and to think on your feet. That would mean that with the Sun not returning until 22nd July, Mercury would be gone by the time the solar spotlight shifts onto your income situation, matters and options. Instead, slowing down ahead of a retrograde turn that will see him return for a double dip visit next month, Mercury is here until 26th July.

Mercury will also be here when Venus, the planet of money returns on 12th July for what will be a short 24 day mission to bring the laws of attraction into effect in order to attract as much available income potential as possible while raising the bar on your expectations. With all Mercury's comings and goings, what he begins on 3rd July will enjoy continuous planetary activity on the income front through to 12th September. You will get an early read on Mercury's influence when the Moon returns from 7th July to 9th July, something that every four weeks can sharpen your nose for money and act as a trigger. It is two weeks later that the Moon's visit to your financial sector from 21st July to 23rd July will bring a chance for a deep dive on the other side of the financial fence.


This is a month of two halves for you in terms of your energy levels and the Moon's monthly visit to your health sector will play an important role in managing this. This isn't being measured by length of time and rather by the contrast between how the month starts are how it ends. The month is likely to get off to a busy start, as is often the case when you move into your new solar year. However, it is during the last full day of your birthday month that on 21st July Mars will return to a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart to begin the six week wind down of your current Mars cycle. This will require more time to rest, with the Moon's return to your health sector from 17th July to 19th July a chance to go into this more aware of your physical needs.

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