Welcome to July, lovers! Hot vaxx summer is upon us, and we’re all aching to pull down our masks and make out with life again. The Cancer sun asks us to do so with caution, having strong boundaries, and to bravely navigate the depth of our feelings. After a year of drastic change, what will you do differently this summer? Are you ready to give yourself permission to swim toward your desires with greater commitment? When it comes to your relationships, put yourself out there in a big way. If your affections aren’t reciprocated, the only thing you have to lose is a connection that wasn’t worth your time. With Venus and Mars spending most of the month in dramatic Leo, it’s perfectly acceptable to go heavy on the glitter, cause a scene, and cry if you want to.
When the sun moves from emotional Cancer into fiery Leo on the 23rd, the energy shifts again, and some of the big changes you’ve been working on this year will start to pick up momentum. Stay focused on your goals and dreams without being so attached to knowing the final outcome. Flexibility is key to riding the big waves of energy crashing around you until you surrender to what is immediately in front of you. Flirt with your future, commit to your present, and make love to yourself like the sexy cosmic creature you are.
Cancer & Cancer Rising (June 21-July 22)
Happy solar return, Cancer! It’s time to come out of your shell and show off all of your incredible attributes, including, but not limited to, your accurate af intuition, the way you hold space for everyone’s feelings, and your ability to curate the perfect party mood that cannot be rivaled. With the help of Venus and Mars in showy Leo, you may be feeling more extroverted than usual. Invite your nearest and dearest into your sacred space: It’s safe enough to party responsibly and make up for lost time. Expect emotional outpourings and affection for days, which is great for summer’s balmy nights. You are an intuitive lover by nature, so let your instincts guide you and your lovers by leading with your nonverbal senses. Think plenty of eye-gazing and explorative touch.
Leo & Leo Rising (July 23-August 22)
You are ready to roar into summer, Leo. It’s been a long time since you’ve been able to let loose and enjoy your favorite season, so naturally you’re excited to jump head first into the action, and taste all that life has to offer. Cancer season has you taking the lead to bring everyone together, loving the energy of joyful connection. Your intuition will be at an all-time high, and you have a soft spot for anyone who doesn’t have a pack to run with. This month you will no doubt be adding new friends and lovers into your circle, welcoming them with open arms. Balance your social life with lots of intimate time with someone special; romance is especially delicious with Mars and Venus mingling in your sign, gifting you endless amounts of energetic passion at your fingertips.
Virgo & Virgo Rising (August 23-September 22)
The more fun you have, the more you can touch your dreams, Virgo, and this is just the beginning. Through pleasure, all things are possible. Give your gorgeously active brain the month off from analyzing the future and let yourself feel the present moment fully. Get out and enjoy the warmth of summer with the people you love the most, and make dating a priority if that is something you’ve been wanting. It’s a great time to meet someone new if you are open and available. No need to worry about how relationships and situations will unfold, enjoy where you are now with whomever is standing right in front of you, eagerly awaiting your touch.
Libra & Libra Rising (September 23-October 22)
Balance your love of pleasure with focusing on your hustle, Libra. Yes, you can have it all. You love the finer things in life, and right now you’re putting in the necessary work to make sure you are able to finance your lifestyle. If what you’ve been working towards doesn’t appear to be falling into place, have no fear: Your efforts are not wasted. The perfect situation or offer is on its way, so be patient and replace your worries with joy. Not every passion needs to be monetized, but all passions should be explored with curiosity and an open mind. What turns you on that you have been putting aside in order to tend to your work obligations? Take a break from your Zoom calls to take sexy nudes and remember how desirable you are.
Scorpio & Scorpio Rising (October 23-November 21)
Travel is back on the menu, Scorpio. This month you may find yourself adventuring, the further away from where you’ve been the better. Distance offers perspective along with a delicious buffet of new experiences to break you out of any post-pandemic ruts. Even if you aren’t going anywhere in July, you have the opportunity to experience profound transformation when it comes to your personal belief system and worldview. In terms of your relationships and intimacy, this initiation could come from someone you meet on your travels, or connecting locally with someone with a very different background. Follow what intrigues you and sparks your desire to consume and be consumed by passion.
Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising (November 22-December 21)
Explore your kinky side this month, Sagittarius. Your erotic landscape is an adventure worth embarking on, whether you’re with a partner or riding solo. Which of your fantasies have you been curious to try? What has been holding you back? Learning new things is as much of a turn-on as the act itself. Why not try something creative and challenging, such as self-tying shibari or experimenting with blindfolds, allowing yourself to rely on different sensory perceptions? Keep sex hot and fun by trying anything outside your comfort zone, as it will have extra impact in July. New experiences will bring potential partners into your life and deepen existing connections; either way, it’s a win-win for you.
Capricorn & Capricorn Rising (Dec 22-Jan 20)
You’re in it for the long haul, Capricorn. Who’s coming with you? With the sun in your opposing sign of Cancer, the light is shining on your partnerships this month. Take stock of who you’re spending your time with, what is worth committing to, and what is aligned with your goals. You don’t have to settle down right now, but it can be difficult for you to want to give your energy to anything or anyone who isn’t serious about their own growth. This is a great time to meet someone who has longterm potential, should you be available for a relationship. Those already in partnerships will be evaluating or fortifying their bonds of intimacy. Enjoy the process, wherever you find yourself.
Aquarius & Aquarius Rising (January 21-February 18)
Focus on your health this month, Aquarius. You enjoy taking care of your friends as if they were family, but how do you fare at nurturing yourself? July asks you to balance the energy you put into your work and partnerships with how you show up to take care of your own physical and mental health. Rest when your body is telling you to slow down, even if it seems counterproductive to your busy schedule. It’s not selfish to care for oneself—it actually benefits everyone when you are performing at your best. Sexual wellness is an essential component of self-care, and prioritizing pleasure is one of the best ways to reduce stress and stabilize your mood. Connect with your own loving touch as often as possible.
Pisces & Pisces Rising (February 19-March 20)
Flirt your way through July, Pisces, with everything and everyone. While the sun is in fellow water sign Cancer, you’re feeling deeply connected to your environment, and your perceptions may be even dreamier than usual. Take advantage of the rose-colored glasses and channel it into your creative projects and your pleasure rituals. Dating can be so fun this month when you try not to take anything too seriously, enjoying where you are and who you’re with. This time is here to teach you about inspiration and the beauty of life’s ever-changing landscape. You don’t need to worry about committing to any one thing; let yourself float and show others it’s safe to do so, also. Impermanence can be sexy when you learn to love in the moment.
Aries & Aries Rising (March 21-April 19)
Solidify your home base this month, Aries. While you are excited to get out there in the world and play, it’s important to have everything you need running smoothly when you get home. Any effort you put into the less-than-sexy mundane tasks around the house—such as cleaning, organizing, and rearranging furniture—will set you up to maximize all of the potential the remainder of 2021 has to offer you. Clearing out your space invites new energy, so really look at what you have and ask if it sparks joy. If not, toss it. Energetically you’re making room for new money, more love, and all of the delicious experiences that are awaiting you.
Taurus & Taurus Rising (April 20-May 20)
Great communication is sexy, Taurus. You may not always love having in-depth conversations about your feelings; you would rather show someone how you feel through thoughtful, deliberate actions. Your dependability speaks for itself once you’re committed to something or someone. One of your best traits is prioritizing pleasure and taking your time with your lovers. This month, speak up and tell them in detail exactly how you plan to slowly seduce them from their toes to their lips. It’s hot for everyone involved. Sending steamy pre-emptive text messages allows you to spell out your fantasies if you’ve been shy to speak up about what you want in bed, while fueling the fires of desire with anticipation.
Gemini & Gemini Rising (May 21-June 20)
Invest in your erotic experiences this month, Gemini. Before you go on a spending spree, first throw out the half-used containers of lube and underwear with holes. I’s time to step up your pleasure arsenal. If it doesn’t make you want to rip your own clothes off, it’s gotta go. Consider where you spend the most time having sex: Is it your bedroom, your couch, someone else’s place? How can you intentionally set up that space to become your sexy sanctuary, and what items would you like to have at the ready? New seasons bring new energy, and it’s up to you to wield it to your advantage by setting the alluring stage to welcome the changes you desire.