This summer month starts out in mercury retrograde. We’re moving through Cancer season and enjoying all the warmth and light that comes with it. With lockdown starting to lift across Canada in phases, things are starting to shift in our dailies. Read on to discover your July 2020 monthly horoscopes to find out what the stars have to say about your love life, social life and career this month from Astrology Detective.
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Aries horoscopes for July 2020
#BackToTheOldGrindYou may have taken your eyes off the prize in terms of work during the Covid pandemic. While your ambitions remained strong, you may have been prevented from truly going after your goals due to lockdowns and social uncertainties. Over the past few months, you may have grown increasingly lazy, but your razor-sharp focus returns this July, pushing you up the ladder of success. Take advantage of auspicious astrological skies until the end of the year. The work may be intense and overwhelming, but it will lay the groundwork for future triumphs.
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Taurus horoscopes for July 2020
#YouSayYouWantARevolutionThe past few months have been defined by pandemics, isolation and social unrest, giving a lot of people time to reflect on the deeper meaning of existence. You long for a life filled with greater existential purpose, but the realities of everyday life and your own pragmatic nature may leave you feeling hemmed in and incapable of being a vehicle of true, radical change. You may feel torn between bettering existing structures or razing them all to the ground to start from scratch. Your erratic communication style will certainly not win you any supporters — only serving to compound sensations of frustration and being misunderstood. Seek out idealistic people in your community who are making positive change and ask to join forces.
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Gemini horoscopes for July 2020
#EconomicRestructuringAfter a few months of improving finances, you may once again be facing uncertainty in regards to employment or delays in payment for past services. This may cause hiccups when it comes to long-term monetary planning, especially if you have to deal with disputes over joint resources with a partner or ex. The days around the Lunar Eclipse on the 4th may be especially fraught, so hold off making any long-term decisions on contracts or investments until after Mercury turns direct on the 12th. Anxiety abounds over paying off debts, such as a mortgage, credit card or loan. You may want to reign in spending until the end of the year, as well as eliminate existing outstanding payments before taking on new ones.
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Cancer horoscopes for July 2020
#MateOrMasterWhile you are quite a traditional sign when it comes to romance, you may need to question if you are not going overboard when it comes to the whole "love, honour and obey" thing. After a couple of low-key months, your partner's control freak ways come roaring back this July, causing you to review and reflect on the long-term durability of your relationship. Your significant other may have an almost Svengali-like hold over you that may be difficult to break, but the Lunar Eclipse on the 4th may finally give you the push needed to get yourself out of a lopsided connection.
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Leo horoscopes for July 2020
#FacingFearsOver the past few months you may have lost focus in terms of career goals. Instead of working on projects that showcased your talents and filled you with energy, you may have been grinding things out for a paycheck. All this thankless hack work may have undermined your inner confidence and enthusiasm. It is time to overcome fears of success by finally dedicating yourself to a professional dream. If you have any entrepreneurial ideas, now is the time to work on bringing them to launch. From July to December, the heavens are giving you the drive, determination, work ethic and concentration levels to bring a major ambition to life, if you can just shake off your insecurities.
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Virgo horoscopes for July 2020
#LoveIsABattlefieldYou may be tempted to get back together with an ex who is stable but boring — and worse yet, controlling. While you yearn for the security they provide, especially after a decade of flakey, me-first partners, it may come with strings attached that are very binding, indeed. Your friends may be watching flummoxed from the sidelines, wondering what is going on. Just remember, they are only preoccupied out of genuine concern for you. You may feel caught in the crossfire between two front lines, but a covertly bullying, critical lover will not provide long-term shelter or happiness. At the same time, your friends need to step back so you can make your own choices. Try to avoid a scorched earth policy while blinded by love, or you may end up alienating friends who truly care.
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Libra horoscopes for July 2020
#OffYourGameYou may be overwhelmed with duties and obligations concerning home and family this July. After a few relatively calm, peaceful months, a restrictive atmosphere returns to your domestic situation. You may need to take on the role of caregiver with relatives, as well as deal with repairs that were not properly done the first time, or face clashes with a controlling roommate or live-in relation. All this stress in your private life may cause you to drop the ball at work. Be especially careful during the first twelve days of the month; mindless errors caused by exhaustion and lack of concentration could cause major issues on the job.
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Scorpio horoscopes for July 2020
#StrainedCommunicationsA feeling of existential alienation could lead you to overreact verbally this July, causing major stress with colleagues and people in your care, While it is admirable that you are always looking after others and cleaning up their messes, all those good deeds may go unnoticed if they come with a heaping dose of cold, critical, angry words. This approach will only lead to resentment on all sides. You will feel taken for granted, and those you are helping may wish you would leave them alone so they can deal with their own issues. Your burden will lighten considerably if you take a subtler, more reserved approach to negotiations and communications. Saturn is here to help you reign in your anger and achieve a more balanced dialogue.
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Sagittarius horoscopes for July 2020
#FinancialReckoningYou may have had to deal with reduced earnings for the past few years. While things have improved considerably since the end of March, the ongoing Covid situation is causing a bit of belt-tightening the world over. You may once again feel restricted when it comes to monetary issues. It is best to avoid taking on new spending in terms of mortgages, loans, long-term investments and credit card purchases. Instead, use this time to pay off existing obligations. It is best to remain extremely financially cautious until the end of the year. This is not the right time to negotiate raises or changes in contracts. Proceed cautiously with a focus on savings, and you will finally be able to put these lean times behind you once and for all at the start of the new year.
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Capricorn horoscopes for July 2020
#WhosTheBossYou are a natural-born leader, but your romantic partner may not be happy in the role of a natural-born follower. Your lover may be kicking up their heels this July, in a quest to put their own individual stamp on your life together. You may incorrectly see their desire to express themselves as a direct affront to your authority. If you insist on squashing their supposed insubordination, don't be surprised if your significant other grows tired of the situation, and, upon reflection, goes their own way. To keep your relationship healthy and strong, you must learn to rule as a team, each with their own strengths. Carve out special dominions, if you must, so your partner will feel like they are playing an active, participatory role in their own life and future. Feel like you're on the brink of a breakup? Here's a healthy relationship checklist.
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Aquarius horoscopes for July 2020
#RealignmentWithRealityIt may be hard to see what is bluer this July — the beautiful summertime skies or your mood. You may have felt crushed by the weight of the world the past few months, which was compounded by a sense of domestic and financial uncertainty. Instead of getting out and enjoying the sunshine, you may need to take a time-out out to hole up in your cave and recharge your batteries. Brooding over the uninspired direction of your professional life could trigger feelings of inner rage and stagnation. Harness the power of these demons and set them to work as a kind of perpetual motion machine that fuels your true dreams and sets you on a meaningful direction in life. If you have lost your way, now is the time to get back on the right path.
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Pisces horoscopes for July 2020
#SecretRomanceFriendship should be about fun, not hard work. After a few upbeat months of forging powerful, new alliances, a sense of competition, jealousy and manipulation will once again overtake your social relationships. New horizons on the love front or the re-appearance of an ex could especially ignite feelings of envy and rivalry. It is best to keep your romances on the down-low to prevent false friends from undermining a potentially good thing. Confusion and misunderstandings could abound in your love life during the first twelve days of July, so try to avoid communicating via text message. Go old school — pick up the phone and call.
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