Chiron, an astrologically important comet called the “wounded healer,” also goes retrograde, starting on Sunday, July 23, and lasting through Tuesday, December 26. Chiron retrograde is associated with healing trauma. Whether you benefit from therapy or feel more secure getting support from your chosen family, just use Chiron retrograde as a reminder to prioritize wellness and your emotional well-being for the rest of 2023.
Finally, when messenger Mercury enters its home sign, Virgo, on Friday, July 28, communication becomes easier in all areas, even those affected by Venus retrograde, such as love and money. Keep reading to see what July has in store for your sign, and we’ll see you in August.
Important Astrological Dates in July 2023
To recap, here are the major dates you’ll want to keep an eye on this month, no matter your astrological sign:
Monday, July 3: Full moon in Capricorn
Monday, July 10: Mars enters Virgo
Tuesday, July 11: Mercury enters Leo
Monday, July 17: New moon in Cancer
Saturday, July 22: Venus goes retrograde in Leo
Saturday, July 22: Leo season begins
Sunday, July 23: Chiron goes retrograde in Aries
Friday, July 28: Mercury enters Virgo
July 2023 Monthly Horoscopes by Zodiac Sign
Not sure what your sun sign is? Here’s a quick refresher of the dates for each. Click a specific zodiac sign below to open up your July 2023 horoscope and see what’s in store for you this month, or keep scrolling to see an overview of all the signs.
- Aries (March 21 – April 19)
- Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
- Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
- Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
- Leo (July 23 – August 22)
- Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
- Libra (September 23 – October 22)
- Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
- Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
- Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
- Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
- Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
A full moon early in the month brings you a rush of creativity, while a new moon in mid-July reminds you that living in the present unlocks success, whether you’re looking to advance a relationship or hog an entire bed to yourself and sleep in. Try to wait until after Venus retrograde ends before getting a permanent tattoo or plastic surgery, as it’s not an ideal time to make huge cosmetic decisions. Then, Chiron retrograde asks you to focus on healing your inner child, so self-care is the name of the game this month, Aries. Read your full July horoscope here, Aries.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Your ruling planet, sweet Venus, goes retrograde this month, Taurus. As a result, because the planet governs beauty, try to put any drastic cosmetic decisions on hold and instead focus on wellness routines such as experimenting with summer makeup, getting plenty of sleep, or committing to a skincare ritual. Plus, the fighter planet Mars becomes your muse this month and brings blessings from the stars in all your creative endeavors. And when Chiron goes retrograde, your cosmic instructions are to treat yourself to snacks and whatever else you need to pamper yourself. Read your full July horoscope here, Taurus.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
As a flirtatious (and often flighty) air sign, sometimes, it can be challenging to feel comfortable opening up and getting emotionally intimate. However, a full moon early in July puts you at ease and reminds you of the rewards you reap when you open up. This month is ideal for low-key hangs at home, and despite your reputation as the social butterfly of the zodiac, you’re interested in taking it easy for most of this month. Romantic Venus goes retrograde this month, but you’re currently so charismatic and confident that nothing can get in the way of the success of your relationships (as long as you don’t make promises that you can’t keep). Read your full July horoscope here, Gemini.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Your season ends this month as you pass the torch to Leo, but July brings so much love to your life that it continues to feel like your time to shine. A full moon in your 7th House of Partnership sees the poetic deepening of your relationships, so go ahead and let someone else, whether a lover or friend, be your muse. Then, after the moon completes half a lunar cycle, a new moon in your sign brings conversations that further deepen a commitment. Just remember to double down on self-care later in July when both romantic Venus and healing Chiron begin their retrogrades. Read your full July horoscope here, Cancer.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Your season begins this month, Leo. Make sure to settle on birthday plans, then communicate your desires to your friends, as most Leos adore their birthday (whether you admit it or not), and you don’t want to be let down. As the majestic cat of the zodiac, attention is nearly as critical to your diet as water. The more you celebrate yourself, the healthier you will feel. There’s just one night during July that’s best spent laying low at home, and that’s the Capricorn full moon early in the month. You’ll be so happy when the sun enters your sign that you won’t even notice Venus retrograde. Read your full July horoscope here, Leo.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Mars enters your sign this month, Virgo, bringing you a boost of confidence. However, you wouldn’t be the healer of the zodiac if you didn’t feel the need to use such powers for good. July reminds you to check in with your friends, as someone could use a strong shoulder to cry on, and this round, you need to be the strong one. However, the more you give, the more you receive, so expect to be rewarded for your caring behavior through a deepening in your relationships. When Chiron, the comet known as the “wounded healer,” goes retrograde at the end of the month, the stars demand that you pamper yourself, and you’re happy to oblige. Read your full July horoscope here, Virgo.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Your ruling planet, romantic Venus, goes retrograde this month, Libra. As a result, if possible, wait until the planet, which rules beauty, goes direct before committing to any permanent body modifications, such as plastic surgery or tattoos. However, wellness rituals, from sleeping to summer makeup, have never been more important. During the new moon in Cancer, the stars remind you to check in with your friends. Someone might be having a hard time and could use a friend. Chiron, a comet known as the “wounded healer,” also goes retrograde this month, helping you take care of any unresolved trauma in your life. Read your full July horoscope here, Libra.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
July has its stressful moments, Scorpio, so first of all, make sure to carve out time in your schedule for rest and self-care. Thanks to moves from one of your ruling planets, warrior Mars, you embark on memory-making adventures with friends, so even if July does have two retrogrades, you can dance your way through them with people you love and trust. Venus, the ruler of love, money, and beauty, goes retrograde, making this a tricky time for discussions surrounding finances or romance. Astrologers also ask you to try to wait until Venus goes direct before committing to permanent cosmetic procedures (but remember, self-care is encouraged). Chiron, a comet known as the “wounded healer,” also goes retrograde, helping you heal old wounds. On a lighter note, fun-loving Leo season begins this month, encouraging you to prioritize wellness rituals to get through the retrogrades without drama. Read your full July horoscope here, Scorpio.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
A full moon in Capricorn early in the month asks you to pamper yourself, a theme continuing for all of July, Sagittarius. Moves from the fighter planet Mars bring praise for others, but during the Cancer new moon mid-month, the vote of confidence that matters the most is your own. Try to avoid major changes to your appearance during Venus retrograde, and be ready for sluggishness in conversations regarding relationships or money. Chiron’s retrograde reminds you of the importance of leaning into your soft side, and the month ends with everyone telling their friends how fabulous you are. Read your full July horoscope here, Sagittarius.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
July brings several potentially stressful transits, such as a full moon in your sign and Venus and Chiron going retrograde. You pride yourself in being put-together, but even sea goats like you need rest and downtime to avoid drama this month. You’ll want to get any financial or define-the-relationship conversations out of the way before Venus’s backward dance. A crucial relationship is transitioning to something even more beautiful, so don’t worry; any talks will be directed toward reaching a desired common goal. When Chiron, the “wounded healer,” also goes retrograde, someone in your friend circle starts to feel like chosen family as you also prioritize making your living space as happy and healthy as possible. Read your full July horoscope here, Capricorn.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
A full moon early in the month reiterates the importance of listening, Aquarius. You can be aloof and get caught up in bigger-picture issues, but sometimes, the best thing you can do to make the world a better place is to be there for a friend in need. Venus goes retrograde this month, which could add stress to any conversations surrounding romance or finance, but as long as you act like a Leo and give into healthy vanity, you should survive this backward dance just fine. Just be aware that while wellness rituals are encouraged, astrologers tend to advise waiting until Venus goes direct before making any drastic changes to your appearance. Read your full July horoscope here, Aquarius.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
As the final sign of the zodiac, people associate you with wisdom, Pisces. However, despite your emotional intelligence that it’s unhealthy, you can be extremely hard on yourself. But, thankfully, you’re not alone. The first half of July asks you to reach out to your friends and let them show you a good time. During the second half of the month, Venus goes retrograde, bossy Leo season begins, and Chiron begins its own backward dance, but thankfully, we teach you how to survive. Read your full July horoscope here, Pisces.