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The L.A. TACO Horoscope for July, 2019

Mercury. Image via NASA.

[dropcap size=big]O[/dropcap]ur collective summer headspace is usually sun-soaked and checked-out, but expect to be unseasonably smart this month, Angels. July brightens minds. Brainy Mercury may go Retrograde this month, but it does so in Cancer, which is a relatively harmless placement, one that simply highlights areas where you should focus mental energy. (That said, if you are traveling after the 7th, you may want to triple-check your reservations. Retrogrades can really screw up vacations.) The increased brainpower continues on the 9th when a triple planetary alignment (Saturn, Earth and Sun) supports intellectuals -think Lisa, not Homer – and provides clever solutions to knotty problems.  (By the way, Saturn’s Rings are at their prettiest that night, due to a phenomenon known as the Seeliger effect. Make friends with somebody that owns a telescope and check it out.) On the 31st, a Black Moon – that is, the second New Moon in one month - also happens to be a Supermoon. Tides will be impressive, both those in the ocean and those in your heart. It is a powerful day for new beginnings.

   

Aries (March 21 – April 20)

Think fast, Aries. July brightens brainwaves like a big ole cup of celestial joe. On the 3rd, your ruling Mars joins Mercury in your House of Creativity. Enjoy a sharp mind, and a boatload of mental energy. Mercury goes Retrograde in the same House on the 7th. It shouldn’t be a problem if you can avoid depending on technology. Mercury messes up man-made things, not matters of the heart. (We leave that kind of troublemaking to Saturn.) Your intelligence peaks on the 16th, when the Full Moon meets Saturn in your House of Religion.  Take moral inventory. Is your lifestyle conforming with your deeper values? The month ends with a blast of professional energy. On the 27th, the Capricornid Meteor Shower Energizes your Career House. Benefits include heightened intuition, realistic ambitions and material success. The Ram leaves July accomplished.

Taurus (April 21 – May 21)

Serious minds dominate July, Taurus. Celebrate the Fourth with intellectual independence when the Sun lands in Gemini. You will be well spoken, and ready to get things done. Traveling with the family? Mercury goes Retrograde in your Domestic Sector on the 7th. Watch out for technological snafus, but there is no major drama on the horizon -think broken TV’s, not broken hearts. On the 9th, serious Saturn forms a Triple Alignment with the Earth and Sun, supporting personal transformation. Unlock that new level of self and enjoy a higher plane of thinking and feeling. On the 16th, the Full Moon joins Saturn, also supporting transformation. You are a mental giant today. At the end of the month, the Capricornid Meteor Shower brightens your House of Travel. If you are traveling for work, so much the better. Professional endeavors are favored by the stars.

The constellation gemeni

Gemini (May 22 – June 21)

New Moon, new Gemini. Lunar energy links the conscious and unconscious minds on the 2nd, and you may just feel unified for once, instead of split into twins. Your ruling Mercury aligns with the Moon twice – on the 4th and again on the 30th – in your Money House. You will make conservative, savvy decisions regarding income all month.  Don’t sweat the Retrograde on the 7th, but back up your data just in case. Mercury Retrograde is especially good for financial planning. So make a new budget and organize your affairs. And on the 21st, Mercury forms a Triple Alignment when it squeezes between the Sun and Earth, energizing– you guessed it – your Money House. Don’t spend it all in one place.

Cancer (June 22 – July 22)

It’s good to be the Crab this July. Your ruling Moon aligns with bright Mercury twice this month – on the 4th and again on the 30th- in your constellation, raising Cancer’s mojo. Enjoy confidence and clarity of thought. That lucid mind lasts all month too. Mercury and Mars line up in Cancer on the 7th, giving you further confidence and competence. On the same day, Mercury goes Retrograde is in your constellation, but don’t worry about it. As long as you don’t buy a new laptop, phone, or gadget, you shouldn’t have any trouble. Cancer hosts the Black Supermoon on the 31st, giving you useful perspective. 

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Feeling social, Lion? Spend time with the pride this 4th of July when the Sun brightens your Community House. Watching fireworks with friends and neighbors is not just fun; it is good medicine. You recharge at parties. Your Sun forms a triple alignment with Saturn and Mother Earth on the 9th, activating your Health Sector. Expect to get serious about diet and fitness. And the Sun isn’t done. It forms another triple alignment, this time with brainy Mercury and the Earth on the 21st. This trio emphasizes karma – the good kind – and you will understand your role in your community. Prepare to do your best. Romantic partnerships benefit on the 27th, when the Capricornid Meteor Shower brings sparkle to your Marriage House. The shower should be super pretty, with up to five shooting stars per hour visible in L.A.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Some lucky signs actually benefit from Mercury’s Retrograde, and you are one of them, Virgo. Before flying backwards, or at least appearing to, your ruling planet aligns with the Moon in your Community House (on the 4th and again on the 30th.) This is the same House where Mercury goes Retrograde on the 7th. There will be lot of drama, but none of it directly involves you. In fact, Virgo can enjoy increased emotional intelligence. That famous Goddess energy will help you support your nearest and dearest. Your admirable chill peaks on the 21st, when Mercury forms a triple alignment with the Earth and Sun, also in your Community House. As a reward for your positivity, enjoy a blast of blessings in your Health Sector on the 27th, when the Capricornid Meteor Shower peaks.

Full Moon
Full moon as seen from the International Space Station. Image via NASA.
Full moon as seen from the International Space Station. Image via NASA.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Independence Day liberates Libra from a recent funk. Enjoy renewed vigor when the Sun lands in your Health Sector on the 4th of July. Got a sweetie? Get serious with your significant other on the 9th when Saturn forms a triple alignment in your Love House, joining the Sun and Earth. On the 27th, the Capricornid Meteor Shower (visible in L.A. skies and super pretty) bestows balance where it is needed between work, home and play. July also emphasizes Libra’s role in the community. The Black Supermoon -yep, that’s a thing- supports social obligations on the 31st. Direct projects to better serve others.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Scorpio’s got a brand-new bag this July. When your ruling Mars aligns with brainy Mercury in your Career house July 7th, action and strategy come together. Make a play at work. This is your chance to advance. Mercury also goes Retrograde that day. This is great for organizing finances – Retrogrades are not all bad - but back up your data. Laptops crash when Mercury gets crazy. A triple 1planetary alignment on the 9th (Saturn, Sun and Earth) activates your Communication House. Speak carefully that day. Words have power. The Capricornid Meteor shower brightens your Home and Family Sector on the 27th. And if you have recently moved, expect to bond with your new tribe. The month ends with a Black Supermoon – basically, a giant new moon - again in your Career House. This lunation supports new projects. Launch a new venture. Material success is emphasized.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Put down your bow and pick up some books, Archer. July is heady. Your Constellation hosts a triple alignment between the Earth, Sun and Saturn on the 9th. Expect a serious mood and a heightened intellect, not your usual summer vibe. On the 7th, Mercury goes Retrograde in your House of Transformation. Expect growing pains as you embark on a new venture. (Don’t worry, the benefits from this period are worth it, and you will leave summer in a better headspace than you entered it with.) When your ruling planet Jupiter joins the Moon in your House of Karma on the 13th, being a good person pays off. The Moon remains in Sagittarius, and when Full, aligns with philosophical Saturn as you continue to feel serious about life’s bigger questions. 

Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)

I don’t care if it is Cancer’s Birthday, July belongs to Capricorn. Your constellation and your ruling Saturn are both featured prominently in July’s skies. Saturn is at its brightest on the 9th when it aligns with the Earth and Sun to fire up your Subconscious Sector. Emotional intelligence is emphasized. Know thyself, said the Oracle of Delphi. And you will. Saturn keeps ripening good karma when it aligns with the Full Moon on the 16th. You will understand where you are in life, and where you need to be. On the 27th, Capricorn hosts a Meteor Shower with up to five visible shooting stars per hour, which is a lot. Feel energized. Ambition and worldly success are supported during this shower. You’ve heard of soul searching, this month, the sea-goat enjoys some soul finding.

Mercury
Mercury. Image courtesy of NASA.
Mercury. Image courtesy of NASA.

Aquarius (January 21 – February 19)

The Water Bearer feels great this month. When the Sun lands in Gemini July 4th, Aquarians find balance at work and home, promoting mental and physical health. Get things done without feeling exhausted. On the 7th, Mercury goes Retrograde in your Marriage House. Can you pay a little more attention to your significant other? Love is not a mushroom and does not grow in the dark. Give yours ample light.  A triple planetary alignment on the 9th (Saturn, Sun and Earth) gets you serious about social roles. You recharge through others. Avoid isolation. On the 31st a New Moon, with the cool astronomy name Black Supermoon, lights up your Marriage House, providing great energy for a new beginning.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Start July with a blast, Pisces.  The Sun lands in your House of Love on the 4th, and the fireworks are not just in the sky. Manifest these positive vibrations in creative ways. Friendship is the name of the game this month. You learn to take it seriously when Saturn forms a triple alignment with the Sun and Earth on the 9th. You tend to isolate. Don’t. Fun is important on a cosmic scale. The New Moon activates your Health Sector on the 31st. Yoga and meditation, clean food and lots of socializing, will make you a better, more effective person. Take self-management seriously and those around you will benefit.

Ophiuchus (November 29 – December 17)

Traveling after the 7th, Ophiuchus? Mercury goes Retrograde in the Rebel’s Travel House this month, so expect a hassle. Call airlines to confirm your reservations; and remember, carry-on doesn’t get lost so avoid checking bags if you can help it. Apart from that you are in for a golden month, especially when it comes to money.  Saturn brings solutions to financial puzzles on the 9th, when it forms a triple planetary alignment with the Earth and Sun in your Income House. (We also get our best view of Saturn’s Rings that night. Check it out.) Your ruling Jupiter aligns with the Full Moon in your constellation, ripening good karma on the 13th. Everywhere you go that day, get treated like a VIP. On the 31st, the Black Supermoon triggers personal transformation. Just being a good person becomes critically important.

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