High Horoscopes: July’s Prepping Us for Big Action

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Gather round, friends. We're in the second Mercury Retrograde of the year, with four other planets in retrograde and an eclipse to go right along with it. The wild ride we started last month continues—and as the universe unveils its unending mysteries, our horoscopes are asking us to move with it and flow.

On July 1, Saturn reaches a critical point as it retrogrades out of Aquarius and back into Capricorn. This won’t be the last we see of revolution, progress, and change. There’s more to come, so prepare to turn words into action. July 5th’s Capricorn full moon eclipse reminds us to celebrate our personal and collective completions and turning points. The new moon in Cancer on July 20th reminds us to make love, open-heartedness, and the sharing of communal responsibility our new normal.

Looks like the #PotGirlSummer we asked for is here. With its own cosmically-informed agenda, of course. Read July’s horoscopes below.

Aries woman illustrationARIES

"Keep calm, I’m an Aries" may sound like an oxymoron, but trust that your chill reserves will be your greatest resource this month. High energy events are transpiring left and right, but holding off on making any life-altering decisions is smart and in order right now. Have a smoke, surrender control, and by August the Goddess will have sent you all the answers you need.

Plant Ally: Lavender is your power plant this month. Use wisely!
Calm Helper:
Plant People Be Calm Capsules

Taurus woman illustrationTAURUS

There are so many cosmic energies working in your favor this month; thank the Ganja Gods! This is the best time to approach those dreams that once seemed unapproachable with faith, optimism, and a can-do attitude. Seriously, where did you hope that you'd be today, 5 years ago? Multiply that times ten and set it in motion today.

Plant Ally: Green Crack—for a dose of inspiration.
Manifestation Helper:
Prima Brain Fuel Elixir

Gemini woman illustrationGEMINI

Are you balancing that checkbook of yours? This month is about the healthy and efficient balancing of finances for yourself, lovely Gemini. Make sure you're checking your statements a little more frequently that usual, and staying on top of what you spend your money on. It'll be worth it to stock to a budget to avoid potential financial mishaps.

Plant Ally: Bergamot to build confidence.
Practical Helper:
Plant People Stay Sharp Capsules

Cancer woman illustrationCANCER

Stress, whether in our minds or in our Mary Jane, is always something we seek to avoid. You may feel a little more prone to over-worrying this month, so make sure your mental peace super strain is on speed dial. Vow to be authentic and release pent-up thoughts and feelings. And love up on yourself as much as possible.

Plant Ally: Sweet Tooth—it’s the indica you need to dissolve anxiety and bring on the giggles.
Happiness Helper:
Prismatic Plants Good Day Tincture

Leo woman illustrationLEO

Happy Birthday Leo! The munificence of your patron planet (the Sun) is exactly what we needed. This month's about giving, showing generosity, and being in service to others. With so much going on in the world right now, there's more than enough opportunity to share your golden heart with the world. Give back in a big way this month, and enjoy seeing someone else smile. Do your fair share.

Plant Ally: Pineapple Express—all aboard!
Connection Helper:
Bloom Farms Stone Fruit Mini Vape

Virgo woman illustrationVIRGO

Look forward to some victories in the game of love this month, Virgo. Finally! Whether you're single or partnered, the joys basking in the warmth of another are in full supply. Celebrate that feeling, share the weed, and keep light on your feet. (So it’s all the easier to be swept off of them!)

Plant Ally: Thin Mint—better to share!
Romance Helper:
Quim Smooth Operator Intimate Serum

Libra woman illustrationLIBRA

The only way to deal with all of the antagonizing energy coming at you this month, Libra, is to float above it all. You may find that for whatever reason, petty disagreements are waiting on every corner. Chill out, have compassion, and do what's required to be emotionally healthy while you watch it pass. Indica, anyone?

Plant Ally: Dream Queen—an indica-heavy hybrid to help stay above it all.
Flow Helper:
Lord Jones Gumdrops

Scorpio woman illustrationSCORPIO

"It's been real...I'm out," may be your motto this whole month, Scorpio. More opportunities to leave behind the things that are dragging you down will show up, and it does you good to just let it all go. Whether it's an old job, an old lover, or an old habit that needs to be broken, you've got the green light to leave behind all hindrances to your power and start anew.

Plant Ally: Chocolate OG—a body-tingling indica to help you breathe and let it go.
Move On Helper:
Bloom Farms Mint Mini Vape

Sagittarius woman illustrationSAGITTARIUS

Time to create some new intellectual property, Sag! The market is ripe for any new ideas, writings, art, classes or offerings you have to offer the people—maybe even a new strain if you’re a grower. Put your best foot forward and add to your "body of work" whatever it is, and get the ball rolling ASAP. We’re expecting great things.

Plant Ally: Cheese Quake—for the energy to get creative!
Activation Helper:
2Rise Full Spectrum Turmeric Tincture

Capricorn woman illustrationCAPRICORN

Lean on your close community this month and allow others to participate in your world for a bit. There are a lot of emotionally intelligent insights the people around you may have, so don't be afraid to ask for the nurturing you need! Let your community come to your aid. Take a bong rip and pass it to the left; your folks have your back.

Plant Ally: Anything the crew wants to share (socially distanced, of course).
Sweetness Helper:
Potli Hemp-Infused Raw Honey

Aquarius woman illustrationAQUARIUS

The "good old days" are somehow finding their way back into "the wild ass day you had today." Nostalgia about old times, people from the past, old friends and lovers may be more prevalent than ever. It's all for the better, so operate with compassion and enjoy those good memories that may show up. They're there for a reason.

Plant Ally: Blue Dream—for a sweet blast from the past.
Dream Helper:
Prismatic Plants Good Night Tincture

Pisces woman illustrationPISCES

There's a legend that says if you listen closely to a Pisces' beating heart, you can hear the cries of 1000 people they have yet to let go of. We're joking! But don't let that be true for you this month. A good cut and clear ritual is due for you, lovely. Stand firmly in the space of release, and hold your boundaries close. There's nothing like the feeling of shedding dead weight.

Plant Ally: Amnesia Haze—to help let go of what needs not be remembered.
Release Helper:
Mineral Sleep Tincture

The AfroMystic is an Astrologer, Diviner, Hoodoo Worker, and Black Witch based in Los Angeles, CA. She’s the founder of TheAfroMystic.com, where she helps femme folx deepen their spiritual ties to their ancestral line, one thread at a time.