Cancer Season: July Horoscopes
Welcome back to another month of Colorscopes from OPI! We’re here to make sure that not only are the stars aligned in your favor, but also the nail shades as well. We’re dedicated to empowering you through color, this guide below can give you the right shade for the right mood. Read below for in-depth horoscope coverage of this month highlighting the sign of Cancer!
Match and Balance 101:
Beyond your horoscope below, we’ve also included a suggestion for the shade that is your best “match” or “balance” for the sign of Pisces. Your “match” shade: this is a shade/hue you would usually go for. You’ll find confidence in this color and feel aligned. Your “balance” shade: not your usual go-to shade, but you should consider outside of your comfort zone because you will feel more balanced when wearing this color.
Cancer + Eclipse Season + a Mercury Retrograde!
Cancer, known as the crab, gained its place in the stars for its efforts in trying to defeat Hercules. A giant crab–guardian to the underworld, viewed by early Egyptians as a gatekeeper or animal of the spirit realm. As a water element, Cancer is known as the mother or maternal figure to the Earth–caring for its animal and plant kingdoms, giving sustenance and eternal love to all that it cares for. The Sign Cancer marks the Summer Solstice, the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere–tilted towards the Sun. Ruled by the Moon–Cancer’s affections and moods ebb and flows with the current of life. They reflect the mood of those around them. Cancer season signifies a period when we need to make more time to care for ourselves, to digest and process our own feelings so that we can be clearer about what’s our vs. others. The Eclipses in signs Cancer, and it’s opposite sign Capricorn, denote a major re-haul in the areas of our life having to do with how we our upbringing has impacted our stability in the world as well as our emotional and material needs i.e. family and home. We are clearing old patterns that have felt obligatory, in exchange for new experiences that are in alignment with our feelings.
In general, if you want to use to promote the Eclipses:
The Eclipses on July 2–Total Solar Eclipse in Cancer + July 16–Partial Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn, means reworking our family and career networks. This feels like a shake-up but really it has been in the works for a long time, we just didn’t see the changes afoot. Breathe, surrender, trust.
Color for Total Solar Eclipse: Show Us Your Tips!, keeps us tranquil and mellow during the emotional upheavals of the season.
Color for Lunar Eclipse: Aurora Berry–alis, keeping us calm and collected, and at peace while life rearranges itself.
Your nurturing and good-humored nature allures others. There is a softness that you’re exuding that allows you to connect with others in a deeper way–bypassing the superficial layers of B.S. The Solar Eclipse in your sign on July 2 is rekindling self-love so that you can experience more fulfilling relationships with others.
Cancer is a water sign
Birthed from a lake of feeling, these natives have the ability to intuit the needs of others. The first water sign of the zodiac, their innate nature is to water the gardens of Earth; and thus, they are natural caretakers, and often more internal–reflecting the light of the Moon.
Your balancing shade – gives you a boost of confidence, making you magnetic!
Dreams ignite creativity, a process you’re a pro at. This month, make dreaming a priority–think of it as tending to your soul. The hidden realms of your subconscious are revealing the untapped parts of you. Mercury Retrograde July 7–July 31 in your sign means you’ll have to be in idle mode while things fall into place. You’ve got this!
Your matching shade – There is a subtle side to your personality that is creatively intuitive, this color reminds you of your intuition this month.
Reworking your social networks, means that this season is about discerning who and what and who you want to invest in. Your attention is on widening your social circles and reconnecting with old friends and acquaintances. While Mercury, your planet, is retrograde from July 7–July 19, you’ll need to see how the pieces fall into place.
Your matching shade – This color screams Virgo, clean and straightforward with just enough coral for warmth.
A total Solar eclipse pretty much guarantees that your self-perception is in a complete makeover. Get excited, and when things seem unreal, they probably are. Mercury Retrograde is reorganizing your friend group to support your reputation–go with it!
Your matching shade. A little darker than you like, this darker hue of red is grounding and serves as a reminder to accept yourself as you are.
This season lures you from the secrecy of your comfort zone. You’re ready for change, despite wanting to control how and when. This month your personal philosophy is altered completely altered. Work on changing your mindset–think big picture rather than be overly focused on your immediate environment. Mercury Retrograde is saying–do a little more research before making the leap.
Your match shade – this neon fuchsia shade matches your love of intensity and passion for the truth.
Intense might be an understatement to describe the way this season will have you feeling. Heavy entanglements with others will prove to be a catharsis. You’re being summoned to have the emotional courage to allow things to run their course, and thus allow them to die, so that you feel reborn again.
Your match shade – with your planet Jupiter retrograde, this vibrant turquoise shade echoes your positive disposition, granting you more luck!
The Lunar Eclipse in your sign on July 16 gives you a big push to let go of your business like approach to life. The Solar Eclipse on July 2 shines a light on how to interact differently with others, based on feelings rather than strategy or obligation. This season also inspires a wardrobe makeover, in favor of your new feelings.
Your balancing shade– comforting, prosperous, emotionally supportive.
The eclipses are bringing to focus the way in which you need to escape from the world, from time to time, and mundane reality. Your ideas are ingenious, that’s a given, but you apply them to reality and this is where you’re at this season. Notice how sensitive your body is and how you’re in need of a more balanced routine.
Your balancing shade – gifts you a clearer insight into what you need, vs. what you no longer need. I.e. helps you to get rid of bad habits.
This season highlights your uniqueness and highly inclusive perception of life. Your social circle is getting a makeover–you find that you can no longer spread yourself so thin with the people who don’t give you anything in return. Mercury Retrograde is showing you where you have untapped creative gifts that are in need of expression. Do what you love most!
Your match shade – increases your magic, wisdom, and devotion to your creative gifts.
Nature is a force to reckon with–where we come from, our upbringing, forever shapes us until it doesn’t. All signs point back to your roots, which may include a move. Mercury Retrograde back to your inner child. Play, and remember that life is only as serious as you make it.
Your balancing shade – gifts you more patience to figure things out, soothes your feelings, opens you to new possibilities.
Local seems more prevalent than global, although both spark your interest this month. Pay attention to how your environment is affecting you, and how you’ve been partaking in it. Only you know if you need to branch out more, chances are yes.
Your match shade – brighter than you prefer, peaceful and comforting.
While your planet Mercury spends half the month retrograde–you’re rethinking the very nature of thoughts themselves. Stay open to new and creative means of communication, while vowing to do more with your creative gifts. At the very least, you’re repainting your bedroom.
Your match shade – subtle, sensual, just the right amount to keep you intrigued long enough.
Rose Theodora is a long time astrologer and writer. With a degree from UCLA in neuroscience + art, and a long list of name brand clientele–Theodora is expert when it comes to color and lifestyle. Each month she'll be selecting polish colors that are thoughtfully selected with your sign and the current astrological landscape in mind. You can read for your Sun sign, Moon sign, or Rising sign here.
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