Key themes: how you speak to yourself, community, putting yourself out there, daily rituals, health, your voice.

Dear Scorpio, the month of July begins by bringing focus to your schedule, errands and messages with the Full Moon in Capricorn becoming exact on the 3rd at 7:38 am EST. Try to remain present in your day-to-day, things may speed up as your calendar fills up. Prioritize. Schedule some time to rest and recenter. Pay attention to your inner dialogues. Become conscious of whatever leads you towards fear or shame, and make less space for it by cranking up the volume on your inner wisdom. Also, remember to make space for the rituals that soothe and center you, as they can help you remain present and connected to your self-worth.

When Mars enters Virgo on the 10th, it will activate your communal spaces, friend groups, networks and collectives for the next month and a half. You will be tapping into what moves you to bond with certain groups. It’s likely that you’ll be moving towards the ones where you’re called to take action around a purpose or a cause. Make sure that your actions aren’t influenced by peer pressure. Trust yourself to take action when it feels right.

On the 11th, we have another shift in energy when Mercury moves into Leo in your area of long-term goals and professional pursuits, activating you to ponder about the mark you want to leave in the world. This will be an ideal time to showcase yourself and your talents by updating your resume, social media account, and/or website. This is a fake-it-til-you-make-it kind of time, a time to talk yourself up because people are going to be paying special attention for the next two and a half weeks.

As the North Node enters Aries for the next 18 months on the 17th, inviting you to bring your heart, soul and spirit into your work, your professional projects, and your daily routines. This will be a time to reconfigure the work and health rituals that have proven to be inefficient. What kind of nourishment is your professional life in need of? The inner work that you do during this time will realign you with the work you most want to do in the world.

The Sun enters the passionate sign of Leo on the 22nd, shining a light on your long-term goals and professional pursuits. Venus goes retrograde on the same day, and will be in backwards motion for the next six weeks. What will come up for review will have to do with the parts of you that don’t get a chance to shine —and are craving to— within your professional life. This is a time to validate your own success even when others don’t offer you this validation. You’re the only one who knows everything you need to go through in order to be present for your work day.

On the next day, Chiron goes retrograde in Aries in your area of health and routines. This time will be about finding a daily structure and rituals that bring more overall health to your life and your body. You’re being encouraged to take the initiative in your own self-recovery.

Pluto will find itself right in the middle between the North and South Node on the 23rd, 25th and 28th. Here Pluto is serving as a link between the past and the future, pointing towards what we need to let go of in order to move forward. Pluto is inviting you to let your voice and your truth shine through. If you have a writing, podcast or reporting project, think about what you’re not saying that you’d like to be talking about. If you’ve been meaning to start a project like this, you’ll certainly have the inspiration you need to take the first step.

On the 28th, Mercury will enter Virgo, inviting you to look into the ways you may be comparing yourself with your friends and the ones that are a part of your communities and networks. What expectations are you holding yourself to? How much of this has to do with what others are doing and what they think you should be doing? And how much of it has to do with your true desires and what you stand for?