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Let’s get the bad news out of the way, considering you’ve got lots to look forward to this month, Virgo. Your ruling planet Mercury stations retrograde on July 7, via your secretive 12th house of closure, dreams, karma, and hidden enemies, and well aside from the typical Mercury Rx shenanigans, this is an excellent time to mentally unplug. Trust me, I know how hard this seems, given that the whole world would probably stop without your brilliant precision and Beyoncé moves, but you need a break every once in a while, too. On another note, however, you’re probably starting to sense the energy building up towards the eclipses, which only gives you more reason to lay low. There’s nothing wrong with keeping things to yourself, Virgo. On the contrary, the real question is, are you communicating with honesty and integrity, or have you been avoiding confrontation altogether? With the new moon solar eclipse igniting your 11th house of friendship groups and extended network, you’re reflecting on whether or not you feel a sense of belonging, both in the world and amongst your crew of friends. Take a deep breath. Don’t put so much pressure on yourself, Virgo. People grow apart and perhaps you’ve officially outgrown your group of friends, too. Embracing your freedom and mingling with like-minded individuals will be a priority for you during this time, so follow your instincts. Plus, an interesting sextile to Uranus via your expansive ninth house of the unknown will likely greet you with an exciting opportunity, so stay tuned. Speaking of outgrowing friendships, once your ruling planet Mercury slides back into Cancer, and your friendship sector on July 19, you could finally decide to part ways with a group or association. Don’t think about it twice, Virgo. Endings are part of eclipse season. Besides, it’s better to see someone’s true colors now before you continue investing your time, right? The second eclipse of the month will take place, in the sign of Capricorn, on July 16. This will activate your expressive fifth house of romance, creativity, and individual expression. But with Pluto in the mix, the intensity will be difficult to ignore. So whether you’re in the midst of finding inspiration for a passion project, or perhaps falling deep into a smoldering love affair, this potent lunar eclipse will be a celestial gamechanger for you, Virgo. Pregnancy news is a possibility, especially for those of you trying to conceive, while the rest of you take advantage of this extra-fertile energy for whatever it is you’ve been trying to create. The Sun enters Leo and your sleepy 12th house on July 22, which will greet you with a much-needed breather after all that jazz. It is your almost birthday season, too, you know. So make sure to take advantage of this time, and embrace your solitude. Also, Mercury goes direct on July 31, and that’s something else for you to look forward to.