How The July 28th 2022 New Moon Will Affect Each Zodiac Sign

We’re just over the line into Leo season, and the moon is already prepared to dazzle us. Rising on July 28, the July 2022 new moon will inspire us to chase after every last one of our passions. Leo’s regal vibes are all about basking in the spotlight and summoning up inner strength, and this lucky lunar moment will help us actualize our greatest potential. You’ll definitely want to know how July’s new moon will affect each zodiac sign.

As the sign ruled by the sun itself, Leo zodiac energy is all about positioning ourselves at the center of our own universes and prioritizing our desires accordingly. With the sun and moon aligning in Leo — and with communication planet Mercury in Leo, too — this  moon is a great time for getting in touch with our passionate sides and connecting with the things that set our hearts ablaze. Intentions relating to love, creativity, confidence, and self-expression are all especially powerful now.

New moons in general are a good time for setting fresh intentions and kicking off new projects. But this Leo-ruled  moon is bringing us an even luckier opportunity to chase our dreams, thanks to the luminaries’ mystical connection to auspicious planet Jupiter. Jupiter is the planet of growth, expansion, and abundance, so it’s bringing a go-big-or-go-home energy to this new moon and encouraging all zodiac signs to go for the gold. Lucky Jupiter is also beginning its annual retrograde period on the same date as July’s new moon, so we’re even more likely to feel its optimistic and faith-building influence in our lives.

It’s Leo season, baby, and Lions moon is the time to polish up your ego and let everyone hear you roar.

As the sign ruled by the sun itself, Leo zodiac energy is all about positioning ourselves at the center of our own universes and prioritizing our desires accordingly. With the sun and moon aligning in Leo — and with communication planet Mercury in Leo, too — this  moon is a great time for getting in touch with our passionate sides and connecting with the things that set our hearts ablaze. Intentions relating to love, creativity, confidence, and self-expression are all especially powerful now.

New moons in general are a good time for setting fresh intentions and kicking off new projects. But this Leo-ruled  moon is bringing us an even luckier opportunity to chase our dreams, thanks to the luminaries’ mystical connection to auspicious planet Jupiter. Jupiter is the planet of growth, expansion, and abundance, so it’s bringing a go-big-or-go-home energy to this new moon and encouraging all zodiac signs to go for the gold. Lucky Jupiter is also beginning its annual retrograde period on the same date as July’s new moon, so we’re even more likely to feel its optimistic and faith-building influence in our lives.

It’s Leo season, baby, and this leonine  moon is the time to polish up your ego and let everyone hear you roar. Read on for your July 2022 new moon horoscopes.

If Your Zodiac Sign Is Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Let’s get creative, Aries! This new moon in a fellow fire sign is fulfilling igniting your passions, filling you with inspiration and a desire to have some self-expressive fun. As the moon connects with Jupiter — which is currently blessing your sign — you’ll feel called to express yourself in a big and beautiful way. Whether that means pouring your heart out into a love affair or creating a gorgeous work of art, now’s the time to put it all on the table.

If Your Zodiac Sign Is Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Your home should feel like a sanctuary fit for a king or queen — especially for a luxury-loving sign like you, Taurus! This new moon in your domestic fourth house will inspire you to revamp your living space in a way that expresses who you are. Get creative with your decor by rearranging furniture, switching up the art on your walls, or adding a few fun new baubles to your bookshelves.

If Your Zodiac Sign Is Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Your inner social butterfly is ready to flutter freely, Gemini! The new moon in your social sector inspires fresh and heartfelt connections with the people around you, so strike up a conversation with a coworker or catch up with a friend over appetizers at happy hour. Your extroverted side will feel recharged and ready to roll after a few fun conversations.

If Your Zodiac Sign Is Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

With luxurious planet Venus currently gracing your sign and this flashy new moon asking you to put your needs first, this  moon is the ultimate time for self-care. You deserve the best of the best, Cancer, so treat yourself to something special that reminds you of your worth. But if you end up having a fun night out, don’t splurge too hard — as it may feel like your spending money is burning a hole in your pocket!

If Your Zodiac Sign Is Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)

The lunar spotlight of this dark moon is on you, Leo, so take your rightful place at center stage! This is a beautiful time to focus on your image and figure out how to embody your power in a more tangible way. Experiment with some bold new looks and lean into the magic of a little glitz and glamour. The way you present yourself can be an extension of your uniqueness and another vessel for your boundless creativity, so let yourself be seen.

If Your Zodiac Sign Is Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

Clear your schedule and pencil in some solo downtime under this new moon, Virgo. But don’t give into the urge to fill that time with chores or other at-home responsibilities! Instead of catching up on emails, catch up on sleep. Instead of penning a new to-do list, jot down your dreams or write out a list of your heart’s greatest new moon intentions. By connecting with your spiritual self, you’ll feel so much more in tune with your everyday life.

If Your Zodiac Sign Is Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

This new moon is highlighting the importance of your role within your communities, Libra. Thankfully, no one knows how to bring harmony and balance to a group setting quite like you do! Allow yourself to own your power as a leader within your social squad or amongst your colleagues, and do what you can to bring people together. You’re a touchstone for the people around you, so step up to the plate and be confident about the ideas and skills that you bring to the table.

If Your Zodiac Sign Is Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

Now’s a time that you’ll truly shine in your workplace, Scorpio — so bring all your flashiest talents to the forefront and don’t be afraid to take the spotlight. If you’ve been looking to turn over a new leaf within your career or start a new conversation with your boss about your role, now is a highly auspicious time to take initiative and follow your passions. Luck is on your side, so kick any trace of imposter syndrome to the curb and go for the gold.

If Your Zodiac Sign Is Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

You’re feeling even more adventurous and free-spirited than ever, Sagittarius. The fact that your ruling planet Jupiter is connecting with this new moon only adds to the hype! Exciting new journeys are materializing now, so it’s important to follow your heart and say yes to the opportunities that light up your soul. Embarking on the unknown isn’t always easy, but right now is the time to branch out and take a risk.

If Your Zodiac Sign Is Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

Don’t let anything get in the way of your growth now, Capricorn. This new moon may feel extra personal, as it’s hitting a sensitive part of your chart, but it’s also galvanizing you to set necessary boundaries within your relationships and ask for the help you need in order to thrive. You deserve to feel safe, supported, and self-confident as you embark on new endeavors. Use this boost of energy to regulate your energetic bonds as you embrace your transformation.

If Your Zodiac Sign Is Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

What’s happening in your closest relationships right now, Aquarius? Check in on the dynamics and make sure that all parties are being taken care of properly — including yourself! Now’s a time to prioritize your desires and ask for whatever you need from your partners. It’s also a time to make sure you’re making the other people in your life feel special. Acknowledge your worth, and then share your light generously.

If Your Zodiac Sign Is Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)

Feeling too bogged down with work responsibilities to be your creative and spiritual self? That just won’t work, dear Pisces! Revamp your calendar and switch up your schedule to make more room for your free-spirited self to really shine. You deserve to have time to pursue your passions, explore your dreams, and connect with your inspiration — so make it a priority and honor it like you would any other responsibility.

TAROT CARD OF THE WEEK

TAROT CARD OF THE WEEK: The Emperor Upright

The Emperor Tarot Card Meanings

The Emperor Keywords

UPRIGHT: Authority, establishment, structure, a father figure
REVERSED: Domination, excessive control, lack of discipline, inflexibility

The Emperor Description

If The Empress is the Mother archetype of the Tarot deck, The Emperor is the Father. He sits upon a large stone throne, adorned with four rams’ heads (symbolic of his connection with Aries and the planet Mars). In his right hand, The Emperor holds an ankh, the Egyptian symbol of life, and in his left is an orb representing the world over which he rules.

He wears a red robe, indicative of his power, passion, and energy for life. Underneath it, he wears a suit of armor, suggesting that he is protected from any threat (and any emotional response or vulnerability). His long white beard is symbolic of his age-old wisdom and experience, and along with his gold crown, he is an authority figure who demands to be heard.

Behind his throne looms a tall, impenetrable mountain range, signifying that he is backed by a solid foundation but resistant to making any changes unless he deems it necessary. Beneath the peaks flows a small river, giving some hope that despite his tough exterior, he is still an emotional being – it will just take a lot of digging and trust to open him up to his softer side.

How are you leading the way? 

You have the knowledge and experience that you’ve gained throughout your life, and can use that to lead and guide others. The Emperor represents a powerful leader who demands respect and authority. Status, power, and recognition are essential to you.

You are most comfortable in a leadership role where you can command and direct others. Claim your authority as a leader and influencer and don’t let others put you down. If things seem a bit chaotic, consider how you can create calm out of it. Break down any challenges or problems into its parts and then map out the actions you need to take to resolve it.

This is the time to be systematic, strategic, and highly organized in your approach. Be sure to stick to your plans and see them through until the end.

Ask your Tarot cards: How can I step into my power?

The Emperor Upright

As the father figure of the Tarot deck, The Emperor suggests that you are adopting this fatherly role (regardless of whether you are male or female), providing for your family, and protecting and defending your loved ones. You may be the breadwinner or the ‘rock’ for those who rely on your stability and security.

Similarly, The Emperor represents a powerful leader who demands respect and authority. Status, power, and recognition are essential to you, and you are most comfortable in a leadership role where you can command and direct others. As a leader, you rule with a firm but fair hand. You have a clear vision of what you want to create, and you organize those around you to manifest your goal. You listen to the advice of others, but you prefer to have the final say. Conflict doesn’t scare you, and you won’t hesitate to use your power to protect those you care about. And in return, those people will repay you with the loyalty and respect you deserve. Claim your authority as leader and influencer and don’t let others put you down.

The Emperor reflects a system bound by rules and regulations. You create law and order by applying principles or guidelines to a specific situation. Create calm out of chaos by breaking down any problem into its parts and then mapping out the actions you need to take to resolve it. Be systematic, strategic and highly organized in your approach, and stick to your plan until the end.

The Emperor card also signifies world knowledge and expertise. Through the course of your life, you have gained valuable wisdom and life experience, and now you enjoy offering guidance, advice, and direction to someone who might benefit from it. You may be a teacher, coach, boss, or just a good friend who likes to take what you have learned and pass it on so that others can be as wise and powerful as you.

The Emperor Reversed

The Emperor Reversed calls on you to assess your relationship with power, control, authority, responsibility and discipline. Are you expressing too much or too little of these elements in your life right now? Are they working for you or against you?

In the reversed position, The Emperor can be domineering and rigid in his thinking. The card can suggest an over-use and abuse of authoritative power surrounding you. It could originate from you or from another person, often a boss, partner or father figure. And it may be because of deep insecurities or father issues from childhood.

Consider the role that power plays in your life. Are you asserting your power and dominance in a way that leaves others feeling powerless? Or are you giving away your personal power to please someone else, often a father-figure or a person in authority? Seek to find a solution where you lead from a place of personal power and enable others to do the same. Power can be equally and constructively distributed – you don’t need to take it from others, nor do you need to give yours away.

The Emperor Reversed may be a sign that others look to you as their leader or as an expert in the field but you are shying away from the role. You may fear being seen as the leader, instead preferring to hide in the shadows or stay out of the spotlight. There may be other ways you can make an impact and influence the world, such as authoring a book or training others to reach a bigger audience.

Sometimes, The Emperor Reversed asks you to stand up to authority. You may feel fed up with an overbearing boss or a hierarchical organization and feel compelled to enter a more flexible and adaptive environment. Maybe you aspire to be your own boss and work independently by starting up your own business. Or, you may seek a career where you can have greater flexibility and creativity in how you complete your work. You are sick of having to always work within the confines of a particular structure or way of doing things, and you want to break free from it.

When The Emperor Reversed pops up in a Tarot reading, pay attention to your commitment to your goals and your self-discipline to get the job done. If you are struggling to see any real outcomes, check that you have a plan in place, a routine to support it, and the dedication to see it through. You may need to get a little tough on yourself and do the uncomfortable work you’d prefer to avoid. But if you can harness the positive, upright energy of The Emperor, your efforts will lead to success.

In a relationship reading, The Emperor Reversed suggests that you may be in an unequal partnership and it‘s making you unhappy in the long term. Your significant other has become overbearing, possessive, dominating and authoritative. While you may have been looking for a partner to take care of you and offer a stable foundation for the future, those qualities have gone too far, and it seems as though much of your independence and freedom have been taken away. This dynamic is putting a strain on the relationship and preventing a flow of energies between you.