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Your July (Hair)oscopes Are Here!

BY Veronica McCarthy

Do you follow your monthly horoscope? Do you enjoy talking about all things hair care-related? Yes? Then you’re going to love our newest recurring feature: meet your monthly (hair)oscopes! At the beginning of each month, our resident hairstylist/astrologer Dylan Chavles will look to the cosmos to reveal what the month has in store for both you and your hair. See what lies ahead for your love life, career, potential new haircut, and more below!


Happy birthday! I’m sorry if you’ve been feeling stuck with Saturn sitting right on top of you this year. It has put heavy ankle weights on every step you’ve made towards success in regards to work and personal relationships. Even though you’re a natural martyr, take this month to put yourself first. 2019 is about healing YOU, and Saturn is teaching you to slow down on making everyone else’s lives easy and truly taking care of you, my sensitive little crab.  Go to a salon this month, and request a 10-minute scalp massage accompanied by a heavy dose of eucalyptus to relieve your brain of any self-induced stress (your favorite kind).


Leo is fired up by Mars this month! You have all the fuel you need to conquer anything you’d like.  July sets off a good run of successes for you until October. Just make sure to be careful what you wish for, especially during the Mercury retrograde (because you’re most likely going to get it). You’re almost blinded by confidence in the first couple weeks of July, take advantage of that and get a powerful haircut to flex your unwavering charisma.  Whether your hair hero is extreme like Joan of Arc, or classic à la Jackie Kennedy, don’t settle for anything less than awe-inspiring and bold.


Virgo, it’s time to lighten up and let loose a bit this month! Uranus and Venus are working tirelessly in your favor, take advantage of that, and enjoy a more playful side in your love and social life.  Mercury retrograde this month might try and pull you back into your naturally over analytical thought process, but try to lead with your heart, not your head, and you’ll be surprised at how positive the results are. Jupiter, the planet of luck, will hold your hand during this retrograde, so you have nothing to lose.  You’re on the more practical and meticulous side when it comes to spending, so I’m sure you have all the hair care products you need. Treat yourself to something more cosmetic, like a dry texture spray, or a light definition paste to make your month a little bit more enjoyable.


Express yourself! This month is all about you and your divine ability to express yourself! Your ruling planet of Venus has been camping for a few months aiding you in being quite communicative in areas where you have found yourself being the diplomatic wallflower. Take this month to venture out of your comfort zone and try something new. This is your chance to take that leap and do something bold! Always dreamed of that iconic haircut you were too afraid to pull off? Well, now is the time Libra! Travel is on your horizon so don’t forget to pack SPF in your hair care routine and keep your hair hydrated; you could be venturing to far off places or finding yourself on a surfboard!


Venus has been in retrograde bringing to light the hidden powers of your intimate and sexual desires. Have you run into an old boyfriend? Has your love life seemed chaotic? Now is the time to say goodbye to the old you and welcome the newly enlightened you. The events of the past six months have been guiding you to deep internal changes. TAKE A BREATH! Your planet of love and creativity, dear Venus, has gone direct! Take time to explore personal growth by tapping into the metaphysical. Now is the time to research the perfect essential oils to add to your hair packs, shampoos, or conditioners. Explore the powerful healing properties of aromatherapy; there is a lot to be said for the powers of scent and their psychological effects!


July brings you to a more open mind in regards to who you are in the world and how much you need others. Search for your own personal power by diving into what feels right for you. Now is not the time to be swayed by what others think and want for you. The mullet that all of your friends think would look so good on you may not be the cut you want. Explore this concept by really seeking what it is you want, and the universe will bring you what you need. You’ve got some homework to do! Research vitamins and antioxidants so you know exactly what their roles are in terms of protecting your hair and keeping it strong and healthy for the new you.


Relationships are coming into the forefront of your awareness! The disciplines of father Saturn have been illuminated due to the planet’s transit through your house of partnerships. Saturn transits are slow-moving and can feel like nothing is moving in the direction we expected. Take note of this! Is there something you aren’t willing to look at? Dive deeper! Look closer! July may bring for you those talks with a certain someone that you’ve been avoiding, blame that on Saturn. The key here lies in not avoiding but asserting! So assert yourself! Want to change your hair color? Now is the time to take that leap!


July is encouraging you to channel your inner Virgo and fine tune the inner workings of your life! This is a month of healthcare regimens and beauty routines. If there is emotional or physical clutter, now is the time for a heavy summertime cleaning. Organize yourself and the environment around you. Do you still have that shampoo from two years ago? Do you have your mom’s hairspray sitting in a cabinet in your bathroom? GET RID OF IT! Take this time to restock your hair care with products that make you feel good. Let’s just say, you need to apply a Marie Kondo philosophy to your beauty routines—if it doesn’t spark joy, it’s got to go!


Work, work, work, work! Don’t let the mundane and routine disciplines in work and daily life squander your dreams! This is summertime, and the living is easy! Well, if you want it to be. Be cautious of overexertion and irritability. Sleep is your friend! Make sure you are carving out time to relax. Beauty baths, masks, that bang trim you’ve been putting off! Pisces is prone to daydreaming, and you don’t want to float away too far in the ether! You’ve been working hard, treat yourself to those hair care products that might put a slight dent in your wallet but make you look and feel your best. Venus has gone direct, and now is your time to create healthy habits.


Y’all, it’s time for you to take CARE of your hair in July. No highlights, no bleach or tones, no crazy decisions. July is about self-care and nourishment for you, Aries. Mercury is going retrograde in Leo July 7th, so this isn’t the time to make any dramatic decisions. The planets are giving you a break this month, buy yourself a hair mask that protects you from the summer sun, salt water, and relax.


Taurus! You’ve been working incredibly hard on your career, pat yourself on the back!  Due to your rigorous work schedule as of late, July is the perfect month to take things a bit slower.  Your ruler, Venus, goes direct in early July, take advantage of your heightened self-esteem during this time.  I don’t need to tell you twice (because no one loves treating themselves to the realm of earthly pleasures more than you), but buy yourself a luxurious (and please, paraben-free) leave-in treatment to repair the hair you’ve ignored during your grind.


Gemini, have you been fiscally responsible during your Venus retrograde? No? That’s cool because you’re going to do whatever you want anyway. If so, congrats, because Venus comes out of retrograde on June 30th, just in time for you to fully revamp yourself.  Venus rules finances, love, beauty, and creativity. July would be a great month to treat yourself to the most flattering haircut you’ve always wanted but maybe have been too afraid to have. Venus going direct in your sign will help fulfill you with the boost of confidence and self-love you need to see it through.