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Your 4th of July Weekend Horoscope per Each Zodiac Sign, According to an Astrologer

Here’s what you need to know about the planets to plan for the holiday weekend 

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Curious about what the Fourth of July 2024 will bring, so you can plan your holiday weekend? Look no further than your horoscope for the annual celebration. Annually, you can count on the Fourth of July to fall during Cancer season, or the time of year when the vitality-bringing sun is moving through the cardinal water sign Cancer. But because all the planets and the luminaries (the sun and the moon) move through the zodiac, interacting with your natal, or birth, chart in diverse ways, every Fourth of July brings its own special opportunities and challenges. 

In 2024, the Fourth of July falls on Thursday, July 4, and in the days surrounding the major holiday, the new moon in Cancer vibes will be in full effect. That’s because the lunar event falls on Friday, July 5, amplifying the emotional, family-oriented energy of the moment. But that’s not exactly the only astrological highlight to keep in mind. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of the festive holiday weekend this year as well as your Fourth of July weekend horoscope.  

What to expect this Fourth of July weekend

A few celestial highlights to take note of: 

The new moon in Cancer makes it easier to get clear on your emotions 

Although the Cancer new moon isn’t technically until Friday, July 5, these monthly (and rarely, twice monthly) lunar events can be felt for four days prior and following, so you’ll be feeling the effects on the Fourth of July and throughout the holiday weekend. The effect of July’s new moon in the sign of the Crab: It’ll help you pinpoint what you intuitively desire and want more than anything, given that the moon will be in the sign that it rules, enhancing emotional self-awareness. And once you know what you desire, you’ll be able to take the initiative toward making it a reality, given that Cancer is a motivated cardinal sign, capable of dreaming up and acting on big picture visions. 

Go-getter Mars and taskmaster Saturn sync up to support even the most ambitious game plans

On the Fourth of July, go-getter Mars, the planet of action and energy, in grounded Taurus will be moving toward a harmonious sextile to taskmaster Saturn, the planet of hard work and commitment, in spiritual-minded Pisces. This can amplify your inner fire and ability to tackle whatever you’ve put your mind to, so know that even if your Fourth of July plans are a little ambitious, you’ll have extra fuel in the tank to make sure they happen. 

You’ll crave more excitement, especially in your relationships

Throughout the holiday weekend, you’ll likely be feeling the effects of romantic Venus in sweet Cancer moving toward its positive sextile to game-changer Uranus in down-to-earth Taurus, which lights the desire to get out of your comfort zone, express yourself in creative new ways and infuse your relationships with more excitement. Going with your gut could lead to happy sparks flying! 

You can look forward to a surge of joyful socializing with friends

Because messenger Mercury, now moving through assertive Leo will be moving toward a sextile to abundance-bringing Jupiter in buzzy Gemini, you can anticipate especially playful, lively get-togethers with your social circle. This planetary sync-up also lends itself to dreaming bigger, so you could be engaging in especially buoyant conversation about your plans for the summer ahead.

Here, how to make the most of the astrology of the Fourth of July weekend, based on your sign. Be sure to read both your sun and your rising sign if you know it. If you don’t, you can find it in your birth chart or by using this CafeAstrology calculator.

Aries 4th of July weekend horoscope

Aries Fourth of July weekend horoscope
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You love a good debate, and the energy is ripe for a clash of words around the Fourth of July, thanks to messenger Mercury in your self-expression zone opposing transformative Pluto in your networking sector just ahead of the holiday. Keeping the goal of striving for creativity and collaboration at the forefront can make any arguments with friends or loved ones more productive. And with the July 5 new moon falling in your home zone, you might crave the opportunity to stay close to home with your loved ones and focus on winding down, which can set a heartfelt, healing tone moving forward.

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Taurus 4th of July weekend horoscope

Taurus Fourth of July weekend horoscope
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On Thursday, July 4, you’ll be feeling the energy of the new moon rolling in, and it’s a super-social vibe that will compel you to shake off your usual homebody M.O. and flit from one friend meet-up to the next. That’s thanks to the moon falling in your communication zone. Especially lively conversations are a given, and because this is the sector that oversees short-distance travel, you might even be taking a road trip to make the most of the holiday. Being open to diverting from your specific game plan and adopting a more open minded, creative perspective can lead to sweet memories with your inner circle, given that relationship-oriented Venus is syncing with game- changer Uranus in your sign, firing up your artistic impulses.

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Gemini 4th of July weekend horoscope

Gemini Fourth of July weekend horoscope
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Just ahead of the Fourth, you might be psyched to strike up a fiery discussion with a friend or colleague over differing philosophies, because your ruler, messenger Mercury, in your communication zone will oppose powerful Pluto in your higher learning sector. You might come away from the conversation with an interesting new perspective. This cerebral tone carries through the weekend and on Monday, July 8, messenger Mercury will harmonize with lucky Jupiter in your sign, boosting your optimism and outlook for a big picture game plan when you detail a passion project with someone you trust. 

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Cancer 4th of July weekend horoscope

Cancer Fourth of July weekend horoscope
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Falling within the window of your annual new moon, your emotions and intuition will be especially amplified this Fourth of July. You’ll be more aware of how you’re expressing what’s in your heart and presenting yourself out in the world, and if there are any changes you want to make — especially if they’ll positively influence your self-image — now’s the time to plant the seeds you’d love to see flourish. With sweet Venus in your sign moving toward a harmonious sextile to game-changer Uranus in your networking sector, trading notes with a couple of friends or colleagues could spark your ability to move in a fascinating, out-of-left-field direction.

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Leo 4th of July weekend horoscope

Leo Fourth of July weekend horoscope
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Just before the holiday, anticipate fiery conversation — and potentially conflict — within a one-on-one bond as a result of messenger Mercury in your sign opposing powerful Pluto in your partnership sector. Doing your best to avoid digging your heels in can make for smoother sailing, and then your focus throughout the rest of the weekend can be on taking it easy and caring for your psychological well-being, given that the new moon vibes activate your spirituality zone. Be sure to keep tuning into your intuition, and as we come up on Mercury’s sextile to fortunate Jupiter in your wishes zone on Monday, you could have an epiphany about how to transform a held dream into a concrete reality. 

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Virgo 4th of July weekend horoscope

Virgo Fourth of July weekend horoscope
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Just before the Fourth, you’ll have the wind in your sails to dive into productive self-reflection when discussing your emotions and everyday needs with a trusted confidant (think a therapist or loved one) given that your ruler, messenger Mercury, in your spirituality zone will oppose transformative Pluto in your wellness sector. Whatever the takeaway, keep that in mind as you experience the energy of the new moon activates your long-term wishes sector. You could begin to realize that serving as part of a team or community is the key to moving the ball forward on a heartfelt vision. What’s more, collaborative efforts have you feeling more connected. 

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Libra 4th of July weekend horoscope

Libra Fourth of July weekend horoscope
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On the Fourth of July, you’ll want to shake up your usual routine, thanks to the moon rolling through your adventure sector ahead of the new moon, which falls in your public image zone. Although you might be taking a step back from work now, you could be inspired by thrilling ideas about how you can make your mark and earn more recognition. Taking even a small step toward your dream over the holiday weekend can prove fruitful. And you might find that leaning on a loved one for their support proves surprisingly, wonderfully confidence- and security-boosting, given that your ruler, sweet Venus sextiles innovative Uranus in your intimacy sector on Monday, July 8. 

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Scorpio 4th of July weekend horoscope

Scorpio Fourth of July weekend horoscope
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Just before the holiday, you could feel torn between responsibilities at home and at work and potentially prepared to fire off agitated emails, given that messenger Mercury in your career sector opposes your co-ruler, powerful Pluto, in your home zone. Caring for your innermost emotional needs now is the key to keeping the peace. And because the new moon falls in your adventure zone, stepping beyond your usual routine (think saying yes to an impromptu invitation) can also keep your mood elevated. As relationship-oriented Venus moves toward its sextile to game-changer Uranus in your partnership zone, involving a dear friend, loved one or significant other as you move beyond the mundane can translate to blissful results.   

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Sagittarius 4th of July weekend horoscope

Sagittarius Fourth of July weekend horoscope
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Earlier in the day on the Fourth, you’ll likely be immersed in one-on-one activities or working through shared goals with a friend or loved one, thanks to the intuitive moon rolling through your partnership zone. And then, you could find you’re craving even more intimacy and comfort with someone special, because the new moon activates your emotional bonds sector. The more willing you are to be vulnerable about deep-seated feelings, the more bolstered your connection will be. And tuning into your gut and embracing more spontaneity than usual can make for particularly wonderful memories, given messenger Mercury in your adventure sector connecting to your ruler, fortunate Jupiter, in your partnership zone. 

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Capricorn 4th of July weekend horoscope

Capricorn Fourth of July weekend horoscope
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This Fourth of July, you’ll be even more focused on spending quality one-on-one time with a loved one, dear friend or significant other than usual, given that the new moon is falling in your partnership zone. In the days surrounding the holiday and the lunar event, you can not only prioritize heartfelt bonding but also make a point to talk through any areas of conflict to land on a healing solution. Doing your best to stay connected to your own needs, comfort level and boundaries can go far to boosting your inner peace as we move toward Monday, July 8, which is when messenger Mercury in your intimacy zone harmonizes with lucky Jupiter in your wellness sector. 

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Aquarius 4th of July weekend horoscope

Aquarius Fourth of July weekend horoscope
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Ahead of the Fourth of July, watch out for clashes with a loved one, friend or colleague, given that messenger Mercury in your partnership sector opposes powerful Pluto in your sign. Striving for adaptability can save the day and set a more tranquil tone going into the holiday. Then, you’ll be fired up to care for your wellness in different and sustainable ways, thanks to the weekend’s new moon falling in your daily routine sector. Make sure to let your heart have a say in what you devote your time to, because sweet Venus will be moving toward a sync-up with your ruler, game-changer Uranus, in your home zone, inspiring you to center your emotional well-being.   

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Pisces 4th of July weekend horoscope

Pisces Fourth of July weekend horoscope
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This Fourth of July is full of possibilities for being more playful, creative, artistic, self-expressive and fun-loving, thanks to the new moon falling in your romance sector. The name of the game is letting go of a definitive game plan and allowing the moment to take you wherever it may, especially when you’re in the company of your nearest and dearest. Amid all this magic, you could be compelled to open up about your heart’s wildest desires, given that artistic Venus is moving toward its sync-up with electrifying Uranus in your communication sector. Doing so can prove enlightening and empowering! 

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