Your July 2018 horoscopes

July has arrived with the opposite of a bang. During the month, most of the planets in the solar system are retrograde at some point, including Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto. What’s that means for us here on Earth? A lot of nothing getting done because the gods of the sky are taking a summer sabbatical.

The big note for this month (and the whole summer, really) is to just let it happen and not to freak out. Don’t try to force progress when the universe is telling you to slow. The. Hell. Down. Sometimes the hardest advice to follow is the simplest: go to the beach, get a really good sunscreen, crack open a book and don't worry about the future right now.

Psst: Remember to read for your rising sign as well as your sun, because it tells you which parts of your life are most affected by the horoscope.

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Kiki O'Keeffe is a writer and astrologer in Brooklyn. You can follow her newsletter, I don't believe in astrology, or her Twitter and Medium @alexkiki.