July is a gift for us all! Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are officially celebrating the lightheartedness of the fresh summer season, while those in the southern half of Earth sink in for times of warmth and togetherness against the darkness of winter.
Your personal Sun Number is used to calculate your Personal Month cycles, and those cycles predict the type of life you'll lead each month. If you don't already know your Sun Number, click here to find out. Once you know your Sun Number, look it up below to read your predictions for the month ahead.
Sun Number 1
July 2016 is an 8 Personal Month in a 1 Personal Year for those with a Sun Number 1. Career and finances are at the top of all your priorities. Work hard and wisely. Combine practicality and vision. This is not the time to sit and stare into space, but to be on your toes, to keep your eyes wide open, and refrain from taking any unnecessary risks. For professional gamblers, this can be a very profitable period, but for those of us who live according to the simpler laws of effort and reward, this is a month to stay with the tried and true. All affairs related to money should be handled with the utmost care. Still, this month is a rewarding time, and your chances that events will take a positive turn are great. If you are wise and cautious, you may increase your bank balance considerably. Nine out of ten people in an 8 Personal Month combined with a 1 Personal Year increase the strength of their financial positions.
This month brings strong emotions in personal relationships. Chances are good that someone has been trying to take advantage of you. Moreover, this realization leaves you disappointed. The situation will eventually be resolved, but the healing will likely take time. If you are not yet romantically involved, this month may introduce you to someone special through work or business.
Sun Number 2
For those with a Sun Number 2, July 2016 is a 9 Personal Month in a 2 Personal Year, and is both emotional and demanding. This is a month to take care of loose ends. Relationships that have been rocky of late will reach critical mass, to be worked out and deepened, or separated entirely. Actually, this is a testing period for relationships in all areas of your life.
The 9 Personal Month combined with a 2 Personal Year -- both diplomatic, sensitive and service oriented -- advises that you avoid confrontations. Work with issues quietly and patiently. At the same time, it is an excellent period to look inward and acknowledge your own needs and desires. Let go of all that you have outgrown, including people, situations, material objects -- anything that is no longer of use. This month is your opportunity to avoid becoming an emotional and/or material packrat. This is the time to empty your cup in order to make room for new gifts coming your way. This is a transition period, and you will likely experience deep emotions, even nostalgia and melancholy. At times, you may feel exhausted. Yet, such feelings are not altogether unpleasant. There is a cleansing and healing taking place at a very deep and personal level. You are not entirely conscious of all that is happening, and consequently you may not be able to express your feelings to others. You may sense that you do not fully understand yourself. Give it time and much will be revealed to you. An opportunity to be involved in a good cause may present itself, and your sacrifice will actually help you achieve stability and inner strength.
This is a good time financially. Some payment may be received for something you'd forgotten, or for reasons you do not expect. This is a month that requires balance: you are feeling emotional yourself, but at the same time you must also focus on the needs of others. If you indulge too much in your own feelings, especially self-pity, you will suffer more self-doubt than if you remain balanced between your own needs and service to others.
Sun Number 3
July 2016 is a 1 Personal Month in a 3 Personal Year for those with a Sun Number 3. It is a time of dynamism, courage, and eagerness to begin the new. Last month's blues are gone and you feel you are on top of the world.
You are more original and creative now than at any time of this already creative year. Many of those in a 3 Personal Rhythm Cycle may finally break out of unrewarding patterns. Some may even make career changes, or start their own businesses. This is not a time to be squeamish in any area of your life -- be it money, career or romance. You may experience an urge to write, paint, or express yourself in some other creative way. By all means, take on the challenge.
If you are not already involved, you may well meet someone special, but the relationship, while intense and passionate, may not be a lasting one. This is a month that will also bring opportunities to mingle with new acquaintances at social events. You will be outgoing and witty. These are great opportunities to make lasting contacts which will help your career and other endeavors. A warning to the easily excitable: don't brag about your plans and accomplishments; the effect may backfire.
Sun Number 4
For those with a Sun Number 4, July 2016 is a 2 Personal Month in a 4 Personal Year. At this time, your relationship with the people in your work or business environment is extremely important. You will need to be sensitive to their needs and desires, and you will probably be called upon to play the role of mediator in a conflict between some of these people. Your success in that role will directly affect your future. You may be disturbed by these new challenges because they emerge at a time when your workload is considerable. However, you are more sensitive and better able to discern the true basis of the conflict this month.
Your enhanced sensitivity also helps you in other areas of your life. Romance is strongly represented. but should be kept out of the work environment, which may not be an easy thing to do. You may have the opportunity to go to a concert or some other musical event, and because of your enhanced sensitivity, such events will prove very therapeutic. Pamper yourself in healthful ways, such as massage, a new exercise and dietary regime, or some time near the ocean, in the mountains or in the forest.
Sun Number 5
July 2016 is a 3 Personal Month in a 5 Personal Year for those with a Sun Number 5. Money matters come to the foreground; debts are called in and close attention should be paid to your bank account. Your ability to influence the ideas and opinions of others works in your favor and may create a new source of income. This is also a good time to promote yourself. If you have considered upgrading your resume or trying out for that new position you have been considering, now is the time to do it. A career change is also possible as a result of outside forces.
You are more creative now. You feel somewhat restless and impulsive and are willing to take risks for the sole reason that you need a change. There is a tendency to be somewhat scattered and even a little irresponsible during this cycle. Your domestic environment also becomes a source of restlessness and you may have to guard against irrational behavior from your side. At the same time, you reach out to old friends and relatives you have not been in touch with for some time.
Your emotional state is a little turbulent this month, causing you to be moody. Try to maintain equilibrium. This is a month to be somewhat detached from the events and circumstances surrounding your life. Don't take yourself too seriously, and, if possible, take some time off for a vacation. It's a good time to recharge your batteries.
Sun Number 6
For those with a Sun Number 6, July 2016 is a 4 Personal Month in a 6 Personal Year. This is a time to seriously apply yourself to your duties and responsibilities, to take charge in your home, career and community affairs. Be patient and apply yourself to routine and details diligently. Organize your personal life and your career. Tie up loose ends. Start projects that will improve your living, situation such as repairing the house or starting a garden.
Someone in your circle of friends and relatives may need help now. Usually, this is a younger person who has not yet found stability or purpose in life. This month may well bring an excellent opportunity in your own career. Focus on legal affairs. Discipline and effort are the key-words for this month.
Romance takes a more serious turn now, where expectations are expressed and commitments are made.
Sun Number 7
July 2016 is a 5 Personal Month in a 7 Personal Year for those with a Sun Number 7. It is a time of unexpected events. Be flexible, especially in thought. Let old concepts and dogmas go. This is a time of incredible growth, mentally as well as spiritually, but you have to allow such growth to occur. New information comes to you now, and you have the opportunity to change old ideas about life or people. Your circumstances could even change.
Travel is also possible and favorable this month. A sudden phone call could put you on the plane the next day. Letters or phone calls could come from people you have not heard from in a long time.
Meanwhile, you feel scattered and restless and want to avoid the nitty gritty details of life. Go with the flow; answer demands as they come up but don't try to control the circumstances too much. You are mentally sharp and quick to see the meaning of new information. You are also creative and imaginative.
This month releases your wilder side, especially when it comes to your social life and love relationship. Within the context of this year's serious and spiritual overtones, July is by far the most dynamic month. Be careful of too much self-indulgence and irresponsibility. Moderation, again, is the key.
Sun Number 8
For those with a Sun Number 8, July 2016 is a 6 Personal Month in an 8 Personal Year. It is an excellent time for business and financial affairs. Respect and recognition for past efforts is likely to be followed by financial gain or promotion now. You are in a position to ask for and receive what you believe is your due.
However, you may find that you are not as diplomatic as you might be. This is your most challenging weakness during this month. Guard against arrogance. Your responsibilities increase, possibly as a result of a promotion. Family affairs, friendships, and romance also move to the foreground and are rewarding and healing.
You may be asked to sacrifice some of your time and energy to a younger person or someone who is old or sick. You feel closer to the people around you and you want to be there for them. But somewhat contradicting to this show of warmth and affection is the lack of tact and sensitivity you may display a number of times during this month. You may be too intent on forcing people to see life as you do, rather than allowing them their own perspectives and their own rates of growth.
The later part of this month brings changes that arise from a chance meeting at a social event. This change may be based on a romantic encounter, and may affect your living situation. Unexpected travel is also a possibility this July.
Sun Number 9
July 2016 is a 7 Personal Month in a 9 Personal Year for those with a Sun Number 9. It represents a time of insight and awareness. You start to realize the magnitude of the deep inner changes that are taking place and this fills you with a combination of fear and excitement. You know that the time has come to face up to important decisions that will affect your life, as well as the lives of those close to you for a long time to come. Your fear is based on your indecision and inability to know if what you want to do is right. Your excitement comes from the knowledge that at least something is happening. In this situation, the key is to choose what feels right. Rely on your heart and your intuition, and have faith in yourself and your creator.
Your career and finances are not priorities this month, except when they relate to plans you may have for the future. This is a time to prepare for the long-term, not to reach for immediate rewards.