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What Zodiac Signs Are Found in July?

The month of July houses two zodiac signs: Cancer and Leo. Besides these two signs, there’s also the Cusp of Oscillation or the Cancer-Leo Cusp which refers to the transitional period between Cancer and Leo.

July Zodiac Signs

  1. Cancer (June 21 – July 22) – The Crab
  2. Leo ♌ (July 23 – August 22) – The Lion
  3. Cancer-Leo Cusp ♋ ♌ (July 19 to July 25) – the Cusp of Oscillation

1. Cancer Star Signs ♋ (June 21 – July 22) – The Crab

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The first zodiac sign in July is Cancer, the sign of the Crab. Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac. It is preceded by Taurus and followed by Leo. Cancer is considered the Major July Sign for it rules over half of July.

Cancer’s symbol, the Crab, is said to have an ancient root. Some believes the symbol was inspired by the Scarab, a crab-like mythological creature that symbolizes immortality in ancient Egyptian culture.

Cancer is the cardinal water sign. Partly because they’re connected to the water element, many Cancerians are empathetic and sensitive. Many of Cancer’s strengths of weaknesses are also amplified by its ruling planet in Astrology – the Moon. The Moon represents feelings and emotions.

People born under the Cancer sign typically have strong ties to their homes and families. They value human connections more than on material comfort. Some famous Cancer figures are Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Elon Musk, Khloe Kardashian, the late Princess Diana, and Tom Cruise.

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General Characteristics

The water element is a source of strength that drives Cancer forward. Cancerians are usually the glue that holds a family or a group of friends together. Its ruling planet, The Moon, bestows on Cancer the natural connection to human emotions. They’re highly empathetic and have a strong sense of self-awareness—be it their appearance or inner feelings.

Cancer men and women are sensitive and protective in nature. They’re also inquisitive and curious about the big questions in life. Unlike Gemini’s curiosity, Cancer usually looks for wisdom. Questions such as what is the true meaning of life fascinate them.


One of Cancer’s greatest strengths is the ability to be kind and considerate to everyone without prejudice. They enjoy giving gifts and spreading joy. Sometimes these gifts are physical, often, they’re gifts of kindness.

Cancerians are known for preserving and maintaining family ties. They have a strong attachment to their home and family. Cancerians have the potential to be excellent psychics and psychologists.


The need for an emotion anchor can sometimes cause Cancerians to confine themselves physically and mentally. This is one of the reasons why some Cancer natives find it very difficult to leave their comfort zone. This attachment could become a vulnerability and can sometimes lead to toxic relationships.

Since they are capable of absorbing emotions quickly, regular mental detox and cleansing is essential to a Cancer native’s mental health.

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2. Leo Star Signs ♌ (July 23 – August 22) – The Lion

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The other July zodiac sign is Leo. Leo is the Minor July Sign for its reign is shorter than Cancer. Placed in the fifth place in the zodiac wheel, Leo is the fixed fire sign. Since the Sun is their ruling planet, its no wonder that many Leos love to be the center of attraction.

The zodiac sign of Leo is usually depicted in the form of a lion. The lion represents courage, honor, and bravery.

The Leo constellation is made up of many stars. Among them is Regulus—the brightest star in the Leo constellation and one of the brightest objects in the night sky. The name Regulus means the little king in Latin, a subtle hint at Leo’s attraction to pride, authority, and leadership.

The people of Leo are very ambitious. They are drawn towards the limelight and leadership positions. This is not often discussed, but they appreciate showmanship. They love to make an entrance and are very outgoing individuals.  Some of the famous Leo celebrities are Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Radcliff, Jennifer Lawrence, Christopher Nolan, Jason Momoa, and Joe Jonas.

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Leos are more inclined to have an alpha personality with intense energy around them. They tend to possess a very active front and keep themselves engaged with the outside world. Yes, they’re like to be extroverts. The influence of the Sun makes them young at heart and crave adventures. Leo individuals possess multiple talents and artistic skills.

The fixed fire element influences Leo natives to be passionate and tenacious in the field of their choosing. The leadership exhibited by the Leos is one of their greatest attractions. Since they love to be wild and free, many Leo individuals will thrive as musicians, movie stars, and performers.


Leos are born leaders. Their primary strength is the courage and confidence they exhibit. Born under the influence of the Sun, Leos are said to be happy and carefree individuals. They always light up the party. Their optimistic thoughts help them overcome the obstacles and challenges of life. People who have Leo as their zodiac sign are very loyal to their friends and partners.


One of the major flaws of Leos is that they may be overpowering or dominating at times. In some cases, people might even find them intimidating. Another less-desired trait is Leos have great pride in themselves and will be fixed on their opinions. It might be very difficult for them to accept their fault. They are always right and hate to be wrong.

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3. Cancer-Leo Cusp ♋ ♌ (July 19 to July 25) – the Cusp of Oscillation

People born between July 19 to July 25 might experience a unique astrological phenomenon. They are born on the Cancer-Leo Cusp—where they get a little bit of the emotional character of Cancer and the fiery nature of Leo. The result is a dramatic, independent, and sometimes self-contradicting personality.

The Cancer-Leo Cusp is also known as the Cusp of Oscillation. Individuals born on this cusp are influenced by both the Moon and Sun. If your new friend is a Cancer-Leo cusper, they might seem reserved at first, but you will learn how outgoing they can be when you get to know them. Since the Cusp has both the water and fire elements, the decisions and likings of the individuals can be quite confusing—even to themselves.

Some of the established Cancer-Leo Cusp people are Matt LeBlanc, Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Lopez, Marlon Wayans, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eriq La Salle, Shawn Michaels, Albert Brooks, A.J. Cook, and Josh Hartnett.

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Individuals born on the Cancer-Leo Cusp tend to experience emotional and intellectual fluctuations due to the influences of the Moon and the Sun overlapping. Mindfulness practices such as yoga and meditation can provide the cuspers the stability of mind during distress.

Cancer-Leo cuspers are open to new adventures and trying new things but they will have a little skepticism in the back of their mind. They love to explore the world but they also really love the comfort of their home. These individuals are artistic in nature, many cusp-borns went on to become renowned artists.


The life of a Cancer-Leo Cusp is never dull. These individuals are their own motivators and self-critics. They perfectly analyze themselves. They have a great memory and tend to pay a lot of attention to the details. They have the perfect romantic sense and they’re passionate lovers.


Finding an emotional balance might be a little difficult for the Cancer-Leo cusp. One of the significant flaws of these cuspers is that they tend to get hurt easily and do not take criticism very well. They cannot stand betrayal and will hold grudges for a long time. Other people’s words also affect these cusper way too much than they should.

 Zodiac Signs of July

Two zodiac signs share the rule of the seventh month, also known as July. Cancer the water sign is empathetic and has an innate connection to emotions. Leo is a fire sign that is a born leader of the pack and can’t thrive without being in the spotlight. The astrological gray area as Cancer transitions into Leo is known to some as The Cusp of Oscillation and it is a less-defined zone where its natives spot varying degree of traits and personalities from both Leo and Cancer star signs.

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