We’re officially in Cancer season, a time of reflection, caretaking, and, yes, lust. The new moon in Cancer on July 13th will be more about sexuality than nostalgia. What we’re saying is this: feel yourself, and be done with your crying. The full moon in Aquarius on July 27th has the potential to reconnect you with an important friendship, or to create a new depth within your romantic relationship. There are so many associations with Cancers and their active emotional lives, but don’t forget about earthly pleasure, which they’re also very good at.
Yours in the stars and on Earth,
This month, you may find yourself nostalgic for an old life. You’ll be reminded of an ex or a close friend you don’t see as often as you’d like. Allow yourself the recollection, but keep going with all of your work. You’re about to embark on a new career path or a new opportunity in your current workplace. Remember to keep the people who have always been loyal to you close—they won’t be hard to identify. You may still have questions about love, whether who you’re pursuing is a lifelong partner or not, or if you should take a chance and put yourself out there again. The answer? Yes. Take a chance and put yourself out there. You’re best when you’re at the beginning of something. You’re the vital fire that projects and relationships need to begin. Don’t forget that.
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Reese Witherspoon, born March 22nd, photographed by Michael Thompson for W Magazine.
Diana Ross, born March 26th, photographed for W Magazine.
Pharrell Williams, born April 5th, photographed by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine.
Lady Gaga, born March 28th, photographed by Katherine Wolkoff for W Magazine.
Celine Dion, born March 30th, photographed by Martien Mulder for W Magazine.
Keira Knightley, born March 26th, photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine.
Model Paloma Elsesser, born April 12th, photographed by Alex Hodor-Lee for W Magazine.
Patricia Arquette, born April 8th, photographed by Alex Prager for W Magazine.
Sarah Jessica Parker, born March 25th, photographed by Michael Thompson for W Magazine.
Michael Fassbender, born April 2nd, photographed by Jeff Burton for W Magazine.
Elle Fanning, born April 9th, photographed by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine.
Actor Paul Rudd, born April 6th, photographed by Andreas Laszlo Konrath for W Magazine.
Kristen Stewart, born April 9th, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W Magazine.
Ewan McGregor, born March 31st, photographed by Dan Winters for W Magazine.
Saoirse Ronan, born April 12th, photographed by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine.
Adrien Brody, born April 14th, photographed by Tierney Gearon for W Magazine.
Emma Thompson, born April 15th, photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine.
Victoria Beckham, born April 17th, photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine.
Mariah Carey, born March 27th, photographed by Michael Thompson for W Magazine.
Jessica Chastain, born March 24th, photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine.
David Oyelowo, born April 1st, photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine.
Claire Danes, born April 12th, photographed by Inez & Vinoodh for W Magazine.
Rooney Mara, born April 17th, photographed by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, born April 18th, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W Magazine.
Robert Downey Jr., born April 4th, photographed by Ari Marcopoulos for W Magazine.
Kate Hudson, born April 19th, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W Magazine.
Emma Watson, born April 15th, photographed by Michael Thompson for W Magazine.
Luke Evans, born April 15th, photographed by Mert and Marcus for W Magazine.
Jennifer Garner, born April 17th, photographed by Craig McDean for W Magazine.
America Ferrera, born April 18th, photographed by Michael Thompson for W Magazine.
Summer is here in full swing and nothing makes your heart happier. No matter how busy we can be, there’s an easiness to summer, when relaxing tends to be a priority. It certainly is for you, anyway, because if there’s one thing you love as much as working, it’s resting. No matter what your work schedule is like, prepare for some lazy days and leisurely walks. This will do your soul good and leave you open to new things happening on the romance front. No matter your status and commitment level to your current partner, new love will continue to bloom, and feelings of depth will permeate your romantic encounters. There are new horizons for you on the work front, and while you get some rest, you’ll continue to plot and plan for projects to work on next month and beyond.
It might have just been Gemini season, but it’s been somewhat of a stressful time for you when it comes to friendships. If there has been miscommunication and unresolved fights, July is the month to settle those. Because you’re quite smart and dynamic, you’re no one’s first pick to fight with, but you may need to put your ego aside and do some listening. There’s a lot of positive energy coming your way, but you must be open to it. Let down your walls and ease up on your performative nature at work and with your friends. We know you’re the life of the party, but you also have an immense capacity for empathy. You’ll need to remember that when things get a little bit heated around the end of the month with the full moon in Aquarius. Use your energy to create and forgive rather than to stir anything else up.
You’ll enjoy a month filled with positivity and change. Work will bring you some big travel opportunities. You’ll explore new landscapes, which will become backdrops for the foundations for ideas that will carry you through to the fall. You’re on a road of discovery and set to make new strides both creatively and professionally. Old networks will come back into play and bring you opportunities you couldn’t have foreseen months ago. All of this will of course make you very happy. You’ll show this happiness by giving extremely thoughtful gifts to everyone you know, as you’re a very generous gift-giver. Whatever type of relationship you’re in, you’ll see it deepen, taking things to the next level and potentially spending more time with whoever it may be than ever before. Your heart, which tends to be more fickle than you admit, will be steady and slow as ever to fully commit, but still committed to the goal of love. Look forward to next month, when love will again play a big part.
Step Aside for Celebrity Cancers Selena Gomez, Lana Del Rey, and Lindsay Lohan
Selena Gomez, born July 22nd, photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, March 2016.
Lana Del Rey, born June 21st, photographed by Jacob Sutton for W Magazine, January 2012.
Gisele Bundchen, born July 20th, photographed by Michael Thompson for W Magazine, June 2005.
Meryl Streep, born June 22nd, photographed by Michael Thompson for W Magazine, May 2006.
Will Ferrell, born July 16th, photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, February 2014.
Mindy Kaling, born June 24th, photographed by Pari Dukovic for W Magazine, August 2015.
Tobey Maguire, born June 27th, photographed by Tierney Gearon for W magazine, February 2007.
Lindsay Lohan, born July 2nd, photographed by Brigitte Lacombe for W Magazine, January 2018.
Margot Robbie, born July 2nd, photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, February 2019.
Tom Cruise, born July 3rd, photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, February 2013.
Benedict Cumberbatch, born July 19th, photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, February 2015.
Camila Mendes, born June 29th, photographed by Heather Hazzan for W Magazine, June 2018.
Joel Edgerton, born June 23rd, photographed by Craig McDean for W Magazine, February 2017.
Diane Kruger, born July 15th, photographed by Santiago and Mauricio for W Magazine, October 2012.
Liv Tyler, born July 1st, photographed by Vanina Sorrenti for W Magazine, August 2016.
Topher Grace , born July 12th, photographed by Sian Kennedy for W Magazine, January 2005.
Olivia Munn, born July 3rd, photographed by David Slijper for W Magazine, September 2014.
Tom Hanks, born July 9th, photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, Best Performances 2018.
Eva Green, born July 6th, photographed by Mert and Marcus for W Magazine, August 2016.
Priyanka Chopra, born July 18th, photographed by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine, October 2016.
Willem Dafoe, born July 22nd, photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, February 2019.
With your season approaching, all eyes will be on you. This month’s lesson is patience, whether with your creative projects or how you operate in your friendships and relationships. It’s not one of your strongest qualities. You’re such a perfectionist, and oftentimes patience is something you view as a hindrance to your ambition. It isn’t. Slow down with everything, as much as you can. This could mean spending more alone time, or planning a trip to a beach or a garden. Don’t think of everything as work and achievement. The new moon in Cancer will bring up many unresolved feelings about a close friend, but instead of trying to ignore them, get in touch with that person and reveal your heart. They’ll likely have many things to say to you, and even if things remain unresolved, you’ll feel better for having reached out. As usual, career-wise, you have many plans for the rest of the year. When haven’t you accomplished what you’ve set out to do? Be kind to yourself, Leo.
The last few weeks have been all about work for you, which doesn’t necessarily make you unhappy. If you were to be honest, work is the thing that drives most of your actions; you get excited about the idea of dutiful effort that yields immense results. Your career sphere is growing, and all of the foundations you’ve been building are continuing to pay off, albeit more slowly than you’d like them to. Your role as a healer among your friends plays a big part in your everyday life, but instead of zapping your energy this month, that’ll bring you more of it. In terms of love, you’re coasting along, but happily, as you’re using the ease of summer to figure out more about your partner(s) and what drives them. You’re drawn to independent types who don’t need you, but then can get unhappy at this very trait. This month will bring a few new people, either friends or lovers, like this into your life, and you’ll need to decide whether or not you want to devote your time to them. Spoiler alert: you will.
Something has finally clicked about your domestic life and career path. You’ve been feeling more grounded. However, it’s led you to a new kind of anxiety—one about love. With the new moon in Cancer coming up mid-month, it would really benefit you to lean into your feelings, and to leave the cerebral and ordered world you love. This is the time. Everything else in your life is falling into place, but love is not a set path. It’s messy. And you can handle messy, but you have to remind yourself not to shut down. If you’re in a relationship, let your partner take more of the lead this month. If you’re looking for someone, put yourself out there in less expected places, and keep your aura more carefree. We know you’re serious, Libra. You overthink everything, down to what flowers are in the room. With love, though, you’ll have to give up some control. Start this July.
Your Official Summer Mood Board Courtesy of These Wanderlust Pictures from W
Anna Ewers photographed by Venetia Scott for W Magazine, May 2017.
Joan Smalls photographed by Mikael Jansson for W Magazine, June/July 2013.
Photograph by Venetia Scott for W Magazine, June 2016.
Cameron Diaz photographed by Mert and Marcus for W Magazine, April 2012.
Photograph by Inez & Vinoodh for W Magazine, May 2009.
Photograph by Emma Summerton for W Magazine, April 2012.
Photograph by Willy Vanderperre for W Magazine, July 2011.
Naomi Campbell photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, September 2006.
Jessica Biel photographed by Michael Jansson for W Magazine, April 2012.
Photograph by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, May 2014.
Kate Moss photographed by Inez and Vinoodh for W Magazine, February 2006.
Photograph by Easton + Roso for W Magazine, June 2017.
Photograph by Emma Summerton for W Magazine, November 2014.
Liya Kebede photographed by Mikael Jansson for W Magazine, June/July 2013.
Photograph by Mert and Marcus for W Magazine, September 2014.
Photograph by Emma Summerton for W Magazine, April 2012.
For you, this month’s theme will be boredom. Although you thrive on consistency and stability, you’re also deeply attracted to excitement and change. These two sides of your nature are conflicting, producing bursts of restlessness and impulsiveness that are usually short-lived. This July, you’ll tend to feel a little bit too buttoned-up for your liking and will continue to stretch your wings toward new experiences. The short-term effects of this will be a few wild nights, which you might later partially regret. The long-term effects of this will be a longing for an everyday life that you can own and control more fully. Of course, this has to do with love and your current relationship, but it’s also relevant to your career. You may seek out a new beginning with your job, which may give you the jolt that you desire.
You may have noticed your mind leaping to the future, weighing worst- and best-case scenarios for things that may not even happen. There’s a lot of nervous energy around you this month, Sagittarius. It’s not necessarily negative, but it’ll test how you relate to yourself and how sure you are of your own convictions, which you perform so well in public. Everyone sees you as the strong, mercurial fire sign—which you are. But you’ll be surprised how much generosity and understanding you’ll receive if you let others know about your anxieties. You’re not exactly the sign that has an easy time taking advice, because you simply don’t. But letting a friend listen to you unpack all the scenarios running through your mind right now will be more helpful than you know. Around the middle of the month, with the new moon, is a good time for that. Lean on your friends. We know you’ll do it in your cool, casual way, but do it.
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Photo of Sienna Miller by Tim Walker for W Magazine.
Photo of Mary J. Blige by Inez Van Lamsweerde Inez and Vinoodh Matadin for W Magazine.
Photo of Kit Harington by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine.
Photo of Kate Moss by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W Magazine.
Photo of Bradley Cooper by Tim Walker for W Magazine.
Photo of Ellen DeGeneres by Michael Thompson for W Magazine, March 2007.
Photo of Jared Leto by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for W Magazine.
Photo of Diane von Fürstenberg by Patrick Demarchelier for W Magazine.
Photo of Cynthia Erivo by The Eastern Conference for W Magazine, September 2018.
American actor, Denzel Washington, born December 28th. Photo of Denzel Washington by Dan Winters for W Magazine.
Photo of Diane Keaton courtesy of Getty Images.
Photo of Harmony Korine by Andreas Laszlo Konrath for W Magazine.
Photo of Jim Carrey by Caitlin Cronenberg for W Magazine, September 2017.
Photo of January Jones by Craig McDean for W Magazine.
Photo of Eddie Redmayne by Peter Lindbergh for W Magazine.
Photo of Ralph Fiennes by Ari Marcopoulos for W Magazine.
Photo of David Bowie by Mick Rock.
Photo of J.K. Simmons by Tim Walker for W Magazine.
Last month was a time of new awakenings for you. Your life always has an air of stability about it, but sometimes, your seemingly ironclad foundations can be built on shaky ground. Part of this is because you can be so sensible with your choices and pursue the safe route, but then harbor hidden passions about what you really want, which can affect many areas of your life. This month, your hidden goals for projects that may not be lucrative will emerge and you’ll see a way to be the person who you want to be. You should feel encouraged to pursue these passions and start mapping out a plan to incorporate them into your life, whether simply taking a class or seeking out a new job. Remember that you’re a leader and leaders set the course. New paths look a little strange at first, but with time, they become seemingly inevitable. Take the time some nights this month to do a little prayer to the moon to let you become the brilliant blue butterfly you’ve always been.
This is going to be an emotional summer for you, as well as an emotional month. Think of it as a way to get closer to the truth. You may find yourself asked to confront certain dramas in your friendships that you’ve entertained for months, or even years, which will surface with the full moon in Aquarius at the end of this month. Remember that you’re ultimately a peacemaker. You’re a highly intuitive sign, and you gravitate toward new ways of looking at things. This month, trust that intuition in your interpersonal dynamics and don’t be afraid to be blunt and tell people exactly how you see things. No one will abandon or scold you; you’ve proven your loyalty. And if you lead with your heart, and don’t perform that calculated indifference that you’re so good at, you’ll gain a new depth or meaningful connection with someone who’s already important to you.
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Rihanna, born February 20. Photographed by Craig McDean for W magazine.
Drew Barrymore, born February 22. Photographed by Mert and Marcus for W magazine.
Alisha Boe, born March 6. Photographed by Tiffany Dawn Nicholson for W magazine, May 2018.
Oscar Isaac, born March 9. Photographed by Francesco Carrozzini for W magazine.
Cindy Crawford, born February 20. Photographed by Juergen Teller for W magazine.
Eva Mendes, born March 5. Photographed by Mert and Marcus for W magazine.
Millie Bobby Brown, born February 19. Photographed by Alasdair McLellan for W magazine.
Olivia Wilde, born March 10. Photographed by Juergen Teller for W magazine.
Rachel Weisz, born March 7. Photographed by Juergen Teller for W magazine.
Dakota Fanning, born February 23. Photographed by Inez and Vinoodh for W magazine.
Jessica Biel, born March 3. Photographed by Mikael Jansson for W magazine.
Ellen page, born February 21. Photographed by Caitlin Cronenberg for W magazine, 2017.
Daniel Craig, born March 2. Photographed by Jeremy Murch for W magazine.
Emily Blunt, born February 23. Photographed by Nigel Shafran for W magazine.
Lily Collins, born March 18. Photographed by Marton Perlaki for W magazine.
Miles Teller, born February 20. Photographed by Richard Burbridge for W magazine.
Summer has been good to you and will continue to this month. You have a knack for knowing things right before they happen, which can lead to some anxiety. This July, though, part of your nervous energy will fall away as you fall more deeply in love with life. You were in a state of romantic swooning last month, and this month should be more of the same, although you’ll find yourself starting to get annoyed with your partner at times. Your tendency to get critical and angry is understandable, but it can be unproductive and waste time. Whenever you get annoyed, then, instead try to walk away and recharge. You’ll feel better about both the relationship and yourself. You’re reaching a period of innovation when it comes to your career prospects. Your essence is pure light and charm, so use it sparingly. Most of the world can’t handle how awesome you are.