The full moon in July means business, especially for these three signs

Consider this your guide to the July 2022 full moon

 July 2022 full moon; a full moon with a buck silhouette and a full moon in a blue sky on a grassy background
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Ready for the July 2022 full moon? Right now, you're enjoying the slo-mo Cancer season (check out your July horoscope if you need a refresher), taking things one day at a time when: wham! The next full moon in Capricorn arrives to throw your vacation mentality off-kilter. 

"Capricorn can be a more challenging energy to be in," admits numerologist and astrologer Kaitlyn Kaerhart. (opens in new tab) "It's really grounded and earthy, but it's also ruled by Saturn, so it's about being practical."

While we embraced June's strawberry moon wholeheartedly for the name alone—and the fact that it brought a light and hopeful energy—some of us might feel a little less jazzed about July's lunation. But don't let the stern mentality throw you for a loop, as there's a reason for everything. 

Ready to see what the moon has up its sleeve?

Meet the expert: Kaitlyn Kaerhart

Kaitlyn is an intuitive numerologist, astrologer and the author of You Are Cosmic Code: Essential Numerology (opens in new tab)

The full moon of December is setting on a beautiful blue - purple hour in tender light of winter sunrise.

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What do you need to know about the Buck moon 2022?

The Buck moon is in fact a supermoon, which means it'll be one of the biggest and brightest moon phases of 2022. Though it goes without saying, you cannot miss out on this spectacle in the sky: according to Farmers Almanac (opens in new tab), the supermoon will be reaching peak illumination at 2:38pm ET. You'll need to look towards the southeast after sunset to watch it rise.

What does the Buck moon mean for you in astrology?

Since the energy from Cancer season asks us to look at what we define as home, the Capricorn influence will ask us to look at our metaphorical foundations to see if everything is holding up accordingly. Are your ducks in a row?

"It’s a great time to clear out the clutter and time to embrace new things in the home and look at your foundations," Kaerhart further adds. "Are they supporting you in the present?"

Though she jokes it'll feel like "mean daddy energy", the strict atmosphere is to make sure all is aligned, to ensure that you're following your truth. If you feel as though you might've been procrastinating a bit, the full moon will help speed things up, whether it's a project that has gone forgotten or a bill that needs to be paid. 

"Now is the time to fix, refine and redefine your life," she says. "Am I happy with my home, my career, my relationships? Whenever you’re feeling friction that’s where your work is."

Like all other full moons, this phase is meant to be a culmination or a climax. Though people oftentimes believe it's an ideal time to manifest, that's better saved for the next new moon, which comes our way at the end of the month. (Good news: it's set to be fun, playful and inspiring!) 

Who will be most affected by the Buck moon?

Though it goes without saying, you'll want to have a look at those astrological birth charts to determine just how the lunation will affect you personally. On a whole, we can expect a somewhat serious "we mean business" energy, but astrologer and author Narayana Montúfar believes three signs in particular will connect most with this full moon.

Narayana Montúfar

Narayana Montúfar is an astrologer, content strategist, visual artist, and the author of Moon Signs: Unlock Your Inner Luminary Power (opens in new tab).

"Capricorn is the sign that will get most impacted by the Buck moon because it is happening in this sign," Montúfar says. "Something in their lives will be culminating, reaching climax and maybe even manifesting for natives of this sign."

For those Caps who have started a lengthy project, now is the time that those dreams could become a reality. And Pluto is stationed nearby to keep all of your expectations in check. 

Next up? Cancer. 

"The Buck Moon will bring an end to one of their partnerships, as it is activating this sign's Seventh House," Montúfar adds. However, because the Sun, which is currently in Cancer, will be involved in a Grand Water Trine, this ending looks positive and even cathartic for natives of this sign."

Scorpio is last up in the equation, and Montúfar says that this sign is likely to deal with unearthed information that has just been brought to light.

However, when you ask astrologer Nina Kahn, she believes that Aries cannot be left out of the equation, either.

"For Aries, this full moon ignites a sense of power in their careers, helping them bring work projects to a climax and step into their authority," she says. "This powerful lunation—which happens to be the first full moon of the summer—is especially significant for people with Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn placements, so these signs can expect some climactic shifts."

Nina Kahn

Nina Kahn is an author and mystical content creator, covering the cosmos for Bustle, Horoscope.com and CosmicAF. Check out her books, Astrology For Life and The Joy Of Hex.

Buck moon meaning: folklore

A mixture of Native American, Colonial American and European influences, the buck moon gets its name because this is when the antlers of male deer are fully grown. Other monikers for this celestial phase include: berry moon, thunder moon and salmon moon, to name a select few. 

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Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  


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