This Should Be Your July Mantra, According to Your Horoscope
Nadine Jane is an astrologist based in New York City. She can more than likely guess your rising sign on first meeting. She is not proud of the 18 lipsticks she carries on her at any given time. Catch her on The/Thirty each month as she reveals the insights into your wellness routine based on your horoscope. This month: It's high summer, and that means taking time to slow down and embrace simple pleasures—and ourselves. Find your sign below and adopt your reading as this month's mantra.
(March 21 to April 19)
This month, I’m going to figure out where work ends and my life begins. Work/life balance? What's that? But this month, I'll try. I will be honest about where I need to draw the line because life is happening whether I want it to or not. So move on over, work.
(April 20 to May 20)
This month, I am going to look good because I feel good. I am going to show the world what I have been manifesting on the inside. I will let all of my spiritual growth shine. Because what is more attractive than self-love? This month, this bull is going to turn heads.
(May 21 to June 20)
This month, I will nest. Yes to that cashmere throw I’ve been wanting. Yes to that overpriced candle that also sparks joy. Yes to Irish goodbye-ing at 9 p.m. on a Friday night to go watch YouTube clips of Jonathan Van Ness from Queer Eye. Yes to more yes!
(June 21 to July 22)
This month, I will find the truth that lies between logic and faith, between my head and my heart. Because my head may keep me safe, but it also keeps me small. This month, I will silence some of those voices. And since it’s my month, maybe I’ll find some magic along the way.
(July 23 to August 22)
This month, I will choose my words wisely because I don’t want to get wires crossed with those I care about. I will think before I speak. I will write out my thoughts before sharing on what is meaningful to me. And when I speak, I will speak with loving kindness.
(August 23 to September 22)
This month, I will… spoil myself? Yes, it will feel as weird as it sounds, but it is long overdue. I will use those vacation days. I will splurge on the ____ that’s been sitting in my cart for months. And I will indulge in the one thing I rarely do—praise. So good job, me.
(September 23 to October 22)
This month, I will be thankful for what is given to me—and even more thankful for what has been taken. Because I know it was never meant to be mine anyway. Because I know the universe has bigger plans for me. This month I will look for the rainbow in every cloud.
(October 23 to November 21)
This month, I will go outside myself, outside of my safe internal layer, so that I can use all of my emotional power for good. For change. For the rest of humanity. Because no one can see what is hurting more clearly than I can. And no one can hold that pain better than I can.
(November 22 to December 21)
This month, I will surround myself with exciting people. People who also stay up until 4 a.m. plotting their next adventure. I will do this for the sake of inspiration. For the sake of preserving my beautifully naïve view that life should be fun, wild, and free.
(December 22 to January 19)
Despite my burning need for control, this month I will take risks. I will try on something different for size. A new dynamic in my relationship. A new way of approaching my work. A new exercise routine. Big or small—I will make sure I’ve never done it before.
(January 20 to February 18)
This month, I will learn how to pair-bond. I will learn what it means to trust you with my heart. I will set aside my loner-like mentality and Jedi defense mechanisms. From this month forward, if you’ll still have me, I’ll show you that I’ve always been yours.
(February 19 to March 20)
This month, I will let my heart lead. I will say yes to what it craves. I will say no to what it doesn’t deserve. And I will let myself be crazy, stupid, and in love with life. Because I know that I was built for it and because caution never looked good on me anyway.