July 2019: Birthstone, Zodiac Meanings & Must-Know Details

As we get older, it’s easy to see that time moves entirely too fast, and this year has been no different. Within the blink of an eye, we’re about to hit the midpoint of the year, which should spark your drive to make the rest of the year the best possible. As June comes to a close, we move into the second half of the year, beginning with July, a month with great force that can influence you in some pretty great ways.

July Birthstone

ruby gemstone


The July birthstone is a Ruby, one of the most distinguished gems, which is why it’s historically used by royals. It’s no surprise that the deep red stone symbolizes love, along with passion, power, and zest for life. The deep red not only symbolizes love but also blood, as rubies are said to “restore vital life forces and increase energy.” It’s also said that rubies heighten your motivation and promote goal-setting.

It’s clear that rubies bring excitement for life, and can you make needed improvements in your life. It’s quite convenient that the ruby is the birthstone of the midpoint of the year, as it can be a time when everyone is needing a boost in motivation and a reevaluation of themselves and their goals for the year. Use all of the different auras that rubies bring with them to enjoy July — love deeply, seize every single day, and find the best version of yourself.


Within the month of July, we experience two different Zodiacs — Cancer and Leo. Like rubies, Cancer season (June 21-July 22) puts emphasis on love and connecting with those you love. It also similarly puts emphasis on going after those dreams you’ve been thinking up lately. Because Cancer is a water sign, it means that it’s fluid and constantly moving, which is what you should follow during July. Make July a month filled with experiences and memories by constantly moving and doing something new every single day. Tie this fluidity in with Cancer’s emphasis on love and be sure to surround yourself with loved ones this month.

Cancer zodiac sign


The second Zodiac that we experience during July is Leo (July 23-August 22). Leo season is when the sun is physically able to shine its brightest, which means that you are also able to shine your brightest! Because of this, it’s obvious that Leo is a fire sign, meaning it brings passion and inspiration with it. Similar to rubies, Leos are considered the royalty of the Zodiac kingdom, representing glamour and drama (in a good way). Capitalize on this passion, inspiration, glamour and drama in the tail end of July by trying new things that may really be able to positively impact your life.

Leo zodiac sign


Between the Ruby and Cancer/Leo season, July brings a ton of positive energy that can be used in a plethora of ways. Use this energy to form a relationship with someone new, apply for your dream job, go on a vacation, anything that will change your life for the better. As we move into the second half of the year, enjoy the month of July before it flies by like the rest!

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