The full moon in July occurs on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. It is called “Thunder Full Moon”. The full moon in July is 2022’s second supermoon, the largest of the year!
Wishes made at the preceding new moon are supposed to come true at this July’s full moon, which is associated with dependability, responsibility, and growth in astrology.
Learn all about the July 2022 full moon:
When Can We See the Full Moon in July 2022?
The full moon of Wednesday, July 13th, 2022 will be approximately 357,000 km (222,000 miles) from Earth (somewhere around Niger) at 2:38 p.m. EDT in Capricorn (the area of the sky represented by the sea goat constellation, which is on the southern horizon in the northern hemisphere summer).
It will be the closest full moon to Earth of the 12 full moons in 2022 and the second of the two supermoons in summer 2022. The moon will be just starting to wane when visible in America, so the moon you will see will not be 100% full.
The full moon will rise at 4:23 p.m. on July 13 and set at 12:10 a.m. the next morning (New York time or EDT), being visible (light pollution and cloud permitting) for a duration of about 7 hours 47 minutes.
Why Is It a Full Thunder Moon?
A July full moon is called a Thunder Moon. This is because July’s hot weather (in temperate N. hemisphere regions) is most prone to thunderstorms. Other names include Buck Moon, Deer Moon (the month when these animals have their antlers), Fallow Moon, Storm Moon.
Traditionally, the full moon name was given to moons for its whole lunar month, so the Thunder Moon will only last until July 28th in 2022, when the August moon (the Sturgeon Moon) will begin.
The Effects of the July 2022 Full Moon on the Astrological Signs
This July’s full moon occurs at in Capricorn (270–300° celestial longitude) at 21°21’, i.e. 291°21’. Capricorn is an earth sign, and is compatible with the other earth signs — Taurus and Virgo as well as the water signs — Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, so the July full moon in Capricorn should favor those signs, especially Cancer, as it is a cardinal sign, like Capricorn.
The energy of the July full moon will make these earth signs and water signs feel more focused and projected towards their goals. So, this is the perfect time for them to take advantage of the boost given by the influence of Capricorn and put good intentions into practice.
But for the air signs — Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius, and the fire signs, namely Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, the July full moon is less auspicious.
The July 2022 full moon affects the signs below the most (they are the 1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th signs, each a quarter year apart:
Aries (Mar. 20 – Apr. 21)
Aries people, after July 13th, cooperation, signing contracts, and competitions are the things to focus on for you.
Partnership, legal issues, and communication may be problems, so you need to be more careful and serious following the full moon.
Cancer (Jun. 22 – Jul. 22)
As the Sun is in your astrological sign sector for July 13, we wish Cancerians a happy birthday in the coming month. The radiance of the Sun will bring you good opportunities and luck.
Related to the full moon, there will be improvements and progress in your work and cooperation, and you will be busy creating, presenting, proposing work, developing new projects, learning plans, etc.
Cancer people, Mercury will pass directly through your star sign during the month of July. During this period, you will be immersed in your own world. You will need to rest, reflect, and let yourself begin making progress after realigning yourself with the tasks in hand.
Libra (Sep. 23 – Oct. 23)
Libra people, family and home will be the focuses of your life during the following lunar month. You will discover your own sense of belonging and positioning, you will re-establish your own boundaries, and you will also have a good sense of pleasure and self-identification.
You will have new expectations and perceptions of future development, and as you remake your plans, they will go smoothly.
Capricorn (Dec. 1 – Jan. 20)
During the following month of the July full moon, Capricornians, your career/work will become your focus. Combined with the energy of Mars, you will be very busy and fulfilled. You will like your work during this period, and your contributions will receive recognition.
But Saturn will be in opposition to your zodiac sign, which could make you easily misunderstood by others, and so you could feel a little awkward at times.
Astrological Meanings of the Full Moon in Capricorn July 2022
July 2022’s full moon in the sign of Capricorn (an earth sign) has astrological meanings of loyalty, pragmatism, generosity, and readiness for new starts.
Capricorn is a cardinal sign (marking the start of a season), radiating energy and vitality for action, progress, and new starts. Cardinal signs are the initiators and pioneer energies of the zodiac. So, during the influence of the July Supermoon, all signs will feel a strong desire to set new goals. Driven by the Capricorn supermoon, we will all feel the need for new ideas and boldness to try new things.
The full moon in Capricorn marks the start of a new quarter (or rather the preceding new moon does in lunar calendars, and the summer solstice marks the start of Cancer and the quarter it heads). When this July full moon comes, the Sun in Cancer forms perfect opposition to the Moon in Capricorn. This alignment affects all signs. Remember that, as it is a supermoon in July, like in June but closer still, the influence will be even more intense.
The Cancer-Capricorn relationship is a polar axis, which in astrology represents the tension of attachment and dependence verses the will to give and responsibility. Attachments and love are ruled by Cancer; achievements and rewards or punishments are ruled by Capricorn. While Cancer prefers stability and dependence, Capricorn urges maturity and responsibility.
The Sun in Cancer encourages us to value our home life and our family roots, especially familial attachments and relationships, but the Moon in Capricorn persuades us to consider our sense of duty and responsibility in public and professional life. It could be considered that this celestial concurrence embodies the equilibrium of unconditional and conditional love.
This full moon illuminates life’s struggle between our origins and goals. Neglecting either end of the Cancer-Capricorn axis will surely lead to trouble. Ideally, we find a middle ground guided by the two forces, and this is what this July’s full moon invites us to do.
Why Is the July Full Moon a Supermoon?
A supermoon occurs when the moon is at 90% of perigee (closest distance to Earth) or closer, i.e., less than about 360,000 km (224,000 miles) from Earth’s surface. A full moon occurs once each lunar month (~29.5 days), but supermoons are much rarer: usually once or twice a year.
In 2022 this happens twice:
- June 14th, 2022: a Super Strawberry Moon
- July 13th, 2022: a Super Thunder Moon
On the nights of Tuesday, July 12 and Wednesday, July 13, 2022, the year’s largest and brightest moon will shine in the sky.
Hair Cutting Guide with the Moon in July 2022
Have you ever wondered when to cut your hair in line with lunar astrology? Astrology attributes certain star signs (sectors of the sky) with certain traits, and it also attributes influence to moon phases and whether the moon appears to be ascending from the horizon or descending towards it. All these traits and influences are theorized to have certain effects on hair growth (and finger nail growth), as follows:
- To slow down hair growth, cut it during the full moon and waning moon half cycle, but only on the following days: July 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25 (in Capricorn, Aries, Taurus, and Gemini, as well as in Cancer and Leo).
- To speed up hair growth, cut your hair during the first/third quarter periods, which are on the following days: July 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 28, 29, 30, and 31 July (in Leo, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Libra).
- For hair to be stronger and thicker, cut it on July 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8, when the moon is in Leo or Virgo.
- Let your hair (and nails) “rest” (avoid cutting/washing/dyeing hair, avoid painting/cutting nails) during July 8–10, 16–18, and 26–27, when the moon is in Scorpio, Pisces, and Cancer.
- For longer-lasting color, dye your hair during July 6–8 or 14–16 when the moon is in Libra or Aquarius.
- For intense hair color, dye your hair during July 10–12 or 18–20, when the moon is in Sagittarius or Aries.
Let's see how to take care of your hair astrologically every day in July!... (Times are USA Eastern Time.)
|Date||Moon Phase||Auspicious for|
|July 1||Waxing crescent||Faster-hair-growth haircuts|
|July 2||Waxing crescent||Faster-hair-growth haircuts, stronger/thicker-hair haircuts|
|July 3||Waxing crescent||Faster-hair-growth haircuts, stronger/thicker-hair haircuts|
|July 4||Waxing crescent||Faster-hair-growth haircuts, stronger/thicker-hair haircuts|
|July 5||Waxing crescent||Faster-hair-growth haircuts, stronger/thicker-hair haircuts|
|July 6||Waxing crescent||Faster-hair-growth haircuts, longer-lasting-color hair-dyeing from 5 a.m.|
|July 7||First quarter||Faster-hair-growth haircuts, longer-lasting-color hair-dyeing|
|July 8||Waxing gibbous||Longer-lasting-color hair-dyeing before 1 a.m., resting hair (and nails) after 2:00 a.m.|
|Saturday July 9||Waxing gibbous||Resting hair (and nails)|
|July 10||Waxing gibbous||Resting hair (and nails) before 4:00 a.m., intense-color hair-dyeing from 5 a.m.|
|July 11||Waxing gibbous||Faster-hair-growth haircuts, intense-color hair-dyeing|
|July 12||Waxing gibbous||Faster-hair-growth haircuts, intense-color hair-dyeing before 5 a.m.|
|July 13||Capricorn||Slower-hair-growth haircuts|
|July 14||Waning gibbous||Slower-hair-growth haircuts, longer-lasting-color hair-dyeing from 5 a.m.|
|July 15||Waning gibbous||Slower-hair-growth haircuts, longer-lasting-color hair-dyeing|
|July 16||Waning gibbous||Longer-lasting-color hair-dyeing before 4:00 a.m., resting hair (and nails) after 5 a.m.|
|July 17||Waning gibbous||Resting hair (and nails)|
|July 18||Waning gibbous||Resting hair (and nails) before 7 a.m., Slower-hair-growth haircuts and intense-color hair-dyeing after 8 a.m.|
|July 19||Waning gibbous||Slower-hair-growth haircuts, intense-color hair-dyeing|
|July 20||Last Quarter||Slower-hair-growth haircuts, intense-color hair-dyeing before 2 p.m.|
|July 21||Waning crescent||Slower-hair-growth haircuts|
|July 22||Waning crescent||Slower-hair-growth haircuts|
|July 23||Waning crescent||Slower-hair-growth haircuts|
|July 24||Waning crescent||Slower-hair-growth haircuts|
|July 25||Waning crescent||Slower-hair-growth haircuts before 1 p.m., resting hair (and nails) after 1 p.m., so wash/dye your hair etc. before 1 p.m.|
|July 26||Waning crescent||Resting hair (and nails)|
|July 27||New Moon||Resting hair (and nails)|
|July 28||Waxing crescent||Resting hair (and nails) before 2 a.m., faster-hair-growth haircuts and stronger/thicker-hair haircuts from 3 a.m.|
|July 29||Waxing crescent||Faster-hair-growth haircuts and stronger/thicker-hair haircuts|
|July 30||Waxing crescent||Faster-hair-growth haircuts and stronger/thicker-hair haircuts|
|July 31||Waxing crescent||Faster-hair-growth haircuts and stronger/thicker-hair haircuts|