What is the the July zodiac? What month is July called?

What is the July zodiac? What month is July called? These are questions that are of great interest to many people. Read the following article of Thien Moc Huong – Agarwood Jewelry to learn more about this matter!

1. What is the July zodiac?

What is the zodiac sign of July? The answer is that people born in July will be in one of two zodiac signs, Cancer (June 22July 22) or Leo (July 23August 22).

1.1. Overview of July zodiac – Cancer (June 22 – July 22)

Cancer is the 4th of the 12 zodiac signs. Cancer is considered one of the most confusing zodiac signs (intuitive and emotional).

What is the July zodiac?
What is the July zodiac?

1.1.1 Biography of Cancer

  • Icon: Crab
  • Possibly lucky day of the week: Monday
  • Lucky Metal: Silver
  • Colores may vary Silver, white, grey.
  • Lucky numbers: 4 and 6.
  • Zodiac star: Moon.
  • Lucky Stones: Pearls, emeralds, opals, and moonstones.
  • Specialties: Family and home.
  • Short: Setup, failed or failed
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio, Pisces.
  • Incompatible sign: Capricorn.
  • Likes: Cancer loves baking, loves comfort and loves children.
  • Hates: Hates testers, goldfish brains, and sarcastic jokes.
Cancer is one of the most confusing zodiac signs
Cancer is one of the most confusing zodiac signs

1.1.2 The common characteristics of Cancer 

  • Cancer people are like underwater in the ocean. Inside, there is an inner life that few people can understand. 
  • Cancer people are usually kind people, and they are willing to overlook your mistakes without any calculation. 
  • They always show others its cold and strong exterior. However, deep inside, Cancer has a weak and vulnerable soul. 
  • They have the ability to appreciate themselves very much before making their decisions because Cancer often possesses subtlety and meticulous observation. 
  • Sometimes they are very emotional people, and they rarely use reason to solve problems. It is a very respectable point of Cancer, but sometimes it is also the weakness of this zodiac sign. 

Cancer is a vulnerable person in love, so you should appreciate them when you love a Cancer.

Cancer people are thought of as an undercurrent in the ocean. Inside, there is an inner life that few people can understand. 
Cancer people are thought of as an underwave in the ocean.

1.2 Overview of July zodiac – Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Leo is the 5th of the 12 zodiac signs. Leo is considered the most generous of the zodiac signs.

Leo is considered as the most generous zodiac
Leo is considered as the most generous zodiac

1.2.1 Biography of Leo

  • Icon: Lion.
  • Lucky day of the week: Sunday.
  • Lucky Metal: Yellow.
  • Lucky color: Red, yellow and orange.
  • Lucky number: Number 1, number 4 and number 6.
  • Destiny star: Sun.
  • Lucky Stone: Rubies, diamonds and rubies.
  • Hobbies: Likes to watch movies, travel and chat with friends.
  • Weakness: Being seen as an outsider and not seen as a boss or leader.
  • Synopsis: Taurus, Scorpio.
  • Incompatible sign: Aquarius.
  • Prefer: Leo loves to dream, to be generous and to be brave.
  • Hate: Hates beauty, hates failure, and hates being dictated.
Leo loves to dream, to be generous and to be brave
Leo loves to dream, to be generous and to be brave

1.2.2 Leo’s general characteristics

  • Because Leo belongs to Fire, they  have always been recognized for their strength and ability to protect those around them.
  • People born under the zodiac sign of Leo are often self-reliant, energetic, passionate, and generous. As a result, Leo sets clear and comprehensive goals for himself and is committed to achieving them.
  • Since Leo is the most charitable zodiac sign, they are always willing to help others without expecting anything in return.
  • Moreover, Leo people are decent, aristocratic, and can be strict at times. Forceful and ambitious people may often appeal to Leos.
  • When it comes to love, Leo is passionate, faithful, and willing to sacrifice all for the sake of love.
Leo are often self-reliant, energetic, passionate, and generous
Leo are often self-reliant, energetic, passionate, and generous

 

2. What is July also known as?

According to folk beliefs, the seventh lunar month is called the “month of the soul” (the month of the devil) and the full moon day of the seventh lunar month (July 15 of the lunar calendar) is called the “day of pardon of the dead”.

Lunar July is known as "Day of the Dead" in Vietnamese culture
Lunar July is known as “Day of the Dead” in Vietnamese culture

According to Chinese folklore, from the 2nd day of the 7th lunar month, the King of Hell will order the opening of the Ghost Gate, and on the 15th day of the 7th lunar month, he will release the door to let the demons return to the folk.  After 12 midnight on the 14th day of the 7th lunar month, it will end and the demons must return to hell.

In Vietnam, the worship of spirits on the full moon in July in the lunar calendar is considered a traditional spiritual belief passed down from generation to generation by Vietnamese people. People often think that a person consists of a soul and a body. After death, the human soul still exists and get reincarnated into the next life or get banished to hell as a hungry ghost. The month of souls is considered an unlucky month, so people often avoid doing important jobs such as weddings, construction, business, opening… in July in the lunar calendar.

There are several ceremonies during this sacred day of the dead
There are several ceremonies during this sacred day of the dead

In July in the lunar calendar, Vietnamese people also have another holiday, Vu Lan (July 15 of the lunar calendar), also known as the filial piety ceremony, which is considered one of the main Buddhist holidays. The origin of the Vu Lan festival is associated with the story of Muc Kien Lien – a disciple of the Buddha and a religious man with many miracles.

Vu Lan Ceremony also takes place every Lunar July
Vu Lan Ceremony also takes place every Lunar July

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