BE EXTRA LOVING THIS WEEK. We can be emotional, may need to make changes, and might face stressful occurrences, so mutual support helps. The week can also bring abundance. Let’s not take our loved ones for granted. The busier we get, the more love we need.
The sun and Mercury run together in generous, stubborn Leo, encouraging us to connect with one another. But as the weekend begins, a solitary Scorpio moon and reserved Venus in Virgo bring up ambiguity about the whole sociability thing. We need private time. The tension between these energies can make us uncomfortable and send out mixed signals.
Emotions whirl this weekend as Venus turns retrograde, while tempestuous Mars forms a challenging square to energizing and change-inducing Uranus. Use this restless aspect to bravely engage the world, whether hiking up a mountain or tackling practicalities. Just don’t tackle one another. Pay extra attention to avoid accidents.
Venus retrograde for the next few weeks brings back old friends and old faces, or old relationship dynamics. On Sunday and early next week the mood becomes more inspired under a cheerful Sagittarius moon. Share moments of heart and spirit and slough off irritations.
A new determination arises midweek as an industrious Capricorn moon kicks us into gear, although we may need to respond calmly to some old ghosts or strange power dynamics. Underneath it all is a quiet endurance that gently reminds us of the power of our experience. The week ends on a social high note as the moon waxes in collective Aquarius.
FRIDAY, JULY 24: Can’t live with people, can’t live without them; we’re enthusiastically ambiguous about human relationships. People need attention and privacy at the same time. Feel the enthusiasm to just do something, anything, about the pressure on the soul; but do it safely. The energy feels sultry and supportive later tonight.
SATURDAY, JULY 25: Moods and power dynamics really swirl this morning, with a strong thread of impatience running through. Keep this energy on track with forgiveness and affection. Make sure any sudden decisions are really in one’s best interests.
SUNDAY, JULY 26: The mood is accepting and cheerfully engaged. Because of stress we may want to get away from it all and go on an adventure. Minor aspects can confuse us and soften our edges, but they also make us willing to be helpful.
MONDAY, JULY 27: We get a break from some of the heavier energies, may feel unusually sensitive to our surroundings, and need time outside to honor the natural world. We have some internal catching up to do. A warm sense of humor can help keep us moving when needed.
TUESDAY, JULY 28: Meandering this morning can help us focus in the afternoon. Form follows function and diplomacy can get the work done. A wafting world-weariness needs respect but not attention; focus on what is working.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 29: We can accomplish a lot through teamwork if we can let go of an illusion that we know how it needs to be done, and they don’t. Depression or exhaustion creeps in this afternoon — don’t sulk. If feeling lonely, reach out.
THURSDAY, JULY 30: We may be less decisive than we’d like on an otherwise pleasant morning, and our complex situation requires both strength and sensitivity. It’s unproductive but easy to hold other people responsible for our disappointments. Tonight the Aquarian moon reminds us it’s all easier to do if we do it together.