FRIDAY STARTS OFF WITH A SQUISHY MOOD under a sensitive Pisces moon, but then kicks into a more exploratory and interesting weekend as the moon enters self-starting Aries that evening. We need to rest up, drink water, and not get overheated as Mercury forms a challenging aspect to Neptune.
Let’s try to be extra kind to one another for the next few weeks, as the sun runs close enough to Mars to leave everybody a bit bristly around the edges. This line-up gives us gumption, feistiness, and the energy to do what needs to be done, as well as the impulse to take unnecessary risks. Both the sun and Mars are in Cancer this week, bringing out our defensive edge but also inspiring home-improvement projects.
This introverted side is softened by Mercury in Leo, which encourages us to reach out, bringing bombastic humor and an ability to tell stories. Over the weekend we could bump up against one another with minor clashes as Venus challenges Mars. We may want to be romantic, but our timing can be a little off, or our energy distracted. Some issue triggers deeper thoughts or a longing for more on Sunday.
On Monday, Taurus brings us back to our body, but some difficult aspects can stir the pot as Mars squares Uranus. Sparks fly, whether it’s human chemistry or grass wildfires, so watch where they land. Take up opportunities for emotional healing later in the week as Venus trines expansive and friendly Jupiter, smoothing the way for fresh understanding in all our relationships, as long as we pay attention. Just be aware that no one wants to be ignored, and let your beloveds feel seen.
FRIDAY, JULY 14: Meditate and cuddle, but keep expectations low this morning — our brains just don’t want to work at peak efficiency. The energy picks up at sundown as the moon enters feisty Aries.
SATURDAY, JULY 15: A desire for excitement and engagement leaves us out of sync with one another. As Venus challenges Mars, relationships can be taxed by tangential needs and differing rhythms. Dive into something fresh and new, open up to possibilities this afternoon, and talk late into the night. SUNDAY, JULY 16: And now for something completely different — or so we may hope, as Venus opposes Uranus and encourages us to wander. Haunting news brings a more serious note in mid-afternoon. A need for comfort reasserts itself as the moon enters settled Taurus tonight. MONDAY, JULY 17: A difficult Mars-Uranus square cranks up the friction this morning. Watch for technical complications that require engineering ingenuity, and keep duct tape handy. Later, it helps to be around water. Keep expectations low and dreamy as Venus squares Neptune under the cuddly Taurus moon. TUESDAY, JULY 18: Emotional depth can produce healing as the Taurus moon trines Pluto, encouraging us to share from a deeper level in a skilled and concrete way. Venus in Gemini trines Jupiter and helps open our hearts with humor but can increase our emotional expectations. WEDNESDAY, JULY 19: We’ll talk more about logistics and less about our feelings, although we can write and communicate with unusual ease. Let’s remember and clarify our goals as the moon enters talkative Gemini while Mercury forms a grounded, pragmatic trine to Saturn. THURSDAY, JULY 20: Good communication helps with nervy static and a desire for change as the sun squares electrical Uranus under a talkative Gemini moon. We may be confronted with information that challenges our status quo. It helps to be honest with ourselves and look beneath the obvious.