When the Sun strolls into Leo on Tuesday, July 22, arm in arm with Jupiter in Leo, everyone will feel the heat! Just what all you fire signs have been waiting for to re-energize you and inspire you once more. For more sensitive types this may be a very noisy, over-the-top event, so brace your selves.
Uranus stations retrograde on Monday at 16° Aries and will be grumbling about having to move at a snail’s pace for awhile. It has been at a virtual standstill since mid-June so this really is nothing new. Those of you who have personal planets and/or Ascendant at 16° in the cardinal signs are probably all too familiar with what it means to have Uranus putting pressure there. Frustrating and very hard on the nerves.
Despite all the fiery drama, water and earth still dominate the sky and quiet Mercury in Cancer has plenty to contribute this week. It starts the week off with a forceful opposition to Pluto in Capricorn on Monday, followed by an abrasive square to Uranus in Aries on Thursday when it also is trine Saturn in Scorpio. Not the best time to attempt to force one’s opinions on others. Family infighting is possible this week, so be careful about throwing opinions around as the reactions may be surprising and not in a good way.
A more pleasant influence this week is Venus in Cancer’s trine to Neptune in Pisces on Thursday. Get out the rose-colored glasses and enjoy a sweet moment or two with your significant other. Most of us may not notice this aspect at all because it may be overshadowed by Jupiter’s conjunction to the Sun in Leo the same day.
A major shift this week is Mars FINALLY leaving Libra for intense, powerful Scorpio on Friday, July 25. Mars was not terribly effective in Libra but it will be in Scorpio where it co-rules that sign with Pluto. Mars in Scorpio is tenacious, ruthless and not afraid to take a stand. It plays an important role in the Leo New Moon on Saturday where it squares the New Moon-Jupiter conjunction creating friction and increasing the heat.
Something to keep in mind as we move into Leo season . . . water still is the dominate element though the mode switches from cardinal to fixed. The increase in fire combined with water equals steamy! Steam can give one very bad burns too. Be wary because when fixed signs lose their tempers they tend to stay angry for a long, long time. Good time to agree to disagree rather than choosing to confront.
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How you handle this week, Aries, depends on where your focus is. If you have to deal with various family members, you may end up mumbling under your breath and very frustrated. If you are involved in creative work or are enjoying some play time, it may turn out great!
Having a beautiful, comfortable home is important to you, Taurus, and this week you may find yourself taking a look around to see what needs to be done in the way of home improvements. You might even decide it’s time to find some place better even though you usually hate to move.
Your communication style is typically warm, witty and occasionally dramatic, Gemini, but this week it may be all of that and more, much more. Your friends might find this highly entertaining and cheer you on, though you may wish to rethink taking this approach in the work place where it might be less well received.
Don’t be surprised if you find your moods are all over the place this week, Cancer. Please take note of how you are feeling before taking action or getting involved in serious discussions. Thursday looks particularly fraught for you and if you can reschedule important meetings please do so.
Leo, your time in the sun has arrived with bells on! You may feel a surge in confidence this week and as long as you remember to stay grounded in reality, this could be a brilliant time for you. Good time to work on self improvement projects which benefit from a can do attitude.
Networking with friends and colleagues this week may turn out to be more challenging than you may have anticipated, Virgo, and it will more likely be them and not you. Finding peaceful solutions could be most difficult on Thursday. You also might be wondering what all the excitement is about.
After this week, Libra, you should start to realize you are no longer in the hot seat and you can turn your attention to more practical matters like your finances. Conversations with superiors look trickiest mid-week. Taking time to attend social events could provide some lighthearted moments over the weekend.
Like it or not, Scorpio, you are probably going to be more visible than usual for awhile and your long term goals may be up for review. You may also decide it is time to make a long overdue career move soon and this weekend is a good time to think about what you want.
Staying upbeat and positive becomes a snap for you now, Sagittarius, probably to the point of being way overconfident. It might seem like there are endless possibilities to be explored and the only thing standing in your way is your own inner doubts. Maybe take some time to yourself soon?
The best place to focus your attention this week, Capricorn, is on your one-on-one relationships. Take time to listen closely to the feedback you are being given because it may change drastically over the course of the week. Thursday is full of mixed messages, both very good and very trying. Patience is going to needed.
Your one-on-one relationships are about to demand more of your time and attention, Aquarius. You may meet someone who lights up your life or you could decide your current partner simply does not suit you anymore. By the way, your working life may be about to get much busier which means you could have a lot on your plate!
You may be able to ignore the need to take steps to improve your daily health routines, Pisces, but not for long. Something could happen over the upcoming weekend to jolt you into making the necessary changes. The idea of combining travel with an opportunity to study is something to consider in the weeks ahead.