* weekly * horoscopes - july 28 / august 3, 2015
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
Last week, Venus commenced a retrograde cycle that will take it back to meet the Sun. So far as you are concerned, its return to Leo is a welcome event, as this adds to a sense of adventure and takes the emphasis off more serious issues like your work. Similarly, any health concerns that have flared since the middle of July, now calm down significantly. Only most likely, they haven’t entirely gone away and some thought regarding how to address their ramifications, would be prudent in the circumstances. Although you have the energy of many, your reserves are nevertheless finite and won’t survive such constant depletion.
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
Saturn resumes forward motion in your opposite sign, having turned retrograde around the middle of March. It now gains the momentum that will take it out of Scorpio and return it to Sagittarius during September. Some will decry such developments, but for you they feel like part of a natural process, as close friendships and other more intimate associations are put under the microscope and considered, from a practical and pragmatic point of view. You feel life is rather short and there are too many other factors needing your attention, to concentrate on people and associations that just aren’t so rewarding anymore…
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
It seems a long while, you have been working towards certain objectives. In truth, it has probably been about three years, but looking back it feels like another life. You have often wondered about the wisdom of the choices you have made, along with questioning your competence and your ability to continue on this mission. For many there is focus on your professional affairs, with your career interests prominent and a significant vocational slant. Perhaps it was some setback, that put you on this path in the first place, yet that is ancient history now. You’ll get furthest by continuing to apply yourself and sticking with your ideals.
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
Venus, now retrograde, comes back to a region of your horoscope where it feels especially comfortable. Here it joins three other planets, that highlight your financial affairs and material prospects. The focus is one of extreme good fortune and has been for some months. Just when you think you have harvested all you can from a particular scenario, the scope arises to look again, as another avenue of advantage becomes apparent. While trends like these continue, it is as well to remind yourself that they are now on the wane. Make the most of your opportunities and even create more, while the universe is on your side…
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
Jupiter’s stay in your sign is almost over, yet what an amazing period this has been. Every twelve years this planet orbits the Sun and spends one year in your constellation, bringing luck and exceptional good fortune your way. Casting your mind back to twelve months ago and the changes that have occurred since then, you’ll admit that after a slow start these past few months have made up for it. Your horizons have expanded enormously, while your expectations of what is possible have increased to match. With another conjunction of Venus and Jupiter due next week, you’re right doing your best to capitalise on these trends.
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
The departure of Venus from your sign feels premature. Usually, it will spend about one month in each constellation, but you have seen under two weeks. Half of this period has been spent retrograde as Venus backtracks into Leo, so while you’ve had some time to focus on your relationships and to consider the image you’re presenting, this hasn’t been long enough to make a substantial difference. But Venus returns to your sign, between October and November. When it comes to putting right some wrongs between you and your loved ones, you might say you have been blessed with the chance to hone your charm offensive.
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
Recently, you’ve been happier spending time in your own company. You have been through a lot and appreciate the peace and solitude, while mulling over all that has occurred. There is much to learn from these experiences and the way matters have panned out, yet this won’t necessarily be obvious, without a degree of introspection and enlightened insight into the course of events. The full moon in Aquarius on the final day of July harks back to the first two months of 2015, along with the decisions that you made then. Your ongoing sense of disconnection won’t last forever and is just a normal reaction in the circumstances…
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
Saturn resumes a forward trajectory on Sunday, after more than four months of retrograde motion. This change of direction is especially significant for your sign, as it marks the final stages of a journey that has seen this planet dominating your affairs, for the past three years. You can deal with the coming weeks in a couple of ways, one guaranteed to yield a constructive outcome and another that most probably won’t. It is certainly possible just to wait out this period, while hoping for an improvement at the end of it. Far better though, to address any outstanding issues voluntarily, thus laying them to rest once and for always.
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
Four planets in a region of the sky traditionally linked with your constellation, suggest it is time for a vacation. Saturn continues to clear away the remnants of a concluding phase, that can be reckoned in decades rather than in terms of years. As yet, it isn’t clear what you will do to fill in the gaps its departure suggests, although you can be sure that once Saturn returns to your sign next month, finding out is going to keep you busy. Meanwhile, you are faced with the perfect opportunity for a change of scenery, leaving behind the round of everyday anxieties and allowing for a more philosophical slant on your circumstances.
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
As a retrograde Venus dashes back towards Leo’s embrace, it becomes clear that life will be more secure and prosperous, if you can share your days and hold goods in common with others. Rather than losing out, by letting a few select individuals have an equal say in that which you earn and own, your personal resources are multiplied several times over, by what they bring to the table and that you’d never have access to otherwise. Basically, you’ve understood this for some time and geared your life accordingly. It is just with others making you so very cross, you constantly will need to remind yourself of these priorities…
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
The return of Venus to Leo, for a stay that continues until October, isn’t only good for those born under the sign of the Lion. The brilliance of this planet is considered clear evidence of its propitious and beneficial nature, so while it is now too close to the Sun for comfortable observation in the northern hemisphere at least, this does not detract from its return to this part of the sky or the fact it will soon conjoin Jupiter for a second time. As all the planetary action takes place directly across the sky from your constellation, your partnership affairs are again accentuated, by trends that are so fortuitous they can even change your life…
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
If anyone had ever suggested to you, how much you were capable of tackling on a long-term basis, you would probably have been gobsmacked first and then incredulous, in the second place. However, there is a difference between being forced to deal with humdrum duties and obligations in the course of a routine work schedule, versus shouldering these obligations because you want to, since they offer a source of fulfilment and reward, contributing in essence to your objectives and enhancing your self-image. Always remember looking after yourself, far from being a selfish act, gives you the strength to help others more…
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