* weekly * horoscopes - july 26 / august 1, 2016
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
Uranus in your sign turns retrograde on Friday, before heading back across part of the sky it first covered relatively recently. Due to the complexities of our solar system and the way a mobile Earth interacts with these dynamics, this is generally an annual occurrence that’ll last for roughly five months. Although each step forward you have made since the closing stages of last year is currently under the microscope, it is the decisions and developments that have come to prominence since April, that prove of primary concern. Intended to permit you more scope and freedom, to what degree has this actually been the final outcome?
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
Mercury moves into a part of the sky linked with fun and creativity. Interpersonal issues and your domestic affairs have dominated the picture lately, so you are happy to explore other possibilities while sticking close to home. It could be that an alternative approach to resolving the issues you’ve been facing, will tie up any loose ends in an effective and lasting manner, thus liberating you to explore other choices you’d otherwise brush under the carpet. It is tricky to be sure at first, which avenues look most fruitful. But without the opportunity to investigate a few different angles, selecting the best option is much harder…
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
You are a talented communicator and justly famous, for your ability to handle a hectic schedule along with numerous demands on your energy and resources. For the first part of this week you are in your element, as there is much happening around where you live and in your community that needs your focus. Electronic and postal correspondence, telephone calls and the requirements of those you live with, may not seem so impossible to shoehorn into your schedule, but will eat up your time nonetheless. This is also a great moment to tackle tricky issues, to state your case calmly and to let others know where you stand…
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
The tempo quickens, once the weekend rolls around. Mercury’s arrival in an area of your horoscope governing your logical mind, brings your intellect to the forefront. For those due to sit examinations, who are learning a new skill, negotiating contracts or mulling over a significant purchase, trends suggest a positive and worthwhile outcome. Communication of all sorts proves profitable and enlightening, with a whole new take on your situation possible, from a chance encounter with somebody you’d never dreamt was so wise. Mundane matters keep you busy, but spend sufficient time on some weighty food for thought.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
The Sun is in your sign along with Venus until next week, so barring other more serious trends that are impacting on you specifically, this ought to be a period when your affairs run smoothly. Your personal magnetism is at an annual high, so others feel drawn to make your acquaintance and to spend time in your company. Venus, Jupiter and Mercury help attract financial resources towards you too, increasing the chances of a windfall that will help you to feel even better. Ultimately though, you prove the luckiest via your own efforts. Network and talk to people, to increase the possibility of good fortune coming your way…
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
The arrival of Mercury in your constellation, helps you rationalise and clarify your position. Ideally, you ought to consider how to make the most of the coming seven weeks, before Jupiter leaves your sign. Mercury is naturally comfortable in this part of the sky and these two planets mingle beautifully. On a personal level, you’re more optimistic than usual, less prone to fret over minor details and more able to see the bigger picture. Both planets suggest education, either at school and college, or practically and informally. They suggest enlightening experiences occur when travelling, closer to home or further afield.
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
Uranus turns retrograde in your opposite sign, an area of the heavens that means relationships for you, especially those of a close one-on-one nature, whether you would describe them as intimate or not. This planet signifies change, independence and a progressive outlook; helping you take on new concepts and to apply these standards in your everyday affairs. Its influence forms part of a lengthy trend, encouraging you to review your love life in particular and to question where preconceived notions of what society expects from you, may have caused you to pursue a lifestyle that ideally wouldn’t have been your choice.
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
You are fed up with Mars, hanging around in your constellation. But don’t wish it away, there are many advantages that accompany the presence of the Red Planet in your sign and it only visits once every two years, after all. You’ll miss its energy at the start of next week when it leaves your region of the heavens, even though at the moment you feel worn out, stressed and exhausted. If you need to get a major task completed, tackle an undertaking that requires plenty of strength and stamina or to put your point over in a forceful fashion, this would be your week. You would then be wholly in harmony with the cosmic climate.
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
Put all your plans on hold this week. Not matters than form part of your routine schedule, like attending to your laundry or cleaning your teeth, but bigger projects that take some planning and involve an element of building for the future, either physically or when seen from an allegorical point of view. Saturn, a familiar presence in your sign these days, ensures whatever structures you create will last for some time, even if it seems harder to get started and takes longer than you ever thought to achieve. When Mars comes to visit again next week, it will all feel much less of a drag once you get the bit between your teeth.
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
Mercury moves into Virgo; another earth sign like you own. This suggests a more harmonious flow of energy, after a period that saw you almost entirely concerned with factors beyond your control. It is now clear that certain compromises are unavoidable and you’ll just have to work within this framework, if you are not to make your own situation worse. Still, with this understanding and a sense of tolerance in the air, you are free to absent yourself from these circumstances for a while, safe in the knowledge that nothing is getting any worse. A vacation frees you temporarily from this oppressive and claustrophobic environment.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
The focus is on the other people in your life; those you know closely on an intimate and personal basis, people you work with and specialists you ask for advice. Interpersonal dynamics often prove tricky for you; as you seek to balance your independent spirit with your concern for the collective. But putting other’s needs first while your own aspirations are neglected, eventually irks you so badly, you swing to the opposite extreme and leave everybody stunned. Luckily this week that won’t be happening. Apart from treading carefully around those in authority, your involvement with others looks stimulating and enjoyable.
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
The arrival of Mercury in your opposite sign sees your relationships in the spotlight, where they have been frankly, for some months already. You will be devoting a great deal of thought to your love life in particular and to any romantic developments you envisage for the future. Largely these trends are very positive; you will already be aware of any links that are struggling before this influence kicks in, or of those gaps that must be filled. If with certain people, you really have reached the end of your rainbow, the power of this configuration enables you to separate on friendlier terms, than you’d ever dared to imagine…
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