This week is all about emotional accountability. It’s really easy to go through hard times and believe the world is conspiring against you. It’s also really easy to be at odds with the people you are close to and blame it all on them. You have far more control over your relationships than you may realize. Venus, the planet of love, is in sensitive Cancer right now, and its matchups with some outer belt planets will present some challenges in your relationships, which may not be a bad thing. Opposition with Saturn in Capricorn on Wednesday will force you to look in the mirror and ask yourself if any of your tendencies or patterns are negatively affecting your partnerships. Neptune’s trine with Venus on will present some clarity in this realm. Lastly, Venus will oppose a Cancer Pluto on Sunday, offering more opportunities for self-evaluation and internal adjustments.
Tuesday’s full moon in Capricorn will shine a light on progress and productivity. Are you taking the necessary steps to reach your long-term goals? If not, it’s time to take a look at your daily routines and find opportunities for improvement. You’re not going to revamp your life in one day, but you can make small adjustments towards progress. There will also be a lunar eclipse, which encourages you to step out of some metaphorical shadow and make things happen.
As if Mercury retrograde isn’t emotional enough, the planet of communication will be spinning into Cancer on Friday. Make no sudden movements. If a conflict arises, either take a diplomatic approach or step away altogether. Tensions are high and the astrological soil is perfect for a little drama, so keep your wits about you. Read your horoscope for July 15-21.
You’re a go-getter, Aries, and this week is a great one to channel that active, confident energy. Capricorn is a busy sector right now, so channel your most powerful traits—self-assuredness, courage, independence, enthusiasm—towards career purposes.
Earth signs have a habit of getting stuck in the same old routines. Dig deep this week and find the energy to make a change. Think about some of the patterns that sometimes get you into trouble. Next time you see yourself following that suit, stop and consider a new approach.
New romances can bring out both the best and worst in people. This week presents great opportunities to take a look at your patterns. If you find something that consistently affects your relationships in a negative way, assess what you can do differently, no matter how small that change may be.
You’ve been feeling very “all or nothing” lately. But life isn’t black and white, and every situation has nuance and circumstance that you need to consider. To jump in or out this week.
Reel it in, Leo. You’ve got a lot going on, and disorder is not where you thrive. You are drawn more to order, commitment, and concrete goals that you know will add fulfillment to your life. Look for ways to organize the chaos.
You have a special relationship with boundaries—you respect their purpose and existence, but know when it’s time to push the border. This week is perfect for exploration. Push yourself to try something new and get out of your routine.
Change is never easy, but it always goes a lot smoother when met with preparation and planning. No matter how small or large the changes in your life may be, take them seriously and pay attention to detail.
Be outward this week, Scorpio, but do so with tact and cooperation. It’s a good time to share your energy with the world and exercise those socialization muscles. Give yourself to people this week and harness their energy for good.
You are an adventurous one, but you’re in a period of your life where responsibility should trump wanderlust. Think about your long-term goals and what you may have to sacrifice today in order to make tomorrow happen.
You put on a tough mask, but there’s a lot of self-doubt and second-guessing in there. This week, practice full force self-assuredness. So many people believe in you, but you have to move towards your goals with both outer and inner confidence.
For most signs, this is supposed to be a productive week, but it may be time for you to take a break. Stop worrying so much about what everyone else is doing and start thinking about what’s really right for you.
Does the world ever overwhelm you? If you’re feeling like life is too much this week, resist the urge to retreat into yourself and your fantasies. Engage in the people around you and lean on your pillars.