By Tracy Allen ~ Week of July 30 – August 5.
July 23-August 22
You’re handed a learning experience this week in the form of a partnership or friendship issue. Tension is rising to the surface, but it’s helpful to see this as an opportunity to get the big picture. The sun and Mercury in your sign have put your drive and your thoughts front and center, but when the moon in your relationship angle opposes these two planets, you’re called to balance your yang energy with others’ yin. Taking someone else’s needs into consideration will not only ease tension; it will enable you to see how everyone involved can benefit from fair-minded compromise.
August 23-September 22
“Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.” ~Shirley Chisholm
A tug-of-war between planets in your job and subconscious zones could spell an office crisis triggered by matters you’re unaware of. But more importantly, it could portend deep insights into the nature of your work. Your aspirations are quite high lately, thanks to optimistic Jupiter in your career angle, but you’re never all about fame and fortune. Virgos have a strong need to be useful. Though your current focus may be on making more money, you still want to earn it in a meaningful way. Ruminate on the words “service” and “sacrifice”—how do they overlap and how do they differ? This line of inquiry can bring forth powerful revelations about your true calling.
September 23-October 22
Dynamic Mars in your sign is making you a force to contend with. And with quirky Uranus in your relationship angle, you’re drawing in a range of individuals and experiences. A full moon in your romance zone this week opposes two planets in your group sector, repeating the motif of welcoming new people and the possibilities they represent. At such a time, it always helps to put your intentions out into the universe. Write down the qualities you’re looking for in a person, why you’re ready right now for this relationship and what might be blocking you. Are you seeking true love? Burn what you’ve written in the flame of a pink candle. Want a passionate summer fling? Red candle. A friend? Orange candle. Mood music, a smudge stick and ylang-ylang oil can enhance the ritual.
October 23-November 21
Powerful, private Scorpios want control, but not necessarily the glaring white-hot spotlight. The sun is shining in your status-and-career angle, pushing you into a more visible role, but when the full moon in your home sector opposes it this week, the private you and the public you need to be reconciled. Figure out what it will take for you to feel like you’ve got the life/work balancing act on lock. You’ve been in the process of changing up your routine, and that’s freeing you from habits that may have undermined your stability in the past. The particular planets that the moon is joining forces with now suggest that sleep and a close confidant whom you can trust will help you secure a better sense of balance.
November 22-December 21
With your ruler, Jupiter, in your relationship angle, you’re still in a phase where being around others is the key to your wellbeing. And this week’s full moon in your communication-and-community zone emphasizes the importance of making a concerted effort to be in touch with all the people who enhance your life. The moon links up with planets in your group, partnership, play and travel sectors, suggesting that social contacts of all sorts are a conduit to fun and adventure. As much as you cherish your freedom, you’ll gain more confidence, energy and knowledge by joining with others during this time than you will by going it alone.
December 22-January 19
Planetary activity in both of your money houses moves your finances to the front burner this week. In a horoscope chart, one house represents your earning power, assets, talents and self-worth, while the opposite one represents shared resources—which include taxes, grants, loans, inheritance, and joint bank accounts. Right now, all of the above are in play! You may have confusing negotiations with others over a raise or some other kind of payoff. On the flip side, you could tap into an unexpected economic source and make out like a bandit. It’s essential that you get clear on what you have and what you need; maintain your stellar work ethic; and educate yourself on how to increase your bottom line.
January 20-February 18
The moon signifies our needs and our feelings. When a full moon lights up your sign this week, that’s your cue to attend to your emotional requirements. Aquarius is a sign with intellectual rather than emotional underpinnings, so accessing your feelings is not exactly second nature to you. Ask yourself what you need from your relationships, then take courageous action to get it. Since the moon’s making contact with several other planets, you should be able to convey your internal state to those around you, despite the communication-challenged Mercury retrograde that we’re all muddling through. Through spontaneous action and spirited self-expression, you can get your needs met.
February 19-March 20
The full moon shines in your spirituality-and-subconscious house this week, the area of the chart naturally ruled by Pisces. Spirituality and subconscious are practically your bread and butter! Something that’s been murky could be revealed now, since a full moon is known to bring things to light. You’re better able to see what you need—financially, and in your work, relationships and home. Your sixth sense about where fulfillment lies can guide you in future decisions, so pay attention to it. Respect what your gut is telling you. If you know it’s time to wrap things up in some area of your life and turn your sights to new horizons, do it. And no guilt!
March 21-April 19
“No man is an island, entire of itself. Every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.” ~John Donne
As the first sign, you’re a natural pioneer—setting off on your quests with an independent spirit instead of wasting time worrying what everybody else is doing. You’re the infant of the zodiac, so some degree of egocentricity is appropriate. But when a full moon in your group sector connects with Uranus in Aries and planets in your relationship and community zones this week, consider the support you get from others. You’re apt to do your own thing, but oftentimes you need alliances and teamwork to do it. Look at where you fit into a network. How do your current endeavors impact others as a whole? You’re not 100% maverick; you’re also a productive member of society. Come to grips with it.
April 20-May 20
Several planets work together this week to expedite the culmination of a personal ambition. You may reach a career goal and then shift into “What next?” mode. Or an anticlimax could help you to see why you’re missing the mark—and what needs to change. This current cooperation between the planets speaks to the factors in your ascent thus far: You’ve put in the work, started to believe in yourself more, and your instincts are on point. It’s all coming together, and you’re poised to achieve something in the world. You know by now that your aversion to change can hinder your progress. Ride the momentum, and tell yourself to get out of your own way.
May 21-June 20
Jupiter, the professorial planet, has been in your sign since mid-June, and this week, a full moon lights up your philosophy-and-beliefs house, reiterating the theme. Geminis are eternal students, full of curiosity and questions, digesting tasty tidbits of information with a keen appetite. Jupiter represents the teacher, the guru, the person with the answers. So you’re exploring the entire spectrum lately (and especially right now) between forming a question and coming to a conclusion. What is your mind open to and what have you made your mind up about? Are you being too much of a student, dabbling in everything as opposed to mastering something? Or are you sometimes too dogmatic and narrow in your thinking? Your assignment for the week is to strike a healthy balance between student and teacher.
June 21-July 22
Your ruling planet, the moon, is full this week in the cerebral sign of Aquarius. But it just so happens to be lighting up one of your emotional houses and connecting with the other two. Ideally, this configuration can shed light on complicated emotions and enable you to examine them with intellectual detachment. Rather than becoming engulfed by feelings, you can choose to take a mental step back and simplify matters in your head at your own pace. With Mercury retrograde, we’re all thinking and communicating at an internal rate anyway. If relationship drama unfolds, being able to slow down and marry cognition to feeling will help you maintain good boundaries.
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