Horoscopes by Tracy Allen.
July 23–August 22
The sun thrives in its home sign of Leo, and you’re naturally enlivened by its presence during your birthday season. You’re primed to manifest your desires when the week kicks off with covetous Venus in your worth sector chatting up transformational Pluto in your work zone. And the week closes with a dialogue between the Leo sun and independent Uranus in your expansion house that inspires you to travel to unfamiliar places, learn new things, meet new people and grow in a different direction. But in between, Mars and the sun take issue with Pluto, and Venus does the same with Uranus. It’s best to follow where your will and your heart take you now, without being overly concerned with getting everyone on board or fitting all the pieces of your life neatly together. One thing that could undermine you is instigator Mars lurking in your subconscious sector, giving you a hidden agenda. But there’s a relatively simple fix: Examine your motives. Be honest with yourself about what you’re after, and be honest with others in how you pursue it.
August 23–September 22
Magnetic Venus in your sign is upping your desire, and due to Venus’s dustup with erratic Uranus and her cooperative encounters with intense Pluto and go-getter Mars, this week is all about sorting out what you want. Pluto has been excavating the deepest contents of your heart and transforming how you render them. His tête-à-tête with Venus introduces the question of what you most want to get out of that process. Uranus hints that, as affectionate as you may feel with Venus warming up Virgo, part of you is resistant to no-holds-barred closeness. The location of Mars in your network zone shows that you may be more comfortable in a group setting right now than one-on-one. It also suggests your desires might be best fulfilled through teamwork or by stepping back and getting the big picture. If socializing saps your energy at some point this week, pausing to poke around in your psyche in search of insights could be surprisingly reinvigorating.
September 23–October 22
This week carries over the theme of valuing solitude, as priority-minded Venus in your seclusion-and-spirituality sector vibes with transformative Pluto in your domestic angle. Libras are social creatures, but when your ruling planet is in this tucked-away part of your chart, you start craving a dose of peace and quiet. Your friends may not be on the same wavelength, yet when you decide you do want to be around people, you could have an impromptu encounter with someone that restores your energy. Still, don’t hesitate to grab alone time when you need it. Whether you’re into yoga, meditation, hiking, journaling or just sleeping, do what you like to do to unwind and rejuvenate. If you’ve privately got something artistic cooking, that may tie in now with changing your home environment, strengthening your security or pursuing a goal, so get those creative juices flowing.
October 23–November 21
Your energy is split between work, personal growth and socializing, with the sun in your career angle, Mars in your expansion sector and Venus in your network house. The sun quarrels with Pluto in your mentality zone this week, indicating that your compulsion to wrap your brain around everything going on in your life doesn’t conform with your current pursuit of professional standing. Your career path may not be as under control in your head as you’d like, but it is satisfying the necessity to change things up. You’re not spending your day the way you used to, and you have an impulse now to push yourself even further out of old ruts. That impulse will be boosted by people on your team and can lead to you figuring out what you want next. Trying unfamiliar things will liberate you and help to shape your new identity as a more independent person. And being around people who are moving in a direction that interests you lately can help you to shift old thought patterns that have been holding you back.
November 22–December 21
If you’re on a mission to get control of your finances, you may get the message this week that you need to adapt your wanderlust to your budget, while embracing ambition—on the other hand—is highly finance-friendly. You can have some of what you want, but it’s helpful first to bottom-line your priorities. Your career or pursuit of other worldly goals could cut into your playtime and romantic life. Try to stay flexible, and don’t let your inspiration flag. With inventive Uranus in your fun sector, you’ll find creative ways to have a good time and perhaps get out of town. Notwithstanding these minor obstacles, your optimism should be even higher than usual, thanks to the sun lighting up your perspective zone. And in spite of the fact that the sun is exaggerating your tendency to be as free as possible, a partnership can pave the way to achieving something important to you.
December 22–January 19
Your highest hopes—represented by law-of-attraction Venus in your faith sector—are in sync with empowered Pluto in your sign this week, conveying rather plainly that you have it in you to get what you most desire. Continue to return to that idea, no matter what the universe throws at you. If you’re pining for something that doesn’t jibe with your past or with your family, so be it. Because provocative Mars in your relationship angle is sparring with unpredictable Uranus in your foundation angle, people’s actions are liable to unsettle you. And the sun is in your partnership house, clashing with Pluto in Cap, implying that the intense energy generated by closeness is triggering control issues. But one-on-one interaction is essential for you now, as someone is apt to come through for you with an opportune professional connection, an introduction to a new friend or a chance to get one step closer to those highest hopes of yours.
January 20–February 18
When Mars in your work sector forms a dynamic angle with Uranus in your mindset zone, it could play out several ways, but two likely scenarios are as follows: A coworker annoys you, and you abruptly blurt out something that crosses the line. Or you get a genius idea for a fresh, more efficient way of doing something routine. Aim for the second scenario! Doing things in an ultra-specific way can open up a new career opportunity—and a professional partnership might also facilitate productivity. In unrelated matters, your relationships could stir up a subconscious desire for control as well as some anxiety circulating in your head. But since you’re secretly craving closeness, you need to get over those hurdles and allow an intimate connection to feed into the deeply personal spiritual or psychological process that you’ve been immersed in for quite some time. Being open to another person can, in turn, open up new ways of thinking.
February 19–March 20
This week brings its share of challenges, but it could turn out to be rather fun and flirty for Fishes if you don’t sweat the small stuff. Irregular cash flow may curtail a creative project or your impulse to let loose a little, and erratic confidence can interfere with dating, expressing yourself and enjoying other people’s company. In addition, your job or other responsibilities might exacerbate pressure from your friends to hang out. But you’re inclined to seek out other people now, with amiable Venus in your relationship angle bonding with powerful Pluto in your group zone. And Venus also makes music with fired-up Mars in your romance-and-amusement sector, lending a sexy—or at least playful—tone to the week. Audacious pursuit of happiness nourishes your optimism now, so you’ve got to shrug off the buzzkills. The sun is heating up your duties house, allowing you to tackle routine stuff like work, fitness, errands and chores with fresh energy, and the resulting sense of accomplishment will boost your self-worth.
March 21–April 19
Venus, ruler of worth, is sashaying through your routine sector, encouraging you to get more out of your day. Her positive engagement with transformative Pluto in your ambition angle and make-it-happen Mars in your foundation zone this week underscores that making better use of your time will give you a solid base for achieving your objectives. Both Venus and Mars are having issues with revolutionary Uranus in your sign, so it’s about finding the right amount and type of change. You may be operating inside your comfort zone and feel an urge to shake things up, but the questions are: Which things? And how much? You won’t have ready answers, because at least one of your old goals no longer seems as relevant to your life anymore, and you’re not entirely sure what’s taking its place. Get a little creative in doing things differently this week, and see what tweaks feel right.
April 20–May 20
Your ruling planet Venus is in your self-expression zone, increasing your desire to convey your feelings or to make a creative contribution that will have an impact. You might choose to modify these efforts based on your intuition, but assertively communicating something close to your heart is still the right route for you to take this week. What you put out there for others to respond to could surprise even you, and if you’re sincere, you’ll gain significant pleasure from the sensation of opening up—emotionally or artistically. You may have to be bolder than usual in order to transmute your stagnant beliefs about yourself and about others. Changing your outlook will rock your foundation a bit if you’re used to playing it safe. An appetite for freedom has been sneaking up on you for quite a while now, and this week can demonstrate that a big part of what you’re breaking free from is an old self-image, possibly tied to family patterns.
May 21–June 20
You’re drawn to spending time with family, enjoying the comforts of home and exploring your community this week, with the vitalizing sun transiting your siblings-and neighborhood sector and friendly Venus in your parents-and-domesticity angle. Beautifying your space and connecting with familiar people are go-to activities that will offer satisfaction, but they may not be effortless. You could have a problem with trust or jealousy when communicating with someone close to you, due to a conflict between the sun in your communication house and Pluto in your sharing sector. Or you might be in the mood to nest and feel pressured to get out and see your friends. There’s a degree of uncertainty in your interactions with people that’s driving you to stick to the familiar and focus on what you’re sure you can call your own. If you feel misunderstood, try saying what you have to say in a new way.
June 21–July 22
Even security-conscious Cancers get an itch to upset the apple cart sometimes, and when catalyst Mars in your sign prods disruptive Uranus in your authority angle this week, you may not be able to resist rebelling. But the point isn’t merely to scoff at those who hold sway over you. In fact, you could turn your cry for mutiny into a constructive exercise. Mars represents our drive, how we go about getting what we want. And when it’s in Cancer, its modus operandi is to scuttle sideways like a Crab. So instead of being insubordinate for the sake of pushing the envelope, start by asking yourself what you desire at this moment and what your ultimate goal is. Are you trying to express a particular part of yourself? To grasp onto a specific feeling? To connect with someone significant? First understand where you yourself are coming from, and then, with a sense of liberation and innovation, find your own way of scuttling in that direction.
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