Free People Horoscope by Tracy Allen, Week of July 11–17

What does the forecast look like this week? Only one way to find out…

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June 21–July 22

Be mindful of how you conduct yourself around authority figures this week, because Mercury and the sun in Cancer are sparring with Uranus in your ambition angle, and you might speak impatiently or come across as defiant. The whims of someone who has power over you could be vexing, and you may need a break from responsibilities to do your own thing. Venus and Mercury are moving into your worth house, luring you to direct some of your attention toward self-sufficiency, finances, possessions, personal values, material needs and self-esteem in the coming weeks. Their current alliance can help you to get a handle on what you want and need and to either ask for it or figure out how to attain it. A sun-Mars collaboration fills you with vitality and enables you to radiate your personality and pursue what makes you happy. You’re inclined to be yourself and to do as you please now, so throw caution to the wind and enjoy life.





July 23–August 22

With Mercury and the sun tucked away in the last house of your chart and battling Uranus in your expansion zone this week, your current affinity for retreating from the world and indulging in peaceful relaxation and quiet reflection is at odds with an urge to break out of your routine, have new experiences, meet people, broaden your mind and travel. Your subconscious impulses are apt to have an impact, and you might find yourself changing your mind or saying something unintentional. After Mercury segues into Leo, you’ll be able to think more clearly and express yourself with relative ease. Venus is moving into your sign as well, so you’ll start to feel more outgoing and attractive and will have extra magnetism in the coming weeks. This week’s Mercury-Venus rendezvous inspires you to express your creativity, personality, desires and emotions, while a sun-Mars collaboration will allow you to process what’s going on inside you, finish something up and gain a sense of closure.




August 23–September 22

The sun and Mercury — your ruling planet — are in your network sector and quarreling with Uranus in your sharing house this week, which could create friction related to money, trust, jealousy or pooled resources. Give-and-take may not come out exactly even, and you might become impatient with someone if your expectations aren’t being met. With Venus and Mercury slipping into your solitude zone soon after, you’d do well to spend more time alone daydreaming, indulging your creative side and replenishing your spirit, especially if you’ve been extra social lately. With those two planets coming together, you might try to gain insight into a past relationship; start a dream journal; work on something privately that requires artistic imagination; or confide in someone you care about in an effort to release old feelings. A sun-Mars connection facilitates teamwork and brainstorming; this is a good time to propose your ideas and play a role in making things happen.




September 23–October 22

Mercury and the sun at the top of your chart are skirmishing with Uranus in your one-on-one angle this week. So although you’re focused on achieving your goals, relationship ups-and-downs or unpredictable people could lead you to take your eye off the ball. Be careful not to let an imperious tone seep into your speech, as you might sound snippy if someone tries your patience. Try to give others a bit of leeway, and understand that they may not share your agenda. With Venus and Mercury moving into your humanity house and joining forces there, you’ll become increasingly interested in socializing, professional networking, talking to friends and being around a lot of people. Shared interests, ideals and objectives gain importance over personal ones. But thanks to a sun-Mars confab, you may find you’re able to put your talents and resources to good use in a quest to prove what you’re capable of in your career or in a public setting.




October 23–November 21

This week, Mercury and the sun in your expansion zone are at war with Uranus in your efficiency house, so abstract thinking may not readily apply to shifting circumstances, or an urge to escape the mundaneness of everyday life could prevent you from making necessary, productive changes. You’ll probably feel scattered and could become frustrated by limitations. Be careful not to sound preachy or pedantic. As Venus and Mercury ascend to the top of your chart, your attention will shift to goal setting and career planning, and you should be able to appeal to people who can help you to advance. An alliance between those two planets inspires you to promote yourself, connect with people in power, charm higher-ups and do visible work requiring creativity and mental agility. Smooth business dealings could be a major plus at this time. A sun-Mars connection enables you to broaden your horizons and pursue your agenda with courage and vision. Have the optimism and foresight to further your own interests now.




November 22–December 21

You may be distracted from deep introspection and dialogue this week, due to Mercury and the sun sparring with Uranus. Although you’re inclined to focus on a relationship or delve into your psyche or an intensive mental pursuit, an urge for independence could interfere with closeness, or an impulse to enjoy the lighter side of life could take you off on a tangent. After Venus enters your expansion house, you’ll be inclined to connect with a wider range of people and experience more of what life has to offer. Mercury follows suit soon after, broadening your thinking and triggering your hunger for knowledge. Those two planets are lining up, helping you to relate to people who are very different from you and to take pleasure in learning new things. A sun-Mars alliance, on the other hand, nudges you to work behind the scenes on something, pursue private intimacy, resolve a conflict in your mind or move beyond an old pattern that you’ve been stuck in.




December 22–January 19

Mercury’s and the sun’s clashes with Uranus in your foundation angle could generate interpersonal conflict for you this week. Your mood, family or living situation is apt to disrupt your rapport with another individual, calling for you to pause and attend to what’s going on inside you or at home. Notice your tone when you’re talking to people, because underlying frustration is likely to make you sound a bit on edge. After Venus segues into your depth sector, you may want to feel closer to a particular individual, or you could crave alone time for quiet reflection. Mercury’s entry into that house coaxes you to confide in someone or delve into a research project or a mystery in your own psyche. An encounter between those two planets favors trust, acceptance and healing. Meanwhile, a sun-Mars collaboration pushes you to engage in partnership or teamwork in an effort to accomplish something worthwhile. This is not the time for you to go it alone.




January 20–February 18

Mercury and the sun in your efficiency corner are quibbling with Uranus in your mindset zone this week, so although you’re trying to focus and get things done, you may feel anxious and distracted. There’s probably a lot going on in your head, and you’re apt to change your mind or wander off on a tangent despite your best intensions. Allowing for mental breaks may help. After Venus and Mercury cross your one-on-one angle, you’ll become more interested in connecting with other individuals, and since these two planets are coming together, you shouldn’t have much trouble engaging in dialogue, negotiating, compromising and maintaining a pleasant rapport. Telling someone how you feel should seem easier now. A collaboration between the sun and Mars in your success angle facilitates noteworthy productivity by combining highly energized work and the drive to accomplish your goals. When you’re able to concentrate and apply your efforts to achieving something ambitious, the payoff can be quite significant.




February 19–March 20

Self-expression and fun could be complicated by up-and-down confidence or finances this week, due to Mercury and the sun in your joy sector clashing with Uranus in your worth house. Creative or romantic fulfillment and personal pleasure seem to wax and wane, and flexibility and emotional detachment are likely to get you back on track if you feel dragged down at some point. As Venus and Mercury move into your efficiency house, play takes a backseat to mental work and the satisfaction of a job well done. Anything from creative writing to taking care of a sibling can give you a sense of purpose now. A sun-Mars connection pushes you to take a chance for the sake of love or learning and to open your heart and your mind. Travel and new experiences are likely to make you happy, and you’ll be inspired to push the boundaries of what it means to be you so that you can enjoy life even more.




March 21–April 19

Since Mercury and the sun at the bottom of your chart are quibbling with Uranus in Aries this week, your patience with a family member or someone you live with might wear thin, or you could feel a sudden need to break free from the past. Channel rebelliousness to liberate yourself from an old pattern or stuck emotions rather than randomly reacting to people who give you a foundation of security. Someone who has known you for a long time may be having a hard time getting used to the person you are today. With Venus and Mercury moving into your joy sector, you’re encouraged to start expressing your heartfelt feelings, your individuality and your artistic side more in the coming weeks. Those two planets are aligning, prompting you to put your love for another person into words, do some creative writing, convey your humor and read for pleasure. Thanks to a sun-Mars meeting, private physical intimacy and active self-reflection are likely to be fulfilling.




April 20–May 20

Conscious thoughts and speech may be at odds with subconscious impulses this week, when Mercury and the sun in your thinking-and-talking corner fight with disruptive Uranus in your subliminal zone. Pay attention to what’s going on in the back of your head, as it’s likely to impact the tone of your interactions. Sudden disclosures could be a problem, so stop to think before you speak. Venus and Mercury are moving to the bottom of your chart, emphasizing the pleasures of home and family and nudging you to tune into your emotions. You might want to talk to a parent or someone else who can offer support and insight into how you’re feeling. With those two planets coming together, this is a good time for decisions regarding décor or entertaining. And a sun-Mars encounter pushes you to reach out to other individuals and engage in partnership. You should be able to work through an interpersonal conflict if one arises.




May 21–June 20

Personal priorities, financial judgment and conversations about money, possessions, needs and sharing could be thrown off kilter this week, when Mercury and the sun in your worth house clash with Uranus. Group interests and friendship probably won’t line up easily with your concept of what you want or need, and you might have a hard time reaching agreeable terms with people. After Venus and Mercury segue into your thinking-and-talking sector, you’ll become less focused on personal security and more inclined to give others the benefit of the doubt. Reaching out to people, expressing affection, gathering information, sharing creative ideas, enjoying your daily interactions and appreciating the beauty around you all gain importance in the coming weeks. A Mercury-Venus meetup hints that this may be a good time to tell someone how you feel. And a sun-Mars confab will help you to identify your resources, shore up your confidence, do good work and produce tangible results.

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