Horoscopes: Week of July 29, 2019

Aries, this week represents a beautiful time for romance and fun. You might have to find ways to play on a tight budget, but don’t let that keep you from enjoying yourself. Or perhaps, for you, this is a time when you feel generous—giving more away than you might have in the past. A lover, a creative project, or a child calls your attention. What feels like pure play to you? Do that. Mercury’s direct station in Cancer on Wednesday eases the flow of communication at home.

Taurus, this week spurs you to change. You may desire a change in your home, a change in career, or a change in your sense of self. There is so much room for beauty here. The dark moon invites you to contemplate what you want to makeover, and how. What would you like it to look like? How can you bring your sense of luxury and glamour to the results? Mercury’s station direct on Wednesday night eases the flow of communication in general. Consider what you’ve learned. Maybe you can apply it to this new project.

Gemini, your intuitive channels are wide open now, and you’re receiving flashes of psychic information at a wildly increased rate. What will you keep to yourself, and what will you choose to share? This week’s dark moon in Leo invites you to consider what you want to say. What subjects would you like to learn, teach, or write about? Who, if anyone, would you ask to join you? This ought to be fun. Learn to trust yourself with the electric impulses that are guiding you now. Mercury’s station direct on Wednesday night is good for your cash flow, which always helps.

Cancer, Wednesday night’s dark moon asks you to mark a new beginning with your finances. This lunar cycle is a good time to start calling in more, to purchase beautiful things, to re-organize or sell some possessions, and to gain some confidence. Be bold. Mercury stations direct in your sign right after this dark moon on Wednesday night too, so that communication gets easier for you. Challenge yourself to network your way through this financial shift. One of your unusual new friends could be helpful in this matter.

Leo, this week begins to wake you up. Not only do you have the dark moon in your sign stirring up new things for you, but the extended Mercury retrograde dream begins to end on Wednesday night when Mercury stations direct. There is a sense of urgency here, so that you may feel compelled to make changes right now. How is your image changing? How do you want to express yourself, and how would you like others to see you? These questions are worth contemplating as we begin a new lunar cycle. Beauty is born out of the unusual.

Virgo, it may not seem like there’s a lot going on, but your imagination is on fire this week. You have an opportunity to receive unusual ideas, to communicate on a spiritual level, and to create what you see in your mind’s eye. Wednesday’s dark moon in Leo begins a beautiful dream for you. Where do you want to go? What wild places do you want to explore? You may need to release yourself from your own limiting beliefs to make it happen. Your ruler Mercury stations direct on Wednesday night, allowing communication with friends and networks to flow more easily.

Libra, who do you want to connect with? It’s a social season for you, and this week is all about joining in. Friendship is beautiful, and friends are generous with you—maybe even unexpectedly so. How much are you willing to share with others? How deep into your friendships are you willing to go, to experience the kind of real, personal connection that we so often lament losing in the age of the smartphone? Re-wild a sense of community, and the intimacy that comes with that. Mercury stations direct at the top of your chart on Wednesday night, helping you to move forward with your plans.

Scorpio, what do you want to accomplish, and who with? This is the question to ask yourself as we begin a new lunar cycle on Wednesday night. Nobody does anything great without some help, even you. A brilliant partner may be available to push you further towards your goals. Then again, you may need support because a brilliant opponent is challenging your authority. They won’t be able to tarnish the glow of your reputation. Mercury stations direct right after the dark moon on Wednesday, helping to clear your channels of perception. Know, and then do.

Sagittarius, the 9-5 life is probably not for you, and even if you work in an office you are likely to avoid boredom by switching up your routine. This week, you feel most restless, ready to kick off your shoes and run barefoot towards the horizon, like the wild child you are. So let loose and live a little. What do you want to explore? What would be the most fun? This dark moon invites you to contemplate exploration. Your day-to-day schedule might be unpredictable right now, but at least it’s giving you freedom. Take advantage of that. Mercury stations direct on Wednesday night, easing the flow of resources.

Capricorn, what would it look like to invest in joy? Would your investment be one of time, focus, emotions? Are you willing to invest money in the pursuit of happiness? In this week’s dark moon, there is the possibility of transformation, of creativity, and of real joy. Consider, as we begin the next lunar cycle, how much you’re giving yourself. Investment isn’t only for security. It can also bring less tangible returns-- the kinds of returns that make life worthwhile. Mercury’s station direct on Wednesday night helps to ease the flow of communication in your relationships. Perhaps love is a good investment.

Aquarius, this week’s dark moon in Leo represents a time of new beginnings in relationships. Things at home may be unpredictable right now, but with any luck, a friend or partner has got your back. Perhaps you’re making changes or moving together. A surprise could make all the difference. Let go of any rigid expectations you have about your home and consider how you might play with it instead. There may be a certain amount of freedom here. Maybe you don’t need to have everything in place right now. Mercury’s station direct on Wednesday night helps to move things along at work.

Pisces, what are you learning about your health? Is it in some way related to your work? It’s worth contemplating this week, especially if you’ve been experiencing health issues, because you may learn something unusual and enlightening. Seek the information you need. If stress is a problem, this is a time to relieve some tension by incorporating play and relaxation into your daily life. Wednesday night’s dark moon signals a turning point. Mercury’s station direct eases the flow of fun. Keep things light.

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This Week’s Major Aspects

Dates and Times for New York, NY (EST)

Sun at 6.32 Leo square Uranus at 6.32 Taurus: July 29 at 7:14 pm

Dark Moon at 8.36 Leo: July 31 at 11:11pm

Mercury stations direct at 23.56 Cancer: July 31 at 11:57 pm

Venus at 5.42 Leo trine Chiron Rx at 5.42 Aries: Aug. 1 at 12:57 pm

Venus at 6.34 Leo square Uranus at 6.34 Taurus: Aug. 2 at 6:00 am

Weekly Moon


Waning Crescent Moon enters Cancer: July 29 at 7:30 am

VOC Moon in Cancer: July 30 from 11:32 pm to 9:18 am July 31

Waning Crescent Moon enters Leo: July 31 at 9:18 am

Dark Moon at 8.36 Leo: July 31 at 11:11pm

New (Waxing Crescent) Moon in Leo: Aug. 1

VOC Moon in Leo: Aug. 1 from 4:47 pm to 9:20 am Aug. 2

Moon enters Virgo: Aug. 2 at 9:20 am

VOC Moon in Virgo: Aug. 4 from 12:27 – 9:29 am

Moon enters Libra: Aug. 4 at 9:29 am

What does VOC Moon mean?

Horoscopes: Week of July 22, 2019

Aries, it’s good news for you that the sun is moving into your fellow fire sign, Leo. This heralds a season of fun, play, and creativity. Not that the intensity of eclipse season is yet past: Mercury is still retrograde, and their meeting with Venus this week suggests that you’re learning from past interactions with family members. The tension between your home and your vocation, your past and your future, is still very active. Find a little time to play. It’s your escape.

Taurus, this week begins a season of home and family for you. After an eclipse season of changing perceptions and shifting knowledge, the solidity of home may feel pretty welcome. We are still dealing with the effects of the eclipses, though, and Mercury (still retrograde) meets your ruler Venus on Wednesday. Past patterns in sibling relationships and friendships are back for a review. People may even come out of the woodwork. A memory could give you pause. Whatever happens, remember that you are the king/queen of your own domain. Maintain your dignity.

Gemini, you’re entering a season of play with words, get-togethers with friends, and short summer trips. What fun! As the sun is on its way up, the shadows aren’t quite gone though, so we still have some Mercury retrograde ish to deal with this week. Mercury meets Venus in Cancer on Wednesday: old money patterns are back up for review. This goes back to self-care and self-worth. How does your money reflect what you feel about yourself? You might feel compelled to get a trusted friend’s perspective on this—while you’re having a relaxing beach day, of course.

Cancer, the sun’s move into Leo means gold for you. This can be your money-making (or money-spending) season. First, though, the most important thing has to happen: the inner work. Mercury retrogrades to meet Venus in your sign, requiring you to review your relationship with yourself. What historical patterns are you replaying here? How does your sense of self relate to your self-worth? Remember that self-love has been the key to eclipse season for you. Now see if you can apply that to your wallet.

Leo, with the sun moving into your sign, you’re moving out of your cave of hibernation and back into the light of day. Feel free to transition slowly, though. On Wednesday, you may be remembering lost loves or romantic dreams of old. What have you been keeping locked away, even from yourself? Thursday’s Mars-Jupiter trine may inspire you to do something fun after a month of rest and healing. Enjoy yourself however you like. It’s possible that some creative project is brewing, as you spend much of this week learning and thinking.

Virgo, your inner life will probably be much more active than your outer life this week, with the sun in Leo lighting up your imagination. It’s a time for rest, dreams, and thinking things over. When your ruler Mercury (still retrograde) meets Venus in Cancer on Wednesday, you may find yourself replaying memories of friendships gone by, or people from the past could reappear. How do you feel about it? Light the landscape of your interiority. Consider your own emotions before you act.

Libra, the sun’s move into Leo on Monday heralds a season of social activity for you. Enjoy time with friends, community gatherings, or performing for an audience. This week, you may be especially interested in hanging out with friends or siblings. Enjoy yourself! Eclipse season isn’t over yet, but you have a little more room to play. With Mercury (still retrograde) meeting your ruler Venus in Cancer, you may also find yourself revisiting old relationship patterns, with family members in particular. How does it make you feel? How would you like to approach it differently this time?

Scorpio, with the sun entering Leo on Monday, you’re entering a period of more activity in your vocation. Get ready to shine in the public arena. We’re not done with Mercury retrograde yet though. There is still something in your perspective that is shifting, even as you reluctantly put down your books to go out into the world. You may be reminded of something beautiful. Perhaps it will spur you to act, as you feel driven to do something this week. Take worthy action, ideally well-considered. Work can often be a healing force.

Sagittarius, the sun’s move into your fellow fire sign of Leo is a welcome shift, from the darkness of mystery and healing into the light of knowledge. You may be moved to travel, though when are you not? Your general wanderlust notwithstanding, you will probably feel especially optimistic about venturing forth this week. What do you want to know? Something mysterious still haunts you—a memory or a powerful unconscious urge that drives you. Play is the ultimate teacher and healer. Look to the light.

Capricorn, the lunar eclipse may have passed, but you still feel it. Relationship memories and patterns are replayed this week. Think of this as an opportunity for practice, which is what we do when relating to others. There is no model of perfection here, no grading system you can ace and move on from. We practice being human, tender, emotional, empathetic, and strong. We practice this best with each other. Seek a deeper intimacy with a partner or friend this week. Consider what it is to play with another, instead of “working on” the partnership.

Aquarius, you are moving from a period of rest, healing, and adaptation into a season focused on your partnerships. Friends and significant others take center stage this week. It’s not a total shift—you may still be playing out old history with a coworker, or taking care of your health. However, it is the beginning of a season of play for you and someone else. Get together with friends or make plans for a date night. You could use some fun these days!

Pisces, work is best for you when it feels like play. Your daily routine gets a lift this week, as the sun moves into Leo. You may feel driven to follow ambition. You might choose to lighten a load so you can do more of the real work. An artistic impulse from the past moves you this week, so make time to create. You could also be replaying some memories of romance gone by, or reconsidering what it is to lead a beautiful life. How could every moment be beautiful in some way?

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This Week’s Major Aspects

Dates and Times for New York, NY (EST)

Sun enters Leo: July 22

Mercury Rx conjunct Venus at 26 Cancer: July 24

Mars at 15 Leo trine Jupiter at 15 Sagittarius: July 25

Venus enters Leo: July 27

Sun at 5 Leo trine Chiron at 5 Aries: July 28

Weekly Moon

Last Quarter

VOC Moon in Pisces: July 22 from 4:34 – 6:02 am

Waning Gibbous Moon enters Aries: July 22 at 6:02 am

VOC Moon in Aries: July 24 from 10:47 am - 5:42 pm

Moon enters Taurus: July 24 at 5:42 pm

Last Quarter Moon in Taurus: July 25

VOC Moon in Taurus: July 27 from 12:27 – 2:28 am

Waning Crescent Moon enters Gemini: July 27 at 2:28 am

VOC Moon in Gemini: July 28 from 11:23 am – 7:30 am July 29

What does VOC Moon mean?