Weekly Horoscopes for 7/30-8/5, 2018
- It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
–Charles Dickens “A Tale of Two Cities”
Aries- As the Moon enters your sign in the middle of the week and aligns with Mars, ambition will be at the top of your agenda, although discretion may actually be the better part of valor for you right now as Mars is retrograde in your House of Dreams and it squares unpredictable Uranus in your House of Self Worth. There will be a lot of chaotic energy flying around out there now and though it would be easy to get caught up in it and feel a desire to push matters, perhaps it would be wiser to hunker down and let the storm blow out, especially with 5 retrograde planets (including Mercury) creating a vortex of inertia beyond your control. If you’re set on a goal, go after it this week as though you were fishing rather than running the 100-yard dash and you might just end up alright.
Taurus- Your patience could be severely tested this week as a combination of unpredictable Uranus in your sign and Mars retrograde in your House of Public Image enter into a volatile square. Demands made upon your time and sanity by clients or associates who could really care less whether or not you are being inconvenienced could put you in a bad place if you let it, so don’t let it! Jupiter in your House of Relationships will have you feeling like you need to be all things to all people, but you can’t, so don’t try. There are 5 retrograde planets now so if someone you’re dealing with has visions of manifest destiny, let them knock themselves out trying to contradict Mother Nature or some other such nonsense, just make sure they don’t knock you out as well.
Gemini- Trying to unreasonably push ahead an agenda now could result in a complete disaster, especially if you think that mendacity and bullying are the way to go. Uranus in your House of Confinement would indicate that there are forces marshaling against you behind the scenes, while Mars retrograde in your House of Philosophy squaring Uranus means that these forces are likely more formidable than you realize and could deliver you a rather unpleasant surprise. Mercury retrograde in your House of Communication and the sign of Leo represents a further warning that it might just be better to shut up now than running your mouth as you customarily do, after all “loose lips sink ships”……think about it.
Cancer- Mercury retrograde in your House of Self Worth moving into an inconjunct with Pluto retrograde in your House of Relationships (and Open Enemies) is giving you a valuable tidbit of info now that you should take the time to contemplate. Especially since Mars retrograde in your House of Transformation is about to enter into an explosive square with Uranus in your House of Groups. Some interesting information about a former adversary could fall into your hands that would be extremely damaging to this person if it were to get out. What you do with this newfound intelligence should not be decided either emotionally or ethically, but rather strategically. What goes around comes around and maybe it’s time for the injustices that were done to you to be corrected. As the Sun moves into a Square with Jupiter in your House of Creativity try to curb any dramatic or self-righteous urges to avenge yourself, instead remember the old Sicilian proverb, “Revenge is a dish best served cold.”
Leo- Mars retrograde in your House of Relationships (and Open Enemies) is about to enter into a violent square with Uranus in your House of Public Image. Someone is looking to shoot you down and they don’t much care how they do it. Mercury retrograde in your sign inconjunct Pluto retrograde in your House of Work could mean that the attack against you could come via the rumor mill, so be careful who you share your business with. There are 5 retrograde planets now (including Mars, the Planet of War) meaning that any offensives embarked upon now will likely fail, although the old cliché that the best offense is a good defense would be a prudent strategy at this time.
Virgo- If you find that weird events are disrupting your daily routines then perhaps these routines are really control issues that are preventing you from growing. Uranus in your House of Philosophy will be urging you to bust out of the box, while Saturn retrograde in your House of Creativity will start to systematically show you what isn’t working anymore, not to drive you crazy, but rather to set you free. Mars retrograde in your House of Work likely represents the old you that needed approval before you’d do anything, while the previously mentioned Uranus squaring Mars is the new you that don’t need shit from shinola except the room to go where you want to. As the song goes, “You gotta make your own kind of music, sing your own special song, make your own kind of music, even if no one else sings along.” Word!
Libra- Saturn retrograde in your House of Symbolic Foundations has been shaking you up at your very core for a while now, so with Uranus in your House of Transformation aligning with Mr. Saturn as well as squaring Mars retrograde in your House of Creativity, it is important at this time to follow your creative urges wherever they may lead. You are in that rare zone now that is alternately frightening, unnerving, exhilarating, and revolutionary and it’s your destiny that you should take it to the limit! For the next 3 weeks Mercury retrograde in your House of Dreams will provide the insight necessary to put any ideas you have been working on into the best package possible, so get back to the drawing board and let this revolutionary new work you’re doing tell you what it needs. You’re nurturing a baby now, so be kind to it…..and yourself.
Scorpio-Your relationships with your siblings could be about to change in ways that might seem extreme, although important changes in our lives often seem a little daunting at first. Mars retrograde in your House of Home squaring Uranus in your House of Relationships could mean these changes will likely stem from some sort of crisis, and with Saturn retrograde in your House of Communications also involved, whatever this unexpected happening is, it will require everyone to step up in one way or another beyond what they’re usually comfortable with. Jupiter in your sign will undoubtedly have you taking the lead (whether you want to or not) and as the King of the Planets aligns with Neptune in your House of Creativity, this could just be you acting out a sense memory from a past life when you were the one in charge of these yokels. Let your soul remember and everything should be fine.
Sagittarius- How much is enough? You may find that you’re asking yourself that question this week as lunatic Uranus in your House of Work squares Mars retrograde in your House of Communications and you realize that your job is making you feel like a donkey pulling an oversize cart, complete with being whipped, screamed at, and exploited for the whole nine yards. Saturn retrograde in your House of Self Worth may have you feeling there’s a reason to put up with this, but if so, what could the reward possibly be and when is it coming? Jupiter behind the scenes aligning with Neptune retrograde in your House of Symbolic Foundations would suggest your subservience is a worthiness issue, essentially meaning that if you’re smarter than your boss (and you certainly are) why don’t you SERIOUSLY start looking for another situation where you talents will be appreciated and respected instead of being treated like shit (or worse, not even considered)? “Mistreat me once, shame on you. Mistreat me twice, shame on me.”
Capricorn- Just like the old Jefferson Airplane song went, “Up against the wall, motherf*cker…. tear down the wall,” it’s time this week for you to pushback against whatever is cornering you, either at work, play, or on the battlefield of your inner emotional landscape. Mars retrograde in your House of Self Worth is squaring Uranus in your House of Creativity, which would speak to an explosion of desires and ideas, especially if your daily routines as of late have been more about what others need than what you need. With Saturn retrograde in your sign, as well as 3 other retrograde planets in the lower half of your chart, the focus of energy at this time needs to be on your personal spiritual evolution. Add to this Mercury retrograde in your House of Transformation, and it would be fair to say the time has come for a cathartic reordering of your priorities and an acceptance of how your circumstances need to change to accommodate this. “BREAK ON THROUGH TO THE OTHER SIDE!”
Aquarius- Having Mars retrograde in your sign and squaring Uranus in your House of Symbolic Foundations could make this one of the most frustrating weeks you have experienced in a long time. Your usually independent and innovative nature is going to be challenged by weirdness, inconvenience, uncooperative people, and just overall bullshit in general from nearly every quarter. Mercury retrograde in your House of Relationships will be moving into an inconjunct with Pluto retrograde behind the scenes, meaning you should pay close attention to who is there for you during this time and who isn’t. Remember the old proverb, “Action talks and bullshit walks” and you’ll learn a very valuable lesson about who your friends are. On an up note, Jupiter aligning nicely with Neptune in your House of Earnings should help you find your center and hopefully some unexpected solutions. “Keep the faith, baby.”
Pisces- Your patience and faith in someone is admirable, although what will it take before you realize your loyalty is unfounded? Mars retrograde behind the scenes squaring Uranus in your House of Communications has you bending over backwards in a situation that just might snap you in half if you’re not careful. You are in a situation where time is of the essence, however, with Mercury retrograde in your House of Maintenance inconjunct Pluto retrograde in your House of Dreams, the writing on the wall is clearly showing you may very well run out of track on this journey. Someone else’s incompetence may be the immediate cause here, but your inability to put your foot down when there was still time to do something else will likely turn out to be the real mistake here. With Jupiter in your House of Philosophy aligning with Neptune in your sign, you should give a listen to the Alice Cooper song, “No More Mister Nice Guy”…..it’s a lesson you need to learn.