Horoscopes: July 23 – 29, 2021

Illustration by Ash Cheshire

Aries: The Sun and Mercury both enter fellow fire sign Leo this week. Your cleverness and confidence are boosted and are used to your advantage in challenging situations this week. You overcome something that used to scare you that seems so much smaller now. You find simple ways to enjoy yourself, but it’s important that you remember how to share and remember that you are still only human. The Leo sun’s brilliance can make us feel invincible, but even mighty Achilles has his heel.

Taurus: The full moon in Aquarius on the 23rd is a time of fulfillment and completion, and its opposition to the Sun in Leo brings attention to how we see ourselves as individuals versus how we fit into a group. Humanitarian issues, community roles, and teamwork are highlighted. Ideas seem to dawn on you as if randomly bestowed by the muses. Your creativity and uniqueness are what you bring to the table in group settings. Your steadfast nature and loyalty are prized.

Gemini: Your ruling planet moves into proud and confident Leo along with the sun this week. You are feeling the strengthening effects of the full moon in Aquarius as well; goals are obtained and pieces fall into place. You may be enjoying a sense of accomplishment at this time. Leo’s influence may also have a tendency to go to our heads at times, so it is possible to bite off more than we can chew if we get too ahead of ourselves. 

Cancer: The sun leaves your first house and moves into your neighbor, the fire sign Leo, starting the 22nd. The energy is more outgoing, focused on your goals, personal talents, and how others perceive you. You may find yourself getting carried away with being concerned with what others think of you at times during this transit. The full moon in Aquarius on the 23rd uncovers some unsettled scores.

Leo: Your sun season has begun and things are truly heating up for you. You feel ready to take charge and reinvent yourself. Personal discoveries arise as Mercury enters your sign as well. The full moon in Aquarius on the 23rd is here to remind you that you are part of a team, a community, and an ecosystem. Although the self centric glamour of Leo season is par for the course, it’s important to grace others with your presence in a way that doesn’t make them feel like a captive audience.

Virgo: Your ruling planet Mercury enters Leo this week and gives you a boost of confidence and decisiveness. The only authority you validate at this time is your own, as your trust in yourself has been strengthened. Your private life is active and engaging, and the full moon in Aquarius on the 23rd helps you to reach an understanding through a productive debate. Not all conflict has negative results.

Libra: The sun and Mercury in Leo this week is the peak of summer energy. You seek to maximize your enjoyment of the outdoors and you are taking a more candid approach to socializing. Money matters can gain some clarity. The full moon in Aquarius on the 23rd draws you towards higher consciousness.

Scorpio: The sun and Mercury enter fiery Leo this week and your drives and desires are amplified. Life feels like a buffet table that you are ready to dig into and demolish. Indulgence reigns. The full moon in Aquarius on the 23rd takes your mind inward, so don’t be afraid to lean in.

Sagittarius: The sun and Mercury in fellow fire sign Leo seem to wake you from a rather yucky feeling nap, so once the fog clears you may wonder where your head has been this whole time. The full moon in Aquarius on the 23rd brings even more clarity to matters of the spirit, philosophy, and lifestyle.

Capricorn: The sun and Mercury in Leo this week light up your imagination and your ego. You are finding that a little attention from others can be quite gratifying. Creative pursuits are successful at this time. The full moon in Aquarius on the 23rd draws you towards introspection and lofty goals of an egalitarian nature. Your heart seeks truth and equity.

Aquarius: The sun and Mercury both in Leo this week help you break out of the monotonous funk you have been in. Your shyness fades and your attitude seems to heat up. The full moon in your sign on the 23rd brings inspiration to abandoned projects or things that have previously fallen by the wayside. Don’t be afraid to pick them back up.

Pisces: The sun and Mercury in fiery and proud Leo can have you feeling sort of macho this week. You exude an aura of strength and decisiveness. The full moon in Aquarius on the 23rd gets you in touch with your inner freak, as you have always been a person intrigued by the unusual outskirts of art, thought, and society. You seek to align the practical with the creative and exist in accordance with your higher values, some of which may seem strange to others.

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