“Seize this very minute! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Only engage, and the mind grows heated. Begin, and the work will be completed.” Jean Anouilh
|Arthur Fry (Leo)|
Monday is a kicker! The Taurus Moon is making a series of alignments with almost every planet in the zodiac, all in one uproarious day! Then Tuesday wakes you up to the intensity of your love and the inner depths of your Soul. Wednesday you’ll be trying to adapt to it all while carrying a vial of nitroglycerin in your hand. Thursday finds the powers that be sticking their fingers in a 220v outlet that shocks all of us into a lioness confrontation with our pride and grandiosity. And you thought last week was intense!
What’s really happening?! The light in all of us is burning brighter, extending, touching, threatening the darkness with extinction. And the darkness, like a spooky Hitchcock movie, relied on our belief to exist.
♡ Date Night: Venus in Virgo and Mars in Cancer
There may be some pouting over hurt feelings, but a blanket of comfort warms you both to the loving possibilities of compromise. It’s not give and take, it’s give and receive. This couple, whether friends or lovers or both, are willing to come from the heart and take care of each other. Each sees in the other the innocence of a child, and forgives. Forgives too much salt in the soup; too much fear to get near.
The Force of boldness is with you.
Here’s your horoscope for the week of July 28-August 3, 2013:
(★ Astrology Wonks see bottom of page)
Aries ♈ (March 20-April 19)
Take heart that the restlessness and impulsivity you feel is actually going to boot you out of boredom. There’s a drop of nitroglycerin suspended over your head this Wednesday that will require handling with a velvet glove. Even if it seems rash, take charge with courage before someone else makes the decisions for you (yuck!). The zodiac is pretty waterlogged right now, so you’re wading through those feelings that ordinarily you rush by. It’s a week to cultivate patience and welcome the excitement of lightning when it strikes. You’re always bold dear Aries, and now’s the time to put security above stimulation. You’re quietly efficient.
Taurus ♉ (April 20-May 20)
Feel the power of love! The Moon shifts into Taurus Sunday evening to set the stage for an unbelievably powerful Monday--a start to your week that promises to hold answers to your doubts, ease from your drudgery, through the gift of a hopeful enthusiasm. Tuesday holds a promise of love, likely romantic, through an event that feels serendipitous. Venus in Virgo is a harmonious, easy companion for your Taurus need to have everything in its place and the checkbook balanced. So many planets are in Cancer that some emotional sensitivity is sloshing over into your tierra firma. Feelings could get muddy and a bit stodgy. Add some bold sharing; tell close friends how you feel.
Gemini ♊ (May 21-June 20)
You won’t know whether to pull out that spreadsheet and get to work or give in to some impulse buys at the Nordstrom sales! Monday and Tuesday are a roller coaster ride of indulgence and hard work. The Moon opens her latest book in Gemini Wednesday morning and your easy adaptability is restored. Enjoy this mid-week harmony because it’s a weighty time for intense emotions and nothing taken lightly. The zodiac is tilted to water signs, so you may feel uncharacteristically withholding when it comes to feelings. Your best bet is to write a new recipe for humble pie and serve it generously. It is so needed!
Cancer ♋ (June 21-July 21)
Don’t worry, you’re good luck charm is still firmly tied around you. In challenging events like this Wednesday, your on-going good fortune will win over an angry bull in a china shop. Keep to your commitments, even though you’d like to break them wide open. You’ve got joyous Jupiter, warrior Mars, mind-expanding Mercury, and the Moon in your sign by the end of this week. I don’t know how your could possibly get more energy than this for your endeavors! Boldness is not usually your modus operandi, but make this week an exception. Surprise yourself.
Leo ♌ (July 22-August 22)
Sudden surprises are your friend. They reignite your enthusiasm, which has been dampened by drudgery of “housekeeping” chores. Friday you get a little tenderness and a lot more cooperation from others--just the right icing on your birthday cake! When lightning strikes your laboratory experiments this Saturday your brains get solar powered new insights. You’re eager for the kind of changes that’ll put more excitement in your life, probably through travels and adventures into your higher mind.
Virgo ♍ (August 23-September 22)
Venus in your sign starts your week with a gracefully joyous note of generosity of spirit that erases the tensions of last week. Monday and Tuesday are unpredictable but very beneficial for you. You have the Midas touch when it comes to changing frowns and pouts to caring and cooperation in relationships. Let some details slide, especially mid-week when a revolution sparks around you, and you’re focused too much on law and order. Somebody did move your cheese. You get a new look at the old question; would you rather be right or happy?
Libra ♎ (September 23-October 22)
There is absolutely no air! You can’t seem to catch your breath because not one planet in our zodiac is in an air sign right now. It’s all water and earth with sprinklings of fireflies. Wednesday and Thursday are your best days when the Moon in Gemini aerates your emotions and dries a few tears. Stay in the eye of the storm by slowing down, way down, to lounging on the coach (although never like an ordinary potato!) and earning your reputation for being down right lazy! Except this week it’s not indecision that slows your pace, it’s the Universe wanting you to take better care of your inner needs. Nurturing you. Feeding yourself. Truly you’re built for Grace, not speed. :)
Scorpio ♏ (October 23-November 21)
There’s no time to be picky about where to go in a lightning storm! Grab a grounding rod and pick your spot on this planet. Dig in, create your own spiritual sanctuary, and invite only those who’ve earned your trust to come in. Serious Saturn is actually your friend, helping you take advantage of the new understandings you’ve gleaned from a long journey through doubt. Look toward the end of this week for a benevolent helping hand, full of a sense of well-being. Saturday stirs your aggression. You’re ready for this breakthrough.
Sagittarius ♐ (November 22-December 20)
Nobody has to preach to your about boldness! You take Leo’s courage and run with it. Expect some resistance right now to your best intentions. It’s not that others don’t want to hear you, they’re just under emotional waters with so many planets in Cancer. Look to Leo for solar power and to Uranus in Aries for surprise after surprise. Wednesday’s a challenge to keep your cool and not jump in even if you feel it is absolutely the thing everybody needs. It may be, but restraint now will allow your ideas to “cook.” That’s where the transformation, the alchemy, comes.
Capricorn ♑ (December 21-January 19)
Even you, dear organized Capricorn, will feel a little lazy as the week begins. Yep, some overindulgence is on the menu, and believe it or not, you won’t feel like working! Around mid-week you’ll notice that your Capricorn need for stability and security is keeping you from changing an intolerable situation before it gets worse. Whatever blows up Wednesday is meant to explode, in order to free you from something that’s been restricting you. If it sounds like a tightwire walk between reform and roots, it is.
Aquarius ♒ (January 20-February 17)
It’s tough to get some breathing room right now with so much emotion and angst floating around you. Astrologically your best friend is Leo, who ignites your intellectual spark to explore the depths of your higher mind. Usually people are wishing you’d spend less time in your ivory tower library, but this week it’s exactly where you need to be. Reason is needed in a world of impulse and irrational fears, and you have it. Wednesday and Thursday are your best thinking days but a lot of adaptability will be required. Electrifying breakthroughs in wisdom come with your wider perspective about the battleground below; you know it’s ego, all egos in meaningless struggle.
Pisces ♓ (February 18-March 19)
You're in your element, even though you may feel like you’re on the Space Mountain ride at Disneyland. It is an emotional roller coaster this week but remember that Einstein pulled in those lightning bolts of bizarre ideas and turned them into creation. You too. Nebulous Neptune in your sign has had a downside of fogging up your vision here and there, but right now it’s a wide open harmonious and practical world of ideals turned into ideas that work. Pace yourself and get out your tap dancing shoes; you’ll be required to make some rapid adjustments.
✶ Astrology Wonks
No moderation on Monday! The Taurus Moon is on a roll when she opposes Serious Saturn’s insistence on work, work, work, at 7:41 AM, PDT; then she has a tense square with the enthusiasm of the creative Leo Sun at 10:43 AM, forcing more practicality than she’d like; by noon the Moon’s in a luxurious trine with Venus before the deeper feelings surface at 4:17 PM when she trines Pluto; she winks with flirtation at Mars around 7:09 PM making bedtime a calmer experience.
Wednesday is a bomb waiting to be defused! Warrior Mars is in a tense square with Revolutionary Uranus, exact at 8:07 PM. Easy does it.