It’s all about transitions this week, with three big changes setting the scene for the next act of July. But first, the week begins with a dramatic reveal (courtesy of Pluto and Mercury), lifting the curtain on something hidden and/or surprising. Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn rising will likely feel this transit strongest, so beware of loose lips.
Later, Mercury moves into Leo (Tuesday AEST), making it a little bit easier to start sentences with, “I think” and, “I want”. That’s good news if you have trouble advocating for yourself, but potentially could be a little OTT if your favourite topic of conversation is you.
And if you’ve been feeling a bit bleh of late, with Mars now in Virgo, productivity levels should kick up a gear. Plus, the nodes are changing signs meaning we’re gaining more stability in the Taurus/Scorpio parts of our chart after an 18 month season of dramatic beginnings and endings. That’s excellent news, especially if you’ve got Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius rising. All in all, it’s a week of shifts, so stay flexible and try to ride the waves rather than paddle frantically against them.
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Aries and Aries rising
Keep your eyes peeled for revelations, confessions or power moves early in the week. With the first act of July officially done and dusted, there’s a fresh start for Aries this week. Page one of a new chapter heralds beginnings and endings begins (from Thursday AEST; Wednesday GMT). Like anything long-term, you might not feel anything immediately but know this week marks the beginning of a brave new world.
Taurus and Taurus rising
The second instalment of July (which starts this week) marks the end of an 18-month period of intense change, instability and resets. If you’re Taurus rising, this would have been especially pertinent around your sense of identity and your closest relationships. So while other signs (namely Libra and Aries) are bracing themselves for seismic shifts, take some time this week to consider how things have changed for you. It wasn’t always easy, but you made it; and that in itself is cause for celebration.
Gemini and Gemini rising
Productivity ramps up a notch this week with two big planetary shifts changing the mood. As Mars barges into Virgo, expect a boost in energy – especially around anything domestic if you’re Gemini rising. The other big news is Mercury moving into Leo. Expect a sense of “yes we can” after a potentially murky couple of weeks. Look for a burst of creative self-expression to grease the wheels around anything to do with communications.
Cancer and Cancer rising
A bombshell revelation could leave you speechless on Monday. While the truth may threaten to upset an established power dynamic – especially at home or work – having all the facts is essential for making informed decisions. Later in the week, the nodes signal in a new chapter of growth and renewal. The next 18 months will be a time for letting go of baggage – especially around your upbringing and family. Nothing to do right now, but know there’s major growth on the horizon.
Leo and Leo rising
After a potentially antsy few weeks, there’s a cool change coming. Breathe a sigh of relief as the edginess dissipates, and people feel a whole lot less, well, people-y, starting Monday. Adding to the lightness, Mercury shifts into your home sign (Tuesday AEST; Monday GMT) bringing renewed clarity, vision and an ease to self-expression. All that equates to a little more levity – but be warned, the desire to spend could also kick up a gear. When mid-season sales come a-callin’ proceed with caution.
Virgo and virgo rising
It’s time to get in, and get on with it. After a month of feeling unsettled, Mars moves into your home sign, ready to kick you into gear. If you’ve been wanting to fall in love with the Reformer, again, consider this your energetic cue. Sweating it out will be a deliciously satisfying way to relieve stress for the next few weeks so dust off your favourite leggings and get involved.
Libra and Libra rising
It’s a big week for Librans as the nodes change signs and kick off a new chapter in personal growth. How you reconcile your own wants and needs with how people expect you to show up will be a major theme over the coming 18 months. In preparation for the shift, use the week to reflect on how your relationship with money, sharing and self-worth has evolved since November 2021. Then, get ready for a whole new vibe set to raise your vibration.
Scorpio and Scorpio rising
There’s a more chill mood on the horizon for Scorpio folks, with not one but two major shifts signalling calmer waters. With Mars marching out of your work sphere, office politics should feel a little less heated. Another plus is the south node leaving your home sign. That means less instability and generally feeling less drained. If the past 18 months have made you feel like you’ve been knocked sideways, rest assured you’re starting a new chapter. Make space to reflect on what’s left your life since 2021, and what new shoots have taken root.
Sagittarius and Sagittarius rising
There’s a renewed sense of urgency around something – or someone – at work this week as Mars moseys into your career sphere. Without a strategy, things could feel tense – especially with anyone higher up the food chain. Get on the front foot and put the proactive energy to use by tackling some detail-oriented tasks. Without a healthy to-do list, you could find yourself at the other end of, “have you got capacity to…?”. Don’t just look busy, be busy.
Capricorn and Capricorn rising
Radical candour is in order early in the week, when the sky sets the scene for a serious chat. A main character in your life could have something significant to get off their chest. Do them a solid and don’t shy away when/if they have the courage to speak up. Mid-week, a big shift in energy ushers in a new phase where you’ll be learning to let go of old hang-ups around putting yourself (and your needs) last. It’s a long-term lesson, so don’t panic; you’ll have plenty of time to figure it out.
Aquarius and Aquarius rising
You’re poised for a cool change this week as the south node changes signs, closing out an 18-month period of dramatic beginnings and endings especially around work. If your career has been especially taxing the past year or so, take comfort knowing the instability is about to subside. It’s been a time, and you’ve weathered the turbulence, but you made it. If you only do one thing this week, consider how different things are looking for you professionally since 2021, and reflect on what you’re happy to say goodbye to for good.
Pisces and Pisces rising
Cancer season takes a spicy turn this week as Mars brings a sense of intensity to your closest bonds. Expect a rush of energy, like someone’s lit a fire under your relationship dynamic. There’s scope for serious sexiness so long as you don’t let minor irritations snowball into a full-blown arguments. If your main squeeze seems out of sorts, don’t let them shrug it off with a “nothing’s wrong”. Deal with things pragmatically as they come up –you’ll be glad you did.
This story first appeared on GRAZIA International.