By Emma Vidgen

Horoscopes July 24 – 30: Leo Season and Venus Retrograde Make Their Presence Known

Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius rising, you will see the most change this week. Read your weekly horoscopes with astrologer Emma Vidgen.
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Brace yourself for a palpable shift this week with Leo season and Venus retrograde in full swing. That’s especially exciting news for anyone with Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius rising who will feel the vibe shift the most significantly.

No matter what your sign, keep your eyes and ears peeled for a juicy bit of intel on Monday (all time zones). Lean into the chatty vibes (thank the Libra moon) and work the room to discover a little nugget that could come in handy in the weeks ahead.

Thursday/Friday are the other interesting days to watch (all time zones), when you may get a very clear (albeit surprising) steer on what this Venus retrograde is all about for you.

Shake it off next weekend when the moon in Sagittarius beckons you to get free and worry about the consequences next week.

Hot tip: I always recommend you read your rising sign for the most resonant advice. If you don’t know it, you can work it out by casting your chart here. Want to learn more? Pick up a copy of my book The Astrology Of You: Finding Love, Creativity and Soul Purpose In Your Birth Chart or find me on Instagram at @emma_vee


Grab your popcorn and get comfortable because this week looks v entertaining. Expect some intriguing communications as someone from your past comes out of the woodwork. Whether they were good for you is another question entirely but if you can keep your cool and play your cards close to your chest, there might be some value in hearing what they have to say. Whatever way you dice it, it’s gonna get spicy.


An unexpected conversation could leave you lost for words (at least momentarily) this week. If you’re in touch with family, your mama (or gran) could prove especially good for dishing the tea. As tempting as it may be to make a snap decision with your newfound info, try to keep shtum and leave it in your back pocket. There’s more of this story to unfold in the weeks to come. Be patient.

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Get set to enjoy an earthy clarity in your words, deeds and actions from next Saturday once your ruling planet moves into Virgo. The change to your overall energy levels will be palpable, and a welcome change from the previous few weeks. In the meantime, there’ll be plenty of drama unfolding in your immediate surrounds (think your apartment building, or in your family) to keep the week interesting.


There’s a little speed bump this week as a sore point – potentially involving family –could be triggered (Tuesday – all time zones). Tend to your heart and move gently, knowing that there is no need to try to “fix” it this week. In other news, the skies are looking spot-on for doing a little deep dive into your cash sitch. Ask some trusted confidantes for advice on what you’re really worth.


Bust out the sparklers because your home season is here and it is kicking off with plenty of intrigue and mischief, starting Monday. If you find yourself the recipient of some unbelievable information (and you very much could do), be warned it could prove extremely hard to keep to yourself by Friday. If blabbing could cost you dearly, make a concerted effort to keep your lips sealed, especially as the week progresses.


If you’ve been feeling a bit flat, or just not yourself, be assured there’s a lovely warm change coming your way. With your ruling planet shifting into your home sign Saturday, it will feel like your sense of direction (both literally and figuratively) should come back online. In the meantime, pay attention to your dreams and subconscious “pings” which will be serving up some juicy intuitive downloads – especially Monday and Thursday (all time zones).


If you’ve been holding off reaching out to an old acquaintance, the stars are looking extra juicy for making a connection this week. Monday is especially good for a “hey stranger” email that could set the wheels in motion for something spontaneous and fun. Tuesday looks less sparkly, so if you miss the first window, hold off until later in the week. Next weekend, grab someone close (neighbours, siblings, school friends) and let your hair down.


The back half of the week looks especially interesting for Scorpio folks, when a change of heart coincides with a little burst of “yes we can” serendipity. Saying “sure, why not!”, especially at work could lead to an opportunity that opens new doors. The pathway might not be permanent, but allowing yourself to see where things lead is most definitely worth the leap of faith.


While there’s no shortage of drama this week, the craziness will most likely be happening around your rather than to you. Your most memorable moment comes next weekend when the energy looks especially in favour of spontaneity, adventure and getting out of town. With Venus retrograde activating your travel and your social sphere, use Monday through Friday to see who’s around this Saturday.


Despite the high energy vibes pinging around your office/social sphere/family, don’t beat yourself up if you’re feeling a little more low key than usual this week. With Leo season and Venus retrograde stirring up some big emotions, you could feel the urge to turn inward. Don’t fight the feeling, instead use the energy (especially Tuesday through Thursday – all time zones) for some deep reflection (think: journaling, meditation, even therapy) around self-worth. This will be a long, slow process so don’t rush to try and find a solution.


Feeling unseasonably romantic? It’s a vibe…and you’re placed to get the very best of it this week (and for the next 40ish days!). With Venus retrograde and Leo season activating your most intimate relationships, there’s never been a better time to put FUN back on your agenda. Reconnecting with friends and loved ones (intimate or otherwise) doing things that make you smile is your only to-do, so get to it!


If you’ve been needing a nudge to fall in love with the gym again, consider this your cosmic cue. Rekindling your spark with the reformer bed or spin bike should feel that little bit easier with Venus moving through the realm of self-care. The secret to getting going again is to return to something that’s truly brought a smile to your face in the past. Don’t overthink what it is, just focus on how it makes you feel; if that’s tap-dancing, then get yourself some tap shoes and get into it.

This story first appeared on GRAZIA International.