Predictions for the week of July 21
All Signs: The Sun is now in Leo magnifying the feeling of summer for everyone. (The Sun rules our energy, and when it’s in its own sign, people want to socialize and schmooze with their adoring friends.) Sports events appeal along with performance events like the theater, musical concerts, dance, craft festivals and movies. (Oh yes, Leo is the sign of the entertainment world.) Because Leo is also the sign of children, many will be more involved with playful times with kids. It’s a warm window of summer and perfect for a vacation. Everyone has a slightly hysterical sense of urgency about “getting” their dose of fun before summer is over. (Yeah, time flies when you’re unconscious.) Of course, clothing gets skimpier, if not non-existent. “Streakers repent! Your end is in sight.”
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Expect a happy month ahead. Your main drive now is to be yourself. Ta da! Grab every opportunity to party with others. Enjoy sports events. Slip away on a vacation. Embrace the arts and express your creativity. Enjoy playful times with children. And above all, flirt, flirt, flirt because the romantic part of your chart is now hyped! Enjoy good times with others and just be yourself. However, take note: Avoid domestic brawls and arguments this weekend. Power struggles between family members are practically unavoidable. Stay chill. Remember Proverbs: “A soft answer turneth away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger.” (Ya think?)
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
In the next month, your focus shifts to home and family. You could be involved with a parent more than usual. Family reunions might take place. Perhaps relatives are camped on your doorstep. Nevertheless, despite these family distractions, you want to hide or cocoon at home. (“Where’s my baby blue blanket?”) Some of you will also explore real-estate situations, either for yourself or for speculation. Do be careful around the 27th because this is an accident-prone time for your sign. Of course, accidents don’t have to happen, but they could happen if you are bombastic, anxious, pushy or emotionally distracted. Cool your jets.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
All aboard! Fasten your seatbelts for a busy month ahead. Your schedule is ambitious plus you might have a short trip planned. You’re talking to everyone, especially siblings and relatives, plus running errands trying to be all things to all people. On top of this, you’re reading, studying and writing more. (Gasp!) Not to worry because the energy of the Sun will help you. Enjoy entertaining at home and tweaking your digs to make them attractive. You’re full of money-making ideas and putting effort out to boost your earnings. (This will be a reality in the next 18 months.) Avoid financial squabbles this weekend (the 27th). They’re not worth it.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Money isn’t everything (but it sure keeps the kids in touch). Money, earnings, cash flow and possessions will be your focus for the next month. Ka-ching! With lucky Jupiter in your sign until the summer of 2014, this is a fortunate time for you. Jupiter will attract favorable circumstances and important people to you, but it does not necessarily mean you’ll make more money. Not yet. (Expect your boost in earnings from 2014-2015.) Nevertheless, in the next month, you’re thinking about what you value, what you own and what is truly worthwhile. You might even want to show something off. Basically, you want to establish greater control and security in your life through your assets.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Ta da! The Sun is in your sign for the first time in 11 months boosting your energy for the rest of the year. This is why it’s easy to make a great impression on others — you virtually shine! You also have a strong need to express yourself, so go right ahead. It’s your turn! You’ll be quick to take charge of anything that you’re involved in, which could put you at odds with coworkers or bosses. And spouses and partners. Oh well. No matter. This month your primary duty is to yourself. Do whatever you need to do to boost your confidence and feel fabulous. The stronger you feel, the more you can help others later. (We don’t see things as they are — we see things as we are.)
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You’ve been popular and competitive recently. In the coming month, it behooves you to hide in the wings to catch your breath. Your birthday is approaching, which means your year is ending. That makes this the perfect month to ponder what you want your new year to be all about. Identify some goals. Write them down. Instead of living by Management by Crisis or reacting to whatever happens, give yourself guidelines to steer your life in the direction you want to go. Your effectiveness and productivity in the coming year will tell the tale. People with goals know where they’re going — it’s that simple. Meanwhile, avoid power struggles with friends (and children) this weekend. Remember: Patience is the antidote to anger.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
You’re moving into a marvelous, popular time during the next month. Invitations will pour in and you will feel loved and adored! You like to schmooze with others, and enjoy nice restaurants, comfortable living rooms with overstuffed chairs and fine wine, bars, lounges, sports events and thought-provoking conferences. You want it all. This is not the month to go it alone. Join forces with others socially or professionally. Share your ideas for the future with someone to get their feedback because others can help you this month. On another note, (B sharp) power struggles with authority figures might erupt at the end of the week. Try to steer clear of these. Stay chill.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
The Sun is at high noon in your chart for the next month acting like a spotlight on you. This powerful lighting is flattering, which is why people in authority will ask you to take on more responsibilities. Say yes because you won’t have to do anything special to impress others. It’s in the cards. (Good lighting is everything.) This is the perfect month to take stock. Examine your life. Where are you headed? Don’t pretend to be anything you are not. Just be yourself. The energy of the Sun will carry you through whatever you do. But do avoid arguments about politics, religion, publishing, the media and travel plans because things look rocky this weekend. Mum’s the word.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
In a way, you will feel comfortable in your own skin in the next month. That’s because this month you want to travel, discover, learn new things and experience exciting adventure. And hey, this is just who you are! In other words, you want to do the things you enjoy doing best. Furthermore, they’re second nature to you. Therefore, travel anywhere if you can. Sign up for a course. Talk to people from different countries and cultures. Do anything that expands your experience of life because you are hungry for more. Romance with a boss is likely. However, nasty disputes about shared property, taxes, loans and inheritances might arise this weekend. Give these a wide berth.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Don’t be surprised if you find yourself on a self-improvement kick in the next month. You’re prepared to work at becoming better at something. Furthermore, you’ll be intense in your approach to do this, possibly obsessed! (You do have perfectionist tendencies.) In addition, you have a desire to experience life passionately at a gut level — not superficially. So your impulse for change might also embrace some deep self-inquiry or introspection. “Who am I?” (“Hmm, where’s my ID?”) Small craft warning: This weekend could be challenging. Domestic upsets, arguments with partners and the breakdown of machinery and equipment might frustrate. Demonstrate grace under pressure. Show them how it’s done.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
The month ahead is the only time all year when the Sun is as far away from your sign as it ever gets. Since the Sun is your source of energy, this means you’ll need more sleep. Factoid. Respect this and get more rest, or you’ll be cranky. The other strong influence of this opposing Sun is it focuses your attention on partnerships and close friendships. You might find yourself in conflict with others or, conversely, you might feel a deeper appreciation of these people. Could be anything. But you will examine these relationships. Meanwhile, relationships at work (or disputes about a pet) might be a lot to deal with this weekend. Guard against knee-jerk reactions and think before you speak.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
You’re keen to improve your health and get better organized in the coming month. You’re determined to get in better shape privately and professionally. You want it all! Many of you will focus on new dietary regimes or exercise plans and you’ll feel good about yourself! Whatever you tackle, give yourself the right tools (paint, cleaning supplies, shelving, file folders) to do a bang-up job. After all, if you’re going to put out the effort, you want fantastic results. Right? (Of course!) Fortunately, relations with friends are warm and friendly. But parents should be aware: This weekend is an accident-prone time for your kids. It’s also a classic time for disagreements with your kids (as well as disagreements with romantic partners). Oy vey.