Astrology forecast for July 29-Aug. 11



By Cortney Litwin/Staff Writer

An intellectually energetic full moon in Aquarius on July 31 is accompanied by an erratic, if brilliant, Mercury-Uranus collision-a shaky time for decision making as well as heart-to-heart talks with your significant other, which may take a serious turn for the weird.

There’s more weirdness the following week when the sun opposes illusionary Neptune on Aug. 5-6, followed by a radical (if spiritually cleansing) Jupiter-Pluto tryst from Aug. 6-11. Mercury turns retrograde from Aug. 9th until Sept. 2, forcing a retracing of steps in many projects started during that time. As for romance, Venus transits into cozy, clingy Cancer on Aug. 7, while Mars moves into persnickety Virgo on the 10th.

If you know your rising sign from your time of birth, read that also.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Experiment with new social activities during the full moon, but watch out for crazy-making communications, which may ignite a strange series of events. Retro Mercury urges you to reevaluate your health routine and romantic liaison(s).

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You may feel forced into taking action in your career during the full moon, but don’t make any hasty decisions. The same goes for home decisions during retro Mercury. But do share your home decorating/entertaining talents.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

An overhaul of your personal life is indicated during retro Mercury. Ditto in your career (and possibly homelife) when Jupiter clashes with Pluto. The full moon urges you to seek higher knowledge or at least look at the bigger picture.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

Garage sales and colonics have one thing in common: getting rid of unneeded stuff, which is recommended for moonchildren during the full moon. During retro Mercury and the Jupiter-Pluto square off, reevaluate your communication methods.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

The good and not-so-good qualities of your significant other come into focus during the full moon as well as the Jupiter-Pluto clash. Look inside-that’s where changes mainly need to happen. It’s also time to reevaluate your finances.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

It’s out with the old and in with the new (or transformed) during the Jupiter-Pluto rendezvous (and retro Mercury). That goes for negative people and attitudes that are holding back your growth. Get healthy during the full moon.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Romance skyrockets during the Full Moon if you can keep communications clear. A contact in your career can prove helpful to your plans. Clear up financial messes during retro Mercury.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Your Pluto ruler’s collision with Jupiter is a time of spiritual expansion. Financially, the money will flow if you follow your “higher” calling. The Full Moon highlights family. Reevaluate your career plans during retro Mercury.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Pluto hits your Jupiter ruler with a blast of transformation-what (or who) needs to leave your life so your destiny can be fulfilled? Focus on the bigger picture during retro Mercury. The full moon urges clarity in communications.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Avoid financial transactions if possible during the full moon. Your future comes into focus during retro Mercury, perhaps because you’ve come to terms with something from your past. Trust your inner vision.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You’re a jumble of nerves during the full moon, so avoid making major personal decisions. Take some quiet time to refocus. Retro Mercury urges you to examine how the past may be affecting your present relationship (or lack thereof).

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Your confidence may be shaken around the 31st-trust in your talents. The Jupiter-Pluto shakeup prompts a decision regarding your partner that may in turn affect your career. Reevaluate your partnership path during retro Mercury.