Astrology forecast for July 15-28
By Cortney Litwin/Staff Writer
An idealistic (delusional?) Mars-Neptune tug-of-war on the 16th requires some clear thinking and sensitivity before taking action. Plans move forward after the new moon in Cancer on the 17th, which highlights home-life decisions and activities with family members. Romance blooms with the extravagant Venus-Jupiter rendezvous on the 19th and 20th, bringing a craving for luxury and the possibility turning ‘molehills into mountains’ if problems arise. One-on-one interactions (and obsessions) deepen when Pluto hooks up with Venus and Mars around the 24th and 25th. Creativity and romance are heightened when the sun enters Leo on the 22nd. And Mercury moves into analytical, health-minded Virgo on the 25th.
If you know your rising sign from your time of birth, read that also.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Plans turn iffy around the 16th, when it’s best to don a wait-and-see attitude. Show off your talents around the 25th, when others will be receptive to your ideas. The new moon heralds a new cycle in home and real estate activities.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Think big when visualizing your future around the 20th. Intuition will light your direction. Passion soars around the 25th, if you don’t overreact to the weird undercurrents. The new moon emphasizes travel and communications.
Gemini (May 21-June 21)
Access your analytical talent after the 25th for business decisions, but you’ll have to come from the heart to overcome a power struggle with your significant other. The New Moon begins a new financial cycle.
Cancer (June 22-July 22)
A too-good-to-be-true financial opportunity around the 16th needs some serious fact checking. A confrontation with your significant other around the 25th leads to increased understanding. Let your feelings and ideas
shine during the new moon.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Think before acting around the 16th, when an untruth may lead you astray. Energize your creative (and romantic!) powers the 22nd – 25th. The new moon highlights your spiritual life and brings the past into focus.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Humanitarian and community activities bring fulfillment during the new moon. Friends play an important role in your plans. An ingenious idea that occurs to you after the 25th can bring acclaim. Keep a journal for later reference.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
You’ll enjoy the extravagant energies around the 20th if you don’t overeat, overspend or overplay. You’ll be tempted to instigate an extreme makeover in your personal life around the 25th. The new moon energizes your career.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
A conflict between home and career may command your attention around the 16th. A transformation in your attitude about love will help keep the harmony with your partner around the 25th. The new moon illuminates your future path.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Intimacy heats up after the New Moon, but you’ll be required to reevaluate old attitudes holding you back, first. More romance is headed your way around the 25th, when a resolved conflict deepens a love connection.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Partnership interactions, both personal and professional, are energized during the New Moon. Avoid a financial decision around the 16th, when facts may be obscured. Issues between you and a past love may be resolved around the 25th.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You may feel pushed into making a personal decision around the 16th. Wait until you gain some clarity. Partnership activities heat up after the 20th. The New Moon urges you to get healthy and use your talents to help those in need.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Avoid jumping into a new project or decision around the 16th, when lack of clarity (or the right facts) hinders you. Your compromising skills may be tested at work around the 25th. The new moon heightens romantic interplay.