This week has lots of ups and downs. Though it begins in the same kind of dreamy yet productive haze that we felt for much of last week (as the sun and Mercury both connect with imaginative Neptune on the 17th), things quickly get crunchy again. Mercury and the sun both face off with powerful Pluto on the 18th and 19th, pulling all kinds of obsessions and power struggles to the surface. These aspects provoke anxiety and make everything feel heavy. Try not to overthink.
Thankfully, the latter half of the week comes with another vibe shift. Mercury and the sun both leave “Summertime Sadness” Cancer for “I Don’t Care I Love It” Leo on the 19th and 22nd respectively. Leo season is here, and with it, we’re getting a boost of confidence in our communications! Mercury then makes a supportive connection to Jupiter on the 23rd further encouraging a positive attitude. As Lisa Kudrow (a Leo who was born with the Mercury-Jupiter trine) said in an interview for The Hollywood Reporter back in 2012, “This isn’t just an unhappy planet. Sometimes good things can happen.”
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that sign too will provide further insight.)