Your Weekly Horoscopes: July 23 to 30, 2023

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If you’re still recovering from last week’s jam-packed stretch of astro-weather, you’re not alone! Things come at a slower pace this week, but still hit hard. Chiron stations retrograde on the 23rd bringing repressed wounds and sensitivities to the surface as Pluto squares off with the nodes making everything feel heavy and fated. Unexpected insights arrive amidst the wallowing though as communication planet Mercury squares off with Uranus on the same day.

Mercury then meets up with Venus retrograde on the 27th—an aspect of poetic communication—before entering Virgo on the 28th. Mercury is exalted—or, at its most articulate and powerful—in Virgo. Perhaps with this shift, we can finally put *gestures wildly at everything* into words.

(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that sign too will provide further insight.)

Your Monthly Horoscopes: July 2023

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(March 21 - April 19)

The week begins on a very sensitive note for you as Chiron stations retrograde in your sign on the 23rd. You’re one who’s usually able to toughen up and push through the pain but something—likely unexpected—touches a nerve. The best way to process this is to keep moving, keep doing what you’re doing. Why feel discouraged when you can keep trying?

This week’s mantra: “Move.”

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(April 20 - May 20)

This summer has challenged you to take a step back from your external goals and go inward instead. You’re deep in the process of reconfiguring and reclaiming your sense of home. As Mercury meets up with Venus retrograde on the 27th you get some juicy information that brings some relief. This hasn’t been for naught. The breakthroughs are coming!

This week’s mantra: “Bloom.”

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(May 21 - June 20)

Get dressed up to run your errands this week, Gemini, because you never know who you might run into along the way. An encounter with your crush at the grocery store leads to an unexpected date or an old coworker at the coffee shop gives you ideas for a new business venture. Once Mercury enters Virgo on the 28th, you enter a more introverted era for the next few months so put yourself out there while you can.

This week’s mantra: “Circulate.”

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(June 21 - July 22)

Last week’s new moon in your sign really gave you a new lease on life. As Mercury and Venus retrograde meet up on the 27th, you’re tempted to go on a major shopping spree (and trust, you deserve to treat yourself). But before clicking "Buy" on all those online shopping carts, take a moment to look through your closets and see what you already have. You might find a new appreciation for some old things.

This week’s mantra: “Clear.”

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(July 23 - Aug 22)

Your season’s off to an intense start this year, Leo, and what’s most interesting (and kind of annoying) is that it’s not about you. While you’re getting a glow up, a lot of your friends are going through it. Luckily Mercury meets Venus retrograde in your sign on the 27th giving you the gift of eloquence so you can cheer everyone up and keep the party going.

This week’s mantra: “Shine.”

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(August 23 - September 23)

Whether or not you’ve been able to actually get away, you’ve spent most of the last couple weeks wishing you were off grid. As Mercury meets Venus retrograde in your unconscious sector on the 27th, you finally get to enjoy some real peace and quiet. Whether that’s a deep meditation session or just a morning alone without your partner and kids, it’s a spiritual experience. Mercury then moves into your sign on the 28th putting you back in the center of the action for the rest of the summer.

This week’s mantra: “Rest.”

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(September 23 - October 21)

Chiron stations retrograde in your relationship sector on the 23rd bringing some old wounds to the surface. It’s not that you want your old partner back, it’s that you miss how you felt when you were together. The best love connections right now are going to come through friends and networking. Even if you don’t want to go, drag yourself to that community event on the 27th. You never know who you might meet.

This week’s mantra: Flirt.”

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(October 22 - November 21)

You’re in the midst of a rebrand when it comes to your public image and career. But you don’t have to be doing all of it behind the scenes. In fact, this week might be a good time to test some new ideas and see how your audience reacts. Whether you’re putting one of your silly poems on your Insta story, taking a meeting with your boss or offering something new to your clients, put it out there!

This week’s mantra: “Test.”

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(November 22 - December 21)

Tensions are building at work, and you can’t help but feel like things are catching flame. What if instead of burning it all down, you sat back and took notes instead? Venus retrograde has you reconsidering what it means both to learn and to teach, and as Mercury enters your career sector on the 28th, it’s time for you to take the story back into your own hands.

This week’s mantra: “Rewrite.”

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(December 22 - January 19)

Chiron stations retrograde in your home and family sector on the 23rd, reminding you that wherever you go, there you are. Sometimes those core wounds sneak up on you. Be gentle on yourself! This summer’s astrology is pushing you to have uncomfortable conversations and reclaim your power in relationships. Start with giving yourself more love at the root.

This week’s mantra: “Nest.”

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(January 20 - February 18)

As Mercury and Venus retrograde kiss in your partnership sector on the 27th, you too are experiencing lots of sweet connection and intimacy in your closest relationships. This summer is both about settling down and having gratitude for all you have left to learn. Push through those hard conversations this week so you can grow even closer.

This week’s mantra: “Love.”

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(February 19 - March 20)

It seems like all of your problems over the past few years come back to the same thing: money. Whether it’s not having enough of it, or just feeling like you don’t have enough of it, Chiron stationing retrograde in your finance sector on the 23rd brings up those touchy feelings. This summer is all about addressing your relationship to work and routine. Are you giving yourself space or pushing yourself toward burnout? Time to take an objective look or ask for a second opinion.

This week’s mantra: “Outsource.”

Jaime Wright is an astrologer based in New York. You can subscribe to her newsletter for more musings on the stars.



Jaime Wright is an astrologer and writer based in NYC. She has been writing PureWow’s weekly and monthly horoscope columns since 2019, and also authors the cult favorite...