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Your Weekly Horoscopes: July 26 to August 1, 2020

Communication is key this week, but the next seven days are also chaotic AF—to put it lightly. Growth-oriented Jupiter and sweet Venus make connections with fantastical Neptune on Monday the 27th encouraging both collective dreams and personal delusions. Venus squares off with Neptune in the charts of Diane Keaton, Salma Hayek and Charlize Theron—all masters of quite literally playing pretend. With sensitive Mercury in Cancer squaring off with aggressive Mars in Aries on the same day, tongues are sharp and conflict is unavoidable. All three of these aspects bring up themes we’ve been retreading all year.

After everything comes to the surface on Monday, the revelations continue as Mercury connects with Jupiter then Neptune then transformative Pluto from Thursday the 30th through Saturday the 1st. Both verbal and written confrontation is inevitable this week so there’s no use holding back what we have to say. There’s no choice but to trust our gut and follow our instincts.

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

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3 Cancer  

There’s a lot to live up to this week, sweet moonchild. Whether you’re in the final rounds of interviews for a new job, getting heat from your current boss or releasing a personal project into the world, feelings get hurt on Monday the 27th when you can’t meet your own impossibly high standards. Instead of beating yourself up about it, try to lean into what’s unknown. The future is full of possibility. On Thursday the 30th, a productive meeting about a collaborative project reminds you that you don’t have to change the world on your own.

This week’s mantra: Why do it all alone?

4 Leo  

Though it’s your season, and you should be feeling like your best diva self, you actually spend most of this week caught up in everyone else’s drama. Everyone needs a favor and every conversation becomes an endless, emotional deep dive. It’s chaotic, for sure, but take note of what inspires you to take action, especially on Monday the 27th. Though serving others isn’t exactly the spotlight you crave, helping someone out could lead to many future gifts. Don’t get caught up in thinking something is “beneath” you because—like a good workout—you’ll feel the benefits later.

This week’s mantra: Do the work.

5 Virgo  

An argument with a friend that began back on July 8th resurfaces on Monday the 27th. Compromise is necessary to move on, but your strong opinions just keep getting in the way. During lockdown, you’ve really lost your patience for having the same conversation over and over again so if you’re still rehashing the same problem you’ve had for years, just let it go. On Thursday the 30th, a fresh romance or budding flirtation enters the chat. If your heart isn’t open, you’ll miss the signs.

This week’s mantra: Is this worth the grudge?

6 Libra  

Your career goals are certainly attainable, dear Libra. But this week it becomes all too clear that you’ve perhaps spent too much time envisioning the future and not enough time making a plan. Though it’s tempting—especially on Monday the 27th—to stay complacent in your daydream cocoon, you’ll feel so much better when you get off the couch and take the first step. Most of what you need to make waves is already within you, just take a breath and sort it all out.

This week’s mantra: It all comes together once you start.

7 Scorpio  

Though you like to project an image of mystery and detachment, you’re actually a true romantic at heart. In fact, once you catch a crush, you fall into the fantasy of it all very fast and very deep. This week though, you’re reminded how nice it is when dating isn’t such a drama. It’s actually fun when it’s something you can rely on! Cancel a date with your toxic hookup buddy on Thursday the 27th and work on a creative project or meet up with someone who actually supports you instead.

This week’s mantra: Love doesn’t have to be so hard.

8 Sagittarius  

You have the resources to get the stability you crave. And on Monday the 27th, you’re reminded of how much you’ve saved since February (and even since last year) to buy a home or make improvements on your current space. Though you’re tempted to blow a bunch of cash on something that makes you happy in the moment, remember that you’re building something slowly that’s meant to last. On Thursday the 30th, an unexpected loan or investment opportunity makes the dream that much more of a reality.

This week’s mantra: You’re further ahead than you think.

CAPBANNER  

Though you’d rather get caught up in the tiny details of a project—or the particulars of your skin care routine—on Monday the 27th, there are much more pressing life decisions to be made. Should you move in with your boyfriend? Should you join a CSA? Should you hit send on that controversial tweet? Things happen when you make them happen, so don’t keep yourself on the sidelines. Once you start making choices, things come together seamlessly. Be the creator of your most ideal environment.

This week’s mantra: The only bad choice is no choice.

10 Aquarius  

It seems like every day there’s another cause to put all your weight behind. Though you want to give everywhere you can, it’s important to be specific. You’re reminded of this on Monday the 27th when you see how one of your small contributions has made a real difference. This prevents even a simultaneous scheduling snafu—a repeat of something that happened on July 8—from totally ruining your day. Spend time this week riding the high of your impact and giving your time and your money to pressing initiatives.

This week’s mantra: Every little bit counts.

11 Pisces  

Despite your struggles to find community over the last few years, on Monday the 27th you get a huge boost of confidence from your real friends. Though your finances are a mess and your living situation is stressing you out, at least you have someone to go to for advice. Around Thursday the 30th, a casual hang out reveals a potential career opportunity. Don’t worry about whether or not you’re qualified just let your charms do the work. Before you know it, you’re onto the next challenge.

This week’s mantra: Everything starts somewhere.

12 Aries  

You know that it’s time to step up and take more responsibility—especially at work—but you can’t get ahead when you don’t know where to start. Sending a million texts to your crush as a distraction isn’t going to help and neither is digging through your emails for a clue from the past. Remember: This change is future-oriented. If your mom or sister offers some advice on Monday the 27th, remember what happened on the 8th, and hear her out before starting a fight.

This week’s mantra: Don’t act without a plan.

1 Taurus  

It isn’t worth having friends who don’t make you feel good or build up your self-confidence. On Monday the 27th, a friend makes an offhand comment that’s supposed to be a joke but ends up hurting your feelings. Earlier this spring, you were keen to follow her every word into the dark. But do you even like those shoes she insisted that you buy? Leave your texts on read this week and read a book instead.

This week’s mantra: Be your own best friend.

2 Gemini  

Your mind is moving even faster than usual this week, but somehow you find yourself at a loss for words. From conversations with neighbors to emails to coworkers, it all feels forced. You have such big dreams for your career and the mark you’re going to make on the world that you’re not seeing yourself clearly. Remember that you’re a star but also...don’t promise what you can’t deliver. Talk things out with a trusted friend or collaborator on Thursday the 30th before going public with any big decision.

This week’s mantra: The answer arrives when you calm your mind.

Jaime Wright is an astrologer based in New York. You can follow her on Instagram @jaimeallycewright or subscribe to her newsletter.

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