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Your Weekly Horoscopes: July 3 to 9, 2022

Mars and Mercury both change signs on the 5th, marking this week as the first major vibe shift of the summer. Mars leaves excitable Aries for slow, steady Taurus while Mercury exits chatty Gemini to join the sun in sensitive Cancer. The best way to get through this week is to slow down and read the room.

Then on the 9th, Mercury squares off with Jupiter, an inspiring aspect found in the charts of LGBTQ activist Sylvia Rivera, romantic poet Pablo Neruda and outspoken actress Natalie Portman. Mercury square Jupiter is great for long-term planning with an optimistic outlook, just be sure to pay as much attention to the small details as you are to the big picture!

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

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12 Aries  

Your ruling planet Mars leaves your sign for slow, stubborn Taurus and your money sector on the 5th. Your energy might be lower than it has been for the last several weeks, tempting you to splurge on takeout. But try not to overspend for the sake of convenience as this influence can easily burn a hole in your pocket. Think about your long term financial goals before Postmate-ing a BLT at 11 p.m.. You probably have the ingredients at home.

This week’s mantra: “I have the energy to do this right.”

1 Taurus  

Mars moves into your sign on the 5th, and you’re feeling the heat. Whether this influence is playing out physically (a fresh sunburn or new pimple) or emotionally (an all-consuming urge to start a fight with your partner), do what you can to balance things out by taking the time to cool off with care. Mars in Taurus hates to be rushed and as aggressive as you might feel, there might be less urgency to this than you think. Apply the aloe and wait!

This week’s mantra: “I have time.”

2 Gemini  

Though this year hasn’t been nearly as tumultuous as 2020 or 2021, there have certainly still been a lot of growing pains. If you’ve been feeling like your big career changes or needed social transformations haven’t been worth it, you get a clue on the 9th that you’re on the right path. Whether it’s a great review at your job, an intriguing party invitation or a generous offer from a new friend, take this as a sign that all the hard work you’ve put into change has been worth it.

This week’s mantra: “I’m on the right path.”

3 Cancer  

Mercury moves into your sign on the 5th giving you the power of self expression. Now’s the time to respond to all those sweet birthday messages, pitch that project at work or find exactly the right words for that flirty DM you’ve been mulling. If you’ve been stressed about a big decision that’s on your plate, this influence is also great for talking out options with friends or going hard on a pro/con list in your journal. Don’t just think it—express it!

This week’s mantra: “I have a lot to say and I’m going to say it!”

4 Leo  

Mars moves into Taurus and your career sector on the 5th which may bring up some tensions at work or with your boss that you thought had been left behind during eclipse season. If you’ve been thinking about leaving your 9-5 for a freelance gig, this influence makes going your own way seem like the only smart move. But before acting out of frustration, consider how your actions might affect your coworkers or those who work for you. How can you get what you want without losing your head?

This week’s mantra: “I’m cool, calm and collected.”

5 Virgo  

Mercury glides into sensitive Cancer and your social sector on the 5th giving you plenty of opportunities to network and connect. The first part of this summer has been nothing but work, work, work, so take the opportunity for the next few weeks to prioritize friends. The one thing holding you back from getting out as much as you want though is needing someone to watch your kids or your cat while you’re at the party. Luckily a close friend volunteers to babysit on the 9th so you can have a good time.

This week’s mantra: “My friends always show up for me.”

6 Libra  

With Mercury and Mars both changing signs this week, the sudden shifts in your life may feel overwhelming, like it’s all happening at once. But if you’re able to slow down amidst the whirlwind, you’ll notice that the support you need—whether that’s financial, emotional, physical or all of the above—is available. You might be too busy to cook yourself dinner, but your BFF is more than willing to order you delivery. All you have to do is ask.

This week’s mantra: “Help is on the way!”

7 Scorpio  

Your ruling planet Mars moves into Taurus and your relationship sector on the 5th. Mars in Taurus is strong but low energy, and you’re likely feeling drained this week by how much you’re putting into other people’s dreams. If you’re already feeling unsupported, this influence might lead to the comparison trap, or make you feel like no one cares about your problems. Your challenge over the next few weeks is to find a balance between helping others and holding your boundaries.

This week’s mantra: “I’m amazing just the way I am.”

8 Sagittarius  

Things could get interesting for your romantic life this week when someone who got away earlier in the spring returns to ask you on a date. The timing might seem bad because with Mars moving into Taurus on the 5th, you’re suddenly buried in errands and work. Remember though: There’s always work to be done, but you won’t always have an invitation to join your crush for a romantic boat cruise. Why not test the waters and see if sparks fly?

This week’s mantra: “I’m willing to take a chance on love.”

CAPBANNER  

Though you’re usually one to keep things tight-lipped and/or professional, this week you can’t help but flirt with everyone who enters your orbit. Whether you’re single or partnered, you’re excited to connect, send compliments, and nerd out over shared interests. This is also a wonderful time to work on a creative project with an artistic partner if you’ve been seeking that spark. If you’re looking for love, a secret admirer could also reveal themselves on the 9th. Keep your eyes peeled!

This week’s mantra: “Who says I can’t have fun?”

10 Aquarius  

Mars moves into Taurus and your home sector on the 5th, and all the “renovations” (literal or figurative) that were getting done on your house back in April and May pick right back up where they left off. This transit could be a breaking point in ongoing home and family drama whether your roommate finally moves out or you’re forced to have that confrontational chat with your dad. Frustrations are high but if something just won’t budge, remember that it’s easier to let it go than to keep pushing.

This week’s mantra: “I’m allowed to let go of what no longer supports me.”

11 Pisces  

Mars moves into your local travel sector on the 5th making you more excited than usual for quick getaways and road trips just out of town. You may also find yourself having extended chats with your barista and taking extra long walks around the neighborhood to find hidden gems. Though you’re happy to explore on your own, you might end up on an unexpected date on the 9th when a hot neighbor offers to pick up your tab at the bar.

This week’s mantra: “I’m ready to find surprise in the familiar.”

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

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