Your Weekly Horoscopes: July 31 to August 6, 2022

This week brings the year’s most explosive cosmic weather as Mars (our drive) meets Uranus (reinvention) and the North Node (expansive desire) in Taurus on the 1st. The Taurus part of our chart thrives on what’s reliable and consistent, but this aspect makes us hungry for swift progress and sudden change in that part of our lives. Even if it's a good change, this aspect can also be destabilizing and anxiety provoking. Luckily, sweet Venus in Cancer makes a supportive connection to both Uranus and Mars on the 2nd to ease us through this transition. Whatever happens this week is meant to rock the boat and shake us out of a rut. Mercury moves into practical Virgo on the 4th—a placement found in the charts of expert wordsmiths like Freddie Mercury, Tori Amos and Leonard Bernstein—giving us keen powers in communication through it all. Take deep breaths and go with the flow.

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

12 aries

This week brings major shakeups to your income streams, resources and possessions. You might get a sudden raise or pay cut, or decide on a whim to downsize your usual maximalist wardrobe. Though it’s extremely stressful to be in flux, you’re going through this now so you can fill your life back up with things that bring you joy. Doing a deep clean of your work or living space is a salve for this uneasy time.

This week’s mantra: “Let it go.”

1 taurus

This week begins on a destabilizing note as you reach many simultaneous breakthroughs about your identity, image and self-care. Though this is nothing new—you’ve been in a constant state of flux for months if not years now—this week, you’re finally in a place where you DGAF what anyone thinks about you anymore. If you’re feeling beyond unhinged, something as simple as a long walk and a latte from your favorite coffee shop calms your nerves.

This week’s mantra: “I am who I am!”

2 gemini

Something feels off this week, but you can’t quite put your finger on it. Let this be an exercise in letting go of the things you can’t control. The good news is that your ruling planet Mercury enters its other home sign of Virgo on the 4th giving you a boost in your communication, expression and career. Make sure you get all the details before taking on more responsibility.

This week’s mantra: “I release what I cannot control.”

3 cancer

The theme for this week is “be careful what you wish, it just might come true” as dreams you thought were totally out of reach fall into your lap one by one. It’s so wonderful to feel seen and supported, but all the pressure to perform is pushing your nervous system into overdrive. Before sitting down to answer all those anxiety-provoking emails, take a bath or do a face mask. Self soothing is just as important as “getting ahead.”

This week’s mantra: “I do it for myself.”

4 leo

This week brings a watershed moment for the rapid changes you’ve been experiencing in your career, public image and responsibilities over the last few years. Whether you’re getting a promotion, calling out your boss or letting your dog walker go, a swift decision must be made that leaves you feeling a bit destabilized. If you’re feeling on edge, put your phone on “do not disturb” and take some time to journal, meditate or literally do nothing.

This week’s mantra: “I am not the sum of my productivity.”

5 virgo

Not to be dramatic, but this week just might come with a spiritual awakening for you, Virgo. The conjunction of Mars (action), Uranus (innovation) and the North Node (unbridled growth) on the 1st falls in your travel, education and spirituality sector. Right now, you’re learning, growing and expanding your mind. Then on the 4th, your ruling planet Mercury enters your sign giving you great mental clarity and articulation. Make sure you’re writing down all that you’re observing.

This week’s mantra: “I’m ready to learn!”

6 libra

It’s time to break some curses, Libra! As action planet Mars joins shocking Uranus and the unregulated North Node on the 1st, you’re feeling ready to shed baggage and burdens that have been keeping you from living your best life. This transit could also bring unexpected opportunities for loans, freelance gigs or patronage that supports some of your larger career goals. Put your needs out there!

This week’s mantra: “I release what no longer serves me.”

7 scorpio

Big changes are coming for your closest relationships at the same time as you breakthrough on something you’ve been working on all year. Maybe they’ve had something to do with each other all along. Though you usually choose your confrontations carefully, an argument or cathartic heart-to-heart might come out of nowhere on the 1st. To soothe your nervous system post-letting it all out, escape into a foreign film, do a tarot spread or escape into the fantasy of planning your next vacation.

This week’s mantra: “I choose myself.”

8 sagittarius

This week is defined by some shake ups to your workflow or daily routine. Though you’ve spent most of this year (and let’s be real, the last few years) in the midst of lots of changes with your job, fitness program or health habits, what happens on the 1st is a breakthrough moment. Hopefully this shift gives you more space to pursue romance, spend time with your kids or prioritize hobbies. It’s no longer acceptable for your life to be all work and no play.

This week’s mantra: “I do what fulfills me.”


Congratulations, you’re having a (literal or metaphorical) baby, Capricorn! Whether you’re finally pregnant or just ready to dive deep into an artistic process, this is a breakthrough for you pursuing the things you want to do rather than going everyone else’s way. Though it’s thrilling to get everything you wanted, this could also feel stressful. Make sure you’re taking time to co-regulate with your partner or spend quality time with your BFF to soothe your nervous system.

This week’s mantra: “I can have it all!”

10 aquarius

Sudden and rapid changes are in store on the homefront this week as Mars (action) meets Uranus (innovation) and the North Node (unbridled expansion) on the 1st. You’ve been in the process of making huge shifts in your home and family life since 2018, but this is a breakthrough moment as far as cultivating your unique private space. Big change is messy so you might want to spend time organizing, deep cleaning or running errands to keep you calm amidst the storm.

This week’s mantra: “I deserve my own special space.”

11 pisces

Big changes are coming for your neighborhood, communications or even your commute this week, Pisces! You’ve been learning all year that the only constant you can rely on is change, and this is a breakthrough moment for reorganizing your routines. Then on the 4th, Mercury moves into your partnership sector marking it an auspicious few weeks for connecting with those who really see you—romantically or otherwise. Why not put yourself out there?

This week’s mantra: “Wherever I go, I make an impact.”

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

Jaime Wright


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...
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