Your Weekly Horoscopes: July 5 to 11, 2020
This week begins with a lunar eclipse—an extra potent full moon—in Capricorn during the early morning hours of the Sunday the 5th. We’ve experienced eclipses in the serious, disciplined sign of the sea goat since January 5, 2019 (with follow ups on July 16 and December 26, 2019 respectively), and this lunation is our last chance to move on from what isn’t working and purge what needs to go. Consider this a Blue Light Special sale on your life.
On Wednesday the 8th, Mars—now in its element of aggressive Aries—squares off with Mercury—now in its final week of retrograde—in sensitive Cancer. With this harsh meeting of the planets of action and communication, expect sharp tongues and loud opinions. No wonder this aspect is prominent in the birth charts of outspoken icons like Cher, Demi Moore and Tina Turner! This aspect repeats on July 27th so any conflict that comes up now could repeat later in the month. Sometimes the truth just hurts.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that will provide further insight.)
Whether quarantine has brought you closer together or torn you apart, the lunar eclipse on Sunday the 5th brings a revelation that makes or breaks a relationship. Your business partner wants to sell the company; your boyfriend wants to elope; and your BFF is pregnant (and terrified!). It’s impossible to escape these heavy conversations, so lean into the work that must be done together. Then, on Wednesday the 8th, a tense situation at work reminds you to take some time for yourself. Don’t underestimate the power of a face mask and solitary reflection.
This week’s mantra: Protect yourself to protect your partnership.
Last week had you doing nothing but grueling errands, tedious admin and mindless chores which all comes to a climax at the lunar eclipse on Sunday the 5th. Sure, you’ve powered through all of your to do’s: grad school applications are sent, kids finally got their haircuts and the dog had his dental appointment. But now you’re feeling so exhausted that on Wednesday the 8th, you blow off an entire afternoon of work to dig back into a spiritual or intellectual pursuit. Ghost on your boss’ emails for a couple hours and pull some tarot cards instead.
This week’s mantra: Actually, it can wait.
The lunar eclipse on Sunday the 5th is a moment to choose your own happiness. Take a long drive with your kids, plan a picnic date with your quarantine BF or pull out your guitar and learn how to play “Wonderwall.” You’re finally accepting that what you love isn’t “cool,” and that’s OK. Then on Wednesday the 8th, you end up in a heated argument over money with a friend. Do you owe her $200 for a canceled bachelorette party? Or does she owe you $200 for those Ariana Grande tickets in 2018? Neither of you is communicating clearly so take some space and regroup next week.
This week’s mantra: It’s hip to be square.
You’ve done so much work over the last two years to clean out your physical or metaphorical basement and at the lunar eclipse on Sunday the 5th, it’s time to drag those last few boxes of books to Goodwill or officially cut ties with your toxic roommate. It’s a relief to let go of the baggage, but now you’re freaked out by all the extra space! On Wednesday the 8th, you get a business offer that’s super intriguing but also missing quite a few details. Pause before you chase the next big thing. Follow your gut.
This week’s mantra: It’s a blessing to start over.
At the lunar eclipse on Sunday the 5th, you find out that your BFF is moving back to her hometown or your local coffee shop won’t be reopening. Though you’ve gotten used to quite a bit of change in your environment over the last two years, this news throws you for a loop. Are you really going to have to buy a French press? How can you pull off a socially distanced farewell party? Then, on Wednesday the 8th, you get into a heated argument with a coworker that’s more about your boss than either of you. Do what you can to stay on track.
This week’s mantra: When you know yourself, you can thrive anywhere.
This week’s lunar eclipse on Sunday the 5th challenges your definition of security and success. Is it worth it to stay at a lucrative but soul-sucking job to continue living in an expensive city just so you can feel “part of something”? Maybe you’d be happier moving upstate, working on a farm and getting involved in local politics. It’s a dream! You’re pulled out of the romantic fantasy on Wednesday the 8th though when your landlord denies your request to break your lease. Let this be a reminder that as much comfort as this fantasy brings, it’s not only about you.
This week’s mantra: Success is what you make of it.
At the lunar eclipse on the 5th, take a good, hard look in the mirror. Who you see is a woman with a stylish and professional wardrobe and an enviable skincare routine who never scrolls her phone before bed. When did you grow up? Though you’re proud of how comfortable you feel in your own skin, you are nostalgic for how things used to be. Luckily on the 8th, you can focus on someone else when your BFF or roommate calls seeking your advice. Step into your role as a wise woman.
This week’s mantra: You always are what you always were.
This week’s lunar eclipse on Sunday the 5th brings up a familiar feeling of dread—something out of your control is happening and there’s no way you can fix it. Instead of feeling overwhelmed by another department’s crisis at work, your sister’s divorce or your BFF’s fiasco of a dating life, step away from Slack and the group chat and meditate instead. Though drama with coworkers over scheduling a company Zoom retreat might harsh your zen on Wednesday the 8th, take the full week to retreat and revive. Continue the battle once you get enough rest.
This week’s mantra: It’s not your problem.
If a friend (or a “friend”) lets you down at the lunar eclipse on the 5th, make sure that this is the last time. Leave the group chat that always has you feeling left out. Resign from the neighborhood sustainability committee and start your own composting initiative instead. You’re meant to be surrounded by people who want you to thrive, so stop giving away that emotional labor. On Wednesday the 8th, a date gets awkward when your new boo suggests something way out of your price range. How can you get creative so can still get what you want?
This week’s mantra: What you pay attention to grows.
The lunar eclipse on Sunday the 5th brings a climactic close to almost two years of growth in your career. Whether you’re getting furloughed or getting a promotion, it’s the end of an era. The turning point you’ve craved. Trust that even if things still aren’t perfect—at the very least, you’re more aligned. Though the last thing you need this week is a fight with your mom, your sister or someone else you love, a conflict arises on Wednesday the 8th when she tries to give you some unsolicited advice for dealing with your boss. Trust your own growth.
This week’s mantra: You’ve done the work so move on.
The lunar eclipse on Sunday the 5th brings two years of major mind expansion to a close. Whether you’re handing in your final paper for grad school, finishing up an herbalism apprenticeship or teaching your first (virtual) yoga class, whatever journey you’ve been on has changed your life. It’s changed your beliefs. That’s why on the 8th, when your sister or a close friend makes an upsetting offhand comment, don’t be afraid to correct her ignorance. What you’re saying isn’t too idealistic. Not everyone dares to imagine a better world.
This week’s mantra: No one should make you feel small.
Around this time last year, you took a huge financial risk and whether that was buying a house in the Catskills with your fiancé, starting a side hustle bakery with your cousin or giving your neighborhood coffee shop services at a discounted rate, this week you find out if the shared investment was worth it. If there are any lingering problems in your power dynamic, they may get explosive around the lunar eclipse on Sunday the 5th. And by Wednesday the 8th, whether you’re doubling down or giving up, you’re in for an awkward but productive conversation about how to move forward.
This week’s mantra: Don’t invest without a strategy.