Your Weekly Horoscopes: July 9 to 15, 2023

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Lots to think about this week, that’s for sure. Mercury—planet of communication—takes a starring role, making aspects throughout the week that inspire imagination (the 9th), investigation (the 10th) and fated encounters (the 11th). Mercury also moves from nostalgic Cancer to fiery Leo on the 11th. It’s out with the poetic love letters and in with the passionate proclamations of desire. But along with that passion comes a more fixed way of communication. Once Leo gets an idea in their head, it’s hard to change their mind.

Meanwhile, Mars enters Virgo on the 10th—the placement of project managers and organization gurus. This influence helps us get our to do lists in order, and then cross out what doesn’t spark joy. The sun connects with Uranus on the 14th bringing even more opportunities to try something new.

Next week is when things take a turn for the more tumultuous this month so enjoy these generally chill vibes while you can!

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

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(March 21 - April 19)

It’s time to get back to the gym, Aries. Your ruling planet Mars moves into Virgo and your daily grind sector on the 10th for the first time since September 2021. Whether that was the last time you pushed yourself to work out, or the last time you committed to a new fitness journey, history is about to repeat itself. If you’re bored with your usual routine, it’s time to break a sweat (or get through your work day) in a new way.

This week’s mantra: “Heat.”

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(April 20 - May 20)

Mars enters Virgo on the 10th and while this inspires some to clean house, it inspires you to clean up your dating roster. Whoever you’re still having fun with can stay, but whoever you’re just keeping around to see if they live up to their potential (newsflash: they won’t, you know this.) has got to go. If dating is far from your mind, the next few weeks are also a great time to commit to an artistic practice or spend extra time with your kids.

This week’s mantra: “Keepers only.”

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(May 21 - June 20)

Your ruling planet Mercury moves into Leo and your communication sector on the 11th making this the week to really get the conversation started. You’re not one to ever hold your tongue, but for the past few weeks, you’ve been in a more contemplative place. Reaching out to a few close friends early in the week gives you exciting ideas not only for what to do this weekend but for improving your overall quality of life.

This week’s mantra: “Ease.”

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(June 21 - July 22)

Don’t forget that it’s still your season, Cancer. This week begins on a dreamy and imaginative note. You’re feeling inspired to travel, learn or teach! Whether you’re planning a trip or watching Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy on your couch, there’s many opportunities to expand your mind. You’re also feeling extra social and friendly so if you were planning something low-key for the weekend, you’re going to want to turn that into a full-on celebration.

This week’s mantra: “Go!”

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(July 23 - Aug 22)

Mercury enters your sign on the 11th giving you the gift of the gab. Being able to speak up for yourself and your ideas is a necessary skill in your plans to take over the world. The problem isn’t convincing others that you’re powerful. Everyone already believes that you are. Your task is to convince yourself of your power by taking full ownership of your ideas. Lean into unexpected opportunities that come your way this week as they could lead you to a long term commitment.

This week’s mantra: “Confidence.”

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(August 23 - September 23)

This summer is about reconciling between what’s meant for you and what you desperately need to let go. You’re feeling extra motivated (and also extra hot!) with Mars moving into your sign for a six week stay on the 10th. Meanwhile, your ruling planet Mercury begins an underworld journey in your unconscious sector on the 11th. For the next few weeks, some of your best ideas might come to you in a dream or as a sign or a call from a distant friend. Keep your heart open.

This week’s mantra: “Embody.”

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(September 23 - October 21)

Though Cancer season is your most visible time of year—bringing career milestones, recognition from your boss and kudos from even your biggest rival—you’re also feeling confused about whether you’re on the right track. This week brings opportunities to think outside the box about where you’re currently at and where you’d like to go professionally. This starts with taking a candid inventory of both your routines and your support system.

This week’s mantra: “Honesty.”

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(October 22 - November 21)

Over the last few weeks, you’ve made some really important decisions for your career. Though you might find the idea of “networking” to be cringe, with your ruling planet Mars moving into Virgo and your community sector on the 10th, there’s no time like the present to connect with others about what you want to do. Over the next six weeks, all of your best opportunities will come through your friends and supporters.

This week’s mantra: “Ask!”

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(November 22 - December 21)

Mars moves into your career sector on the 10th bringing some tensions you’ve been feeling from your boss or a bossy coworker to the forefront. If you’ve been thinking about making a change, now’s the time to do it. With Mercury also changing signs this week, you’re spending a lot of time researching both grad schools and places you can afford to take a cheap vacation or sabbatical. Assert your needs! Just try not to hurt anyone’s feelings in the process.

This week’s mantra: “Center.”

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(December 22 - January 19)

It’s the dawn of a new era for your relationships, Capricorn. This is the time of year when you’re most focused on other people, and this week, you get to actually enjoy them rather than spending all your time on maintenance. With Mercury entering Leo and the part of your chart that deals with power dynamics, you may also reach some new levels of intimacy as you’re less afraid of talking through the messy stuff. Go deep!

This week’s mantra: “Inward!”

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(January 20 - February 18)

This is the week for cleaning skeletons out of your closet, Aquarius. It’s messy work, but someone has to do it. Whether it’s paying off an outstanding loan, confronting family drama or having a real talk with your partner about shared responsibilities, it feels good to get this off your chest. Treat yourself for putting in the work and going to the uncomfortable place. Not everyone is so brave!

This week’s mantra: “Messy.”

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(February 19 - March 20)

Give yourself space to explore your creativity this week, Pisces. You spend so much time holding space for other people, but what about the things you want to do? You bring so much to the table no matter what, but you’re able to show up more fully when you’re having fun. Try not to compare your version of happiness to anyone else’s. Remember: the highlight reel you’re seeing on Instagram isn’t the whole picture. There’s someone out there who wishes they were you.

This week’s mantra: “Claim.”

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...