Action planet Mars is currently moving through its natural home of confident, impulsive Aries, and this week you might notice it pushing you to move fast, to treat every moment with urgency, to jump to conclusions and jump into action. But this week, remember to listen to the quieter, steadier parts of yourself, too. Now is not the time to be rushed, by other people or your own anxieties, into thinking that everything must happen immediately. It’s important to remember the long game, too.
Aries Weekly Horoscope
This is a week for learning, or remembering, how to really love yourself. It’s a week for believing, or trying to believe, that you matter and that you’re enough. In the face of the chaos happening all around you, it can seem silly, even wasteful, to talk like this, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true. No amount of personal shame will mend the world. Telling yourself you’re inadequate won’t make you stronger or braver or more ready to show up and fight. So this week, try loving yourself instead, and seeing what magic blossoms from there.
Taurus Weekly Horoscope
When the world is frightening and the future unclear, it’s natural to find yourself wanting to store away as many good things as you can. It’s logical that you’d want to hold on tight — not just to your things, but also your energy, your ideas, your love, in case you need them more later on than you need it right now. But this week is not a week for hoarding; instead, try using what you have. Don’t let your energy go stagnant, don’t let your ideas grow old and stale, locked up in your head. The more you use your powers, the more they’ll grow.
Gemini Weekly Horoscope
This week, give yourself permission to do fewer things — to take on fewer tasks, commit to fewer projects, to reduce the workload you give to yourself. This can feel unnatural at first; it can feel like you’re shirking your duties, or like you’re letting your talents go to waste. But when you narrow your focus, when you’re a little more selective about what you agree to right now, you’ll find that you can do things with care, with style, with a sense of completion. This week, you can be wonderful and you can work real magic, but you can’t be everything, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Cancer Weekly Horoscope
It can feel as though you’ve been waiting forever for a sign, for some clear and undeniable indication that your choices are right, that your ideas are good, that this is the time to act on them. But it’s crucial that you remember you don’t actually need to wait for the perfect opportunity, and you don’t need to wait for anybody’s permission. Now is the time for making your own choices, for calling your own shots, for living like you’re not a bystander or a trespasser to your own life, but the leader, the center, the sun itself.
Leo Weekly Horoscope
It’s an unbearable truth — but true nonetheless — that there really are people who would have you hide the best parts of yourself, who would have you blunt your power and dull your shine. And even when you know that they’re wrong, their voices can nag at the back of your thoughts, haunting you. This week, remember what a beautiful thing it is to be as powerful and bright as you are. Remember that when you shine, you’re not only doing it for yourself, but you’re lighting other people’s way, too.
Virgo Weekly Horoscope
The world can trick you into thinking that safety lies in striving towards total invulnerability — in refusing to let yourself ever get anything wrong, or show any signs of weakness, or stumble even once. This week, though, consider that you might find safety not in perfection, but in community — in building a world where people look out for each other, where you can make mistakes without being abandoned. Instead of working to bolster all your personal defenses this week, focus instead on connecting with other people, on doing what you can to build a world worth living in.
Libra Weekly Horoscope
This is a week for giving your anger its due — a week to really hold it, to live with it, to feel its sharp heat. This is a week for letting yourself acknowledge, even when it hurts, how much you really do have to be angry about, how much has been taken from you, how much more you’ve always deserved. You’re right to sometimes be wary of your rage — it can run away from you, it can crash around hitting all the wrong targets — but sometimes you just have to feel it, and let it remind you why you’re fighting, let it fuel you.
Scorpio Weekly Horoscope
You’re so sharp and observant that it can sometimes feel like you can see right into other people’s hearts. Because you’re so skilled at finding hidden truths, it’s easy to imagine that you know everything, that the world can keep no secrets from you. But this is a week to remember that other people still hold mysteries — that they have motivations and dreams and secrets that remain invisible to you. It’s a week to remember that the world can, in fact, still surprise you — sometimes with its darkness, but more often with moments of unexpected, unbelievable sweetness.
Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope
You’re accustomed to finding purpose in movement. It can be so much harder, so much less immediately rewarding, to instead find the meaning that hides in stillness, in repetition, in routine. But this week, this is likely where the greatest rewards will be found. Try not to rush through every moment that’s offered to you; try not to sleepwalk through days that feel the same, assuming that real life is happening somewhere far away. There’s enough purpose and beauty to sustain you, right here, if you’re willing to look for it.
Capricorn Weekly Horoscope
This is a week to look for chances to be creative. It’s a week to pay attention to the fire that’s burning hot inside you, to the song that wants to be sung, to the dream that wants to be made real. It’s so easy to tell yourself that this is a time for survival, not inspiration, or that you should be planning right now, not dreaming. But this week, it’s important that you not shut down your own avenues for creativity, for beauty, for feeling. All these things are necessary for survival, for security, for world-building, too.
Aquarius Weekly Horoscope
No matter how much you value generosity, it can sometimes feel difficult to put others first, to act with open unselfishness. Sometimes the world’s problems just feel too urgent; sometimes your own thoughts just weigh too heavily. It’s a constant effort, a constant practice, to remain open and loving in spite of everything. This week, if remaining generous in your thoughts and feelings feels like too much, remember that you can still be generous in your small and everyday actions. You can still offer care, even if you can’t control all your unruly thoughts. .
Pisces Weekly Horoscope
This week, the best thing you can do is to find a way to be less reliant on other people’s opinions of you. Other people’s feelings matter, but they aren’t the final gauge of your own worthiness. Other people’s respect and approval matters, too, but that doesn’t mean they can determine for you what kind of person you should be. No matter how much you want to be seen, to be known, to be loved, this isn’t a week to let those desires determine your course of action. This is a week to rely less on other people’s opinions, and more on your own.
Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of July 20. The weekly horoscopes for the week of August 3 will be online next Sunday.
Get Claire Comstock-Gay’s book, Madame Clairevoyant’s Guide to the Stars, out now.