Neptune, planet of illusion, has been retrograde since the end of June. During this time, you’ve been forced to face your harsh realities — with no illusions to cloud your judgment or rose-colored glasses to buoy your spirits. It’s important to see the world clearly, but that doesn’t mean you need to be totally pragmatic all the time. This Saturday, Neptune retrograde will finally end, and when it does, your imagination can run free again. Hold on to the clarity you’ve found over the past five months, but allow yourself the sweetness of dreaming as well. It’s just as important.
Aries Weekly Horoscope
If you’re happy with the direction your life is taking, then by all means, keep up what you’re doing. But if you’re dissatisfied and unfulfilled, then this is a good time to consider shaking things up — and not a minor adjustment, a dramatic change, the kind that would surprise all your friends, that may even catch you off guard. You don’t have to take action yet. (Mars is still retrograde, so you probably shouldn’t.) Right now, it’s enough to luxuriate in the possibilities, to let your imagination roam. The future is weirder and more full of possibility than you realize.
Taurus Weekly Horoscope
When you’re trying to turn ideas into reality or transform the world or find your own quiet happiness, you can’t rely on desire alone. You’ve always known this, but the past few months have hammered home the lesson that wanting a big change is insufficient. You have put in the work. Just make sure you aren’t overcorrecting. Dreams aren’t enough on their own, but that doesn’t mean they’re not valuable. Don’t shy away from wanting extravagantly, from believing the impossible may be closer than you think. Let your dreams be a road map.
Gemini Weekly Horoscope
When you experience big, unwieldy emotions, you tend to suppress them. Maybe you’re trying to be polite, or maybe you simply don’t want to deal with the fallout. The trouble is, that doesn’t make the feelings vanish; they live on inside your head, where you play out entire imagined arguments, riling yourself up over conflicts that no one but you is actively participating in. They can even linger in your body, making you sick, headachy, or tired. This week, stop! If you can’t let it go, then let it out. Give the people who love you a chance to hear you and to respond. It’s more fair to all of you.
Cancer Weekly Horoscope
This week, one of the best things you can do for your mental health is to make sure you’re holding yourself to realistic standards. The current astrological landscape means your thinking is unlikely to be terribly precise (blame it on Mercury being in Sagittarius), so don’t expect otherwise. And while Mars is in Gemini, you’re not likely to be especially productive, so don’t get down on yourself if you don’t make great strides toward your long-term ambitions. Instead, aim to be creative. Make your friends laugh. Make a point of getting all the rest you need. There’s so much you can do — and can do well — in this moment. Focus on that.
Leo Weekly Horoscope
In your pursuit of honesty and integrity, of resisting lazy and simplistic thinking, it’s all too easy to end up being unkind. You’re harder on others than you need to be and harder still on yourself. So this week, practice being forgiving and extending others (and yourself) the benefit of the doubt. It’s difficult enough getting through life as it is. So be as generous and understanding as you can manage. It won’t make you weak. On the contrary, it’ll make you better equipped to take on the world.
Virgo Weekly Horoscope
There’s a part of you that wants more than anything to be “normal” — to fit in with the people around you, to want what they want, to express yourself in the same way. This week in particular, though, you’re probably going to fail at all that. Not because there’s something wrong with you but because you aren’t supposed to be exactly the same as everybody else. You’re only supposed to be yourself. And while it may be scary to stick your neck out, to demand love or success on your own terms, that’s what you have to do. Be brave and you’ll be happier in the long run.
Libra Weekly Horoscope
When you feel vulnerable, stressed, or annoyed, sometimes all you want is to retreat into yourself, to take refuge in a place, whether physical or mental, that’s beautiful, safe, yours. And truly you deserve a break from the irritation and heartache that comes from dealing with others. Eventually, though, you have to venture back out into the world and let people in. This week, you must risk the occasional downsides of friendship and community in order to benefit from the joys they offer — even if you don’t think you’re ready.
Scorpio Weekly Horoscope
There’s nothing wrong with being conscious of appearances. It’s wise to be aware of how your actions come across to others and mindful of how your words may carry unintended meaning. There’s nothing wrong either with wanting to be looked at, to be beautiful, admired, and desired. But too great a focus on image can quickly become suffocating, so this week, try to release it. Pretend that you don’t care, that you’re too busy living to be bothered with people’s perceptions of you. If you fake it long enough, you’ll find that it has become true, that you’re free.
Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope
Normally, it’s important to think through the consequences of your decisions, to take time before embarking on a new venture. But it can also be dangerous to play it too safe. This week, don’t close yourself off to the thrill of taking a chance, the magic of letting yourself be surprised. Life will always contain an element of beautiful unpredictability, and if you try too hard to fight it by being “good,” by following each and every rule, you risk missing out. Right now, it’s okay to make some choices that go against the grain. Trust your gut.
Capricorn Weekly Horoscope
To you, optimism often sounds like another word for naïveté. You prefer to keep your expectations reasonable, even low; you’d rather be realistic about obstacles so you’re less disappointed later. There’s sense in that approach, but this week, make sure you’re not sliding into despair or selling yourself short. On your own, you’re capable of much more than you realize; when you join with other people, you can achieve miracles. Life is at times strange and disappointing, but you’re never helpless. You merely have to keep hope alive.
Aquarius Weekly Horoscope
You’ve been exceptionally brave lately, refusing to settle for less than you need or to give up on yourself and your community. No matter how complicated and heartbreaking the world can be, you haven’t given in to cynicism or selfishness. The trouble is that courage’s rewards are rarely as readily apparent. Sometimes, it seems only
to create more problems for you. But this week, you’ll finally start to see what it was all for. None of your actions were wasted. They were slowly making the world better, making your life bigger, making more room for love. They led you here.
Pisces Weekly Horoscope
Lately, it’s felt as if you’ve been dealing with one crisis after another. You expend so much energy fixing your problems and supporting friends over theirs that there’s none left at the end of the day. So this week, focus on recharging. Maybe you need to stay home and sleep; maybe you need to go out and dance. Maybe you need to ask your friends to show up and support you. You have so much to offer, but it’s hard to fulfill your potential when you’re constantly running on empty. So for now, make yourself a priority. It will help everyone in the long run.
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