Overview

This final day of July has a beautifully healing vibe – but with the Sun trine Chiron, it’s important to understand that sometimes healing involves tears and sadness first. Deeply emotional, it’s nonetheless ultimately a cathartic time, especially for anyone who has suffered a trauma. For AriesLeo and Sagittarius, it’s a chance to explore some long-repressed issues. Looking ahead, Monday’s Full Moon in Aquarius asks us what we’ve done lately for the greater good.

 Aries (March 20th – April 19th)


Don’t be surprised if irritation gets the best of you today and your anger erupts. But don’t give in to every snappish urge. Even if someone is seriously getting on your nerves, you can still treat them with calm respect. Why not make this a personal challenge? See if you can get through the day without exchanging harsh words with anyone. If you can, you can bet your soul will have grown at least a couple of notches.

 Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)


You want some leisure time, and everyone would agree that you deserve it. Still, be patient if there’s a little business mixed with the pleasure. You’re plenty strong enough to keep the machinery running on your own, but odds are good that you won’t have to. You have help and support available in devoted friends, family, or coworkers — people who can pitch in and help lighten your load. That way, you can steal away for a little downtime.

 Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)


You’re embroiled in a passionate quarrel, tossing out clever cut-downs and searing rebuttals — but at this point, you don’t even remember who started the whole thing. The reason behind the argument escapes you, which should be a pretty good sign that it’s time to move on. Start looking for common ground, because it’s not worth the discomfort of staying mired in the mess. You’ll feel so much better when you can breathe easily again.

 Cancer (June 21st – July 21st)


You want financial security and comfort, but you can’t be all things to all people. If you try, you’ll run yourself ragged, and then no one will be happy. Calm down, and try not to smother people so much — just focus on your own needs for a while. You’ll get a lot accomplished today if you trust that things will happen. Soon you’ll feel more cooperative and compromising, with a clearer view of the goals you share with others.

 Leo (July 22nd – August 21st)


Sentimentality comes with a hefty price tag today. Is that why you’re so grumpy? If so, the answer’s easy — if you can’t really afford it, just don’t go there. Don’t let yourself get bogged down in melancholy or nostalgia. Stay on the sunny side of the street and focus on the parts of your life that are positive and strong. Get some exercise with a friend, or play with a child or pet. You’ll feel better in no time.

 Virgo (August 22nd – September 21st)


It might feel like the stakes are high, but you can still take it easy today and simply observe. Don’t worry that opportunities will pass you by — they’re likely to find you with remarkable ease. In the meantime, conserve energy and start making a plan to make this thing happen. Besides, the stakes aren’t nearly as high as you think — you just really, really want this. Desire is good. So is a slow, steady ascent to success.

 Libra (September 22nd – October 22nd)


Well, this just happens sometimes. Your patience shrinks, your skin becomes as thin as rice paper, and you have no sense of humor about anything that looks like a jab in your direction. The problem is, everything looks like a jab, whether or not it’s meant to. Of course, you’re a bit perplexed at your reaction, too. Try to stay cool, but don’t be surprised if having an easygoing attitude is just too challenging today.

 Scorpio (October 23rd – November 21st)


How are things going? If you’ve run into any issues lately, now is a great time to start making reality better. The stars are aligned to help you put your best foot forward and take some important strides. You can now make an executive decision that works for everyone — it’ll feel good on all sides. Other people are counting on you, and with good reason. Show them you’re worth their trust and support.

 Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 20th)


If someone around you is acting crazy today, you’re still able to stay rational and calmly introspective. You just aren’t buying into the drama, and that’s a good thing. So what if other people think that’s dull? You’re just doing what you have to do, and taking care of business. Someone has to, and you could end up scoring brownie points with your boss if you stick to the task at hand instead of getting swept up in others’ theatrics.

 Capricorn (December 21st – January 18th)


Today, put everything you’ve got into that new venture. An application at work, a new shed in the garden — no matter what it is, it will benefit from your focused energy and drive for success. Being disciplined doesn’t make you a stick in the mud, but you can still afford to show some humor and passion. Doing so will only help. At the very least, it’ll prove to everyone that you’re just as fun as they are.

 Aquarius (January 19th – February 17th)


You’re full of humanitarian urges today, and they’re sure to gain you extra good karma. Fate certainly seems to be on your side, but don’t forget that good behavior still counts, too. Work within the lines, not outside them — take the proper avenues to gain the support you need. Clear things with your boss, draw up a proposal, and submit it through official channels. You’ll be glad you took the legitimate route later, when things get more complicated.

 Pisces (February 18th – March 19th)


Today offers a wonderful chance to gather friends and loved ones and have a great time together. You’re feeling unusually grounded, which enables you to be the perfect host — thorough and precise about meeting your guests’ needs, which you’ll intuit with your keenly perceptive nature. Can you use this newly honed skill elsewhere? Your clients or employer might like to know how well you can take care of others, on many different levels at once.