Horoscopes for July 28th to August 4th

Overview

July 28th to 31st features an upsetting square between edgy Uranus retrograde in Aries, and moody Mars in Cancer. Mars in Cancer is emotional action, while Uranus is about shocks and liberation. Be aware of the potential for deeply personal and irrational arguments/events during these fews days. Then again, if you need freedom, this will be the time to achieve it. Fortunately, July 29th will give us a soothing gift in the midst of this tension; the Grand Sextile. This rare and potent configuration (active only on the 29th) involves a Grand Water Trine between Mars and Jupiter (in Cancer), Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune retrograde in Pisces. The Moon in Taurus will activate a Grand Earth Trine as it hooks up with Venus in Virgo and Pluto retrograde in Capricorn. The Water sign planets will form harmonious sextiles with the Earth sign planets: Cancer sextiles Virgo, which sextiles Scorpio, which sextiles Capricorn, which sextiles Pisces, which sextiles Taurus, which sextiles Cancer.  This will create a beautiful circuit of healing, grounding energy that should provide a fix for any issues created by the Mars/Uranus square. However, note that this energy is so harmonious that it will be easy to let it slip by and do nothing. It's up to you to make use of it. From August 2nd to 4th, the Sun in Leo is enabled with a liberating trine from Uranus in Aries, ending the week on a sparkling note.

Aries:

The square from Mars (your ruler) in your home/family sector, to Uranus (in your sign) can indicate tensions/surprising incidents involving family members, home repairs or relocations.  Alternatively, someone at home may challenge you directly. Be extra cautious for the few days this aspect is in effect; watch for accidents around the home and sudden arguments. The Grand Sextile should help immensely in coping with the tension of this square. It will activate the following in your chart: the Moon in your financial/emotional security sector, Mars and Jupiter in your home/family sector, Venus in your sector of work/health, Saturn in your sector of shared resources, Pluto in your career sector and Neptune in your hidden sector. Use its potential to initiate changes that will stabilize and boost your security. Here's a chance to blend work/career goals with domestic/shared responsibilities. As the Sun (in your sector of creativity and celebrations) trines Uranus in your sign, you should feel the tension lift (and enjoy an increased sense of freedom) as you express your personal goals in harmonious ways. You may experience this as a breakthrough on a creative project/performance, or you may simply have an opportunity to celebrate/socialize/cut loose.

Taurus:

Mars (in your communications sector) squares Uranus in your hidden sector, triggering arguments, surprising messages and tense discussions. Much of what you experience will be rooted in unseen or unacknowledged issues. Alternatively, a secret may be forced out into the open. The Grand Sextile involves the following areas: the Moon (in your sign), Mars/Jupiter (in your communication sector),  Venus (your ruler) in your sector of creativity, Saturn in your partnership sector, Pluto in your sector of opportunities and Neptune in your social sector. While communications will be a source of tension, the Sextile will give you an opportunity to make amends, reach out to someone or nurture understanding with a partner or friend. Relationship stability can also increase with this aspect. Once the Sun (in your domestic sector) trines Uranus, you should discover an unexpected and positive way to deal with any abrupt revelations (from earlier in the week). Alternatively, you could find that inspiration or support for your private hopes is right in front of you.

Gemini:

Mars (in your personal resources sector) squares Uranus in your social sector, indicating that external sources may upset your financial or emotional stability. This won't be a major incident (and you do have Jupiter's protective influence in your resources sector), but watch for a surprising revelation/message (involving friends or a larger group) that causes you to re-evaluate what you have or need. The Grand Sextile will activate the following: Mars/Jupiter (in your resources sector), Venus (in your domestic sector), Saturn (in your sector of work/health), Pluto (in your sector of shared resources), Neptune (in your career sector) and the Moon in your sector of secrets.  You can use this energy to increase domestic harmony, bolster your financial/emotional security, and enable certain dreams involving career or reputation; the key will be accessing what's  hidden, or paying attention to what's not obvious. As the Sun (in your communication sector) trines Uranus in your social sector, relationships with friends/groups should smooth out, and the external sources that challenged you earlier in the week will now work harmoniously with you. Keep the lines of communication open in order to benefit from this aspect.

Cancer:

Mars in your sign gets hit with a square from Uranus in your career sector. Sudden changes involving your reputation, public profile, career goals or job situation may give you a jolt. Jupiter is spreading his protective energy in your sign, so the outcome shouldn't be too upsetting, but proceed cautiously with all public/career matters during these few days. The Grand Sextile involves Mars/Jupiter in your sign, Venus in your communication sector, Saturn in your sector of creativity, Pluto in your relationship sector, Neptune in your sector of opportunities and the Moon in your social sector. You can use this energy to heal relationship fissures, enable relationship changes or put a positive spin on your public image/affiliations. Mars/Jupiter insist that this could be your moment to empower yourself (with healing, confidence and optimism) in a way you never have, previously. The Sun in your sector of personal resources trine Uranus in your career sector, pointing to a career breakthrough/opportunity that could net you more cash (through your present work) or an additional source of income. The key with this aspect is to say "Yes" to an unexpected or slightly risky opportunity.

Leo:

Mars in your hidden sector squares Uranus in your sector of opportunities, suggesting that your reactions to sudden incidents (involving long distance travel, education, legal matter or publishing) will be strongly driven by unconscious or secret factors. Your responses will not be logical, and may catch everyone off guard. Alternatively, these sudden occurrences could reveal a highly emotional secret. The Grand Sextile will activate the following in your chart: Mars/Jupiter in your hidden sector, Venus in your sector of financial/emotional resources, Saturn in your domestic sector, Pluto in your sector of work/health, Neptune in your sector of shared resources, and the Moon in your career sector. The Sextile could facilitate a release/revelation that feels just right, even if the initial trigger is a bit bumpy. Domestic responsibilities/stability versus your public/career image will factor strongly into this. As the Sun in your sign trines Uranus in your opportunities sector, you'll gain even more ground if you accept an invitation to explore what's new or foreign. This will be the time to stretch your wings and announce yourself proudly to a wider (or brand new) audience.

Virgo:

Mars in your social sector squares Uranus in your sector of shared resources, suggesting that sudden spurts of jealousy, competitiveness or jarring emotional reactions will be rooted in your deeper fears of losing control. Partnership issues can be touchy, especially when friends/acquaintances are involved. Keep in mind that others are just a trigger for your personal issues, and it's more productive to look inside (first) for the source of tension. The Grand Sextile will involve Venus (in your sign), Saturn in your communication sector,  Pluto in your sector of creativity, Neptune in your partnership sector, the Moon in your sector of opportunities, and Mars/Jupiter in your social sector. This aspect has huge potential to heal any partnership rifts/tension (brought on by the Mars/Uranus square) or to boost a sense of faith/hope in your love life. The key will be working with Venus in your sign; loving your imperfections and granting forgiveness to yourself (and your partner, or previous partners). As the Sun in your hidden sector trines Uranus in your sector of shared resources, watch for a subtle shift in perception (towards optimism) or an undefined feeling of release/freedom. Go wherever it takes you, even if you have no idea where it's going.

Libra:

Mars in your career sector squares Uranus in your relationship sector, triggering arguments, overreactions or sudden about-faces. Ambitions and external responsibilities will be the trigger for this (the public you versus the private you). The Grand Sextile will activate Mars/Jupiter in your career sector, Venus (your ruler) in your hidden sector, Saturn in your sector of financial/emotional resources, Pluto in your domestic sector, Neptune in your sector of work/health and the Moon in your sector of shared resources. You may find that a time out (or time alone) will give you perspective on relationship/career tensions. Tuning into your most private desires, (or one specific, hidden desire) can be helpful, and will rebalance you.  When the Sun in your sector of friends/groups trines Uranus in your relationship sector, friction in your love life should ease; getting out, being social and allowing room to breathe (for you and your partner) will help immensely. If you're single, stepping out and leaving yourself open to chance encounters could provide an exciting new romantic opportunity.

Scorpio:

Mars in your opportunities sector squares Uranus in your sector of work/health. Long distance travel, education, legal matters or publishing could be one of the areas that clashes with your current routine or obligations. Alternatively, physical/emotional stress could spike around this time, or a health issue may flare up (or be revealed). The Grand Sextile involves Saturn in your sign, Pluto in your communication sector, Neptune in your sector of creativity, the Moon in your relationship sector, Mars/Jupiter in your sector of opportunities and Venus in your social sector. The key to getting the most from this Sextile is Saturn; work with your current limits/boundaries/increased focus or knowledge of what you must do. Think of this as you reacquainting yourself with current realities, if you've drifted off track. Relationships and new career/social opportunities can benefit from this. As the Sun in your career sector trines Uranus in your work/health sector, you'll achieve an easier flow between ambition and personal routine. Your energy should even out, and you may achieve a breakthrough regarding job prospects, public image or future goals.

Sagittarius:

Mars in your sector of shared resources squares Uranus in your sector of creativity/celebrations, suggesting difficulties with debt/sudden expenses or abrupt revelations concerning intimacy. Tensions may arise from the need to express your freedom versus another's control/jealousy. However, the Grand Sextile can smooth things over, as it involves Mars (and your ruler, Jupiter) in your shared resources sector, Venus in your career sector, Saturn in your hidden sector, Pluto in your sector of emotional/financial security, Neptune in your domestic sector and the Moon in your sector of work/health. A mutual understanding, or mutually acceptable solution, can be achieved with the careful application of routine, discipline or straight-up work. There's nothing glamorous about this fix; it's all about what you put into your daily efforts. Watch for favourable career developments to contribute to this as well. Once the Sun in your opportunities sector trines Uranus in your creativity/celebrations sector, you'll have much more freedom to express yourself, promote yourself or explore something new and exciting (long distance travel or education are particularly favoured).

Capricorn:

Mars in your partnership sector clashes with Uranus in your domestic sector, triggering arguments or sudden upsets with a partner. An existing relationship may experience tension over changes involving home, family or relocation. Single Capricorns may feel the challenge between potential relationship/security needs and the continued liberation (voluntary or forced) from your past. Look to the Grand Sextile for a helpful time out or solution; it will activate Mars/Jupiter in your relationship sector, Venus in your sector of opportunities, Saturn in your social sector, Pluto in your sign, Neptune in your communication sector and the Moon in your sector of creativity/celebrations. Pluto has been steadily accelerating your transformation, by compelling you to dig underneath your rules/limits/structures and create new ones. The old you (and the old way you would have approached relationships) is no longer appropriate. You probably have an inkling (by now) of a new approach that involves less authority, or leading with a feeling of hope (rather than fear). Tap into this in order to make the most of this Sextile. As the Sun in your sector of shared resources trines Uranus in your domestic sector, the tension at home should find a release via a financial solution or assistance (from your partner or someone else).

Aquarius:

Uranus (your ruler) in your communication sector squares Mars in your sector of work/routine, stirring up health issues, tensions with co-workers or difficulties with work assignments/obligations. Nervous energy/irritation will be high, and explosive arguments are a possibility. Fortunately, the Grand Sextile will activate Mars/Jupiter in your work/routine sector, Venus in your sector of shared resources, Saturn in your career sector, Pluto in your hidden sector, Neptune in your sector of security and the Moon in your domestic sector. The solution to these tensions lies in your ability to respond (rather than react) with optimistic perspective. No matter how overwhelming/infuriating events seem, keep the following in mind; the tensions will pass (sooner than you think), your future goals are unfolding beautifully, and your emotional requirements are shifting into something that allows belief to play a much larger role in your life. Take all this, and then do whatever feels right, in the moment. This will probably involve a healing withdrawal, but it might include a moment of profound intimacy with your partner. As the Sun in your partnership sector trines Uranus in your communication sector, relationship tensions should fade as you feel lighter and brighter about a romantic issue. Single Aquarians could meet someone through a chance introduction (in person or online).

Pisces:

Mars in your sector of creativity is squared by Uranus in your security sector, pushing you to take a romantic/creative risk, or indulge heavily in escapist actions. This can be an exciting influence, but caution is advised. If you push too far or too fast, you may find yourself confronting an unpleasant shock or truth. The Grand Sextile will activate Mars/Jupiter in your creativity sector, Venus in your partnership sector, Saturn in your sector of opportunities, Pluto in your social sector, Neptune in your sign, and the Moon in your communication sector. This could be your moment to realize a romantic/relationship dream. Whether it involves an existing relationship, or a new encounter, the key will be your increasing awareness of who you really are, what you have to offer another, and who you want to attract. This is your deeply personal, completely authentic dream, not your idea of what someone else may need. As the Sun in your sector of routine trines Uranus in your security sector, you'll feel a click as work/habits/exercise/energy enable your financial and emotional needs.