A New Moon for Cancer and broader horizons for Virgo, the week of Independence Day brings excitement on many fronts. Read on for astrologer Shelley von Strunckel’s take on what this week holds for you!
Aries March 20 – April 18
Unnecessary complications may be annoying. This week, however, it soon becomes clear these details are crucial. On one hand, they’re essential to exploring intriguing but vague ideas or offers. Some involve your domestic life, others activities out in the world. In every case, making the best of these requires serious investigation. Do so, and you’ll soon recognise why they’re a worthwhile investment of your time.
Taurus April 19 – May 19
There’s no avoiding complex practical issues and differences with others. But once you understand that each offers valuable insights of some variety, you’ll focus on what you can learn. Some are straightforward. However, as many are so complex they require patience, effort and, often, negotiation. The time you invest will prove informative, both about circumstances and, equally, about the otherwise puzzling attitude of certain individuals.
Gemini May 20 – June 19
Dealing with those who lack imagination is always challenging. What’s more, delve into current obstacles in depth and you’ll soon realise how few options there are. Consequently, when tackling business or finances, you’re better off simply doing whatever is required. Misunderstandings are another matter. Invest time in exploring ideas with others and what you learn, about them and your options, will revolutionise your thinking.
Cancer June 20 – July 21
Although there’s no sidestepping certain obstacles, they could prove unexpectedly informative. Link these with Monday’s Cancer New Moon, which constitutes a sort of personal new year for you, complete with a fresh perspective, on the present and the future, and you’ll soon be rethinking your priorities. This makes it easier to say farewell to unworkable arrangements and focus on those that are new, and more exciting.
Leo July 22 – August 21
After an exciting and fast paced couple of weeks, suddenly circumstances involve difficult individuals and precise detail. While initially shocking, you’ll soon realise how much you’re learning from these demanding situations. Knowing that, resist the temptation to do the minimum and investigate what, and who, is involved in depth. This won’t just be informative, it could lead to substantial changes in your thinking and priorities.
Virgo August 22 – September 21
As a Virgo, once you have the facts, you can deal with almost anything. However, between frequent and unexpected revelations and sudden changes in circumstances even the simplest of plans won’t last. Disastrous as that seems initially, it means you can explore intriguing ideas without committing. Take advantage of this opportunity to broaden your horizons. What you learn and who you encounter could be life-changing.
Libra September 22 – October 21
Exciting as recent ideas, offers and events have been, turning them into lasting plans is another matter. While, obviously, you’d prefer to talk these over, pressure from events or the demands of certain individuals leave little time for even brief discussions. Knowing that, ensure what you organise is flexible enough that, as circumstances change, so can arrangements. This buys you time to consider your options.
Scorpio October 22 – November 20
When you know who and what you’re dealing with, being decisive is easy. However, you’re at the end of a complex, if exciting, period. While you can’t go for much longer without making plans, things are too unsettled to commit. So don’t. Instead, do something out of character and make tentative arrangements. This gives everybody time to explore what’s exciting and consider what should go.
Sagittarius November 21 – December 20
Since late May circumstances have forced you to be patient. Then, suddenly, everything happened at once. Exciting as this has been, you’re left making decisions about plans, some sudden, and either in a rush or while short of details. You can’t avoid organising things, but you can ensure arrangements are flexible. While this will suit you, others will be thankful as well.
Capricorn December 21 – January 19
Between the recent rare alliance between fortunate Jupiter and Pluto, which is in Capricorn, and this week’s potent planetary activity, life’s exciting. While you’re eager to make plans, facts are in short supply. What’s more, things are moving so swiftly you’re hesitant about committing. The solution? Do something out of character and make halfway arrangements. This approach gives you welcome room to manoeuvre.
Aquarius January 20 – February 18
Few things annoy you more than those who simply refuse to consider changes or, equally, pointless rules and regulations. Yet that’s what you’re facing. Urgent as things seem, you need only make loose plans. The trick is to put off arrangements where possible and if you must organise things, ensure they’re flexible. That may seem a compromise but you’ll soon realise how wise it was.
Pisces February 19 – March 19
Don’t make the mistake of assuming that others are aware of either existing arrangements or your thoughts for the future. While you may have discussed them, times have changed and so have your priorities. Although the resulting debates will slow progress in the short term, what you learn as a result won’t just be informative, it will lead to a breath-takingly exciting vision for the future.