Astrology by Lisa Stardust
This week starts with a Super Black Moon occurring on July 31st in Leo. The Super Black Moon gives us a chance to start fresh and create new beginnings around our hearts desires. Later in the day, on the 31st, Mercury turns direct, thus ending its retrograde journey. Until August 15th, when Mercury leaves its post-retrograde shadow, we will be retracing the story that began on June 20th. Venus, who is currently in Leo, softly connects with healing asteroid Chiron, who is retrograde in Aries, on August 1st, giving us the chance to mend relationships. August 2nd brings a tense aspect from Venus and Uranus, who is in Taurus, ending the week with emotional shake ups, breakups, and breakdowns. We are seeing situations and people through a different lense this week—trust and believe what you see.
March 21-April 19
It’s been a long road to creative success and this week proves that you’ve been able to cultivate your own unique artistic brand. The only caveat to your personal and professional victories is that you feel less than deserving of such triumphs. Don’t allow yourself to feel less than spectacular. You're the leader of the zodiac and the best ram in town—even if you’re feeling a little less than special. Take time to enjoy and celebrate your triumphs this week before you let yourself get into an emotional tailspin. You’re still number one, even if you feel less than popular.
April 20-May 20
Life is always in flux—which often proves challenging for your steady heart. This week situations and relationships are changing too fast for you, causing you restless nights and emotional days. You’re unsure of your next move, which is causing inner anxieties and stresses to rise. Not knowing where tomorrow takes you may be enjoyable for some, but definitely not for your earthy sentiments. The only resolve is for you to embrace the ever-changing world and laugh off the daily drama. Roll with the punches. Don’t fight the universe’s plans. Life’s always evolving and growing—it’s time for you to keep up.
May 21-June 20
For the past few weeks you’ve been feeling as though others have been talking or plotting against you. While you haven’t necessarily been paranoid, you’ve certainly had a gut feeling. The truth to this matter is coming out this week, which will certainly spark arguments with others. You’ve been too credulous and kind, trusting blindly. Now, you are learning who you can and cannot trust. Although it may be challenging, don’t fall into the trap of defensively expressing your emotions. In these matters, silence is more powerful because you can’t take back harsh and austere words once they’re out there.
June 21-July 22
If you could put a monetary worth on yourself this week—the sky’s the limit. You’ve had many emotional setbacks that have hindered your confidence. But, now you’re able to see your worth. As a result, you are taking back your power within interpersonal relationships. This may cause issues with others, as they have been undermining you for a while. You may even decide to temporarily cut ties with those who are psychically draining you by not indulging their erratic behavior because it is draining your energy. If you value and respect yourself, you can stand in authority amongst your peers.
July 23-August 22
The professional sphere of your life is changing this week, which may cause much drama and upsets as you are ill prepared to move forward. Your career is moving in a new direction, which may cause a lot of anxiety and issues. You have the ability and drive to elevate your status—no matter what direction your career is heading in. Throw caution to the wind and allow yourself to evolve. Your creativity will always endure success. Nothing stays the same forever and it’s time you let go of your preconceived notions of where you should be within your professional visions.
August 23-September 22
Taking the high road is always hard—especially when your even tempered feathers have been ruffled. Consuming your mind with meditation will help you understand the motivations of others (even if you disagree with their actions) and allow you to come to a peaceful comprehension of situations. Arguing won’t help make your case and will prove fruitless. Take the energy from such frustrations and channel it back within you to elevate your mind and spirit. Allow yourself time to reflect this week. You will come to a place of inner tranquility and calmness by blocking out outside noise and nonsense.
September 23-October 22
You’ve been longing to give back to others. However, you’ve been feeling stuck and unable to decide upon a charity to give to. You desperately want to help, but believe in too many philanthropic charities to commit to a specific one. Rather than just choosing one specific place, donate to several. Organize a political or humanitarian event with your coven this week. Step up your game and host an event at your home with the intention of raising money for several causes. Your heart will sore knowing you are helping others around the world and paying your fortunate luck forward.
October 23-November 22
Unexpected revelations in relationships will make you second guess your feelings. You are discovering secrets and lies which others have told you, forcing to reassess the direction of these partnerships. While you often give people several chances to transform and grow, you’re realizing that they are incapable of evolving and bettering their situations. Unlike your fierce chameleon energy, they aren’t strong enough to change. Once you come to terms with their actions, you will be ready to set yourself free from them. Don’t diminish your self-worth by allowing yourself to engage with those who do not respect and value you.
November 22-December 21
You’re on the impetus of greatness—but, rather than moving into a better place you’ve taken yourself back a few steps. The inability to transcend into the next phase of life stems from your insecurities. This is causing inertia and panic to take hold of your mind. Try to connect with your spiritual side this week through yoga and mindful mediation. Let your ancestors guide you by calling upon them for help. You can achieve anything you desire—if you put your mind to it. Don’t give up on yourself so easily, fight for your passions and dreams to obtain inner fulfillment.
December 22-January 19
You’ve been transforming at a rampant pace—trying to let go of that which does not serve your highest purpose. This week allows you to shed the excess skin and sentiments you’ve been holding on to and blossom into the sea-goat of your dreams. As long as you are ready to leave the past behind and move towards the future, you will be prosperous with your adventures. Don’t allow yourself to fall into the trap of holding on. Although it’s scary, change is your only option to personal salvation and happiness. Let yourself evolve and transform. Embrace new possibilities this week.
January 20-February 18
Matters of the heart have been topsy-turvy for some time, causing you to feel as though you’ve been riding on a never-ending emotional roller coaster. This week helps you make decisions about relationships by offering you clarity on your sentiments and feelings. Seeing others for who they truly are may bring personal shocks and heartache, but it’s necessary for you to know who you align yourself with. Give yourself time to heal. Nurture yourself this week, to avoid upsets and negative feelings that may come your way. Keep yourself guarded by positivity in order to protect your energy from others.
February 19-March 20
You’ve been feeling lost at sea for the past month and this week you are finally able to move past the haze that’s surrounding your mind. It’s time for you to get clear about your desires and make healthy decisions. This means detoxing your personal space. Smudging can help purify your energy. Wearing an amethyst crystal can protect you from negative vibes. You are on the road to self-improvement and growth. Don’t let anyone set you back in your personal journey towards healing. You have the ability to transform and evolve—even if you think it’s impossible. You’re stronger than you think.