Your Horoscope for the Week of July 16

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Overview: Happy homecoming! Monday’s New Moon in Cancer wants you to think about “home” as not a place or even people, but as a feeling of self-acceptance. It’s time to reimagine your relationships on Saturday when Venus Retrograde begins in Leo; this will last until September 3. On the same day, Leo season’s sparks begins and burns bright all month long!

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Aries

What does “home” mean to you, Aries? Monday’s New Moon in your Cancer-ruled belonging zone wants your intentions on the people and places providing emotional safety. On Saturday, Venus Retrograde begins in Leo and helps you reimagine the way you vulnerably share your feelings. Leo season begins on Saturday too, giving you the bravery to be open with your heart!

Taurus

Expand your language, expand your life, Taurus! Monday’s New Moon in Cancer wants your intentions on how you can improve your communication skills for life-changing results. Venus Retrograde in Leo begins on Saturday, inspiring you to reimagine your relationship to family. Leo seasons begins on Saturday too, helping you name what you’re feeling as you’re feeling it.

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Gemini

Practice what you preach, Gemini! Monday’s New Moon in your Cancer-ruled security zone wants you to live into your values as a winning strategy for financial safety. Venus Retrograde in Leo starts on Saturday, helping you rethink the way you communicate in relationships. Leo season starts on Saturday too, giving you the tools to improve your language skills.

Cancer

Happy birthday, Cancer! Monday’s New Moon is your annual make-a-wish moment; think about who you want to be and what you want to do in order to have the new life you dream of. Venus Retrograde begins in Leo on Saturday and helps you rethink your financial goals. Leo season’s start, also on Saturday, wants you to connect to the wisdom of your body.

Leo

Time for closure, Leo. Monday’s New Moon in Leo wants you to identity all the patterns, behaviors, and people you need to be freed from. Venus Retrograde in your sign begins on Saturday and transforms your values, financial intelligence, and relationships in powerful ways. Then it’s your birthday season! The Sun enters Leo on Saturday and shines just for you!

Virgo

Put the “commune” in community, Virgo! Monday’s New Moon in Cancer wants your intentions on the friendships and communities that give you deep connection. Venus turns retrograde in Leo on Saturday and helps release you from all the ghosts of the past. Leo season’s start later on Saturday helps you find closure through a helpful spiritual practice.

Libra

Emotions are professionally instructive, Libra! Monday’s New Moon in Cancer wants your intentions on how you want to feel in your career. Venus turns retrograde in your Leo-ruled friendship zone on Saturday, leading you to reassess your community. Leo season’s start, also on Saturday, attracts you to the people who are a better friendship match for the kind of person you want to become.

Scorpio

Bon voyage, Scorpio! Monday’s New Moon in Cancer wants to take you to new countries and campuses that will change your thinking and change your life. Venus turns retrograde in your Leo-ruled career zone on Saturday, helping you attract the kind of relationships that will help you succeed professionally. Leo season starts on the same day, providing you with even more ambition to lead or potentially become self-employed.

Sagittarius

Go even deeper, Sagittarius. Monday’s New Moon in Cancer wants your intentions on how to develop more trust, intimacy, and sexual satisfaction. Venus turns retrograde in your Leo-ruled education zone on Saturday, helping you get a crash course on relating more successfully. Leo season’s start on the same day gives you exactly what you want—adventures, new learning, and joy.

Capricorn

Learn from differences, Capricorn. Monday’s New Moon in Cancer wants you to turn the saying “opposites attract” into an incredible learning opportunity for your romantic relationships. Venus turns retrograde in your Leo-ruled intimacy zone on Saturday, helping you reimagine your expectations about entitlements around intimate relationships. Leo season begins the same day and turns up the heat on your sex drive!

Aquarius

Start small, Aquarius. Monday’s New Moon in Cancer helps you begin a new routine and/or habit for wellbeing by taking a small step that will compound gradually over time. Venus turns retrograde in your Leo-ruled romance zone on Saturday, helping you think about relationships from the past with a more gentle lens. Leo season’s start, also on Saturday, expands your romantic experiences with partners far from your usual type to help you grow in exciting ways.

Pisces

You’re fundamentally worthy, Pisces! Monday’s New Moon in Cancer wants your intentions on increasing your self-confidence by remembering you’re already worthy. Venus turns retrograde in Leo on Saturday, helping you notice how the little things in relationships are so important. Leo season’s start, also on Saturday, inspires you to practice more mindfulness and attention to detail for your well-being.

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Colin Bedell

Colin Bedell

Colin is a literal Gemini Twin Astrologer from Long Island, New York and a two-time graduate of the New School with his Bachelor’s in Literature from Eugene Lang College and Master’s in Fashion Studies from Parsons School of Design. A passionate student of astrology, A Course in Miracles, and other systems of personal-growth, Colin founded QueerCosmos to meaningfully contextualize queer identities across the zodiac and universal spiritual themes. Additionally, Colin leads private natal chart readings and horoscope columns with international publications. For more, head over to QueerCosmos.com. 

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