Your horoscope for July 19 to 25, 2018

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      The sun enters fun-and-sun Leo on Sunday afternoon, but for many of us it could be a rocky road ahead.

      Overall, the stars are on the okay move-along through Sunday, so ride the good wave. Don’t force what isn’t coming naturally, though, and make sure to monitor for building tensions and breaking-point triggers, yours or theirs.

      Tuesday, Venus/Neptune is good for letting it slide or taking it easy. On the other hand, the transit can set a backdrop for susceptibility, gullibility, blurred lines, blind spots, giving in to weakness or illusion, or missing the mark. Don’t bank on a promise, an expectation, or a sales pitch.

      Encompassing two eclipses, one next week and one next month, Mercury in Leo will travel retrograde from Wednesday evening through August 18. In general, the transit is a good one for personal review and recentring. Are you creating the life you want to live? Are you happy? In love? Thriving? If the answer is no, then you aren’t likely to keep the act up for long.

      Wednesday’s sun/Uranus and Thursday’s sun/Mars retrograde provide plenty of fuel for the fire. If you haven’t been able to get clarity, break free, or break through so far, you‘ll have a better-than-average, perhaps an exceptional, opportunity to get there now.

      Friday’s total full-moon eclipse in Aquarius, the longest eclipse for this century, is accompanied by Earth and Mars retrograde in their closest proximity to the sun and each other. Uranus, ruler of Aquarius, is also contributing to cracking the code. Amazing and opportune for some, jarring for others—it’s going to be a wild ride.

      March 20 - April 19

      Mars is hot-wired through the end of the month and into the start of next. Hitting full-steam ahead as of mid–next week, Mars, Uranus, the sun in Leo, and next Friday’s lunar eclipse in Aquarius are sure to put life in the fast lane. Thanks to Tuesday’s Venus/Neptune, and the start of Mercury retrograde on Wednesday, you may not see it coming.

      April 20 - May 20

      Next Friday’s total lunar eclipse can hit you full force if it makes direct contact with your birth chart, especially if you are born on or close to April 22 to 26. Regardless, you’ll feel the impact. Watch for someone or something unexpected to dictate the action. Couldn’t do it previously? You will now. Don’t resist fate; get onboard with it instead.

      May 21 - June 21

      You could do with a break. Whether planned or unexpected, watch for Mercury and Mars retrograde and next Friday’s eclipse to cut you loose. A special event, added excitement, or volatility is in the mix. Something could suddenly go snap, hit you like a lightning bolt, rev you up, or overtake you like a freight train. A special someone could play a major role.

      June 21 - July 22

      Thursday through Sunday, you are likely to find your motivation is up a notch. Don’t waste it. As of mid–next week, the stars will overwrite the good momentum with the unexpected. Tuesday, it is easy to get caught up or to overproject. Mercury retrograde, starting Wednesday, can see you hit a backtrack regarding confidence, options, or finances. Soon, a breakthrough.

      July 22 - August 22

      Ready or not, here it comes. Leo month is going to pack a major punch, especially if your birthday falls on or near next Friday’s eclipse. If the relationship or prospect isn’t meant to be, you won’t be able to nail it down. Despite Mercury and Mars retrograde, watch for destiny to hit full-steam ahead as of Wednesday.

      August 22 - September 22

      While the usual is to be expected out of Mercury retrograde (starting next Wednesday), it has positive applications, too. It’s best used for self-reflection, recentring, creative exploration, and getting back in touch with what or whom is most worthy of time, attention, and heart. Next Friday’s liberating eclipse can kick-start enlightenment, a sudden turnaround, an improvement track, or something much more.

      September 22 - October 23

      Beyond a good transit for reconnecting, Mercury retrograde could take you on another go-around with someone or something. Thanks to next Friday’s total lunar eclipse, there’s a major element of surprise regarding who shows up/bursts onto the scene or what comes your way. Don’t expect to go slow. Expect to hit a fast track right from the get-go.

      October 23 - November 21

      A vacation is ideally timed for the rest of the month. If it isn’t in the cards for you, then take full advantage of the getting while the getting is good. Tuesday/Wednesday and onward, be prepared for an onslaught, disruption, shakeup, wake-up, or sudden snap. The sun, Uranus, Mars, Mercury retrograde, and the lunar eclipse hit the anything-goes action switch.

      November 21 - December 21

      Leo month, starting Sunday, is one of your best for making hay while the sun shines, for pleasure, play, and travel. Even so, Mercury retrograde (starting Wednesday) and Friday’s bust-it-wide-open lunar eclipse, have their own agendas. This next week could springboard you unexpectedly. Someone or something could take you by surprise. Everything could change in a flash.

      December 21 - January 19

      Despite whatever backtrack Mercury retrograde may produce, things have a way of working out to an advantage. Wednesday to Friday, the eclipse could produce an eruption, added volatility, vulnerability, reactiveness, or inflammation. You could hit a financial or emotional brink. Venus/Pluto can see you scoop a bargain, find, recoup, replace, clear it up, or fill it in.

      January 20 - February 18

      Mercury retrograde, starting late next Wednesday, turns an added spotlight onto your social matters and/or one special one. Mars continues its retrograde backtrack in Aquarius, but far from extinguishing the fire, passion, reaction, excitement, or volatility, the hot one is about to blow the lid off. It’s cut-to-the-chase, cutoff, cut-loose, or breakthrough time.

      February 18 - March 20

      One way or another, Mercury retrograde can put you back to work. Something you thought was finished or accomplished may require more time, attention, or dollars. To the plus, you could get a better price or more out of it this time. Next Friday’s eclipse can stir it up or inflame it, or it could rile, ignite, or surprise you.

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