Mars in Leo, Venus in Cancer, a New Moon: Here’s Your Horoscope For the Week of July 1

Weekly Horoscope
It’s finally the month of July, and the first thing that greets us is the planet Mars entering the sign of Leo! Mars is a planet of motivation and action and it is aptly moving into a sign of expression and enjoyment. This makes Mars in Leo give off powerful energy!

This period which will last until August 17 is the perfect time to work on a project you are passionate about because you will experience even more confidence, a stronger will, and a stronger drive. You will feel like you’ve got it all figured out and that nothing can possibly go wrong as long as you work hard for it and, most importantly, enjoy every step of the way.

This is followed by two other astrological phenomena—the New Moon in Cancer on July 2 and Venus entering Cancer on July 3—which both ask us to focus on matters of the home. Cherish and nurture your family during this time, initiate a KonMari tidying up session, or fill your workspace with things you love!

There really is a lot to expect this coming week. But here’s what the stars want to tell you specifically.

Aries (March 20 to April 19)

Are you feeling trapped right now? Well, I hate to break it to you but this suffocation you’re feeling might be something you brought upon yourself. This doubt and anxiety might all be in your head, and the way out of it is clear—that is if you allow yourself to see it. Get yourself out of this funk you put yourself in by indulging in something fun! Play games, watch movies, or hang out with friends; just let loose and live!

Taurus (April 19 – May 20) 

Your need to stay in command and in control is not doing really well for you. Although you are able to assert your leadership to your team, it’s kind of straining your synergy. In the process, it’s doing much more harm than you would have wanted. Try letting loose and lowering your pride so that you can foster a much more relaxed but productive atmosphere!

Gemini (May 20 – June 21)

You are raring to go and achieve your goals this week because you are feeling in control of your life right now more than ever! There’s bound to be bumps on the road ahead, but your sheer will and determination will get you through. Don’t let other people get you down this week; enjoy the journey and keep your eye on the prize! Success is already within your grasp.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Things are generally going really well for you right now; however, this is also making you feel bored and restless. The hustle of reaching your goals is starting to wear you down, but at the same time, you’re also starting to feel stagnant. It’s like being stuck in between two places. This is a great time to take a break, contemplate, and reflect on which direction you want to take. Keep yourself open to new possibilities!

Leo (July 22 – August 23)

Cherish and nurture your relationships this week. Find time to spend with your friends or your family, or take time to improve the synergy within your team! If you’re feeling stressed right now, relax and recharge with your loved ones. Remember: you’re never alone!

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

There’s no time to joke around this week. You’ve got a goal in mind and only by working hard, staying focused, and staying committed will you be able to attain it. It will be useful for you to detach yourself from your emotions when making decisions (that is, listen to your head) and carefully weigh out your options to avoid making the wrong choice. Most importantly, aim high and stay confident!

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