Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, August 7th
Uranus has recently begun its work of detaching you from the values you’ve previously held, dear Aries, so that you can explore new, more authentic ways of expressing your value and dealing with your money and personal possessions. Today, Uranus turns retrograde and will remain retrograde for the coming five months. During that period, Uranus will return to your sign for a final time (from November to March) before returning to your resources sector for a more consistent (and lengthy) transit. Even with some worry related to finances or some moving around of funds, ultimately you’re moving towards a whole new way of expressing yourself. As you rewrite what you value most, the respect you attract into your life evolves. You are discovering unique natural talents and learning to embrace and develop them, as well as letting go of old dependencies or crutches. The coming months will be useful for working on inner attitudes that need to change so that you can move forward more authentically. This is also a time for dreaming up inventive ways of making money or reviewing and refining current projects. Today’s Venus-Mars transit is terrific for connecting you to people or projects that make you feel good, reinforced, or motivated. You might come to a new understanding with a partner or special someone. It’s a fine time to back up and redo something that once went wrong.
Uranus entered your sign in May, dear Taurus, and this was a significant move since Uranus spends about seven years in a sign! This means you’ll be getting chummy with this planet for years ahead. Today, Uranus begins its yearly five-month retrograde cycle, and because it’s only transiting the first degrees of Taurus, later, it will return to Aries for a few months before coming back to Taurus in March more consistently. Uranus in Taurus, while new, has likely altered the way you express yourself and has possibly impacted your relationships, career, or independence, too. While Uranus was direct and in your sign for the last few months, confidence in your pursuit of new experiences and expression of your independence has been evident. However, with Uranus now retrograde, more is likely to go on inside of you than on the surface (until January). Use now and the coming months for getting in touch with what is driving your behavior, and which fears or attitudes have been limiting your independence and authenticity. Personal plans may be put on hold or could slow down, whether this is due to circumstances or because you are not as quick to make changes or take personal risks. Today, Venus forms a trine to Mars, and this can be invigorating. Warm energy can help boost your relationships and your sense of timing. You have a real knack for smoothing over differences right now. Romantic connections and creative matters thrive.
Uranus has been transiting your privacy sector since May, dear Gemini, and is now turning retrograde for five months. This transit is a long-term one that will help you break free from elements of your life that have kept you from growing and thriving. Mind you, these things can sometimes be abrupt, leaving you feeling a bit vulnerable or on edge, but they keep you moving forward. The idea is that the more you let go of the weight of secrets and inauthentic behavior, the more you enjoy your life. For the coming five months, this tends to subside. It’s a period for processing recent events and changes and for dealing with your feelings towards putting things behind you. Dreams and intuition are more pronounced at this time, and they’re giving you meaningful messages. Also today, Venus and Mars form a trine aspect, which can lead to a connection or a pleasant exchange. People around you seem to be cooperating for the most part, and this sets you at ease. You may be motivated to pursue a personal interest, hobby, or creative activity. Confidence is strong but not overbearing, and affections are pleasantly stimulating.
With Uranus transiting your solar eleventh house since May, dear Cancer, there may have been unusual, nontraditional, or unreliable elements in your social life. You may be breaking out of old molds and expressing yourself in new ways vis-a-vis friends, the group or your community. While there is some abruptness to this transit, with Uranus retrograde for the next five months, things tend to calm down, at least outwardly. It’s a useful period for processing recent changes and events in your social life. This will benefit you greatly so that you avoid impulsive, regrettable decisions. You are learning that you are more faithful to yourself when you act from your heart rather than merely reacting to others and circumstances. Today also brings Venus and Mars together in a harmonious trine, and this can boost matters of the heart and personal pleasures. There could be news of money coming in or support today, especially if this involves family, a spouse, or property. Expressing your affections or your creativity comes more easily than usual under this influence.
A Venus-Mars aspect today can boost your social or romantic life, dear Leo. Relations with siblings, a partner, classmates, and acquaintance improve as you see them in a new light. Good cheer and optimism can help strengthen bonds. This can be a time for pleasant, productive, and possibly spicy conversations! Also today, Uranus begins its yearly five-month retrograde cycle which has a way of inspiring some introspection as you examine needs related to your long-term goals, career, or reputation. Uranus has only recently entered your career and reputation sector (in May) and will transit there for the better part of the coming seven years. This transit can prompt you to find yourself, reshape your reputation, and carve out your unique identity, mainly through your status or career, and to express more of your authentic self in what you do. The retrograde cycle starting today and running until January 6th is useful for dreaming up ways to take a few risks so that you can get to a more authentic place professionally speaking. Analyze, plan, and reassess during this cycle for best results.
You are approaching others with more confidence than usual today as Venus and Mars form a happy trine, dear Virgo, and making opportunities for yourself as you do. It’s likely to be a good money day, as well, and this may be about making a good buy, sale, or commission. Sensual, earthy activities are favored. You can feel gently stimulated or competitive and pour a little more energy into your work or health routines as a result. Also today, Uranus turns retrograde for five months. This yearly retrograde cycle is useful for examining what is in need of a good change or upgrade in various areas of your life. This year, these areas include belief systems, education, communications, financial debts, and intimacy. This is a period of toning things down a notch if you’ve been making changes too rapidly. It’s a time for processing recent changes, beliefs, and experiences. Personal adventures may take a back seat to responsibilities now, even though they’re still very much a part of your life.
Uranus turns retrograde today, dear Libra. While Uranus is retrograde each year for five months making this event far from uncommon, it does have some subtle effects on how you’re approaching your need for change, upgrades, and progress in some sectors of your life. This year, these areas include your intimate life, finances, debts, and partnerships. Uranus will be changing the way you approach money and support, relationships, and intimacy for most of the coming seven years. While Uranus is direct, changes are more evident and heavy, and while retrograde, issues are internalized and less visible. For best results, use this time for examining how you depend on others, and how you can alter these dependencies in ways that benefit you and people you love. If financial or support matters have been up in the air, disorganized, or unreliable, now’s your chance to figure out why. Also today, romance or friendship may strengthen as Venus, your ruler, which happens to be transiting your sign and boosting your powers of attraction, forms a harmonious aspect with Mars. You’re giving off warm vibes, and personal opportunities abound. You are more confident and focused, but also very receptive and approachable. Active, positive social interactions can be in focus.
Uranus is currently transiting your partnership sector, dear Scorpio, and turns retrograde for five months starting today. This retrograde cycle prompts some meaningful introspection and examination of your relationship needs. Even if issues of unreliability are temporarily no longer screaming at you, you can do well for yourself if you explore your inner needs for change or an overhaul on a relationship level so that you can feel more in control when Uranus turns direct on January 6th. Today, Venus and Mars form a pleasing trine, easing your interactions and stimulating your creativity or ambition. Some of you could experience revived feelings for an old relationship or find out about a secret attraction. You are inclined to want to entertain yourself and spend time with family, however, and this is good for you. This can be a time of a real sense of satisfaction, particularly regarding a relationship or a private matter.
Uranus begins its yearly five-month retrograde cycle today, dear Sagittarius, which is useful for slowing down and examining or reconsidering recent changes, particularly related to your daily routines, work, and health. These areas of life may have been up and down in the past few months, and while there will continue to be some form of a shake-up in these areas over the course of this long transit, you get a bit of a breather from it with the retrograde cycle starting today. You have things to do now, however, that can help your “future self” deal better with unpredictability and change. Looking inward for answers will help you understand what you truly need and want, and your mission is to seek out more authenticity in your work and more creativity or suitability in your routines. It’s time to learn more about yourself and try to align your behavior so that it more accurately reflects your true nature, mainly through the work you do or the services you provide. Also today, a Venus-Mars aspect can stimulate a nice connection with someone or even with a project that excites you. Since Mars is retrograde, this may very well be someone (or something) from your past. Your creative powers are potent now, and you can feel pleasantly motivated.
Uranus has been transiting your solar fifth house since May, dear Capricorn, harmonizing with your sign and gently encouraging you to express yourself more authentically and creatively. How you spend your leisure time and the people you attract into your life are changing, and this will continue for much of the coming seven years since Uranus slowly moves through our charts. Today, Uranus begins its yearly five-month retrograde cycle, and you’re inclined to slow down with these changes. Life is less about spontaneously reacting and more about considering what reforms are best for you in the long run during this cycle. With introspection, you can come up with ways to steer your life so that you feel more in control. Creative projects and possibly even a relationship can benefit from some review and refinement. Today is particularly good for your practical affairs as Venus and Mars buddy up in your sectors of resources and career. You may be finding exceptionally creative ways to use your resources, including money and talents.
Good energy is with you today for romance, increased confidence, and enjoying an adventure or learning experience, dear Aquarius. There can be friendly competition now that motivates you to do your best or to reach higher. A Venus-Mars aspect boosts your energy, confidence, positivity, and personal magnetism. Also today, Uranus begins its yearly five-month retrograde cycle, and while there may have been some up-in-the-air elements related to your home or personal life in recent months, you’re now able to catch your breath and examine what you need, want, and should be seeking along these fronts. With a slower pace, you have a better chance of understanding what’s going on around you. Your attitudes towards security, dependence, attachment to the past, and family or domestic life are evolving, and there’s more of this process to come. However, during this retrograde cycle, you may be able to recognize and modify your responses to the world so that changes are less random once Uranus turns direct in January.
With a Venus-Mars connection today, dear Pisces, your interactions can be pleasingly spicy, and intimacy can get a boost. Gaining the interest or support of other people comes more naturally than usual, perhaps due to your open spirit and confidence. This is a powerful time for getting in touch with your more profound needs and desires, as well as for understanding yourself better. Also today, Uranus begins its five-month retrograde cycle. Uranus retrogrades every year, and is, in fact, retrograde almost half of the time. This year, the retrograde is starting in a different area of your solar chart (your communications sector), bringing some repressed feelings to the surface, and yet you may not feel that you can express them adequately. This is temporary as the shift/station occurs. In the months ahead, you’ll find different (and possibly more satisfying) channels for representing and expressing yourself. You may be reexamining some of your projects, how you’re expressing yourself, or how others are receiving you through your communications and connections.