Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, July 14th
Emotions and passions can run high right now, but you may be blocked when it comes to expressing or directing them, dear Aries. You can be on a short fuse as a result and power struggles are possible today or tomorrow. It can be difficult to relinquish control even if you know it’s for the best. There can be an issue that pits public versus personal life for some of you. You might experience a roadblock that makes it difficult to pursue your heart’s desire. Try to focus on what is realistic at the moment – you can get back to your dreams later. Keep in mind that people are taking things a little too personally, so tread with extra care. Take a deep breath and avoid obsessive thoughts that may border on paranoia. The Moon’s move into your family and home sector today suggests you could use a rest or comforting surroundings and activities.
You might speak of a matter close to your heart today, dear Taurus, but you might also be quite emotionally charged about it, and misunderstandings could result. At other times you could be feeling rather self-protective or resentful if others don’t seem to be in your corner or reaching out to you. Consider that you may be unwittingly giving off mixed messages. Some alone time may in fact be good for you right now, as you’ll discover that you can be quite productive on your own, if you allow yourself to be happy in this state. Opinions can bother you quite deeply today and tomorrow, and so can the words people choose to express themselves. You might want to consider that something may be hitting a nerve of a deeper issue. Avoid confrontations if you can, as there is rather provocative energy building.
Questions of give and take, who is doing their share (and who isn’t), and respect can take center stage today and tomorrow, dear Gemini, but the answers may not be rational or clear right now. Changes may be necessary in an intimate relationship, and circumstances conspire to show you this need. Conflicts over money or possessions may ensue, but probably disguise deeper issues. Circumstances seem to conspire to remind you of your limitations today. Focus now should be on the long term rather than the short term, as things may not be moving forward as you’d like them, or possibly even pushed back. Even so, slowdowns can point you to areas of waste that can be corrected. Think things through and wait things out should be the motto of the day. Avoiding power struggles is important, but if something is coming to a head and needs addressing, do so carefully and with self-awareness.
Situations can seem “either-or” today and tomorrow, dear Cancer, and a compromise, as elusive as it may seem, should be sought. Do not tolerate being controlled, manipulated, or coerced right now. Stand your ground, but avoid playing the same game that others are playing as a defensive tactic. Possible issues surrounding values or money surfacing today can be temporarily deflating and discouraging. Do what you can to lighten up and pull yourself out of others’ dramas in order to get some peace if common ground cannot be found right now. This is the day before a New Moon that will occur in your sign, and it’s important, even with distracting and challenging astrological “weather” right now, to try to center yourself and imagine the changes that you want to make once the new cycle begins.
Others may not be very cooperative today and tomorrow, dear Leo, and you may not be either! Stubbornness is likely to frustrate right now. Power struggles on the job might ensue, and the little things tend to irritate most, especially with disrupted schedules or others trying to impose their will. You may not get what you want just now, likely due to family or other responsibilities and limitations, but any slowdowns experienced now can help you to focus your attention on those things that truly matter in the long term. Seek peace and quiet away from the storm. Try your best to treat roadblocks as chances to redefine your next move, which may very well be smarter and healthier.
There can be considerable inner restlessness to contend with today and tomorrow, dear Virgo, and it might be difficult putting your finger on what is making you feel this way. Circumstances may be such that you get pulled into demanding, competitive situations despite a strong need to relax and enjoy quieter times. People can demand a lot from you now, but if you look more closely, it might actually be about their insecurities or fear, which is driving their desire to control. You don’t need to prove yourself in the face of unreasonable demands. Calm reassurance is best. A romantic relationship, friendship, or relationship with a child can be heated today. There can be some delays to deal with, and possibly a feeling of dejection. However, once over this hump in a couple of days, you’re likely to feel renewed and even rejuvenated.
There can be some ups and downs experienced in your social life, with finances, and concerning your home life today and tomorrow, dear Libra. You may be asked to let go of something that you’d rather hold on to, for example. Any confrontations today have control and power written all over them, and you may could be feeling that you’re caught in the middle. There may also be issues with family and authority figures that are reaching a head. Everyone seems to want their way, and few are conceding. This leads to rather tense scenarios or difficult decisions. Don’t allow someone to try to control or manipulate you, but know how to approach such a situation with care. You can also experience discouraging reminders that a project, plan, dream, or idea may not be feasible, but consider that it may only require some adjustments of expectations, or some tweaking and editing, in order to be viable in the long term. Be as patient as you can and play by all rules today for best results. As difficult as this may be now, it’s important to come to a middle ground.
Misunderstandings today tend to stem from taking things (especially ideas, opinions, and words) too personally, dear Scorpio. Opt for self-control, even if you feel provoked. Consider intentions rather than focusing too much on words. Venus and Mars challenge Saturn in your sign, and your ruler, Pluto, opposes aggressive Mars. Interpersonal relations may be strained today and tomorrow. Stumbling blocks in your career may be an issue. Take things one step at a time, and don’t be afraid to go without just for the time being. You may need to pare things down in order to move forward. Today and tomorrow, while you might very well need to think in extremes to eventually get to solid ground, try not to jump too quickly to conclusions or to speak too soon or angrily with others.
Stay active today, dear Sagittarius, but hold off on making important plans until you are clearer about what you want. Rashness with money, resources, or relationships should be avoided today, as it may lead to making bad moves, poor choices, and general frustration. What’s yours and what’s mine can be issues on the table now, and can lead to a tug of war situation that has no winners. The need to set some limits may arise today and tomorrow. You could be feeling physically drained now, and it can be important to rest up when you can and avoid adding more to your plate. A reality check may be experienced, and while it can slow you down, it can also alert you to flaws in a current project that need to be fixed before moving forward – possibly a blessing in disguise.
There can be some tensions today revolving around getting what you want, dear Capricorn. The behavior of someone in your life can appear to be an assertion of independence, which can be frustrating if you feel that you’re not needed. However, backing off is the better defense right now. Today, Pluto in your sign opposes assertive Mars, and both Mars and Venus are in difficult relation with your ruler, Saturn. Interactions can be strained today, as a responsibility or seeming roadblock can arise. Circumstances or people seem to be disapproving or unhelpful today, and you may be left to your own resources. Whatever reality you might face today may be discouraging temporarily, but ultimately adding value to your long-term happiness. You’ll gain more personal power if you allow others some leeway. Focus on compromising, as difficult as that may be. In the long run, it’s kinder on yourself. Try not to put more pressure on yourself than necessary.
You may want to steer clear of power struggles and confrontations today, dear Aquarius, which may be cropping up with provocative energy that is with us both today and especially tomorrow. Something may be coming to a head, and you might find that people around you can be so wrapped up in their own problems or insecurities that you feel a little on your own or left to your own resources. Others may be withholding or difficult right now and relationships with a partner and/or authority figures can be strained. Slow down, follow the rules, and discipline yourself. Particularly at or with work, center yourself and avoid power games or point making. Patience will have its rewards – perhaps not immediate ones, but long-term benefits.
A power struggle may occur today or tomorrow, dear Pisces, likely involving a friend or lover, and it may very well be, at its heart, about attention or recognition. Money may also be an issue. It’s a butt your head against the wall type of energy, however, so nobody truly wins. It’s best to stay out of it, but if unresolved feelings or anger are stimulated, it’s also important to get to know these things better, so be observant and aim to learn from the experience. If you face roadblocks or delays today, you may need to adjust your speed and possibly your expectations. Slowdowns occurring now are necessary ones. Exercise patience, follow rules, and avoid pushing too hard, and you’ll get over this hump. In fact, in a couple of days you may be feeling especially refreshed and full of energy, ready to take on a new adventure.