Your Daily Horoscopes for Saturday, July 18th
Venus leaves your romance and entertainment sector and enters your work and health sector today, dear Aries, but will soon retrograde (on the 25th) and return to your romance sector again until October 9th. You’ll be revisiting some of the recent decisions you’ve made, particularly related to design, purchases, and romance. Some of you will be revisiting old relationships. Today is good for feeling in contact with what you want, along with the confidence that you can achieve your happiness goals. However, there can be some household tension or a sense of feeling limited or restricted later today that needs to be handled. Try not to overthink things, which is a strong tendency now.
The first half of the day is good for widening your comfort zone a little in order to entertain new possibilities, dear Taurus, particularly when it comes to home and family matters. The trick will be to avoid going too far or expecting unrealistic things. Later today, there can be many ideas, but little organization. If you decide to simply enjoy the energy, then you will do well. However, if you insist on finding order in the chaos, you might only make yourself tense. There is a distinct possibility that you will speak too hastily on a matter today, and it’s your choice whether you simply want to let it happen and go with the flow, or hold back if you’re not in the mood to take a little mental risk!
You might find special meaning in the things you read and hear about in the first half of the day, dear Gemini, with the Moon and Jupiter aligning in your communications zone. This is friendly energy, and making an effort to connect with others, if they don’t do it first, can be beneficial now. Later today, you might find yourself clashing with a friend over a concept or idea, and this may be an issue of values. Watch that you don’t do things, and even communicate things, so quickly that you end up missing the mark. Even so, there can be moments of inspiration. Pay attention to those, but keep yourself grounded as well.
Venus moves out of your finance sector and into your communications zone today, dear Cancer, but due to its upcoming retrograde that begins on the 25th, it won’t stay there for long. It will return to your finance sector, stimulating a need to review recent decisions or financial matters, on the 31st. Today’s energy is positive and optimistic, although as the day progresses, there can be some tension if you’re expecting everything to go as planned. Conflicts or confrontations can certainly lead to positive things, nervous energy simply adds stress to your plate. Avoid pushing situations or people. If you find that you’re quickly becoming impatient, look for a new subject or topic that interests you and move at your own pace.
Venus leaves your sign today, dear Leo, but not for long. Venus enters your solar second house today, but because the planet turns retrograde on the 25th, Venus returns to your sign on the 31st, and will stay there until October 9th. This retrograde period can turn your attention to matters that require some closure or tying up of loose ends. Today, the Moon transits your sign until this evening, when it too moves into your solar second house. Emotional continue to take priority until then. Later today, something said can stir up all sorts of issues, including defensiveness. Before it spirals out of control, consider whether or not it’s better to simply correct matters of syntax and move on.
The morning is strong for letting go of a grievance or nagging problem, dear Virgo, but as the day advances, you may be tensing up. For one, the Moon enters your sign this evening, bringing unmet emotional needs to your strong awareness. For another, Mercury, your ruler, forms a square with Uranus, and this energy may feel like pressure on you to take on more than you can handle. While you can’t ignore the desire to break away from tried and true methods, do resist doing so if you are simply itching to be different or if you are rebelling. You don’t want to follow the crowd right now, and you shouldn’t have to, but there are ways to go your own way that cause minimal friction. Venus enters your sign today, but will not stay very long due to an upcoming retrograde that begins on the 25th. On the 31st, Venus will slip back into the background of your solar chart where it’s been since early June. Venus will return to your sign on October 9th, however, when you can enjoy its benefits in more concrete ways.
There is a nice feeling of confidence about the first half of the day that totally becomes you, dear Libra. You are as gracious as ever, and this helps open up opportunities to you. The need to have more time to yourself comes later today, and it’s better not to fight it, as it’s part of a natural cycle. The need to process and heal is apparent now. What you may want to fight is a tendency to overthink things that comes with a Mercury-Uranus square. The pace may be a little too quick and you might not always feel that you’re in step with those around you. Flexibility is required of you, as you need to allow for the unexpected. You might initially balk at advice given to you now, but you don’t have to agree with advice in order to learn something from it. Disagreeing may in fact jumpstart your own thinking.
This morning’s energy is strong for all things career and reputation, dear Scorpio. You could be feeling quite confident about your performance now. Later today, there can be trickier energy with you, but this can be managed if you allow yourself to enjoy a quicker pace or disorganized ideas. In fact, inspiration can be had, even if the details of a plan may not fall into place yet. Ideas tend to be thrown into the ring and then thrown away just as quickly. Listening without banking on permanency can be quite creative and certainly less stressful than if you insist on everything being “just so”.
The first half of the day is good for getting others on board with your ideas or plans, dear Sagittarius. You are coming across well, and you might find that it’s easier than usual to take on a challenge or deal with life’s usual stresses. Later today, there can be a tendency for people to hang on too tightly to their opinions, ideas, or methods, and it becomes a little too easy to clash. Avoid allowing yourself to get worked up about something that someone says or writes, as it’s unlikely to hold much weight and may in fact be forgotten quickly as you move forward. You might also begin to think more intently about your responsibilities as the day advances.
There can be something to gain in the first half of the day through research, review, or observation, dear Capricorn. It can pay to step back and watch things happen, or to actively look into a matter. Later today, you’re more inclined to step out of the shadows and seek out excitement more directly – as a participant rather than an observer now. There may be some tension, however, when it comes to ideas and communications. Someone’s ideas may seem a little too far out or you might become frustrated with disorganized instructions or by excessive distractions. This will all become sorted, likely on its own and soon enough, so try your best to simply enjoy the randomness of the evening.
There are times today, particularly this morning, when you can feel that others brings out the best in you, dear Aquarius. Partnerships and one-on-one situations tend to be in strong focus, although you’re also a little more emotional when it comes to relationships than you are usually. Address the need for growth in your relationships, and reach out to others if they are not already reaching out to you. Later today, however, watch that nervous energy doesn’t interfere with your mood or happiness. There is a tendency to take on more than you can reasonably handle, and possibly to overthink problems to the point of considerable tension.
Hope and optimism can help you to heal, dear Pisces, and this morning, you can be feeling especially strong in this regard. Some of you could stumble upon a method for improving your health, work, or well-being, or be reminded of something on these lines. Others might find special satisfaction in service, helping or supporting others, or work today. There is graciousness in what you do, and this can benefit you. However, later today, there can be a tendency to worry or to plan poorly, which interferes with your calm mood. Venus enters your partnership sector today, but will stay there for only a short period. By the 31st, it will return to your work and health sector in retrograde motion. There can be new feelings about or for someone in the coming weeks.