For All Signs: The red planet, Mars, was known to the ancients as the symbol of the warrior. “He” represents that aspect of our human nature that protects our boundaries or takes fresh territory. Mars’ position by sign in an individual’s horoscope offers a symbol of the style he/she uses when initiative, courage and action is needed. A Mars-like personality could be described as adventurous, decisive, impatient or bellicose, depending upon the style which predominates. Michel Gauquelin, a French psychologist who examined the horoscopes of 20,000 famous personalities, has demonstrated that Mars is prominent to a statistically significant degree in the charts of scientists, physicians, military leaders and sports professionals. By contrast, this planet is buried in the background of horoscopes of artists and musicians. Renowned or not, we each have the need to protect our territory and it is built in to our hardware. It is important to recognize the ubiquitous presence of this archetype in the psyche and give it a constructive place to operate such as watching or playing sports. If we pretend this drive doesn’t exist, it can emerge personally as passive aggressive behavior and globally into unfathomable wars.
Aries: Circumstances around the workplace or daily routine are a big challenge right now. Someone in your usual environment is particularly irritating and has been for quite a while. This situation could push you over the edge of losing your temper and unfortunately, it is you who will suffer the consequences if you let that happen.
Taurus: You are on the brink of an experience that may generate anxiety. Even so, you are persistent in your intention to move forward. This is a rite of passage that you feel you must complete. If your body rebels and creates a challenge, step backward and wait until a better time. You are unlikely to give up entirely.
Gemini: Your mind is restless and easily bored this week, so find a variety of interesting things to read. You are feeling independent and you may want more alone time than is the norm. Sometimes we just need to see different surroundings. If you have these symptoms, try a brief weekend trip. Ground your energy in your body to avoid the jitters.
Cancer: The Full Moon in Aquarius on August 15 brings your attention to financial matters this week. You may be paid for a debt from an insurance company, your bank or another collective organization. Otherwise your path is smooth and free of wrinkles.
Leo the Lion: (July 22-Aug 22) This is not a good time to seek praise or show your wares. Circumstances will turn against your hopes for no apparent reason. If you are in a situation of leadership, focus the group’s attention on the positive traits and resources of members rather than yourself.
Virgo: Mars, the warrior, enters your sign this week and will be traveling with you for seven weeks. This energy is especially helpful in defining our boundaries. Periodically we need to examine who we are and also who we are not. Often something is eliminated. In general, it increases your courage and physical strength.
Libra: Issues that have been brewing for a while in relationship(s) are coming to a turning point. You and another may be vying for emotional control. This can be very subtle and create long term issues that occasionally explode to the surface. You know control is not satisfying. Look for ways to share equally.
Scorpio: This is a period in which nothing seems to go as it “should”. Your planetary rulers are struggling. Take a deep breath and don’t let yourself dive into the fray. Your energy will be wasted and your sense of frustration intense. Next week will look better and easier to manage.
Sagittarius: Your avatar planet, Jupiter, has no interference from the other planets as it journeys onward in its orbit. That suggests there are unlikely to be dramatic highs and lows during this period. Proceed with your normal routines of life and enjoy the flowers alongside the road.
Capricorn: Your journey this week includes a few bumps and bruises in romantic and social life. Issues related to shared resources may be the source of troubles. Shared resources include debts, loans, taxes, partnership agreements, insurance, or inheritance.
Aquarius: The Full Moon is in your sign on August 15. In general, this increases activity between and among your friends and partners. Truth and secrets may be exposed. On a Full Moon the night is bright and revelations are forthcoming because less is hidden by the shadows. Drive carefully. Your reflexes may be a bit off.
Pisces: Early in the week you may have a challenge concerning whether or not to believe information presented to you. Make a special effort to keep up with keys, tickets, and other small items. Your feelings are easily injured right now. Don’t blow things out of proportion.
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