Are you in the mood for the good news first or the bad news? Let’s go with the good news, because in my opinion, it carries much more weight.
No offense to any Cancers out there, but that was one immensely challenging and emotionally wrought Cancer season. With Mercury retrograde topped with two life-changing and overwhelming eclipses, it’s safe to say most of us shed a few tears over the course of the past few weeks. I’m happy to report the eclipses are officially behind us, even if you’re still feeling hungover from all the intensity and abrupt transformation. Though Mercury retrograde is still twisting and turning through the cosmos, there’s no doubt that the week of July 22, 2019 will be the best for these zodiac signs, so it’s time to raise your hands in the air like you just don’t care. What am I talking about? Oh, just the fact that the sun enters Leo on July 22, jump starting a whole new journey.
If you’ve got your sun or rising sign in Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius, you’ll be beyond appreciative of what’s to come this week. In fact, it’ll probably feel like a breath of fresh air. When the sun is in Leo, the cosmos are radiating the most creative and courageous energy. This is the time to express yourself artistically, dive into romance, and revel in being the unique soul that you are. And, if you were hoping there would be something lovely in store for your love life this week, I’ve got good news: Venus — planet of love and romance — will also enter Leo on July 27, which will kick up the flirtatious vibes and shower you with self-love. There’s no better time than now to remember why it’s so awesome to be you.
Here’s why fire signs are in for a gorgeous week:
Are you ready to dance like nobody’s watching? Ready to grab the paintbrushes and create a masterpiece? Go on a few dates and revel in romance? You better be, because the sun has entered your fifth house of fun and pleasure, flushing your universe with the most fulfilling and exhilarating energy. With Venus joining the sun in your fifth house, you’re bound to attract lots of friends and lovers, so stay tuned.
Take care of your emotional wellbeing with Mercury retrograde taking place in your fourth house of home and family. This could make it difficult to find a sense of comfort.
It’s your time to shine, Leo, because the sun is your ruling planet and it has officially entered your first house of the self. You’re being powered with confidence and self-worth, so get ready to put your entire heart into every move you make. Oh, and did I mention your Venus return is happening this week as well? You’re literally the most attractive person around these days, so treat yourself to whatever you want.
However, let’s not forget Mercury retrograde is now in your 12th house of the subconscious. There may be devastating secrets just waiting to reveal themselves.
This is one of the best times of the year for you because the sun has finally entered your ninth house of adventure and philosophy. Who loves an adventure more than a Sagittarius? You practically invented adventure! Now, you’re coming away from an intense and smoldering period in your eighth house of death and rebirth. You’ve worked through your shadow and now it’s time to let spontaneity and new experiences lead the way.
Despite this excitement, be mindful. Mercury retrograde is now in your eighth house, which may bring back some of those issues you’ve been trying to put behind you.
Now for the bad…
Those erratic and life-altering eclipses? They’re finally behind you. Whatever changes that took place are finally starting to take shape and soon, you can start picking up the pieces. However, don’t go thinking everything is set in stone just yet, because Mercury retrograde is still underway, and it shouldn’t come as any surprise that July 22, 2019 will be the worst week for these zodiac signs. With Mercury in Cancer, it’s bound to be a far more emotional and passive-aggressive ride.
I’m sure you’ve heard all about how Mercury retrograde can make you feel super nostalgic for the past, especially when it comes to your exes and old friends. With Mercury in dreamy and sentimental Cancer, that energy is only going to get turned up a notch, plus the fact that Mercury will be forming a conjunction with Venus on July 24. Since Venus is the planet of love and friendship, this is bound to leave you replaying memories of loved ones who are no longer in your life, possibly even leaving you questioning whether or not it you truly want them out of your life. Remember that reaching out to an ex may not always be a great idea. Sometimes the past truly should remain in the past.
If you’ve got your sun or rising sign in Gemini, Virgo, or Capricorn, however, you’re feeling the feels this week. Here’s why:
GEMINI: YOU MAY WANT TO REACH OUT TO SOMEONE YOU SHOULDN’T
You’re feeling even chattier and brainier than usual now that the sun is in your third house of communication. While you love to get your intellect going, you might feel like you’re all over the map with Mercury retrograde in your third house as well. Make sure to double check every document and proofread every email before hitting send. Also, take care to really think about whether or not you should reach out to someone you maybe shouldn’t. If you still feel like reaching out after this retrograde is over, then that means something.
Regardless, the relationships that matter are receiving a boost when Mars and Jupiter form a trine this week. Let the cosmos work its magic.
VIRGO: YOU’RE FEELING VERY SECRETIVE AND IN THE MOOD TO LURK
Since Mercury is in your 12th house of self-undoing and secret worlds, you’re feeling less connected to reality and more in the mood to isolate yourself. While this is a beautiful time for some spiritual reflection, it can have the consequence of encouraging you to dig deeper into things you might not be ready to stomach. Mercury retrograde has the capacity to reveal information that may or may not be true, so keep that in mind when you’re lurking your ex’s page or listening to gossip.
You’re being emotionally cared for when Mars and Jupiter form a trine. Let this bring comfort to your heart. Trust that you are loved.
CAPRICORN: YOU’RE YEARNING FOR PASSION AND FEELING DISSATISFIED
You’re coming away from a super intense partial lunar eclipse in your zodiac sign that likely revealed some dark truths about the way you’ve been living. If you’ve been reckoning with some harsh and sobering revelations, trust that everything will reach solid ground soon. In the meantime, remember that Mercury retrograde is taking place in your eighth house of death and rebirth, which is upping your emotional reflection and leaving you searching for depth. Remember, not everything is a deep as you think it is.
Luckily, you’re reaching a place of spiritual peace when Mars and Jupiter form a trine this week. Look within yourself for that depth you’ve been searching for.