Welcome to July, stargazers. There aren’t any eclipses happening this week, but the solar eclipse on the 13th will be here before you know it — and, in a word, it’s likely to be a doozy. Never fear, though: With a little planning (and awareness of the stars’ shiny signals), you’ll feel confident and prepared enough to tackle (if not avoid altogether) any summer bummers.
That isn’t to say all is peaceful and quiet in the heavens right now. If you haven’t heard, Mars is retrograde from June 26 to August 27, so, if you want to play it safe, avoid committing to big decisions that could backfire on you big time. You know that saying, “The bigger the risk, the bigger the reward”? Ignore it! That kind of thinking will only come back and bite you later.
June 21 to July 22
This month’s solar and lunar eclipses might make permanent changes to your life, so take some time to prepare for them now. The 13th’s solar eclipse is a great time to set intentions for the rest of the year — reflect on what you might set for yourself, so that you can commit to them with your whole heart next week.
Some those aforementioned changes might be unanticipated, but you can prepare for anything as long as you stay calm. Accept what is no longer serving you: If your career is weighing on your mind, Thursday and Friday will be good days to take stock and decide if another path is better for you. If your birthday is coming this week, come out of your Crab shell for once — soak up the sunshine and socialize!
July 23 to August 22
Leo, this week, you need to get ready for this month’s eclipse shakeups in your spiritual sector. As if that wasn’t enough, the lunar eclipse on the 27th, in particular, will turn its hard, revealing gaze on your relationships. Don’t let your mane get rumpled just yet, though.
Thursday and Friday are going to be ideal days to make sure your partnerships (of the romantic and business sort) are supported. Do what you need to recognize what you already have and show thanks for your blessings when things get more intense. And believe us, next week will be intense, thanks to your ruler, the sun, getting covered up during the eclipse on the 13th.
August 23 to September 22
Virgo, this week you may feel a little stressed out in your relationships due to changes in your career on Thursday and Friday. Don’t let it phase you. You’re a natural caregiver and now is the time to make sure that you’re making the best decisions for your future. Yes, being a caregiver means showing yourself plenty of kindness, too.
Next week’s eclipse won’t shatter your world (phew), but it will affect those around you. Remember what we said about stress getting the better of you? Find your favorite way to decompress and keep being the organized friend that your friends and family count on you to be.
September 23 to October 22
You’re a pro at keeping everything together, Libra, but you may need to work even harder to guard yourself against the upcoming eclipses this month.
Next week, July 13’s solar eclipse could affect your career. If you’ve been thinking about making a move, now is the time to take stock of your goals and their possible outcomes. On a similarly grownup note, Sunday and Saturday will be great days to manage your money. Do you have a rainy day fund yet? This weekend’s a good a time as any to start one.
October 23 to November 21
Have you heard that Drake’s next album will be titled Scorpion? It makes perfect sense: On one hand, he’s an October baby. On the other, this creative choice might be a response to his recent personal issues brought to light in the public eye. Either way, it’s a classic Scorp move.
As Drizzy’s sign-mate, you may want to watch out for conflict now, too. How? Attack your problems head-on. Tuesday and Wednesday will be the best time to focus on your professional life, and Thursday through Saturday will be smooth sailing for love. The upcoming eclipse offers brilliant news regarding your career, so make sure that you’re making moves that will leave a real impact.
November 22 to December 21
This week will have its ups and downs for you, just like the rest of this tumultuous month, Sag. Luckily, a freewheeling fire sign like yours knows how to roll with the punches.
Tuesday and Wednesday might bring you stress, but Thursday and Friday are going to light up your chart with relationship bliss — and perhaps some exciting job news. Whether you’re looking for a new gig or trying to land a promotion, make sure that you’ve got all of the facts to present to your manager or client. Irrefutable evidence pays off!
December 22 to January 19
Have you been putting out major vibes, Capricorn? This week is full of sweet, sweet lovin’, but things will be extra rosy from Wednesday to Friday.
If you have Fourth of July plans, look out for a love connection at the BBQ or party. But, before you get invested, make sure that you’re on the same page. You don’t have to DTR the moment you meet, but you should feel free to ask about their general hopes for the future. After all, the July 13 solar eclipse will ask you to get serious and remove unsuitable matches from your personal dating pool.
January 20 to February 18
Is it possible to have it all? We can’t make any promises, but if you’re adequately prepared (and an especially harebrained Water Bearer), anything is possible.
The upcoming solar eclipse next Friday (the 13th!) will be sure to mix things up professionally for you, so use this stress-free week to get your work life sorted out. How stress-free are we talking? From Tuesday all the way to Friday, expect romance to heat up right alongside the temps outside. It’s time to get in the mood for love, Aquarius.
February 19 to March 20
Be warned: If you’re going on a trip next week, the upcoming solar eclipse on the 13th will affect your travel planet, Pluto. And listen, just because Pluto isn’t technically considered a planet, that doesn’t mean that you should throw caution to the wind with your vacation plans, Pisces.
Use this harmonious week to make sure that you’ve got your travel insurance, that your Airbnb checks out, and that you have enough clothing packed in your carry-on in case your checked luggage gets lost. Speaking of planning ahead, put some extra money in your emergency fund this Thursday and Friday.
March 21 to April 19
Your week ahead looks pretty darn good, Aries! (Just don’t brag about it too much.)
For starters, all your hard work from the last year is putting you in a great place to reap some major rewards. Keep an eye out for good fortune this Sunday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, especially. But don’t be so distracted looking for the fruits of your labor that you neglect your relationships with others.
Single or attached, Thursday and Friday are advantageous days to make plans — maybe with someone you’re newly into or someone you want to reconnect with. Then, get ready for the eclipses coming up this month by focusing on family. Isn’t Mom always asking you to call more, anyway?
April 20 to May 20
Start preparing yourself for the two eclipses later this month now, Taurus. (Seriously, your future self will thank you.) You’re used to staying in your lane, but the solar and lunar eclipse this month (on the 13th and 27th, respectively) may shake things up — and force you out of your comfort zone in the process. Your first step to getting prepped? Use this week as practice for going with the flow.
This Thursday through Saturday, expect a spell of luck. You may encounter new love, more money, and possibly a career opportunity. Having weird dreams? Write them down. Reflect and open yourself up to new ways of thinking and viewing the world.
May 21 to June 20
It might not feel like it right now, but you’ve got this, Gemini. Prepare for the shakeups that will no doubt accompany the solar eclipse on the 13th now — next Friday approaches fast. We specifically recommend putting a little cash away by Wednesday or Thursday. You might not end up needing it, and you aren’t usually a long-term thinker, but honestly, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
But you don’t have to pinch every penny this week. Spend Thursday and Friday with your partner. Or if you’re single, hit the town and soak up the single summer scene. Someone unexpected might vibe with your breezy sense of humor.