With the Fourth of July behind us, let’s take a moment to step back from the patriotic and traditional to cultivate a more forward-looking perspective. Fireworks aside, we find ourselves amidst a particularly explosive set of incursions on everyday democracy. What cosmic machinations can we turn to for guidance?
This week culminates in a full Moon in Capricorn on the 13th. Full Moons, of course, signify the completion of a cycle when intentions come to fruition. For the more progressive among us, perhaps it’s not been quite the fruition we imagined. For many, however, recent events are a great success. In the same way that truth will out, balance will out — no matter what side of the aisle you’re on.
Perhaps this month’s full Moon in pragmatic Capricorn can shed some light upon the limitations that persist plus the finitude of our resources. Not every day can be a win for everyone. In lieu of letting us declare defeat, Capricorn would implore us to stare reality in the face and to focus on long-term results.
Capricorn energy is perfect for navigating both the emotional and material realms. Now’s a good time, then, to be relentless, as we all climb the same mountain. But not in an individualistic sense: with the Sun yet in Pisces, we must keep an eye on the bigger picture. Our independence depends on our collective resistance.
Your horoscopes this week reflect the shine of this week’s full Moon on your sign.
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
Mars sextile Mercury: Time to get back on your feet and into the saddle. You’ve resisted your weightier responsibilities for long enough.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Venus trine Saturn: Commitment comes in many colors. Rely on your relational prowess to curry interest not necessarily in romance but in your creative pursuits.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Mercury square Jupiter: Details seem elusive yet demand your attention if you desire a happy future. Don’t get cocky if you get lucky.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Full Moon in Capricorn: Now’s the time, dear one, to bolster your commitments with an inner fortitude you’d nearly forgotten.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Sun sextile Uranus: Curiosity can’t kill you, cat, so get creative and try something new and exciting. But don’t forget about the importance of routine!
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Mercury square Jupiter: You can be proud of the future you’ve devised but remember boasting isn’t a cute look. Pay attention to the details on the path forward.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Venus trine Saturn: True commitment requires an investment of time, effort, and emotion. Apply this to your affairs this week, professional or otherwise.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Mars sextile Mercury: Anything that you’ve been putting off because it’s “too hard” is now fair game. Make the effort and receive the reward.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Mercury square Jupiter: A broad outlook boosts your mood — but don’t boast. A hopeful future is built on the details of the present.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Saturn trine Venus: Commit yourself with all you’ve got, especially where relating is more than chasing tail. You may get lucky.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Saturn trine Venus: Endeavor to put some effort into your affairs this week, even those outside the confines of professional relations.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Mercury square Jupiter: Your outlook is broad but beware the burden of mistakes that come when you don’t tend to the details.