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After a lot of BIG feels, this week has a “back to business” kind of vibe to it, bolstered by Venus shifting into Virgo (22 July GMT and AEST. Leo season (22 July GMT, 23 July AEST) should deliver some grit to face the chaos that is right now with a little more courage. None of the bigger issues are disappearing, but it may all feel a little less scary. Saturday’s full moon (24 July GMT and AEST) has definite “reality check” vibes – but sometimes seeing things (or people) for what they really are is exactly what you need to let go and move on.

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ARIES AND ARIES RISING

After an emotionally charged couple of weeks, this week’s energy brings a renewed resilience. Although the vibe is slightly sobering, sometimes clarity – even if it’s being able to see the roadblocks for what they are – is preferable to not knowing. Finding pleasure in work or working out is your best medicine to move through it all.

TAURUS AND TAURUS RISING

Tension or anxiety that’s building around work and home won’t magically disappear with the change of seasons, but you may start to feel a little clearer about where your heads at. Saturday’s full moon (24 July GMT and AEST) looks especially illuminating. Prioritising play and creativity through music, art, even sex is the perfect way to process the pressure.

GEMINI AND GEMINI RISING

If you’ve had a few heated exchanges the past couple of weeks, tensions should start to simmer from Thursday. While the deeper themes of what was said still need to be resolved, a little bit of distance will help you make sense of it all. Meanwhile, Venus may trigger a domestic blitz. Get crafty or tackle your wardrobe for a cleansing clear out.

CANCER AND CANCER RISING

Chances are you’ve been moving through some big stuff – especially around cash – since July kicked off. This week brings a fresh outlook, that should see you feel a little more pragmatic about what you need to do (especially on Saturday’s full moon). Take a break from grown-up decisions by escaping into a good book or a box set which will feel especially satisfying on Thursday.

LEO AND LEO RISING

Pop the Veuve because Leo season is here and do we even need another reason to celebrate? OK admittedly it mightn’t be quite how you envisaged it, but there’s a stabilising quality that should take the edge off all the emotions you’ve been feeling. A little just-because purchase on Thursday could be the perfect pick-me-up, then a moment of clarity on Saturday should help you make sense of a romantic roadblock.

VIRGO AND VIRGO RISING

Your mission this week? Treat yourself. With Venus moving into your sign on Thursday, it’s time to splurge on something totally self-indulgent. Invest in something bougie that makes you feel extra special. Next weekend, as Leo season kicks off, it’s the sweetest time of the year for Virgos to wind down. Lean into the urge to go within – especially from Friday onwards.

LIBRA AND LIBRA RISING

The tunnel vision you may have felt around career goals should soften this week as Leo season brings friends and workmates firmly into focus. Investing in your health or self-care on Thursday will feel like a sweet reprieve from the intensity of the past few weeks. On Saturday the full moon should bring clarity to ongoing tension with friends.

SCORPIO AND SCORPIO RISING

Big feels (most likely frustration) around work politics should feel a little more stable this week as the sun moves into Leo. The issue itself isn’t fixed, but there’s a clarifying quality that should help you feel sure of your decision on what to do next. Decompress from it all by prioritising time with your favourite humans.

SAGITTARIUS AND SAGITTARIUS RISING

Stay open to opportunity as a wave of good vibes sets you up for a win at work on Thursday. After a month of feeling uncharacteristically low-key, Leo season should start to draw you out of your shell. The bigger picture is still tense, but you should be feeling more buoyed to tackle the challenges head on.

CAPRICORN AND CAPRICORN RISING

This week the energy is primed for Caps to dive deep into a subject they’ve always wanted to know more about. Finding pleasure in learning – whether it’s reinstalling DuoLingo or splurging on Masterclass – is the perfect antidote to all the macro stress swirling right now.

AQUARIUS AND AQUARIUS RISING

The past few weeks have been full of feels – especially in your closest relationships. Now as Leo season begins (22 July GMT, 23 July AEST) you’ll receive extra support to make sense of it all. Take time on Saturday to reflect on what the last three weeks have shown you in your love life and figure out what you’re ready to let go.

PISCES AND PISCES RISING

As the last full week of Jupiter in Pisces, now is the time to tap every last drop of ‘yes you can’ energy. Thursday is especially sweet for putting your heart out there. Take a chance on something (or someone), reach out to that person on LinkedIn, enter a competition, tell someone how you feel about them or just meditate on the idea that things are unfolding for you, just as they should.

For a deeper dive into what to expect this week (including what it means when Venus changes signs), take a listen to Emma’s forecast below. 

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