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The dark moon phase is usually a quiet moment of the month, but this week promises to be anything but quiet. There is A LOT going on with communications, travel and information all set to get a major shakeup. Surprising news – and outbursts – are all in the cards, as well as left-field impulses to break free. Whether it’s booking a one-way ticket to Paris, giving notice on your lease or quitting your job, the signature scent is: SURPRISE. Keep your cool by going inward on the new moon (29 July AEST, 28 July GMT) and making a pact to prioritise things that light you up over the next four weeks. We’re heading into some wild astro weather, so a promise to make space for joy will serve you well.

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ARIES AND ARIES RISING

There’s a feisty vibe the first half of this week that could see people – yourself included – vying for the opportunity to be heard. If you’re not in the mood to get in a fight, hold your tongue. Meanwhile the new moon is the ideal moment to commit to new ways to play. Whether it’s photography or mixed soccer, make a pact to do something fun for yourself.

TAURUS AND TAURUS RISING

Your usual MO of ‘keep calm and carry on’ may be tested this week as Mars and Mercury set the scene for confrontation. But with Jupiter and Venus also squaring off, there’s some sweetness to be mined despite the hostility. Stay in your lane and prepare for things to change on a dime. Change is the only certainty this week.

GEMINI AND GEMINI RISING

Your ruling planet is front and centre this week, setting the scene for some surprising developments. Foresight is everything – and preparing for a little saltiness will put you in good stead to navigate the turbulence. After a bumpy start, a surprise development later in the week (29 July) could leave you feeling very differently about an ongoing situation. Stay agile and prepare for the unexpected.

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CANCER AND CANCER RISING

As the emotional glue that holds other people together, you could feel pressure from friends to pick a side this week. With Mars sand Mercury stirring the pot in your social sector, tensions could erupt in a matter of seconds. Expect drama, and if it all gets too much, don’t be afraid to retreat into that cosy Cancerian shell. There’s every chance the things being said were a long time coming.

LEO AND LEO RISING

The first full week of Leo season kicks off with a bang with there’s plenty of drama on the cards. Remember shouting to be heard is rarely the best strategy – especially at work. Expect any accidental outbursts to have surprising consequences. If you’re not willing to roll the dice, focus on some solitary activities.

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VIRGO AND VIRGO RISING

Listening, like really listening, is one of your superpowers. This week, call on that gift and push past the initial irritations – or all-out conflicts – to reflect on what’s really going on. Beneath the surface, the real issue will be someone (maybe even you) not being heard. Diffuse the tension by showing you have truly understood what’s been said – even if you don’t agree.

LIBRA AND LIBRA RISING

A tender issue involving friends, money (or both) could flare up quickly this week. If someone seems to be overacting take a step back and consider whether a little gratitude may be in order. With your ruling planet supercharging your sense of empathy, showing extra kindness should come easily.

SCORPIO AND SCORPIO RISING

Keeping your cool may feel especially challenging this week. With your ruling planet (Mars) firing up the lines of communication, drama will be brewing at every turn. It’s the kind of astro weather where the people closest to you – even the calmest characters – could struggle to keep a lid on things. Expect surprises and you won’t be disappointed.

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SAGITTARIUS AND SAGITTARIUS RISING

Your schedule looks set to get a major shakeup with the cosmic weather bringing an air of unpredictability. Staying fluid with how you manage your time and remaining flexible when things don’t go to plan will help you sail through the hiccups, no problem. Just take it easy at the gym – this is not a week to try and top your personal best.

CAPRICORN AND CAPRICORN RISING

While the world around you may seem a little fractious there’s some unexpected moments to unleash your artistic streak this week. You’re on fire – quite literally – when it comes to your creativity. That’s not to say people won’t be annoying, but if you’re in the mood to make something, don’t fight the feeling.

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AQUARIUS AND AQUARIUS RISING

This week, don’t let the conversations that unfold – especially the tense ones – pass you by. The new moon is an invitation to set new goals for your closest relationships. Tricky as it may be, take conflicts as an opportunity to learn, and commit to doing things differently. It won’t necessarily be straightforward, but there’s gold to be mined if you put int the work.

PISCES AND PISCES RISING

There are some juicy moments early in the week to let your hair down… or treat yourself. A splurge on something a completely frivolous (Barbiecore Jimmy Choo mules, perhaps?) is the ideal antidote to the rest of the week. Travel, tech and logistics look strained. Rise above the chaos, or get lost in the beauty of that fun new purchase.

 

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