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The big chill (out) continues this week as Cancer season encourages you to slow down. With the skies delivering some of the most low-key moments of the month, it’s the perfect window to prioritise things that make you feel good. Nourishing food, your favourite wine, people who know what you’re going to say before you say it, it’s all about embracing the familiar.

As Mars moves in Taurus (Tuesday AEST and GMT), our motivation and drive to get things done will shift down a gear. Use the change to reframe your relationship to productivity. Anything requiring steady, consistent effort rather than short bursts of energy should be bumped to the top of your to-do list.

Mercury’s move to Cancer also paves the way for sharing how you really feel. If last week’s new moon inspired you to ask for support, putting your hand up for help will feel a whole lot easier after Tuesday.

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ARIES AND ARIES RISING

Chances are you you’ve been in overdrive since the end of May. As of Tuesday (AEST and GMT), things look a significantly less frenetic – at least this week. Take the cosmic cue to take things down a gear and embrace the shift. Book a massage, skip your 7am HIIT class, sleep in or take a backseat in your daily WIP.

TAURUS AND TAURUS RISING

While much of this week’s astro weather is all about taking it easy, you could be feeling a tad feisty. Hitting the gym is the perfect way to deal with any underlying 2022-related angst or sudden irritation. If it’s been awhile between workouts, start slow – you’re no use to anyone if you’re too sore to walk for a week.

GEMINI AND GEMINI RISING

Like it or not, the speed limit of your day-to-day life is slowing right down this week. Think of it as halftime to the craziness that is 2022. It could feel odd – even uncomfortable – but a few less balls in the air never hurt anyone, especially a multi-tasker like you. Take the hint and schedule in some much-needed quiet time.

CANCER AND CANCER RISING

The tides continue to turn your way this week with conversations and thoughts drifting into more emotional territory. While other signs may struggle with the sudden rush of emotions, you’ll be in your element. It’s the perfect weather for D&Ms, tearful confessions and moments of introspection – especially over the weekend.

LEO AND LEO RISING

After a month or two of reprieve, the big question marks – especially around your work – come back into focus this month. The change of focus kicks off Tuesday (AEST and GMT), but will happen gradually. Use the slower pace to recharge your batteries as much as possible, you’ll need your energy in the weeks to come.

VIRGO AND VIRGO RISING

A slower pace could trigger a wave of emotions this week. Like that moment when you think you’re fine until someone asks, “Are you alright?” and then you burst into tears. Even if you’re not the one feeling especially emotional, chances are friends or workmates could be a little touchy, especially on Friday.

LIBRA AND LIBRA RISING

There could be an intriguing conversation or insight towards the end of the week, but before you get there your biggest challenge will be slowing down. With an astro key change coming your way early in the week, motivation and mojo will be thin on the ground. Don’t fight it, just let yourself take it easy while you can.

SCORPIO AND SCORPIO RISING

Feeling edgy? It’s not just you, it’s in the stars. With your ruling planet changing signs you could feel antsy this week – especially with those closest to you. Head off conflict at the pass by taking time out for yourself. Go for a swim, have a HydraFacial or book in some yoga. A little soul-nourishing solitude will go a long way.

SAGITTARIUS AND SAGITTARIUS RISING

The physical challenge to feel your feelings continues this week as Mercury joins the sun in one of the most sensitive parts of your chart. While overloading your schedule may seem like the perfect distraction, what you really need is to pay attention to those tender areas, and figure out what they need to heal.

CAPRICORN AND CAPRICORN RISING

Look out for the chance to discuss romantic plans this week, as the skies deliver candour and optimism around Friday. Having deep conversations about where you’re going and what you want from your partner (or potential partner) will come a little easier. Sensitivity and courage collide, so take a breath and just say it.

AQUARIUS AND AQUARIUS RISING

While life should feel a little sleepier this week, an edginess on the home front could have you feeling a bit out of sorts. If you’ve been thinking about moving, your desire to get the ball rolling could amp up a notch. But this week (more than the rest of the month) momentum will be slow across the board. Resign yourself to a glacial pace and you won’t be disappointed.

PISCES AND PISCES RISING

If you haven’t made good on last week’s invitation to play, create and laugh more, you’re about to get another shot. While the pace of life slows down from Tuesday (AEST and GMT), Mercury invites you to learn, listen or talk more about the things that sate you on a creative level. A Masterclass subscription, ceramics course or dance classes could be just what you need right now.

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