We’re coming off the back of a pretty intense week, and while this one isn’t exactly low-key; it definitely feels a touch softer. The same issues will be in the mix, but diplomacy will be easier to come by (as opposed to last week’s “cranky with a chance of rage”). Expect a lot of ambiguity mid-week (5 – 6 July AEST and GMT), then don’t be surprised if you feel like doing something crazy to let off steam towards the end of the week (8 July GMT, 9 July AEST). The new moon in Cancer (10 July AEST and GMT) is the perfect moment to process it all. It’s been a BIG 10 days. Clear your calendar and make a date to treat yourself. Run an epic salt bath, light all your fanciest candles and exhale – wine and tears optional.
ARIES AND ARIES RISING
A (tense) issue with a workmate or friend is stirred up again this week, requiring another look. The good news is, you’ll be feeling way less triggered when it pops up. Stay in your own lane and throw yourself into something creative. You’re basically unstoppable in the artistic stakes right now, so why waste energy on some petty disagreement? Go to ground for the new moon 10 July and let your imagination run wild setting intentions where you want to live and/or zhushing up your space.
TAURUS AND TAURUS RISING
Work/life balance will be on your mind again as last week’s headline story continues to unfold. A roadblock mid-week will have you feeling extra reclusive. Nesting will be your #1 knee-jerk reaction – don’t fight it, enjoy it. This week also looks a little sketchy for money, so keep an eye on spending. It’s been a time, so give yourself permission to switch your phone off, run a bath and get lost in a book come the new moon in Cancer (10 July).
GEMINI AND GEMINI RISING
This week feels like the second act to last week’s pressure points. Thankfully, softening around the issues that got you fired up – especially between last Thursday and Sunday – will be easier. Expect some mental fogginess mid-week (5 – 6 July AEST and GMT), but trust it will pass by the weekend. Take some time out and have a long hard think about your financial situation. The new moon in Cancer (10 July) is a potent window to set cash goals that stick.
CANCER AND CANCER RISING
Tension around money that may have felt like the end of the world last week will feel a little bit easier to stomach this time around. The situation remains the same, but you’ll be feeling a lot more diplomatic in how you deal with it, which in turn, will make life much easier. Clear your calendar as the new moon in Cancer (10 July) creates the perfect mood for a luxurious night at home. Open a bottle of something special, order-in and let yourself unwind.
LEO AND LEO RISING
A source of tension with your nearest and dearest (partner/best friend/business partner) won’t go away overnight, but should feel a little less fractious this week. After another impasse mid-week, you’ll be tempted to act out and do something impulsive (new tattoo, anyone?). Give yourself time to process it all over the weekend and hold fire on making anything permanent. The new moon (10 July) invites you to prioritise rest and enjoy a moment of solitude.
VIRGO AND VIRGO RISING
After the intensity of the past seven days, you may be tempted to hide out a little this week, especially in the first half of the week. There’s a funny mix of ambiguity and emotional detachment that will feel like a good reason to lay low. Trust your intuition – if you’re craving some quiet time you probably need it. The weekend looks softer, so try and tee up some self-care (think: spa day, hike, ocean swim) with your favourite people if possible.
LIBRA AND LIBRA RISING
A speedbump that may have challenged your world-famous Libran diplomacy skills will feel significantly more tolerable this week (hooray!). Smoothing over a hiccup with friends or co-workers will be on the cards but should feel much less explosive than it did last week – especially between Thursday and Sunday. Give yourself space to set intentions for the new moon on (10 July) – it’s *chefs kiss* for getting clear about your next step at work.
SCORPIO AND SCORPIO RISING
Setbacks or slowdowns at work in the first half of the week will feel familiar but evoke a totally different response to how you felt last week. After getting pretty fired up last week you’ll be feeling a whole lot more detached. Despite your more chill demeanour, be warned the pull to do something crazy to let off steam will be major. The new moon (10 July) is a delicious intermission to let yourself recover from all the stress. Switch your phone off, run a bath and decompress.
SAGITTARIUS AND SAGITTARIUS RISING
Restrictions or cancellation, especially around travel, that caused major heartache last week will have a knock-on effect to your plans this week. Thankfully you’ll be feeling a little more composed to deal with the curveballs. Watch out for crossed wires especially with your partner the first half of the week when confusion will be at an all-time high. Use the new moon (10 July) to get clear on some goals around grown-up stuff like shared property and investments.
CAPRICORN AND CAPRICORN RISING
What a difference a week makes! A cash-related issue that felt like a huge hassle last week will feel a whole lot more manageable when it cycles back around for your consideration. Stay soft and try to keep perspective – you might even find it funny by Friday. For Caps, this new moon (10 July) is extra lush for love; use it to reflect on your ideal partner if you’re single, or do something super romantic if you’re coupled up.
AQUARIUS AND AQUARIUS RISING
A fall-out or disappointment connected to your closest relationship (partner or best friend) will mellow this week, although things might feel a bit frosty before they warm up. Trust that sometimes a little space is just what you need to heal. An unconventional olive branch towards the end of the week could take you by surprise. Recharge your batteries and use the new moon (10 July) to focus on setting new health and fitness goals.
PISCES AND PISCES RISING
Expect aftershocks following the intensity of last week – especially at work. If things got heated (and they most probably did!), your team could be acting a little sheepish. It might feel awkward, but at least it’s an improvement on all-out volatility. Escape the drama on the weekend and use the new moon in Cancer (10 July) as a chance to make your creative ambitions manifest. Get into water, meditate, visualise and journal your way to new artistic goals.
For a deeper dive into what to expect this week, take a listen to Emma’s forecast below.