It will be hard to tell if you're experiencing a breakdown or a breakthrough on July 16 when the sun squares Uranus, the planet of revolution and change. Uranus is famous for debunking myths, upsetting the established order and tipping sacred cows. Many of your most cherished expectations — as well as hopes and wishes — will be turned up on end. But instead of finding that things have been broken, you may discover how things could actually work if you altered your approach. And it's in this regard that Uranus is truly revolutionary. The planet of electricity, Uranus signals that "aha" moment when the light bulb goes off over your head. This can only happen when you stop clinging to the same old, same old, and decide to try something new.
Mars's entrance into that part of your solar chart that pertains to debt last January shows that you've been having a helluva time making people fulfill their promises, pledges and commitments. It hasn't been easy collecting money that's owed to you, nor has it been easy to secure financing or get a loan despite all the hoops you jumped through. Nevertheless, this is not the time to call it quits. If anything, you'll want to press ahead because a spectacular trine between the sun and Mars on July 16 shows that you will finally get that payment, reimbursement or approval that you've been seeking.
Next: Taurus horoscope
You were born under the industrious sign of Taurus which means that work, time and money will always be your top priorities. It's easy to get caught up in the workaday whirl of appointments, deadlines and meetings, but you also have to remember that you were born under the planet Venus and Venus is all about honoring and valuing those very human resources that enrich and enable your life. Take time out of your busy schedule this week to check in with a harried colleague or to ask your manager how she's doing. Your genuine interest and heartfelt concern will be greatly appreciated.
Next: Gemini horoscope
It looks like the only person who can help you is someone you swore you'd never speak to again. The universe has a funny way of bringing us back into the lives of people that we have unfinished business with. Maybe it's karma or maybe it's the stars' ironic sense of humor. In any case, you will have to get over your past history and make your plea on July 11. You may have to listen to this person boast about themselves or sit through a life lecture, but you'll get what you came for. Evidently, this person was looking for a way to reconnect too.
Next: Cancer horoscope
Uranus is the planet of revolution and change. Yet Uranus's mission isn't to upset things simply for the sake of upsetting them. Its mission is to pull off the blinders and show you what you are truly capable of if you're willing to try something different. It will be hard to tell if you're experiencing a breakdown or a breakthrough when Uranus squares the sun on July 16. What can be said, however, is that this will be the first time in years when you will feel like you have a firm grasp on where all of these crazy developments are leading.
Next: Leo horoscope
You have no reason to believe a certain friend. She's cried wolf so many times, she's lost all credibility. In fact, your own friends wonder why you're still talking to her. So what are you supposed to do when she comes to you with yet another hysterical warning on July 11? You listen. The Universe chooses peculiar mouthpieces when Mercury squares Uranus, and you may find that what she says is eerily prescient. Her warning really is saving you from making a huge mistake. Clearly she still has a ways to go before she wins back your trust, but this makes for a good start.
Next: Virgo horoscope
Don't be surprised if you suddenly lose your nerve on July 11. This often happens when Virgos stand on the brink of real and meaningful change. Your fear of the unknown is so great that you may go back and undo all of those loose ends that you just finished tying up. Thankfully, Mercury entering Leo on July 13 will give you a hearty push forward. You could learn about an unexpected opportunity or be invited to fill in a position left vacant by a surprise departure. It's the very thing you need to step over the threshold and into your new life.
Next: Libra horoscope
People will continue to shock and amaze you this week. Just when you think you've figured out what's going on in their heads, somebody somewhere will say or do something that will completely upend expectations. Since you're apt to see the best (July 16) and the worst (July 11), it's probably wise to reserve judgment until after July 22. This is when you will be on the other side of the emotional minefield and all the surprise bombshells will be detonated and accounted for. Then, and only then, will you be in the right frame of mind to decide on what to do next.
Next: Scorpio horoscope
You need to put down that grudge and walk away this week. This will be hard to do because you have been so maligned. Whatever your original misstep, it still doesn't justify the vitriol and outpouring of contempt that you've been subjected to recently. Nevertheless, you're in danger of escalating things right when they're about to taper off, if you were to answer in kind. You must refuse to retaliate. You need to trust that the critics and the haters have already sown the seeds of their own defeat. All you have to do is step aside and let developments unfold on their own.
Next: Sagittarius horoscope
Somebody else's stumble could turn out to be a lucky break for you on July 16. There's always a bass-ackwards quality to Mercury when it forms a square to Uranus, the planet of revolution and change, but that doesn't mean that its effects are negative. Quirky does not mean bad. In fact, you may find that being in the wrong place at the right time can deliver unexpected dividends. The only thing that will give you moment for pause is the moral question of profiting from someone else's expense. Given that this person wasn't going to benefit anyway, it might just be a moot point.
Next: Capricorn horoscope
Your home life is changing. And with that changes your feelings of security, continuity and rootedness. Perhaps you're saying goodbye to a loved one leaving the nest or hello to a new arrival. Maybe you're marrying, buying a new home or pulling up stakes and moving on. It's important in times like these to focus on the future. It may appear frightening because that unwritten page looks so blank, but that's the point. The stars are giving you this opportunity to reinvent your life and you shall — as long as you give your imagination flight and side with your hopes rather than your fears.
Next: Aquarius horoscope
Nobody will ever call you "nice" again. Mars in Scorpio has fired up your determination to go after the things you want in life. No more genuflecting, pandering to others or sheepishly circling the periphery of the action, waiting to be invited to participate. You're on fire now and you won't settle for second best. This will be especially evident on July 16 when the sun/Mars trine shows you pulling off yet another amazing coup. So is all of this success going to lead to a great fall? Remember that you're a bridge builder — not a bridge burner — and you can't go wrong.
Next: Pisces horoscope
Are you dealing with a deadbeat dad, an abusive employer or a friend who did you wrong? If yes, then you'll be glad to know about the sensational sun/Mars trine on July 16. This planetary combination has zero tolerance for people who leave others hanging or who take advantage of their position to bully and berate. Like an avenging angel, this trine will bring swift justice and speedy execution. Even if you gave up hope long ago of ever seeing money paid, respect given or a simple apology — you will want to try again, because this time you will succeed. You won't be disappointed.