Weekly Horoscopes: July 16 – 22

by Kimberly Peta Dewhirst
Jul 16, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. ET

The stars are a hive of activity. Beautiful Venus is sparkling brightly, making contact with the luckiest planet, Jupiter, on Tuesday. This is an incredible day to sweeten plans that are unfolding and a wonderful time to express affections.

Embrace connection and avoid missed opportunities. Neptune is also in the picture and could easily dilute romantic notions with overwhelming sensitivity — don’t get flooded in the seas of loss and longing…

It’s not all soft filters this week, though. Sparks fly among electric Uranus in one corner and feisty hotheaded Mars and the egotistical sun in another. There are plenty surprises in store for those pushing and shoving, so tread carefully.

1/12 :Aries: March 21 – April 19

Relationships flow this week. From mutual affections to seamless collaboration, the stars sparkle for you in partnerships. Though fun social exchanges are appealing, there’s an elusive quality that’s heightened, and you could find yourself longing for deeper emotional connections.

There’s also volatility that could deliver shocks to the system, so keep your ego in check. A change of pace Friday promises to lighten the mood, but not before fireworks spark — go gently, processing your feelings and developing an autonomous sense of security.

2/12 :Taurus: April 20 – May 20

It’s possible your peers present different perspectives to your own this week, but don’t let this interfere with the progress you’re making. It’s a terrific time to affirm your role, to feel confident about work you’re doing or service fulfilled.

Be extra careful in what you say, though. Information can be delivered at lightning speed and keenly expressing your view can create shockwaves. It’s worth taming your words, lightly censoring as you process recent lessons. Anger is easily sparked and egos bruised with the current celestial outlook.

3/12 :Gemini: May 21 – June 21

With Venus moving through your sign, you’re graced with a special allure, Gemini. What’s more, the good times extend toward your creative prowess, boosting your sense of play, fun and romance.

Personal interests are divinely supported, although the long-term potential of your passions is a little wishy-washy. Talk it through on Wednesday, a five-star day for all relationship conversations.

Peer groups could hinder rather than help you this week, interrupting your purposeful stride. Don’t be surprised if tension arises as you make practical headway in your role.

4/12 :Cancer: June 22 – July 22

It’s a wonderful week to indulge escapism with time out. Clear perspectives are out of reach, while moments with the fam or close friends are supported. Your sense of rootedness can flourish, so nurture what’s important, Crabcake.

You could be ruminating, reflecting on your position, money or the practicalities of life. Though it’s tempting to drive ahead, personal demands have repercussions, so pause before pushing. It’s easier to take action in your role after Friday, so in the meantime, focus on yourself and things that bring happiness.

5/12 :Leo: July 23 – Aug. 22

Embrace the last steps in your purge, Leo, but tread carefully. It’s a wonderful time to liberate yourself — efforts are supercharged with the radical impetus you need.

However, this week is overwhelming. Embracing freedom isn’t always easy, and you might find you’re swimming in confusing waters.

It’s likely friends are waiting in the wings and that you can rely on your community. With opportune social connection and your energy due to return full force on Friday, step into your circle for fun.

6/12 :Virgo: Aug. 23 – Sept. 22

Favorable stars align midweek; you can think logically, working out supportive solutions behind the scenes. Focus on increasing your personal sense of security, building your emotional core and thriving in your position, Virgo — winning!

Success isn’t quite so clear-cut in personal relations this week, and although practical matters are reinforced, one-on-one exchanges could seem quite elusive. A friend in wider circles could present a difference of opinion, undermining your interests in a group. Sparks may fly, but it should be easy to take a step back.

7/12 :Libra: Sept. 23 – Oct. 22

Exciting adventures glitter enticingly, yet you could feel overwhelmed with routine issues — don’t let them bog you down, Libra. Broadening your horizons fuels your personal growth, so open your heart with the spirit of possibility.

Stimulation awaits. Join the conversation and lend your input and efforts to a social activity or community project. There’s plenty of spice in relationships this week, which could have you feeling defensive of your worldly position. Egos are wildly sensitive, and while ambition is admirable, it could create fierce friction too.

8/12 :Scorpio: Oct. 23 – Nov. 21

Plans evolve nicely with support from trusted allies this week; there are wonderful moments to be had in private.

Though it might feel your fun’s been diluted — or that enjoyment’s out of reach — you can enhance the days ahead by increasing romantic sentiments. Demonstrate playful creativity, Scorp!

On Friday you enter an action-packed cycle for career, with changes due, but before then, you’ll need calm responses at the ready. Clarity arrives regarding your position; avoid knee-jerk reactions and responses, quickly and seamlessly adjusting the sails on your adventure.

9 /12: Sagittarius: Nov. 22 – Dec. 21

9/12 :Sagittarius: Nov. 22 – Dec. 21

Emotions run high this week, with the potential to feel overwhelmed in relationships and plenty of spicy action too. Intensity is in overdrive with some extreme provocations amidst the excitement. Familiarize yourself with the fine line between fun and drama, and navigate with care, Sagittarius.

You have wisdom to share on Wednesday, and there’s certainly an abundance of sweetness to be found at the heart of your unions too. Leverage a friendly crowd and social situations, opening up to alternative perspectives — the fog will soon begin to lift.

10 /12: Capricorn: Dec. 22 – Jan. 19

10/12 :Capricorn: Dec. 22 – Jan. 19

You’re in a blissful cycle for work and routine tasks, but confusion threatens to disrupt and dissolve your efforts, so don’t overthink things, Capricorn.

Exuding graceful charm in everyday encounters permeates far and wide, enhancing career growth beautifully this week.

Formal talks can work in your favor on Wednesday, as serious conversations are supported by your enduring efforts behind the scenes. There are some dynamic exchanges promised; set aside competitive egos and take a step back from the action if it gets too heated.

11 /12: Aquarius: Jan. 20 – Feb. 18

11/12 :Aquarius: Jan. 20 – Feb. 18

You’ll experience one of summer’s high notes this week as amorous Venus hanging out in the happiest area of your horoscope, harmonizing perfectly with the planet of fun and adventure. Good vibrations come with a catch, though, Aquarius — you must have faith in yourself to enjoy all that life is offering.

There’s trouble elsewhere in paradise too — pushy figures at work or around your usual hangouts can make life super-tense. Watch your words and set down your ego in heated emotional battles. Find respite in friendly relationships.

12/12 :Pisces: Feb. 19 – March 20

You’re in a gorgeous, fun cycle and can enjoy emotional connections and home life in particular. However, you could find yourself getting in your own way this week.

Close relationships and joint finances hit a sweet spot, so avoid letting heightened sensitivity get the better of you. Work duties are also set to go your way, with an organized approach serving you and your broader goals.

However, the pursuit of pleasure and your individual interests clash with the practicalities this week; balance your passions, Pisces.