Saturday, July 24
Gigantic waves of slowly unfolding change reach the shores of our awareness today as expansive Jupiter forms a stressful, yet creative, square with transformational Pluto. This dynamic aspect stays nearly exact for over two weeks as we are relentlessly driven to achieve our goals. Meanwhile, the ambitious Capricorn Moon reinforces our need to succeed as we, goat-like, methodically calculate the most reliable way to reach the summit of the mountain.
You may believe that you have a plan that cannot fail but it’s easy for you to overlook something very obvious now. Even if there’s nothing wrong with your strategy, you still need to exercise caution so you don’t inadvertently overstep any boundaries. But this doesn’t mean that you have to retreat or worry about every move you make. Don’t overcompensate; just make sure that you stay aware of other people's feelings so you don’t ride roughshod over them.
Your perceptions are very keen and your logic is sound, so trust the conclusions that you draw today. Establishing priorities can help you be even more efficient as long as you make use of your common sense. However, listing your intentions isn’t enough. Don’t be lazy; work hard and proudly cross each item off your list as you finish it.
You may feel as if you’re out of step with your immediate environment today if your heart isn’t into handling the tasks currently on your plate. Your boredom probably arises from being able to see farther into the future than normal, making it harder to focus on the present. Still, attending to your immediate responsibilities is the best thing you can do to assure your future success.
You are determined to make progress on your long-term goals today, but can get sidetracked along the way. A family member or close friend may ask for your advice or present a serious proposition to you. Although saying yes can be a setback to your plan, it’s hard to say no because you immediately see the positive impact you can have. Helping others is fine, but don't forget to also take care of yourself.
You may be eager to do something adventurous or to kick back and relax, but it’s difficult to find enough time now. You have practical concerns putting pressure on you, unfinished chores needing your attention and unfulfilled promises to keep. Nevertheless, you don’t have to stop shining your radiant light. Being responsible also includes making time for rest and rejuvenation.
You have had to learn tough lessons about self-restraint over the past couple of years, but, thankfully, your days of retreat could be over. Just remember that as you start to make progress, it’s not a smart idea to jump ahead too quickly. You will be more successful if you let cautious optimism be your guide. Remember, this isn’t about instant success, so be practical and take a long, methodical approach.
Domestic chores may have piled up, preventing you from enjoying the summer as much as you want. Even if you have a lot on your shoulders now, your attitude can make a big difference. Remember, you can work yourself up into a state of frustration if you try to ignore your feelings. Acknowledging your resistance to current obligations will help to release your tension so you can focus on your responsibilities before heading out to play.
Sometimes you don’t mind engaging the day’s energy and simply going along with the unfolding flow of events. But today you may struggle with your resistance to change; even if it’s wiser to modify your plans, you might not want to abandon your previous agenda. Prioritize those things you need to accomplish, but don’t be afraid to shift the order and then move on to the next item if that makes more sense. Remember, you can come back later to complete what you didn’t finish.
You may find yourself facing an unexpected financial problem today, but it’s not likely to be as big a deal as it currently seems. It may be something as simple as forgetting to pay a bill and you should be able to quickly fix the situation by attending to the matter. Nevertheless, it’s not a good idea to let a little glitch go unchecked or it could grow more serious.
You may be overly sensitive today with the Moon back in your sign, which can add to your overall moodiness. However, avoiding your emotions might create more stress than just going ahead and sharing exactly what you feel in the moment. There’s no need to control how others react; just let them express their feelings, too. It's not about forcing any particular outcome; just be willing to engage in an honest conversation.
The Moon’s visit to your 12th House of Secrets may tempt you to keep a significant piece of information to yourself now. However, your reticence to share could stir up insecurities in someone around you. Ultimately, it's smarter to be straightforward and tell the truth today. Whatever you withhold will still come out into the open soon enough and when it does it could make even more trouble. Honesty really is the best policy.
Your friends will come through for you today as long as you don’t have unrealistic expectations. Thankfully, the conservative Capricorn Moon is in your 11th House of Community, keeping social interaction to a very practical level. Maintaining a sensible perspective on all relationships is crucial now, for it's a lot easier to reach your goals when you have the support of those around you.