August 02, 2020 at 12:00PM
WEEK OF July 27 – August 2, 2020
“Just this once” is not only a recipe for potential trouble, but it can lead your rebellious sign down a path you know isn’t good for you! On Monday, July 27, escape artist Neptune clashes with hedonist Venus in your fifth house of flirting, romance and self-expression, and you could take an innocent thing and turn it into a raging bonfire! For example, do NOT return that flirty text from an ex or a Tinder date whose last move was to ghost you. Get to know someone before you take any kind of next step—and yes, Googling is standard procedure these days. Even if you’re dating, keep your personal values in the forefront and don’t cave under pressure. Under this unclear cosmic mashup, the slope may be far slipperier than expected. Why risk backsliding when you’ve worked so hard to reach the summit? Whatever comes up for you today may echo back to the first two Venus-Neptune squares of 2020, on May 3 and May 20 (when Venus was retrograde). Look for a pattern or an opportunity to put your newfound and hard-won wisdom to work by staying strong and not succumbing to a moment of weakness or confusion.
The secret ingredient to building alliances that last may very well be your message this Friday as the Sun in expressive Leo and your seventh house of partnership aligns with the healing comet Chiron in your third house of communication and social networking. Choose your words, images—and platform—carefully, and if this is a big-deal ask, make sure you have the full attention of your “audience” before you begin spilling out your big ideas in a rush. Don’t be shy about asking people for a signal boost or to help you spread the word. Play up anything that can benefit others. How will this align with their concerns or dreams? The challenge? Making sure your own ego doesn’t have any investment in the outcome.
Your loyalties might be put to the test on Sunday, Water Bearer, which in spite of your best efforts, could lead to some dramatic interactions. The Sun, still in your house of partnership and mergers, forms a testy angle with unpredictable Uranus (your ruler) in your foundational fourth house. A family member or close friend might be dealing with a tough issue and not realize how much of their anger or frustration they’re projecting onto you. You may (or may not) be able to get them to see both sides of a situation. One thing you definitely don’t want to do is have to defend yourself against unreasonable and unfair attacks. This disruptive angle can also throw solid relationships out of balance or spark jealousy in someone you’re close to who feels like they’re not getting enough “you” time. Before you get whiplash trying to please others, stop long enough to ask yourself why you’re bothering to do so in the first place. You can’t please everyone, Aquarius, so stop trying!