Would you care for a cold shower? You might just need one this Monday, August 1, when the fateful North Node greets molten Mars and liberated Uranus meet at the same degree of Taurus and your passionate fifth house. But you won’t be the only one in need of an icy spray. You’ll be emanating so much heat that anyone who comes in contact with you is sure to feel a blast of your seductive energy. If you aren’t careful, your intensity may cause other people to step back. If your mojo’s been in slow-mo, well, look out world! This could be quite the, uh, experimental week for you—and one for the locked diary. This expressive cosmic trifecta may lead you to make art, love, even war. (Watch that temper.) Whatever the case, you won’t have the best impulse control. Romantic attractions could take off at a gallop—and there’s a thin line between love and hate. Flirt away, Capricorn, but do a temperature check. You might underestimate your own firepower.
On Thursday, messenger Mercury zips into Virgo and your ninth house of travel and expansion, filling your head with grandiose ideas about where you might go (and grow!) next. Any area where you’ve felt restrained and like there’s room for “more” is a perfect place to start. This is NOT the time to put your dreams on cruise control. This intrepid cycle, which lasts until August 25, can spark a radical transformation—just BYO sense of adventure! It almost doesn’t matter whether you enroll in a university program or do a weekend meditation retreat in Sedona: The whole point is to start inching toward your loftiest goals. Not sure how you want to expand exactly?
The weekend’s stars can dial up a power-couple scenario, as sensual Venus in your dynamic-duos realm teams up with fantasy agent Neptune. Step out on the town projecting the quiet authority you feel. Unattached? Turn on the charm: You could meet someone who’s a suitable match, which is saying a lot. Or maybe you and bae will get a lovely reminder of how special you feel in each other’s company. This magic moment may strike from out of the blue, but under Neptune’s spell, you will be more than ready to fuel the fairy tale further!
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On Sunday, wild card Mars gets checked by stodgy Saturn, which is in Aquarius and your second house of practical planning. Your luxe desires could meet the harsh reality of budgetary considerations. While this may temporarily steal some of your thunder, don’t let it stop you cold. Set up a special account to slowly save towards this purchase. It may be necessary to break your plans down into a phase-by-phase rollout. In love, the Mars-Saturn square (90-degree angle) may hit the brakes on your enthusiasm, too. Someone’s true colors could show—well, more like their humanity. It can’t be all fireworks all the time, so make sure you aren’t writing off a good candidate for a very mortal “flaw.”
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