Brianne Hogan
July 22, 2018 7:00 am
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We’re in the beginning of Leo season, which is all about feeling your most glam, and, well, some drama. And soon, we have Mercury Retrograde rearing its (somewhat) ugly head on July 26th, where it will stay until August 19th. Which means this Leo season, for all of its glamour, will be  about things being delayed and communication breakdowns. Here’s what else is in store for you this week.

We’re in for a week of dualities. On one hand, we want to express ourselves and be social and flirty—like true Lionesses—but on the other, communication is at a standstill for some and there’s much room for misunderstandings, which could lead to gossip or arguments. Basically, it’s best to take everyone at face value and not take on other people’s drama. Keep your head high and your nose clean, as your grandmother would say. With an eclipse in Aquarius on July 27th, we’re dealing with intense energies that are best played with a softer touch.

LEO

It’s your birthday. Finally! You’ve been waiting all year for this moment. You’re feeling super optimistic about this year, which you should be. Mercury Retrograde, as well as the other energies of the planets right now, might have you second-guessing yourself, but keep confident that you are living your best life.

VIRGO

Your love life is being highlighted this week, Virgo. Whether you’re coupled up or single, you’re deciding on what you want in a relationship and what you don’t want. You’re digging deep into your worst fears and past entanglements. It’s not easy work, but it’ll be worth it.

LIBRA

Your energy is lower than usual this week, Libra, which is your body’s way of telling you to go slowly and gently with yourself. Resist FOMO and do you. You’ve been through the emotional wringer recently, and you need this time to recharge.

SCORPIO

You’re going through a weird time with your relationships on all levels right now, Scorpio. You’re wondering who to trust and let into your life, and who to let go. You’re also feeling a little lonely, which might cloud your judgment. Try to move ahead with your head, not your heart.

SAGITTARIUS

Be mindful of what you say, Sag. You have a tendency to speak whatever is on your mind, and with Mercury going retrograde this week, your biting tongue could get you into some trouble. Don’t stop being yourself, but remember: bees are attracted to honey more than vinegar.

CAPRICORN

You’re feeling a little blindsided all around, Cappy. You’re being hit from all sides—creatively, professionally, and romantically. It’s very uncomfortable for you, but the best thing you can do right now is find whatever keeps you grounded—rinse, and repeat.

AQUARIUS

Accepting change in any and all forms is important right now, Aquarius. You’re going through it. It hurts, but it’s alll necessary for self-growth. If you need support, ask for it. If you need to be alone, be alone. Don’t resist the changes and always listen to your gut.

PISCES

Your intuition is super powerful right now, Pisces, but you’re also questioning yourself a lot. There is a lot of misinformation out there and people second-guessing you, which is causing you to trip out. The important thing to do is to remind yourself that all you seek is within.

ARIES

You’re blazing through work, Aries, because you think keeping busy will help you not deal with the chaos that surrounds you. This is true, in theory, but you will have to deal with whatever is surrounding you because ignorance is not bliss. It’s just denial.

TAURUS

Your stubbornness is coming out this week, Taurus. You are refusing to change a situation, including one that’s been nagging you for a while. Prolonging it won’t serve you or the other people involved. You must rip off the band-aid. And if you need help, ask for it. You can do this.

GEMINI

You’re feeling oddly good this week, Gemini, which is just like you. You’re subversive like that. Just make sure your cheeky attitude doesn’t get you in trouble with friends and family. When in doubt, place that zany energy of yours into more creative projects.

CANCER

The week starts off fresh and flirty for you, Cancer, but then you’ll find yourself running into some unwanted situations with friends and/or family centering around truth—or an uncomfortable truth that is finally being revealed. If you can offer advice, do so. Otherwise, try not to get involved.

This week is proving to be a wild one, bbs. But if we keep our communication clear and our spirits high—if not mild-tempered—we will survive.

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