Calendar of the Sun for June 27

Calendar of the Sun

27 Lithemonath

Day of the God of Walls and Ditches

Colors: Brown and black
Element: Earth
Altar: Upon cloth of brown and black place the figure of a Chinese mandarin, flanked on each side by a horse-demon and an ox-demon, and a man in black and a man in white, both bearing lanterns, and much incense. Lay also on the table any books of accounting for the House, such as financial logs, car maintenance and mileage logs, etc.
Offerings: Put the House and its boundaries in order, especially the yard and surroundings. All work today should be in repairing walls, doors, windows, plumbing, etc.
Daily Meal: Simple workman’s sandwiches, eaten while working.

Invocation to the God of Walls and Ditches

O great Cheng-Huang,
God of Walls and Ditches,
Lord of Boundaries,
Keeper of the public peace,
We all too often forget that we are not alone
In this world; that each community
Has edges that brush against each other.
Remind us to keep those edges neat and courteous
And our walls and ditches well maintained
Lest floods and creatures stray
Where they are not wanted.
Remind us that courtesy is no mere luxury,
But can be the coin with which one pays those
Who have no choice but to be reminded of your presence.
May you look favorably upon our House!
May your Horse-head Demon and Ox-head Demon
Find nothing to anger them within our domain!
May your watchmen, Mr. Black and Mr. White,
Remind us that sometimes one must
Pay attention to what it black and white,
And not always be distracted by the many shades of grey.
In your honor we toil today,
Lord of Boundaries,
That our own walls shall keep in what should not be seen
And keep out all that may harm us.

(There is no song or chant today; all go straight to their work. Singing and chanting may be done while working, however, and the work need not be done in a solitary fashion.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Calendar of the Moon for June 9th

9 Huath/Thargelion

Thargelia Day III: Eireisione

Color: Green
Element: Earth
Altar: Upon a green cloth set a cut branch of some food-giving tree, such as olive or apple. Each member of the community should bring some small thing to tie to it, for it shall be a charm to hang over the door for good luck. Its name is Eireisione. Also set out a cup of wine, a cup of milk with honey in it, a wreath of flowers, and a small bowl of barley.
Offering: Good wishes for the House and its members.
Daily Meal: Vegan. Thargelos, which is a soup of barley, corn, and fruit, sacred to Apollo.

Eireisione Invocation

As we cast up our barley in little showers,
A little grace from the birds is ours.

(The officiant throws a handful of barley into the air.)

A holy heifer’s milk, white and fair to drink,
Bright honey drops from flowers, bee-distilled,
With draughts of water from a virgin fount
And from the ancient vine its mother wild
An unmixed draught this gladness and fair fruit
Of gleaming olive, ever-blooming
And woven flowers, children of Mother Earth.

(The milk and honey is poured out as a libation.)

Eireisione brings all good things,
Figs and fat cakes to eat,
Soft oil and honey sweet,
The brimming wine-cup deep
That she may eat and sleep.

(All approach the altar with their items. Traditional items are dried barley cookies, sacred wool from first-shorn sheep, small corked bottles of wine, figs and dates, and small bags of grain. Anything will do, however. Each ties their offering on and speaks its meaning. The wreath of flowers is ceremonially added last by the officiant, and then Eireisione is carried in procession to the front of the House, where she is hung over the door with great ceremony. She is taken down on Puanepsia and burned in the fire.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, Jan. 13th

Love is in the air today, yet luckily we’re able to balance our romantic fantasies with the practicalities of everyday life. We can be sensible even while dreaming, as beautiful Venus trines responsible Saturn and joins imaginative Neptune. Although a stubborn Mercury-Pluto conjunction tempts us to amass power, we don’t need to lose touch with the magic. Meanwhile, the meticulous Virgo Moon helps us approach each situation in a rational manner.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You might think that you’re being extremely realistic, yet you could fall in love with your own reflection today without realizing what happened. Thankfully, your closest friends won’t confuse your dreams with the actual events of the day. Ultimately, the truth may not be as perfect as your imagination, but acknowledging reality for what it is should eliminate most of your potential problems before they can even manifest.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You may believe that you have done everything possible to assist others now as your ruling planet Venus conjuncts delusional Neptune in your 10th House of Publicity. However, you might have your own self-interests at heart, rather than being motivated by altruism. But don’t waste energy questioning your motives. The reason you are doing something today isn’t as important as whether or not you are kind in your interactions with others.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

A relationship with a close friend or business partner is complicated now because you are probably seeing things through rose-colored glasses. Although your subjective view of reality is tinted by your unfulfilled desires, you can steer clear of trouble by tempering your unrealistic expectations with critical thinking. You needn’t be afraid of dreaming as long as you stay aware of the difference between fact and fantasy.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Your standards for sharing your true feelings are set at a very high level now because you don’t want to fool yourself into believing that everything is fine. However, it’s challenging today to create a healthy balance between expressing the truth and bending it. Even if you’re tempted to sidestep an unpleasant situation, you’ll be happier in the long run if you take enough time to address unresolved issues before they grow out of control.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You may run into an emotional wall today, and even though you cannot just keep pushing ahead, it’s not sensible to retreat, either. Thankfully, you can imagine an ideal picture of the way you want things to be and your unwavering focus enables you to create a concrete plan to reach satisfaction. Sharing your ideas with co-workers can provide positive feedback, but ultimately the responsibility to make your dreams come true is yours alone. Don’t wait for help; you can perform magic on your own.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You know what you want to do today and may become quite angry with anyone who stands in your way. But even without resistance, you might grow confused as you move closer toward your goals because you can’t understand why everything is taking so long to finish. However, impatience is counterproductive because you have more time than you realize, anyway. It’s more important now to keep your faith than it is to reach your destination.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Your ruling planet Venus is touched by angelic Neptune today, dangling idealistic fantasies just beyond your reach. Thankfully, you are quite comfortable knowing there’s more work to do before you can earn your just rewards. On another day you might grow frustrated, but now you see the plan in motion and you’re happy to let it continue to unfold naturally. Find a working pace that you can sustain and stick with it.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

It’s easy for you to look ahead today, unencumbered by your recent past. Intelligent Mercury joins potent Pluto, your key planet, bringing a powerful mental boost that enables you to maintain your focus on the present while also dreaming about your future. Use your creative imagination to set the right tone for the next phase of your life. Just don’t reach ahead too far too fast, or your current stability will begin to feel more like a prison than the gift that it actually is.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You are able to bend reality today so you can imagine all the possibilities that are ahead. You have a clear shot at whatever you want now, assuming you can conjure up a clear image of your desires. Just remember that daydreaming isn’t the only ingredient to your success now; perseverance is required, too. Don’t give up on your highest hopes, or you’ll never know what might have been possible.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Others secretly admire your ability to be patient when working toward accomplishing your goals. Thankfully, the cosmos is on your side today as your key planet Saturn forms a harmonious trine with sensual Venus, enabling you to work hard for sweet rewards while delaying gratification if necessary. Keep your eye on the prize; it will be yours once you’ve earned it.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Your ability to approach something you want with emotional detachment might seem odd to others, but this logical strategy enables you to maintain your sense of freedom. Today, however, you might swallow the bait if the object of your desire is attractive enough. Instead of wasting time and energy struggling to work your way free, avoid headaches by steering clear of the hook right from the start.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Delicious Venus hooks up with your key planet Neptune today, transforming simple facts into multicolored streams of cascading fantasies. The magic may happen so fast that you’re instantly mesmerized by your lovely daydreams. There’s no need to deny yourself the sweet pleasures; you can always make your way back to reality tomorrow.

Your Daily Horoscopes for August 8th

Today’s farseeing Sagittarius Moon inspires us to think big while retrograde Mercury skips back into dramatic Leo, encouraging us to deliver our messages with an extra punch. However, the tipsy trickster bumps into a confusing opposition with fuzzy Neptune, repeating this stressful aspect that recently occurred on July 29. We would be wise to pay extra attention to all forms of communication because our good intentions could get lost in the fog.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You may be the leader of the gossip squad at work today because you can waste time as long as you’re having fun. But you are so quick-witted now that you might say something that shouldn’t be shared. Words slip out of your mouth before you think about their impact. Keep in mind that taking a few breaths before speaking up won’t make you less popular; in fact, slowing down your delivery may be enough to save you from an embarrassing situation.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You appear to be putting in maximum effort on the job, but you can simultaneously lose yourself in your daydreams, even if your double life isn’t noticed by anyone else. Although others cannot tell how far from reality your mind is meandering, they can see that your rich imagination is adding something special to your practical ideas. Don’t hesitate to share your creative point of view, even if it seems unrealistic to you at first.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

You may be at a turning point in a friendship because you need to decide if you’re going to take it to the next level or retreat to emotionally safer ground. Be careful, for you could make a bad choice today if you let your hopes color your perceptions. Postpone any major decisions for a couple of days, if you can. Once your muddled thinking clears, you’ll be able to choose your course of action with more confidence.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

It’s challenging to compare your idealistic dreams with what you currently have in your life. The gulf between your fantasies and reality may be so great now that you don’t even know where to begin. Instead of setting yourself up for failure by aiming too high, try a more modest start. Acknowledging what you’ve already accomplished is better than tearing yourself down with self-criticism. Beginning with a few simple affirmations can give you the positive boost you need.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You may be basking in the light of admiration today, but you could fool yourself into thinking that everyone is your friend. It isn’t that anyone is necessarily working against you; it’s just that others have their own agendas and it’s crucial for you to understand where they diverge from yours. Don’t waste your breath trying to convince anyone that you’re right. If you can be satisfied with what each person has to offer now, you won’t set yourself up for disappointment.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You could have a tough time staying on track today because you can see fantastic possibilities everywhere you look. Although you know that hard work is key in reaching your goals, your optimism leads you to believe a task will be easier than it is. Still, you are at a fork in the road and you may not know which way to go. Just remember that you are probably missing some crucial facts, so it’s wiser to take the more conservative route, even if it means walking away from the excitement for now.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You’re a bit of a social butterfly today, flying from one captivating conversation to another. However, this doesn’t mean that you should try to avoid a more pressing subject, even if it leads to unfamiliar territory. You can still clear the air by sharing what’s important to you, but circumvent a passionate discussion for a few days.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

No matter how certain you are of your current choices, it’s not a good idea to trust your senses today because they can easily mislead you. Don’t allow yourself to be lulled into a state of hypnotic acceptance. Even if you’re dreaming of smooth sailing ahead, there are storm clouds on the horizon and you are advised to batten down the hatches while the Sun is still shining. Ironically, a rough patch might be enough of a wake-up call to get you back on course.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

The Moon’s visit to your optimistic sign can raise feelings of nostalgia as you remember a kinder and gentler version of your past. But it’s not smart to believe the stories you tell now because you may have changed the facts to support your current mood. There’s nothing wrong with reviewing your personal history as long as you understand that you can’t live fully in the present moment when you’re clinging too tightly onto memories.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You may be tempted by an unrealistic fantasy about a relationship now. However, your idealistic dreams can actually stand between you and happier days. Acknowledging your attachment to one particular outcome is a good start if you’re willing to make it less important. There’s no need to go to extremes and deny your preferences if you can maintain a healthy perspective.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Perhaps you thought that you had everything under control, but today you may miss an important piece of the puzzle. Fortunately, it’s not necessary to fix anything if you make a wrong assumption. Becoming more aware of your mistakes is enough for now. Don’t initiate action too quickly or you could stir up a hornet’s nest that leads to an intense power struggle. Your relationships are in flux, so take time to see where things are going before trying to exert too much control.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You are an avid dreamer and today’s Mercury-Neptune aspect magnifies your wishful thinking. You can journey so far into the depths of your imagination that you may lose track of what’s going on in the real world. An unexpected event can shock you into awareness, waking you from your contemplative state and confronting you with the truth. It may be very disconcerting at first, but the reality check could be a blessing in disguise.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Saturday, August 6th

The passionate Scorpio Moon puts us in touch with our feelings which are likely to be more intense than usual. With the right chemistry it can be exciting if our emotions merge with someone else’s, but we are frightened by the idea of being vulnerable because of today’s stressful Sun-Moon square. Yet, once we work through our resistance, we can be transformed by the magic of love as romantic Venus forms a creative connection with potent Pluto.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You may be able to see through the veneer of social niceties today, revealing someone’s fears that are usually kept safely hidden. You can sense an unspoken agenda, even if others act in a lighthearted manner. Your current intuitiveness might prompt you to retreat because you’re not sure that you want to engage on that level. But don’t withdraw too quickly; the person you thought was being negative could turn out to be your closest ally if you give him or her a chance.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You may be worried that a relationship won’t meet your expectations today. Instead of overcoming your fear and scheduling a memorable encounter, you might choose to just settle back into your familiar routine. However, this laid-back approach probably isn’t your best strategy and could leave you feeling disappointed with your choice. Taking the safest route now won’t necessarily help you reach your destination, so open up your heart and make the first move.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Today you may be confronted with an important piece of information that you previously overlooked. You might have innocently assumed that others would support your ideas and admire your creativity. Unfortunately, strong emotional undercurrents raise concerns as you try to comprehend the complexity of the situation. Don’t try to figure it all out now; the energy will shift tomorrow and you’ll gain a clearer understanding of your options.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You feel pretty even-keeled now, even if a little money problem comes to the surface that requires your immediate attention. You can try to analyze the situation and logically determine your best course of action, but your solution may not come through cool reason today. The best answers will arise more easily once you stop seeking them so desperately.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Your life isn’t as carefree as others assume just because you make it appear as if you are having a lot of fun, even when you’re troubled. Your defense mechanisms can effectively hide a very deep well of feelings today. But just going through the motions isn’t very rewarding, so share some of what’s on your mind with someone you trust. If you’re having a hard time starting the conversation, write down your thoughts and use your notes to get the ball rolling.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Although you want to balance your desires with what others need, your good intentions could run into resistance today. It seems as if it would be easier to just gloss over your annoyance if you think that someone is keeping a secret. However your suspicion can turn into anger if you don’t voice your concerns. Ironically, you may be wrong about your hunch, but you’ll feel relieved once your fears are out in the open.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Although you try to maintain your cool today, you know big changes are coming that could impact your closest relationships. Even if the shift seems far away, you’re already feeling the pressure internally. Thankfully, you are able to find your way back to the center now if you concentrate on your core values instead of on external events. If you remain true to your highest ideals then everything else will, hopefully, fall into place.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You don’t need people to tell you what you already know, and anyone who is overly critical today may be rudely surprised at the intensity of your response. However, you don’t necessarily want to be alone; it’s just that you yearn for meaningful contact with your most supportive friends. Those who are seeking shallow social banter could get an earful when you share the truth as you see it. There’s no need to hold back now; just be ready to deal with the consequences of your honesty.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You aren’t interested in sharing your feelings today while the Moon visits your 12th House of Secrets. Even if others think that you’re baring your soul, you have more going on internally than they realize. In fact, your philosophical ramblings can cleverly hide the real juice. Keep in mind that you might not benefit from changing your tactics. It may be wiser to take the conversation to the next level only when you’re ready to be more vulnerable.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You may be more reserved in your conversations with others today as you reconsider what you really want from your relationships. Although you aren’t likely to isolate yourself completely, you’re wary about getting entangled with someone who might create unnecessary drama. Trust your instincts and be ready to walk away from a situation that could complicate your life without offering you any benefits.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You most likely have admirable intentions today, yet your plan may be thwarted through no fault of your own. Naturally, you cannot control all the variables in your surroundings, but you can take full responsibility for your response to a situation. Paradoxically, an overly positive reaction could be just as problematic as a very negative one. Avoiding emotional extremes enables you to make the best of these tricky circumstances.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Your heightened awareness today puts you in touch with emotions that may be challenging to integrate. But denying your feelings can create a whole other set of problems. You could inadvertently disconnect from the source of your inspiration if you shut down your compassion. Thankfully, you’re able to move through your day gracefully as long as you remember to keep checking in with your heart.

Your Daily Horoscopes for August 2

Today our heads are filled with thoughts and words that can feel stuck as messenger Mercury stands still in the sky to begin its 24-day retrograde cycle. Traditional astrological wisdom reminds us that communication can become stressed, deadlines are missed and plans unravel during this cycle. Furthermore, words may be misunderstood with Mars in restless Gemini scattering our energy while the Moon in discriminating Virgo narrows our thinking.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

All your senses are on red alert today and your acute perceptions register every single nuance in your immediate environment. Unfortunately, you could be so sensitive now that you start noticing things that aren’t actually there. Be careful with your judgments about what is real; you might be making up stories to justify what’s in your imagination without even realizing it.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Your friends and associates seem to be out of step with the rest of the world while you are marching to the beat of a reliable drummer today. The Moon and Mercury are in fellow earth sign Virgo, helping you maintain a steady pace, even if fleet-footed Mercury screeches to a halt. Unfortunately, you can easily work yourself into an anxious state if you try to complete everything in front of you. Don’t rush; do what you do well and practice patience with yourself and others.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Your key planet Mercury turns retrograde today, emphasizing many forms of exchange, including verbal interactions, written correspondence and monetary transactions. You think that you are being very clever, but might discover that you only outsmarted yourself. Being mentally agile is a useful trait, but now it’s more useful to stick with the plan. Don’t let your curiosity tempt you to search for solutions to problems that haven’t even surfaced yet.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You have already looked over your daily calendar enough times to realize that there’s no easy way to fit in everything today. You must face the facts and decide what needs to be eliminated. Unfortunately, talking about your current perspective may be a lot easier than actually narrowing it. Still, you will feel much better after you postpone a few things on your current schedule and kindly explain that it’s just not possible for you to do so much at this time.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You may be losing momentum at work and fears begin to surface about your long-term financial security. Although you’re ready to shore up your cash flow, it could take longer than you realize to put everything back in order. Still, you’re ready to take action because you don’t want money issues to become more problematic in the weeks ahead. Remember, there’s no need to spend what you don’t have just to keep up appearances. It’s more important to get back to basics so you can make it all work out.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You are struggling as you consider two divergent approaches to life with the Moon in your practical sign while Mars is in noisy Gemini. You might try to limit the amount of data you need to handle now, but the information keeps coming. Thankfully, you can manage the situation by remaining open-minded while sorting through the details later. Don’t waste time trying to figure out what’s right; the answers will come to you organically on their own.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You feel as if others are pressuring you to complete a project today, but your current deadlines don’t make any sense at all. Unfortunately, you might have a hard time tying up loose ends. The more you work, the less finished it seems. Overreacting isn’t helpful; just do the absolute best you can and then quit stressing out. If something has to fall behind, let it go without resistance. You can do more harm than good if you hurry up and rush your work.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You may need to make time for a serious relationship discussion with a close friend or partner. However, you might find yourself having a rerun of a recent conversation. You’re not interested in looking back now because you want to see forward movement. Be patient and remember that you’re in a holding pattern for the next few weeks. You’ll have time to express yourself later on down the road.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You are growing concerned that your life is heading into a serious roadblock. Actually, you may be forced to change directions if you’re not willing to slow down considerably. There’s no need for an immediate decision today, but the sooner you begin discussing your fears with someone you trust, the faster you’ll be able to regain a clear perspective.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You may be very thankful that you have a plan now, even if it will take a while to put it all into motion. When Mercury turns retrograde today, you’re ready to dig in your heels and be serious about reaching your destination. You excel at calculating how to act to get what you want, especially if long-range goals are involved. Nevertheless, gaining control of your day will actually help you gain more control of your life.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You may feel like you have a bit of deep magic at your disposal today, yet it’s not yours to use for personal gain. But answers are more likely to come to you through dreams now, instead of rational logic, so don’t seek solutions through the usual channels. Although your words might backfire on you, using images and employing symbolic gestures can strongly impact the outcome of your work.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You may feel like a Fish out of water with the Moon in dry Virgo and Mercury turning retrograde in your 7th House of Others. You long for deeper personal connections in your life, but your friends seem to be more emotionally reserved than you prefer. Fortunately, your imagination may hold the keys to the kingdom, but it’s easy to get confused by everything you don’t yet understand. Don’t push too hard for answers; be content with what you know for now and let the rest come in its own time.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Saturday, July 30

The Moon’s entry into dramatic Leo today at 2:15 am EDT brings our feelings out into the light for everyone to see. But the fiery Leo New Moon at 2:39 pm shifts our focus away from our internal process and toward external expression. Ironically, we reach the height of our creativity just as we begin a new project. The New Moon’s dynamic square with pompous Jupiter encourages us to act with bravado, but it’s wiser to practice humility, instead.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

The Leo New Moon is your ticket to fun, especially if you have scheduled an enjoyable activity for the day. You might think that you should take charge because you know what’s going on, but you won’t get far before realizing that your fantasies have overtaken reality. If it’s too late to hand over the reins to someone else, just focus on the present moment and do the best you can.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

The Leo New Moon activates your 4th House of Roots, encouraging you to tend your home garden now. You don’t need to go off in search of adventure because an idea that you have today can grow and eventually take you far. However, a significant journey to a distant shore begins with making a plan, acquiring resources and preparing for your trip. You’re not ready to leave yet, so use your time wisely while you have it available.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

There’s no need to make a fuss about your current activities today, even if you’re trying to get others to notice. Your friends may slow you down by placing demands on your time if you draw unnecessary attention to yourself. Be smart and turn on your cloaking device (or just lay low for a bit) so you can get on with your plans instead of being distracted by everyone else’s expectations.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

The Leo New Moon in your 2nd House of Money today emphasizes the importance of how you handle a financial matter. Fortunately, you can prevent a problem before it even starts by taking strategic action right away. However, if you miss your window of opportunity, a manageable situation could blossom into a multifaceted monster that leads to more complications than solutions.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Today’s Leo New Moon is a harbinger of important changes that are occurring in your life. You don’t have to wait for something to happen now; add new activities to your schedule that can bring out the best in you. But don’t try to accomplish too much too fast because shaking up your life isn’t necessary now. Moving slowly and deliberately is okay as long as you get something started while the energy is still fresh.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You are brimming with ideas, but it may be smart to keep them to yourself as long as you can. Although gabby Mercury is in your sign now, it’s not useful to talk about your new project yet because your message could be misunderstood today. Get started on your own, without anyone else’s involvement; you can always connect with supportive allies later on.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You may be trying to find a middle ground today as you weigh your dreams against your more practical concerns. It might feel as if you don’t have much of a choice in a complicated interpersonal matter, but no one can control your inner world. Feeding your fantasies with your attention can be just what you need to prevent yourself from falling into a boring rut. Even if you have mundane duties to perform, you are still free to escape within your mind.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

The proud Leo New Moon falls in your 10th House of Status, allowing others to see how passionate you are about your success. Thankfully, you don’t have to do anything special; your no-bull attitude and determined work ethic is what impresses your friends. Still, you may be uncertain about your next move. Concentrate on your destination, for what you do today will set the tone for the next couple of weeks.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Today’s bold Leo New Moon activates your 9th House of Faraway Places. This lunar position stimulates your imagination and increases your wanderlust, even if you have set aside your globetrotting desires for a while. Naturally, a weekend off isn’t enough time to explore the Antarctic or trek across Europe. Fortunately, you can still aim high while visualizing your ideal journey. You could even begin with simply learning more about your geographical area of interest.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You might be tested by today’s expressive Leo New Moon’s presence in your 8th House of Regeneration. A relationship that’s already stressed could require your immediate attention, but there’s no reason to fret. You have an opportunity to set things right by reframing the situation. Transforming your perspective lessens the pressure and enables positive change to enter your life.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Today’s outgoing Leo New Moon brightens your 7th House of Partners. Fresh waves of energy could quickly reinvigorate a failing relationship or even heat up a new one. Nevertheless, you won’t be satisfied with just feeling good now because you are inspired by your own high ideals. Go ahead and reach for something that’s previously been unattainable. Take a chance, but don’t be too self-critical if you miss the mark. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Showing up to do your chores with a smile might be half the work today with the Leo New Moon’s visit to your 6th House of Routine. You may prefer to sleep late and start your errands even later, but it’s a much smarter strategy to bounce out of bed and show everyone what you can do now. Nevertheless, grabbing the spotlight won’t help you receive the recognition you want. Working diligently on the sidelines will hasten your success as those in charge realize exactly what you’re doing.

Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, July 26th

The jittery Gemini Moon can heighten our senses, diversify our interests and increase our overall curiosity. We are easily distracted by anything that appears to offer new information or a different perspective. With restless Mars also in Gemini, we are prone to scatter our energy, start several projects and perhaps leave them unfinished. Thankfully, the Moon’s harmonious midday trine with disciplined Saturn enables us to concentrate for a while.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You are naturally inclined to be a pioneer, exploring unknown territories and courageously doing things for the first time. Today’s fidgety Gemini Moon encourages you to add even more activities to your already busy schedule. Although you might enjoy running off in several different directions at once, narrowing your focus now and concentrating on one task at a time will enable you to be even more productive.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

The Moon’s visit to your 2nd House of Self-Worth today motivates you to reevaluate your possessions and what they mean to you. A realistic assessment of what you have versus what you need can produce some pretty interesting results. You might realize that it would be easier to get by with less, but are unwilling to make the adjustments necessary to change your lifestyle. Although no immediate action is required, a fresh perspective will do you good.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

It’s hard for you to decide what’s best for you today because the Moon in dualistic Gemini has you seeing double. Even after you have made your choice, a single destination morphs into two distinct possibilities — just like the many-headed Hydra who grew two heads every time one was cut off. There’s no need to answer every question posed to you; some dilemmas are better left unresolved for now.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You have the ability to sound more certain today than you actually feel. Although you may be lost in self-doubt, your co-workers might not realize that you are so unsure of yourself. Ironically, you could receive support from others and be more successful professionally if you share your current concerns with a trusted friend, rather than trying to hide your insecurity. Being honest now really is the best policy.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You Lions usually prefer to play in a pack, but today you might want to go your own way. You like the idea of doing things as part of a group, yet you also need to maintain some autonomy or you will feel trapped by the very same people that you want in your life. Don’t sacrifice your individuality to be accepted by others because you will likely need more freedom, rather than less, over the next few days.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You might feel as if you’re struggling to maintain your sense of purpose today. You have a very clear sense of what you need to do, but circumstances may pull you in several different directions at once. While you prefer to drill down on the details of what you already started, responsibilities demand that you spread yourself thinner to cover the workload. Recognize your limits; staying within them now will make everyone involved happier.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You may have grandiose ideas about what you want to do in the future, and adopting a common-sense approach actually enables you to live out your dream. However, this is not an overnight project; your long-range planning might take months to manifest. If you find yourself getting restless now, remember the old adage, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.”

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Sometimes when you dive into an emotional situation, you do so with such intensity that you lose perspective. However, today you’re able to be fully involved without being hooked by someone else’s melodrama. Your rational approach gives you a cool head now, so others may lean on you even more. It’s a gift to share your thoughts as long as you don’t attempt to control what happens next.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You are a champion at gazing far off into the distance, but not as good sometimes at seeing what’s right under your nose. A close friend or partner may attempt to change your perspective by inundating you with information about something that’s occurring right now. Unfortunately, you may think that the current events are merely a distraction from your more evolved perspective. Don’t be so quick to judge others; instead, be open to what they can teach you in the present moment.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You may want to talk today instead of doing your work, but too much idle chatter will only lead to trouble. Thankfully, the interactive Gemini Moon’s current visit to your 6th House of Daily Routine is stabilized by self-restrained Saturn. Although it’s hard for you to settle down now, it becomes easier if you stay focused on your immediate goals. Remember, your actions have more impact than your words.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You are buzzing with creative ideas today, but all your innovative thinking could be for naught unless you take the time to turn your thoughts into action. However, initiating a new project doesn’t ensure automatic success; you must have the necessary persistence to finish whatever you start. Following through with your intentions is possible if you keep your eyes on the distant prize of success.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Although you might like to space out and lose yourself in a daydream today, there’s way too much going on for that to realistically happen. You may be drawn from one project to another, without having enough time to settle into any of them. Instead of working yourself up into a state of high anxiety, remember that this level of noise won’t last. In the meantime, set your fantasies aside until you have taken care of business.

General Daily Horoscopes for Monday, July 25, 2011

The determined Taurus Moon prompts us to stand firm in our convictions, but we may be growing tired of holding on to a particular point of view. It becomes nearly impossible to remain so stubborn once the Moon shifts into adaptable Gemini at 12:34 pm EDT. While this shift into the sign of curiosity increases our mental activity, helping us process more information, an erratic Mercury-Uranus aspect can shake things up and promote carelessness.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

At first it seems as if others are telling you to slow down today, but this familiar advice to an impulsive Aries isn’t about your speed. The emotional Moon’s entry into your interactive 3rd house encourages you to react instinctively, but your intuition can lead you astray now. Although you’re tempted to respond right away, it’s smarter to deliberate first. Waiting for a while before speaking your piece will make everyone happier and leave you without regret.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You don’t want to do anything until you’re ready to do it. If someone else attempts to change your timetable, you might overreact. Try softening your position today; it’s not helpful if you become so locked into your own schedule that you can’t respond rationally to an intriguing opportunity. Accepting an unexpected invitation can bring an exciting social interaction that improves your outlook on the day.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

The Moon’s entry into multifaceted Gemini can be quite confusing, especially as it raises your feelings closer to the surface. This normally wouldn’t be a problem, except it appears that you want contradictory things that might require you to proceed in two different directions. However, you might be more successful by postponing your decision until your mental clarity returns. If you can be comfortable with your ambivalence, then nothing needs to be changed for now.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Your anticipation of the future is likely more intense now than the events that actually follow. However, no matter how you look at it, you’re in for significant changes. Don’t panic; it may take time to put the big pieces in place. During your preparation process, it’s crucial to stay in the present moment and handle each situation as it arises, rather than worrying about what you might have to do tomorrow.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You are ready for a bit of fun now, even if you still have plenty of things to do. Keep in mind that it isn’t wise to avoid your responsibilities, for they will continue to multiply over the next few days. Grab a bit of enjoyment when you can and then get back to work. It’s all too easy to overextend your lunch break, so let the good times roll for a limited amount of time before returning for another round of serious business.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You have a lot to manage today as the Moon moves into your 10th House of Social Responsibility. You want to do things right, but you may get distracted by interesting conversations with unusual people. There’s nothing wrong with being curious as long as you’re willing to take the time to ask questions in a sensitive manner. However, don’t be overly concerned about what others think; just concentrate on your path to success.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

It’s hard to know if you should be jazzed about what’s coming next or concerned that you recently missed your chance. You can sense that big changes are lurking just out past your perceptual limits. Nevertheless, you cannot wrap your mind around this elusive situation today. Although you may need to face your anxiety, remaining flexible is more important than following a specific agenda.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

The Moon’s shift into your 8th House of Deep Sharing today gives you a chance to dig beneath the surface. However, the lightweight Gemini Moon could still leave you feeling slightly unsatisfied. Pushing too hard can set you up for disappointment now. While others may be able to match your passion, they won’t be able to sustain it. Be persistent; your patience will pay off when everyone else catches up with you in the days ahead.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You stand to learn something important about yourself when you actually take the time to listen. But you may grow bored of someone else’s stories today as the restless Gemini Moon rattles your 7th House of Relationships. It’s ironic that another person can get on your nerves, yet also offers such an important lesson. A quick escape is tempting now, but staying present in the dialogue can ultimately change your perspective for the better.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You are easily distracted today and may be unable to stay focused on your work. It’s hard to keep your thinking in perspective because your mind is jumping all over the place. Don’t try to suppress your runaway thoughts by force. A smarter strategy is to grant yourself permission to ride a carousel of ideas and feelings. Think of this as a mini-getaway; your job responsibilities will be patiently waiting for your return.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You could be asked to offer your impression about someone you know. But the level of energy it takes to engage in a discussion — even in just sharing your ideas — might be more than you want. Your avoidance tactics won’t likely be very effective now, so you may as well stop trying to put off the inevitable. A little procrastination is harmless, but too much can lead to unnecessary trouble. Ultimately, it’s best to just say what’s on your mind.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Your thoughts are running astray today and you can frustrate yourself by thinking that you have the power to rein them in. However, it’s possible to calm your nerves by diverting your attention. Watch a movie or just relax to your favorite music. And remember, these distractions are not long-term solutions; they simply shift your focus for a while. Be patient; the nervous energy will run its course and settle down over the next few days.

General Weekly Love Horoscopes for the Week of July 25th

We will be looking for more excitement in relationships this week as amorous Venus enters audacious Leo on Thursday. Simple affection is not enough in this outgoing sign that spurs deeper needs for passion and romance. It’s time to step up and speak out to get noticed because the cool and quiet ones are hard to see in the bright light of this expressive sign. The bold Leo New Moon on Saturday sets the stage for grand gestures of generosity and loud declarations of love.

 

 
Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You are ready to rock in your romantic life this week as alluring Venus dances into your 5th House of Play on Thursday with the Moon joining the party very late on Friday night. Going too far is probably unavoidable under these dramatic conditions where brash behavior is rewarded and taking risks is a must. Shining your love light is bound to attract the attention you seek.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Your magnetic ruling planet Venus and the Moon are both hanging out in your 4th House of Home and Family this weekend. This cosmic atmosphere is ideal for entertaining at your place where you can be the queen or king of your castle. Be generous with your heart and you might earn the kind of affection that comes when you don’t hold back. The heat of passion may feel risky, but it’s the secret sauce of relationship success now.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Conversations may start out on a casual note but can quickly become heated this weekend. The warmth is great when you’re being playful and loving, but can kill the romantic mood if you start battling over petty details. Don’t let small differences get in the way of a sweet connection. Demonstrating a good sense of humor is the key that can resolve conflict and turn a painful moment into a pleasurable one.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

The dramatic Leo New Moon encourages you to be more flamboyant this weekend. If you’ve got it, flaunt it, and if you don’t, learn how to fake it fast. This is a time when putting on a show opens doors that sincerity and seriousness can’t touch. If you are genuinely having a good time, it will be so much easier to attract the kind of passionate playmate you want by your side.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

This is your week to prance, play and enjoy all the fun and romance that your heart desires. Magnetic Venus dances into your demonstrative sign on Thursday and the Leo New Moon occurring on Saturday ensures a weekend of excitement and drama. Clear your calendar of responsibilities so that you are free to celebrate the joy of giving love with an open heart and being equally loved in return.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

It’s time to dream the impossible dream with the love planet Venus entering your metaphysical 12th house this week. Don’t let the limits of reality lower your expectations because you are ready for romantic inspiration. What starts as a seemingly unrealistic hope now can create the spark needed to restore passion in a current relationship or to begin a fulfilling new one.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Your captivating ruling planet Venus enters fearless Leo and your 11th House of Friends this week, enhancing your love life when you’re part of a group. Your social skills make you a natural party planner or an event organizer, which should gain you attention and admiration now. Your heartfelt belief in a cause can be the flame that ignites passion and makes others want to follow your example.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

The Moon in generous Leo falls in your 10th House of Public Responsibility this weekend. This is excellent for demonstrating your courage, creativity and leadership qualities to earn you appreciation and adoration. Don’t hold back when it comes to pursuing your goals, since playing it safe is unlikely to arouse much interest. Taking a risk with your heart might be scary at first, but is definitely the richer route to take. Pursuing your passion makes you undeniably hot.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Venus, the planet of amour, enters your 9th House of Faraway Places this week, arousing your deep passion for travel and adventure. People from different cultures can bring out the best in you as curiosity cultivates conversation. Talking about your feelings should serve you well now, so express your opinions with an open heart. Although your enthusiasm is likely to be contagious, make sure to deliver your messages with kindness so that no one is offended along the way.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You may have to take chances to rekindle the fire in a relationship now. Flirty Venus enters extroverted Leo, the sign of the gambler, and your 8th House of Intimacy this week. The chances for deeper connections come when you’re willing to open your heart without fear of failure. Yes, it can feel dangerous to express yourself so openly, but the potential rewards are well worth the risks.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Your relationship life gets two major boosts this week. Loving Venus moves into your 7th House of Partners on Thursday and the exuberant Leo New Moon makes a commanding performance on Saturday. The key to cashing in on all this romantic goodness is to give your brain a rest and let your emotions lead the way. It may not look cool in the process, but if it’s passion you want, expose your heart.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

The love planet Venus shifts into your 6th House of Work and Service on Thursday, encouraging you to express your heart when you’re on the job or dealing with routine tasks. Even the most ordinary activity casts you in a favorable light and can be a springboard to connecting with someone interesting. The joy and pride you bring to minor matters can make you feel like a major star.