Weekly Horoscope for July 31-Aug. 6

Sunday, Monday: the Moon is in Virgo
Critique and criticism are both ruled by the sign Virgo. Critique is an unbiased, often detailed, observation based on providing positive and helpful comments. Criticism is a negative commentary based on a personal psychological need to make someone feel bad. Sometimes one of these is in the forefront of our minds and then maybe it’s the other.

Tuesday, Wednesday: the Moon is in Libra
Venus will finish its travel through Cancer late next week; however while it’s going through the sign Cancer, it is in a square aspect to the Moon in Libra. As you probably know, a square connection between planets can often indicate obstacles/challenges. But, when the planet involved is Venus, the connection to the Moon is usually benign and pleasant. So treat yourself to something sweet and lovely.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: the Moon is in Scorpio
The very active planet Mars is in Taurus, an opposite location to where the Moon is in Scorpio. An opposition aspect usually indicates a need to ask for help/assistance or to honor a request for same. 

When reading this weekly horoscope, check your astrology chart to find which house (section of your chart) has the current Moon sign on the cusp (the beginning edge) & apply forecast information to that area of your life as well. For example, if the Moon is in Leo and one of the suggestions is to entertain – however Leo is located in the 12th house of your chart, which is an inward energy place…then have a small, quiet gathering. By contrast, if Leo is located in the 1st house of your chart, an outward energy place…have a party! It is also interesting to note when the current Moon is in the same sign as your birth Moon and to see how the flavor of that day carries through the following 30 days.

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Current Planet Positions:
Sun –
Leo until Aug. 23
Mercury –
Leo until Aug. 4, then Virgo
Venus – Cancer until Aug. 12
Mars – Taurus until Aug. 20
Jupiter – Pisces until Dec. 21
Saturn – Aquarius until Mar. 8, 2023
Uranus –
Taurus until Apr. 26, 2026
Neptune – Pisces until Mar. 30, 2025
Pluto – Capricorn until Nov. 20, 2024

Current Asteroid Positions:
Ceres –
Leo until Sept. 30
Pallas – Gemini until Sept. 7
Juno – Pisces until Feb. 9, 2023
Vesta –
Aquarius until Nov. 21
Chiron – Aries until May, 2027

Current Asteroid Transits:
Ceres Creativity or children are front and center. Enjoy the moments no matter what comes your way.
Pallas – Gather some information about your skills and knowledge. 
Juno – If you are thinking about entering into a relationship of any kind, be sure to check things out thoroughly first (Pisces can present rose-colored glasses).
Vesta – Be ready for twists & turns and new ways to approach your inner desire(s).
Chiron – Release pent-up anger; chart a new course for yourself.

Note: Weekly horoscope timeframes for Moon signs, void-of-course periods, and current planet & asteroid positions are noted for Eastern time zone (USA). Please adjust according to your own location. Times are not given if the void-of-course Moon occurs for a very short period or if it occurs during the night (based on same Eastern time zone).

∗Mercury Retrograde – the speed of the planet slows down considerably. Communications, paperwork, electronics, traffic and mail can become very mixed-up, delayed, or go on the ‘fritz’ during this time. A situation will be in the process of changing, so wait until Mercury is direct (resumes its regular speed) to finalize anything. In general, maintain a slower, more cautious pace in daily affairs. Always allow at least two days before (to slow down) and after (to resume regular activities) a Mercury retrograde period. (Read More about Mercury Retrograde including Direct & In Station)

*Venus Retrograde – just like Mercury, the speed of the planet slows down considerably. Relationships, especially love relationships, will likely be more in the background than upfront. Take it easy with expressed feelings of that nature and agree to address any concerns after Venus goes Direct. (See info about Mercury Direct & In-Station and apply that to Venus when appropriate.)

**Solar Eclipse/A = Annular, which is an eclipse that is almost a Total Eclipse but will show a narrow ring of light surrounding the New Moon.
**Partial Lunar Eclipse – the Full Moon is not completely covered.
**Total Solar Eclipse – when it appears that the Sun is completely covered.