Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, July 17th
This is a time to keep yourself busy if it doesn’t naturally happen, dear Aries, with the Moon continuing its transit of your solar sixth house until mid-afternoon. You want to feel that you’re contributing, making a dent in your “to do” list, or tidying up a corner of your life. The details of everyday life can consume your attention and are assuming more significance to you now. Aim to pace yourself since the very feeling of being overwhelmed reduces productivity. From mid-afternoon forward, your emotional focus shifts to social and relationship matters. Accommodating others seems necessary now, and may very well be enjoyable. While you may need to put some personal initiatives on the back burner right now, you’re likely to benefit from doing so.
You may need a little extra attention and positive feedback today, dear Taurus, with the Moon continuing and then completing its tour of your solar fifth house. Let yourself shine and leave the doors open for others to see your positive traits. Taking a small step back or toning things down temporarily can be a winning strategy if you have the patience now. Later today, you are a little more serious, and you can take advantage of this by applying yourself to an area of your life that can do with some organization. You pay attention to details, the parts that make up the whole, flaws, and problems. This serves an excellent purpose in your life if you use this time well, and this practical influence follows you into tomorrow and much of the following day. It’s a good time to handle those matters that require critical thinking and editing. This is not the time for big-picture thinking or hyper-creativity, but rather for practical application.
The Moon continues its transit of your home and family sector until mid-afternoon, dear Gemini, and as a result, you might prefer to hang out at home or with those people with whom you feel most comfortable and safe. Just for now, venturing out and about doesn’t entirely appeal. Make extra time for cozy and comforting activities, as this is all part of a natural rhythm in a Moon cycle. While you’re inclined to withdraw or to wax introspective, you come out of your shell later in the day as the Moon moves into a most self-expressive sector of your chart, and the need for more play, fun, and entertainment emerges. If you’ve built your confidence in recent days, then you’re very ready to share your affection and good spirits. If you’ve wasted energy on negative thinking, on the other hand, you may be a little too worried about gaining attention than you are of sharing your happiness with others.
At least for the first half of the day, you’re in a good position for those things to do with the mind, learning, and communication, dear Cancer. Conversations today can be rousing and even motivating. You’re finding your voice! There is a quickened pace today, but mostly pleasant rather than frantic. Casual interactions tend to run smoothly. However, as the day advances, it’s natural for you to spend more time with family or close loved ones, or with yourself in comfortable settings. In fact, the more comfortable and familiar, the better! You’re not quite so adventurous on an emotional level, but you are very courageous if it means defending an idea, habit, or a loved one. Aim to take a breather, reconnect with your roots, and build faith in yourself in the process with the Moon now in your home and family sector until Thursday night.
Physical comforts and pleasures are most appealing while the Moon is in Virgo until mid-afternoon today, dear Leo, since this means the Moon moves through your solar second house. Activities that remind you to appreciate the beauty of the moment, or of the here and now, are very beneficial for you. You may be feeling more stable and comfortable than usual, and with emotions less immediate and urgent, you have a chance to regroup. As the day advances, your curiosity builds, and you’re more interactive! In fact, you may be inclined to scatter your energies, and this isn’t necessarily a negative thing. In fact, it’s time to do some branching out, connecting, and learning about what’s going on around you. You’re at your happiest until Thursday night with a little bit of variety and not so thrilled with routines. You’re standing out for your creative ideas or unique viewpoint.
The Moon continues to transit your sign until mid-afternoon, dear Virgo, and this is the time to leave emotional issues that have been annoying you or undermining your personal comfort behind you so that you can move forward with a clean slate. You might have an almost urgent desire to satisfy your emotional needs and wants, or you can be anxious to begin anew. Try not to take too seriously the feeling that you have to quickly decide on matters related to love or money, however. Later today, the Moon moves out of your sign, and while your personal experiences and goals have been in high focus, you become more interested in slowing down and enjoying what you have. This is about building, rooting, and nesting rather than innovation or excitement. You are in need of a more predictable and secure pace, and you’re attracted to earthy, simple, and sensual activities and experiences.
The Moon moves into your sign mid-afternoon today, dear Libra. Emotions that you may have pushed to the side or left unacknowledged before that time (and in the last couple of days) are likely to surface, demanding attention. With the Moon moving into your sign, you’re in an excellent position for awareness of your emotional needs. However, you should watch for going too far with this at first, as the tendency now can be to aim for instant gratification. People are valuing the very qualities that come naturally to you today, and this can subtly boost your popularity. However, avoid the trap of looking around too much when assessing your own worth later today when the Moon squares Saturn. Feel your own accomplishments and avoid comparing them to those of others, unless, of course, this motivates you to make improvements!
Today’s energies are friendly enough, although by mid-afternoon, you’re inclined to want to keep to yourself, dear Scorpio. Good vibes are with you this morning for connecting with a person or an idea. You’re likely to feel that a particular topic or experience refreshes your outlook. After the Moon’s move into your privacy sector later today, you’re drawn to the background or working behind the scenes in some manner as this is a natural point in the Moon’s cycle through the zodiac for regrouping and centering yourself. This is a restorative transit, lasting until Thursday night, when taking some of the pressure off your life helps refresh you. Rest, relax, and reflect as much as possible. It may be better to envision what it is you want before pursuing your goals more directly when the Moon enters your sign.
Taking care of practical matters comes naturally to you much of the day, dear Sagittarius, with the Moon at the top of your solar chart, making it a decent time for drawing up career plans, coming up with new ideas, or taking care of business. It can be quite natural for others to turn to you as an authority on a matter. However, by mid-afternoon, you’re ready for a change of pace and focus. If chasing after something intently doesn’t bring you any closer to it, you may need to take a breather and then come at it differently. This is a natural time in the lunar month to pull yourself out of a competitive frame of mind and allow yourself to observe. Cooperating works in your favor during this transit (until Thursday night). A friend may surprise you or help you out today, or a cause/idea is motivating.
You’re seeking ways to quench your thirst for activities outside of the norm or routine now, dear Capricorn, with the Moon continuing its transit of your solar ninth house. A little variation in the routine will do you a world of good right now. By mid-afternoon, worldly concerns, work, and responsibilities tend to dominate your thoughts. The Moon moves to the peak of your solar chart, and it’s a time of the lunar cycle when you’re thinking about your aspirations, reflecting on your performance, and more seriously considering how others view you. This accountability can help you stay grounded and to get back on track if you’ve fallen off. You are more able to prioritize and organize now, which may put you in the position to take the lead.
While you may be a little distant on a social level, dear Aquarius, there can be a need to pull yourself away to research an idea or deal with a private matter now. Getting in touch with your inner voice is important now with the Moon in your solar eighth house until mid-afternoon, as it can be your most valuable guide. To do so, you need to identify fears and illusions and distinguish them from inner wisdom. Later today, you seek inspiration outside of yourself. You’re looking for that little extra spark from your life as the Moon adds some emotional color to your adventure sector. Even if it’s a little getaway, you’ll feel more refreshed and stimulated. This can also happen on a mental plane since wrapping your mind around a new concept can enliven you more than usual now.
With the Moon in your opposing sign until mid-afternoon, dear Pisces, the emotional focus is on your closest relationships. There’s no fair way of keeping count when it comes to the balance of power and the sharing involved in a relationship, but large imbalances are likely to affect you strongly now. If you have concerns, it’s a good time to seek out advice from people you trust. You may very well benefit from sharing decision-making. Once the Moon moves into your intimacy sector, however, you tend to crave more than just company, but a deeper connection to someone or your inner world. A desire to know more about a person or relationship can be intense, or you’re drawn to activities and project that are absorbing and consuming. Business and work activities, if you’re taking part, can be bright and fortunate now.