Monday's Astrological Transit Will Make This The Summer Of Love
This week, the AstroTwins share how to take full claim of the prosperity that is coming our way.
On Monday, Mars enters Leo, and abundance will fill the air.
Palace intrigue heats up this Monday, July 1, as red-hot Mars struts into Leo and rolls out the crimson carpet. With the lusty planet buzzing here until August 18, it wouldn't hurt to think (and act) like a celebrity. We're not saying you should twirl your fingers in the air like an entitled diva, demanding that people fetch you an oat milk latte and scatter rose petals in your green room. (Though admittedly, that would be fun…for a day.) But what would happen if you walked through life expecting miraculous things to happen to you?
It's certainly better than always waiting for the other ruby slipper to drop…Leo is the zodiac's noble, regal lion, and with heroic Mars in this realm, you'll get an equally electrifying charge by creating miracles for other people. Luxury was meant to be enjoyed and shared! Whether you have a pot of gold in your dowry or just a few coins, Mars in Leo gives you bottomless refills of creative juice. Over the coming seven weeks, we wouldn't be surprised to see people producing a three-ring circus on a shoestring budget. Where there's a will, there's a way!
This ardent cycle will crank up the heat on the global summer love forecast. Even if you swore off the soul-mate search while Mars was in sensitive Cancer since May 15, you won't be able to suppress that right-swiping urge once this new energy gets into your bloodstream. No matter your relationship status, invite in a romantic renaissance by developing a more playful spirit. How can you pump up the passion with your love interest or get more direct results from digital dating? Doing the same thing over and over will only yield expected results. Daring Mars wants you to color outside those lines and give a new tact a try.
On Tuesday, the new moon in Cancer will prompt us to nurture ourselves—not just everybody else.
Speaking of the sensitive Crab, eclipse season begins this Tuesday, July 2, when the year's only new moon in Cancer arrives in the form of a solar eclipse. How well do you nurture yourself? If you're the type who has an easier time playing caretaker for others than you do for Numero Uno, it's time for a shift. Start feeding yourself a steady diet of positive input, from rainbow bowls of fresh, organic produce to helpful advice from people who actually have your best interests at heart. This lunar lift can set off some major nest-feathering activity, but eclipses can also be tricky, since they either block out light or reveal shadows. Before you start knocking down walls to turn your cute two-bedroom into an open-plan loft, for example, consult an architect and get the permits…and consider how any changes on the homefront will affect the others living under your roof.
Wednesday's transit could inspire a home redesign.
Still, you probably won't be able to stop yourself from playing home improvement this week. On Wednesday, creative, romantic Venus snuggles up in Cancer's domestic bubble until July 27. Make a mood board and as many Pinterest boards as you like…that's a better plan than undertaking a major renovation during Mercury retrograde, from July 7 to 31. If you're in the market for a move, set up the Zillow alerts early this week. A lucky listing could appear near Tuesday's eclipse. Check out the neighborhood both by day and night to make sure you feel safe, welcome, and inspired to live there. Romantically, this Venus cycle can provide a healthy balance to Mars in Leo's lavish influence. Talks could turn to cohabitation—or make you put a spare key on bae's key ring.
On Sunday, Mercury goes retrograde until July 31.
All that said, be warned that drama could escalate in the game of love starting this Sunday, July 7, when communication planet Mercury pivots retrograde until July 31. The first portion of this backspin takes place in Leo, which could temper some of Mars' mojo—or (yikes!) skew your judgment calls. If that hotter than a bonfire (but more toxic than nerve gas) ex starts blowing up your phone with after-midnight sexts, do yourself a favor and ignore, delete, and block. The combo of Mars and Mercury retrograde in Leo throws up a code red drama alert. It's too easy to push people's buttons this July. Repairing the damage from the "system meltdowns," on the other hand, could be expensive and painful. So, stop yourself before you play with fire like that! On July 19, Mercury will retreat into Cancer, cooling down some of the flames, before correcting course on the 31st.