New Moon and Mercury Favor Order

By Holiday Mathis

July 31, 2019 6 min read

Mercury ends a tantrum of disruptive domestic detail today, and the new moon encourages us to seize this chance to re-establish order. If you're not as organized as you'd like, take a breath and start your own KonMari experiment: Redo your filing system, or change to paperless financial systems. Fortune will favor the attempt at fresh habits.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). The good ideas rain down on you today, so many that you'll forget unless you catch them with notes or by taking pictures. Little reminders can turn into big profits.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You've been influenced enough. Taking yourself out of the chatter of the world for a block of time will help you connect to a well with something timeless and rich inside.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Some social arenas are easy to navigate. Their rules are clear-cut, and you've obeyed them so many times the behavior is automatic. The other social arenas will get easier, too. You just have to experience them more.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). It's hard enough to know what to do for yourself. How are you supposed to know what to do for others? Sometimes you do just know, and it works. When that's not the case, stick with doing what makes you feel most alive.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There's a stronger-than-usual inner commentator to deal with, and that's only because you're in a state of flux. Who you are is changing. Knowing how to act like you isn't as certain as it was.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Getting carried away with an idea or activity can be a little embarrassing, especially when the others don't take to it with your enthusiasm. This is the best kind of embarrassed to be and highly recommended by the fates.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You want to know about your faults. You don't mind when they are gently pointed out. In fact, you gravitate toward friends and seek teachers who can do this for you — Miracle-Gro for your soul.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Until you fully understand a thing, it is dangerous to praise it, and even more dangerous to reject it. The gift of penetrating curiosity combined with the discipline of study will serve you well.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Personal fulfillment doesn't come from success. Instead, like sweat, it's a product of work. Because it's not contingent on the win, personal fulfillment can come equally from success or failure.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Let some of the praise from your last success soak in and juice your ego just enough to fuel the start of the next thing. It's a safe thing to do, only because you're too modest to dwell there and get a big head.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). In a dog-eat-dog world, you're vegan. That doesn't mean you won't compete. You can and will. You'll just do it by minding your own business and committing even more fully to the same work you've done all along.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Even though your friends and family members would like to have your back, they won't think ahead like a professional would. For the things that matter for your bottom line, hire the right person.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (July 31). Paradoxically, this year you will simplify your life and make it fuller. You'll build with people you've known a long time, and these joint ventures and shared successes bond you. Conversations lead you to a new interest. Take vacations. You become more passionate about work after a rest from it. Capricorn and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 49, 3, 25 and 10.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "My son is getting his driver's license this month. My plan is to make a flier with his picture on it that says, "caution: new driver" and post it all over the neighborhood. My husband says that my way of teasing our son actually humiliates him. But shouldn't he be used to my humor by now? I only have a few more years with him at home. Shouldn't I be able to have fun with it? This is part of the way I show my love. My son is a Scorpio, and I am a Sagittarius. My husband is a Capricorn."

Your husband has a point. If your son is a typical Scorpio, he is much more sensitive than he appears on the surface. Furthermore, he is likely to hide his true feelings under a cool veneer. These hot, angry feelings simmer and boil like lava under a volcano until they erupt one day, often at the most inconvenient time. Yes, at some point people should know your humor and be able to take a joke. But it's more important now that you don't give your teenage son any more reason to resent you than (assuming he's a typical teen) he already has.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: J.K. Rowling gave Harry Potter the same birthday as hers and has been known to release books near that day, too, taking advantage of the luck that comes with a solar return. Leos are creators and entertainers. Rowling also has very strong Virgo energy in her natal chart, with her moon, Mercury, Venus, Uranus and Pluto all in this grounded, hardworking sign.

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