Venus Slows Love's Roll

By Holiday Mathis

July 5, 2019 6 min read

The "one horse town" is a thing of the past. Nowadays, a place with one horse is more likely to be a pasture. Not a lot happens in a pasture. Venus settles into Cancer lending a peaceful, pastoral feeling to love. The Leo moon romanticizes the cozy scene. When does cozy become boring? Happiness is reasonable expectations.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You're careful not to make things about you that shouldn't be. Sometimes, even things that are given, said and done directly to you are actually not about you. Wisdom helps you separate your role from your true self.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It's like your life is perfectly sized for certain manner of living and then when one thing changes — a visit, travel, an event — the basics of self-care go out the window. It's better when exercise and time to yourself is a higher priority.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Being satisfied doesn't always come naturally. Some find it easier than others. To get satisfied when you're not requires that you notice and allow yourself to be influenced by an entirely different set of factors.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). There's nothing telling you what you must decide. It's entirely up to you. But don't let that paralyze you. There are a lot of ways to get it right. This isn't a case of getting it right. It's a case of recognizing what it is you most want to learn.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Though you don't mean to deceive anyone, and no one means to deceive you, there are dynamics in play that could call for a heightened version of personality. Pretending isn't just for children.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You will be in a competitive mood. It starts with knowing you can beat someone else and then realizing that the thing to beat is the status quo, or perhaps your own personal best.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The clandestine arrangement is the thing of Shakespearean comedy and tragedy alike. It's the infrastructure of surprise parties and coups. Secrets have power not to be taken lightly.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Getting comfortable around different types of people will be the challenge of the day. Only the most confident and classy take this on, as the easier thing is to avoid those who are different.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The social lessons learned at an early age still apply. You can do it one of two ways. Either figure out who likes you and, if it's mutual, hang around that person. Or, you can figure out who you like first, which is the best way.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There are easy things to interpret (most television and movies, typical design concepts, familiar faces) and then there are harder things (books, poetry, fine art and complicated people). All are completely worth it!

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You prefer to bring the big picture into being through a certain mental evenness. This requires that you break large tasks down into small ones and then plot them out with a reasonable schedule over time.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Some of the three scariest words in the English language are, "Can we talk?" While it's fine to let loved ones know how you feel, today it's also safe to assume that your actions have told them already and will continue to do so.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (July 5). Tender loving care is an exchange that must be cultivated. You'll be brilliant at it this sort of give and take and will be rewarded with what can only occur with the pure joy that comes of people learning each other over time. A professional accolade in October will be followed by an opportunity to pivot toward your dreams. Virgo and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 12, 1, 10 and 4.

WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: To live, as Will Rodgers suggested, "in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip" is harder some weekends than others. TAURUS: The first understanding of an exchange is apparent. Deeper meaning will settle in over time. GEMINI: Knowing a lot about a person isn't the same thing as knowing a person. CANCER: No need to rush. It's richer when your experiences with a person add up slowly. LEO: An idea might be good, brilliant even, but if it's not right for you, it's not right. VIRGO: There's so much that can only happen when you trust other people. If you don't, figure out why not. LIBRA: Saying "no" to one experience is easier when you know what you're saying "yes" to instead. SCORPIO: You should be the one to make the plans. You do it the best! SAGITTARIUS: People who want to take a more important role in your life should have to prove themselves first. CAPRICORN: Somewhere in this hubbub, stop and ask, "Who is taking care of me?" AQUARIUS: You know just who to call when you need an influx of fun. So, what are you waiting for? PISCES: This inkling you're having about someone is dead right. Go forward in confidence.

COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: When Virgo and Cancer share a home, it's the prettiest one. Between Virgo's neatness and Cancer's genius flow with all things domestic, these two turn shared environments into truly special places. For new couples of this sign, something as simple as a date, or even a conversation, becomes a shared environment where they learn to help and highlight each other's strengths.

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