Horoscopes for July 15-17

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Cancer :: Cancer Rising
A star exploding in distant space. A desire to go your own way at work or in your career may be causing you stress, but it is also very motivating. Instead of exploding under the pressure, try to “ignite.” Catch the fire of excitement. You may find that any kind of creative activity soothes your spirit. Focus on what your heart wants and take action. Don’t worry about recognition or public opinion.

Leo :: Leo Rising
Eating sunflower seeds and spitting out the shells. Nourish yourself through a meditative practice. Get inspired by the highest ideals. Your need for freedom is high right now. This could go one of two ways. You may be inspired to seek out a new philosophy. Or you may find that an urge to “hit the eject button” is so high that you seek out escape. Try to avoid escapism. Instead, seek your own inner truth and activate your spirituality. Actively nurture yourself.

Virgo :: Virgo Rising
A child’s drawing of a house. Render your ideal world. Dream your dreams, then make a plan. Take small steps to put your plan in motion. This may be a highly emotional time for you, so be careful not to judge the highs and lows of your waves of emotion. It’s a cathartic process. Long held blockages may be finally opening up. Allow this process and remember that the mental activity of planning will feel very soothing for you now. Use your analytical mind to activate your vision.

Libra :: Libra Rising
Playing hopscotch. You are ready to jump high and assert yourself in your vocation. Make moves to boost your self-worth— this will help inspire you to position yourself in your career. Happy relationships are your secret for propelling yourself forward in your career. Right now, a partnership can inspire you. However, frustration may also arise if you think in any limiting ways about partnership. Allow yourself utmost freedom. If you have a relationship partner, allow them utmost freedom as well. Traditional ideas about relationships will currently do you no good. Have fun, grow, change, shape-shift and be inspired.

Scorpio :: Scorpio Rising
Walking up a stairway that leads to darkness. It’s been quite the ride for you for the last few years. It’s been a time of learning to let go. Finally now you are taking steps forward and the easiest path to ascension is to define your north star. What are you aiming your arrow at? What are your philosophies and ideals? Focus your mind on higher truths and simultaneously attend to your health. Cleanse and tone your physical systems. Especially your nervous system. Regular physical activity will give you the elasticity you need and help you sharpen your mind for the climb ahead.

Sagittarius :: Sagittarius Rising
Gravel crunching under footsteps. You can find your center by exploring emotions and increasing vulnerability. Your current challenge comes from ego, so notice the places where can you let go of control. Outbursts of pride or plain old drama distract from your mission, which is to go all the way into the far reaches of your psyche. You are trying to burn through old ways of being. Be okay with saying, “I surrender.” Walking meditation will help you find the inner spaciousness you need in order to let go.

Capricorn :: Capricorn Rising
A window looking out onto a field. A window is a spiritual entrance to the soul…as you journey inward, you may notice your emotions coming in waves, and the waves may seem inexplicable. If you allow the cathartic flow of emotions, you will heal long-held emotional injuries and blockages in your ancestral lineage. A window is also a boundary. It’s important that as you heal, you maintain a clear head and a clear sense of your boundaries in relationships. Communication and emotional literacy are key! If all of this becomes intense, soothe yourself by taking altruistic action. Helping others will give you mental space and perspective.

Aquarius :: Aquarius Rising
A stream becomes a waterfall. Focus on your habits and daily practices as your mind may be playing tricks on you. Your thoughts may be all over the place. Find ways to still your mind, either through exercise or meditation. Another way to get out of your head is to focus on your career. Your drive to succeed is currently high, so take advantage of the energy.
One more thing— in this stream of thoughts, waves of inspiration are abundant, so pay attention and have your notebook ready.

Pisces :: Pisces Rising
Leaves changing color in autumn. Lead with your heart. Let all the love you have in your being shine forth. You may not feel very grounded right now, and finances may be unstable. Focus on love, connection and self-expression. Being in nature will help you find your motivation. And remember that abundance is a state of mind.

Aries :: Aries Rising
Penguins sliding down slopes. Rouse your sense of adventure and make yourself at home in any environment. This is an emotional time for you, so dive deep into the depths, but also remember to have fun and break free! It may seem hard to strike the balance between both lightness and depth, but you have the ability as long as you keep yourself in motion. Take action. Momentum is finally feeling possible for the first time in awhile, so take advantage of it!

Taurus :: Taurus Rising
Digging a hole with a shovel. Your subconscious realm holds the operating system that guides your habits and reactions. Dig deep to create understanding and help along the shifts that are ready to happen. It’s time to let go of whatever is holding you back in relationship especially. Raise your consciousness. Your mindset and thought patterns are easy to work with and understand right now, so take advantage of it. Keep digging.

Gemini :: Gemini Rising
Banana peels. This is no cosmic prank. No one is trying to trip you up. Steady yourself. Do whatever makes you feel most grounded. Your confidence is ready for a recharge. One way to strengthen your confidence is to realign yourself with your unique purpose. Your purpose is found by connecting with your hopes, dreams and aspirations. There is new inspiration waiting for you if you can allow yourself to see things from a different perspective. Learn about your purpose. Make a habit of asking yourself what you truly want from life. And allow yourself to feel worthy of having it all.