Some look back on their home of origin with warm and loving feelings. Others look back in pain. In the final hours of the Mercury retrograde in Cancer, we may blame problems on the way we were brought up, though even the worst scenarios have benefits such as nurturing a survival instinct or providing an example of what not to do.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your speaking voice is a powerful tool, and you'll use it very effectively. Your inner voice may need work though. If it's saying less-than-helpful things to you, take it to task.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You're so brilliantly inventive now that leaving things in the idea stage, or even in the discussion stage would be a crime. Follow through. Bring things into being.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You used to think that once a certain problem got solved, you would coast on easy street for a while. Alas, there will always be new obstacles, so it's important that you make each day fun for yourself in some way.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). There's nothing like learning another person's world for the first time. Your observations will make this person feel special and seen, but only if you speak up!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You will come across a spectrum of personalities. Some people love to talk about themselves; some won't open up at all. You've a talent for bringing out the best in both types.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). A joyful life is filled with mistakes. Focus on making interesting ones — ones that come from a genuine curiosity and rushing forward instead of from fear and running away.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Sure, you need people to survive, but not any one person in particular. You resist emotional leaning. Your desire to stand strong and independent is what makes people trust you and seek you out.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). At the heart of love is acts of forgiveness. How many times should you forgive a person? How many times should you forgive yourself? If the love is unconditional, the forgiveness is endless.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Should you happen to get into an argument while Mercury is still retrograde, the quickest way to end it is to simply agree. Drop the defenses and find the ground on which you can stand together.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). As much as you enjoy being with another person, you need time to yourself to relax and be who you are naturally, with no one else around to influence or expect things of you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Just because you connect with someone better in certain seasons doesn't mean the other seasons don't have potential. Sometimes, you have to jiggle and prod the situation to find the "click" again.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Relationships will have their flashpoints. The tensions being expressed are almost never about the topics being discussed. Look back and dig deeper.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (July 11). Your confidence blossoms as you experience the grace of mutual support. As you build relationships with those who show strong interest in you and what you do, you'll find there's no need to chase. You'll move forward when you feel the "click" of togetherness and then love rains down on your world. Scorpio and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 2, 22, 24 and 18.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "I am an Aquarian, born Feb 3. 1959, and I met a Taurus in January. When he proposed to me, I said yes, later finding out he has been in a relationship with another woman. Eventually, I met her and she told me everything, including a birthday visit to her last April and his promise to protect and love her always. When I confronted him, he begged me to stay with him. He says they're broken up. I do not know if they still communicate with each other. I am assisting him financially since he's been jobless since March. Should I continue this relationship? I have so much mistrust in my heart and mind."
He needs to repair your trust. And I don't think he can earn back your trust while you're paying his rent; it's a conflict of interest. That you've already made a courageous move to learn more about his escapades tells me you already know the next step you must take. With Venus in Pisces, your love is unconditional, generous and wants to see the best in him. But if you don't build some boundaries around how you want to be treated, who will? In my experience: no one.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Alessia Cara recently joined fellow Canadian Seth Rogan in an "Unsinkable Youth" benefit supporting phone help lines for young people who are processing the crises of current modern life. Though this young Cancer pop star has connected with so many through her Grammy award-winning music, she's has only begun to explore her vast artistic gifts.
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