Weekly horoscopes for the week of July 4th from the Cut


Weekly horoscopes for the week of July 4th from the Cut

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Late Monday evening, action planet Mars enters Taurus, inviting us all to settle in for a long journey. Don’t lose heart over the next six weeks. Victories will not come quickly, but through perseverance and a willingness to keep going no matter how long it takes. Amazing change comes not through miracles or luck, but through the slow, transformative magic of perseverance. Later Monday evening, communication planet Mercury will enter intuitive Cancer, where it will remain for the next two weeks. Logic and grand theories may fail as you try to understand the world at this time, but you can find clarity in emotions and the warm light of your relationships with others.

You have enough optimism to hope that people can change — that those who have always ignored your feelings will finally see how wrong they were, that those who have harmed you will make amends. While it’s nice and generous to believe in human growth, it can also be heartbreaking. This week, give yourself permission to stop waiting for the people who have never been on your side. This is not an act of desperation. Rather, it is a matter of trust that you create space for people who will welcome you in solidarity and with open arms.

There’s a part of you that apologizes for the smallest of pleasures these days. It’s not that you think self-denial is virtuous or that you don’t deserve it, just that it seems unfair to experience happiness when so much is crumbling around us. Consciously or unconsciously, you may be trying to balance the scales and alleviate your guilt by avoiding comfort and stubbornly turning away from invitations to pleasure. However, what the world needs now is not less enjoyment, but more. It’s okay to enjoy yourself whenever you can, fill your cup, create more beauty and kindness in a universe that badly needs it.

When you’re honest with yourself about how much change is needed, how much better life could be—whether in your life, in your community, or in the world at large—you may feel that there is little you can do. Your dreams are big, but your resources are limited. You are only one person and your life is full of everyday necessities like sleeping and eating and going to work. The key this week is not to be ashamed of not doing “more.” Every day you have the power to do something good, even if it’s small. And all those little actions add up when you let them happen.

Despite the disappointments you have experienced in recent years, despite the numerous injustices you have witnessed, a small part of you has nurtured hope that the situation will remain really became dark enough, those in authority would finally step in and help. But now even that illusion is shattered. This week it brings heartache and anger to be reminded that there are powerful people who could fight for you but don’t. In place of that old hope, you’ll find a new determination — and an understanding that when no one else shows up, you can still fight for your community, and they’ll fight for you, too.

Even the deepest grief is easier to bear when you know you’re not alone. The most heartbreaking fear of the future subsides when you know you will have friends by your side to face it. You won’t be able to fix the whole world, but you will can Make things better this week by building a community. Make new connections, mend relationships that are frayed. Commit to making each other’s lives a little bit sweeter today. it’s not love Everyone that’s what matters, but we can’t do without it.

They know that things could be different, at least in theory: there is no inherent reason why society can’t be more free, more generous, less violent, no cosmic master plan that says we couldn’t choose any other way of life. In practice, however, it is easy to convince oneself that these alternatives exist only in the realm of imagination, not in reality. This week you’ll discover that you don’t have to keep dreaming — you can pretend a better world is possible. And each time you choose to break with unfair or limiting norms, you lay the foundation for the new existence you’ve longed for.

This week you might be worried that you’ve suddenly become invisible. No one pays attention to your sharp observations and helpful ideas, or notices the important contributions you continually make to your community. You could raise your voice, demand to be seen, but you have other options. Consider the benefits of doing your work for its own sake, at least for a period of time. This is an opportunity to make great strides without the pressure of others’ expectations or the dangers of overexposure. Trust that you will end up being recognized the way you want to be.

You’re a strategic thinker by nature – adept at reading a room, planning a few steps ahead, and maneuvering your way through the trickiest problems. But there are circumstances in life that call for simple, dogged determination instead. This type of action may feel less rewarding to you, but that doesn’t make it any less important. This week it is important to just persevere. Carry on and remain committed to your humanity, your people and your principles. You don’t have to be smart or work your way through it. For now, it’s enough to keep showing yourself.

You have the capacity for incredible courage. You can take beautiful, amazing risks for others to do the right thing in the face of opposition or even danger. However, to reach your full potential here, you need to practice. Courage is like a muscle: it atrophies if you never use it. So this week your job is to nurture your nerve and keep it in shape. Every small chance you take, every time you set out, make sure you’re strong, principled, and ready to take action when the world asks you to do more.

Right now, it’s tempting to bury yourself in work. Whether paid or volunteer, the goal is the same: to fill your days so that you don’t have time to stew in panic, uncertainty, or painful emotions. And there’s a lot to be said for channeling your feelings into meaningful, concrete actions. It’s important not to overexert yourself this week. If you take on too many commitments, you’ll end up with burnout, which won’t help you or anyone else. Action is necessary, but make sure it’s done at a sustainable pace.

When you consider the ongoing catastrophe we are living through, you see no room, no justification for being anything less than heroic. They long for a sense of purpose, for grand gestures and deeds; It’s almost unbearable to muddle through the mundane banalities of life. But what the world needs from you this week isn’t chasing something “better” than the life of an ordinary person. Rather, it is everyday Your big mission at the moment. There is value in figuring out how to live bravely and lovingly with others despite greed and cruelty.

You’ve been stressed and insecure about your place in the world lately, and that only made it worse many People – probably in your life as well as on social media and the news – working to convince you that you are helpless. They say that all you can do is wait around and ask to be rescued and that the wisest course of action available to you is to politely ask for better treatment. But of course they’re wrong, and it’s up to you this week to remember that. You don’t need permission to take care of your community and improve the lives of others. You already have all the power you need.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of June 27th. The weekly horoscopes for the week of July 11th will be online next Sunday.

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