This week, both the Sun and Venus are in retrograde which means it can throw a lot of confusion into the mix when it comes to our love lives. Signals and wires could be crossed this week, making us all feel completely thrown off. An argument with a partner or love interest could blow up out of nowhere which could result in us walking on eggshells until the week is over. This will all be settled on Sunday so it’s probably best to bite your tongue so you don’t say something you’ll regret later on. It’s easy to fly off the handle but if there’s a week where relationships could see a negative impact, it’s this week so be careful!
With Venus in retrograde, this could affect people born under the sign of Aries massively, leaving you with a difficult week to deal with. You could be prone to jealous this week, making an absolutely massive situation out of nothing. Has your partner’s ex featured in party photos? The last thing you should do is accuse them of anything dishonest. Instead of pointing the finger at them, you should dig a little bit deeper into your own emotions and ask why you are experiencing a lack of trust towards them. Is this baggage that you are carrying around from a previous relationship? Just because an ex did something bad doesn’t mean your partner will. Sit down with them, ask them casually about it without any confrontation and chances are, the whole situation will be completely innocent. You might need to remember that relationship is in no way similar to any in your past and connecting them together because of assumptions will only bring negativity. It’s not fair that someone suffers for someone else’s actions so keep this in mind.
This week, it’s all about concentrating on the people who go way back in your life. In the next couple of weeks, you might have a lot of parties to attend with new friends however it’s important not to forget those that have stood by you through thick and thin. Ring up an old school friend or a grandparent so you can schedule a pleasant catch-up. Reunions are on the cards which could become a large part of your present, especially if you learn that you have much more in common with them now than you did a few years back. Who knows, in the next couple of months, you might continue to see them often which could even bring you back together with other friends you’ve drifted from.
In other news, a close friend might be acting a little odd and this is all because they are having a rough time. Your successful career could be making her jealous, especially if she’s stressing about hers. Make sure you don’t brag too much around them and instead give tips and advice that could guide them. Make this friend believe that they are capable in overcoming this and who knows, this person might just start to see you as a positive influence instead of competition.
This Venus retrograde is set to alter your emotions, big time! You could be in a very happy relationship, with absolutely no doubt in the world, however, this week, your feelings could go on overdrive. All of a sudden, you could find yourself really worked up if a partner changes plans with you for another day because they want to see a friend. You’ll completely forget about the fact they want to rearrange and not cancel, which could lead you to talk negatively about them. One night this week, could you go through their Facebook and discover they have a very attractive ex. Looking at their past isn’t a good idea whatsoever because it has nothing to do with the current relationship you’re in. This is the last thing you should do is indulge in negative chatter because it could turn your friends against your partner when they’ve done nothing wrong. Instead, discuss how you feel with others and chances are, they’ll tell you you’re being ridiculous. Once you see the reality, you’ll be pulled back down to earth. There’s always two sides to a story so don’t make your partner look like the Wicked Witch of the West for no reason.
You’ve experienced a lot of success Cancer, which means you’ve probably moved up the career ladder, received a pay rise or even changed your title. After all the hard work, you’ve had huge recognition and lots going for you, which is fantastic! The new money added to your pay packet may have had you surfing the web for a new wardrobe, but we think you should hold off. Of course, you should treat yourself after what you’ve achieved but you should probably look at your finances and see whether this extra cash could help you out in other areas. Expensive shoes won’t be as important as fixing your kitchen, even if it does sound like a more glamorous option. It’s time to be mature about money and even if that means making a monthly budget that reassures your money goes a long way, so be it! You’ll be thankful for it later, especially if an opportunity for travel appears and you are able to afford it.
In other news, your emotions might be running high this week, leaving you feeling very vulnerable. The office is not the right place to be telling everyone about your dramatic breakup, sniffling into a tissue with every word. Put on a brave face and visit a friend or family member after work so that colleagues don’t end up thinking you aren’t professional. You’re allowed to be human but just don’t let it affect the status you’ve worked so hard to gain.
Your birthday season is coming to an end and chances are, you’ve painted the town red during your celebrations and you know what? We don’t blame you! The Sun will leave your sign this Sunday so we suggest that you make the most of it until it says farewell. We would also like you to sit back and reflect on how far you’ve come since July/August 2014. Last year, you may have experienced a lot of trouble in your life, especially when it comes to your sense of identity and where you belong. Unsure of which path to follow next, you could have gotten yourself in a bit of a twist. Luckily, you are a fire sign that always bounces back. Up until this point, you may have changed a few jobs, friendship groups or even visited different countries to find what makes you happy. In 2015, you know yourself a lot better, which makes identifying your dreams much easier, plus you have the strength to go forward and achieve this.
You might need to lend yourself as an Agony Aunt this week because a few friends might be feeling down, needing your help to motivate them to power through issues. If there is anyone that can see a silver lining, it’s a Leo! Spend some quality time with them and make sure they leave your home feeling liberated for the upcoming week instead of worried and deflated.
You can often play Mother Hen to those around you, always wanting them to realise that they are fully capable of achieving what they want in life. Unfortunately, you can come across as a little pushy instead, especially to the people who aren’t that bothered at the moment about where they see themselves in the future. You could have trouble understanding why people don’t want to work their way up the success ladder, however, you need to realise that others might not have the big dreams you have. You need to give them their own space so that they can learn that one day, they’ll have to step up to the mark. This isn’t your call and no one gave you this authority in the first place. If you are sending the perfect job openings to friends, stop! Unfortunately, it will go down as annoying instead of helpful.
Also this week, you’ll need to go through your life and assess what is no longer serving you any purpose, especially when it comes to those people online that never ask how you are but are always interested in gossip. If you’re sharing your life online through photographs and more, you should think about who is going to see this. Does your ex-friend from 5 years ago really need to see your holiday snaps? Go through and decide who you actually speak to so that you can declutter your social life.
You’re a very accepting, easy going person who will have many different friends in life. If there are people at a party that you don’t know, you’ll be more than happy to let them join in with whatever you and your friends are doing. The more the merrier is something you’ve stood by and you reckon it’s always good to expand your friendship circle instead of limiting it to only a few individuals. This week, however, you might need to be a little more careful about who you let join in. You might start inviting someone out with your friends who ends up being super self-centred, only concentrating on the places they want to go, instead of doing a vote with everyone so it’s fair. You’ve been used to a group of friends where nights out always end on a positive note but if this new person is creating all sorts of tension, it’s time to choose whether they are worth the struggle.
If you are also planning a trip out with everyone, make sure someone doesn’t try and underpay for their admission or drinks so that someone else (probably you) will overpay. Some friends might not be as well off as you, but they should never make you feel like you have to pay up for their behalf. If you’ve had a recent promotion, don’t let a bit of teasing from them turn into you paying for everything. You’ve earned this so make sure you don’t get used because of it.
This week is a special one for you when it comes to your finances and career. With the sun shining, it will be tempting to go to that lovely cocktail bar after work with a few friends yet you’ll need to leave that to the weekend only. Staying a few hours behind will do wonders for your career, proving to important people around you that you do want to progress and that you are dedicated to getting there. You may have accepted a new job role that needs a lot of self-training so just make sure you stay behind, even for half an hour so that you can prove you want it. For a while, it might look like your efforts aren’t being noticed. Just hang in there because it won’t be until early September that you’ll see the benefits emotionally and financially. If you do go out, make sure you bring some business cards in your bag because you might start speaking to someone who could be a potential client. Chatting over drinks and letting your personality shine could completely win them over and by Wednesday, you could be setting up important business meetings that could seriously impress your boss.
Recently, you may have been experiencing a lot of stress in your life, unsure of what to do next. There could be a lot of pressure in your career for you to improve in an area that you struggle with. This is when you need to ask for help. It’s true when they say that if you don’t ask, you don’t get. Allowing yourself to drown in anxiety will not do you any favours and you could make you come across as someone who doesn’t communicate with colleagues. No one will hold it against you if you ask for help because people will understand that it’s impossible to be an expert at everything. Approach a friendly office character and they could be your ticket to a successful project, especially if they teach you to chill out a bit more about it. If you decide to take a week off work because of this problem, you might feel relaxed for the first couple of days, however, the thought of you returning could make you feel even more paranoid. Try not to put yourself down and instead, do your very best to try, even at the most difficult of tasks. Just imagine how amazing it will feel when you receive a well done for a task you thought was impossible. You can do it, Sagittarius!
This week you could receive some incredible gossip that might shock you to your core. You could find out about a pal’s exciting secret, such as a planned engagement or pregnancy that this person will want you to keep under wraps. Of course, this exciting news is so positive that you want to share, plus it won’t involve speaking badly of anyone. So you’re good to go, right?… WRONG! Sharing this info with the wrong person could drop you in it big time. This person has told you their secret for a reason and you should respect this, even if you think you’re telling it to someone who believe isn’t connected. It’s a small world, Capricorn and you need to be very careful. This isn’t yours to share and if you do, it could leave your friend questioning your loyalty, which is the last thing you need right now.
In other news, a friend might overstep the line with you, meaning this week could work both ways. This person might not know their limits when it comes to their flirtatious attitude that could bring out your green eyed monster, especially if they compliment your partner one too many times. Ignore them instead of reaching boiling point because chances are, your partner won’t take any notice either.
Are you in a bad romance, Aquarius? Over the past couple of months, you may have been involved with someone who has swept you off your feet enough to make you miss all the red flags that are clearly flying high. The honeymoon period is often blissful, but you also need to judge whether this person is actually the right one for you. The Venus in retrograde could all of a sudden take those rose tinted glassed off to reveal the type of person you partner REALLY is. Sure, this might not be what you want to see but it’s best to find out now than further down the line. If you begin to reconnect with friends after your honeymoon period, they could dislike this massively. Who wants a partner that doesn’t want you to see your friends? For a friendly, independent Aquarius like you, this is the last thing you need. Don’t worry too much about relationships that don’t work because they don’t for a very good reason and you’ll see this eventually. The rest of 2015 could see you becoming more independent, realising it’s better to be single than to be with someone completely wrong for you. Keep your chin up and move on to better things.
As a star sign who always wants to help, this week could see you carrying a lot on your shoulders for others when actually, they are more than capable of doing the tasks themselves. At work, you could unknowingly be seen as the doormat who people can forward their boring work onto. You aren’t everyone’s personal assistance, you next time someone asks you to use up your lunch time to pick everyone else’s pasta, ask for an extra hand. If these people aren’t willing to help you with their tasks, you need to make yourself more unavailable. Usually, if you can help, you will but there needs to be a limit, Pisces. It could be the same in your family life if you are the only one looking after an ill parent while your other siblings could be seeing them whenever they “have the time”. Instead of getting upset about this in silence, speak up and let them know that it’s not just your responsibility to pick up the pieces no one is even bothered to acknowledge. By the end of the week, people will be more aware of their wrong doings, giving them an opportunity to put it right.
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