July 25, 2016
Tarotscope 25th - 31st July

This week, your confidence will soar and you will speak out your mind, but curb that ego, watch out for word vomits.

by Atanti Widyadhari, Columnist
Lifestyle // Horoscope
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After a full two weeks of fun vibrant vibes of Mercury in Leo, we are finally moving towards self-expression in our communication style, but with a fair warning.
 
This week, Mercury in Leo will be in trine with Uranus in Aries, square with Mars in Scorpio, and wrapped with a sweet transit by Mercury to Virgo at the end of the week. It’s time to be honest with others and yourself. Sun’s trine aspect with Saturn retrograde in Sagittarius expects you to be more outspoken in communicating your values. Don’t be afraid to say what you want to say and don’t be afraid to say “no” if you have to. But one thing for sure, be mindful about how you express it or you’ll ruin your relationship in the process.
 
Mercury's trine with Uranus retrograde in Aries on the 26th increases your confident in speaking out what’s on your mind. Uranus in Aries values honesty and individualistic view, which is why you’ll be pumped up on showing off who you really are. It also rules the vast knowledge within you that you probably didn’t notice earlier. Infused with Leo's energy, you more likely wouldn’t know when to shut up, especially when talking about the things that you find cool or interesting (or just talking about yourself in general). Ideas have been building up inside you, but since you couldn’t express it earlier, this will result in a very gory word vomit.
 
Another thing to remember is to be careful about the way you communicate, as you may rub people the wrong way on July 29th. Our beloved Mercury in Leo will be in square with Mars in Scorpio and this only means trouble, trouble and trouble. Using your ego to communicate mixed with short temper is the perfect recipe for a rocky relationship. You can be honest, but there’s always a time and place for everything. This aspect will last until August 4th, so choose your words carefully until then.
 
Sun in Leo’s trine aspect with Saturn's retrograde in Sagittarius on the 30th also agrees with me on this one. It’s important to be mindful and be responsible of our action. Sun in Leo is the epitome of strong ego and stubbornness within us. Mixed with the contemplative Saturn retrograde, it reminds us of the importance of staying humble, wise, and mature, regardless of what we’re going through.
 


Finally, we’ll end this week nicely with our logic catching up with us when Mercury comes home to its house ruler, Virgo, on Sunday. We’ll learn from our mistakes, after a week of trying to find our ground. Clear cut communication and sharp wit are also one of the few changes we’ll encounter during Mercury’s transit. We will be more careful and critical with our choice of words.
 
In short, it’s important to think before you talk, guys. See the bigger picture and understand the situation before making a point. Hopefully this week’s Tarotscope Mercury lesson can get you through the week safely! *crossing fingers*

 
Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22)
Four of Swords (Truce)
 
Talk the talk and walk the walk, Leo. This week is about sticking to your positive promises. Remember when you said that you would help someone you know? Or when you said that you wanted to donate some money to that street kids charity? Time to make good on your words and start making things happen. They say keeping your promises add up a few tokens of good karma, so why don’t we start by putting our best self out there to gain a few?
 
You should listen to:
This I Promise You – N*SYNC
 
You should wear:
Strangely I feel that rose color or mauve will look great on you this week. Get yourself a nice mauve lipstick to brighten your pout (my favorite is Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Sultry) to keep your sassy lips sweet. Make a statement by keeping only one statement item wherever you go. Care for a bling? Dress in muted colors with a big chunk golden necklace to spice up your style. Whatever you wear, you will always stand out from the crowd, dearest Leo.
 
Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22)
Ten of Disks (Wealth)
 
Virgo needs to be careful with their financial situation because money will come in a very slow flow this week. It’s a constant one – don’t worry. But when compared to your large expense, it doesn’t seem very appeasing. Watch out for those tempting tech sales, such as phone and laptop. No, really I’m serious.
 
Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22)
Queen of Swords
 
This week is a great week to work on your creative project, Libra! Put on your thinking hat and dream away. But be careful not to fall into the procrastination trap. You’re here to generate great new ideas, not to daydream. Just prepare a cup of coffee on your side. Well, maybe two cups for you.
 
Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)
Nine of Disks (Gain)
 
What you see is what you get, Scorpio. That’s it. There’s no mystery shrouding the topic, there’s no lies, no conspiracy, nothing. So if you’re dissatisfied with your life, that’s just the Universe telling you to work harder. Let’s change the game plan and work something out within yourself. You ready, champ?
 
Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)
Ace of Disks
 
Money has been kind to you, Sagittarius, but sadly the hole in your wallet hasn’t. What comes in seems to go out easily, and this isn’t even your expense alone. Sharing is caring, but maybe you should consider reducing the other party’s (family/spouse) spending. I’m sure they’ll understand. 
 
Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)
Three of Cups (Abundance)
 
More reasons to be thankful this week, Capricorn! It’s not easy to feel good about ourselves, I get it. So when we do, we’ll celebrate. Put on that cute makeup, take a selfie, and congratulate you for being you! You are awesome and special, dear Capricorn. Never think otherwise, okay?
 
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)
Two of Swords (Peace)
 
All you want is a good night sleep, but what should you do if your mind keeps bugging you with great ideas? You note it down and Google it in the morning. Who knows if your idea could help you catapult yourself straight to your office manager’s seat? You’ll never know if you never record it, right?
 
Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)
Ace of Wands
 
Pisces may love a quiet pond, but you’re obviously going to fight back when someone disturbs your peace. Should you be angry? Yes. But calculate your move carefully, Pisces, since anger doesn’t look good on you. Breathe in and out, calm yourself before you decide to knock on the door.
 
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)
Fortune
 
Nothing beats the exciting news of getting your paycheck in time. Good job, Aries! Your hard work is finally paid off and things seem to be a smooth sailing from here. Just remember that life is like a wheel of fortune, so enjoy while you’re on top because your fortune may go down anytime. You’ll never know!
 
Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)
The Fool
 
It has to be a major crush if you can’t get them out of your head. Venusian Taurean is a sucker for love, so expect a silly high school-like crush happening to you this week. I know it’s fun and all, but don’t dive into it too deep yet. Get to know them and their friends before you make up your mind.
 
Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20)
Lust
 
The panicky, fidgety Gemini is back with their thirst for something bigger than life. Maybe it’s enough mundane tasks for you already? If you want it, come and get it. Reflect on yourself and find out what you want to achieve. Gemini’s mind tends to be a bit scattered so try to refocus your aim this time.

 
Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22)
The Tower
 
This week, emotional Cancer may go overboard with their emotion and eventually lead them to losing their cool. Your words are your own enemy, Cancer. So don’t say things in the heat of the moment (especially when you don’t mean it). Try to calm down before your emotion tells you to snap or cry, okay?
Çanti is a free spirited tarot reader and astrology writer based in Bali. She founded Foxglove Tarot, an online tarot reading service for the spiritually curious. She uses Thoth Tarot to decode your weekly astrology findings and Bohemian Cats Tarot for her daily heart-to-heart session. Say “hi” to her on Facebook, Twitter, and her website