07-25-2016 to 07-31-2016
Look around, Libra! Your social life gets a lively infusion when, on Wednesday, July 27 flirty Mercury in your experimental eleventh house dances a sultry samba with "anything goes" Uranus in your relationship zone. Expand your horizons. (Not that anyone has to twist your butterfly wing here...) Flitting outside the usual scenes serves up the kinds of connections you've been craving—with people who stimulate your intellect and inspire your activist nature. And yes, this strategy works well for Libras seeking love. What begins as witty banter with a fellow town hall ticketholder could continue over dirty martinis or late night tapas. Just be your open, charming self. Since both planets are associated with mobile devices, dating apps could serve up a lucky swipe. If you can’t be with the one you love (oh those adult obligations), a spicy Snapchat can serve as a seductive pre-game. Just remember: Timing is everything. Save the NSFW photos for after your sweetie's stressful meeting—especially with these two unpredictable planets at play. Coupled Libras could benefit from a group hang during the workweek. Seeing bae mingling with other people is always a great reminder of what drew you to him/her in the first place.
On Friday, technophile Uranus slips into its annual retrograde, retreating through Aries and your seventh house of relationships until December 30. Switch up your strategy—even if you enjoyed sexy text exchanges earlier in the week. With Uranus in sleep mode you need more real life engagement. And sorry, swiping a cold, flat screen is no match for holding on to a warm, human hand. Nothing wrong with using dating apps to make the initial connection. Just move from digital to analog quickly to legit test the chemistry. While you're hanging out, lock your iPhone in your bag so dinner conversation doesn’t wind up being disjointed. Already attached? With erratic Uranus in nap mode you need more stability. Yet if unpleasant surprises are becoming a recurring theme of the relationship it could really rattle your cage. This has to change, Libra—your own sense of serenity depends on it. If your partner is unwilling to compromise or do the inner work required for improvement, you may have no choice but to tap Uranus' liberating beams. If you don't break up, you could take a big step back. A healthy relationship requires both partners to pull their weight! Happily hooked up? Embrace the challenge of rewriting the rules between now and December 30. Uranus is the planet of revolution, rebellion and unconventionality. You can still have a secure relationship outside the boundaries of a white picket fence; in fact, some off-the-beaten path exploration can make everything hotter! Let yourself color outside the lines, whether you’re doing it from the confines of your own bedroom or out in a safe, yet more public domain. Just don’t push yourself too far out of your comfort zone during the retrograde. Daring baby steps can still add up to a sexy seismic shift.
On Saturday, messenger Mercury heads into Virgo and your twelfth house of transitions until October 7. Out with the old…but don’t race to replace what you shuttle off to the charity thrift shop. Sit with the empty space until a truly inspired vision takes hold. Midway through this cycle, Mercury will turn retrograde (from August 30 to September 22) providing even more minimalist momentum. Less stuff can spell greater freedom—especially if you "KonMari" your life a la tidyingup.com and only keep things that "spark joy." Your dreams (and daydreams) will be particularly vivid now so keep a capture tool handy at all times. Channeling them into a creative project could be a great form of catharsis. During Mercury's retrograde you could pick up an unfinished work or reprise a talent from back in the day. Your psychic sensors are more finely tuned when Mercury traverses the twelfth house. Listen closely to your intuition. If you get a feeling that you should introduce yourself to someone, by all means do! Just make sure compassion doesn't turn into codependence. Despite the feels a certain someone evokes, people are not meant to be turned into rescue missions.