07-24-2017 to 07-30-2017
Your powers of persuasion will not fail you this week, o' charming Scorpio. Not with magnetic Venus sidling through your alluring eighth house from July 4 to 31. But head's up: Is your mouth about to write a check that your arse simply can't cash? (And while we're on the topic, uh, are the funds actually there in your bank account to pay for the pricey goods in your cart?) On Monday, July 24 stern Saturn in your sensible second house fires a warning shot to Venus as the two oppose each other in the sky. Tighten up your budget and be more resourceful. Before you buy new, see what you can barter or upcycle. And back up assertions with empirical data. It's better to undersell and overdeliver than make a promise that you can't keep. When it comes to love, don't gloss over any red flags. Even in long-term relationships, it's best to nip a minor grievance in the bud before it blossoms into something huge. With enchanting Venus veiling everything in a rose-colored hue, a charlatan could slip past your normally dead-on radar. Run the background checks. Nobody's perfect, Scorpio, but the question is: Can you deal with the downside of the situation? Weigh it out.
Finding the right collaborators will be your new obsession starting Tuesday, as social Mercury buzzes into Virgo and your teamwork and tech sector (primarily) until September 29. This extra-long voyage through Virgo is due to a retrograde from August 12 to September 5—a time when you may hop in the way-back machine to reconnect with people from your past. But for the next couple weeks, focus on expanding your network with people you haven't met before. Mingle IRL and virtually. Your squad could grow to a worldwide collective this fall with meetings taking place on Zoom or Google Hangout. Though you tend to roll with a tight-knit crew, open up your guest list. A friend-of-a-friend might turn out to be your ideal plus-one for an adventure—or a venture. As summer wages on, Mercury hands you the entertainment director's baton. Take it upon yourself to organize group hangs and play matchmaker for the fabulous people you know. You might even seek out activist groups or mindfulness meetups where you can connect with people who share your conscious outlook on life.
Are your tech skills in need of some sprucing up? Geek is chic while wired Mercury is in this position. Sign up for webinars and workshops (like those on deanstreetsociety.com) to learn new software or sharpen your hashtagging or Instagram photography acumen. Spruce up your social media profiles, launch a blog, develop an app. Your luckiest connections may be a status update or a message away. "Carpe DM," Scorpio! And you'll be plenty motivated to get career plans in motion as the ambitious Sun and energizer Mars share a flight path through your professional sector all week. They meet at an exact degree on Wednesday, which could be an ideal time for that power lunch or pitch meeting. An influential man could open doors for you this week but be strategic about how you approach him. Start off by asking for his guidance, which he'll see as a show of respect. He may just offer up what you're hoping for without you even suggesting it.