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July 21 in the stars: Mars is in Virgo opposite Saturn in Pisces. What’s it mean for you? Find out below in our daily horoscopes for Friday July 21.
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Your daily horoscopes for Friday July 21, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Friday July 21
Family feud alert! Today, the Sun makes its annual opposition to penetrating Pluto, which could incite a clash of egos or a battle of wills in your clan. A relative could get a tad too self-important, or you might find yourself caught in the middle of a conflict, trying valiantly to mediate. Don’t get too sucked into the emotional drama. At work, a boss or client could be particularly demanding. Is that a loyalty test you’re sensing? Why yes, Aries, it probably is, so tread lightly.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Friday July 21
Is this a conversation or an interrogation, Taurus? Today, the annual Sun-Pluto opposition charges your communications with an air of intensity. Don’t take anything at face value and DO read between the lines since shady Pluto can mask people’s true intentions. Take special care to study people’s body language and facial expressions—do they match the words you’re hearing? You could be pretty charged up under this transit, so watch that you’re not being too in-your-face or overwhelming today.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Friday July 21
Today, the annual Sun-Pluto opposition could rattle your confidence. This stressful face-off may also churn up some intense feelings, rendering you incapable of putting your game face on. Seek out support from the people who’ve been there for you through thick and thin. Allow yourself to talk about the tough stuff, but be conscious of keeping your head above these emotional waters. If you find that you’re moving into obsessive mode, distract yourself, stat!
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Friday July 21
Dial down the people-pleasing, Cancer. Nurturing others may come naturally to you—but trying to manage everyone’s happiness will only put a damper on today’s mood as a once-a-year opposition between the Sun and Pluto could push you to the brink. Instead of catering to others, just take care of yourself for a change. Don’t get involved in any squabbles with friends or family or you could end up straining your bonds with them. Stay out of it and let them figure it out themselves. You’ll be happiest in one-on-one conversations with people who have true depth. Focus on bonding with your soul squad.
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Friday July 21
Those social butterfly wings of yours are on the weary side today, Leo. You can thank an opposition of the Sun and private Pluto for draining your energy. Fold inward and get some rest. Have you been ignoring a nagging well-being issue, sweeping emotions aside or letting stress overtake your life? This intense aspect will push you to deal and heal. If you’re feeling worn down from overdoing it recently, sneak in a siesta or make it an early night. Don’t be surprised if your dreams are vivid since you’re processing a lot of deep emotions now.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Friday July 21
Today, a smoking-hot opposition of the Sun and intense Pluto fires up the siren within. Just take care not to bat those feathery lashes at someone who’s already spoken for, Virgo. Group dynamics can also passionately heat up. A know-it-all or raging diva could get under your skin. Or perhaps someone is trying to churn up a little competition with you. Don’t take the bait. If deep breathing doesn’t do the trick, remove yourself from the situation.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Friday July 21
Perfectionism, begone! Today’s intense Sun-Pluto opposition could stretch you to your limits. Trying to make everything “just so” will zap all the pleasure out of life. It’s time to spread the responsibilities around instead of running around like a chicken with its head cut off. There IS such a thing as “good enough,” Libra—and sometimes, you have to go with that. Work on delegating and putting a few structures in place so you can enjoy your life. As the saying goes, you want to work to live, not live to work.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Friday July 21
Fly your independence flag at full mast today, Scorpio. Today’s intense annual opposition between the Sun and your ruler Pluto prods you to let go and live in the moment. Allow yourself to be spontaneous and you could find yourself with new friends or collaborators. It’s safe to talk to strangers—in fact, it’s encouraged. Welcome new characters into your orbit, but also be sure you don’t leave your ride-or-die friends by the side of the road. Got grudges? It’s a great time to bury the hatchet with the people down the hall or possibly with a sibling.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Friday July 21
Flexibility is the name of the game today, Sagittarius. The Sun forms a tricky once-a-year opposition to Pluto, throwing a wrench into the best-laid plans. While YOU may come and go as you please, you don’t always extend the same privilege to others. Today, your inner control freak could rear up. Easy does it, Sag. When you have your heart set on something, you don’t appreciate anyone messing that up. Let people know how important this is to you. Make sure they realize that they need to show up with their A-game.
Capricorn (December 22-January 18) daily horoscope for Friday July 21
Repeat after us: “Other people’s happiness is not my responsibility.” Today’s annual Sun-Pluto faceoff could find you attempting to play hero for a drama queen in “distress.” But is this SOS a legit cry for help—or yet another example of someone yanking your chain for attention? Only YOU can break this codependent dynamic. As hard as it can be to resist playing savior, see what happens when you don’t. Sure, you’ll probably get some resistance (slammed doors, people storming off), but stand strong in your commitment to stop enabling. After people adjust to your new M.O., you’ll find out who’s really on Team Capricorn—and not just when you’re pulling all the weight.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Friday July 21
Refilling your tanks is your top priority today, but don’t go completely MIA: Check in, Aquarius. Under an intense opposition of the Sun and Pluto, your relationships could take a hit if you don’t inform a couple key people of where you’re going or what the status of your work is. Before you leave the office early or power down your phone, double-check your agenda.
Bailing on responsibilities won’t bode well if others are counting on you (especially if a deadline is close or already past). Explain that you don’t feel well or need a little extra time, and work out a new plan together. Maybe you could use some support—so ask for it! Sure, someone might be upset or even angry, but avoiding this will only make it worse when you resurface.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Friday July 21
Hang on tight, Pisces. Today’s potent Sun-Pluto opposition is bound to shake things up, especially if you find yourself in the company of a few live-out-loud types. Competitive urges may rise to the surface with a fellow wunderkind. Or you could be held hostage by a demanding diva. The solution? Your sense of humor saves the day. A well-timed witty quip or even a simple joke can work wonders at dissolving tension. (Tip: Save the snark for another day.) On the love front, sparks could fly with someone in the friend zone. Remain receptive!