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July 28 in the stars: Mercury moves into Virgo (until October 4). What’s it mean for you? Find out below in our daily horoscopes for Friday July 28.
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Your daily horoscopes for Friday July 28, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Friday July 28
No detail will go unnoticed by you as mindful Mercury makes an extended pit stop in Virgo and your meticulous sixth house until October 4. While Mercury is retrograde from August 23 to September 15, you’ll need to decide which bells and whistles deserve your attention and which ones you can set aside for sanity’s sake. (Perfectionism IS exhausting, after all.) Deal with any administrative affairs that have piled up, like scheduling doctor’s appointments, organizing and filing paperwork and finishing your taxes. This salubrious Mercury cycle may find you organizing more hangouts at the yoga studio than the wine bar. Lead the way to wellness for yourself and your friends!
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Friday July 28
Your inner bon vivant takes the wheel as social Mercury high-kicks into Virgo and your flamboyant, fun-loving fifth house. This extended cycle, which lasts until October 4, could make you the life of the party circuit. Use your imagination! Camping under the stars, picnics on the beach, moonlight tarot nights—if anyone knows how to make the most of these still-long summer days, it’s you, Taurus. Glamorous and romantic exchanges are also in store, but if you are pondering a big reveal—or your loving feelings or a fashion-forward style—get to it before Mercury turns retrograde from August 23 to September 15.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Friday July 28
You won’t have to travel far to get your social fix starting today, Gemini. Your ruling planet, people-loving Mercury, rolls into Virgo and your cozy fourth house for an extended stay—until October 4—grounding you in domestic affairs. Pay a childhood friend a visit or become a regular at a neighborhood venue where they treat you like gold. When Mercury turns retrograde from August 23 to September 15, a wave of nostalgia could send you flipping through photo albums or dusting off a shoebox of old love letters. Thinking of moving house or planning a reunion visit? Begin your research before then. Meantime, dive into a project that can transform your home into even MORE of an elegant sanctuary.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Friday July 28
Voluble Mercury marches into Virgo and your third house of communication for an extended visit, untying your tongue until October 4. This extended cycle of super-charged socializing is sure to bring synchronistic conversations and maybe some even-deeper-than-that bonding. And while Mercury is retrograde from August 23 to September 15, you might reconnect with powerful allies from your past. Don’t try to analyze things if you’re suddenly surrounded by opportunities and kindred spirits. Energetically speaking, all it takes is for you to stay open to these possibilities. As the spiritual adage goes, believing is seeing!
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Friday July 28
Clever Mercury rolls into Virgo for an extended journey—until October 4—sharpening your strategic mind AND your silver tongue. Over the next ten weeks, you might develop a new revenue stream or talk your way into a profitable side hustle. While Mercury is retrograde from August 23 to September 15, carve out time to review your budget, tweaking as necessary to increase your bottom line. Download some apps to track your spending and savings, make projections and do transactions like a pro.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Friday July 28
Messenger Mercury sails into your sign for an extended visit, blessing you with a silver tongue until October 4. You may be surprised to suddenly find yourself talking a mile a minute—and to anyone within earshot. But don’t apologize! It’s not often that your verbal floodgates open this wide, and people who know you will be delighted to learn what’s kicking around in that mysterious head of yours. The one caveat: You’ll need to employ some filters between August 23 and September 15, when Mercury spins retrograde. If your wardrobe or website theme feel dated, get to work on your visual communication and branding. The goal is for people to get a gist of who you are BEFORE you even say hello.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Friday July 28
The creative juices start to flow as clever Mercury sets up shop in Virgo and your twelfth house of musing until October 4. For the next ten weeks, give your overthinking side a much-needed break and let your imagination drive. You’ll benefit from taking time to reflect—journal, meditate, draw or paint—especially when Mercury is retrograde from August 23 to September 15. Get plenty of deep sleep during this cycle since vivid dreams will be rich with symbolism and meaning. If there’s an old childhood wound you’ve suppressed, let it come to the surface now for release. Mercury helps you find forgiveness—even if the person you most need to absolve is yourself.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Friday July 28
Expressive Mercury shifts into Virgo and your eleventh house of teamwork and tech for an extended sojourn. Your digital presence gets a cosmic boost—anything you share or tweet COULD go viral between now and October 4! Make sure it represents the best of you because Mercury will be retrograde from August 23 to September 15, which could bring repercussions for insensitive missives. Be sure to get your technology up to code and your important data password-protected before August 23. Offline, make the rounds at industry networking events and rub elbows with thought leaders. You’ll find comfort in group outings or reconnecting with kindred spirits who’ve fallen by the wayside. Surround yourself with plenty of good friends and stimulating conversation.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Friday July 28
There’s no telling what profitable ideas will activate your imagination starting today as savvy Mercury goes on a ten-week tour through Virgo and your professional tenth house. Ideas you set into motion now could continue to lay the groundwork for years to come, so consider your road to stardom carefully. While your sign hates to say (and hear) “no,” you could benefit from saving your precious time for more sophisticated invitations that might serve your career. Put your head down and do the work—bigger payoffs await, but get the wheels in motion before Mercury turns retrograde from August 23 to September 15.
Capricorn (December 22-January 18) daily horoscope for Friday July 28
Inquisitive Mercury wings into Virgo and your worldly ninth house from today until October 4, an extra-long tour due to a retrograde from August 23 to September 15. With your ninth house of travel and “vision-questing” lit up, you’ll be in an expansive mindset. Stop thinking, talking or dreaming about that incredible trip or business venture and start putting concrete plans in place. If you want this badly enough, you will find ways to work that grandiose scheme into your real life. Pro tip: Get plans cemented before August 23, and if you travel during the retrograde, triple-check every reservation…and keep your valuables in the safe.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Friday July 28
Today kicks off a languid, lusty ten weeks as messenger Mercury lopes into Virgo and your erotic eighth house. This cycle can help you clarify and then communicate your desires to a worthy partner (whether your dearly beloved or a new arrival). Drop your guard and speak from the heart, ideally before Mercury goes retrograde from August 23 to September 15. This direct path is the way to getting your needs met! If you’re single, put yourself out there and take a risk by being more forward and vulnerable. Longstanding couples can reheat your chemistry and connect on a deeper level before summer is through!
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Friday July 28
Mercury wings into Virgo and your seventh house of relationships until October 4. For the next ten weeks, every conversation could sizzle with the promise of discovering a hidden synergy. And if you join forces with the right people, you could elevate your game big-time! This is an extended cycle due to a retrograde from August 23 to September 15. During those three weeks, partners from your past may revisit, including exes. Careful here! Some fires were extinguished for a reason.