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July 23 in the stars: Venus is retrograde in Leo (July 22 to September 3). What’s it mean for you? Find out below in our daily horoscopes for Sunday July 23.
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Your daily horoscopes for Sunday July 23, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Sunday July 23
Over the next six weeks while Venus is retrograde in Leo, you could get a tempting text from an ex—one who might be better left in the “so done with that” category. A relationship that’s been on-track may hit some speed bumps. Use this time as productively as possible, ironing out differences or giving each other bandwidth to work through issues individually. Cohabitating? You might need a little more space for “me, myself and I” in order to keep the spark alive. Creativity can be cathartic over the coming six weeks, but consider waiting until early September to share your work with the general public.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Sunday July 23
Over the next six weeks while Venus is retrograde in Leo, it might be harder to relax in your space—and there could be friction with a relative or roomie. If they’re pushing your buttons, don’t engage; de-escalate! (Which might mean wearing noise-canceling headphones AND finding a place of your own.) Venus is the planetary aesthete, and this backspin could inspire you to display more sentimental objects around your space. Hold off until early September to paint, hang wallpaper or redo your bedroom since your palette and tastes could shift wildly until then.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Sunday July 23
Over the coming six weeks while Venus is retrograde in Leo, there could be friction with one of your peers, like a co-worker, close friend, neighbor—even a sibling. Hold your tongue, Twin, even if you can read people like a stack of paperbacks. Conflicts don’t always need to be hashed out in THAT moment. If your bond is going through growing pains, give it some breathing room. On a positive note, Venus’ backspin can bring warm-hearted reunions with friends and even a flirtatious crush. If the connection got short-circuited in the past, this could be your long-awaited second chance. Just take it slowly and don’t make any final calls until Venus turns direct in early September.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Sunday July 23
Decadent Venus is retrograde until September 3, retreating through Leo and your comfort-loving second house. Romantically, you may feel like tapping the brakes and giving yourself more space. Embrace the courtship process instead of being so results-driven. You’re worthy of being wooed, Cancer, even if you have to retrain someone who’s been taking you for granted. Hold back a little and give them a chance to come to you. Tension around money, deadlines and demanding assignments could intensify. Do your best to avoid blowing up at people who push your buttons or make unreasonable demands. Perhaps a bigger revolution is brewing here. Is it time to shift your moneymaking strategy? A person you worked with in the past could point the way to a new income stream.
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Sunday July 23
If you’re pondering a makeover, stop before you chop! Celestial stylist Venus is retrograde until September 3, retreating into Leo and your first house of image. Anything resembling an extreme makeover should be put on hold because results may not be what you hoped for. In love, you could run hot and cold. Check that simmering temper or you could lash out at the one you love. When it comes to your exes, don’t play with fire. Meeting “as friends” could quickly heat up into a complicated entanglement. Sometimes it’s best to leave the door closed for good.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Sunday July 23
You could find yourself on an unanticipated journey down memory lane while Venus is retrograde in Leo, whether you were looking for that or not. Have you weathered a breakup, a betrayal or some bumpy patches in your love life? With Venus retreating through Leo and your twelfth house of unconscious processing, old hurts can rise to the surface. Don’t resist the feelings that do. This is an important period to step back and heal before moving forward. This rear-facing cycle can help you reach closure and forgiveness. Deal with your own baggage now, and you’ll fly free in love once Venus resumes forward motion in six weeks.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Sunday July 23
A five-city reunion tour might not be in the cards while Venus is retrograde in Leo, but you could get the “band” back together for some bonding time (in or out of the studio). As the planet of love and creativity backspins through Leo and your group-activity sector, old friends and creative collaborators pop up out of the woodwork. Nurturing these connections will keep you sane, especially if Venus’ reversal stirs up friction with another friend group. Single? You could feel frustrated by all the screen time and apps involved in dating, but don’t give up hope on Cupid. Focus on quality over quantity. Coupled? While it’s fine to be “experimental,” this isn’t the time to tread TOO far into uncharted waters just to keep things “interesting.”
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Sunday July 23
You and a partner may not see eye-to-eye about the big picture or may find yourselves suddenly struggling to support each other’s goals while Venus is retrograde in leo. Do you want the same things for the future? Pause to assess, correcting course as needed. Watch for friction with colleagues, clients and anyone in a position of power over the coming weeks. Between now and September 3, put stress management at the top of your priority list. You’ll need meditation breaks and midday yoga classes to avoid getting sucked into the insanity of the rat race—or worrying about what the future holds. On a positive note, powerful allies could emerge from your past, sharing their tricks of the trade and paving the way for prosperity.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Sunday July 23
Until September 3, amorous Venus is retrograde in Leo, stalling romantic plans while giving you an opportunity to assess the state of your amorous affairs. Single? As Cupid draws back his bow, there might be some misfires. With the love planet back-spinning through Leo and your thrill-seeking ninth house, don’t take any unnecessary risks that could complicate your life. Coupled Archers, don’t go pointing any fingers. Before you muse aloud to your boo about unhappy feelings, first try sorting out the REAL issue with a neutral third party. That said, Venus’ retrograde can bring some important moments of truth. Remove the rose-colored glasses and see everyone—including your exes—for who they truly are.
Capricorn (December 22-January 18) daily horoscope for Sunday July 23
Remember: We teach people how to treat (or worship) us! Be patient. Expect frequent emotional temperature fluctuations while Venus is retrograde in Leo and that same intimate eighth house. You’re hot, you’re cold—and then you’re hot again. Between now and September 3, an ex could dart back into your life, and the green-eyed monster will make regular cameos. When territorial feelings arise, examine where the possessiveness is coming from. Do you have a valid reason to be distrustful, or is the jealousy a relic of a past hurt? Use the retrograde to work on being more vulnerable instead of becoming defensive and guarded. Do everything in your power to increase the peace, like taking timeouts or booking a couples’ counseling session. On the bright side, the work you put into your relationships could bring some serious soul merging over the next six weeks.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Sunday July 23
You love them, you love them not—so much confusion! While Venus is retrograde in Leo until September 3, you may have second thoughts about a key relationship or revisit an issue you thought was resolved. If you’re thrown a curveball, don’t overreact. Venus retrograde can be a healthy period to clarify disruptive patterns, take a dating hiatus OR untangle the knots with a couples’ therapist. Pro tip: Ditch the idealism. Even the happiest, healthiest unions have moments of conflict. The key to success lies in learning to navigate disagreements and compromise lovingly. Instead of arguing to prove that your way is the right way, focus on finding win-wins.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Sunday July 23
Welcome to the critic’s corner? This muddling Venus retrograde in Leo cycle (until September 3) could drive up perfectionistic tendencies or send you down a “compare and despair” wormhole. Eek! Instead of believing those disempowering voices, do things to increase self-love, like showering yourself with compliments, pampering yourself regularly and surrounding yourself with people who reflect back your strength and beauty. When it comes to wellness, be on alert for food sensitivities. Opt for gentler workouts instead of punishing boot camp apps. Even ambitious Fish should take advantage of summer hours and make more time for power naps and beauty rest.