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July 13 in the stars: The moon is in Gemini, square Mars in Virgo. What’s it mean for you? Find out below in our daily horoscopes for Thursday July 13.
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Your daily horoscopes for Thursday July 13, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Thursday July 13
So much for being an eternal optimist, Aries! Today’s intolerant square between the sensitive moon and a nitpicky Mars in Virgo could leave you unwilling to put up with people’s annoying behavior—especially when you’ve asked them a dozen times to not go there. Before you explode on the offender, think through the ramifications of escalating the conflict. It might be easier (and wiser) to just accept that this person is who she is and may never change. Then, do yourself a favor: Detach and create a healthy distance.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Thursday July 13
Today, you could be disappointed to discover that a new friend or romantic interest isn’t living up to their idealized potential. With Mars in your rosy fifth house, you want to see the best in people, but a square from the emo moon could reveal some outright selfish (or self-destructive) traits. Your impulse may be to run away or, conversely, to dive into rescue mission mode! But with emotions running so high you’d be wiser to stay neutral. Postpone evening plans and get centered with yoga or some meditative crafting. These things have a way of working themselves out, no interference required.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Thursday July 13
Conflict may be unavoidable today, as the tender moon in your sign forms a dicey square to combative Mars. You might be minding your own business when out of nowhere, someone tries to pick a fight for no apparent reason. Logic isn’t going to help you out of this, so instead, either tell this person you’re sorry they’re feeling that way but that you can’t engage right now. If all else fails, fabricate an “urgent” situation that pulls you out of the fray and gives you a chance to cool down.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Thursday July 13
Your famous “maternal vibes” will be an asset today, as others fly off the handle or act in wildly inappropriate ways. Conversations can quickly escalate from calm and reasonable to aggressive and angry. Resist the temptation to react or engage and instead, be the adult in the room. With contrarian Mars squaring the emo, this is essentially a no-win situation. If you must get involved, pick your battles wisely—better yet, get your own frustration out by punching a bag at the gym or going for a run.
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Thursday July 13
Even if you start to feel some pressure about money today, Leo, don’t do anything rash. Perhaps you forgot to pay a bill (a BIG bill) or got an unexpected notification from the IRS that you made a mistake on your taxes. Losing your cool won’t help—figuring out a way to solve the problem takes a calm, rational thought process. But that might be hard to come by today, as anxiety-producing Mars sends a stressful beam to the reactive moon. Slow down when making decisions and consult the experts first.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Thursday July 13
Today’s stars could put you on the defensive, Virgo, so pay attention to your moods and reactions. Are they actually appropriate for the situation, or could old wounds or fears be triggering something different? With combustible Mars in your sign receiving a disruptive beam from the emotional moon, you may be projecting without realizing it. If you can catch yourself in the act, use that as a real-time opportunity to track your feelings and do a little “self-therapeutic” work instead.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Thursday July 13
Fantasy or reality? It could be hard to get a firm grip on reality today, Libra, so don’t make any irreversible decisions. With Mars in vigilant Virgo and your imaginative twelfth house getting squared by the emo moon, your feelings could be all over the map. One minute you’re absolutely sure about something (or someone); the next, you’re ready to move on to the next shiny thing. Focus on what you can control—like that pressing work deadline—and table everything else for a couple more days.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Thursday July 13
Try to steer clear of other people’s squabbles today, Scorpio, even if they try to pull you in—or possibly tap you to make a judgment. With hotheaded Mars in your group activity zone getting stirred up by the emotional moon, no one’s going to see eye to eye—and even you won’t be able to sway them. Try to get them to at least agree to disagree, then throw both parties a bone so they can calm down. Then revisit this next week, if that’s even necessary.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Thursday July 13
As the zodiac’s ambassador, you know how to connect the dots between diverse groups of people, sometimes shifting into people-pleasing mode. But under today’s provocative skies, you could start to feel a little spread thin. With the harmonizing moon getting clipped by aggro Mars, you might actually say no thanks to playing peacekeeper. And that’s not unkind, Sagittarius! Let others at least take a stab at sorting it out on their own. You’ve got a brilliant career to attend to and this could turn into one huge distraction.
Capricorn (December 22-January 18) daily horoscope for Thursday July 13
Keep your proboscis in your own business today! Others may try to drag you into their dramas—and face it, you do thrive on being the hero—but resist! An inflammatory square between the moon and hotheaded Mars is riling people’s emotions up to a fever pitch, and you owe it to yourself to cut them all a very wide berth. It’s easy for your principled sign to unleash your strong beliefs, but that won’t serve anyone. How about leading by example instead?
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Thursday July 13
Your freewheeling sign doesn’t often succumb to strong feelings or other’s dramas, but under today’s provocative skies, you might not recognize yourself. The sensitive moon is sending an edgy square to reactive Mars in your eighth house of intense emotions. Beware the green-eyed monster, Aquarius! If you suddenly find yourself obsessing over a relationship or a coworker’s recent advancement, take a step back for a more objective view. It could be that one tiny thing someone said has thrown you out of whack. Address it now and bring things back to normal.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Thursday July 13
A close relationship could get challenged under today’s potent square between volatile Mars in your relationship zone and the moon in your foundational fourth house of home and family. If someone in your life is always a bit of an “X factor,” you may finally decide to put up firm boundaries. Who needs the drama? Certainly not you, Pisces, the zodiac’s psychic sponge. There’s no reason to keep a person in your life just because you’ve known them forever. This could be the moment you finally make the break.