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July 4 in the stars: The moon is in Capricorn, then Aquarius (at 1:30 PM Eastern). What’s it mean for you? Find out below in our daily horoscopes for Tuesday July 4.
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Your daily horoscopes for Tuesday July 4, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Tuesday July 4
Grab the clipboard and whistle. Alas, today may not be the carefree celebration you hoped for, Aries. You could find yourself playing social organizer for family and friends, even helping to break the ice at the barbecue or making emergency runs to the store for more supplies. Wear something cute and comfortable (a low-heeled sandal is recommended) so you can pinch-hit for your peeps. Or just kick your shoes off and rally everyone into a game of beach volleyball. PS: You could attract someone who digs your take-charge style!
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Tuesday July 4
For the sake of your enjoyment, keep your posse to a respectable minimum today. Organizing too many people can cramp your style—and put the kibosh on the adventurous mood you’re in today. Under these spontaneous skies, you’ll enjoy hopping from one fiesta to the next. When you’re ready to bounce, you won’t have the patience for rallying 15 friends. Make sure the day includes some physical activity too: surfing, biking, boating, volleyball on the beach.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Tuesday July 4
Fasten your seatbelt, Gemini. This July Fourth will be a bit of a roller coaster ride, especially if you find yourself celebrating with any big personalities. At moments, you may feel competitive with a dynamo in your midst or dominated by the demands of a diva. Rather than fight fire with fire or pull any passive-aggressive moves in response, lean in to your sense of humor. You can diffuse the tension by cracking a joke…just make sure it’s not loaded with snark. A surprising romantic interaction could crop up too—and from someone you misfiled as “just a friend.” You never know where the fireworks will fly. Stay open!
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Tuesday July 4
You’re usually the one calling for family celebration, but this July Fourth, you might wish the guest list was limited to “just the two of us.” With the moon heading into Aquarius and your private eighth house this afternoon, crowded fiestas could wear rattle your nerves. If you find yourself at a family event, drop the social mask and get support from people who love you unconditionally. Deep conversations draw you closer, but try not to drown in your emotions. What you focus on expands, so if you find yourself harping on that thorn in your side, change the subject!
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Tuesday July 4
Newsflash: It’s not your job to take care of other adults. Although you’re a leader by nature, people-pleasing could take a toll on your celebrations today—and you could drive yourself mad trying to intuit everyone’s needs. Stay out of the middle if the people around you are squabbling. They’ll work it out on their own. Getting involved could jeopardize YOUR relationships with them. Not worth it. Instead, enjoy some one-on-one exchanges today. Slip off with the other sane people at the party for strolls on the beach or private conversations.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Tuesday July 4
Fiesta…or siesta? A service-oriented Aquarius moon hovers overhead for most of the day, and if you offer to take on too many helpful tasks, it could diminish your social butterfly powers. Sure, you might make a cameo appearance at a barbecue or three, but keep people’s expectations of you to a minimum. If you’ve already offered to host, call for backup and have guests bring potato salad, watermelon and goodies to toss on the grill. Slip off for meditative breaks if you get zapped from conversation. A solo walk around the block can do wonders to refresh you!
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Tuesday July 4
The city’s pyrotechnics display won’t be the only fireworks lighting up this July Fourth. Romantically, you’ll feel the heat, in the form of both passionate exchanges and intense group dynamics. By afternoon, the Aquarius moon in your festive fifth house will create some potent and sexy bursts of energy. But before you unleash your shameless flirt from the cage, make sure you aren’t accidentally hitting on a friend’s date or spouse. Warning: You may feel frustrated by a drama queen at the party or sense that someone is getting a little competitive with you. Step away if you feel your temper flaring.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Tuesday July 4
Park the invisible jet and hang up your magic lasso. Trying to play Wonder Woman will completely zap your enjoyment of the day as the moon eases into Aquarius and your emotionally attuned fourth house. Instead of doing everything to “perfection,” turn whatever plans you have into a group effort. Delegate and get everyone involved in the planning and prep work. Bonus: This keeps family feuds from flaring up…and you might actually get a chance to kick back and catch up with the people you adore.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Tuesday July 4
Independence Day it is indeed, Sagittarius! Surrender to spontaneity today and let yourself blow where the wind takes you. That might even find you watching fireworks from the back of a sailboat or singing pop songs at a bonfire on the beach. To get the adventures rolling, talk to strangers or give them an offering from your grill. Don’t forget your neighbors too. You could mend fences with the people in Apartment 3B by inviting them to join your fiesta. Hand ‘em a margarita and let the peacemaking begin.
Capricorn (December 22-January 18) daily horoscope for Tuesday July 4
Newsflash: This is Independence Day, not Codependence Day. While you’re concerned about everyone having a good time at the July Fourth fiesta, their happiness is essentially in their own hands. You can lead the horses to water, but if the others in your pack don’t want to drink, splash around or play, you might have to go wild-stallion on ‘em and gallop off on your own. Just make sure you let people know that you’re leaving so they don’t panic when they notice that you’re MIA.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Tuesday July 4
With the moon in Aquarius for most of the day, keep this July Fourth as spontaneous as possible. The people you unpack your picnic with may not be the same ones hanging out with you for the post-sunset fireworks show. It’s natural to feel disappointed if a friend branches off (or wanders away with a hottie she met at the party). But that doesn’t mean YOU can’t have a good time. This might be the moment you’ve been waiting for to reconnect with an old friend. There’s a sultry vibe in the air, too, and you could make a potent connection with someone who makes your heart skip a beat.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Tuesday July 4
A sweet escape is in the stars today, Pisces, which should be music to your ears. But to avoid straining relationships, don’t go off-grid without letting a few key people know of your whereabouts. This is especially true if you get carried away with the “independence” and forget to check in with friends you already made plans with. You also run the risk of being a little too trusting today. While it might seem like fun to invite new people to tag along with your party, they could wear on your nerves by the day’s end.