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July 5 in the stars: Mercury is in Cancer, square Chiron in Aries. What’s it mean for you? Find out below in our daily horoscopes for Wednesday July 5.
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Your daily horoscopes for Wednesday July 5, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Wednesday July 5
How unlike you, Aries, to give other people control over your destiny. Today you may realize that you’ve handed over a little too much power to a strong-willed person. As the “wounded healer” comet, Chiron, goes head-to-head with the sensitive moon in your self-reflection zone, shield your field against steamrolling personality types. Also, be careful not to cave to the pressure from your inner circle, especially if they’re upsetting your own spiritual balance. No need to get into any blow-ups; just take the space you need. By focusing on self-care, you’ll charge your emotional batteries AND be in a better position to choose the best course of action for your life.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Wednesday July 5
You’re an expert boundary builder, Taurus, but a harsh cosmic conflict could leave you questioning your judgment today. A complicated angle between the moon and oracular Chiron (the “wounded healer” comet) in your unconscious twelfth house may unearth long-buried issues that leave you emotionally exposed. Your defenses are down, so steer clear of people who might mistake your kindness for weakness. Only listen to those who lift you up! You need to surround yourself with positivity, so lean on your loyal squad for support.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Wednesday July 5
You may be inspired to make a few ambitious money moves, but proceed carefully! Impulsive Mercury in your finance corner squares the “wounded healer” comet, Chiron, today, which means discussions around money could quickly go off the rails. If you’re in a relationship, don’t let your cash flow disrupt your romantic flow. Maxing out the shared credit card without consulting your S.O., for example, could have deleterious effects. If you’re single, let this cosmic red flag apply to your dating life. The way people treat their cash will wind up affecting you should you end up in a relationship. Make sure you’re not getting wrapped up in someone else’s debt or irresponsible ways.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday July 5
Celestial style tip: Avoid wearing your heart on your sleeve today. Actually, you should try to be a bit more buttoned-up about everything! Expressive Mercury is in your sign, but today the loudmouthed planet gets a gat order from “wounded healer” comet, Chiron, in your professional zone. An influential person could make a mountain out of a molehill—AND try to drag you into it! In this case, your best defense is indeed a good offense, so keep your feelings (and your secrets) to yourself. And should someone try to provoke you, flash that sweet Cancer smile and say…nothing.
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday July 5
Need a catnap, Leo? Under today’s square between the moon and sacrificial Chiron (the “wounded healer” comet), you might have trouble balancing your needs with those of your loved ones. Protecting your precious “me time” can be tough, especially when you want to support your nearest and dearest. Today will be extra-confusing on this front. Take a step back and evaluate each situation objectively. Are you offering support because you want to—or because you’re afraid they’ll be mad at you if you don’t? People may try to coerce you, but stand your ground and just say no to draining activities—and energy vampires in allies’ clothing.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday July 5
Who can you trust, Virgo? The answer may be less than obvious today as your ruler, analytical Mercury drops into a befuddling mashup with soothsayer Chiron. People aren’t just presenting you with facts, they’re tugging on your heartstrings. But making a decision based solely on emotion could put you at a disadvantage. While your impulse is to jump in and fix everything, practice restraint and begin by calming everyone down. Then, start to diagnose what’s going on below the surface.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday July 5
Watch your step, Libra! Even though Mercury is in Cancer and your career corner, it’s being checked by Chiron, the “wounded healer” comet in your partnership zone. You’re ready to kick off the day on a driven note, but is this the right time to climb the ladder? If you’re pushing others off their rungs, the answer is no. You don’t want to make enemies on your way to the top. Make sure you listen to everyone on your team before plowing forward. If you have the support of your colleagues, your rise will be meteoric!
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Wednesday July 5
Getting your communication wires crossed, Scorpio? Chances are, you’ll be a little confused about WHAT to expect from people today. With a cosmic brawl brewing between “healer feeler” Chiron and the thought-spiraling Mercury in your passion zone, mixed messages are flying! Your normal methods of sleuthing won’t help you get to the bottom of what’s what right now. Best to simply avoid any intense discussions, and tonight, cozy up with a bowl of ice cream and a good movie instead of further engaging. This will all get sorted tomorrow!
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Wednesday July 5
Get ready—a friend may hit you with a shocker today as tea-spilling Mercury and “wounded healer” Chiron clash. Although this information can be unsettling, you’ll also realize that this person needs someone to lean on. But are you the best candidate to play amateur therapist or legal counsel? If you can lend a little support, that’s great. But make sure you’re not getting into something that’s above your pay grade. If it looks like this situation will also destabilize YOUR emotional equilibrium, keep your distance. You can simply offer kind words of support without sacrificing your sanity.
Capricorn (December 22-January 18) daily horoscope for Wednesday July 5
At an emotional crossroads, Capricorn? Today, mental Mercury locks into a tangled angle with “wounded healer” comet Chiron, leaving you conflicted about a certain relationship. Are you trying to keep a connection alive even though it’s passed its expiration date? You both may care about each other deeply, but if your values don’t align, it can be difficult to sustain that connection. If it’s simply not a match, don’t force it. Sometimes love means knowing when to let go. If things are meant to be, you’ll cross paths again. Let life unfold naturally and trust that the universe will steer you in the right direction.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Wednesday July 5
Is it time for a break? You may feel indecisive about everything today, as distractible Mercury in your analytical sixth house locks horns with soothsayer Chiron. On the one hand, you’d love to put in a few extra hours of work and finish a major project. But another part of you is feeling the impulse to let loose and play hooky. After all, there’s nothing like a little self-care to refuel your professional tanks. Do something for YOU, Aquarius, whether you’re stepping out for a nail-art appointment midday or meeting a bestie for lunch…or both!
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Wednesday July 5
Getting mixed signals…or giving them, Fish? Today, a perplexing rumble between sensitive Mercury in Cancer and healer-feeler comet Chiron could leave you confused about where you stand with people. Is someone being cool and distant…or are you just imagining it? Don’t make any impulsive decisions about the future. Take a step back to get a little perspective on the situation. Under these emotionally charged skies, there’s a chance you could be making a mountain out of a molehill. If you just leave things alone, this conflict may work itself out by the weekend.