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Your love horoscope for the week is here, commencing July 31st 2021

Astrologer Oscar Cainer lays out your weekly love horoscope for the week of Saturday July 31st, to Friday July 6th.

Unusual events are said to happen ‘once in a Blue Moon’. August not only sees a Blue Moon (a second Aquarian Full Moon, which converges with Jupiter) but another rare celestial event takes place; as Venus enters its home sign of Libra, the Sun and Mercury are also strongly positioned in their home territories.

Although we might feel pulled in several directions, a connection between Mercury and Mars (as they link to innovative Uranus) suggests we’ll be able to think fast, act smart… and look good doing it!

Although you face a challenging situation, you’re not as powerless as you think. You might appear to be facing an obstacle, yet appearances can be deceptive. There’s a lot you can do. You can start by pulling a few strings and calling in a favour or two. Be as creative as you can be. Reach out to people who can advise you; and look back at previous experiences. Your past holds the clue to a happier future. As Venus (love) and Uranus (innovation) trine this week, you can tap into your ingenuity and easily smooth out any issues in your emotional life.

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This special weekly forecast focuses on love and relationships. But sometimes, it’s impossible to separate these areas of life from work, money and luck. This week, as your ruler, Venus, forms a harmonious angle with Uranus, such interconnectedness will be impossible to ignore. In your practical life expect productive innovation. In your romantic life, the cosmos highlights sensuality. That’s quite a combination of energy. What’s more, success in either sphere boosts success in the other! Be ready to take full advantage of the surprises that lie ahead.

Even the best intentions sometimes go awry. How often have you started a big project only to get caught up in minor details as your time ebbs away? Comedian Steven Wright nailed the problem with his witty self-deprecating one-liner: ‘I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done’. You have one big task ahead of you – and, even though much good will flow from its completion, you’ve had trouble getting started and maintaining momentum. This week brings you the creative energy you need, and support from a surprising (and inspiring) source.

‘Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater’. This ancient proverb could be the guide to your week. In the process of streamlining your life (which you’re thinking about doing if you haven’t already), it’s tempting to gather up lots of items and just clear them out. The danger, is that you might inadvertently discard something of value. The same goes for emotional ties, and relationships that have faded. Although creating more space is important (and necessary) be on the look-out for a hidden treasure you might have overlooked. It deserves a second chance.

The cosmos has a gift for you this week. It’s something of a hidden surprise. As your ruler, the Sun, lines up to oppose Saturn (the great cosmic teacher) you might normally expect to find yourself feeling slightly on edge. But the surprise will easily outweigh any awkwardness. Here comes the clarity you’ve been missing. That ability to focus and prioritise is extremely valuable. As you recalibrate your expectations, you’ll discover the determination and faith you’ve been missing. This is the week when your next step becomes crystal clear.

It doesn’t take much to transform something mundane into something special. A dash of chilli oil added to a soup can lift it to new heights. A flash of colour in a decorating scheme can brighten a dull room. And all musicians know the value of a short burst of sound from an unusual instrument. This week, as Venus and Uranus link, you can control the level of drama in your life. You’ll find that ‘less is more’. It won’t take much: a simple gesture could be enough to refresh a relationship, take a friendship to a new level, or bring about the change you desire.

Life isn’t always easy. Fortunately, the cosmos offers little gifts that help ease us through challenging times. The good news, is that this week, it’s your turn! As your ruler, Venus, forms a harmonious link with innovative Uranus, it creates a celestial situation that carries several promises. You’ll find yourself able to balance your emotional life with the other calls on your time. And this will result in a series of beneficial (perhaps even romantic) moments. Surprises await! As long as you’re prepared to go with them, you’re in for a great week.

Someone’s trying to convince you to change your mind. This is problematic, because you trust your judgment and usually favour your own ideas over other people’s. In fact, you don’t really like your opinions being challenged. And although you can see how this change might benefit them, you’re struggling to see how it will positively affect your life. Yet, as Venus and Uranus link, an innovative idea is worth listening to. Be as open-hearted and open-minded as you can be. You might find yourself heading in an unexpected and positive new direction.

‘Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up’. Pablo Picasso knew what he was talking about. It was a trick one of the greatest artists of all time managed to achieve throughout his adult life. If it feels as if the cares of the world are on your shoulders, it’s time to put them down and play; to put yourself first and rediscover your hidden dreams. Whether you choose to pick up a paintbrush, or try some other way of connecting with your free-spirited creative side, you’ll put your cares in perspective and find reasons to smile.

Even if you don’t know exactly how it happened, someone in your inner circle seems to have lately formed a wrong impression of you. It might be due to a simple misunderstanding – or some misinformation they’ve received. Following the Sun’s link to your ruling planet, this week brings an unexpected chance to set the record straight. The cosmos offers an opportunity to rewrite a script so that you’re seen in your very best light. You might be surprised by how swiftly you can change a relationship to one of mutual appreciation. Fresh possibilities await.

Under normal circumstances, when your traditional ruler, Saturn, opposes the Sun, you might expect a gentle warning about not falling prey to self-doubt. So, what’s different this week? Well, shortly after the aforementioned event, your modern ruler, Uranus, forms a helpful link with Venus, and offers an antidote to any stress. But there’s more to it than that. You can expect a healthy burst of sensitivity too. As your creative qualities are highlighted, you can easily deal with any relationship issues (romantic or not) and bring a spark of delight into your world.

Few things are more irritating than someone telling you to ‘calm down’ or ‘not to worry’. Even if there’s nothing wrong, it’s enough to raise anyone’s blood pressure. But the vibe you’re currently sending out means that people seem to think you need that kind of advice. The fact that it’s well-intentioned doesn’t mean it’s not infuriating. This week, as Venus links with innovative Uranus, you get a chance to set the record straight. You’re about to do the right thing, at exactly the right moment. You can quell someone’s doubts and spark a positive connection.