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Your AstroTwins Weekend Horoscope for July 25 & 26

Weekend of reflection: incoming! On Saturday, your normal fitness routine could be disrupted, as Venus moves retrograde (backward) in Virgo, your sixth house of wellness, making you less keen to lace up your sneakers and sweat it out. Your eating could go off the rails, too, most likely due to stress. Reexamine your most basic habits: does a morning workout serve you best? Or might you need a little more flexibility? A few little tweaks could work wonders. The reflective mode picks up even more steam, as revolutionary Uranus goes retrograde (backward) in Aries on Saturday too. Uranus will disrupt your first house of self and identity until December 25, pushing you to self-examine. Expect epiphanies around what you need to feel free and autonomous, which could arrive like bolts of lightening. Just make sure you’re not being a rebel without a cause. Listen carefully to your intuition, recording ideas and realizations that pop up now. Just don’t rush to put them into action. Slow and steady wins the race.

Beware the ex factor! On Saturday, you could find that a past love is REALLY on your mind, thanks to affectionate Venus going retrograde (backward) into Virgo, your fifth house of romance and passion. While lovely Venus will be doing backstrokes until September 6—backing into Leo, your domestic fourth house, on July 31—the emphasis right now is on the ways in which you’ve stifled your self-expression. Maybe you didn’t tell “the One” how much you felt because you were scared, for example. The stare are gifting you a do-over, and possibly the chance to revive an old connection. But you may do just as well ruminating on how ego issues or insecurity hampered you in this fun-loving, “lust for life” arena. Learn from your mistakes and you’ll make better choices next time around. The introspection continues on Saturday, as innovator Uranus turns retrograde (backward) in Aries, your twelfth house of healing and the subconscious, until December 25. You’ve been more rundown as of late, maybe getting less sleep or just battling an erratic schedule. Now, things calm down a bit, helping you focus on your restorative wellbeing. Focus on soothing modalities, like journaling, yoga, meditation and dance. If you’re battling an addiction of a vice, this is a good time to build in extra reinforcements.

Feeling nostalgic? On Saturday, your mind drifts to the good old days, thanks to affectionate Venus turning retrograde (backward) in Virgo, your fourth house of home and family. For the next week, indulge your emotions and reflections. This is also a good time to reconsider your home decor—though you should wait on any drastic changes, as Venus retrograde can make your normally great taste go MIA. A female relative could stir up trouble, so avoid the drama queens in your clan now—you won’t be able to hold back your ire now. This weekend could also bring a blast from your friendship past, as pioneering Uranus turns retrograde (backward) in Aries, your eleventh house of collaboration and platonic connection, until December 25. An old pal could pop up, reminding you of your old dreams and shared ideals. During the next five months, you could get reacquainted with one of your world-bettering ideas, or rejoin a group effort. Maybe it’s time to revive your non-profit dreams. Whatever the case, soak up the inspiration coming your way—it’s helping to light your own utopian path.

Time for a self-expression overhaul? On Saturday, diplomatic Venus turns retrograde in Virgo, your third house of ideas and communication. For the rest of the week, the cosmos is serving up a five-star opportunity to reflect on the way you listen, speak and take in information. Revisiting a writing or teaching project could be especially fruitful. Your relationship with a sibling or close friend could hit a rough patch, so be especially patient, or maybe call a time-out. Your penchant for introspection continues all weekend, as revolutionary Uranus goes retrograde (backward) in Aries, your tenth house of professional achievement, until December 25. Today, you could get a hint as to what’s in store for you career-wise, possibly revisiting a long-forgotten dream. Changes are definitely afoot, so if you’re feeling anxious about your professional path, build in extra support. Dial up a former mentor for advice. If you’re job searching, tap old colleagues and even a former company, as retrogrades favor the past.

Keep a tight grip on your wallet this weekend. On Saturday, an urge to splurge could have dire consequences, thanks to indulgent Venus going retrograde (backward) in Virgo, your second house of security, until July 31. For the next week, your focus is squarely on your funds, especially since you may not have a clear picture of your budget. Avoid indulging in retail therapy now, especially on any non-returnable splurges. (Two words: buyer’s remorse.) This weekend, you could feel a burst of energy, as pioneering Uranus turns retrograde (backward) in Aries, your ninth house of travel, adventure and expansion. You may have been seeking liberation in weird, erratic spurts, e.g. booking a trip without much forethought, deciding to go for a start-up idea, throwing caution to the wind. Between now and December 25, the energy slows down, allowing you to really root into your personal winds of change. You could feel more in charge, less knee-jerk.

Hold off on that haircut. On Saturday, beautifying Venus turns retrograde (backward) in Virgo, your first house of self and appearances, until July 31. Though the planet of love is going to be backsliding into Leo, your sleepy twelfth house, from the 31st to September 6, right now your focus is on your current look—and also on how you come across in general. This week, you could notice a strong disconnect between your intentions and how others receive you. (Hence, your stylist or make-up artist may not “get” your direction.) Put off any pricey beauty outings or shopping trips. Adjust your attitude if you’re coming across in a way you don’t intend, too. With peacemaker Venus on the lam, you could seem overly combative now. You could be feeling especially reflective on what makes you feel truly free, as pioneering Uranus goes retrograde (backward) in Aries, your eighth house of intimacy and depth. Until December 25, the atmosphere is much calmer for you to make a level-headed decision, perhaps about a soul mate or a long-term security matter. Your closest bonds will benefit from the downturn in Uranus’ unpredictable energy.

Time to let that one go, Libra? On Saturday, your ruling planet Venus turns retrograde (backward) in Virgo, your twelfth house of healing and closure. For the next week, you’re swimming in your own illusions, feeling unusually vulnerable and even a little paranoid at times. You could be wistful about a past love, or just hung up on your biggest wound. Reach deep to find forgiveness. Remember that forgiving someone doesn’t make the action okay—it just releases you from the self-imposed prison of holding on. This weekend could also deliver powerful epiphanies around a partnership matter, as innovator Uranus moves retrograde (backward) in Aries, your seventh house of one-on-one relationships. Until December 25, you’re thinking more carefully about how you and your closest alliances can remain in sync, while also being autonomous beings. It’s not an easy feat, Libra, but you’re more aware now of your inner independent streak—which should help with the recent disruptions in your interpersonal ties.

On Saturday, you could start to rethink a friendship or team-oriented project, thanks to diplomatic Venus turning retrograde (backward) in Virgo, your eleventh house of collaborations. For the next week, you’re better off fine-tuning a group dynamic. Since the eleventh house rules technology, watch what you post on social media—and maybe hold off on a splashy online launch. Old friends may resurface now, or you might need to finally confront a nagging issue with a member of your circle. Your desire for authenticity gets an extra boost, as independent Uranus turns retrograde in Aries, your streamlined sixth house. Until December 25, you can make positive tweaks to the basic systems of your life: your diet, your fitness regimen and your day-to-day functioning. Overall, there’s a nagging itch for change and spontaneity—could something exciting happen, please? Now, you have the ability to tap into some ingenious solutions and mix up the mundane. Look to helpful people and even technical solutions to get the job done.

Stop the presses? On Saturday, you could feel like your big-picture plans have gone sprawling out of control, as charming Venus goes retrograde (backward) in Virgo, your tenth house of career and the future. For the next week, tread carefully with all of your commitments, especially professional ones. Your best intentions may be poorly received, and you could have serious discord with a boss, employee or client. Maybe a project doesn’t go the way you want or a branding session is a disaster. You could also be seen as overly calculating and even ruthless. This isn’t the time to make any major moves. Instead, reflect: are you on the right path? A second retrograde also begins this weekend. Unpredictable Uranus makes a U-turn in Aries, your fifth house of passion and self-expression. Until December 25, dial down the drama in your love life and in the way you get people’s attention. During this five-month stretch, be less of a rebel and more of a radical, so you can direct these winds of change in your favor. A disruptive ex could resurface now. Be strong, Sagittarius, and don’t let this person turn your world upside-down.

Time to rethink those risky moves? On Saturday, you may start reevaluating your current plans for personal growth, thanks to Venus turning retrograde (backward) in Virgo, your ninth house of travel, learning and expansion. You may behave in an especially stubborn or closed-minded way for the next week, resisting new ideas and even being self-sabotaging. Capricorn, get a hold of yourself. Pick up an old favorite metaphysical book, or turn to a wise person for advice. If you’re traveling, the retrograde encourages you to go back to a place you’ve visited (and loved) before. A long-distance ex may also page you out of the blue. This weekend could also bring some dramatic homefront changes, as disruptive Uranus turns retrograde (backward) in Aries, your domestic fourth house. In recent years, you’ve developed the soul of a nomad (even if you’re still living in the same place as always.) Perhaps it’s time to explore new living situations while Uranus takes a U-turn through December 25. You don’t have to rush into anything, but do contemplate what you really want. A relative, particularly female, may have been a source of conflict this year. Is it time for more space? You can’t change her, Capricorn, but you don’t have to engage.

Feeling it in your bones, Aquarius? On Saturday, Venus turns retrograde (backward) in Virgo, your eighth house of soul bonding and long-term security. You could be battling obsessive thoughts of an ex, stressing over a betrayal or worrying about a suspicion you can’t exactly confirm. Venus retrograde can incite jealousy, or even bring back a past lover. Couples splitting up may fight over shared assets. This isn’t a great period in which to make drastic moves, but do pay attention to the thoughts that come up. They could reveal fears that don’t belong in your psyche. Speaking of your mindset, you could find that you’re drawn into an old line of thought, possibly even a writing or teaching project, as change-maker Uranus turns retrograde (backward) in Aries, your third house of communication, until December 25. From now until the end of the year, take advantage of these calmer intellectual waters. Instead of putting too many irons in the fire, focus on one great idea you’ve had, and hone it to perfection. When your circuits aren’t shot, it’s much easier to think, produce and create.

Relationship row? On Saturday, harmony with a loved one could be disrupted, as harmonious Venus turns retrograde (backward) in Virgo, your seventh house of compromise, commitments and partnership. For the next week, you’re called to revisit your dating and mating past. An old love could resurface—or an old fight. Stay as Zen as you can, Pisces. This reflective period is actually part of moving ahead. Give yourself the chance to see just how much you have changed. This weekend could also deliver a “eureka!” moment with regard to a work or financial matter, as revolutionary Uranus turns retrograde (backward) in Aries, your second house of money and security matters. Until December 25, you could make some majorly ingenious strides toward greater self-sufficiency. Maybe you will have an epiphany about your budget, seeing something as non-essential that you once thought was a no-questions-asked requirement. Or perhaps an old colleague will pop up with a job offer. Take advantage of this more low-key time to strengthen your bottom line.