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Your horoscope for the week ahead: A New Moon in Cancer and Leo season bring problem-solving energy

Look over the northwestern horizon this week and give your messages to the comet NEOWISE.

Look over the northwestern horizon this week and give your messages to the comet NEOWISE

June brought us a New Moon in Cancer when Mercury was moving retrograde. This week begins with another New Moon Cancer. It's not often that two in a row take place. So, get your ducks in a row and ready for the burst of energy it will bring. With Mercury moving forward now, you can really kick off with your new plans and strategies. The Sun's entry into wilful Leo on Wednesday will add to the New Moon burst of energy. Jump on Apollo's chariot and he will take you on a journey to fulfilment.  

Our skies are being graced by another comet. This one is called NEOWISE (catalogued C/2020 F3). There has been a dearth of bright comets in recent years. It's been slim pickings. NEOWISE is the best comet appearance for the Northern Hemisphere since Comet Hale-Bopp in 1997. Hale-Bopp was so impressive, it was deemed a Great Comet. 

NEOWISE is not expected to become a Great Comet, but it is a beauty. After all, it survived the July 3rd perihelion challenge of looping around the Sun. Most comets disintegrate at that point, but not NEOWISE. It boomeranged back toward Earth and beyond. It will be nearest Earth on July 23, and it won't be back for 6,800 years. 

Before July 12, the best time to see it was before sunrise. But from the 14th onward, it became visible in the evening sky about an hour after sunset. You can now find it over the northwestern horizon as twilight fades into darkness. A pair of binoculars will enhance the view.

Comets are messengers. Send this one your hopes and dreams. 

Here is your horoscope for the week of Monday, July 20, 2020.

Aries

This New Moon in Cancer will give you the will to surpass your limitations. Inspiring new ideas will change your relationship to the world around you. Auspicious cosmic indicators point to a momentous positive shift in your life. Arduous effort is required, but you're going to love it. You've got courage, determination, an abundance of energy and plenty of luck on your side. The stars are arranging a private meeting for you with serendipity. Big life transitions are preceded by confusion. You are now finally heading out of that and into a period of breakthrough and progress. 

Taurus

The key to happiness is to be able to remain determined through times of stress and gather strength from your challenges. The New Moon in Cancer will lead you on a path that will give free rein to your creativity. You will find yourself in the grip of some magnificent fascination. A bolder, stronger, and yes, even wiser individual is emerging from within you as you begin to understand and adopt these precepts. Remember — the better you feel, the more luck you will attract and the more success you will encounter. Serendipity will become your dearest and most loyal friend.  

Gemini

Your emotions may have been unpredictable, but they have essentially led to flashes of inspiration and positive realizations. You are being swept toward a destination you are going to like. Be careful to not allow the agendas of others to supersede yours. You don't want extraneous issues that are purported to be more important than yours to interrupt the natural flow of your life. The New Moon in Cancer will help you keep track of what really counts. You are extremely open to your intuitive abilities now, so use them wisely. 

Cancer

Things have been moving fast for you. They need to stand still for a while so you can rest and take stock of all that has transpired. Much has happened. Much has changed. And it is all for the better. The New Moon in Cancer will help you integrate all the changes into your life. Do not allow yourself to be intimidated by a certain convoluted situation and its attendant difficulties and complications. A shift in your perception is taking place that will bring many varied benefits. Your concerns about a seemingly precarious situation will soon prove unfounded. You have a chance to now attract a tide of good fortune. 

Leo

You have not been finding it easy to tolerate a certain situation or arrangement. An imminent improvement is indicated. It's good to say what's on your mind, but there are times when your recalcitrant spirit can land you in the doghouse. Some of your opinions have the potential to incite complications. The New Moon in Cancer will show you how to activate your currently enhanced diplomatic skills. You will find a way to say what needs to be said in the best possible manner. Your eloquence and sense of humour will be at their best. 

Virgo

It may seem at times that certain burdensome responsibilities will never end. It makes you wonder if you've bitten off more than you can chew. Do keep in mind that it's not up to you to single-handedly solve everyone's problems. The New Moon in Cancer will introduce you to a series of auspicious alignments that will bring you the freedom you seek. It will bestow gifts upon you as a reward for all your trials. A most pleasant surprise will speed things along. You are about to experience a great reward for your perseverance. 

Libra

It seems that no matter how much you stew over a particular predicament, no solution seems to be forthcoming. If what you've got doesn't measure up well against what you want, you can clearly change that. The best way to handle this whole affair is to get your finger off the worry button and put your trust in the Universe. The New Moon in Cancer will get you in touch with cosmic sources that have your best interests at heart. Follow that up with bold determination and you'll get wind of that perfect solution you've been searching for. A way will be found to turn your cherished dreams into reality. 

Scorpio

Powerful and benevolent celestial energies have been working hard on your behalf. Even so, you may feel as though you've been dealing with an endless litany of challenges. There's a negative voice broadcasting false information in your mind. It needs to be tamed and brought under control. The real truth is that everywhere you go, those benevolent forces get there before you and arrange some kind of surprise. The New Moon in Cancer will help you start recognizing how serendipity is following you. What you are looking for will turn up if you take action with a full understanding of how a kind Universe is watching over you. 

Sagittarius

You are already in the midst of a great adventure. Of course, no adventure worth its salt is free of challenges for it is those very challenges that develop your wisdom and power. The New Moon in Cancer will help you tap into all the strength and resilience you need to get a big job done. You will turn your heavy burdens into a bag of feathers. Ultimately, though, it's not so much that your load is lighter, as much as the exponential growth of your personal power. As you resolve the issues attached to your challenges, you will find it much easier to know how to tackle the other tasks that now lie before you.

Capricorn

The New Moon in Cancer is beaming powerful energy in your direction. This will motivate you in getting ahead with a certain special process. If people are finding you rather wilful, that's quite normal considering the importance of what you want to achieve. Not only is it normal, but it is good. Make your apologies if you must, but, when the Universe pushes as it is pushing you now, it is advisable to move with it. It will always lead you to exactly where you need to be. It's been a long process. Rest assured, though, that your faith, patience and forbearance are about to be rewarded. 

Aquarius

The New Moon in Cancer is spinning a mysterious and intricate web of intrigue. It's calling on you to perform a delicate balancing act. Pressure is driving you toward making a strident demand that could be construed as unreasonable. The fact is that you have all the charm and charisma needed to be at your most persuasive. You will be absolutely delighted that the Universe is leading you to a solution to a difficult and vexing situation. You will succeed at eliminating a burden that must go. Pay attention to your thoughts. To achieve mastery over any part of your life, you only need a simple shift of perspective. 

Pisces

There is nothing to be gained by taking a pessimistic view of a certain scenario when so many celestial factors are lined up in your favour. A successful outcome to a particularly perplexing drama will come. The New Moon in Cancer will deliver a run of positive news that's going to make your life sparkle with sunshine. You'll be very pleased about it all when you see what transpires. You want a certain amount of emotional freedom, but you don't want to feel alone and devoid of support. There is a way of balancing your needs with your emotional health — and you're going to find it.

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