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Horoscope: July 16, 2017

Astrologer Shelly von Strunckel reveals what’s in the stars for you today

Shelley Von Strunckel, Special to tabloid!
00:00 July 16, 2017


It’s rare you pause to think about why you believe certain things are true. But according to your birthday chart, that’s exactly what you’ll want to do. This calls into question everything from what you learnt when you were young to conclusions you’ve drawn over the years. What’s most important, however, are certain views and even habits that are shaping your life, views and priorities. This, then, influences what and who you expect will bring you joy.

Aries March 20 – April 18

Last minute changes in plans are no problem for you. However, certain individuals have a tendency to over-react, if not stubbornly refuse even to consider such changes. Time consuming as explaining why these are necessary may be, it’s worth the effort. And the sooner you do it, the easier it will be.

Taurus April 19 – May 19

As much as you’d like to get certain pivotal decisions settled, events have thrown obstacles in your way. Actually, this is in your best interests. The actual foundation on which these plans are based is shifting, and this forces you to take things slowly enough you can explore changes as they arise.

Gemini May 20 – June 20

Giving up on certain longstanding plans wouldn’t just be a disappointment, it would be a compromise. However, each day yet another obstacle arises. These are important, but not for the reason you think. They’re forcing you to explore in ways that will broaden your horizons and, ultimately, lead to improving on existing arrangements.

Cancer June 21 – July 21

The time has come to give some serious thought to your priorities. Clear cut as these seem, changes in the background and your own shifting priorities have given you good reason to pause and rethink these. What you discuss or discover could take you into new, unexpected and exciting territory.

Leo July 22 – August 21

The most important thing to bear in mind at the moment is that there’s a difference between the variety of decisions you’re making now, and final decisions. The latter will have to wait, probably until late August, after the powerful Leo eclipsed New Moon, which triggers events that will change everything, possibly overnight.

Virgo August 22 – September 21

It would be no surprise if you assumed that either somebody’s made a mistake or, worse, they’re being economical with the truth. Although this seems the only explanation for the problems you’re facing, it appears you may be the culprit. You tackled arrangements in a rush, and are now paying the price.

Libra September 22 – October 22

Although it’s not fair, the responsibility for putting recent dramas to rest involves telling others you’re moving on, and hoping they will, too. This won’t be easy, especially because you’re still upset. However, the fact is, dwelling on these won’t do anybody any good, while focusing on the future will.

Scorpio October 23 – November 21

Only days ago, you’d have flatly refused even to discuss certain issues you regard as strictly personal. Yet you’re now happily talking these over, and with a frankness that you’d have thought impossible. Bear this in mind when other seemingly unspeakable matters arise. They, too, would benefit from equally forthright conversations.

Sagittarius November 22 – December 20

Of the twelve signs, you are perhaps the most inquisitive. Yet even you could be surprised, if not shocked, when you realise how little you know about certain matters. While, ordinarily, these would be of minor importance, sudden changes in circumstances are forcing you to learn about them, and very swiftly indeed.

Capricorn December 21 – January 18

In early June the forthright Mars moved to accent close alliances, personal and those out in the world. This has led to a series of discussions, some heated, most frank and all productive. A few issues remain. Tackle them soon, ideally before the 20th, when Mars departs this portion of your chart.

Aquarius January 19 – February 17

It could seem the fact even simple arrangements aren’t lasting long is an indication things are going very wrong. Look around you, however, and it will soon become clear that others are struggling with similarly unreliable situations. While this is a period of growth, there’ll be several versions of plans before anything solid emerges.

Pisces February 18 – March 19

Usually part of the process of making plans involves defining, then working out, everything from minor issues to major disagreements. However, not everybody is being honest about their concerns. This means that, despite your best efforts, you may have no choice but to proceed while still unsure where certain individuals stand.