Step away from those spreadsheets and let yourself enjoy a less-well-known passion of yours, Capricorn: pushing the erotic envelope! While your “horny sea goat” side might be a mystery to most of your friends and acquaintances, those who’ve had the rare privilege of encountering it can attest to its power—but of course they may have been sworn to secrecy, so THAT might never happen. Something surprising could go down this Monday, July 9 when vixen Venus vectors into Virgo and your “let it all hang out” ninth house. Between now and August 6—and perhaps well beyond—you may be inspired to broaden your amorous palette. The ninth house rules travel, adventure, cross-cultural connections…we’ll let YOU do the math. Put together with the ardent love planet touring here, it could make for the perfect storm of steamy, multicultural, ooh-la-la-style romancing! Just be clear about your desires and intentions. Leading someone on would be bad karma. In a LTR? This Venus cycle invites you to step out and explore the wider world as a duo. Plan an epic trip together, someplace neither of you has been or a (literally) wild ecotourism escapade. If you can’t go far, even a weekend in a chic boutique hotel will do wonders for your mood AND your love life. Later in the week, Venus gets a boost from two earth trines—first from transformative Uranus in your passion corner on Wednesday and then grounding Saturn in your sign on Saturday. Have your fun—but don’t miss a deadline!
On Tuesday, you can get other key relationships back on track—if they went off the rails—or resume a brilliant collaborative project that stalled sometime since last March 8. That day, expansive Jupiter slipped into its annual four-month retrograde, this year gumming up the works in Scorpio and your eleventh house of social networking and technology. Perhaps you had some machine meltdowns or software screw-ups: Blame Jupiter! If there’s been trouble on Team Capricorn, you can look forward to the tension and confusion evaporating with Jupiter’s about-face, which should keep everyone on the same page until November 8. These next four months are ideal for forging new friendships or checking out organizations that you’ve bookmarked. (Brownie points if they have an activist or do-gooder mission.) If you’re still seeking your true tribe, don’t wait for “them” to find you. Get out there and explore groups and Meetups that revolve around some of your interests. Bonus: You could connect with someone with BFF or S.O. potential!
Relationships steal the spotlight on Thursday, when the year’s only new moon in Cancer—also a galvanizing solar eclipse—lands across from potent Pluto in your sign, powering up your seventh house of relationships. Who you spend most of your time with becomes a priority item, and under these stabilizing moonbeams, you might suddenly “need” more of a sense of commitment from your closest ties, whether a business partner or your amour du jour (or longtime love). Your future-focused sign prefers guarantees, but in the absence of that, you could “live with” someone’s strong intentions. For some Goats, there may be a proposal within a few weeks—but the effects of this lunation may take up to six months to unfold. Patience! This is the first in a two-year series of Cancer-Capricorn eclipses that might just make some of the decisions FOR you. Eclipses open brief but huge windows of opportunity, so if you’re leaning at least 60 percent toward a yes, a bold leap could be the most beneficial move you make.