ARIES (March 21 – April 19) Tension’s building up on Aug. 2 when Uranus in Taurus and Mars in Aquarius find themselves in a celestial showdown. Did your work wife promise to follow through on a favor for you? With Uranus in your second house of income and Mars in your collaborative 11th house, prepare yourself for some colleague-related speedbumps. Everyone’s thin-skinned today, if your coworker forgot to proofread your Q2 report, don’t take it personally. Probs just a mistake.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20) Someone tryna tell you what to do, Taurus? That’s the last thing your stubborn-ass is interested in. Unfortunately with Uranus in your sign squaring off against Mars in Aquarius on Aug. 2, you might find yourself the victim of unsolicited advice. Chances are it’s coming from an “older, wiser” person in your life who “just wants to help.” There will be tension in the air, so even if the intent is pure, your reaction might be volatile. Cut the person some slack, he or she is probably just looking out for your best interests.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20) You might find yourself feeling torn in two directions, Gemini. Shocking, right? Uranus is in your 12th house, which will have you grappling with some pretty serious endings over the next few years. But let’s focus on today: It’s squaring off with Mars, which is in your ninth house of expansion. You’ll find yourself wanting to move forward at lightspeed, but also tied to an unfinished situation. Use this retrograde period for deep reflection.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22) Someone owe you a bunch of money, Cancer? You might find yourself a little on edge and if bae still hasn’t paid you back for that monthly HBOgo subscription you so kindly put under your name, you might just finally lose your shit. Squares mean tension and we’ve got one on Aug. 2 between erratic Uranus and steadfast Taurus. Carefully craft those fighting words, they might sting a little more intensely during these aggressive moonbeams.
LEO (July 23 – Aug. 22) Having another meltdown, Leo? What a twist ending, though. It’s not your fault—Mars is retrograde in your seventh house of committed partnerships (just for a few more days can you hang?!) and is squaring off against Taurus, in your 10th house of longterm goals. Business partners and baes beware—you’ve got questions and are prepared to rapid fire. While it’s fair to ask for clarity, demanding it is another thing. If you can resist, leave the drama at home.
VIRGO (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) To book an impromptu trip overseas or to finish your weekly spin class that you signed up for, Virgo? Life’s tough, and with Uranus in your expansive ninth house squaring off against Mars in your sixth house of day-to-day routines, your practical and (seldom) impetuous sides will be facing off on Aug. 2. Try to use the day for some reflection: a trusty pro and con list might do the trick.
LIBRA (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) Mad at bae, Libra? Oh he or she about to know, though. An intimate conversation you were hoping would open doors is likely to lead to a huge disappointment. Mars is in your fifth house of flirty romance, so it’s likely you’re going to want to express your love, and do so in the most dramatic of ways possible. But Uranus forms a square, and is planted firmly in your intimate eighth house. Careful how much you reveal, today’s not the day for heartfelt confessions.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) Are your feelings hurt, Scorpio? It’s likely someone in your family, or who you consider as family, might have delivered some truth bombs that are still stinging. Aug. 2 isn’t the day to sort this out with the Uranus-Mars square. Family drama will be brewing, and coupled with the tension in the air could make for some seriously awkward family reunions. You might also find yourself wanting to have a more serious talk with bae about expanding your family. Adding mini-yous is real cute and all, but I wouldn’t bring it up today.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) Work got you down, Sagittarius? On Aug. 2 is fair to say you might be spending a fair amount of your time over-analyzing a situation. There is such a thing as over-communicating. And it’s likely to take place at work. Be careful what messages you send out via email—you might come off as manspalning or womansplaing, when you’re literally just trying to ‘splain.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) Tension heating up in the bedroom, Capricorn? Hate to break it to you, but it’s not sexy tension. Looks like you’ve been spending wayyyy too much time on work again and neglecting bae. During the Mars-Uranus square on Aug. 2, your beloved is likely to reach out with a few complaints. “Pay attention to me;” “why don’t we watch Friends together until we fall asleep anymore?” Try to work on your love/work life balance. Your sex life will appreciate it.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) Hey you, Aquarius! Your family might have an opinion or two about your next steps. Is that, like, annoying to you? Sounds about right. Under the Uranus-Mars square on Aug. 2 you might find some oversharers encroaching on your personal freedom. If you don’t really care what your second aunt removed thinks about your decisions, try to let her down easy and tactfully. Don’t give in to the tense starry-lit skies and let fighting words get the best of you.
PISCES (Feb. 19 – March 20) Your words are as sharp as razors on Aug. 2, Pisces! Careful where you direct your energy. There’s a Uranus-Mars square that will have someone triggered some deep-seeded pain (thanks to Mars), and will likely cause you to lash out verbally (thanks to Uranus). It’s probably warranted, I won’t lie. But stooping down to someone else’s level isn’t the best way to win an argument.