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Studentenkrant’s Summer Horoscopes

July and August are a slow build up to the tumultuous fall months. July is spitting and hot, and not good for matters of communication. August offers some motivation and energy, and is overall more pleasantly uneventful compared to other months in 2020- although, the last weeks of August are increasingly tense. Still, we can take a break this summer before heading straight into the fray of a stressful and combative autumn. Whatever seemingly small problems you encounter in these two months are going to later be drawn out for much longer than expected. 

You need to brace yourself for autumn. Take me seriously, I’m really not kidding. Don’t despair, and keep your hopes up, but be realistic about the territory we are all traveling in. 

Note: These horoscopes are written for your rising sign/ascendant sign. However, you may still try reading your sun sign. See which is more accurate for you in the end. 

If you don’t know your rising sign, you can calculate it online. It depends on the time and location of your birth. is one reliable website for this. You are looking for the sign of the “AS”/“Ascendant”, which is located in the left part of your chart.

Illustrations are done in signs of the same element, with a short description of their character. Signs of the same element get along well, support each other, and are easily friends. It is rare to be dominant in only one element; you are a mixture, with different elements and signs describing different parts of you and events in your life. However, your immediate and base nature is best described by your rising sign. 


Fire signs are imaginative, impulsive, and zealous. They can be very buoyant and fun, and are outgoing and fast. They are best persuaded by outspoken passions, adventure and higher ideals. Fire placements make a person taller and robust. All fire signs are bestial, but Sagittarius is also human. 

Within this, Aries is bold and independent, Leo is loyal and confident, and Sagittarius is explorative and spontaneous. 


Inner stirrings you begin to have this summer will make themselves external in September, so take note of them. At first, you’ll feel energized and confident in yourself. After that, your temper will slowly rise. Exercise caution. In July, you may get into a fight with your family or have problems with your housing. If you had difficulties with your career or reputation in the previous years, but have felt that lift- well, it will come back full force and define the rest of the year as well. These major life topics will intertwine and put undue pressure on each other. Despite these growing tensions, August will be pleasing, and you can enjoy yourself a lot around August 16th. But after that: Watch out.


The first part of July looks uncomfortable for you, and you’ll want to spend some time alone. After that, you will feel more mellow. You’ll notice that you begin to feel empowered about your beliefs and worldview. You may spend time learning a new topic, or deepening your religious practices. This will be exciting at first, but you may get into arguments about it later, especially with your partner. Make sure you apply correctly for the next year of your study, because you could also run into some problems related to university and education. By the way, if you were having health problems before March, they will come back to bother you again during July.


Firstly, relationships in your life are still emphasized until the start of August. All the searching and introspection you’ve gone through with them will begin to wrap up and make more sense, so that you are prepared to move forward. Besides that, how did you feel around February and March? A similar mood will creep up on you as the summer progresses. I’m sorry, both you and Pisces get an especially short stick this year- you’re both besieged by very unfavorable circumstances, and your laughter is not as loud as usual. If you need a distraction, try putting your energy into sex or a creative project. Those activities will be fun for now, but more intense and frustrating in the fall. 


Earth signs are practical, grounded, reliable, and concerned with the physical world. They can be very classy and smooth. They are reserved, slow in pace, and good at endurance. They are best persuaded with physical comforts, pleasures, gains and security. Earth placements make a person shorter and sturdier. Earth signs are bestial, except for Virgo, who is human. 

Within this, Taurus is sensually indulgent, Virgo is a productive perfectionist, and Capricorn is ambitious and resourceful. 


Did you sort out the backtracking you did with your money? Probably, you just asked a partner to share their resources with you. Easy solution, right? You’re feeling fresh as a daisy, newly reborn with a good sense of self, and your mood will mostly be fine until August. But in the second half of August, you’ll have to face a sullen frustration. Use your powerful belief system to steer you through, whatever those beliefs may be. Lastly, be cautious about decisions you make this summer in your love life. There’s the potential for a lot of backfire and drama to haunt you later, and events will take place behind your back.


After sorting out some confusion or conflict with your friends, you’ll find yourself retreating for healing in August. Being alone is a good way to set your sights straight, and to find strength within yourself. You’ll need time to process the major changes you’ve been making with your career. By the end of August, you’ll awaken from your slumber and be moving at full speed. Towards what, though? God only knows. Also, be really careful about going into debt. Your partner thinks they can handle their money well on their own, but they really can’t. 


You’re going to feel heavier again, like you did before March. But with that heaviness comes a calm and assured power. Refrain from hurting other people in your life with that power. Don’t let yourself be cast as the villain again. Be kind to yourself, your family, and your housemates. I know you hate surrendering, but there’s a lot of peace in letting go. Give up what you want for these two months, and instead, dedicate yourself to what the people you love need from you right now. 


Air signs are all human, and therefore they are the most civil and polite to deal with. Air placements make a person taller and well-proportioned. They are foremost concerned with ideas- whether political, scientific, or philosophical. They are mostly outgoing and social, quick-witted, and enjoy talking. They are best persuaded with logical arguments and appeals to reason. 

Within this, Gemini is playful and curious, Aquarius is unconventional and theoretical, and Libra is fair and socially concerned.


You’ll be a bit uncertain financially, but will otherwise still be enjoying some cruising good fortune until August. There is a lot of light available for you to play in, which I hope you learned in May and June. Make the most of it while it lasts. Don’t worry too much about your income, it will be sorted out by the end of July. In the last weeks of August, you should go home. Rest, spend time with your family and let your mind relax and recharge together with them. You can never completely turn off your constant analysis of every observable factor around you, but at home there is the advantage of your environment already being familiar and understood. 


Watch out for whoever you decide to partner with this summer, because they may directly wound you in the fall, in an unmistakably straightforward way. You spent May and June reorganizing your beliefs and philosophies, and in July and August that will slowly be tested and cemented. You will be less concerned with the finer details of your day-to-day life. Instead, you will be focused on your higher purpose. Lastly, your family will take up their position of denial over you again. Don’t let their tone of authority stop you from doing what you want. You’re no longer a child, and you are in control now. 


You may have enjoyed the preview of new responsibilities you’ve taken on since March. But in the summer, you have to go back to the shadows to work out some issues that you weren’t directly aware of. Your communication style will become especially fiery, much more than usual. Don’t let your nagging anxiety hold you back from boldly expressing yourself with that fire. The rest of this year will be a time for you to introspect and prepare for a drastically different set of life circumstances in 2021. This is not a competition of speed, but one of tenacious perseverance. 


While everyone has intuition, water signs are very in tune with and rely heavily on theirs. They are the most reserved and sensitive, and are said to be mute. They are best persuaded by emotions and appeals to empathy. Water placements make a person shorter and softer, or sometimes with smaller eyes. All water signs are bestial, and represented by animals which are more “hidden” than the others. 

Within this, Pisces is distracted and compassionate, Cancer is tender and protective, and Scorpio is secretive and occasionally intimidating. 


People initially get the impression that you are assertive about what you want, right? You don’t let people walk over you. Watch that become more extreme, and be prepared to put a lot of that assertive energy into your career. Projects you work on now will become public and define you. Meanwhile, your brooding partnerships will slowly become more grating, again. While you may be ready to end the story with someone, they’re going to want to drag it out much longer. You will be faced with familiar setbacks in relationships, but I promise you’re in the final stretches. Communicate yourself clearly, and please don’t yell. This is mostly in June. August is especially low-key for you, so you can relax then.  


You will increasingly become focused and energized in regards to your work and laborious tasks. Pace yourself. Avoid burnout and fatigue. If you don’t want this to be expressed as illness or injury, which you will be acutely at risk for, take careful care of your health this summer in preparation for autumn. Balance yourself and your stress levels. Besides this, your home will feel a bit more pleasant, but any frustration or blockages you had with your siblings some months ago will return. You’ve made progress in learning how to express yourself, but you have a couple more lessons to learn. In August, there could be some sudden, unexpected and weird event in regards to your relationships. 


Hey dear, how are your finances and worldly possessions looking right now? Probably fine, but not the best, right? Try and save up some money now, because you’re about to be at risk for losing quite a lot of it as the year continues. Never hurts to have a nest egg set up for yourself. Meanwhile, as you’ve been quite focused on your friendships this year, you’ll have to backtrack again and make sure they’re all where you want them to be. Your friends are stubborn, and you don’t want to be on their bad side. Think twice about making any binding agreements with them, especially around money. Finally, the last pieces of your recent change in housing will be tied up by August 6th.  

Chai Skyler

Ik ben student aan Academie Minerva, waar ik me focus op schilderen. Ik vind het al sinds ik een kind was leuk om te schrijven. In mijn vrije tijd ben ik meestal aan het lezen, schetsen of ben ik met vrienden. Ik heb een fascinatie voor astrologie. Mijn favoriete dier is de krokodil.