Your daily love horoscope for July 17, 2023

One way or the other, every one of us desires to feel safe—and the New Moon in Cancer this afternoon intensifies that desire. Growth and change is possible, but only in the company of the people who make us feel safe. The Cancer Moon gives us hope for new beginnings, which means it’s best to leave what makes us feel anxious and unsafe in order to make way for the things that we need to achieve stability.

As with everything, the Cancer Moon gives you a chance for new beginnings—read more below to learn the new beginnings the Cancer Moon has in store for your sign.


Aries (March 21 – April 19)

You’re home, Aries, but like everywhere else, this home is heavily flawed—the wallpapers are peeling, there’s water stains in the ceiling, and the wood floors are cracking—but if you want to feel safe, you must be willing to put in the work. Fortunately, today, the Cancer Moon gives you the energy to start anew. So if a budding relationship has the potential to grow, it’s best to take them home and work together to nurture a space where you could both feel safe in each other’s arms.


Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Taurus, change is abound for you today, but it’s up to you if you will welcome it or turn away from it. You have questions that have been bothering you for a while now: do they still love me? Am I choosing the right person? But when the answer is not the one you want to hear, it shakes your world. As the stubborn ram that you are, you choose not to believe in it, even if it’s already staring you right in the face. The truth can certainly be uncomfortable to hear, dearest Taurus, but if you choose to ignore it, you’ll forever be living a lie. 


Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Do you know what you’re worth, Gemini? Regardless of the answer, you should know, for sure, that you’re worth so much more than the “love” you welcome. Don’t turn away when the Cancer Moon shows you the reality that you need to leave and go find the love you need somewhere else. But you think: healthy love seems so boring! You’d rather bask in the thrill of the chase, even if the chase leaves you wounded. When will you ever learn, dear? Keep in mind that the longer you drag on this unhealthy push-and-pull routine, the longer you will suffer.


Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Today’s a chance for new beginnings, Cancer, and perhaps today, you will finally learn to put yourself first. You always take care of others, but who takes care of you? Don’t harbor resentment if you find that the people you care about rarely ever give you attention—instead, find the strength to leave and go after the love you want somewhere else. When you find your people, the ones who make you feel safe and encourage you to love yourself before you love anybody else, don’t let them go.


Leo (July 23 – August 22)

You can certainly be stubborn, Leo. But what’s the use of your powerful intuition if you keep shutting it out? When it tells you to run, you sit still and wait for the ball to drop. When it tells you to stay, you run away because you can never believe you deserve good things. Here’s a bitter pill to swallow: the person you love now is not the love of your life if they keep hurting you. Or, if you’ve finally found someone who’s good for you, they won’t leave you easily, so don’t push them away. Remember that you’ll only get the love you need if you open yourself up to it, Leo. 


Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Virgo, your friends are your lifeline. Take today as a sign that you need to leave the toxic ones. Your history of trauma and your emotional baggage all pile up to convince you you’re not deserving of healthy, consistent love, but the people around you show you otherwise. Spend more time with them, and perhaps someday, you will finally learn to love yourself the way they love you. It’s high time for you to believe you deserve good things, too, Virgo. They’re not going to leave any time soon, so don’t push them away.


Libra (September 23 – October 22)

You’ve got big dreams, Libra—have you been able to live them? If the answer is yes, it’s time to take it to the next level. If the answer is no, you need to leave and find a place that makes it safe for you to be ambitious. Don’t listen to the voices that tell you you don’t amount to anything. Those are demons who don’t love you, who will shame you and bring you down. Listen to the ones that bring out the best in you, that root for you even if you stumble along the way. 


Scorpio (October 23 – November 22)

You want love, Scorpio, and in order to find it, you must find it in yourself to be brave. You must be strong enough to dip your feet in uncharted waters, to delve deep into the unknown, even if it’s scary. There’s risk in everything, that’s for certain—you just have to find the ones that are worth it. Even if you get hurt in the end, at least you tried. After all, it’s better to try and get hurt than live a life full of what if’s. 


Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) 

Sagittarius, you often find it hard to be vulnerable, and I understand. Vulnerability is scary. What if you show them your weaknesses and they use them against you? What if you show them your scars and they pick and prod it ‘til it bleeds again? But here’s another question: what if you show them who you are and they end up loving you for you? Not all possibilities are bad possibilities, Sagittarius. If you can’t stop thinking about the what if’s, learn that good things are possible, too.


Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) 

Relationships are complicated, Capricorn. If it were up to you, you’d live a life on your own. When you only have yourself to deal with and fend for, life is so much easier. But is it worth the loneliness, Capricorn? It’s certainly difficult to have to adjust your life to fit into others, but that’s the essence of being human. Not all your relationships have to be transactional, you know. You have to let yourself find people who make you happy, even if there’s a risk of being let down. If you always avoid the risk and the pain, you’ll never find love or happiness.


Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Put yourself first, Aquarius—and no, putting yourself first doesn’t mean shutting everyone out. It means putting your needs above others, and loving other people in a way that doesn’t make you lose yourself in the end. Healthy forms of love exist, too, and perhaps the most important is self-love. But if you don’t allow yourself to love others, you will only have a twisted idea of how to love yourself. You will only be selfish. You will lack compassion. So remember that loving others is the best practice that could help you love yourself.


Pisces (February 19 – March 20) 

Do you still believe in love, Pisces? If you do, don’t let people tell you it’s a weakness. There’s only a handful of us who still believe in it, and it makes you so special. Your heart is pure, and you’ve always got good intentions, and maybe that’s the reason why you always get hurt. But it doesn’t have to be that way all the time. Today, let yourself begin the path of finding the right kind of love. It’s a long and winding road, but as long as you have the strength to keep going even if your knees wobble, I’m sure you’ll get there soon.


Joyce Ann Isidro

Joyce Ann Isidro

Joyce is a writer who believes in the power of storytelling and changing lives by writing stories about love, relationships, and spirituality. A bookworm and art enthusiast, she considers herself a creative-at-heart who likes to satisfy her childish wonder through new hobbies and experiences.

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