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The Antidote - Your Weekly Remedy
Welcome back to our Sunday newsletter! And what better time to return back to our mental health care routine than mid-summer to prepare for fall and all our new healthy habits. This is the perfect time to start planning what you’d like to implement into your daily routine, whether small or large, to benefit your well-being in both mind and body.
For me, that means trying to practice daily gratitude! Every morning, as I wake up, I try to practice gratitude for everything and every person in my life, no matter how inconsequential. This way, it’ll become habitual and stay with me throughout the rest of the year. Starting something during the breezy months of summer is particularly nice because the nice weather and blue skies inspire you to take charge of your own health and wellness, and once that becomes habitual, it's easier to take that into the gloomier winter months where it’s often hard to find motivation!
Your Monday Mantra to start this week is:
I will appreciate and enjoy today’s simple moments and joys.
Song of the Week: My Rose- Emma Castelliano
Your Week in Astrology: July 31 to August 6, 2023
Like all reasonable and rational people everywhere, the only way to properly kick off your week is with a horoscope to predict your trials, tribulations, mishaps, and successes!
Have an important meeting this week? Gunning for a promotion? Going to profess your love to your crush? Fear not, as we’ve got you covered on all fronts with our weekly astrology reading. Enter our mystical world of stars and astros, and get your weekly scoop!
OK, Aries, this week is all about manifesting those boss moves in the material world. But don't forget to pump the brakes, because 'caution' is basically your middle name right now. It's like the universe has suddenly started speaking your language and those foggy situations are starting to make sense. Pro tip: Ditch the cryptic DMs during heart-to-hearts, the clearer you are, the more likely they'll slide into your support squad.
As we hit the week's latter half, it's time to shift gears to maximum chill. Dial down the FaceTimes and endless texts, it's okay to hit them with a polite "new phone, who dis?". The only exception is your numero uno, for them, make time. It's not just important, it's relationship-essential. It's like your own VIP pass to maintaining those solid ties. Because let's face it, you're not just an Aries, you're an Aries who cares.
Well, hello, Taurus! Your stars this week are sending you down a deep, introspective rabbit hole. So, forget those material gains for a hot minute and start vibing with your inner self. You don't need a PhD in Psychology to navigate your brain's labyrinth, just ask yourself: what do you really want from this rollercoaster called life, and what's the game plan?
Here's the tea: Anything you kickstart this week is like a freight train, honey, ain't no stopping it. So, bear that in mind, Taurus babes. Even a tiny tiff could snowball into a full-blown feud, and playing fast and loose with your health could have you swapping your hustle for a hospital gown. No matter how much the world around you screams "GO, GO, GO!", don't forget to hit the pause button and get some well-deserved R&R.
Gemini, it feels like you're stuck in the slow lane this week and, babe, I know it's not your jam. Here's a reality check though: just as you can't speed up the world, you can't be everyone's mood ring either. If you're finding yourself surrounded by Debbie Downers, it might be time to hit the "do not disturb". After all, you're a Gemini, honey - you invented self-entertainment!
As the week rounds up, the stars are hinting at a creative boomtown. It's like you've just had a double espresso shot of inspiration! This is the universe telling you to get your groove on. As your mood gets an upgrade and your thoughts fall into place, you might just stumble upon the life-altering idea that steers your ship in a new direction.
Alright, Cancer, here's the deal: the cosmic GPS is a bit wonky at the start of this week, and jumping into the action might not be the wisest move. If you're feeling out of the loop, step back. Otherwise, your well-meaning decisions might backfire and stir up a fresh batch of problems, for you and your squad.
But don't fret, darling Crabs! As the days roll on, your self-confidence will skyrocket, making you a magnet for all the good vibes. Your irresistible charm, sharp wit, and intellectual prowess will be turning heads left, right and center. Now's the time to seize the day - flirt your way into a new romance, prove your point to that stubborn better half, or broker peace between the old school and new school peeps in your life.
Hey there, Leos! This week's shaping up to be a prime time for all things finance. Time to roll up those royal sleeves and get down to business - optimizing expenses and revisiting your budget. But remember, keep your eye on your own paper. Trying to squeeze into someone else's life narrative, even if they're super close to you, is a recipe for disaster.
The stars are nudging you to spend the tail end of your week tackling those lingering issues one by one. Things will move along smoother if you recruit some allies, but remember, honesty is your best policy. No need to put on a show to get people on your side - the truth has a way of coming out, and let's face it, you're a Leo, you're already irresistible!
Virgo, here's the drill for the week: No loose ends allowed! Tidy up those to-dos and tie them off with a neat little bow. Trust me, your future self will thank you. The celestial vibes this week are totally in your corner, with lady luck sprinkling some of her magic on your personal and financial endeavours.
It's time to come out of your shell and share your dreams and desires with your loved ones. Listen up, Virgo, your thoughts aren't broadcasting on public radio, you gotta voice 'em out! A well-voiced wish is like a magnet, attracting allies from all corners, even from the world of WiFi.
This week, the cosmos is calling all Libras to the frontlines of life. Sitting on the sidelines or keeping your ideas on the DL is like gifting your success ticket to someone else. Plot twist: When you dive into the details, you might just realize that your brainwaves and those of your competitors aren't fighting each other - they're creating a beautiful harmony!
PSA for you, dear Libras: in this era of fake news, make sure you're fact-checking with reliable sources. And for those of you who've just jumped into the love pond, don't let the grapevine chatter mess with your heads or hearts.
Get ready, Scorpios, your astrological forecast this week is spicier than a hot salsa. Yeah, you can totally crush your goals, but let's be real, it's gonna take some serious sweat, nerves, and hours. Remember, you get what you give in all corners of life, and harshly criticizing a loved one is a fast track to a feud.
As the week winds down, you might have to hit pause on your daydreams and take a reality check. Whether it's dealing with a household hiccup, jumping into a family situation, or making things right after a recent mess-up, it's time to step up and get your hands dirty.
Hey there, Sagittarius! Your energy levels this week are hitting some serious high notes. Use this power surge wisely and you might just find time to lend a helping hand to someone in your crew. Just a heads up though, you might have to dial up the philosophy and patience. Not everyone's gonna catch your wisdom bombs in their original form, so be prepared to tweak and repeat.
As you slide into the back half of the week, expect some turbulence in the business arena. It might be wise to shelve those long-term plans and start tackling the small stuff first. And hey, don't be shy about accepting help from those rallying around you. Not only will it fast-track your progress, but it'll also give your mood a much-needed boost.
Alright Capricorns, this week's got you wearing the 'relationship expert' hat. Those of you in the family way, it's time to tune into the loved ones' frequency. So, let your inner altruist take the wheel. Sometimes, putting yourself on the back burner is the secret sauce to finding harmony.
Come the weekend, it's time to switch gears and focus on numero uno. The stars are hinting at some spicy romance or a blast from the past making a cameo. Sliding into some DMs might just reignite your mojo. And if that doesn't do the trick, dive into creative pursuits, sports, or some brainy challenges to give your spirits a lift.
Hey Aquarius, buckle up for a smooth ride this week! The cosmic forecast is signaling a serious boost to your creative mojo, making it the perfect time to explore new angles on old faves. And remember, you don't have to put all your eggs in one basket - multitasking is your middle name.
As the weekend looms, it's time to tackle those relationship conundrums head-on. A clear-cut response will help you swerve drama, misunderstandings, and green-eyed monsters. And Aquarians, if there are people in your orbit bringing a toxic vibe or just plain hating on your success, it's time to hit that block button. Let's keep the mood positive and the vibes high!
Good news, Pisces, lady luck is on your side this week! All you need to do is turn up your initiative and finesse, and master the art of deciphering the universe's clues and reading between the conversational lines. Your emotional weather is key this week, so keep the vibes sunny side up. Remember, optimists win at life!
When the weekend hits, it's time for some love life spring cleaning. If you're hitched, it's time to smooth out any wrinkles in your relationship. For all the single Pisces out there, you might want to rekindle an old flame or slide into the DMs of that recent social media acquaintance.