Chrissie Blaze’s July 2012 Horoscopes
The intensity that began in June continues in July with a Full Moon in Capricorn on July 3 making a conjunction with powerful Pluto and bringing possible change in your career. It could mark the ending of a project you’ve been working on or the culmination of some long-held plans around this time. You have Venus moving through your sign of Aries suggesting a pleasantly social and romantic time. Instead of being intent on achieving your goals you now tend to be more sensitive to the needs of others and you would be wise now to focus on teamwork and cooperation rather than purely your own needs. The planet of communication, Mercury, turns retrograde from July 14 to August 8. This is in your fellow Fire sign of Leo and indicates challenges to creative projects; for example you may need to make revisions and edits to your plans. There is a Cancer New Moon on July 19 bringing a period of introspection when you may reflect upon your security needs. However, your confidence returns on July 22 when the Sun enters Leo.
Intensity continues to bring change to your world in July so stay cool and try to act from your own center of integrity rather than react to changes which you may feel are unwelcome. In the long run this will be a more successful approach for you to take. Be willing to compromise and bend rather than fixed on your own opinions, which is always a challenge for Fixed sign, Taurus! Mercury is retrograde from July 14 to August 8 bringing you even more reason to be flexible and be prepared to make adjustments. It is a good time for revision and reflection. Also, the cautious Cancer New Moon on July 17 encourages you to be patient because careless words could work against you. As a Taurus you understand the value of things, and the value of taking time to allow things to work out rather than pushing for results. This approach will definitely be advantageous and will allow you to make some good decisions this month that will lead you firmly in the direction of your dreams.
You have entered a whole new phase of your life and you are beginning to feel things shifting in your favor. This upward trend will continue, especially over the next year when you should be alert to opportunities that come quickly. However, don’t continue to rush through life but take the time to slow down; slow your breathing; you are on a journey of becoming more aware and conscious of the world around you. Take time to smell the roses and work on being centered so you can really enjoy the changes now and in the future. Your ruler, Mercury, turns retrograde on July 14 through August 8 urging you to reflect and reassess your goals, and again urging you to slow down. Think before you speak or you could later regret the promises you made. You are, overall, in a very positive time with the planet of abundance and good fortune, Jupiter, in your sign for a year. There’s an exciting sextile of Jupiter to Uranus on July 22 bringing you sudden ideas and inspirations.
Although you’re a person of action, you also have a need for inner peace and tranquility or your sensitive nature will feel out of balance very quickly. With Jupiter in Gemini, you may be feeling a little scattered so make a decision to begin or intensify a regular program of spiritual discipline, meditation or yoga that will strengthen and empower you. When Mars enter Libra on July 3-4 you may be called upon to keep peace within our family or home life and this will require diplomacy and tact. Try and avoid power struggles. Mercury turns retrograde on July 14-August 8; a time to be extra cautious especially with regard to making large purchases which may later turn out to be overly extravagant. You can, however, take chances in your career and professional life towards the end of the month. This may be the time to take an opportunity which could lead to added resources and job satisfaction in the long term.
The intense pace continues in July and, around the time of the Full Moon in Capricorn on July 3, you’ll find yourself immersed in completing tasks that have been hanging around for a while. It’s a busy time in which you find yourself having to focus on errands and a million and one everyday things that pull you away from the big picture. From July 14 to August 8, Mercury goes retrograde bringing a three-week period of delays and potential miscommunications. The more you’re aware of this, the more you can use this time positively to reflect, review and re-envision your future goals. Things may be a little stressful around the time of the New Moon on July 19. You’re yearning for peace but life is not yet giving you a break. Avoid power struggles at work and you can end the month strengthened and positive that you’re now in a good position to make some strategic moves. Be bold and prepared to take risks; make your goals as selfless and spiritual as possible and you can find joy and fulfillment.
The beginning of July is a good time to strengthen and reinforce relationships and an old friend from the past could come back into your life, or an old friendship that has fallen by the wayside could renew itself around this time. Your ruler, Mercury turns retrograde on July 14 for three weeks until August 8. This is an especially frustrating time for Virgoans and some issues that you have put away in your back pocket may well come to light; so be prepared! There is a cautious but caring New Moon in Cancer on July 19 and you may find yourself spending quality time with friends or in groups to which you belong. It’s not a time to go along with others to keep everyone happy but it’s a good time to seek compromise through intelligent discussion and understanding of other people’s viewpoints. As a Virgo, your tendency is to feel you’re right and, as far as practical issues, you often are. However, your keen ability for details makes it hard for you to see the big picture and if you’re not careful you can miss the wood for the trees. You end the month is a powerful time for self-reflection.
The month begins with a burst of energy with Mars in your sign on July 3 and bringing you added vitality until August 23. However, as a Libran you also understand the value of teamwork and cooperation for you realize that you can achieve more in a group than on your own. You could experience some family challenges around July 3 also that conflict with your career obligations and once again, compromise and communication is the key for you to keep things on an even keel. You may feel like going full steam ahead but on July 14, Mercury goes retrograde for three weeks until August 8, causing you to rethink some plans and reminding you to slow down and reflect. This is a good time for self-analysis, meditation and personal reflection. If you hadn’t solved the family or relationship crisis that began to show itself earlier in the month, this could come up again around July 18. However, you’re especially creative at this time with the Cancer New Moon on July 19 forming aspects with Mars and Neptune and bringing a touch of magic into your life that can help you see things from a higher and more mystical perspective.
Be open to learning new things this month. The Full Moon in Capricorn on July 3 joins with your co-ruler, Pluto and makes a stressful aspect to Uranus which could unearth some truth or bring new light to an old idea. In other words, be prepared to view life differently and a different set of opportunities could come your way. Mercury turns retrograde on July 14 for three weeks so be careful what you say and how you say it. You are not known for your impulsiveness but something you say could be taken out of context and used against you. It’s best to turn your clever mind towards research and working on unfinished projects and old ideas, and be prepared to work behind the scenes. Be patient and persistent to get around some obstacles that could come your way around the Cancer New Moon on July 19. Ideas and plans you have made with a partner may now be shelved as you schedule some important downtime to rethink your career plans and future goals. Watch out that you don’t take on more than you can handle at the end of the month.
When Mars moves into Libra on July 3 until August 23, you find yourself having to reconsider your own plans so that they harmonize with the plans of ideas of a close friend, spouse or partner. Cooperation is the key right now and you’re better off working with another or with the team, rather than going off on your own. This is a positive time for you socially and you find yourself in the limelight when Mercury enters Leo. However, then it turns retrograde on July 14 through August 8, bringing possible delays and causing you to rethink some plans. Expect a very intense time around July 17 and avoid power struggles over finances. You can be very hot-headed and opinionated so try and channel this tendency by letting off steam at the gym or in the swimming pool. This will cool you down! The Cancer New Moon on July 19 could again stoke up some powerful emotions. Keep your head, and keep moving forward a step at a time without making any impulsive moves that you’ll regret later on. By month-end you will feel far more stable as your energy level settles with a Venus-Saturn trine.
You are an achiever and never mind hard work to achieve your goals. However, right now you seem to have too many “irons in the fire” so it’s a good idea to streamline your life and cut out those projects and expenses that no longer serve you. There is a Full Moon in your sign on July 3 which is a good time to do this. It also gives you the impetus to drop bad or unhealthy habits! In fact, it’s imperative that you do make changes or you’ll begin to feel that you’re sinking under too many obligations. Mercury turns retrograde on July 14 to August 8 which can cause some loose words and potential upsets in relationships. This may cause you to reassess relationships as well as other aspects of your life during this three week period. It’s also a good time to work out what exactly what you want, going forward. Also on July 19, at the time of the Cancer New Moon, a spotlight is again placed on your relationships but this time there could be a new friendship, romance or a fresh start made in an existing relationship.
Expect old relationship issues to emerge or old friends from the past to come back into your life this month with Mercury going retrograde through this area of your chart from July 14 to August 8. It’s a learning time if you take the time to reflect on mistakes from the past and move on. Also expect some confusion or miscommunications at this time so be extra clear in everything you say and write, or words out of place could be held against you later and could cause mistrust and worse. Be prepared to compromise especially when Mars enters diplomatic Libra from July 3; now is not the time to hold on to issues from the past. The second half of July rewards diligent and patient effort, not necessarily easy for Aquarians, but now it helps avoid unwanted stress. Around July 22, when the Sun enters Leo, you can feel excitement and creativity just around the corner. Once again your inventive mind is open and ready for new and interesting ideas and projects, bringing out that stroke of genius within you.
July can be a romantic, creative and enjoyable month with the Sun highlighting this area of your chart until July 22. Mercury turns retrograde on July 14 to August 8 affecting the way you work, your routines, health patterns and employment. It’s a good time to reflect on these areas of your life and make improvements. Be very clear if you decide to make changes because your words and actions could be misunderstood by others. You’re feeling enthusiastic and a little unsettled around mid-month with a powerful aspect between your ruler, Jupiter and planet of action, Mars on July 17 and this, combined with other aspects, tempts you to become obsessive or go to extremes. Seek harmony rather than extremes, through regular and diligent spiritual practices, meditation, yoga or healing. For you, especially, when you feel overly sensitive and out of balance, these are important keys. These spiritual disciplines will also help to strengthen you during difficult times and keep you on track with your goals and heart’s desires.
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