Astrology Forecast for July 2012
FOR EVERYONE ~ Abstract vs. Concrete. July is one of those rare times when changing hearts and minds, your own or those of people close to you, is the only means of changing the facts on the ground. The obstacles are formidable. Every available option requires first changing patterns of thought and behavior, in yourself, in others, and in your relationships. The planets are not threatening imminent disaster if you don’t change these patterns. They are threatening to leave you stuck where you are unless you do.
♋ CANCER ~ (June 20 - July 21) Keep it real(istic). Many around you are at their charming and accommodating best. The interpersonal (and romantic) possibilities seem to be everywhere. Despite appearances, people are more concerned with mortgages and rent checks than romance. It will be easy to miss that amidst the pheromones and flirtation. Stay focused on bottom line issues. Reasonable advice is appropriate. Pity and charity are not. Advise others about how to meet their financial and other needs with the resources at hand, starting from where they are.
♌ LEO ~ (July 22 - Aug. 21) Motivation. Charming people want your help reaching important goals, goals that you share. The fine print is hiding in your personal blind spot, your big soft heart. They want too much help. Don’t kid yourself; don’t let others kid you, either. Reaching these goals will take work. And, right now, there’s no alternative to actually doing the work. That would be a tough sell for anyone but Leo. Use your charm and your nurturing instincts to make others work harder on their own behalf.
♍ VIRGO ~ (Aug. 22 - Sept. 21) Healing. Important people in your life, including yourself, are worried and saddened by recent disappointments. You could even say you are a little heartbroken. Work has taken an unfair toll and the expectations of those above you are unreasonable. It’s not just about money. Trust has been lost. Efforts need to be redirected in favor of home and family. It’s also time to look more deeply within. Many others are striving for freedom and flexibility in their lives. Their efforts will benefit you, too.
♎ LIBRA ~ (Sept. 22 - Oct. 21) Reset. Many don’t understand the upheaval Librans have experienced in recent years. Your difficulties don’t fit gracefully into daily conversation. Your new goals, both spiritual and material, don’t fit easily into your old social life, either. Many others were changing, too. The most important people in your life have slipped out of sync with you and each other. In July, you can start rebuilding your social life and support network to better accommodate the new person everyone is evolving into and their new goals.
♏ SCORPIO ~ (Oct. 22 - Nov. 20) A backseat. Your life is rearranging itself around you without your consent. People are finally coming to grips with issues that desperately need attention and they are making important decisions that affect you without consulting you. Trust the process. Other Sun signs are better than Scorpio at doing what needs doing right now. It’s time to let those Sun signs do their work. The changes being made will make things much easier for everyone, including Scorpio, even without a lot of input from Scorpio.
♐ SAGITTARIUS ~ (Nov. 21 - Dec. 20) Turning a corner. Sagittarians have experienced an economic renaissance in recent years. Maybe your income was rising; maybe you were learning new skills or enhancing old ones. Maybe all of the above. It’s time now for financial consolidation rather than growth. Live within your means. Manage debt and long-term investments. Update insurance coverage, etc. Any economic improvement now depends on closer cooperation with others. You will need strong alliances to achieve evolving economic goals. Work hard to keep relationships from slipping into old patterns.
♑ CAPRICORN ~ (Dec. 21 - Jan. 18) Balancing act. Survival depends heavily on using the right mix of savings and earnings to fulfill current financial needs. All the while holding on to support from partners and key allies. It’s important to keep relationships, and spending, from slipping into old patterns. The planets are rooting out unhelpful habits and self-limiting attitudes and behaviors. It’s liberating, but it can also be discomforting. Everything will go better if you harness the power liberated by inner changes to help you make the necessary outer changes.
♒ AQUARIUS ~ (Jan. 19 - Feb. 17) Redirect. Economic pressures are easing for Aquarians. You will also find social matters going much more smoothly for you. Life will be generally more enjoyable. The thing is, you will sense that many of the happy people around you are happy about the wrong thing. They are headed off in exactly the wrong direction. Don’t be afraid to argue, instead, for your own most cherished ambitions. Right now, it’s OK to guide confused people in the direction you would prefer to go in yourself.
♓ PISCES ~ (Feb. 18 - Mar. 19) Initiative. Pisceans must bring a fresh perspective and new energy to a home and family situation that’s drifting down the path of least resistance and taking you with it. Meanwhile, finances are due to tighten up; the job situation is a question mark. Don’t fret over this lull in the action. Use it to create a new starting point. Rethink the work/family/lifestyle equation. You need a plan that lets you bring the excitement of your ambitions and aspirations into your personal life.
♈ ARIES ~ (Mar. 20 - Apr. 18) Game changer. The work situation is putting you through your paces. You need more freedom, but you also need the paycheck. Youngsters and others close to home can’t survive without your support. Too much so. Discussions aimed at establishing balance, and more freedom for you, go ‘round in circles. Efforts to change behaviors lead to conflict. The planets urge initiatives that instill a greater sense of self-reliance in others. Changing hearts and minds is the only way to overcome the facts on the ground.
♉ TAURUS ~ (Apr. 19 - May 19) Inside job. Your deepest aspirations are creating dissatisfaction and instability. They’re driving you to make some big changes. Health issues and work stress are also pushing you to make changes. You know you might need to tap your savings, or go a little into debt, or alter basic financial and living arrangements and/or take on some risk. You will definitely need to change spending habits. But you still want to make that change. Honestly? You can delay making a move, but not indefinitely.
♊ GEMINI ~ (May 20 - June 19) Helping hands. Gemini is starting a new cycle of personal and professional growth and wealth-building. Your employer might be cutting back. They are making changes that are tough on fellow-workers. Economic issues are also causing hardship for many. All things considered, though, things are working out for Gemini. The planets are urging you to help others who are still struggling. Your new situation lets you help others in ways that are easy for you and important for them. It needn’t involve money or labor.