July 2012 Gemini Career Horoscope

Step it up

Watching your dollars more carefully makes plenty of sense this month. July opens with the Sun in your 2nd House of Income, where paying more attending to how you spend and save is critical. Investing money in professional training could be useful, but it's probably best not to leap into anything without serious thought.

The urge to upgrade your skills is a good one, but your brainy ruling planet Mercury turns retrograde on July 14, which can leave your wheels spinning in a school situation without getting any traction. On the other hand, if you're interested in completing a course that you dropped in the past, this three-week Mercury Retrograde period should be favorable.

Working with people could be complicated by the Capricorn Full Moon on July 3. This occurs in your 8th House of Deep Sharing, and it requires you to be very serious about your professional connections. You're going to have to step up your level of productivity to make the best of any working alliances.

Sure, you might also recognize that someone you're trying to get along with is not the right partner for you. The stakes are going up, and you need to put your effort in those partnerships where there are real opportunities for breakthroughs. Simply hanging on with an unpleasant person just to get by is less likely to meet your needs. Fortunately, you will probably be more playful and creative as of July 22, when the Sun enters expressive Leo and your idea-rich 3rd House of Information.