July 2012 Leo Career Horoscope

Go behind the scenes

Working behind the scenes and being a reliable support person might not be your ideal situation, yet it could be the strongest one for you when July begins. The Sun, your ruling planet, is in protective Cancer and your 12th House of Obscurity, which can reduce the amount of attention you get. Yet rather than pushing yourself forward to get noticed, you'll get more done staying in the background. You earn the trust of those you're helping, and you get a strategic perspective that reveals big picture patterns that are easy to miss when you're on the front lines.

Sure, it can be frustrating to get bogged down with routine tasks, especially at the time of the Full Moon on July 3. The powerful event occurs in your 6th House of Service, where you can be easily irritated by tediousness. Potent Pluto's conjunction to the Capricorn Moon and a stressful lunar square with volatile Uranus can provoke power struggles. If you can't find a way to compromise or back down from a confrontational situation, be prepared to face the consequences of losing self-control.

On the plus side, this Full Moon can inspire your entrepreneurial urges and a desire to run your own business. Patience and compromise are called for around July 14, when the Sun clashes with serious Saturn. Biding your time until the solar shift into Leo on July 22 makes sense. You'll be more comfortable pushing your agenda and standing in the spotlight with the Sun in your personable sign.