July 2012 Scorpio Career Horoscope

Expand your horizons

Travel for work reasons should be useful this month. July starts with the Sun in your 9th House of Faraway Places, providing purpose and inspiration when you hit the road or do business with people from out of town. This section of your chart is also associated with higher education, making the first three weeks of July a good time to expand your intellectual horizons.

Conversations could go awry, though, with two challenging patterns relating to communication. The first is the Full Moon in Capricorn on July 3 that falls in your 3rd House of Messages and Data. This powerful lunation is joined by provocative Pluto and squared by disruptive Uranus, which are likely to complicate discussions. Someone may be less than reasonable (maybe even you) and can spring a surprise in the middle of negotiations. Yet if you keep an open mind you can make an exciting discovery, one that might have to do with getting out from under an oppressive boss or brutal workload.

On the same day, your traditional ruling planet Mars slips into Libra and your secretive 12th House. Keeping big plans to yourself is a good idea until you've got all of your ducks in a row.

On July 14 verbal Mercury turns retrograde in your 10th House of Career, perhaps causing miscommunication and complications when you're acting in a responsible role. Bold thinking is recommended, but cautious speech keeps you from raising others' expectations so high that you can't fulfill them without taking unreasonable risks.