July 2012 Virgo Career Horoscope

Stay in control

Teamwork can be critical this month. July starts with the Sun in your 11th House of Groups, which can determine your level of success now. It's critical, though, to show compassion for your colleagues because cooperation is built more on emotional comfort than intellectual alignment. Supporting allies privately, even when you disagree with their actions, demonstrates what a caring person you are.

Taking care of business, though, is still a must, especially around the Full Moon in ambitious Capricorn on July 3. The good news is that this event occurs in your 5th House of Creativity, which can inspire you to come up with or show off an original idea.

However, with powerful Pluto and radical Uranus connecting with the lunation, you need to be in total control of yourself to make a great impression. It's all too easy to go off the rails with strange behavior and over-reactions to others. If you want to break with the past, this is a time to do it, but it would be helpful to have a place to land before you make a drastic move.

Second thoughts are likely to arise when your brainy ruling planet Mercury turns retrograde on July 14. This begins a three-week period when messages are more likely to be lost or misunderstood. While this can be an excellent time for tying up loose ends, it's not ideal for making major new proposals. If you do, though, double- and triple-check facts and equipment to be sure that everything is under control.