July 2012 Aquarius Love Horoscope

Silence your inner critic

July begins with the Sun in the 6th House of Adjustments, which can reveal your flaws or bog you down with petty details. While this sharpens your eye when it comes to evaluating relationships, it's vital that you don't allow criticism of yourself or others to get out of hand. Making improvements with quiet efficiency is helpful, while mere complaining is not.

Trust issues could be spurred by the Capricorn Full Moon joined with manipulative Pluto on July 3. This occurs in your 12th House of Secrets, where it can bring hidden issues to the surface. It's time to clean up unfinished business instead of pushing ahead without learning from the past. Still, loving Venus turned forward in your 5th House of Romance in late June and is picking up speed this month. This adds a playful tone that helps you to have fun without being overly ambitious about where pleasure will take you.

On July 14, communicative Mercury turns backward in your 7th House of Partners, which can complicate conversations during the following three weeks. Thinking carefully before you speak or react to what others say can help to avoid messy situations.

On July 22, the Sun enters expressive Leo and your 7th House of Partners, which kicks up your enthusiasm for partnerships. It can put new life into a current alliance or increase your chances for meeting someone new. It's appropriate to be more open in expressing yourself and in taking chances to connect with people who are appealing to you.