July 2012 Sagittarius Love Horoscope

Love begins with respect

Dealing with others' emotions could be a challenge for the first three weeks of the month. The Sun is in tender Cancer, where it attracts sensitive people in your 8th House of Intimacy. If you're not into dealing with delicate feelings or someone's insecurities, this can be a challenging time for you in relationships. However, if you're willing to show the caring and protective side of yourself, partnerships could flourish. This is also an opportunity to show some of your vulnerability and express your needs. It's not necessarily your style to do this, yet exposing yourself in this way can heal the wounds in an ongoing alliance or make you more desirable to a new person.

A clue to recognizing how much change is needed comes with the Full Moon on July 3, which falls in your 2nd House of Self-Worth. This is a powerfully charged event that can spur a sense of discontent. Putting yourself down or casting blame, though, are not productive ways to go. Recognizing where your habits have locked you into an emotional corner can be an effective first step to changing them. Love and approval must be earned, but it comes most easily when you start with self-respect.

Active Mars fires up your optimistic ruling planet Jupiter on July 17, but is also making stressful patterns to pressurized Pluto and volatile Uranus then and on July 18. This can trigger reckless behavior, so it's best to be extra thoughtful then. The Sun's shift into playful Leo on July 22 lifts your spirits and puts you in a more adventurous mood.