July 2012 Cancer Horoscope

Curb your enthusiasm

Boundless Jupiter in Gemini in your imaginative 12th House is scattering your energy in more directions than you can possibly go. Challenging aspects from Jupiter to ruthless Pluto and austere Saturn on July 18-20 begin a pruning process that won't finish until next spring. If you feel as if you've been running around in circles, now's the time to take a strategic view of your plans and establish priorities that will produce tangible results rather than frustration. Don't be afraid to back away from a project while you reconsider its long-term costs and benefits.

Mercury's retrograde turn on July 14 occurs in your 2nd House of Resources, reminding you that additional fine-tuning and adjustments are necessary until this trickster planet turns direct on August 8. You may want to boldly push ahead and make an extravagant purchase, but don't let the glitz and glitter of the moment cause a lapse in your usually cautious spending patterns.

This month's lunations are significant events that could dramatically affect your life. The Full Moon in Capricorn on July 3 joins pressurized Pluto in your 7th House of Partners and squares rebellious Uranus, which can intensify desires and sow seeds of uncertainty while stirring up mistrust and fomenting power struggles. The complex emotions and shifting circumstances in personal and professional partnerships may require you to take a stand and restore order around the New Moon in Cancer on Key Dates for. Strict Saturn's demanding square to this Sun-Moon conjunction is a clear call for increasing self-discipline that will help you set appropriate boundaries with others and yourself. Fortunately, a breakthrough Jupiter-Uranus sextile on July 22 brings exciting opportunities that can present a surprising twist in your path to success.

Keep in Mind this Month
You may not be able to control the world around you, but you can create inner peace by responding to it with maturity and patience.

Key Dates for Cancer

SUPER NOVA DAYS
July 3-4: Saving Grace
Initiating projects at home and keeping the peace within the family absorb you, thanks to Mars' entry into gracious Libra and your 4th House of Roots on July 3. You'll need your diplomacy, objectivity and social expertise with the Capricorn Full Moon illuminating your 7th House of Relationships. Difficult aspects to intense Pluto and explosive Uranus allow you to move through a wall of tension if you're clear about your intentions. However, you can't rely on past patterns to predict future needs. Fortunately, friendly Venus' accommodating sextile with brilliant Uranus can suddenly reveal alternative ways to connect with others on July 4.

July 24-25: Stroke of Genius
Retrograde Mercury's slick sextile with Jupiter reawakens old aspirations and beliefs on July 24. Applying the insights you're receiving, though, may be tricky with a slippery Sun-Neptune quincunx that can drain or distract you. However, a brilliant Mercury-Uranus trine on July 25 reignites your mind with a unique perspective that helps you leap over doubts and develop shortcuts to achieving your goals.