July 2012 Capricorn Horoscope

Break from the past

You are a hardworking and dedicated individual, but if the energy you're putting out isn't earning you the returns you want, it makes sense to drop some of your obligations this month. On July 3, the sobering Capricorn Full Moon can bring you to a critical point where you recognize that major changes are in order. Extreme pressures and powerful emotions are stirred as the Moon conjuncts intense Pluto.

Normally, you might keep your feelings to yourself while simmering inside and quietly plotting your next move. However, irrepressible Uranus' tense lunar square breaks through your calm exterior with an urgency to take immediate action. Whether you're facing crises at home or work or need to drastically change your life, standing still or going backward is not your best option.

Perceptive Mercury turns retrograde in your 8th House of Deep Sharing on July 14, opening a three-week window in which to reassess relationships and see if you have the will to reinvest in a personal or financial union or if radical change is inevitable. The Cancer New Moon highlights your 7th House of Partners on July 19, broadening your social horizons and offering a fresh start in a current alliance.

However, strict Saturn's tough square to this Sun-Moon conjunction suggests that any gains come at a stiff price. Knowing exactly what you want helps you set the terms instead of finding yourself limited by someone else's rules. Yet once you know where you stand, it's appropriate to stop keeping score and open your heart. The Sun enters expressive Leo and your 8th House of Intimacy on July 22, inviting generosity and deeply creative connections.

Keep in Mind this Month
Inventing a more vibrant and exciting future is risky, but probably less exhausting than trying to hold on to structures that no longer work.

Key Dates for Capricorn

SUPER NOVA DAY
July 3: Remain Calm, Cool and Collected
Be kind to yourself as the judgmental Capricorn Full Moon illuminates your 1st House of Personality, because unrelenting Pluto's presence can make your flaws seem greater than they actually are. It's wise to clean up any unhealthy habits as long as you don't go to extremes. The Moon squares unruly Uranus, provoking rebellious feelings and the urge to run from routine, but don't let the emotional intensity force you to act in haste. Fortunately, Mars moves into moderate Libra and your 10th House of Responsibility to help you regain your composure and line up your support team while contemplating major changes.

July 20-22: The Hero in You
Amplifying Jupiter's sesquisquare with limiting Saturn on July 20 can make it difficult for you to assess the scope of a project or discover the best way to fulfill your ambitions. You'll revisit these issues when the aspects recur on October 15 and May 20, 2013. For now, a brilliant Jupiter-Uranus sextile on July 22 can show you how to leap over obstacles with a single bound.