July 2012 Gemini Horoscope

Adjusting to a new reality

Although the changes that began recently could take months, even years, to play through to their conclusions, there's no doubt you have entered a new phase of your life. But instead of recklessly pushing ahead on your journey, take a few deep breaths, assimilate what has already happened, and reevaluate your plans for what comes next. You may be more inclined to seek out some summertime festivities once physical Mars enters your 5th House of Love and Play on July 3, where he remains until August 23.

But all is not fun and games, as indicated by the serious Capricorn Full Moon -- also on July 3 -- that conjuncts extreme Pluto in your 8th House of Transformation. Additionally, trickster Mercury's retrograde phase on July 14 to August 8 occurs in your 3rd House of Immediate Environment, delaying further progress and requiring you to reassess your priorities. Use this time to improve your strategy for following through on the transitions already under way.

Your renewed sense of faith is a reflection of the positive effects of Jupiter, now firmly entrenched in your sign until next summer. But your positive thinking alone isn't enough to overcome powerful forces that pull you away from your goals when Jupiter forms a frustrating quincunx with domineering Pluto on July 18.

Although the cautious Cancer New Moon on Key Dates for restrains impulsive tendencies, your nerves are on edge and a feeling that anything can happen is in the air. Thankfully an exciting Jupiter-Uranus sextile on July 22, followed by a series of supportive aspects indicates smoother sailing through the end of the month as long as you can balance your need for immediate results with the wisdom of long-term planning.

Keep in Mind this Month
You may feel a great sense of urgency to push issues to the next level, but forcing change is not the smartest move now. You have more time than you think.

Key Dates for Gemini

July 3-4: Balancing Act
You're ready to risk your comfort by confronting a deep emotional issue on July 3, when the ambitious Capricorn Full Moon illuminates your 8th House of Intimacy. Unfortunately, affectionate Venus is more irritating than soothing as she forms an uneasy quincunx with penetrating Pluto. But the current intensity is tempered by the entry of Mars into graceful Libra and your 5th House of Self-Expression. Honest communication should bring positive results as talkative Mercury aspects surprising Uranus and amicable Venus on July 4.

SUPER NOVA DAYS
July 14-17: No Free Lunch
You can sweet-talk your way through a sticky situation on July 14, when your key planet, Mercury, turns retrograde as it forms a sexy sextile with enchanting Venus. But the Sun's resistant square to constrictive Saturn the next day won't let you sidestep your responsibilities to have a good time or avoid future consequences of your current actions. Impulsive Mars, in your playful 5th House, amplifies your confidence and your energy as he harmoniously trines indulgent Jupiter on July 17. Nevertheless, think before you act; an unforgiving Mars-Pluto square on the same day can extract a severe price if you aimlessly pursue a passing pleasure.