July 2012 Sagittarius Horoscope

It takes a village

You face a dilemma this month, because warrior Mars moves into peaceful Libra and your 11th House of Community on July 3, where he stays until August 23. The action of Mars is assertive and individualistic, yet now you must balance your personal ambitions with the goals of others. Your social life should improve, but you may need to tone down your approach so you don't upset the dynamics of your work group or social network.

The serious Capricorn Full Moon, also on July 3, is conjunct transformative Pluto in your 2nd House of Money and Resources, highlighting a deep shift that's already beginning to affect your finances. This lunation is also square unpredictable Uranus in your 5th House of Love, suggesting that a relationship could take an unexpected turn. You can't help but take center stage when witty Mercury enters outgoing Leo, but its retrograde turn on July 14 begins a three-week backpedaling period in your 9th House of Journeys when plans require revision and travel may be delayed.

Mars heats up your enthusiasm with a superconductive trine to exuberant Jupiter and a stressful square to ruthless Pluto on July 17. This can kick off a very intense few days, especially if a power struggle, possibly over money, gets out of hand. Tempers fly on the days leading up to the moody Cancer New Moon on July 19. You may feel as if everything is at stake, but don't let your extreme emotional reactions, based on a combination of excitement, anticipation, and fear, tempt you to take a foolish risk you'll later regret. Your energy level settles down toward the end of the month as a stabilizing Venus-Saturn trine on July 31 shows you that satisfaction is on the way.

Keep in Mind this Month
It's up to you to continue your personal progress, even if you must shift your priorities and go along with the group for now.

Key Dates for Sagittarius

July 3-4: Let's Make a Deal
Although you're tempted to work within a partnership with amicable Venus in your 7th House of Partnerships, she forms a crunchy quincunx with enigmatic Pluto on July 3 that makes it difficult for you to trust a controlling person. The calculating Capricorn Full Moon reminds you to proceed slowly and only say yes once you're sure everyone is on the same page. Solid negotiations can lay the foundation for profitable creativity when Venus sextiles innovative Uranus on July 4.

SUPER NOVA DAYS
July 17-20: Count to 10
Push through any lingering resistance when daring Mars forms a free-flowing trine to high-minded Jupiter on July 17. Still, your positive attitude isn't enough to get you back on track now, because Mars squares manipulative Pluto, provoking a battle for control that can get out of hand. Mars also opposes volatile Uranus on the July 18, amplifying your anxiety level. You can derive a tremendous boost of energy from these aspects, as long as you don't go too far and lose your temper. With an uncertain Jupiter-Pluto quincunx further complicating the situation, disagreements over allocating limited resources -- time, energy, and money -- appear to be irresolvable. Fortunately, the introspective Cancer New Moon on the July 19 falls in your 8th House of Shared Resources, reminding you to put up walls to protect your interests. Additionally, an uneasy aspect between wildly enthusiastic Jupiter and sobering Saturn on July 20 pulls you back from the edge and prevents you from going to extremes.