July 2012 Scorpio Horoscope

Student of life

You have a great deal to learn this month, although much of it may seem more like relearning or modifying what you already know. An ambitious Full Moon in Capricorn on July 3 falls in your 3rd House of Information, where it joins with your co-ruling planet Pluto and stressfully squares surprising Uranus. A new twist on an old idea or fresh evidence comes to light that can blow away assumptions about your work and daily routine, leading to some exciting changes.

Intellectual Mercury turns retrograde in your 10th House of Career on July 14, sending you back to the drawing board to do further research, complete unfinished projects, and reconnect with colleagues to shore up your professional image. Nevertheless, your most important work may not be obvious to others; energetic Mars enters diplomatic Libra and your 12th House of Behind-the-Scenes Activities on July 3, when you could be called upon to rebalance and repair relationships.

You're reminded again that you need to go around obstacles instead of plowing right through them by difficult aspects from Jupiter to resistant Pluto and Saturn on July 18-20, sandwiched around the self-protective Cancer New Moon on July 19. You may see extravagant plans with partners delayed or cut back, and you'll need patience and persistence to bring them to fruition.

You can catch some wind in your sails on July 22, when the Sun strides into bold Leo and your public 10th House of Career, while hopeful Jupiter forms a smart sextile with uncontainable Uranus. Still, letting praise go to your head could encourage you to behave recklessly and take on more obligations than you can handle.

Keep in Mind this Month
Even if you're well versed in a subject, taking another look at it is highly likely to reward you with valuable new insights.

Key Dates for Scorpio

July 3-4: Lucky Break
A little suspicion about others' promises is merited on July 3, when evaluative Venus forms a deceptive quincunx with enigmatic Pluto. What you see or hear may not be what you get, but digging deeper could reveal nuggets of gold. Mercury makes the same aspect with Pluto on July 4, which often indicates secrecy and manipulative use of language. However, Mercury, Venus, and Uranus align favorably with one another to instigate intellectual breakthroughs and shower you with some pleasurable surprises.

SUPER NOVA DAYS
July 17-19: Wild Horses
Your passion for action may exceed your good judgment when unstoppable Mars forms an exciting trine with Jupiter and an intensifying square with Pluto on July 17, along with an explosive opposition to Uranus on the July 18. Intense effort can be a plus as long as you start with a clear plan and reserve the option to change it when circumstances shift unexpectedly. These transits occur while inflationary Jupiter is making a misaligned quincunx with extremist Pluto, which can provoke reactions out of proportion with the situation. The moody Cancer New Moon on the 19th falls in your 9th House of Big Ideas, but its square with strict Saturn is a reminder to rein in emotions and apply self-discipline, instead of allowing irrational feelings to dictate your behavior.