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Aries Horoscope: July 2013

Stairway to Heaven

You reach a more profound understanding of your life's purpose this month with a rare Grand Water Trine flooding your most sensitive houses. Philosophical Jupiter in your 4th House of Roots aligns harmoniously with pragmatic Saturn in your 8th House of Intimacy and metaphysical Neptune in your 12th House of Spirituality on July 17-19, giving you a broader vision of your past that helps you map out a clearer picture of the future.

Your key planet, Mars, joins this planetary pattern on July 20, enabling you to turn these insights into constructive action. There are, though, some hurdles and some helpers along the way.

The Sun's opposition to powerful Pluto on July 1 and square to shocking Uranus on July 4 could push you to a breaking point. However, these aspects are meant to provoke a rea¬ssessment of your professional goals and family obligations. With a little patience and persistence, you can tap into unused resources and unmet desires that spur radically new approaches.

A subtle sense of order begins to take shape in your life with structuring Saturn's forward turn and a loving Cancer New Moon in your 4th House of Family on July 8. You may not see exactly where you're going yet, but a slow-rising tide of hope lifts your spirits. Fleet-footed Mercury's shift to direct motion on July 20 helps you gather scattered thoughts and pull them together into a coherent vision.

The Sun strides into bold Leo and your 5th House of Self-Expression on July 22, just before the Full Moon in socially conscious Aquarius. Learning how to navigate from being a star (Leo) to being a valuable teammate (Aquarius) is the challenge and gift of this lunation.

Keep in Mind this Month

Think strategically. Calibrating today's actions in terms of tomorrow's goals may seem less efficient now, but will pay big dividends later.

Key Dates for Aries

July 4-5: Velvet Revolution

These are a couple of edgy days when your impatience and a desire to do things your own way could spark conflict. The Sun's harsh square to independent Uranus on July 4 amplifies your hunger for freedom. You meet even the slightest hint of authority with a rebellious attitude and, perhaps, a desire to flee. Yet on July 5, Mars forms an imaginative quintile with Uranus that might give you the liberty you need without creating a ruckus. Trying unconventional approaches to problems can help you avoid a crisis. Still, a delicate semisquare between lovable Venus and aggressive Mars reflects social awkwardness or insecurity. If you can take criticism lightly and without judging others, your vulnerability will invite sweet connections instead of feelings of rejection.


July 20-22: Shoot for the Stars

Mars trines to stabilizing Saturn and altruistic Neptune on July 20 create a beautiful blend of structure and imagination. You can be productive in an easygoing way that allows you to enjoy whatever tasks you undertake when Mars joins opportunistic Jupiter on July 22 to arouse ambitious dreams of travel and adventure. But if you're constrained from thinking big, or don't get the physical exercise you need, you could be steaming with anger or resentment. Venus's entry into detail-oriented Virgo and your 6th House of Service might bog you down in petty tasks. However, if you want to launch a new enterprise and reach the heights of success, you'll need to master all the small steps along the way.

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