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Scorpio Horoscope: July 2013

In your Element

Once you make up your mind, you can become so fiercely focused on your goal that your unwavering determination might seem obsessive to others. Fortunately, your intensity could pay off this month by giving you the drive to turn your idealistic dreams into reality. In return, you must be willing to patiently wait for your labor to bear fruit.

Although your heightened sense of urgency leaves you frustrated, avoid risky behavior on July 4 when the Sun squares thrill-seeking Uranus. Mischievous Mercury is retrograde in your 9th House of Big Ideas until July 20, thwarting forward movement, bringing unexpected delays, and revealing where your plans still need work. Saturn's direct turn on July 8 eases the resistance to your progress, but it takes time for this slow-moving planet to gain momentum.

The caring Cancer New Moon, also on July 8, falls in your 9th House of Higher Truths, urging you to water the seeds of your beliefs and gently nurture them as they grow. When restless Mars enters tenacious Cancer and your 9th house on July 13, you redouble your efforts toward realizing your goals.

An emotionally grounding Grand Water Trine on July 17-19 magically blends the energies of promising Jupiter, strategic Saturn, and intuitive Neptune, enabling you to harness your creativity as you continue to pursue your dreams. The combination of brainy Mercury turning direct and Mars reactivating the Grand Trine on July 20-22 rewards your persistence. When the Sun's shift into showy Leo and your 10th House of Career opposes the futuristic Aquarius Full Moon on July 22 in your 4th House of Home and Family, however, you must choose between your professional and personal life.

Keep in Mind this Month

Although you might feel as if your efforts are not paying off, you're on your way to success. Don't stop now; observable results may take time to manifest.

Key Dates for Scorpio

July 1-5: Embrace the Unknown

The month gets off to a difficult start as needy Venus in your 10th House of Career runs into a tough square to stingy Saturn on July 1; you may feel rejected if you think you're not being heard. Resentful Pluto's opposition to the Sun in your 9th House of Beliefs indicates additional friction, potentially sending you into a tailspin if you begin to doubt yourself. Additionally, a misleading Venus-Neptune alignment increases your current uncertainty. The Sun's dynamic square to spontaneous Uranus in your 6th House of Work on July 4 provokes you to play your cards prematurely, reducing your chances of success. Challenging aspects from Venus to Mars and Pluto on July 5 can tempt you to give up, believing that your efforts have been for naught. However, these stressful days can empower you to turn lead into gold if you process your intense feelings. Don't let your need for immediate gratification pull you off course and jeopardize your long-term goals.


July 17-20: Ready, Set, Go!

You'll feel the equilibrium generated on July 17-19 by Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune as they form mutual trines. Still, the big news is that mobile Mercury turns direct on July 20, releasing you from a three-week holding pattern and giving you the green light to go ahead on a big project. Although it may take a few days for you to feel the effects of Mercury's forward movement in your 9th House of Future Vision, fearless Mars gives you the courage to push ahead as he trines inspirational Neptune and steadfast Saturn. A Mars-Jupiter conjunction, along with the intelligent Aquarius Full Moon, on July 22 amplifies your enthusiasm, making you feel as if you can accomplish anything now.

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