Your horoscope for July 12 to 18, 2012
Uranus turns retrograde on Friday at 2:49 a.m., and Mercury in Leo does the same on Saturday at 7:16 p.m. Uranus will spend the next seven years keeping evolution on high heat, but hopefully the weekend will bring a reprieve for those sweltering in the east and also for those sweating it out elsewhere.
While serious pressure continues for world leaders, the weekend is ideal for letting yourself off the hook. Mercury and Uranus in a stimulating exchange keep the idea flow, socializing, and creativity lively. Alternate choices and routes can do the trick. Things may not quite go according to plan on Friday and Saturday, but somehow it should all work out. Take it as it comes.
Through the weekend, Mercury/Uranus sparks a new can-do consciousness, sun/Saturn necessitates that we face the inevitable, and Ceres/Chiron salts a fecund do-what-must-be-done moment.
To August 7, heed the usual Mercury-retrograde warnings and advice. Don’t overdo or underestimate it, implement extra safeguards, and expect the unexpected. Revisit, revise, and redo.
Although Wednesday delivers a new moon in Cancer (9:24 p.m.), it may seem like a full moon instead. Tuesday can be a major trigger or spillover day—the Syrian conflict could hit boil. By Wednesday evening, Mars/Uranus brings matters to a head or a cutoff point. While there can be synchronicity, opportunity, and breakthrough, stay alert for the sudden, the disruptive, the eruptive, and the extreme, as well as added impulsiveness and accidents.
March 19 - April 19
Over the next week, Mars puts pressure on Pluto while building toward a confrontation with Uranus. Mid next week, a major lid can blow. Mercury retrograde re-creates the past in some significant way, but it’s a different game this time around. The now provides an exceptional opportunity to repeat a success and/or turn it completely around.
April 19 - May 20
A weekend escape may be ideal, but a confrontation with the inevitable can be put off no longer. Confidence or security may have recently gained ground; still, Mercury’s backtrack can hit you where you’re most vulnerable. What’s exposed now sets an opportune stage for improvement. Mid next week, a sharp corner turn springboards you into a new reality.
May 20 - June 20
If you’ve already booked vacation time for the coming weeks, you can thank your inner genius for staying a step ahead of the stars. Moment to moment is the best way to play Friday and Saturday, as first Uranus and then Mercury start retrograde cycles. Significant reconnections, revisits, and reappearances can be expected. Even so, there’s surprise in store.
June 20 - July 22
The anticipation can be half the pain or half the fun. You are on a countdown now, but your emotions are likely to be on a major buildup curve. You may or may not have something big in your plans, but the stars most certainly do. Friday, Saturday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, watch for something unexpected to be stirred into the pot.
July 22 - August 22
Fresh, new, even radical is where it’s at. With such different tastes, cravings, perceptions, and interests, you may second-guess your sanity, but get used to it—this is your new norm. Navigating through Leo this time around, Mercury retrograde allows you extra time to test-drive the new you. Tuesday and Wednesday, impulsiveness or a flash moment can sweep you away.
August 22 - September 22
Beyond the typical annoyances or backtracks that Mercury retrograde can deliver, the next few weeks should prove to be exceptionally informing and revealing. Through your own insights or circumstances, you are about to learn what you
already know but have not yet fully realized. Mid next week sets you on a fresh new track, perhaps suddenly.
September 22 - October 22
Unplug and allow for the unexpected this weekend. By design or serendipity, a step back can be a major step forward. A family reunion, special event, or surprise reconnection stimulates a flood of memories. Relocation, a return home, a repetition, or a resurrection can be a golden ticket. Tuesday and Wednesday, it all hits at once. You can’t stop it once it’s in action.
October 22 - November 21
When Mercury tours retrograde, it’s not a time to forge ahead. Heed the insistence of your instincts and take the next few weeks to reprioritize and give yourself a well-deserved break. Step back, allow things to run their natural course, and it should all get sorted out, perhaps even better than hoped for. Mid next week pushes or thrusts you past it.
November 21 - December 21
You may be forced to admit that a goal, an approach, or a prospect isn’t working out as well as you had hoped, or that a lot more investment is required. Uranus and Mercury retrograde strip it down for you. By mid next week’s informing fresh page, your best bets should become more obvious. Why fight it? Go where the getting is good.
December 21 - January 20
You stand at a window-of-opportunity threshold. Over the next week, you’ll get a much better handle on what’s doable and best, for you and for all. Nothing is small or insignificant: it’s all big-picture stuff, and it’s all on the line. Tuesday and Wednesday prompt decisive action. A wrong can be quickly righted.
January 20 - February 18
Beginning Friday, Uranus retrograde sharpens your radar. During Mercury retrograde, something lost can be found again. Beyond a retrieval of items or memories, the cycle can refresh creativity, hope, enthusiasm, or libido. A significant someone may make a reappearance. Mid next week, watch for Mars and Uranus to send it into high flight or overdrive.
February 18 - March 19
Whether ancient history, buried somewhere, or housed deep within your heart, something long out of sight can resurrect itself. Uranus and Mercury retrograde revive you with fresh perspective and opportunity. Now’s your chance to resolve it, update it, or set it free. Mid next week, the exceptional or unexpected can come to pass in a flash.
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