Your horoscope for July 19 to 25, 2012
Be reminded that Mercury in Leo continues in retrograde to August 7. Gift yourself, pamper loved ones, and enjoy the summer’s best, but know that overindulgence or extravagance can cause you to pay too high a price later. The sun’s rays are especially strong; protect your skin—take this statement both literally and figuratively. Added distractions, extra expense, and wasteful sidetracks are typical retrograde occurrences. Try not to get caught up in the drama or make the small things more important than they really are.
Mercury, in a continuing dialogue with spontaneous-combustion Uranus, keeps the newsworthy buzz on a lively fast track. This duo raises group consciousness and sparks same-page accord, creative ingenuity, and amazing synchronicity.
The moment can be fleeting, but it is of especially high impact. The next couple of weeks could deliver a significant, perhaps life-altering event. To the weekend, Venus re-stimulates the momentous June 4 to 6 celestial events. A significant someone can draw added attention. (Be your own best lover.) Prominent figures stay in the spotlight too. Mercury/Uranus reach peak on July 4 and 25 and August 18. These dates are especially opportune, or catapulting.
Thursday, Mars/Uranus is still on a boil-over. Saturday and Sunday can call for added effort or necessitate a change of plans. The sun’s advance into Leo on Sunday at 3:01 a.m. begins the ramp-up for the London Summer Olympics. Monday through Wednesday, the stars synthesize it well.
March 19 - April 19
For the most part, this week should run smoothly. It’s an ideal time to relax a little more and worry a little less. Mars in Libra keeps the get-go both stimulating and relatively easy to navigate. Your creativity, instincts, and intuition are at peak. Sunday onward, satisfaction is on the increase. Life and love move onto a more even keel.
April 19 - May 20
A new attitude, program, or steppingstone seems to be growing well on you. So far, you seem to be finding your way through this transition period with finesse. Making it good for yourself, making yourself the best you can be—there’s true gold in the act, and you know it. You’ll see immediate benefit prove itself, and you’ll gain even more down the road.
May 20 - June 20
Quick and simple does it best, especially while Mercury travels retrograde. If it isn’t coming naturally, shelve it for later. On the other hand, when inspiration, impulse, or instincts strike, run with it. Through the weekend, stay flexible with plans and reserve judgments too. The unexpected can eat up time or blow your budget, but label it for a worthy or necessary cause.
June 20 - July 22
After the intensity of the past few days, you could use a break. Let yourself off the hook as best you can. Mercury retrograde keeps you on a search for better ways and means. Financially and emotionally, you want more and you deserve it too. You’ll find next week to be much smoother than the one just past.
July 22 - August 22
A spunky Leo moon keeps you going strong, but by Friday evening a low-key or early night hits the spot. On Saturday, take care of business but don’t overdo it. Leo month begins on Sunday, but your full bounce-back could take a little longer. Monday and Tuesday, stay receptive and be accommodating. They’ll love you more for it.
August 22 - September 22
Whether you realize it or not, you have more going for you now. It’s not so much what you say but what you demonstrate that counts. While Mercury is retrograde, try not to project too far ahead. For now, stay alert, be observant, and make the most of the here and now. Saturday and Sunday can break a silence or fire up something new.
September 22 - October 22
Whether the unexpected has thrust you into action or you’ve been at it for a while, Mars in Libra keeps you on a hot-shot dial. Thursday and Tuesday are your best go-for-it days. Sunday onward shifts the focus off the pressure and onto the pleasure and play. Reconnections or revisits will prove to be special memories in the making.
October 22 - November 21
It seems you have something big in the works. The past few days may have unlocked or revealed something unexpected. Even though Mercury is in retrograde, you should find you can work it out quickly. Because it’s in retrograde, proceed with caution. Don’t overshoot or underestimate the brewing potential. Starting Sunday, Leo month can bring you more recognition, attention, or accolades.
November 21 - December 21
The stars keep you moving along at a brisk yet smooth pace through week’s end. On Saturday, take extra time to catch up with yourself and clean up as necessary. Starting Sunday, the sun in Leo boosts hopefulness, attitude, and opportunity. While Mercury shines in Leo retrograde, revisits, reconnections, and reconsiderations keep you going strong. Next week, Mercury/Uranus keeps you stimulated and well entertained.
December 21 - January 20
You may have more to contend with now, but Mars also loans you extra coping skills. Past this week, the stars will offer a reprieve from the recent intensity and extremes. Mercury retrograde targets finances, health, or relationship concerns. As of next week’s start, you should find plans, communications, and accord switch onto a smoother track.
January 20 - February 18
No matter what unexpected extras the stars have tossed at you, Mars and Jupiter help you translate them into opportunity. Mercury retrograde can rekindle your interest or your heart, or provide you with a timely second chance. Travel, a special occasion, an event, or a reunion can surpass expectations. Monday to Wednesday, things come together very well.
February 18 - March 19
Allow yourself the opportunity to soak up as much as you can. Mercury retrograde may make you especially aware of how precious and fleeting life can be. You can find you miss something even before it’s gone. A natural progression sets the foundation for your next life chapter. It will grow well on you.
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