Your horoscope for July 26 to August 1, 2012
For the moment, the harsh planetary intensity is receding. As much as is possible given the nature of our extreme times, the month should come to a relatively smooth finish.
Mercury in Leo, continuing in retrograde to August 7, keeps the spotlight focused on going for the gold, on “I deserve”, and on creative re-centring. This Saturday marks the informing peak of the retrograde cycle. Beyond being an apt planetary influence for the start of the Olympics, Mercury fused with the sun also shines the full light onto a specific personal life circumstance, relationship, or learning curve. Messenger Mercury has now relayed as much relevant information as the cycle has requested. More fill will be added through the end of the retrograde; now it is primarily a matter of processing, integrating, utilizing, and acting upon the information.
On Tuesday, Venus trine Saturn completes a karmic review and crystallization phase that began in the middle of May. We have the green light to forge ahead, formulate plans, define boundaries, make a commitment, and settle or sign a contract. What is solidified, secured, or actualized sets a long-term platform in place. While Syria’s situation continues as a huge uncertainty, watch mid August for a significant finalization, culmination, cutoff point, or end of the road.
Wednesday’s Aquarius full moon (8:27 p.m.) in trine to Jupiter is especially opportune, mobilizing, electrifying, trend-setting, and liberating. Hopefully, there’ll be good news to share.
March 19 - April 19
Mercury retrograde has shone more light on you, and through you too. While others are growing more aware of your presence or influence, it’s time to review how present you are for yourself. A new energy is crystallizing within you, and around you too. While there’s still further to go, Tuesday’s information and insight give you yet more confirmation.
April 19 - May 20
You’ve fought, resisted, avoided, yearned, strived, and struggled all at the same time. Despite this, you have gained on yourself. Over the next week, you’ll come to see more of what’s possible and what’s probable, what’s waiting for you and what is now solidly behind you. Monday and Tuesday, success comes easily. Get it handled and out of the way.
May 20 - June 20
Friday and Saturday meet expectations and then some. When impulse or a good idea strikes, go with it; don’t hesitate. Tuesday’s Venus-Saturn alignment brings a sense of the right place and time, of accomplishment and/or completion. Despite the fact that Mercury is still in retrograde, you are okay to buy it, sign it, cement it, or seal it with a kiss.
June 20 - July 22
The more you check in with yourself, the more confirmed you’ll get. It seems you are gaining greater acceptance of what seemed so difficult to grasp, fathom, or incorporate just a little while ago. You can afford to take more time to let it grow on you further. Fresh insight will continue to drop into place over the next week.
July 22 - August 22
Beyond a few weeks to get your fill of the summer’s best offerings, Mercury retrograde keeps you deeply immersed in personal questioning, questing, and review. Is this as good as it gets? Are you satisfied with yourself? Satisfaction is a ready mix over the next week. The stars bring it together well. Over the longer term, there’s always room for improvement.
August 22 - September 22
You are tapping into a deeper pool than you may realize. At the same time, Mercury’s alignment with the sun on Saturday suggests a growing inner dialogue is drawing more of your attention. Continue to monitor your inner feelings and also to pay attention to outer signals. It will take a few more weeks for the whole picture to fill in.
September 22 - October 22
Memories in the making—let the good times roll. Whether you have something special planned or opt for spontaneity’s surprise package, Mercury and the sun set the backdrop for an on-the-go, event-filled weekend. Interactions and revisits deliver the gold. Someone significant is likely to get your attention. There could be an announcement or important news to share.
October 22 - November 21
A special celebration or event is likely to meet and even exceed expectations. You could find yourself in the professional or personal spotlight. You may gain preferential treatment, an award, a reward, official acknowledgment, or added notoriety. On the other hand, the light could shine on someone of prominence or of influence to you. Romantic or financial, a karmic contract reaches a fruition peak.
November 21 - December 21
In the middle of a cheering crowd, with favourite folk gathered round, with your special someone, or off for an adventure on your own, Mercury retrograde teamed with the sun sets up the shots for a delightful Kodak weekend. Travel, play, make the connection: on Saturday synchronicity, luck, and great timing are on your side. Things piece together very well through Tuesday.
December 21 - January 20
Taking extra time to relax and indulge is ideal this weekend. Go with the flow and gift yourself as the mood strikes. If you can’t be your own best lover, what do you have to offer another? Monday and Tuesday, the empowering Capricorn moon pumps up your motivation, determination, and success ratio. Strike while the iron’s hot.
January 20 - February 18
The weekend is ideal for a special-occasion get-together, revisiting places, and/or reconnecting with folks you haven’t seen for a while. You’ll bump into them too. As you compare notes, you are likely to feel it’s just as good or even better than it was the last time. Tuesday signs, seals, and delivers it.
February 18 - March 19
A sense of accomplishment and completion feels mighty fine. While there’s always more you could do or say, the weekend brings it as far along as it’s meant to go. Monday puts you on a fresh fast track. Tuesday’s wrap-up should go smoothly. A contract or an important decision finalized puts the long-term into play.
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