Showdown at the I'm OK Corral

You can't put a bandaid on a delusion.  So if you’ve been riding out the revolutionary storm with superficial platitudes, Pluto's calling you out.

The midweek New Moon in Cancer 
(9:24 PM, PDT, Wednesday) brings a test of your intentions.  You’ll be challenged to stand up for your ideas, or admit their defeat.

Pluto has never been inclined to share power (or anything really) with anyone.  Why should he?  He’s got the whole underworld under lock and key, and ordinarily no one wants in.
The Force of personal power is with you.

Here’s your personal horoscope for the week of July 15, 2012:

Aries ♈ (March 20-April 19)
Yesterday’s trials will be a blessing today as you see the silver lining in recent changes.  You are certainly on the other side of choosing your direction.  Now, you’re asked to make a commitment to it.  Wednesday’s nurturing New Moon falls in your 4th house of home sweet home.  Take the private time to focus on your inner world.  Something from your childhood suddenly becomes clear to you.  Mars stirs up the action in your 7th house of partnerships.  You have no trouble asserting yourself in relationships, but cooperation may be difficult to find.  Don’t avoid a conflict that could clear the air.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)
The exact pairing of the Sun and Moon (New Moon) in Cancer this Wednesday lands in your house of communications.  Your world is colored by personal feelings, and your characteristically common sense approach takes a back seat.  But it makes for more meaningful communications--you won’t settle for superficial.  
This week’s ramped-up Mars energy has you working smarter (and harder!), for other people!  You will be wise to adjust your course of action. You don’t mind deferring playtime for the weekend.  An old order is changing.  

Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Thinking your way through your emotions is still your modus operandi until Monday evening when the Moon leaves Gemini and slides into maternal Cancer.  You’re on the way to the New Moon Wednesday, when you’ll have to reevaluate your attitudes about your possessions.  Someone may “borrow” a valuable from you that stirs up strong feelings of ownership, because it’s tied to your past.  Assertive Mars has got your back, so you won’t be shy about your strong desires.  Your energy shifts to playful and fun, so self-discipline is scarce until Saturday morning.  

Cancer (June 21-July 21)
If you haven’t been flexible enough, you’ll likely be derailed by Tuesday’s major event--Mars in Libra pushes the lord of the underworld up against a wall, demanding that he share power.  Wednesday’s New Moon, new beginnings, will have you feeling more subjective and concerned about your own needs.  Your keen sensitivity is stronger than your logic, but it allows you to be there for others with great compassion.  Feeling “a part of,” whether its a group or family, satisfies a strong need to belong.  Frustrated energies on the home front are not what they seem--it will become clear by Saturday.   

Leo (July 22-August 22)
If you have to sell an idea, this is the time.  Wednesday’s New Moon in the nurturing sign of Cancer pulls you into some deep inner recesses of your mind where you touch attitudes you usually keep hidden--even from yourself.  At the same time, the tempo of your everyday communications speeds up.   The ongoing transformation of your world gets a push around midweek.  Then the Moon rolls into Leo at 3:13 AM on Thursday, and you’re in-sync.  There may be some drama associated with it, but your hero’s heart is awakened and your spirits are raised to courageous acts.  In the wee hours of Saturday night, while you are sleeping, the Sun will move into its home sign, your loyal Leo (3:01 AM, PDT, Sunday).  You’re almost home.  

Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Now is an important time to either allow yourself to be transformed by events that provoke a struggle in you, or knock heads one after the other.  Friendships are central to your world this week, particularly at the New Moon on Wednesday.  You may get the emotional support you need from a female friend.  Mental Mars gives you some strong opinions about what you value and why.  Money is a source of pride, or worry.  Either way, you may spend a lot of it this week!  The Moon enters Virgo at 10:24 AM, PDT, on Saturday.  Although it’s naturally narrow in focus, she gives you a shot of electric enthusiasm and an exciting change of pace.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Now that you have Warrior Mars in your sign, you can take action easily.  The first big blessing comes Tuesday around  6:00 AM, PDT, when Mars gets a big hug from Santa Claus Jupiter.  This is the start of something good!  Get used to being seen.  Your life takes a public stage this week when Wednesday’s New Moon puts your feelings on your sleeve (9:24 PM, PDT).  Stern Saturn is still the ringmaster, and he loves maturity and sober commitment--only grown-ups need apply.  Your career benefits because of your heightened sensitivity and empathy with others.  Time to show the world what you can do!  

Scorpio ♏  (October 23-November 21)
The urge to get away from it all will be strong this week, especially leading up to the New Moon in your compatible sign, Cancer.  Underneath is a restlessness, and boredom that motivate you to break your routine.  Traveling in your mind will appeal to you since what you’re really after is exposure to new ideas that can revolutionize your life.  At the same time, Warrior Mars makes you impatient with bosses that don’t give you credit for your work.  You will be frustrated if you have to be in the background.  Show yourself!

Sagittarius (November 22-December 20)
You feel the tug, and inner urge, to do something about the state of affairs in the world around you.  Problem is, you won’t take kindly to anyone who opposes you. Intensity about your emotional experiences is heightened around midweek when the Cancer New Moon exposes you to powerful people and personal encounters.  Joint possessions may be a source of trouble.  Try to loosen controls.  Don’t just try to hold onto your original plans or a power struggle is guaranteed.  Warrior Mars is in your corner with high energy to reach your goals, most likely with the help of your friends.  

Capricorn (December 21-January 19)
You have the winning combo this week:  the New Moon on Wednesday is in your 7th house, and that same morning Jupiter aligns with Mars--peace guides your planet.  Your feelings regarding your most intimate relationships are heightened, and much more important to you.  At the same time, your ambition to achieve motivates you to work extremely hard--as long as you’re the boss.  The emotionality of this week has depth of feeling, but you’ll need to add an injection of objectivity.  

Aquarius (January 20-February 17)
You have a strong need to take better care of your personal life, and at the same time you’re asked to do a lot for others--even sacrifice something you need.  The pull on your emotions with Wednesday’s New Moon insists that you put your true feelings out there--don’t pretend somethings is okay with you when it’s not!  Warrior Mars gives you a burst of strength to defend your beliefs.  Your mind expands and you experience a new dimension of reality.  

Pisces ♓  (February 18-March 19)
Your week begins with sweet dreams of being taken care of and accepted for who you truly are.  Einstein said:  “Imagination is more important than knowledge,”  and you’ve got plenty of both.  There’s no use trying to hide your feelings.  The nurturing New Moon in your compatible sign (Cancer) asks you to show your underbelly.  Risk vulnerability, so you have more depth in your love relationships.  A powerful confrontation can be the catalyst for transformation in your life, so watch Wednesday for close encounters of the mind expanding kind.  
Posted on July 15, 2012 .