President Obama’s tax proposal would allow the Bush tax cuts to expire on “the rich” (singles making more than $200,000 and couples making more than $250,000).  The top federal income tax rates for these payers would rise from 35% to 39.6%.  “But you can’t do that!” scream the Republicans, “You’ll hurt the job creators!”  “No, we won’t!” cry the Democrats. So who are these “job creators?”  Is it valid to claim that increasing the top rate will hurt small business and the economy?  As with most things political, the truth lies somewhere between the two rhetorical extremes.

July 2013 Horoscopes by Rebecca Vigil

Capricorn 12/22–1/19

This is an excellent month for growth and expansion. Between now and the summer of next year you will have ample energy to put into your personal relationships. What makes you feel safe and loved this month? Now is the time to take some time off to take care of the one you love, even if it’s yourself. Once you work on the inner part of your existence you will see it flourish and bloom.  Your thirst for knowledge this month may never be quenched but you can sure use a drink. Remember, moderation in everything is key. 

Aquarius 1/20–2/18

The month will start off with a little bit of a challenge as Venus and Saturn will square one another.  Saturn will represent a conflict with authority but it could also represent the chance to respect your own authoritah. It seems everything that you’ve ever done right in your life is coming back at you full swing. The good news is you’re full of a lot of energy, stamina and intellectual thought. The bad news? You may become impatient, angry and irritated—giving good advice is fatal. 

Pisces 2/19–3/20

As Jupiter and Neptune meet up you will see a boundless array of abundance. Grandiose mega dreams will come true, so ask yourself what your biggest dreams are. Now is the perfect time to harness and lasso all energy and transform it into philanthropic passion. The goddess of love is not only opening up a new chapter in your life, but she is writing a whole new book just for you. This is likely to be a very spiritual, magical time in your life. Also, do not sign any contracts until after the 22nd

Aries 3/21–4/19

July is a mixed bag of tricks with wisdom emerging in places you would least expect.  Pull as much of your energy inward and take care of yourself. Look past frustrations and minor insignificances and change your world from within. Renovate and innovate your own intentions and build your foundation.  If your chart were a mountain range it would be the Mosquito; a lot of peaks and valleys with Mercury acting like a river of beautiful dreams weaving it all together. Creativity is necessary to survive.

Taurus 4/20—5/20

Do what you can while you can with the energy that is here to support you. The new moon in July is an excellent time to push through that extra veil. Jupiter energy is banging on your door and there to get you to laugh and out of a recent rut.  This is a good time in your life so you need to put yourself out there to really reap these benefits. You may receive sudden windfalls and your ego is likely to get stroked.  A road trip would be favorable, advisable and will heal any negative energy that has been haunting you. 

Gemini 5/21–6/21

Gemini, July will have its dynamic energies affecting your life in specific problematic areas.  I would advise you to focus on your financial situation and ways to improve it. A jovial time is coming up so the more money you make, the more money you can spend. Make sure to spend time with your loved ones and get a circle of lovely energy going on among you. Love is a common theme dancing around your aura, seducing you into the art. 

Cancer 6/22–7/22

Your month will be busy, busy, and guess what, more busy. A lot of karmic burden is likely to fall off your cosmic being. This has been quite the rollercoaster ride, and it will take you on the journey of your life. Set an intention on the new moon and prepare to see all the seeds that you’ve sewn be sprouted, bloomed and come into fruition–faster than you know it.  Jupiter is affecting your chart in your sign. Have a Happy Birthday, Cancer! Dream big, large and Charles in charge. 

Leo 7/23–8/22

July shoots you out of a canon of awesomeness but lest ye forget gravity, Leo. On your way take some of the creative and intellectual perks that you pass through. Seize every opportunity, Leo! Your foundations as well as your beliefs are likely to be rattled, shaken and stirred. Yet, situations like these often prove to be very valuable and this time it will be no different.  You remember that one Kit-Kat commercial? Well go buy one and give yourself a break, it will be coming nonetheless.  Jupiter is moving into the 12th house (Pisces) on the 25th and will reside there for the next year.  

Virgo 8/23–9/22

The beginning of the month is favorable, allowing you to enjoy the finer things in life and giving you a stronger sense of self. Mid-month you may look for new challenges but focus on older ones first. Your blunt disposition this month will prove to be favorable in a multitude of different ways.  Jupiter is influencing your chart by zooming out and allowing you to see what life is really all about. The planetary alignments going on are all over your charts like white on whice.  

Libra 9/23–10/22

There are a plethora of options to satisfy your hunger. An issue may need to be confronted early on in the month. A Saturn aspect interacts with Venus and may hit an old nerve that may have been hanging off of your zombie arm. A Pluto opposition that occurs will pop up overnight like an embarrassing pimple. The night before that evening you will be eating dates, because that’s important. An out of the blue occurrence will happen once old karmic debt has been paid—at least create an I.O.U.  Be very careful what you wish for, pay attention to the 17th of the month. Weed out, delete, practice and don’t repeat. 

Scorpio 10/23–11/21

Jupiter the planet of abundance, the great giver and also the happy go lucky sign is moving into Cancer as is the New Moon on July 6th.  Saturn moves into your sign which partners up with Pisces–to create a golden trifecta – which manifests incredible abundance. Challenges in your 6th house may cause you to rethink your goals regarding a certain career field move.  Venus may come on baby and do the twist, so set your intentions on the 6th—travel is especially favored. The 17th and 19th creates the once in a lifetime opportunity to dream, and to dream big.  

Sagittarius 11/22–12/21

Pay attention to your feelings (your favorite thing, I know) and deal with them for this will be the key to handling your problems and moving on.  The Aquarius full moon that occurs at the end of the month can be financially beneficial. A grand water trine affects you on multiple levels. The cosmic message is to heal your life. Actions can and will be driven by your feelings, you hate this almost as much as you hate your mother in law, but deal with it. After the 22nd, if you have a business or something of the like to promote do so now, full throttle, no looking back! Vroom Vroom!

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