- Man pleads guilty but mentally ill in 2013 murder
- Telephone, computer network outages at 22 Rockford schools
- Byron native selected as Sailor of the Year for Navy Band Southwest
- Illinois Tollway awards $337 million in contracts, sets budget
- 44 earn bachelor’s degrees at Saint Anthony College of Nursing
- Goodwill opens Donation Express site on Perryville
- Rock Valley College to manage TechWorks program
- University of Illinois at Chicago names chancellor
- Salvation Army to distribute food, toys to nearly 2,000 families
- American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act signed into law
Week of Aug. 5-11, 2009
This Week: As a result of the August full moon (Aug. 5-6), romantic aspects are in full force. Elements that may have appeared dead in the water are revitalized. The ability to forgive and forget is effortless, and affairs of the heart will flourish as a result of this energy. Finances will take a turn for the better as well. The universe is slowly, but surely, crawling out of its hole.
Aries (March 21 to April 19)—Although it does appear like you’re the only one doing all the work, part of this could be that you’re not asking others to do their fair share. Delegate your authority to competent individuals around you. You’re only human, and you can’t do it all at this time. Make sure you’re out and about over the full-moon weekend. You will have the time of your life, if you just come out of your cave for a while.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20)-—It has been a very difficult time with personal matters in the past. Now, the only thing you can do is to reap the benefits and opportunities of the present. This “down time” has allowed you to heal and see the other side of the story. Take the knowledge that you have learned, and use it for your best good in the months to come. You have so much more to offer others as a result of it. Be kind and patient with your loved ones this week. They need emotional support.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20)—It would be a great time to express your feelings toward your friends and loved ones. Someone may feel a bit out of sorts or emotionally vulnerable. Make sure he or she knows you “have their back” when it comes to an aggressive individual. At the same time, you may need to defend a personal relationship with a nosy individual. You don’t owe anyone an explanation. Less is more.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22)—This is the perfect time to clear away clutter and make room for new items that will improve the quality of your life. You have not really gone on a spending spree in a while. You need not max out your credit cards doing this, but a little piece of luxury goes a long way emotionally. You may also be considering a new look. Spruce up your wardrobe, and ask your favorite hairdresser what she has in mind for you.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22)—Romance—past, present and future—is on your mind this week. You’re thinking about many situations and how you have come to this point in your life. You may feel a little different about love now, looking at it without the rose-colored glasses. However, you may be surprised as to how you have learned so much from it. As you see these encounters as blessings, you will find yourself with options and choices in the near future.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)—Letting go of a past matter may require a bit of work or attention to it this week. The ability to recognize how it is affecting the present is very helpful in the weeks to come. You have learned your lesson, and now you can file it away for the future. The knowledge is the biggest blessing that arrived from this encounter. As a result, you’re in a different world. A home project will bring you much joy in the weeks to come.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)—Bite your tongue, and allow a loved one to make his or her own decisions about a personal matter. Only offer advice when it is asked for, and you will find they have the ability to figure this one out on their own. You will be on pins and needles until then, so try to focus on your own “pet projects” to remove the stress of this issue. You have your own responsibilities to deal with now. Make a list, and check them off, one by one.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)—It is as though you have had a major epiphany over an old emotional habit or wound this week. Now, you are able to see what led you to these significant changes over the last two years. Although some of these situations seemed so right at the time, they now make no sense to you at all. With that said, you can breathe a sigh of relief and move into your next adventure. You have plenty of adventures to choose from in the weeks to come.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)—Financial aspects are improving by the minute, and August is the month you can take a little time to yourself to relax a bit. A vacation is long overdue. Set the time aside now to make your reservations, and turn this into a reality. A friend or loved one is also in dire need of this energy. When you return, you will be in the perfect emotional state to achieve your long-term goals.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)—This is an extremely productive time for you. You are mixing business and pleasure with perfect balance. Accept opportunities for advancement that will be arriving in February. It is time to take a break. Get out of town with your favorite special someone, and enjoy some time off. When you return, there will be an exciting, somewhat hectic schedule for you to sink your teeth into. Rest up, because this is going to be a very active month.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)—Make sure you get both sides of the story before you confront an individual this week. More information may be on the way, and it may be best to sit tight and gather your resources first. Listen to what isn’t being said instead of the chatter that is coming at you. Read between the lines. Someone is trying to sell himself/herself or his/her ideas too hard.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20)—Give it a rest already. Constant poking and prodding another for an answer may end up giving you way more than you really were ready to hear. Allow these aspects to resolve themselves, and they will end in your favor. You’re thinking about the past and how much someone had hurt you. Try to look into the present, and see how many loved ones and newfound friends have arrived during the past year. You’re truly blessed.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
from the August 5 – 11, 2009 issue