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Your Horoscope: Week of Aug. 12-18, 2009
This Week: A massive healing process is taking place. The new moon in Leo (Aug. 20) will leave all of the dead weight behind, once and for all. Lucky breaks and tremendous opportunities will arrive to take advantage of. Hmmm…is there really such a thing as a lucky break? Or is it the ability to see what could be a positive or advantageous situation and grab the brass ring? For those of you who are in tune to this extremely positive shift, it’s only about seeing how blessed synchronicity is.
Aries (March 21 to April 19)—Once your romantic sector starts to make some sense, the other aspects of your life will be charmed as well. This is a week for clarity. Maybe you need to step up to the plate a bit. It’s all good to go with the Zen thing, but maybe you’re giving another the wrong impression. Clear the air, and be truthful about your feelings. Everything after that will be a piece of cake.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20)-—Finally, you are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, and no, it’s not a freight train! These chronic delays have gotten on your last nerve, and now there is freedom in sight. A business opportunity will soon present itself. Expect this to be a positive influence in your life. This not only increases your cash flow, but it helps you with social contacts as well. It’s about time you made some new connections.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20)—Protect your loved one from a negative source this week. It appears another may be out to get him or her. In an adamant tone, make it very clear this will not be tolerated. You do not have to choose between one person or another. There is plenty of room in your heart for everybody. Anyone who appears to be putting you in this position needs to be reprimanded.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22)—Be very conscious of how another is affecting your attitude. Fear and entitlement equals a recipe for disaster. To dwell on the past does not get you any further in the future. If another is chronically stuck, tell him or her to snap out of it! You do not have the time or energy to deal with this. It will affect your creativity.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22)—Romance is definitely a major focus this week. Now, it’s time to “take a chance.” Try not to be afraid of the outcome. It’s similar to “the lucky lotto ticket” in a way—if you don’t play, you won’t win. Business is beginning to improve. Be patient with your growth and development.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)—You’re really in a position to count your blessings. You can see how much those around you appreciate your gifts and talents. Be proud, and accept the new opportunities being presented. Wednesday brings an old account or business connection up to speed. Expansion develops from this encounter.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)—Take care of your health and yourself first, then worry about the other aspects around you. You have been putting yourself on the back burner while your emotional situations have been taking a physical toll on you. It’s also a good time to consider your appearance. Make a change you’ve been contemplating in your mind’s eye. This will definitely put a spring in your step.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)—Romance is becoming very clear to you. You do not need to fear someone who has the ability to care for you in a way you have not been familiar with. Unconditional love is such a blessing. Take a chance on the unknown. You will not be sorry. A project you have been working on receives high honors.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)—You’re about to go into round two with an unruly individual this week. Make sure you are not going down a negative path as others around you may be. Stand firm with your convictions, and don’t “over-explain” yourself. Your personal life has nothing to do with the town of Mayberry. Keep that in mind this week.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)—This is a time when you can get to the bottom of some old, unresolved issues. Be very cautious as to how you begin your proceedings. Throw out the “bait,” so to speak, and let another take the hook. Then, you can calmly and diplomatically remove all of these old, worn-out problems. When all is said and done, you come out without a scratch, and another evolves as a result of it.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)—Legal matters may have a bit of a hook in them midweek. Slow down your process, and then take the reins again by week’s end. You may need to let another catch up to where you’re coming from for a short period. You have basically “left the building,” and so far, some of those around you have not been able to find you quite yet. By April 1, everything is aligned as it should be. Do not force the issues quite yet.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20)—You have an excellent opportunity to change careers or responsibilities. Do not allow past issues to get in the way of your long-term desires. You have some high ambitions that are waiting to be manifested. There is support from a dark-haired female at this time.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
from the Aug 12-18, 2009 issue