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Your Horoscope: Week of Aug. 19-25, 2009
Week of Aug. 19-25, 2009
This Week: This week will provide an emotional turning point. Relationships shift, change and grow. Many of you will be able to cut loose of old perceptions of another. A fresh start, a clear slate or a clean break will be on the table. This is a time when it is easy to forgive, and forgiving is highly recommended. To continue to carry around old, worn-out grudges is counterproductive. This takes away from our long-term goals, dreams and ambitions.
Aries (March 21 to April 19)—Avoid getting too involved in a negative aspect that does not seem to have any end in sight. Take a step back and fix yourself before you work on “fixing” someone else. Right now, you have many opportunities that are presenting themselves to you. You cannot allow another to drag you down. Allowing yourself plenty of “me time” is recommended.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20)-—You will be put in a position to have to defend another. Try very hard to choose your words carefully. Don’t bend on your convictions or get caught up in the “he said, she said” stuff. Move forward with love and integrity, and others will follow. This is a spiritual test, one you will pass with flying colors.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20)—Romance is key this week, and it is in rare form. You’ve almost forgotten what it’s like to connect like this. Well, they say it’s like riding a bike: once you learn, you don’t forget; you just need to put some air in the tires once in a while. Another may try to twist the words of a friend or loved one. Go to the source and get all of the facts before you become too confrontational. Don’t feed the negativity.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22)—Now, you may be in a position to help a loved one rekindle a relationship that is important to him or her. You may need to be the voice of reason here. Question the behavior of this individual as well. How is it he or she can just throw blame around or cut people off at the knees? Remember, if he or she can do this to others, what is he or she capable of doing to you? Teach compassion this week.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22)—Slowly, but surely, you are in a position to rebuild a relationship with another. It is up to you how much effort you are willing to put into this. Try to see people as sensitive individuals and not commodities, and you will come out shining like a star this week. You’ve had enough of the negativity, and you’re ready for a clean slate. Take care of your emotions and needs first. Everything else will fall into place.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)—For whatever reason, you’re willing to let go of an old emotional wound. Finally, after searching and searching, you have found the purpose of that relationship and what it has taught you. One message is that you became strong and wise as a result of it. Your ability to “help others” emotionally came from that same wound. Be proud of that scar—show it off. It has made you who you are today.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)—Unusual legal aspects or documents take a turn for the better. This is a result of how you have chosen to look at it in a different light than you were able to see it from before. Your spiritual awakening is about to take shape and form. Your values are shifting and changing.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)—Your romantic aspects are nothing to be afraid of. You value another, and it’s time to say how you feel. After a long and winding road of mismatches, you can see exactly what will work for you and what will not. Now that someone is willing to place you in high regard, go for it. Try not to block yourself off from an admiral individual.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)—You have cleared the air, and you have set your boundaries. Now, you can move on with more productive things in your life. All of this outside “chatter” has taken up a lot of time and energy in your head. Do not become fearful of the repercussions of your actions. You have been a doormat for too long. This is not normal “Sag behavior.” Put on your “get out of my way shoes,” and keep them on.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)—If you have been a little too hard on someone, it may backlash on you. Back off a bit, and stay out of another’s family situations. You may feel as though you are lending support, but in the long run, this could come back to bite you somehow. Take time out for yourself, and get together with those of like mind and interests.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)—Someone will attempt to extend the olive branch to you. Try not to give him or her such a hard time, (even if he or she deserves it). Remember, this is a time to forgive. Forgiveness does not necessarily mean you need to forget, it just gives another way too much power over you if you cannot let things go.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20)—This is an excellent time to accept an opportunity for a long-term advancement. Meet up with those “powers that be,” and see exactly what they may have in store for you. Once you’re given the green light, allow another to fill your spot in a timely manner. With all of the excitement, don’t leave another in “the lurch.”
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the Aug. 19-25, 2009 issue