- Northern Illinois to get $8.3 million for state construction projects
- Tree-lighting festival kicks off holiday season in Machesney Park
- Roscoe Boy Scout Troop’s tree stand at new location
- Tips for selecting safe toys for kids this holiday season
- Prayer service for World AIDS Day Nov. 30
- Food Bank joins national #GivingTuesday movement
- Lee Hamilton: What lies ahead for Congress
- Rockford Public Schools faces $8.8 deficit, board OKs flat tax, HR chief
- Literary Hook: A holiday tradition: ‘This Thanksgiving, Remember’
- Cold snap does not negate global warming
Your Horoscope: Week of Sept. 16-22, 2009
This Week: The past is definitely affecting the present. This Mercury retrograde is apparently bringing out the “troll” in almost everybody. It would be best not to feed into this type of behavior. Try to defuse negative aspects to the best of your ability. A lighter energy will arrive soon. Dave’s Doggie Den, 107 St. Louis Ave., Rockford, will host an open house Sept. 19, with canine demonstrations at 10 a.m. and noon. Be there or be square.
Aries (March 21 to April 19)—An old friend will try to fix a mistake that had hurt you in the past few years. Your concern is that if you swim in that dirty water, you will become infected by the negativity. You have more knowledge now regarding this matter, and you can use the validation to your emotional advantage. This aspect heals on many different levels. This is a week of wisdom.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20)-—Pick up the phone and invite a friend out to dinner. You’ve been stuck in your daily routine too long, and it’s starting to get on your last nerve. You know exactly whom to call for comic relief, and now is a great opportunity to catch up on the latest scoop. You can reorganize your closet for the fifth time later on.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20)—Oil and water don’t mix, and no one knows that better than you. With that said, don’t cram a negative friend or relative down the throat of another this week, or you may be stuck with that for the rest of eternity. You have a good thing going now, and your energy should be utilized to improve the quality of your life. Avoid emotional vampires like the plague.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22)—There may have been a bit of “the silent treatment” coming from a friend or loved one this past month. Don’t take this personally because it has nothing to do with you. Once he or she gets to the bottom of his or her dilemma, you’ll be the first to know, and life goes on from there. Romance picks up the pace toward the end of the month. You will have more time and energy to do this up with style.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22)—Others will make it possible for you to get some rest and relaxation this week. You have been over the top with responsibilities, and it’s starting to wear on your “last nerve.” Once you’re able to catch up on your rest, you can tackle some annoying projects that have been weighing heavily in the back of your mind. Romance is taking a turn for the better.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)—Try not to overdo too much this week. Pace yourself, and space your activities accordingly. When you push too hard, you tend to get into emotional conflicts with yourself and others. Be cautious with vehicles and travel, and allow yourself plenty of time to get from point A to point B. A romantic interest will be stepping up the pace. Make yourself available.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)—A romantic interest will make himself/herself known to you. Even if you are involved, you will find this to be a giant case of flattery that puts a spring in your step. Your self-esteem has been a little on the down side, and this should do the trick for you emotionally. As a result of this newfound energy, you begin to look at options with work and home. Make good use of this aspect while it lasts.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)—You have some back-up from a friend or family member this week that comes unexpectedly. This will allow you some time to relax and rejuvenate yourself. Old friends may arrive back into your scene with some new ideas and inspiration. You’re healing many wounds from your past. Pay close attention to your dreams. Intuitive messages arrive during the midnight hours.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)—You’re able to make good use of your time and energy this week. A productive schedule benefits you financially as well as emotionally. You’re paying very close attention to whom you have become involved with over the last few years and what they “bring voice to.” Be cautious not to allow a negative individual to influence your hopes, dreams and ambitions. If this becomes the case, kick ’em to the curb.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)—Positive information that has arrived from an outside source will give you the courage you need to make some significant changes in the near future. While it seems everyone else in your life has been putting “themselves first,” now is the time to consider your needs. Leave the guilt trip behind for someone else to deal with. You’ve felt guilty long enough.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)—It will feel like “old home week” with all of the past connections you’re coming into contact with. This is a wonderful time to reconnect and catch up with friends and loved ones. You will also receive information that will solve a long-standing mystery. This allows you to stop beating yourself up about what you may have done wrong in the past. This pushes you forward into a more positive time in life. With the old situations resolved, you can move on to a new one.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20)—Try not to pound a round peg into a square hole this week. When an issue is pushed, it will not come to fruition in the time it is supposed to. Other key elements need to align before this is meant to be. Relax and let go. The sooner you can do that, the faster this will happen. The health and welfare of a female may be on your mind. Spend some extra energy in that direction this week.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the September 16-22, 2009 issue.