By Denise Guzzardo
Week of July 20-26, 2011
This Week: Going to start my early warning for Mercury retrograde this week. Mercury goes retrograde Aug. 2-26. This way, you can plan your travel and gatherings accordingly. During this time frame, it is not always wise to have one of those “let’s get to the bottom of everything that is wrong” talks. Usually, Mercury retrograde creates some confusion in communication. Either get it out of the way now, or let it sit until after the 26th. There is no point in hashing out problems when it may all come out misunderstood.
Aries (March 21 to April 19) — Those around you will be more than willing to honor your contributions in life at this time. Receive these salutations gracefully, and don’t be shy about it. Admiration should be viewed as a reflection of the soul. Finances arrive midweek with a fantastic payoff. You’re in a productive mindset this week. All aligns favorably by week’s end.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — Romantic aspects may need a re-evaluation period midweek. However, try not to throw the baby out with the bath water too quickly. This is just a temporary setback that can resolve itself with love and patience. If you lose your cool, you could cause permanent damage. Family could pile on additional “drama” this week. Hide in a closet, if need be.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) — Your personal relationships are beginning to shift for the better. You may need to ask your significant other if they need any financial or emotional help this week. They may be too proud to say they are feeling stressed. You have a financial windfall arriving midweek. Sometimes by “paying it forward,” financial blessings come full circle.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22) — A long-standing agitation with a client or a co-worker will magically come to an end. Instead of focusing on lack, focus on gain. Out with the old and in with the new. You will find admiration arrives from an unexpected source this week. Visualize this moving into a loving and productive light.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) — Allow this peaceful, gentle life to come, and keep it that way. Release your worries to the universe, and allow the powers that be to take care of them one by one. As you move into your birthday month, you will see career and romantic elements magically fall into place. Receive the love that is available, and accept that you deserve it.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) — Take the edge off your tone and try to be open to a softer demeanor. The fear you could come across too delicate has actually worked against you this past year. Put your feelings out there, accept them and receive love from those who are willing to share it with you. Midweek, your energy begins to shift for the better. Hang on to this element. Humor is the best medicine.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) — Celebrations with friends and family need to be accentuated. It’s easy to fall into a rut and self-loathing. However, no one benefits from that kind of energy. If it makes you feel any better, everyone has been running a bit low on the energy. It makes it difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. As the astrological sign of Leo really moves into full effect, you will see the difference.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) — Focus on the home front, first and foremost. So many other individuals may be pulling at your energy source, you may be inadvertently neglecting precious cargo within your own realm. Someone is craving your love and affection. Allow this to fall into place, and let friends and family know how much you care.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) — Finally, you are beginning to see your energy improve. Loss and emotional upheavals have taken their toll on you over the last few months. Although the little Sagittarius “ray of sunshine” always appears to shine through, the faking it until you make it had finally caught up with you. During this week, you are back in your body and emotionally available to keep up with your long-term goals. Blessings come from unexpected sources.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) — A friend or family gathering will shed some light on your emotional state this week. After all of this time, you are really getting to know your loved ones and heritage. These unexpected connections help you to “know thyself.” After all is said and done, you feel empowered by the exchange of energy you have experienced this week.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) — Your business and family life will put you in a place of contentment this week. All of the stress that had occurred previously has magically disappeared, putting you in the “Zen” place emotionally. As you turn the corner with your fears and concerns, enlightenment will surround you and your loved ones.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) — OK, well, you may have felt a little crazy these past few weeks, but trust me, this will resolve itself this week. All of your fears and concerns will magically melt away by week’s end. When all is said and done, you may find you worked yourself into a frenzy over nothing. Take note for future reference: it’s never over until the fat lady sings.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the July 20-26, 2011 issue