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Your Horoscope: Week of Aug. 17-23, 2011
By Denise Guzzardo
Week of Aug. 17-23, 2011
This Week: We are finally arriving at the tail end of Mercury retrograde Aug. 26. However, a word of caution is advised: when Mercury moves direct, it can be just as turbulent as when it goes retrograde. Messages and communication can run amuck, as well as travel and transportation. Stay safe and sound.
Aries (March 21 to April 19) — Romantic elements may be put to the test early this week. Take into consideration all of the aspects, and observe outside influences. By week’s end, you have the ability to put everything back into place. Until then, think before you speak. You do not want to put yourself in a position of having to backtrack all of your thoughts and feelings.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — A lucky break arrives this week in the form of a financial element. Perhaps a client or family member comes into a windfall. He or she may be more than willing to share their good fortune with you. If, by week’s end, you see no evidence of this, be patient — this aspect is on the way shortly. You will reap the benefits, as well as have the opportunity to celebrate the good fortune of another.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) — A large-ticket item or a major sale is about to take place. You can receive the blessings to which you are entitled. You have put in a tremendous amount of hard work over the last few months, and now it’s time for you to shine. The payoff is sweet, and it’s all yours.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22) — If you feel as though you have been on a dull or mundane wavelength emotionally, expect the unexpected. People will be crawling out of the woodwork to connect with you. Try not to become overwhelmed. Instead, step up to the plate and accept every single expression of love and validation. Who cares where it’s coming from, it’s yours for the taking.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) — So many blessings to count at this time. It may be a little more difficult to go into a negative mindset than in the recent past. Trust me, you have had your reasons, but now is the time to live for the moment. The clock is ticking, and life is passing us all by. You are on your game and able to receive the gifts life has presented.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) — You are enjoying the young or the young at heart. You have the ability to wrap your emotions around those who need guidance and encouragement. Try not to recreate an unusual exchange of energy from last week with another. If you push into that space, you may get your hand bitten off.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) — Make time for friends and family this week. Your schedule has been a bit of a pain, but you’re not gaining any more ground by spinning in a circle with the mundane tasks that are always a part of your scene. Take a break, invite loved ones around you to exchange energy, break bread and catch up. You will have no regrets.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) — Romance is in the best of space this week. You can see the future, and it looks as though you have found your fit. This may take time to manifest, but you’re on the right path. Midweek, you make a connection for a long-term goal. Career is accentuated. Lucky breaks are in store for you now.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) — Expansions with career and acceptance of your gifts will become apparent. New faces and new elements will ignite your creative side and line your pocketbook with the best possible windfalls. To be paid a king’s ransom for something you love to do is everyone’s wish and everyone’s entitlement. It’s your turn to shine now.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) — Be cautious during travel. You may also want to make sure your cell phone is on in case you need to help another who has experienced a travel setback or catastrophe. You may need to be the hero this week, but in the long run, this offers you emotional satisfaction. Romance begins to heat up. You’re on the right path by month’s end.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) — Long-distance communication or travel may be on your agenda. This may come as an unexpected surprise or a shocking emergency. In either case, you will need to follow through and pick up the pieces for those who are too physically exhausted to go on any further. In the end, you will find you have learned a lot from this endeavor. This is a memory you can take with you to eternity.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) — Your intuition has proven to be true. Now, all you need to do is pick up the pieces and figure out where you are going from here. Health matters with friends and family may be creating additional worry or concern. Take on ONLY what you are physically capable of and not one ounce more. You need to put yourself first at this time.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the Aug. 17-23, 2011, issue