- Dimke: ‘I’m not going to retire’
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- Bill limits automated license plate readers
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- State Roundup: Concerns raised about proposed change in DUI pot standard
- Bill would decrease pot penalties; small amounts would draw only ticket, fine
- Senate votes to restore human service cuts; bill moves to House for consideration
- Bill to restrict red light cameras passes House
- State Roundup: Budget fix in current FY not yet done
Your Horoscope: Week of Dec. 14-20, 2011
By Denise Guzzardo
Week of Dec. 14-20, 2011
This Week: Good-bye, Mercury retrograde (Dec. 12-13), and good riddance to you. From Nov. 23 until now, we have been rocked with some pretty unusual cosmic clutter. Almost like The Wizard of Oz, some of it was beautiful with the solar and lunar eclipses, and some of it wasn’t very nice. But in the end, changes that need to be made and endings that needed to finalize took shape and form. Now, it is as simple as dusting yourself off and getting back up on the old horse. Embrace these endings and changes, for they are for your own best good. Look forward to what these new beginnings have to offer. The universe never throws good money or energy after bad. Pray for peace in 2012.
Aries (March 21 to April 19) — You may be the one to shed the light for another who is trying to get out from the emotional control of an overpowering individual. Now might be a good time to step back and look at any progress this person has developed on his or her own. You should not get into the habit of holding this person up. This will create a strain on you and drain your energy. Midweek brings a surprise encounter with an individual from your past. This brings positive results.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — Unexpected developments with family have a surprise twist for the better this week. Someone provides you with an answer to a prayer. Another is able to help you sort out your behavior in the recent past. The underlying negative influences of another will be exposed. From there, you will move forward with clarity and confidence. Work aspects are favorable by week’s end.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) — A female may try to work against your relationship sector behind the scenes. Information you receive now needs to be dealt with effectively. Avoiding this or going into denial about it will only compound the problem. Providing support to a loved one is your best bet now. Validating “their feelings” is crucial. What comes to light needs to be taken seriously.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22) — Single Cancers find so many choices for love options, it may be difficult to decide. Take your time and allow all of the characteristics of these individuals to come to light. For one, you do not need a “negative Nancy” on your hands; keep that in mind. While attached Cancers are looking to improve their relationship sectors, this is a time when you will see major improvements. Try to keep the past out of the present.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) — Information you receive now needs to be taken to heart, even if it is not presented in “the best possible light.” Someone is concerned, and they may be able to see something you are currently not able to visualize. Try to listen to the facts and not allow the delivery of this to cloud your judgment. This information will be valuable in the months to come.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) — More clarification comes to light regarding a relationship this week. You’re more comfortable with the progress and are willing to let your guard down a little more now. After a long, drawn-out process with a work aspect, everyone is beginning to see a shift in productivity. Financial windfalls from this will be evident shortly.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) — New business, new friends, new social activities will begin to emerge during this lunar cycle. Take advantage of these powerful, positive influences, and say yes to invitations to impromptu gatherings. A change in your appearance is evident as well. You radiate health and sensuality. Your efforts personally and professionally are beginning to “pay off.”
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) — There is an emphasis on romance this week, and for some of you, it may be the clarification you’ve needed for quite some time. It may be better to be on your own than to be connected to something that doesn’t meet your emotional or intellectual criteria. Others may find they have gone through a major turning point with love and are ready to take the next step. No matter which place you find yourself in this week, you will surely see growth and development in this area.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) — An offer of work or additional business will be available now. Check it out — this may just be the advantage you need to make your long-term goals a reality. There has been an element of stagnation anyway, and this will provide a breath of fresh air into your daily routine. It appears like you may need to hash out some emotional aspect with a female. Go for it, and choose your words carefully.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) — Retrace your steps and see how you may have gotten into this rut that you’ve allowed yourself to get into now. Remove those who are not a productive part of your long-term goals and dreams. Time has a way of sneaking up on us all. Your progress with emotional or financial situations may be affected by your choice of comrades. Surround yourself with those who have a positive influence now.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) — Legal matters will be resolved in your favor shortly. An unexpected financial situation puts you at the top of your game. An idea you had in the past will fall into place now. Timing is everything. Take this opportunity to move forward with a career or creative project. This will be the year this is well received and understood.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) — Don’t make any promises you can’t keep. It’s better to gather more information about an individual or a source before you jump in too deep. Contacting an individual from your past may not work out as you anticipated. It may be better for you to let this sit for now. Progress with financial debt slowly, but surely, evolves. Think about your long-term goals.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the Dec. 14-20, 2011, issue