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- Bill would decrease pot penalties; small amounts would draw only ticket, fine
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- Bill to restrict red light cameras passes House
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Your Horoscope: Week of April 18-24, 2012
By Denise Guzzardo
Week of April 18-24, 2012
This Week: The sun moves into Taurus Thursday, providing us with opportunities to manifest a solid foundation with home, property and finances. This is a great time to look at your long-term goals within those realms. The new moon Saturday allows time for reflection and healing. This is also a great time to pass along to someone who could benefit from them articles or items that no longer serve you. My favorite charity is the Rockford Rescue Mission. Perhaps you have some gently-used items they could share with those in need.
Aries (March 21 to April 19) — Hostile energies surround your neighborhood or family members at this time. This would be a great time to just go within and get things accomplished that you have put on the back burner for a while. You do not need to get in the middle and be the peacekeeper. Your words and wisdom will fall upon deaf ears. By week’s end, you can surround yourself with humorous individuals who will allow your spirits to soar.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — Romantic aspects will shine on this coming week as a result of the past full moon’s influence. You are finally able to get to the bottom of a long-standing problem and resolve it. You have been thinking about a love from your past. It appears they will be surfacing during the next few weeks. The missing puzzle pieces finally fall into place.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) — Romance is highlighted, and outside influences do not appear to pose as big of a problem as they once did in the recent past. Try not to overreact to a female with temper tantrum issues. It’s time to remind this person to act her age, not her shoe size, and move on. She is responsible for her own happiness, not you. Negative energy can become quite contagious.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22) — A past issue or past love will attempt to revive itself this week. Go slowly and carefully, and try to figure out what the missing piece is here. Retrace your steps. Was an element missing from the previous encounter that may be present now? Look carefully. If you notice true growth and development, go for it. You won’t be sorry.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) — Pay very close attention to children and pets this week. They may need some extra care or protection. If something feels off in your gut, then don’t go through with it. You can tend to this aspect at a later date. Romance will definitely take a turn for the better this week. You’re feeling more confident about the choices you make.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) — Be cautious not to weave yourself back into the spell of an old flame or damaging friendship. There was way too much “structure” involved in this exchange of energy, and it did not allow you to flow freely in life. You have enough trouble on your own with spontaneity without inviting the gestapo over for dinner. Surround yourself with open-minded, lighthearted individuals. This will become contagious for you in the long run.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) — You’re still experiencing a loss and trying to find your way through this. An unexpected distraction arrives now to relieve you. The focus is on career and long-term goals. Just when you thought you’ve exhausted every option, along comes plan B. Follow through with referrals, and expect the unexpected in the weeks to come. Now may be a good time to plan your summer vacation as well. If you leave everything to the last minute, you won’t commit or get the deals that are available at this time.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) — An unexpected offer of work arrives this week. This may start as a part-time influence that ends up turning into a full-time accomplishment. There is so much to learn from this endeavor, it will be hard to resist. A romantic influence appears very powerful now. Open yourself up to all of the possibilities around you.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) — You have hit the jackpot, and you may not even know it yet. The stars are aligning in your favor to make the most of your financial and personal success. Follow through with every contact, and don’t be afraid of the outcome. You deserve your day in the sun, just like everyone else. Now is your time to shine.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) — Try not to make waves in the next week regarding your work environment. Many things are going on over your head that have not been brought to light yet. You do not want to become the focal point of another’s misdirected anger. Lie low and allow this all to work itself through. When everything is out in the open, you will reap the benefits of your hard work and effort.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) — You will be forming an alliance with a powerful individual in the weeks to come. The perfect fit of financial success and creativity. New options, locations and romantic aspects arrive with perfect timing. Present yourself in the best possible light. All eyes are on you now.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) — An unexpected calm will arrive this week providing you with the answers for some very difficult decisions you need to make. You do not have to “fix” everything, only yourself, and with that in mind, this is the perfect time to go within and seek your own personal counsel. You cannot control the actions or outcomes of those around you. Become peaceful, and see the blessings of this life.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the April 18-24, 2012, issue