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Your Horoscope: Week of Aug. 1-7, 2012
By Denise Guzzardo
Week of Aug. 1-7, 2012
This Week: Retracing my steps from last week’s Mercury Retrograde … column blunders. First of all, the full moon in Aquarius is in on Aug. 1, not Aug. 8. I guess I am in such a hurry to get through this Mercury Retrograde, which goes direct Aug. 8, that I couldn’t think straight … LOL. So many accidents and unexpected passings during this Mercury Retrograde I will be glad to see it go. Secondly, Taurus’ situation will change for the better the first of August, not the first of February. It appears during this past heat wave I was dreaming about winter time. My apologies to anyone who may have lost any sleep over my blunders … LOL.
Aries (March 21 to April 19) — This has been quite a heavy transitional time for you — travel, losses and shifts in friendship have been affecting your heart. Your personal life has been on hold, but now it will begin to flourish. Romance becomes a big priority by week’s end.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — Romance may have been a bit bumpy recently, but try not to take all of these aspects too personally. The powers that be have had some influence on the way you perceive things. By week’s end, you have the quiet, cozy time you require to make a go of it.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) — You’re going to need to make a wrong a right eventually, so why put it off any longer? Whether this is a karmic debt or a financial one, time to get this off your back. You may also be in a position where you’re stepping in to make up for someone else’s shortcomings. What’s done is done.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22) — Be cautious not to get in over your head or challenge someone who is up to their eyeballs with stress. Unless you can understand what it’s like to walk a mile in another man’s shoes, it would be better to keep your mouth closed. Comparing your achievements or what you can emotionally handle to another’s isn’t productive. An opportunity for an upgrade with your career is on the way.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) — This is the best time to take a time-out and heal your inner wounds. Recent activity from a long-distance family member will go a long way in the near future. Others are willing to help you grow and develop to achieve your goals. You will benefit from additional training or schooling now.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) — You are progressing rapidly, and those around you are willing to help you reach your goals. This may be the best time to rectify an old-standing problem with a friend or loved one. Take your time, and choose your words carefully. You are the shining star at week’s end.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) — The concern regarding the mental health or welfare of a friend or family member could have you on edge. Take your time and gather all of the evidence first, before you form an opinion. Finances slowly begin to improve, which is a sigh of relief. By week’s end, you have a solution to a long-standing problem.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) — Opportunities to shift your housing or career are available, so now it’s time to take some action. You probably feel a little more exhausted than usual, but that’s OK. You are sorting through a tremendous number of emotional elements at this time. By week’s end, you will feel more peaceful than you have in quite some time.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) — Your passionate nature is about to be awakened. Your physical and sensual energy is peaking, something you may have felt lost in the shuffle recently. Now that you have your financial elements balanced, you are in a position to enjoy the physical pleasures of life. With that said, “go for it.”
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) — You are on a fortunate streak this week. Take advantage of all of the gifts the universe has to offer. You can balance your personal and financial sector in a more sufficient way. An unexpected call from someone from your past will allow you to feel more connected now.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) — You may need to watch your back a bit early on this week. Another who appears to be envious of you could be trying to create a bit of turmoil. Take the high road and allow this to just wash over your spiritual self. When all is said and done, you will have accomplished your goals with the backing from an unexpected source. Romance has big potential if you keep your heart open.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) — You have the ability to communicate with the other side. Try not to second guess what your gut is trying to tell you. You are on to a unique experience many of us are not exposed to in a lifetime. Carefully express to others the knowledge you have received, then let it go.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the Aug. 1-7, 2012, issue