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Your Horoscope: Week of Aug. 8-14, 2012
By Denise Guzzardo
Week of Aug. 8-14, 2012
This Week: Mercury finally goes direct this week (Aug. 8), leaving its chaos behind us. However, remember that it can be just as bumpy going out as it is coming in, so be cautious during travel and expect unusual communication frustrations to be evident. We have a new moon in Leo arriving Aug. 17, which will allow us to revitalize ourselves and remove unwanted properties or energies from our personal space. Take advantage of these time frames.
Aries (March 21 to April 19) — Annoying distractions may cloud your judgment early this week. You can’t please all of the people all of the time, so set your priorities and stick to them. A letter or long-distance phone call brings unexpected news. There must be a silver lining attached to this somehow — it just may take a while to reveal the purpose of this situation. A long-overdue payment will arrive at week’s end. Don’t spend it all in one place.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — A burden that has been weighing heavily on your heart will lift this week. Solutions will arrive to clear the air. With this in motion, try not to cling to this old element. Let it go once and for all. This will only get in your way of future success. Midweek, a “secret admirer” reveals himself/herself to you in an unexpected way. Investigate further options with this individual.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) — News of a health matter regarding a family member could be a bit disturbing. You can offer emotional support, but do not offer financial support with this situation. Travel plans are in the works. Do not allow a nosy female to interrupt your schedule. You don’t have time for all of the calamities she may want to bring into the mix. Try not to offer any more information than you need to at this time.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22) — You’re narrowing down your options to the best-case scenario. So many opportunities have been presented over the past few months, this may have made it difficult to decide which way to go. The signs are all pointing to one favorable aspect now, providing the clarity you need to make the choice. The weekend allows time to cozy up with a loved one and enjoy your home environment.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) — You may feel as though you’re in a gerbil cage running on the wheel this week. If things appear to be boring or monotonous, understand you are right where you need to be at this time. As you process old, worn-out emotions and ideas, the universe is providing you with less challenging projects to contend with. Although you would prefer to bury these emotions with a full schedule, that would only stand in the way of your healing process. It will all make sense in the weeks to come.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) — Try not to take the odd behavior of another personally. This has nothing to do with you, and if you “make it about you,” it certainly will turn into an issue in real time. Midweek allows new business or career opportunities to come into view. Take advantage of these aspects, and strike while the iron’s hot. You’re ahead of the game by week’s end.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) — Make room for those who are trying to find a place in your life. Although you may be apprehensive because of past situations with people, you may end up losing out on a rare opportunity in the months to come. Concerns about the health and welfare of an older female may be weighing on your mind this week. Take the time to pick up the phone and check in.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) — Your intuition is right on the money this week. Check in with those who are concerning you, and use your soothing, healing approach to calm them down. Inspire those who may be feeling stuck in a lose/lose situation to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. This becomes a contagious element that spreads like wildfire. Your own words put a fire under your feet as well.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) — Pay close attention to how the influences of others may be affecting your health and welfare. Your energy or personality may slowly, but surely, be affected by this “energy thief.” Midweek, you need to set boundaries with another who does not have the respect for your space that you deserve. No need to go on a guilt trip over this, and do not allow another to bully you into complying to their needs. Your emotional state is just as valuable.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) — A chance meeting with a light-haired female opens doors for career and new social contacts this week. Follow up with invitations to connect with like minds and positive influences. A phone call from far away provides unexpected news. You may need to travel shortly as a result of this. Stay caught up with mundane tasks so emotional pressure doesn’t get the best of you.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) — You’re just about done with a very long, drawn-out schedule. Now, it’s time to play. Connect with those who bring some humor into your life and positive activity. The love life “dry spell” you’ve been experiencing is about to come to an end. Single Aquarians have many options to choose from, while attached Aquarians make positive connections with their significant others.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) — A person from your past may be reaching out to acknowledge your efforts. Try not to complicate this matter by looking for the hidden motive. There may not be one involved in this situation at all. Take information you receive this week and set it aside for a later date. There will be more to the story by month’s end.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the Aug. 8-14, 2012, issue