By Denise Guzzardo
Week of June 19-25, 2013
This Week: The full super moon will arrive in Capricorn Sunday, June 23. You will notice that hard work and perseverance provide great pay-offs during this time, as well as the energy to complete those annoying tasks you have put on the back burner for too long now. Mercury retrograde arrives June 26, and remains until July 20. You all know the drill: Back up your computers for an unexpected crash, be very cautious during travel, try not to sign on the dotted line regarding important documents, etc. But, there can be an upside to Mercury retrograde as well. My favorite example is the movie Rocky. Sylvester Stallone wrote the script and tried for years to get someone — anyone — to read it. He always came up on a dead end. Finally, the day arrived when United Artists was interested in negotiating a contract. Sylvester Stallone contacted his mother, Jackie, who was a well-known astrologer, in a panic. The meeting was scheduled during a Mercury retrograde. He told his mother about the dilemma. After all this time, why did this meeting have to take place under these astrological influences? He tried to buy time with them, but they were insistent. His mother said GO NOW, don’t be a fool, and explained to him why. When Mercury is in retrograde, it changes the entire course of anything that may be in stagnation. We all know the end result of that meeting. Rocky was a hit, and seven sequels to that movie followed as a result of a negotiation during that planetary alignment. See how this might apply to your life and how to utilize this time frame? Do you have a house that has been for sale for years? Yes, sign on the dotted line. Mercury is there to help you as well. It can break a deadlock, once and for all.
Aries (March 21 to April 19) — A fresh start and a new beginning arrive during this time regarding love and career. You have the competitive edge, and you’re able to stand out in a crowd. Changes within your housing may also acquire a little attention. A new piece of art, furniture or fresh coat of paint can renew your energy and allow you to see things in a more productive light. A phone call you’ve been waiting for arrives midweek. The information you receive changes your course for the better.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — Take a moment to reflect on all of your accomplishments. There may be too much emphasis on where you are “not,” as opposed to where you “are.” When you can truly embrace all you have achieved, a second wind will arrive and take you to the next level. A past love may regret leaving you behind and want to make amends this week. It may be too little, too late for you.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) — An unexpected twist of fate can lead you in a new direction with your career during this next lunar cycle. It’s never what you know that gets the job, it’s whom you know. You have been gifted with great connections that will sing your praises during this time frame. Even if you are not considering a change, it still won’t harm you to follow through with a great lead from a person who is held in high regard in the community. Throw your hat into the ring. You may be surprised.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22) — You may be instrumental in hooking up people who can grow and develop from one another at this time. If you see the connection, allow yourself to become the catalyst for this aspect to take place. A little time and energy on your part will create a positive karmic alignment. Romance will no longer be a struggle during your birthday month. What’s old is new again.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) — Take the time to celebrate the achievements of another this week. If you pour some energy into a loved one’s accomplishments, your own life will show even more promise and success. There may be a little underlying fear with this individual’s leap of faith. Tell them you know they will succeed. You will score a major business contact this week. All of the stars align in your favor.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) — Large groups or organizations will be singing your praises now. Make sure you are available to receive your rewards, and embrace them. Be mindful of your appearance, because all eyes are on you. Then, hit the pavement running. You have a lot of catching up to do this week. A friend or family member sees you in an entirely different light. By week’s end, you will have expanded your social circle even more.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) — Try to find some humor in this short-term work project you’re involved in. Otherwise, you will lose your mind with all of the nonsense involved with it. You may have been strategically placed in this setting to teach those around you valuable lessons. For one, how to lighten up! If they don’t end up “getting it,” consider the source, and move on. Maybe down the road it will sink in somehow. You are making a difference. It may not be evident now.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) — It may be time to put “plan B” into effect with your finances. You’re on the upswing, and you have to believe in yourself. The minute we start allowing fear to infiltrate our lives, we’re asking for trouble. You’ve worked hard, and you’re entitled to some simple pleasures in life. An old friendship may try to revise itself this week. Although you may have your reservations regarding this aspect, it may be a good idea to “hear them out.” You will find knowledge in this interaction, regardless of the outcome.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) — Romance will bring you so much clarity this week. You’re in a place where you can acknowledge your heart’s desires and live your life to the fullest. Bring thanks to those who have encouraged you to take a leap of faith. If you remember to do this, you will receive all the more blessings in the near future. Finances are dynamic now, so set a little aside for a rainy day. A child or pet may require some praise and encouragement at this time. A little bit goes a long way.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) — You know exactly what you want and how to get it. This may take some time, and patience may not be one of your strongest virtues, but this will arrive eventually. There is something to be said for earning it yourself, whether this is an item, an emotion or an accomplishment. Now that you can see you have the ability to do this on your own, the rest should fall magically into place. You have the opportunity to resolve some differences with another this week. Get it over with.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) — Romance may require your undivided attention this week. Sweeping this aspect under the rug will only create a pile you could trip over later. If you take a compassionate approach, you will see immediate results. Finances are powerful, and additional income may come from a creative source. It’s time to dust off the canvas and utilize these gifts of yours for the greater good. Place items you have no use for up for sale. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) — You’re going through an emotional rebirth. As you emerge from your darkness, you are able to see how valuable your contributions to humanity are. These aspects allow us to strip away all of the old and create a new way of thinking and receiving. This is a valuable time to rebuild your life. The weekend is filled with surprises.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the June 19-25, 2013, issue