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Your Horoscope: Week of July 3-9, 2013
By Denise Guzzardo
Week of July 3-9, 2013
This Week: The new moon July 8 falls in heartfelt Cancer, providing us time to reflect on our own emotional well-being, physically as well as emotionally. July arrives with a water grand trine, and this aspect remains the entire month. This will put a damper on some of Mercury retrograde’s mischief. Lucky Jupiter, spiritual Neptune and practical Saturn all align, providing optimistic results. Take advantage of these calming productive aspects in the middle of Mercury retrograde flight.
Aries (March 21 to April 19) — OK, well, you may have felt a little crazy these past few weeks, but trust me, this will resolve itself at this time. All of your fears and concerns will magically melt away by week’s end. When all is said and done, you may find you worked yourself into a frenzy over nothing. Take note for future reference: it’s never over until the fat lady sings.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — It may be time to recognize you really can’t play all of the roles in life you thought you could. This would be a fine time to focus on your own goals instead of allowing yourself to get neck-deep in other people’s affairs. Practical elements need to be tended to on the home front. Redirect your spending habits and make good on small repairs around the home before they become major difficulties.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) — Those around you will be more than willing to honor your contributions in life. Receive these salutations gracefully, and don’t be shy about it. Admiration should be viewed as a reflection of the soul. Finances arrive midweek with a fantastic payoff. You’re in a productive mindset this week. All aligns favorably by week’s end.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22) — Romantic aspects may need a re-evaluation period midweek. However, try not to throw the baby out with the bath water too quickly. This is just a temporary setback that can resolve itself with love and patience. If you lose your cool, you could cause permanent damage. Family could pile on additional “drama” this week. Hide in a closet, if need be.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) — Your personal relationships are beginning to shift for the better. You may need to ask a loved one if they need any financial, physical or emotional help this week. They may be too proud to say they are feeling stressed. Midweek, you have a financial windfall arriving. Sometimes by “paying it forward” financial blessings come full circle.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) — A long-standing agitation with a client or a co-worker will magically come to an end at this time. Instead of focusing on lack, focus on gain. Out with the old, and in with the new. You will find admiration from an unexpected source this week. Visualize this moving into a loving and productive light.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) — Allow this peaceful, gentle life to come, and keep it that way. Release your worries to the universe, and allow the powers that be to take care of them one by one. As you move into July, you will see career and romantic elements magically fall into place. Receive the love that is available; accept that you deserve it.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) — Take the edge off your tone and try to be open to a softer demeanor at this time. The fear you may come across “too delicate” has actually worked against you in recent months. Put your feelings out there, accept them, and receive love from those who are willing to share it with you. Midweek, your energy begins to shift for the better. Hang on to this element. Humor is the best medicine.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) — Legal matters and financial entanglements will resolve themselves during these favorable planetary influences arriving now. As the astrological aspects of the month of July begin to move into full effect, you will see the difference. This has weighed heavily on your personal life as well. Your love life begins to improve, and single Sags have plenty of love options from which to choose. Take your time.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) — Focus on the home front first and foremost. So many other individuals may be pulling at your energy source that you may be inadvertently neglecting precious cargo within your own realm. Someone is craving your love and affection. Allow this to fall into place, and let friends and family know how much you care.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) — Finally, you are beginning to see your energy improve. Loss and emotional upheavals have taken their toll on you over the last few weeks. Although the little Aquarius’ “ray of sunshine” always appears to shine through, the faking it until you make it had finally caught up with you. During this week, you are back in your body and emotionally available to keep up with your long-term goals. Blessings come from unexpected sources.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) — A friend or family gathering will shed some light on your emotional state this week. After all of this time, you are really getting to know your loved ones and heritage. These unexpected connections help you to “know thyself.” After all is said and done, you feel empowered by the exchange of energy you have experienced this week.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the July 3-9, 2013, issue