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Your Horoscope: Week of July 31-Aug. 6, 2013
By Denise Guzzardo
Week of July 31-Aug. 6, 2013
This Week: The new moon Aug. 6 falls in the animated house of Leo. Strong or even mouthy communication can be bridled into productive brainstorming sessions. This moon will also trine with Uranus, providing positive visionary thinking and real solutions to complicated issues. Jupiter opposes Pluto at this time, which is also rubbing elbows with Uranus. This can be a time of great loss or great gain.
Aries (March 21 to April 19) — As you’ve shaken up your personal life recently, you will find a sudden interest rekindle with a long-standing hot-and-cold love relationship. This may leave you a bit puzzled at first. However, the rippling effects of your energy have been felt across the board, and another is keying in to your direction. Now, they are ready to move forward with you. This week, you may not feel the same way. Take your time.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — Romance starts to heat up midweek in the best possible light. The stagnation you’ve experienced recently is now breaking loose, allowing you to get to the heart of the matter. Leave the past behind; do not bring up old wounds now, or you will never get the chance to move in the right direction. The weekend provides you with tender moments to cherish.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) — Don’t push a sore subject at your significant other this week unless you want your head handed to you on a platter. It would be best to attempt to build a foundation with the positive elements that you have with your relationship. There will be plenty of time down the road to address your concerns. Now is not the time. A gentle approach and acknowledgment of your love is all it takes this week.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22) — Romance is loud and clear for you now, even though you may not have it entirely aligned. Allow another to come to you as a whole being, as opposed to trying to help them become whole. This is not your job. When you try to fix another, you end up getting hurt. You are desirable. All eyes are on you. Go for it!
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) — Once you overcome this obstacle, you can move forward in a new direction. This “hurry up and wait” energy is getting on your last nerve, causing anxiety. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and patience has never been a virtue for Leo. Remember that timing is everything. Love finds a way to conquer all.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) — You may feel like stepping back from a loved one. Now would not be the time. Let all emotions play out for a while. Is it possible you’re trying to fix or change them into what you think they need to be? Remember, we are all a work in progress. If we lead by example, others will follow suit.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) — Romance may have left you with little to be desired early on this week. However, the fireworks have yet to be displayed. This weekend promises to be one to remember for you and your loved ones. Enjoy life’s little pleasures now. An unexpected phone call provides a ton of information. Keep this to yourself for now.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) — It may be time to have a heart-to-heart talk with your loved one about their emotional state. If you go about this in a gentle manner, you will get the best results. A reality check may be best for both of you now. Remember, there is still a lot of love underneath the surface of all of these fears. By week’s end, you will begin to see results.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) — Finances are aligning in tip-top shape this week. You are moving into an extremely busy time filled with prosperity. Your personal life begins to improve as well. Recent emotional stress has put a damper on your ability to receive love. You’re a hot commodity in the months to come.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) — Romance may start out a bit bumpy this week. However, by week’s end, the tables have turned in your favor for the better. Sometimes we need to “clear the air” a bit before we can move forward into a deeper level of commitment. Once you have these aspects in alignment, there will be no stopping you from obtaining your goals.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) — This weekend proves to be a memorable one. A love from your past resurfaces, providing you with some delicate insight. You can take pride in who you are and what you have to offer the universe. Your sensitive nature may detect someone under a tremendous amount of stress. Offer support in a cautious, gentle way.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) — An unusual turn of events with your personal life leaves you blown away and filled with possibilities this week. Slow down now and allow this to develop to its full potential. If you try to rush this, it will only create more delays. A love from your past will surface this month. Expect the unexpected.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the July 31-Aug. 6, 2013, issue