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- American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act signed into law
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- Jimmy Clausen to start for Bears Sunday against Lions
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- SwedishAmerican merges, becomes division of UW Health
Your Horoscope: Week of July 2-8, 2014
By Denise Guzzardo
Week of July 2-8, 2014
This Week: Once we scrape the static and residue off from this whirlwind of a Mercury retrograde we’ve experienced the past few weeks, we are likely to see a little peace and quiet for a while. Remember, even though Mercury does, in fact, go direct July 1, it still has some residual influences that can burp up periodically during the next few days. Stay safe, and keep the peace. Enjoy your July 4 activities with friends and loved ones.
Aries (March 21 to April 19) — Communication from a distance offers shocking revelations; more information will be revealed in time. You have been overworked and underpaid, and it’s getting on your last nerve. Take some time out to enjoy life a bit. Get together with those of like mind and humor. This is an element that has been missing from your life as of late. By week’s end, you will be able to see the forest through the trees.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — You may find yourself aligning with some unlikely individuals. However, in the grand scheme of things, it’s all for the greater good of common loved ones. A romantic opportunity arrives at this time. Take advantage of these generous emotional aspects and bask in the limelight. You will love this exchange of energy, which is like a breath of fresh air.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) — A tedious task needs to be cleared from your schedule before you can move forward to bigger and better things. Once you put that to rest, you can enjoy a little down time with loved ones. Time to catch up with friends and family — you have been so caught up with your demanding work schedule, you really have not made the connections that bring you inner peace. Humor has also been lacking in your diet. This week, your plate is full.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22) — You’re closing a door once and for all to a frustrating and hurtful element. Try not to be afraid of the unknown. Instead, allow this to be a time of healing and rejuvenation. When you come out of your stupor, you will find you have the support you need from unexpected sources. A big financial deal closes for you this month. Take a break and celebrate.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) — You’re apt to want to slam a frying pan upside the back of someone’s head early on this week. Count to 10 first; you will only be giving the ornery individual exactly what he or she wants — a fight! You are bigger and better than that. Surround yourself with new individuals who encourage your emotional growth. Accept an invitation to an impromptu gathering. You won’t be disappointed.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) — Dynamic news arrives that brightens your week with hope and gratitude. You are able to see exactly what your next step is, even though you may not be able to act on it quite yet. Your long-term goals are finally falling into place. Be patient and allow the universe to work for you.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) — This may be the best time to clear the air with a past love or a strained friendship. You will need to step up and extend yourself, although you may have created barriers those around you have decided to “walk wide” of. Break the ice, and start enjoying life again. The clock is ticking.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) — Bite your tongue now and allow a loved one to make his or her own way through this world. This may be very difficult to do. However, in the long run, he or she will need to stumble, fall and get back up on his or her own. You do not need the extra aggravation — you are spread thinly enough as it is. Midweek brings an unexpected windfall. Enjoy.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) — Romantic aspects are in top form this week. There is a gentle exchange of energy that becomes contagious at this time. Deeper levels of love and commitment are arriving. Embrace these moments. Allow this to develop into one of the most memorable connections of a lifetime. It’s safe to go back into the water.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) — Some of you may have experienced a loss at this time. It takes courage to put your heart on your sleeve and love something or someone that cannot be with us forever. In time, you will see how powerful the impact was, and how much you learned from this exchange of love and energy. You will be able to utilize this experience in another shape and form for years to come.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) — Expect a powerful outcome to align with your career. An impromptu gathering will put you in the spotlight as well as enable you to expand your social and financial sectors. Make sure you are getting out and about and accepting these invitations that are extended to you. You will not regret it.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) — The concern over a female’s health could have you on edge a bit. You have no idea how much your emotional support is helping her healing process. Take some time out for yourself midweek and re-evaluate your personal goals, dreams and ambitions. You are in a position to manifest these aspects. Go for it!
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the July 2-8, 2014, issue