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Your Horoscope: Week of July 30-Aug. 5, 2014
By Denise Guzzardo
Week of July 30-Aug. 5, 2014
This Week: August starts out with a bang, as Mars moves out of Libra and into passionate Scorpio. This astrological climate activates these energies within us, so let’s use them to our advantage. This is a perfect time to manifest what you want out of life. Say it loud and proud, with authenticity and grace. This is no time to be a dishrag. Tap into the resources this unexpected strength provides. This entire month is filled with opportunity. Enjoy!
Aries (March 21 to April 19) — Long-distance communication will offer an option that is quite appealing. Financially or emotionally, you may be considering a change in scenery now. To start over in a new environment or even just getting away for a while may be just what the doctor ordered. A creative collaboration will align with those of like mind during this lunar cycle. This is the perfect fit.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — You are preparing for some rest and relaxation now. There is no time for guilt. You need this break more than anything. Everything else will just “have to wait.” If you’re running on an empty tank of gas, what good will that do you? Past memories of family may be weighing heavily on your mind. Then, out of the blue, an epiphany arrives, providing an answer to a long, drawn-out emotional aspect.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) — The ability to forgive arrives in the nick of time. Good news and clarity arrives with family health or emotional aspects. The ability to manifest what you want out of life is evident now, and miracles happen every day. A new source of emotional support arrives unexpectedly. Prepare for change with home and property. This is a blessing.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22) — Like clockwork, your personal life has taken a major turn for the better. Could it be the efforts that you have put toward this have been recognized? Have you been able to recognize the efforts of another? Validating a loved one speaks volumes about yourself. This is the time to do it. Getting out and about will definitely help matters, not only your social sector, but your business aspects as well.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) — You’re wide awake now and have realized you can no longer participate in the “enabling” game with another. You understand this has not helped them at all; in fact, it has crippled them terribly. If you continue on this path, you’re going to become very resentful shortly. Delegate your authority and trust that this will be handled effectively. A windfall is arriving shortly. Put this away for a rainy day.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) — Try not to take your fear or frustrations out on others during this lunar cycle. Be “extra” careful that you are not being ripped off by another. Talk is cheap, but documents need to be clarified or guarded now. You may have spent the last few years trusting the wrong person instead of the right one. Now, you will be able to see clearly where you need to be.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) — You may have entangled yourself in a bit of a mess that you’re not exactly sure how to get out of. Take a good look around you. If you find you’re in conflict with more than one individual, this may be a lesson in navigation with humanity. Stop and listen first. If you’re thinking about what you’re going to say next instead of truly listening to the voice of another, nothing will ever get resolved. If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, it’s meant to be.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) — Be very conscious that someone close to you isn’t attempting to close you off from loved ones around you. If this is the case, ask yourself why this might be. Usually, the purpose would be to dissociate you from any voice of reason that may differ from this individual’s comfort zone. Watch closely how they navigate with others as well. Conflict seems to be contagious with some individuals. There are always clues when you pay attention.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) — Pay close attention to your dreams and what they may be telling you. Your intuition is dead on during this lunar cycle. Seeing is believing. Take advantage of this time to manifest what you need and desire out of life. A change with residence or work will be on the table shortly. This is an option to be considered, not a forced issue. Changes in your appearance are highlighted.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) — This may be hard to look at now, but it’s very important to be on guard with a family member’s health or emotional well-being. If you cannot handle it directly, then make sure a qualified individual is aware of this situation. Know your limitations, and try not to feel overwhelmed with it all. Looking the other way is not going to help anyone, especially you.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) — Opportunity knocks through your work environment this week. Connections you’ve made during the first part of this year align during this next lunar cycle. Check to see what will be the most effective for your long-term goals, and then go for it. Additional training and education may be involved. Your advancement is based on your efforts now. Expect the best midweek when a loved one offers you a night on the town.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) — It’s all well and good to let the universe guide you on every turn. However, you’re not going to get anything accomplished if you don’t put your keys in the ignition, your hands on your own steering wheel, and drive. Your personal life has been put on hold, and it’s time to take care of you. You’ve been the caretaker for so many lately … your own needs have been misplaced. Take just one day or evening this week and make it about you.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the July 30-Aug. 5, 2014, issue