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Horoscopes (July 11-17)

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ARIES: March 21 – April 20

With good reason to be riled up about one thing or another, hopefully you have reached the point where there's no need to put it on the loudspeaker. As much as you are on the verge of letting it rip, or walking off the set, haul back and remind yourself that God will mete out his own special brand of justice in this situation. At rock bottom your soul is yearning for permission to step out of your traces and get on with the business of living your own truth, instead of someone else's version of it. Keep the faith and remain sensitive to others. Soon enough, your time will come.

TAURUS: April 21 – May 20

On the brink of something that looks a lot like where you've been before, it helps to understand that "that was then, and this is now." If you've learned anything from your mistakes, this will be the moment where you get your Ph.D. in whatever the lesson involves. In some cases, there could be a lot of delays and obstacles interfering with the smooth transition from one thing to another. You can either take it as a sign that different choices are in order, or look closely at your truer motives and come to terms with the idea that maybe it's time to reckon with things once and for all.

GEMINI: May 21 – June 20

You can't figure out why things seem to be stuck in neutral. Sometimes we wind up in a holding pattern, and it contradicts everything we've been led to believe about what it means to create our own reality. In your case, at least for a while, there will be delays and frustrations that make it seem as if you can't get anything right. There is a method to this madness. Things are hung up because there are internal changes that need to take place in you before anything gels. For some of you the concept of a move could change all of this in a heartbeat. If that possibility exists, consider it.

CANCER: June 21 – July 20

This is one of those moments when it's time to fish or cut bait. From a bird's-eye view, if you were taking a stroll down the avenue you would need to take a sharp right or a sharp left, because to keep going in the same direction would see you walking off the pier. At times like this we rarely have the wherewithal to figure out what needs to happen because we are not educated to see the writing on the wall. You may wonder what will happen if you set yourself free. Part of this lesson involves reaching deep enough inside to know that your future safety and security relies upon it.

LEO: July 21 – Aug. 20

When you first got involved in this situation you didn't know what you know now. As more of what's really going on has been fully revealed you realize that you bought into something that was not what it appeared to be. If it feels like it's too late to pull out, you're going to need to sit down with whomever this concerns and rearrange your agreements. Don't be shy about this. Make it clear to them that you are in no mood to roll over and play dead when it comes to your own needs and don't let them gaslight the situation or talk you into being something that you're not.

VIRGO: Aug. 21 – Sept. 20

It's one thing to give people a little slack and quite another to see if they take it far enough to hang themselves. Extending credit and/or trust has put you in the position of being exploited on some level. If you're in denial about this it's because you've made excuses for whoever's ripping you off. Underneath the need to allow others to take advantage lies a pile of old, psychological crap. Far be it from me to play analyst, but what do you think will happen if you draw the line? Don't give yourself over to over-kindness. It only weakens others and it does even less for you.

LIBRA: Sept. 21 – Oct. 20

Getting down to the heart of the matter is the best, and perhaps the only, way to clarify what until now has been shoved under the rug. If you've finally figured this out, you're a lot better off than those of you who have chosen to remain in denial. Waking up to the things that matter or to the things that are at stake has allowed you to eliminate most of the BS, and this has opened the way to another reason for living. If you're still struggling with the fact that you don't want to see what you don't want to see, life will probably shake you up a few more times until you get it.

SCORPIO: Oct. 21 – Nov. 20

Your purpose revolves around piercing the ego's need to be whoever you think you are, and hook up with the spirit of the one who lies within. Until this happens what the higher self wants is mostly at odds with what the personality is consumed with. It takes us until we turn 50 to even begin to hold space for our purpose. If you make it through the gauntlet, it is then that life really opens up. You are clear about a lot of stuff, but there's a lot to learn. What happens next is open to question. Your ship could come in but the rug could just as easily get pulled out from under you.

SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 21 – Dec. 20

You keep wishing things would slow down or smooth out long enough for you to find your center. The usual approach has worn thin, so no matter how hard you try to feel 100 percent clear, it appears as if new methods, and new answers to the old questions, are in order. If you thought you knew everything, guess what? This is one of those times when it would be a total blessing if someone, or something, showed up to help you get past some of the stuff that is so confusing to you. Close your eyes, get out of your mind, and ask your higher power to help you out.

CAPRICORN: Dec. 21 - Jan. 20

You have more than one reason to wonder why things seem to be overwhelming your ability to get anything to happen. For some of you, it seems like you're spinning your wheels, putting in long hours for little or no reward, with a deep wish to turn things around. For others, there is some light at the end of the tunnel, but you're not quite there yet, biding your time in a situation that is driving you nuts. When we were in Sunday school, they never told us that God has a backside. At the moment your tests involve keeping the faith in your darkest hour, and bowing to restriction long enough to find the pearl of great price that lies inside life's most difficult lessons.

AQUARIUS: Jan. 21 – Feb. 20

Who knows how long this is going to take? You could speed things up but it would be better if you just allowed them to run their course. There could be many reasons why you're being called to wait it out, so the question is: What will you do in the mean time? You need to understand that this is a golden opportunity to wrap up or clean up the things that your current situation has brought to a head. You know better than anyone what that means. Between the people that still have a problem with you and your financial affairs, you've got plenty to distract you till this ends.

PISCES: Feb. 21 – March 20

It might be time to call in a few reinforcements. Up until now it's been OK to handle more than your share of "stuff" all by yourself, but things have reached the point where enough is enough. With too much going on, and more fires to put out, life is calling you to delegate some of it to trusted souls who might take better care of things than you can. On top of all the mundane concerns, the internal piece and the dynamics in your relationships are boiling over. When life gets like this it's best to drop the reins and switch to Plan B, just long enough to bring it all back to center.

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