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Horoscopes (July 19-25)

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ARIES (March 21- April 20):

There's no way to make sense of this. In the middle of a typhoon making sense of anything is oxymoronic. Finding new ways to remain centered in the eye of the storm is vital. Those of you who have stopped making excuses are way better off than those of you who are still using the blame game to obscure the truth. What came to life four or five years ago has yet to manifest fully. The power of intent doesn't work when your motives are murky or ego-based. Your blind spots look like a field of polka dots! Finding clarity at a time like this will take a lot more soul searching.

TAURUS (April 21 -May 20):

A lifetime of keeping it all together on the surface has met its limit. Until now you were under the impression that perfection lies in whatever the rest of the world calls "normal." As the past — and your experience of it — leak through the cracks, you are confronting the truth and your own uniqueness for the very first time. Others find it so hard to embrace the real you; they are pushing to keep you right where you are. Issues that revolve around showing your true colors will show you who's there for you and who's not. Don't cave in to expectations. Focus on what matters to you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20):

You have your own way of doing things. Most people don't give themselves this much leeway. In the past few weeks it's become quite clear that your approach is either working — or it isn't. By the time you read this several issues, and other bones of contention, will reveal themselves to be a hell of a lot different than they look right now. Keep the faith. You're here for all the right reasons. What others have to say about it shouldn't weaken your resolve. In the midst of more than one hassle, you will be quite surprised when sudden, serendipitous changes turn it all around.

CANCER (June 21-July 20):

Many of you are having a tough time watching your friends make fools of themselves. There's not much you can do. Their issues are cloaked, and none of it is your business. As you hang around, watching a train wreck, you could ask yourself why all of this is more fascinating than your own life. On other fronts your work situation is holding steady, but it isn't going anywhere. As much as you think a few new contacts and a little more schmoozing will be what it takes to hit the jackpot, you have to figure out how to pull this one together from an internal place.

LEO (July 21-Aug. 20):

You've got everything going for you. What happens from here on out? It all depends. Those of you who are strung out on money and things will have a tougher time than the ones who know that money and things are a trap. It would be good if you could put your power, greed, and ego stuff aside, long enough to tune in to what your heart wants out of all of this. With one foot on the brakes, and the other one on the gas pedal, before you move forward take a minute to reflect on your choices and be aware that the only one that matters will require you to make it from the heart.

VIRGo (Aug. 21-Sept. 20):

The heat of the season has warmed up your attitude in a good way. Things are over the top. Between the idea that you've got the world by the balls, and the fact that you are turning a corner, you can do whatever you want. Until now the issue has always been how to weave straw into gold. If this has taxed you and your resources, it has also taught you how to create from within. The sum total of all your efforts is looking a lot like what you've always wanted. Friends are bound to fall by the wayside as worn out patterns dissolve and your truer longings start to materialize.

LIBRA (Sept. 21-Oct. 20):

The "whiff" of third-party interference is all over your story right now. As you weave your way through the B.S. that shows up in this neck of the woods, you're totally sure you've got it all figured out. The need to be 100 percent conscious of your motives is huge. For the next six months, you have all the freedom in the world to explore what happens when someone (or something) else enters the equation. Forewarned is forearmed. To approach this scenario from the standpoint of sweetness and light is insane. What is now a "whiff" is due to turn into a hurricane.

SCORPIO (Oct. 21-Nov. 20):

You can't let people take over your life. Things have gotten to the point where you're too wound up to see this for what it is. Don't drive yourself into the ground. Choose your battles and let everyone get used to the fact that it isn't your job to make everything OK. With plenty of your own 'stuff' to contend with it's enough to remain cheerful these days. Those of you who manage your feelings by keeping busy are probably performing one miracle after another. If others never cease to be amazed by your productivity, little do they know that it's how you stay sane.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20):

You are so open to everything you endow others with the same level of unconditional love and trust. There's nothing at all wrong with this, but you can be so dumb about it. It's time to wake up. Whoever you are giving all the space in the world to went over the top close to a year ago. If you're playing second fiddle to them and their antics, you'd do well to step back and see how their actions and desires totally devalue you and your presence here. Between a rock and a hard place, I don't blame you for caving in — but you might do better to grow a set and stand up for yourself.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20):

You could be fooling yourself. It's hard to know when we are truly being honest with ourselves. You've got so much invested in your own thing it confuses you when it comes to dealing with others. Someone keeps coming around to give you whatever you need. It's hard to see through their goodness far enough to realize that they expect something in return. If you're OK with letting them give you the shirt off their back, you might want to try on the strings that go with it. "Just Say 'No'" is a huge theme right now — especially to those who keep killing you with kindness.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21-Feb. 20):

Your kids are showing up as the centerpiece in a scenario that is begging you to look at all of your stuff. If it isn't that, you are doing whatever it takes to heal and nourish your soul. Changes in your work and your love life have opened the space for some creative decision-making. It looks like you have caught on to the need to be flexible, even to the point of being willing to turn what could be a rift into a "creative separation." If it's your turn to be bigger than the problems that assail you, those things will be cooking, and they will keep you on tenterhooks through the fall.

PISCES (Feb. 21-March 20):

Your situation is always complex. This has something to do with the fact that so many people rely upon you to be the glue that holds everything together. You understand and accept this, but you're at a point where you're totally drained. In the midst of this, the deeper part of you has woken up to your truer calling. Whatever that happens to be has to be considered and balanced in with existing responsibilities. You have been so good, and have held space for so many others, what has emerged from all of that is already forming the foundation for your heart's desire.

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