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July 22 – 28, 2015


For All Signs: Venus, goddess of love, is on a retrograde pattern through Nov. 20. Many of us will be pressured to encounter ourselves and our personal behavior within the framework of our relationships. Those in shaky attachments may withdraw altogether. Dormant issues may resurface for attention. We have a tendency to "go back" to previous relationships or to re-experience former behavior patterns in the present situation. During Venus' retrograding periods we are called to wake up to any unconscious saboteurs that interfere with our ability to care for others. It's time to upgrade our relationship performance and grow in maturity.

Aries: A sudden surprise may strike you early in this week. After the shock wears off, you will eventually recognize that this is the best thing that might have happened. It breaks you away from an emotional rut that has had you jammed tightly into a box. You may encounter breakage of mechanical items. Use caution with tools and vehicles.

Taurus: Use special caution when handling beautiful items in your home, office, or vehicle through October. Breakage is more than normally possible. You may have a need to reconnect to family members who have been out of the loop in your life. Don’t let yourself mope over traumas in bygone times unless your re-consideration teaches you something about the future.

Gemini: Contracts and written communications, along with short distance travel, have go signals early in the week. You may need to consider the needs of your vehicle now. Give it a checkup and a detailing. Many will be considering a car purchase. If you must do so now, then choose a car similar to one from your past.

Cancer: This is a fine week to connect with family members and friends from long ago. It is also possible that you will be interested in refreshing or updating things of beauty in your home or office. Give careful thought if you feel compelled to spend a large sum of money. Your personal tastes may change in the fall.

Leo: Make note of the lead paragraph in “for all signs” because Venus will be in your sign from now through Oct. 29. You may feel compelled to relive an old relationship pattern. If you remain conscious, you have the option to avoid making the same wrong moves this time around. Stay awake.

Virgo: Give particular attention to the lead paragraph, because Venus is turning retrograde in your sign. This suggests that you may be experiencing some odd feelings about yourself in relationship at this time. What you thought was great two weeks ago is now causing you to think again. Don’t force yourself to follow through if it does not feel totally “right”.

Libra: There has been a slowdown in your associations among your community network. Perhaps you have felt tired and simply unable to give what you normally do. You may have become bored with many of those in your usual 2nd tier environment. You may need a break. Now is the time to rest and then clarify which of those activities is really important to you.

Scorpio: Drive and handle tools carefully early in the week. Exercise judiciously. You are likely to be edgy and irritable, thus making an accident of some kind more likely. Circumstances with relationships may be fraught with tension. A seemingly small incident could become a major rift. Maybe it should do so, but take a long thinking break before you cut it to shreds.

Sagittarius: The new business/career direction of the past several months is straining to be expanded. Normally the Archers are always in favor of advancing, but just right now that instinct is holding you back. You are right to wait for more definitive signs before you take a big risk. It may be several months before you can be certain.

Capricorn: You occasionally confuse what you think with who you are. There are those who will disagree with you this week. Just don't let it become a battle to the death. Your identity is not at stake in this situation. You may not like what is happening, but you can choose a better time later to argue the point.

Aquarius: You may be concentrating on giving practical help to your significant other or to someone else of importance to you. This is a good time to contribute your organizing talent to almost anyone who needs it. Now is also a fine time to share thoughts with your partner and work toward mutual agreements.

Pisces: You would be happy to take the first flight to Tahiti and never bat an eye over it. Short of that, you may be taking small mental breaks this week, with lots of daydreaming and drifting. It is possible that you must tend to a physical health situation at this time. Your body rhythm is in a short slump.

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