Horoscopes (July 26- Aug 1)

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ARIES (March 21- April 20):

I don't know how you see it, but it looks to me like you're in the crosshairs of something that came up like a bolt from the blue. You were pretty sure that you had this covered until a series of unforeseen events blew in with the potential to stop you in your tracks. Don't be disarmed by any of it. With your ability to turn on a dime, and your willingness to let it all go, you are ready to take it or leave it. By the time you read this, yet another surprise could walk in the door. With unpredictable forces swinging their hips, the best you can do is hang on and wait until things stop shaking.

TAURUS (April 21 -May 20):

You are so well thought of in your career it looks like it's time for a raise, or a promotion. In some cases you're ready to latch on to opportunities that will take you where the grass is greener. These shifts will come with choices that are bound to alter the balance of power in all of your relationships, but you can't let that stand in your way. In a perfect world, whoever's on the other end of your stick will be able to adapt and be OK with whatever you decide to do. Take a deep breath and realize that this is a defining moment. If you play your cards right you will come out on top!

GEMINI (May 21-June 20):

It would be great if people would get off your back long enough to see that you have the right idea. For the last six months you've had to prove yourself in ways that are a little over the top. As the next round of conflicts brings the truth to light, there's an outside chance that you and your approach to things will find favor with those who didn't have eyes to see you up until now. Your love life is secondary to much of this. This doesn't mean that it is nonexistent. Keep your mind on whatever your goals include and let the emotional component rest until your heart has room to breathe.

CANCER (June 21-July 20):

You have absolutely no clue where all of this is going to end up, but for the first time in forever you are clear that it is out of your hands. Reflecting back to where it all began you see that, no matter if it's a project, a job, or a love affair, it has come into being on a wing and a prayer. No one could have told you how it would go, but the upshot of the experience has restored your faith in the idea that it is safe to trust in the power of love. The idea that you can make things work better from the heart than you can from the mind is huge right now. Keep up the good work.

LEO (July 21-Aug. 20):

You can run circles around everyone in the room. This ability has been cultivated over years of finding yourself in situations that have required you to think on your feet. In your current situation the feeling that every base has got to be covered has got you running around trying to figure out how to please people. This will be easier for some of you than it will be for others. By the time you read this more than one axe will fall, and it will take two more weeks for the truth to come out in the wash. Coming to terms with things will require radical moves on your part.

VIRGo (Aug. 21-Sept. 20):

You've got more on your plate than you've had to handle in a long time. Burning the candle at both ends, and working at the expense of your health can only last for so long. Your place in the scheme of things is hiding behind the illusion that all of this is worth it. On some level, maybe so — but be careful. When life gets this hard it has a way of pushing the truth to the surface. You may be stronger than the average bear but none of us are invincible. Take care. Your inner child is screaming, and the adult in you is ready to snap. Ease up. More rest is definitely in order.

LIBRA (Sept. 21-Oct. 20):

In the middle of your toughest lessons it becomes important to see the forest for the trees. Many of you are oblivious to the fact that you're in over your head. How things roll from this point on depends wholly on your ability to be brutally honest with yourself. The relationship piece is at the effect of your primary issues. Some of you will work it out; others will soon find it hard to maintain the illusion that you're living with now. As the next few months unfold you and the people you love will slowly awaken to the fact that it's time to smarten up and look at the truth.

SCORPIO (Oct. 21-Nov. 20):

Things are bound to be tense through the next few weeks. Conflicts with others — in situations where they expect more than they're getting, or where they never got clear with you about what's up from the get-go — are going to drive you nuts. Caught between one thing and another, you're wondering if it's time to quit, or split. You don't need me to tell you what to do. What would help is your innate ability to pearl dive into the depths of your own heart and rise to the surface with the truth. Be prepared for anything. When we follow our bliss it changes everything.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20):

This situation is crazier than it looks. You can deal with it because you're an expert at letting things slide. For now, whoever, or whatever you are giving so much space to will appear to be totally copacetic. Why? Because your survival seems to depend on keeping everyone fooled, including yourself. Before too long this charade will fizzle and reveal itself for what it is. If you can find a way to face the fears that underlie the need for pretense another story will unfold. When it does, the shit is bound to hit the fan and you will have to confront the last thing you want to see.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20):

You guys are born for a lifestyle that looks exactly the way things are supposed to. From person to person those pictures vary, but whatever it is, you want it all. The main pitfall lies in the place where you get hung up on money and things and start seeing more wealth and more prestige as signs that you are evolving. I hate to break it to you, but this is not the case. And what you need to watch out for is the ease with which you get lost in all of that B.S. This will be fun while it lasts, but sooner or later you will awaken to the fact that the high life is not what it's cracked up to be.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21-Feb. 20):

As you get closer to the line you're feeling restless about what will happen once you cross it. Underneath all of our future plans, the truth is, when it's time for life to change you have very little to say about what happens next. Depending on your age, there are questions that range from the belief in the need to settle down, to ones that tell you it's time to get back to who you were before this routine got the best of you. Your next move is a heartbeat away, waiting under the wings of synchronicity. You will know exactly where to go and what to do when the time comes.

PISCES (Feb. 21-March 20):

If you could let go of needing to reflect back on things it would be easier to get on with your life. Old stuff, new stuff; whatever it is, it's over with. Aside from that, look around: There's more showing up on the horizon than you've seen in a long time. Some of it comes with a risk, but you know who you are and what you can handle. Don't throw yourself into anything that involves too many people, too much money, or a whole lot of hidden agendas. For now, your freedom will be limited by the extent to which you have tied up loose ends and made peace with the past.

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