Horoscopes (July 4-10) 

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ARIES: March 21 – April 20

You are back in the saddle again. For better or worse, it looks to me like you let go of your pride and woke up to the virtues of taking care of yourself. Every now and then we have to do what's expedient, and this is one of those times. As you get used to things that you swore up and down you would never go back to, it seems to be working out in your favor. Little did you know that sometimes we wind up back where we started just to see if we've learned anything, or to put us in the right coordinates with those who are about to come along and help us get where we need to go.

TAURUS: April 21 – May 20

The last few weeks have been too nuts for words. Dealing with people who need to be put in their place has forced you to play hard ball. This is not your favorite pastime, but being pushed to your limit has taken its toll, and enough is enough. Whoever's on the other end of all of this isn't coping too well, but that's their problem. Don't waste a minute wondering if you did the right thing because you have too many other fires to put out. Aside from that, now that the main thorn in your side is out of the way, the space has opened for you to focus your energy on things that matter.

GEMINI: May 21 – June 20

The tide has turned and what was a major hassle has evaporated. The pressures of the past few years have forged something in you, and whatever that is, has made you stronger. You are now faced with a multiplicity of options and more support for your goals than you've had in a long time. Those closest to you are as enthusiastic about this as you are, but, depending on your situation, their input may not be necessary. Only you can judge the extent to which others need to be focused on you. It may be in everyone's best interests for each of you to do your own thing.

CANCER: June 21 – July 20

You can do whatever you want about this. No sense standing there, like a deer in the headlights. And if your current situation requires a move of some sort, you're free, so grab this bull by the horns. Some of you are waiting for the money to come. Others are waiting on people who will never show up; and there are some who are just confused and afraid of the unknown. There are times when taking a chance is the only solution. And what comes out of that winds up teaching us more about life and ourselves than trembling in fear and playing it safe.

LEO: July 21 – Aug. 20

Whatever you were sweating has turned out for the best. Thank God! What happens next will be fortified by the idea that life just cut you a break, and there is more than one reason why you got spared long enough to come to your senses. The deeper part of you understands that it's time to pull yourself together and terminate the need to keep making excuses for what never seems to go right. How you approach the next few months relies heavily on your ability to stop blaming life and other people for your problems. Start there, bring the truth back home, and keep walking your talk.

VIRGO: Aug. 21 – Sept. 20

You are in the clear. It's as if the blocks and the restrictions, and the sense that this never-ending story would never be over have given way to what happens when the light at the end of the tunnel is at arm's length. To say that you have grown, and that the uses of adversity have given birth to a whole new person is an understatement. Yes, your mind is blown. And whatever this has taught you, keep it close at hand because you are now in a position to bring all of your dreams to life. Take a deep breath and be grateful. What comes out of this can be used to help others.

LIBRA: Sept. 21 – Oct. 20

Whoa, baby! Something shifted and your whole frame of reference has gone from not knowing what to do next, to being 100 percent clear: Good for you. If you thought you would not survive your current situation, you have realized that you can actually do better by tossing it all up and letting the chips fall where they may. With this sense of restriction gone, your heart is about to lead you to whatever your truer purpose involves. The first day of the rest of your life is always a trip. Where to go from here comes down to listening to your heart and following its instructions to the letter.

SCORPIO: Oct. 21 – Nov. 20

After an extended stay in a nebulous situation, you managed to escape in the nick of time. On your way to a totally different story, let's hope you're not heading from the frying pan to the fire. At the moment, the whole question of where your heart lies will test your ability to be truthful about your motives. If you're hanging out with people because of what you think they can do for you, you will wind up in big trouble. For too long you have been riding on people's coattails. It's time to trade in the free ride, come up with something of your own, and begin to share it with others.

SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 21 – Dec. 20

You are walking the fine line between what keeps us on track and what we do when our denial mechanisms keep running the show. Seeing what you want to see and getting sucked in by all of the issues that got you stuck here in the first place looms large in your current state of affairs. As hard as it may be to refrain from doing a re-run, you are barreling toward it, half asleep, and calling it something else. Be mindful. Take a cold shower and get real for 5 minutes. At this point there is still time to snap out of it, and get right enough with yourself to choose differently, this time.

CAPRICORN: Dec. 21 - Jan. 20

You've got everything squared away — on paper anyway. Be mindful of the fact that just because your head is above water, the sea of confusion is still an issue. Be mindful of the company you keep, and don't rely on appearances. Your money issues make it hard to say no to those who show up with all the right stuff and more money than God. Poverty of the spirit is hard to identify, but no one is exempt from it. It will cost you a great deal to chase the dollar at the expense of the truth. At the end of the day your integrity will turn out to be worth its weight in gold.

AQUARIUS: Jan. 21 – Feb. 20

This experience has opened the realm of possibilities to include things that weren't there a few months ago. Now that you have fresh eyes, what was too tight and too limiting has a chance to expand and bring you deeper into your work, and further along the path. If others are right there with you, it's because your growth has inspired their ability to connect with their own truth. If they're having a tough time keeping up, it's because they are a little slow on the uptake. Don't get too involved babysitting. We're all finding our way home and some of us take longer than others.

PISCES: Feb. 21 – March 20

It's hard to explain where things are at with you guys, without sounding like I'm exaggerating. If things have been crazy, or close to impossible, a squadron of elves has just stepped in to whisk your problems away! One issue at a time has dissolved into thin air and you are now sitting here, unimpeded, with a whole new set of plans ready to unfold. The next phase of your journey is bound to be challenging, but given what you've learned about yourself from this last go-round, you can handle it. Take a deep breath and prepare to go for what appears to be, the next miracle.

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