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Aug. 6 – Aug. 12, 2008

Leo The Lion: (July 22-Aug. 22)

It may be necessary to sacrifice your own needs for the sake of another during this week. Sometimes maintaining the harmony within a relationship is a higher value than being in control. Romantic experiences have depth and intimacy.

For All Signs: We are in the one week valley of time between a pair of eclipses. The first was a new moon of Aug. 1 and the second will be the full moon of Aug. 16. Issues that have been brewing for a long period are bubbling up and are now right in our faces. We have probably been avoiding them far too long and now we have crises. This will be most obvious on a global level, but most of us will be seeing this situation in a personal way as well. If we stand aside from our egos' driving and reactive habits, we will be far more able to create positive solutions.

Aries: If you feel anger brewing below the surface, speak up during a quiet moment of conversation. Don't ignore it or a sudden and unexpected episode this week may cause you to explode. Your reflexes and reactions may be too quick for your highest good.

Taurus: Venus, your ruling planet, moves into the sector of life related to children, recreation, and romance. The goddess of love is happy in this territory and often brings new energy and light wherever she goes.

Gemini: Your mind may feel fuzzy at the beginning of the week. Mid-week it clears while relationships to partners flow easily. After Aug. 10 your attention gears shift to matters of home, hearth, and family.

Cancer: Circumstances could cause you to feel distressed over the decrease in available resources of this period. If you really look at it, the bruising is mainly to your ego and not to the Real Self.

Virgo: You and your partner may need some time apart and this is a good time to take it. Otherwise, old issues could suddenly rise out of nowhere and generate dramatic disagreements. If difficulties surface, count to 10 and return to your corner to clarify thoughts before speaking.

Libra: You are in need of some time for introspection and reflection. Although the Libras are fond of people activities, now is a good time for a relative withdrawal into the quiet.

Scorpio: Partners and significant others may be in short-temper mode this week. Give each other a lot of space to pursue your own agendas. If anger is already brewing, then consider carefully what you need to say and create a quiet time in a private place to discuss it.

Sagittarius: You are likely to get positive news in the arenas of the law, the Internet, the church or related to travel and education. It is better to take a "wait and see" attitude. The news may be good, but not quite as grand as it appears up front.

Capricorn: Finances or other resources beyond normal income are slow to arrive. News concerning loan applications is delayed or denied. Do what is asked of you and try again with a different spin in the last 10 days of this month.

Aquarius: You may feel as though you and partner were born on different planets this week. Communications may be misunderstood, snarled or lost altogether. Compensate for this problem by concentrating on speaking the truth as you know it, and listening very carefully to what the other tells you.

Pisces: Your immune system is on the weak side. Allergies may be more difficult than is normal. Pay careful attention to communications and messages. You are prone to hear/read what you expect and that may not be what was intended.

Are you interested in a personal horoscope? Vivian Carol may be reached at 704-366-3777 for private psychotherapy or astrology appointments. Web site:

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