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Aug. 13 – Aug. 19

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

The eclipses of this 18-month cycle are drawing your attention to your partnerships. What is your pattern in Significant Relationships? What needs to be repaired or improved? It is crucial to search out solutions that favor everyone concerned. Recapitulation of old habits will simply regenerate the same old traumas.

For All Signs: Eclipses always occur in pairs. On Aug. 1 we experienced a total eclipse of the sun. This week on Aug. 16 we will have an eclipse of the full moon. A lunar eclipse is essentially a strongly punctuated full moon. All those activities normally related to the full moons, such as increased traffic and potential for accidents, general hyperactivity, etc. are double accented. Often full moons bring fulfillment or consummation of important affairs in life. If an activity or situation has a flaw or a foundation problem, its crack becomes clearly visible near the full moons. Read your sun and ascending signs below to understand the eclipse themes for you.

Aries: Involvement in your community, networking and developing friendships will be occupying a center role during 2008-09. You have lessons to learn about discerning who is truly a friend. Those with children must concentrate on allowing those relationships to change.

Taurus: There will be emphasis on career, life goals and community reputation. Honors may develop in coming months if you have previously built a solid foundation. Family members plead for attention in subtle and overt ways.

Gemini: Legal, ethical or educational areas are emphasized by the eclipses of 2008-09. Travel is punctuated, whether it be of body, mind or spirit. Exposure to those of different backgrounds or education opens your heart and leads you in new directions.

Cancer: The eclipse pattern emphasizes issues of sexuality, intimacy, material accumulation and investments. You may be more conscious than usual about existential matters related to life, death, and what is on "the other side" of normal, waking consciousness.

Virgo: It is important to concentrate on improvement of work-related relationships and health maintenance. Honing your management systems in personal and work arenas is necessary to improve the efficiency of the daily work routine.

Libra: The eclipse pattern emphasizes your progeny. Intense experiences could come through your children or the results of other personally creative births. Time to let go of friendships that no longer serve you well.

Scorpio: Matters concerning your family are accented. Old problems in relationships, even with the deceased, are brought to consciousness for cleansing and healing. Bringing career into alignment with your true self is an important focus.

Sagittarius: The accent of this eclipse period is on travel, education, care of vehicles and relationships to siblings, roommates, neighbors or others who daily traverse your life. Lifelong habit patterns of thought must be reviewed and negative thinking corrected, habits of speech and communication improved.

Capricorn: This eclipse series accents personal and financial resources. Greater consciousness will develop related to expenditures of time, energy and money. Debts need to be repaid. If there are income tax issues, they may surface during '08-09. You need to eliminate or recycle whatever is no longer useful in your life.

Aquarius: Your personal identity is the subject under consideration. Who are you becoming and who do you need to be? How do you wish to define yourself before the world? How can you develop an individual identity that is workable while simultaneously maintaining a personally rewarding relationship? These are prime questions for you of the Aquarius eclipses of '08-09.

Pisces: The Aquarius eclipses emphasizes your need for a sense of internal order and self-reflection. You must remain true to your deepest self and maintain faith that time will yield the secular opportunities that you need. Solitude can be healing now. Streamlining daily routines will promote healing.

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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