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Weekly horoscope (Aug. 8-14) 

An exact opposition between Jupiter and Pluto happens this week

Leo The Lion (July 22-Aug. 22): The New Moon of Aug. 6 occurred in your sign. This happens once a year and is sort of an extra birthday. You are likely to be thinking about some new and creative venture in your life. The double-Leo influence causes you to follow your heart and renew yourself through a fresh activity.

For All Signs: On Aug. 7 we have an exact opposition between Jupiter and Pluto. This formation has been within orb for several days and continues through Aug. 12. The best interpretation suggests good fortune. There will no doubt be many demonstrations around the world. Jupiter happens to be in its exalted sign and conjunct the star to Alhena, who represents a mission. Those on the side of Jupiter will get publicity deluxe because the majority is with them.

Aries: You are ready for an adventure. It may already have begun, but now you are clearly on target. Love life and romance have "go" signals and you can move forward without hesitation. You have plenty of energy and this is a joyful time in your life.

Taurus: Communications with significant others may be challenging this week. You could "miss" each other entirely if you are not especially careful about your tone of voice. Perhaps it is better to save your piece for a more flowing time. Let this one go by and don't make a big deal of it. It will be short-lived.

Gemini: You may need to concentrate in order to avoid critics, whether they are internal or external. Instead of blame, use the discipline to tackle a project that requires concentration. Avoid contracts and business negotiations right now because misunderstandings may develop.

Cancer: If you have been channeling your energy into a project that has positive value for many, you may be receiving recognition now. If, instead, you are working on something that is purely to make your ego more shiny, you will find others are fighting you every step of the way.

Virgo: A false accusation or a rumor about you or your partner may cause you considerable worry at this time. The probability is that it is based only upon the assumption of a third party. The reason you worry is that you and one or more significant others are not communicating well. Concentrate on productive communications.

Libra: Necessary expenses (those not of the "fun" type) may develop this week. If not that, you could just be in a blue mood. It is one of those times when we operate better in solitude. This is an existential dilemma that everyone encounters now and then. It will pass quickly.

Scorpio: Keep your nose clean and your mouth shut. You are in a setup that could create extremist circumstances. Do not take the role of the critic, lest you lose something precious. On the other hand, maybe it is time for you to cut someone from your life. Decide from your soul, rather than your ego.

Sagittarius: Make note of the lead paragraph and consider how this might be operating in your personal life. It appears to me that the struggle may be over finances or shared resources. This could include a partner's resources, the IRS, debts or services that are owed to you. You have the necessary evidence, but the judge may be ruthless.

Capricorn: You are prone to overreact to anyone or anything that is in your way. Make an effort to stop and think about it before indicting anyone. Search for a compromising point of view that is strong enough to contain both you and your opponent's belief systems. Together you could create something much better than you can apart.

Aquarius: An interloper has come across your path. This individual may be innocent and not the opponent you suspect. Give it some time. You may be seeing through a pessimistic lens right now. Don't give the situation your energy.

Pisces: This may be a week in which you are being misinformed, even if you are the informant. Don't take action unless you know that your plan is based upon provable fact. You might identify a piece of information as a truth, when it is merely your opinion.

Are you interested in a personal horoscope? Vivian Carol may be reached at 704-366-3777 for private psychotherapy or astrology appointments. (There is a fee for services.)

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