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Weekly horoscope (July 24-30) 

Dramatic events

For All Signs: Mars, the original god of war, is finally moving beyond Libra into Scorpio on the 25th. This planet entered Libra early in December and has remained in that sign until just now. The past 7.5 months it has been one more irritant in the grand square of cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn). Last week Jupiter moved from Cancer to Leo, so now we have two less planets that are constantly agitating this zone. Even so, other planets will take their turns moving into this war zone. The developments of 2014 and 2015 are dramatic and have everything to do with how life will develop in the next ten years, particularly in the world of economics and technology.

Aries: This week you will conclude a long transit of Mars in Libra. Your attention will shift toward issues of intimacy and partnership, joint and corporate financial matters, taxes, and/or estate and business planning. Your life with significant others will likely become more stable.

Taurus: Changes may be occurring in your primary relationship. One or the other of you is probably trying to hang onto what is familiar. Changes and growth must be allowed to happen or the relationship will become stale. Let things flow naturally. Don't jump to conclusions or make problems bigger than they are.

Gemini: You may feel like a gnat in a whirlwind. Don't allow surprising events to keep you in a tizzy for long. Fortunately, you are able to make mindful decisions. If information is needed, you can find it readily. Remember to breathe deeply and don't allow worry to corrupt your brain power.

Cancer: If there are "power" issues between you and another, this is the week that they will be in full bloom. Discomfort means that change is needed in one or both of your attitudes. Intensity is the theme. Concentrate on remaining conscious so that you won't fall into manipulative games, especially the one called "prove it if you love me."

Leo: This is a time in which your exuberance and enthusiasm may carry you farther than you really intended to go. You will certainly have more energy to do whatever you choose, but take care that you don't promise way more than you can deliver. Your warm and generous heart will have a heyday.

Virgo: A surprising change comes out of nowhere. Fortunately, you have the stars on your side to help you deal with whatever has turned over. Your ability to concentrate on multiple details is strong and you can reorganize around the surprising event.

Libra: The justice-loving Libra will be glad to know that Mars, which has been in your sign for 7.5 months, is moving on to other pastures. You will become less accident-prone and in general will feel more at peace. Remember the lesson: you do not have to prove your affection and it isn't even right for others to expect it.

Scorpio: Mars, the warrior, enters your sign and will be traveling with you for seven weeks. This energy is especially helpful in defining boundaries. Periodically we need to examine who we are and also who we are not. Often something is eliminated. In general, it increases your courage and physical strength.

Sagittarius: Your mood is expansive and optimistic. It is one of those "good luck" times that occasionally happen to the Archers. You have a grasp of the big picture and could use this energy to promote your projects and gain support. Or you could simply kick back and enjoy the good feelings.

Capricorn: It is necessary that you give attention to an issue of control that threatens to split one or more of your relationships. Either of you may be the one who is seeking power and it may be quite subtle. You may be attempting to get what you want through manipulation. Don't pursue this and don't let someone do it to you.

Aquarius: This is an excellent time to pursue any activity that requires your mental concentration. The green light favors contracts and written communications, along with short distance travel. Bringing order to chaos will be easier now than usual. Organize files or closets.

Pisces: You would be happy to take the first flight to Tahiti and never bat an eye over it. Short of that, you may be taking small mental breaks this week, with lots of daydreaming and drifting. Pull your attention together when handling tools and machinery. Your physical cycle is on a temporary downswing.

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.)

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