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Weekly horoscope (July 3-9)

Think before taking action



For All Signs: We enter July with all the personal planets (Mercury, Venus and Mars) direct. Given that one or the other has been in retrograde territory since last December, the whole tenor of business and forward motion resumes a normal pace. War and/or uprisings are occurring in many places on the globe. When the personal planets are fully direct, I can't help but wonder if we truly will be in better shape. Retrograde planets tend to slow forward motion long enough to turn around and think about it before we take action. (Isis doesn't seem aware of that, however.) The hot spots may only become hotter this summer.

Aries: Your attitude about yourself is not altogether accurate right now. You may think way too much of your ideas, or alternately, you may see yourself as lower than scum. Neither is clear and you should probably not make decisions of any importance this week. Spiritual pursuits are given a "go" signal.

Taurus: There is some challenge to your resources (money, time, or energy) this week. If you have a choice, don't spend money, but you may have to do so. Fortunately you can probably access help from friends or family, even though you prefer not to do that.

Gemini: You may be caught in time binds this week. It seems there is not enough of you to go around. This sort of situation can lead to catching colds in order to give you personal space. So rather than inviting a virus, maybe you should just make the best choice you can and disallow guilt in your mind over what you didn't do.

Cancer: You may be the pivoting party in a conflict among others. Your position is searching for a fair and just solution for everyone concerned. If you can manage to be even-handed rather than throwing lightning bolts around, you stand a good chance of accomplishing your aim. It is your role to stand for peace.

Leo: There is conflict all around you. At this time you prefer to remain in the background if you can. Another option is to manipulate the situation so that you get the outcome you wish. You may experience a type of highly wired mental energy that can keep you on edge. The antidote is physical activity.

Virgo: You are in a reasonably good place with yourself at this time. Your heart and mind are flowing together. You have no conflict between your feelings and your thoughts about those feelings. This is a time for reflection on important subjects. You can make good decisions now.

Libra: You may feel trapped in a situation that demands your time and attention. If you do it, you'll be angry. If you don't do it, you'll feel guilty. Make an effort to find a win-win, though it could be hard. You do have some play aspects in your favor, so give your inner child a treat or two to reduce resentment.

Scorpio: Don't make rash moves or decisions over the next two weeks. You need time to think things through. It's a challenge for you to "see" yourself into the future with accuracy at this time. Seek out more information in order to make good choices later this month.

Sagittarius: Early in the week an opportunity to expand your social life brings smiles. You may be invited to a party or you might meet someone new. This aspect is from Venus, goddess of love and creativity. The muse may be at your side as you produce a particularly creative idea or solution to a problem.

Capricorn: A partner (personal or business) or a client may antagonize you. You will feel pressured to drop bombs on the other. Keep your cool and listen carefully to what the "other" really wants/needs. This may be about a misunderstanding or hurt feelings. If so, it is better to talk it through than stomp it out.

Aquarius: You and the authority figures in your world are cooperating and helping each other accomplish a project. Your mind is steady and imaginative now, able to see how one thing flows into the next. At times like these, "work" becomes a positive experience. It integrates with your personal rhythm and feels smooth.

Pisces: Your appetite for all the goodies in life is very strong now. Warning to those on diet and exercise programs: this week it is just too easy to break training. If you mean what you've promised to yourself, don't go anywhere that would put you in harm's way. You may also be tempted to overspend.

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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