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Weekly horoscope May 19-25, 2010

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Gemini The Twins (May 20-June 21):

The sun returns "home" to your sign this week. You likely will find it to be energizing. Now is the time to focus on new plans for this next year of your life. Take a fresh look at where you want to direct your energy.

For All Signs: We experience inflation, then recession, followed by inflation once again -- a never-ending cyclic wheel in our socioeconomic system and our psyches. These two extremes are represented in the sky by Jupiter, planet of optimism, and Saturn, planet of skepticism. The Saturn principle dominates our thought and represents the stifling of vision and creative risk taking. We fear starvation, literally or figuratively, so we dare not take chances to increase inventory, add employees or experiment with improvements. When Pluto is involved in the arrangement, as it is now, the fear is much more profound. This month and again in August we have two more rounds of the current downtrend. The last of these challenging aspects is in March 2011. Don't allow dreadful expectations of the future decade to negatively influence long range decisions.

Aries: There are no fresh aspects for the Rams this week. However, fasten your seat belt for the summer, which will move so fast that you will look like a blur as you travel. You might very well already know what your plans are and could be preparing the way for it now. Bon voyage!

Taurus: You abruptly part a situation that has not been good for you. Although it surprises others, you have been aware for a long time that this needs to happen. After the break, you may take measures that are intended to purify your habits or lifestyle.

Cancer: An intense experience within a relationship has a purpose. You are asked to search deep inside yourself for your contribution to the difficulty, own it and confess it. Healing will be the result for you and probably the Other.

Leo: You are at the end of your rope in certain areas. This week may be the time you cut ties from leeches or vampires. Then it will be time to move forward into more open territory.

Virgo: Circumstances that have been on hold for a while are finally coming to a positive result. You may have been waiting for a go-ahead on a trip. Now you can move forward.

Libra: Intensity in relationships is the theme of the week. If you are not conscious, you could be pulled into schemes of manipulation or compulsive behaviors. You have a choice of whether to work it through or act it out in the same ways as the first time.

Scorpio: There is a potential for becoming caught in ego games with a loved one. Any of the "games" will do, but this week's aspect is particularly fond of playing "How much do you love me? Prove your feelings." Try to stay with communications that are more authentic.

Sagittarius: Please read the lead paragraph because it pertains to you now. Your problem is whether to expand or hold onto what you have. If you have met your obligations and made preparation for the expansion, then begin with caution. If this is a brand-new idea, prepare, but don't leap until 2011.

Capricorn: Issues that have been brewing for a while in relationship(s) are coming to a turning point. You and another may be vying for emotional control. This can be very subtle and create long-term issues that occasionally explode to the surface.

Aquarius: Your inner judge has been unleashed. You may be criticizing yourself or others rather stringently. As a result, you might be closing many relationships and other things that now feel wrong or harmful to you. Ask yourself whether there is a more moderate path.

Pisces: Check the lead paragraph. Circumstances are pressuring you to take a look at whatever you have been avoiding within yourself. We all have shadow qualities, things that we would rather not see. That will wear off and soon you can see with a more clear perspective.

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

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