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July 3 – 9, 2013


For All Signs: Saturn turns direct on the 8th for the next 5.5 months. This happens every year, but not on the same dates. While direct, Saturn is a taskmaster. He is also the Judge or the Teacher. When he turns retrograde, we are given time to think about what we “should” do and prepare for the time that we will do it. Then he turns direct again and it is time. We must fulfill whatever is required or the consequences will materialize. Since he is now in the sign of Scorpio, we must reduce our debts in whatever form they are. This may not necessarily be money. Sometimes we owe time or energy. Now that Saturn has again turned direct, we must clean the slate.

Aries: Issues related to home, hearth, family and property plead for your attention. Right now you are mainly procrastinating on things that must be done. Make promises for later and return on the weekend to tackle these projects. If you are unable to stall them, arrange your time so that you can have some time to yourself.

Taurus: You want to make changes in your home, office, or other property. Yet it is important to recognize that you may be in an impulsive frame of mind. If you purchase items, make sure you can return them. Perhaps they are overpriced for you or too flamboyant. Be sure you plan for a do-over if necessary.

Gemini: You may feel as though you came from another planet this week. Communications may be misunderstood, snarled, or lost altogether. Brain fuzz is probable, particularly in the areas of finance. Double check information that comes your way or ask someone else for confirmation. Don’t believe everything you think.

Cancer: Monitor your inner critic this week. It may be serving up a plate of neurotic guilt to interfere with your attitude. A better use of this energy calls for rising above the yada, yada of the droning ego voice. Set it aside and realize it is just the shadow self, trying to keep your attention in a negative place.

Leo: You may experience a type of highly wired mental energy that can keep you on edge. If this becomes uncomfortable, counteract it with physical activity and things that will draw your attention into your body rather than to what is flying through your mind. If you are worrying, it may be for no reason at all.

Virgo: Make a special effort to keep up with keys, tickets, and other small items. Your feelings are easily injured right now. On the other hand, you may be the offender, hurting someone else. Try to stay on the planet and think carefully before you speak. If you feel "hurt," don't leap to a conclusion before you ask what the meaning is of a behavior or a comment.

Libra: Prepare to fend off anyone who wants to control you or push you around early in the week. You do not have to prove your affection and it isn’t even right for the “other” to expect it. It is important for you to thicken your skin here. You may think you need for everyone to like you 100 percent of the time, but that is not a truth.

Scorpio: 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. Existing relationships could re-experience the pain of old wounds. You have a choice of whether to work it through or act it out in the same ways as in the past.

Sagittarius: This is a strongly positive period in which your faith in yourself and all humankind is supported and nurtured by the people and circumstances in your path. Hopefully you are aware of a type of joy that is beyond mundane experiences of life. One caution: keep one foot on the ground. The earth has its rules also. It is easy to believe what you wish now.

Capricorn: It is necessary that you give attention to an issue of control that threatens to split one or more of your relationships. One of you 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. Take the high road.

Aquarius: Give special attention to the lead paragraph at this time and for the next few months. Now is a time to give your career or your direction in life a serious once-over. Are you doing what you really need to do? If you are, the load will become heavier, but you can tolerate it. If your path is wrong for you, now is the time to look for an escape hatch.

Pisces: Although you thought you were invisible, this is a time that others will be singing your praises. You may have had no idea what sort of significance your presence has had for others. Stay in touch with your inner self, in spite of the applause. You are likely to experience intuition to a greater degree than is normal in your life.

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