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Starscope: July - August, 2001
by Carol Roland, MA
Carol Roland
For all signs: Join us on a magical journey as this column shares with you the progression of planetary energy for your personal transformation. January began a process of breaking old fear-based patterns and moving toward the life you want to create. The energy of July and August will help you with the growth of your new plan. During July begin with nurturing your idea and yourself. Feel what it would be like to live the life of your dreams. Be aware of the feelings that come up for you in every situation of your life. You are responsible for keeping your own energy joyful and loving. Sometimes the situation is not in your control to change, but you can focus on what you are able to learn as you move through it.

Growth comes with an ebb and flow movement like the ocean. In August begin sharing your goals with a circle of friends. Practice being what you want to be by talking, dressing and acting "as if" you are exactly where you want to be.

The following information applies in general for each sun sign. The ascendant sign, if known, would give additional specific information. For individual signs: (See the birth date period for each sun sign in parenthesis)

^ Aries (March 21 - April 20) July challenges you to get in touch with your feelings. Slow down and allow this process. Practice becoming aware of an inner guidance to point out new directions, rather than impulsively moving, just for any new experience.

_ Taurus (April 21 - May 20) During July you will have opportunity to learn to value and be grateful for all the gifts that you are receiving. Give only what you can lovingly give and be open for the Universe, not an individual,to provide the return that is most important for your growth at this time.

` Gemini (May 21 - June 21) July will challenge you to let yourself feel...without all your logical defenses. Learn to check in with any physical reaction when attempting to make a decision. You can be too easily led by others, then vacillate, because you had not been clear about what was important to you. Once you are clear about your path, August will be a very creative time.

a Cancer (June 22 - July 22) Finally, you will be feeling like your life is moving. Remember the ebb and flow process will continue, but the forward steps will be more productive. Complete any unfinished business that could still be an anchor.

b Leo(July 23 - August 22) Use July to release any harsh feelings about yourself and others. Practice looking at behaviors of others in terms of what emotional issues may be behind their words and actions. Avoid taking things personally and find joy in at least one little thing each day.

c Virgo (August 23 - September 22) Virgo will need to listen for potential new information needed before moving forward. You are still in search mode. Keep gathering and evaluating new concepts and be willing to let go of the beliefs that are not serving you in finding happiness.

d Libra (September 23 - October 23) July will teach you that it is not always your duty to fix things for others. Keep a low profile and take care of some of your own needs. August will be a better time to party with friends.

e Scorpio (October 24 - November 22) Practice being very clear about your personal values and be careful that your relationships match or create balance. Looking deeper during July will prevent possible discord in August.

f Sagittarius (November 23 - December 21) Be careful about pacing your activities during both months. There will be a tendency to try to push yourself too fast and too far. Rein yourself back and keep focused on your long-range plans.

g Capricorn (December 22 - January 20) Like a turtle you can keep yourself isolated behind heavy walls of protection. You can find a new sunny world about you, if you use this time to learn to get more in touch with your feelings and risk expressing them more.

h Aquarius (January 21 - February 18) While Leo is looking at not taking things so personally, you will need to try to get more in touch with your own individual needs. You are motivated by being of service, but too much adjustment for the sake of others, takes away the joy you should be feeling.

i Pisces (February 19 - March 20) June was a holding pattern while you tried to rethink some of your many visions for a better world and better life. Accomplishment was slow, but now you will be able to complete some projects. Remember you will always have more going on than you can complete, so enjoy your creativity and view life as a process of continued change.

Astrologer and Feng Shui Consultant, Carol Roland is an RN with a Masters degree in counseling psychology. She combines over 25 years of counseling and design experience to assist in the creation of joyful relationships, within yourself and with your outer world. She can be reached at 503-643-1831 or by e-mail: