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Pub date July 25, 2006

JULY 12-18
Mercury goes direct on the 29th. Somebody have a party!
March 21-April 19
Aries, it’s a lucky but not lazy week. Get off your happy ass and follow our instructions: Figure out what it is you really love. Next, introduce yourself or open up to people and other resources that will support you in your pursuit of this great love.
April 20-May 20
Don’t forget to be available to your own damn self, Taurus. You risk forgetting to be available to those people around you whom you adore, which means you really risk ignoring your own needs. Stay checked in with everyone.
May 21-June 21
Gemini, you have a serious responsibility: you. Be clear about your boundaries, follow through with enforcing them, cop to your feelings and requirements. No amount of hemming, hawing, or head-tripping will relieve you of these duties.
June 22-July 22
Batten down the hatches, Cancer — whatever that means. We think it’s an old-timey way of saying “secure your foundations.” ’Cause once you get that taken care of, you get to do the fun stuff, like putting yourself out there and taking excellent risks.
July 23-Aug. 22
Leo, are you out in the social swirl? Put yourself smack in the middle of your local mix. It’s a this-is-the-first-day-of-the-rest-of-your-life day, every day this week. The more open you are to your life being different, the more wonderfully different it will become.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
Anxieties are just anxieties, Virgo. Try to get a grip. We know you hard workers love a challenge, and the universe has dealt you a real one — to dare yourself to be proactive and courageous as you deal with whatever is making you so nervous.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
Libra, do you want success and power or what? If that’s your jam, be prepared to make some serious sacrifices. And while you’re making some serious sacrifices to propel yourself ahead, make sure you’re wicked grounded so you don’t spaz out.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
Go ahead, Scorpio, make some clear choices. What are you waiting for? Your life couldn’t get any more tranquil. Things are nice right now, and it’s prime time for reclining and chillaxing and working shit out from a place of calm.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
Sag, if you can temper your baser drives with your higher aspirations, it’ll be an awesome week for you. There is serious love in your sphere, and you can ride that wave smack into some powerful healing and creativity or you can wipe out into some compulsive hooking up and über-boozing. Your choice.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
Capricorn, are you feeling yourself? If your answer is no — and knowing you stoic goats, it is — we suggest taking a moment to really focus on feeling and cultivating some presence in the world. Don’t take on anything new: Luxuriate on your laurels.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
Nothing is clear, Aquarius. Can you roll with that? You’re going to have to, ’cause you people are not supposed to know the answers this week. Difficult for such cosmic know-it-alls, we know. Be wary of blind faith in the face of such cloudiness, and be patient. All will be revealed.
Feb. 19-March 20
Pisces, your horoscope could not be easier. Simply emotionally invest yourself in the relationships that matter the most to you. There’s a bunch of happiness at your disposal this week, but you’re going to have to swim after it. SFBG