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Horoscope for Aug. 17, 2018

Moon Alert

We have the “all clear” today to shop and do business. The moon is in Scorpio.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Recently old flames have been back in your life. Issues with your kids have been resurrected, and perhaps you also have talked to kids you have not seen for a while. This “looping into the past” will end now. From here on, it’s forward ho!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

There’s been a terrific emphasis on relatives in the past coming back in your life. This will now start to wind down. By the weekend, you will see this shift regarding home and family take on a forward thrust. “Gentlemen, start your engines.”

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

The last month has been harried because of confused communications, lost paperwork, misplaced items, email problems, car problems — you name it. Now this will all start to calm down. Thank heavens! In the next few days, you will sail around the Cape of Good Hope.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You have been plagued with money delays and late checks in the mail plus frustrating issues related to earnings, your job and your assets. It’s been a lot to deal with. Fortunately, this time of confusion is ending. The next 48 hours usher in a turning point for you — for the better!

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This has been a harrowing time because Mercury has been retrograde in your sign, creating delays, hassles with communications, missed appointments, misplaced items and lost paperwork. You have been involved with people from your past. This insanity will now begin to subside. Glory hallelujah!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

For weeks now, Mercury retrograde has haunted you — almost literally. It has stirred up a lot of things from the past that have ended up on your plate. In some ways, this was a good thing. But in many ways, you would have chosen to dodge it. This is history now. Life will start to return to normal. (Whatever that is.)

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

You are the most social sign of the zodiac. Therefore, in many ways, it’s been fun hearing from and being in contact again with old names and faces from your past. But even you have your limit. Leave the past where it is. Let’s face the future.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

In the last month, your involvement with parents and bosses from your past has been intense. (Hey, intense is what you do.) Nevertheless, this increased involvement with the past will now diminish as Mercury “stops” (relative to planet Earth) before it moves forward.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You have put up with weird happenings and delays related to publishing, the media, travel plans and anything to do with higher education, medicine and the law. That’s a lot. It ain’t been easy. Starting now, this craziness will begin to abate.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You have had a chance to review old information related to shared property, inheritances, debt, taxes, insurance and anything that you own jointly with someone else. This gave you opportunities to finish things. But now, you are ready to look to the future.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Your involvement with ex-partners and old friends has been considerable in the last few weeks. Who knew that some of this would happen? The dust is going to settle now because Mercury will be “stationary” relative to planet Earth before it moves forward. Whew!

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

To say the things have been topsy-turvy with your job in the last month is putting it mildly. It’s been off the charts! Relax because starting now, the trials and tribulations you’ve suffered with Mercury retrograde will begin to diminish. You are saved!

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Robert De Niro (1943) shares your birthday today. You are charming and calm but you rarely resist a challenge. You are organized and eloquent. This year you are wrapping up a nine-year cycle. That is why it is a time of completions and taking inventory. Expect to say goodbye to people, places and possessions. The good news is you are moving away from heavy burdens to something new and lighter!