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Weekly horoscopes: Aug. 11-17

Christopher Renstrom is the creator of which is his idea of an on-line, subscription-based, interactive Astrology Magazine. It is based on his bestselling book Ruling Planets, which was published by HarperCollins in 200...

You can do it!

You’ll want to roll up your sleeves and knuckle down when Mars forms a sextile to Pluto this week. This is a highly motivated planetary combo, which means that it’s the perfect time to train for a marathon, to start a new diet (you’ll actually lose weight this time) or commit to that creative project you always dreamed of doing one day. Nothing can stop you. Not only are you determined to change the habits of a lifetime, but you will go the distance because you are supremely results driven. You will find that you can reshape most anything according to your will — within reason, of course. You may not be able to bend spoons by staring at them, but it will be the next best thing.

You can do it!

Is Mercury retrograde? No, but the Moon occulting Uranus in Aries on Aug. 14 may make it feel that way. Uranus rules over modern technology, so expect all kinds of crazy things to happen when the Moon hides Uranus' light. These could range from your smartphone going on the fritz to your computer suffering a spontaneous meltdown. Given the unpredictable nature of Uranus, these glitches might also work to your advantage in that you could find yourself mysteriously upgraded or issued a surprise refund. Be open to anything that's out of the ordinary. There may be opportunity in the fiasco.

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