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Love horoscopes: Aug. 18 – Aug. 24

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...

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Good intentions can pave the way to a hellish situation when Mercury forms an opposition to Neptune on Aug. 18. Guilt over not wanting to hurt his feelings can lead you to create the impression that you're interested in him romantically when you aren't. You always want to avoid fostering false hopes when Neptune is powerful because the subsequent disappointment will be made even more crushing when he finds out that you never felt the same way that he did. It's much better to tell it like it is. It's bound to be painful — these sorts of conversations are supposed to be — but he will think better of you for being honest. As will you.

Come clean

You pride yourself on being an adventurous free spirit. You project a devil-may-care aura that men find exciting. This is fine when things are on an upswing, but it's hard to maintain when luck isn't on your side. Thankfully Jupiter in Leo shows that life is getting easier, but you're not out of the woods yet. This would be a good week to share your worries and anxieties. You won't scare away a potential paramour. If anything you'll make his day. Contrary to popular belief there are still some men out there who like to feel needed.

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