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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.

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On Aug. 21 you discover that behind the bluster lies an insecure and needy child. You suspected this all along, but it's nice to have proof. Now most people would use this information to gain the upper hand and bring him to heel. You, however, will find this endearing. You don't like big egos. The chest-thumping and endless recitation of names and accomplishments can get old quick. However, introduce a little fallibility and some flies in the ointment and you're hooked. You like people who are real. It comes with being born under the humanitarian sign of the zodiac.

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