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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...

Come clean

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

It's best to take things at face value now. You know that there's more going on with him than he says, but it would be wise to steer clear of that. We live in an impatient society when it comes to information. We expect people to tweet about every little detail, but where — and when — do we allow them their privacy to withdraw into themselves so that they can process things emotionally and reflect? Show him how much you care by giving him his space. This quiet reassurance will invite him to divulge all when he feels ready.

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