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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

The Mercury/Neptune opposition on Aug. 18 will bring out all of your "where is this relationship going?" anxieties. You'll want to know what he thinks, if he's serious about your future and when he's going to put a ring on it. Do yourself a favor. Grab the psychic remote and fast forward. This isn't the right time for this kind of discussion — especially since you don't even have a clear idea of what you want. Relationships have a life of their own despite our attempts to label them. Yours is doing a lot better than most people's.

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