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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're not the person you used to be. You've grown in ways that make it difficult to continue with your familiar role. You may feel like your friends don't get it, but they do. They know you've changed. It's just that it's not in their best interests to acknowledge it. Conventional wisdom says that if they ignore it long enough, then you'll revert to who you were before. Over the next few weeks you'll make new friends who are drawn to who you are now. This will bring a collision of worlds, but that's a horoscope for another time.

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