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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

This week you learn things about him that you suspected were true, but hoped that they weren't. Libras are often portrayed as being so idealistic that the mere whiff of reality is enough to make their air castles crumble to the ground. That might be true of male Libras, but female Libras are different. You tend to be much more shrewd, savvy and resourceful. It's never pleasant having your illusions debunked, but that happens in every relationship. What will be nice to discover is that he's bigger than his mistakes and not afraid to cop to them.

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