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Balsamic Moon Phase

Question: What is the balsamic moon, and does it relate to salad dressing? Answer: The balsamic moon is the last phase before the new moon and only relates to salad dressing in the sense that it’s a time of healing. Perhaps a nutritious salad would be in order. Also, lots of dreamy rest is favored, so take it easy.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You have an original and creative mind, as evidenced by the choices you make today. A small thing like the color you wear or your choice of words will be the cause of interest and attraction.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Social interaction is never only what it seems to be on the surface. Attuned to the undercurrents, you’ll learn something that will amuse you for weeks to come. There’s power in this knowledge.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You have your reasons for wanting things to stay the same around the home. But you’ll also be very adaptable when things change, as they will tomorrow. Take a few pics to document this time.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You experience what it means to be a part of a collective. You’ll speak in terms of “we” and “us,” put the group mindset at the forefront of your thoughts, and act in accordance with what the group needs.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You don’t require that everyone think like you. You respect the way people stand by their opinions and appreciate enthusiasm for things that don’t inspire the same zeal in you.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ll be a bit distracted in a good way. Your high level of interest in a subject fuels productivity. When you take part in activities that feed your soul, you are less hungry for actual food.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The kindness you show and the way you interact with people will make a difference. The day will be better because of you. Later, when people want to show their gratitude, let them.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Roll with the changes and stay positive — you have every reason to be! A minor loss will turn out to be a major gain, and you will be free to find a better match.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’re on the right path, and the rightness of it is what gives you power. People will get out of your way. You have the strength, fire and mystical presence of a benevolent dragon.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You have a skill that you can easily apply in a different arena today, and you will be lucky when you do. You will uplift others and feel better yourself for making the effort.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Those who want to repay you for your past kindnesses may give more than they can afford. You’ll accept all gifts graciously, especially the unexpected ones.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Whether to expect things or not to expect them depends on the day really. On a day like this, it’s better not to have any expectations, opting instead to let life surprise and delight you.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 4). You’re in for a remarkably productive six weeks. You’ll get crystal clear about what you must do and then cut out all superfluous fluff and get down to business. The person who’s made your life difficult will make it easier in September. The joy you derive from love decorates your days and lights your nights in November. Aries and Sagittarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 11, 22, 9 and 15.

FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: In their earliest stages, the dreams, projects and intentions whirring around in our heads are smaller than strawberry seeds. But as we enter the week during the balsamic moon phase, these seeds are sinking deeper into our consciousness, looking for fertile ground to take root. If you’re a smidge tired at the beginning of the week, it may be because you are getting ready for the next growth cycle. The intuitive wisdom in your body knows that this is a time to conserve energy and rest up for what is to come. The necessity of calm and quiet becomes obvious.

Then Tuesday brings the new moon in Leo, and all is dark. There’s a sense of breathless waiting: the calm before a bit of electrifying excitement when Mercury leaps into Leo on August 8th.

These events are set against a cosmic backdrop of hotheaded Mars and Big Daddy Jupiter both squaring off with Uranus. It may seem that the stress in the bigger picture of the world is reaching through to remind us of the preciousness of life. Every freedom we have is a freedom worth celebrating.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Happy birthday, Mr. President! Barack Obama is a charismatic Leo. Another recent American president born to the cat’s sun sign is Bill Clinton. People of this sign are known for having a commanding presence and being able to relate to a wide variety of people through their playful spirit. Obama was born when the sun, Mercury and Uranus were all in the passionate sign of the lion.

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