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ARIES: July 2-8 Tuesday, July 1
Would you like your savings account to grow? Then consistently deposit money in it. Would you like to feel good, with lots of physical energy? Eat healthful food, sleep as much as you need to and exercise regularly. Do you want folks to see your best and give you the benefit of the doubt? See their best and give them the benefit of the doubt.
River Ruckus pushes celebrities into St. Johns, Southlight Gallery welcomes guest artists, and volunteers clean up your Independence Day mess
DREAM ON Tuesday, July 1
To mark the Fourth of July, a local immigrant writes about his own American Dream
A mentally ill 19-year-old spent 10 days in solitary confinement in the Clay County Jail. Then he was pepper-sprayed and strapped into a restraint chair. Then deputies put a hood over his head. Then he died.
PISCES: July 2-8 Tuesday, July 1
“I awake in a land where the lovers have seized power,” writes Danish poet Morten Sondergaard in his fanciful poem The Lovers. “They have introduced laws decreeing that orgasms need never come to an end. Roses function as currency. …
AQUARIUS: July 2-8 Tuesday, July 1
“I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean,” said British writer G.K. Chesterton. Take that advice for your astrological cycle’s Purge & Purify Phase. In the next few weeks, you generate good fortune when you wash your brain, absolve your heart and flush shame from healthy sexual feelings.
CAPRICORN: July 2-8 Tuesday, July 1
Percival Lowell (1855-1916), an influential astronomer who launched the exploration that led to the discovery of Pluto, made some big mistakes. Gazing at Venus through his telescope, he swore he saw spokes emanating from a central hub on the planet’s surface. We now know Venus is shrouded in such thick cloud cover, no surface features are visible.
SAGITTARIUS: July 2-8 Tuesday, July 1
In the Inuktitut language of in northern Canada, the term iminngernaveersaartunngortussaavunga means “I should try not to become an alcoholic.” Have fun saying that a lot in the days ahead. Be playful and light-hearted as you wage war against your addictive tendencies...
LIBRA: July 2-8 Tuesday, July 1
In the last two decades, seven Academy Award winners have given thanks to God while accepting their Oscars. By contrast, 30 winners have expressed gratitude to film studio executive Harvey Weinstein. Who do you acknowledge as essential to your success? What generous souls, departed helpers and spiritual beings have contributed to your ability to thrive...
VIRGO: July 2-8 Tuesday, July 1
Many of America’s founding fathers believed slavery was immoral, but they owned slaves and ordained the institution of slavery in the U.S. Constitution. They didn’t invent hypocrisy, of course, but theirs was an especially tragic version. In comparison, the hypocrisy you express is mild. Nevertheless, working to minimize it is a worthy task.
 
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