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LAST QUARTER MOON: July 6-12

There is determination in this sky with a great desire to get things done! When your motor is revved up, it may seem that the world around you is slow and sluggish. Don't go forward anxiously, things will happen at the right time while your sky maintains a patient and concentrative order.

TEMPO: adagio pazientando


OK, last week's return of Saturn to opposition weighed heavily on you with anxiety, discouragement and delays. From the middle of this week, the sky will take off with a twist that will silence even the most resistant of discontentments. Smiles will return, even in love.

TEMPO: allegretto sollevato


Saturn has (temporarily) left your opposition and this is already good news. Jupiter and Venus in the Sixth House facilitate negotiations and pave the way for defining agreements and contracts. The only jarring notes are fatigue, both physical and financial. Everything is in recovery, especially your heart.

TEMPO: andantino affaticato


The recovery phase continues, leading to a more energetic and optimistic second half of the summer, towards an autumn of strong growth. The Sun and Mars will be in your sign for some time and this week they join Mercury to restore clarity and better ideas.

TEMPO: andante risvegliato


Despite the sky remaining protected and illuminated by Jupiter and Venus, the presence of these planets in your Twelfth House might give you the feeling that everything is moving in slow motion and your life is passing by behind a fogged pane of glass. This feeling will fade soon, disproved by an enthusiastic and optimistic confirmation.

TEMPO: allegro in attesa


The transit of the Sun, Mars and Mercury in the Eleventh ouse makes you charismatic and charming. You have an iron grip that Margaret Thatcher would be jealous of, but nevertheless you can endear with grace, class and elegance. You are preparing to receive a gift that the heavens have waiting — in just over a month, you will ascend to the highest of all zodiac positions.

TEMPO: alla riscossa


With all these planets in the Fourth House and the return of Saturn to Scorpio, there may be some anxiety associated with your family, finances or house which may affect your mood. They are last ditch efforts of fears that have already been addressed and metabolized. Soon they will vanish, leaving no "hangover."

TEMPO: avanti così


The return of Saturn in your sign brings a call to commitment and responsibility, but you'll be in good shape. Mars, the Sun and Mercury are in a trine that makes you aggressive and willing to take the bull by the horns. You will face your commitments head on because now you know what you're worth and that whatever challenge you face will only make you stronger.

TEMPO: andantino in crescita


The sky becomes gradually more relaxed as more and more planets are leaving Gemini's opposition. There are many commitments and the effort is great, but at least there is no longer the sense of pressure that weighed you down for most of June. Take advantage of every opportunity to travel because new things will rejuvenate you, and under this sky luck can come via travel — even for your heart.

TEMPO: lost in translation


This week could show the most difficult and arduous side of things. Do not be put down from this B-side due to the many transits in opposition. Your sky contains an important promise of recovery that will last a whole year: just wait one more month, one last struggle.

TEMPO: prima dell'alba


With Saturn in quadrature and Venus and Jupiter connected in opposition, this is an exhausting sky — no doubt about it — especially for those in their 20s and 30s. But put it this way: with a sky burdened by Saturn's quadrature, we have shared good or bad since the end of 2012. From September, these claws definitely leave you in peace, opening the door to the most beautiful sky for many years to come. It pays to bite the bullet.

TEMPO: manca poco


The sky in your sign registers improvements week after week. After the Sun and Mars, Mercury is now also sitting on a beautiful trine. Creativity is flying high, but the desire to feel good is dominating the sky, and sweep away all obstacles from your path to this well-deserved renovation of well-being. Make good use of this beautiful sky, and if you don't like something speak out: call a spade a spade.

TEMPO: andante grintoso

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Geopolitics

Utter Pessimism, What Israelis And Palestinians Share In Common

Right now, according to a joint survey of Israelis and Palestinians, hopes for a peaceful solution of coexistence simply don't exist. The recent spate of violence is confirmation of the deepest kind of pessimism on both sides for any solution other than domination of the other.

An old Palestinian protester waves Palestinian flag while he confronts the Israeli soldiers during the demonstration against Israeli settlements in the village of Beit Dajan near the West Bank city of Nablus.

A Palestinian protester confronts Israeli soldiers during the demonstration against Israeli settlements in the West Bank village of Beit Dajan on Jan. 6.

Pierre Haski

-Analysis-

PARIS — Just before the latest outbreak of violence between Israelis and Palestinians, a survey of public opinion among the two peoples provided a key to understanding the current situation unfolding before our eyes.

It was a joint study, entitled "Palestinian-Israeli Pulse", carried out by two research centers, one Israeli, the other Palestinian, which for years have been regularly asking the same questions to both sides.

The result is disastrous: not only is the support for the two-state solution — Israel and Palestine side by side — at its lowest point in two decades, but there is now a significant share of opinion on both sides that favors a "non-democratic" solution, i.e., a single state controlled by either the Israelis or Palestinians.

This captures the absolute sense of pessimism commonly felt regarding the chances of the two-state option ever being realized, which currently appears to be our grim reality today. But the results are also an expression of the growing acceptance on both sides that it is inconceivable for either state to live without dominating the other — and therefore impossible to live in peace.

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