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Heavenly Round-Up: Into every life must fall periods of maximum intensity. If it’s not your turn to sup from a common bowl with all Hell’s devils, then it behooves you to cut your acutely engaged peers some slack. Compassion, however little of it you may have on hand, goes farther now than it ever has before. Invest yours wisely, and you’ll have more than a crown in heaven to show for it. If it weren’t scary, it wouldn’t be Halloween, would it?
Aries: As ever, you’re the first one up against the wall when the revolution comes. But is it because you’re scaling the fortresses of the oppressors, or are you on the downside of the old regime? Perception shapes circumstances more than we know. Give it away on Tuesday.
Taurus: You want to horn in and solve the problem with some old fashioned Gordian knot cutting. Just because even you’ve become impatient doesn’t make that the best of all possible solutions. Attach respect to circumspect approaches. Let your better half speak on Friday.
Gemini: Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition, but that doesn’t mean they won’t show up. If you’re getting the third degree over your recent choices and antics, remember that there’s a statute of limitations in play — and that your nose is clean. Find inspiration in the attic.
Cancer: Given what you’ve seen and been through, you might think that it’s now your turn to take home that ”Queen for a Day” title you’ve had your eye on. Give it up. There are always people more pitiful than you, and you’ll get more sympathy being brave. Ask a Sagittarian.
Leo: You know the ropes as well as anyone, but you can’t shake the feeling that you should feel more uplifted and less self-conscious if you’re properly engaged. Perhaps. But could that be contingent on how hard you’re working to avoid that negative parental loop now playing?
Virgo: Your crew has your back, and you’ve been letting them help you carry the ball for a while. But now it’s your turn to make it up to them and strut your stuff in style, old school. Let it all hang out and win kudos. Resist the urge to work from a position of modesty Saturday.
Libra: You’ve seen it before, but you didn’t handle it any better then than you seem to be doing right now. Can you pause and refresh your attitude towards your undertaking? It’ll require being honest about what’s not pretty and wholesome — those are your assets.
Scorpio: You can walk over coals and through raging floods with the power surging through your veins. You can conquer your bÃªte noire blindfolded, and still have time for a set of tennis before brunch. Use the force to bring essential, soul-feeding transformation home Sunday.
Sagittarius: You love to walk the talk. If only you could remember what you’d been saying that’s got everyone watching so avidly. Having let your mouth write that check, you’ll want to be prompt when you’re dunned on the collection end. Let your imagination run wild Friday.
Capricorn: If it were all that easy, you wouldn’t be interested. Since it’s a huge effort, you’re first in line for that voluntary punishment. Kind of intense, but in a free-will way. As you’re bound and determined to get there from here, remember to go all the way without regrets.
Aquarius: You can if you want to, but you know that there’ll be something like hell to pay at the office. If you’re good with the consequences, then damn them and full-speed ahead. You’ve got the drive, the focus and even the angels on your side. Be sweet-natured Monday.
Pisces: It could be the most uplifting things have been for you in a while — after all, you have that rich inner life to fall back on. But you could equally allow yourself to plunge from the cliffs of consciousness into the surging sweep of the collective. Timing is everything Tuesday.
Heavenly Round-Up: It’s official: We can all relax and get on with surviving the present. Let go of outcomes and expectations. Work on being intentional as you walk the Eightfold Path. Once you’re correctly engaged in the application, you’ll find the superficial details and distractions melt like cotton candy in a rain puddle. Honor the focus of the weekend — let yourself go as far as you can down the trail of making connections worth honoring. Is that the courtesy clue-phone ringing?
Aries: You don’t have to put yourself on so short a leash to retain your sense of direction. You don’t have to constrict your options to keep yourself on the straight and narrow—it’s spread around you in vivid 3-D. You don’t have to take someone else’s word for it, either.
Taurus: You want balance in your day-to-day existence. What price is worth paying for that treat? Can you make a long-term commitment to yourself? Can you give yourself priority in order to bring a better you to the table of common cause? Open your point of view early.
Gemini: Are you overly suggestible? Or are you merely flakey? It doesn’t have to be like that. You can find a middle ground, off the linear-scale paradigm, and work your integrative magic from that vantage. Cut yourself some slack, but use it to further the greater good Saturday.
Cancer: If this is intelligent design, you want an IQ retest for the creator. You’re a little fed up with what should be only natural and begins to feel oppressive. You want to let your life speak, but you’re reduced to a whisper of your former voice. Every little harmony counts.
Leo: What does it look like? Will you know it when you see it? Is it possible that you might be charging off into the future for no discernable reason? If you can’t make peace with your new stomping grounds, should you just stomp off? Save your high dudgeon for a real crisis Friday.
Virgo: If you want, you can extend your resources merely through timing and willingness to compromise where you haven’t seen a choice in the past. Give yourself permission to try, try again. You’ll come up roses if you stay on top of that faith that moves mountains. Ask around.
Libra: You’re in the middle of being your best self and not looking for anyone to rain on your parade or call lights-out early. Don’t overstay your warm welcome; there’s more where that comes from, but you’ll want to exert patience to get from here to there. Mind your poker face.
Scorpio: You’re so full of beans you’re ready to explode. You’ve kicked the whole undertaking up a notch, and you might well have a full-scale Mardi Gras on your hands before you’re done with this iteration of fulfillment. Remember the ephemeral transience of being. It’s all good.
Sagittarius: You’ve got an unforgiving unconscious and it’s out for old-school retribution. This isn’t like you, but so much hasn’t been lately. Do you let your collective go vigilante, or do your frontal lobes step in to restore light and order to the proceedings. Don’t wear a necktie.
Capricorn: It’s your instinct to head for the hills, but don’t go alone. You’ve collected an enviable coterie of cronies; exploit their connections for all you’re worth. There’s more substance there than you’d imagined. Once you’ve sorted that out, you’ll do fine. Exhale.
Aquarius: Gather yourself for a minor revelation. It’ll be personal and non-transferable. Wait for the vision and then let no grass grow under your feet. You’ll have places to go, people to see and causes to espouse in every state of the union. Early set-backs strengthen your tactics.
Pisces: Is it you? Nope, you’re an innocent bystander. Will you melt into the crowd, or will you stay and give evidence of what you’ve witnessed? You have a choice. It’s private and not moral, so try to take a no-strings-attached perspective. Trust the one you see first on Sunday.
Heavenly Round-Up: Are those chickens coming home to roost, or merely the distorted gossip returning from a game of ”telephone”? If it doesn’t end up biting you on the ass, you still may have to take responsibility for that information being adrift in the sea of data. Make peace with your choices and voluntary restrictions in order to fulfill your part in the dance of the social contract. That which started on a whim is beginning to take on overtones of intensity. Make each step count.
Aries: There’s a conflagration building below the surface. How long will you suppress your honest, and possibly fair, assessment? You’re not afraid of much, so what are you waiting around for? Seize the day by the short-and-curlies and make it do your bidding. Wear red.
Taurus: You’re preparing to go underground to get from here to there. Be certain you have your internal engineering chops together before you irrevocably embrace the low road. Once you’ve got the logistics in hand, the rest will follow docilely. Don’t complain ’til Saturday.
Gemini: You can feel a whole new you waiting to burst forth from the constraints of your old life. That’s a great thing, but don’t forget that much depends on timing. You’ll go farther with less hassle if you can only wait for your golden moment. Make opportunity with both hands.
Cancer: You’re in love all over again, and it’s the last thing you’d ever have come to expect. What’s up with that? Aren’t you jumping the gun? You had plans and they were nowhere near beta ready, but you’re releasing everything all at once — common sense included, oh my!
Leo: What’s more fun than to go and play in the messes others have made? It won’t be your chore to pick up, unless you exert your magnanimity and volunteer. At the same time, you have to ask where you fit in to the bigger picture and how much are you doing about it?
Virgo: Life isn’t going to the dogs; it’s been there a while now. So make peace with the dogs and get used to handling the routine of the kennel. You’ll find that the dogs of your intuition will keep you posted when there are emotional intruders at the perimeters. Let them in?
Libra: If it were easy to keep your head together and your conscience clear, it wouldn’t be so satisfying when you finally got to the benchmark and celebrated your growth. Find space to let others do that growing-and-becoming thing. It behooves you to be generous on Friday.
Scorpio: Where were you when the big decision went down? If you were in the restroom, you know that your innate timing had kicked-in. Don’t regret the changes that have been thrust upon you—they were possible due to your own internecine machinations. Give it a rest.
Sagittarius: You can climb as high as you choose, but like that kitten in the tree last week, you may need some help getting down. It’s not dignified, but so much of what you put yourself through isn’t. Enjoy the assistance, but don’t take any vows of foresight just yet.
Capricorn: Get through this and the rest will be a cake walk. Get through this and you’ll be ready for fire-walking in Indonesia. Get through this and you’ll find that you have the gifts you’ve always wanted and never dared to believe of yourself. Treat yourself to carbs Sunday.
Aquarius: What did you mean, and when did you mean it? Your accountability has been called on the table and everyone wants a piece of your hide if any of it is true. Happily, your upright conduct and transparent actions speak for you better than any witness. Relax early.
Pisces: Haven’t you been listening? Probably not, but you’ve been there all along. These brownie points will come in handy before the weekend sets in. Call in favors to get you past the log jam. Remember that the internal pressure is self-generated: it’s all about you now.
Heavenly Round-Up: Material long deferred rises up and confronts issues of self-control, passion and obsession –but in a good way. There’s more and deeper yet to come. Deal promptly with whatever comes your way. Deal honestly with current challenges. Deal poetically with profound changes. If you can negotiate this sticky wicket, you’ll find you won’t be bowled over by subsequent pitches by the Cosmic All-Stars. If you insist on standing your ground, be certain you’re as centered as you are stubborn. Give back Friday.
Aries: You may not be the one who started it, but you’re going to look like a poor sport if you don’t back down first. Make nice and you’ll have the world at your feet. Stand on principle, and you may stand alone. It’s your call — but you’re not a coward if you choose the easier end.
Taurus: You want sunshine and roses and the universe has been handing you toads and bugs. That’s okay. Toads will eat those bugs right down, and may actually be frog princes in disguise. Interview carefully before committing to transforming kisses. Don’t buy until Monday.
Gemini: There’s chaos under heaven and the situation is excellent, right? Exploit the creative potential here and take yourself farther than you’re used to seeing, let alone being. Once you’ve got the hang of entropy, you’ll be ready to clear, simplify and release on Sunday.
Cancer: Is it slander if it’s true? Watch what you say, and to whom, as the walls sometimes do have ears. Get yourself a canary before you head into the coal mine of your unfinished emotional business. Walking the walk on Friday is easier if you do it without the four-inch heels.
Leo: Don’t panic. Reboot back to an organic perception and response. You’ll find that you can go with the flow with impunity, if you only have the nerve to contradict yourself in front of your adoring public. Lessons in humility will be followed by a period of inner prosperity, peace.
Virgo: Can’t stop the madness? Oh, don’t be so serious. There’s beauty in all the unexpected twists and turns of Fate’s wyrm. Ride the changes and hold your core together by taking a few deep breaths before breaking out into hysterics or song. Good news arrives Sunday.
Libra: You can have anything you want, so long as you want what’s on the table this very minute. Scary thought, no? Yet it’s exactly what you’ve prayed for all this time. Go for it. Shout ”cowabunga” and dedicate yourself to the waves rolling up the beach of consciousness.
Scorpio: The seasoning of daily life is kicked up a notch by the advent of a deus ex machina, or near as, dammit. Seize the day, burn down the night, paint the town red and call the shots. You’ll have what you want. You’re on the brink of a mystery, and there’s more still to come.
Sagittarius: You won’t be bored, whatever else happens. Take your vitamins, get your sleep and exercise. You’re going to need every last iota of strength you possess to enjoy all this to the fullest. Walk tall. Stand up and be counted. Step up to the plate. You’ll reach your target.
Capricorn: If it were easy, you’d be suspicious and wouldn’t want any. It’s not easy, and you’re convinced this is the real deal. It might be, but it would behoove you to look carefully for the smoke-and-mirrors component of this element in your life. Ask your favorite Libra twice.
Aquarius: You can’t give up now, you’ve come too far. Is that your ego talking, or do you really believe this? Sometimes cutting your losses, jettisoning the ballast and setting forth for far shores is as realistic and practical as it gets. Dreams on Saturday tell the truth.
Pisces: Run as fast as you can, there’ll be some little cookie in front of you running faster. Yep, it’s a metaphor gone wild. And it’s the literal case, all too eerily. Give yourself permission to live out this fairy tale all the way to happily-ever-after. Meet the unknown for Sunday brunch.
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