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Heavenly Round-Up: Is there more light, or does it just feel that way now that a solution has broken through the clouds of indifference? If you can see farther, can you also see more clearly up close? Don’t lose sight of the foreground in your fascination with your new distant perspective. There’s a more cooperative vibe in the air. Now more than ever you could form an effective collaboration to serve diverse ends — including your own. Be thorough in your initial assessment.
Aries: You’re hot and bothered by late-breaking developments. You’ve got a fire in your belly and a gripe to share. Do you have enough real information to act effectively? Go off half-cocked and you may not have the final piece of the puzzle when you really want it. Pause.
Taurus: Sometimes, time flies. Sometimes, time stumbles around in a muddle. Your grounded perspective will carry you through these uncertain times. You’ll receive news before the weekend that will serve as a keystone for the work you’ll be doing well into the spring. Reach.
Gemini: You can do it the easy way starting immediately. Or you can procrastinate only a short time and take forever to see the same task set completed. Act expeditiously to avoid getting sandbagged in the coming data flux. Be extra clear in your verbal communications.
Cancer: You’ve practiced long enough that you might be perfect. Could you step away from the matter for a moment to take in some objectivity? If you accept the compliment gracefully, you may find that there are more where that one came from. Emotions blossom on Tuesday.
Leo: You didn’t plan to be out in front when the picture got taken. You didn’t mean to be the one answering the phone when the press called. You weren’t thinking of the spotlight when you sat on the taped ”X.” Make the most of your transient notoriety: Get the message out.
Virgo: You don’t have to be the only capable person in the crowd. Hold still, and let someone else take a turn. It’s on you to guard your borders and watch your boundaries. There may be some outrageous requests made of you before the week is out. Delay answering for two days.
Libra: You have a fine appreciation for what you’ve built. Are you ready to change directions again? Is there a compromise you might explore? Or is this an all-or-nothing proposition? If you make up your mind too quickly, you’ll only give yourself a case of regret and indigestion.
Scorpio: You could use your legendary self-control in any number of ways. It would only be a pity if you chose not to use it at all. Stop playing Hamlet and get on with taking definitive action. You’ve got riches of attention — and the possibility of a positive feedback loop. Use it.
Sagittarius: Is this the great pause before the leap into evolutionary transition? It would be like you to save the best for the very dramatic last. But are you as close to the end as you’ve assumed? There could be another act to follow this one. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
Capricorn: Follow the thread deeper into the labyrinth. There will be twists and turns past counting, but you’ll have the satisfaction of tracking the material to its semi-mythical source. If you become an initiate of these mysteries, how will your daily life change?
Aquarius: It’s not a challenge — at least not an intentional one. Isn’t that funny? Not that you wouldn’t like to take it personally, but that would be unfair. Find a way to reframe your concerns on Sunday. With patience, you’ll see rewards of trust as well as understanding.
Pisces: If wishes were horses, you’d be paying a lot for saddle soap. Sometimes getting what you want is more work than dreaming about it. Have you got the energy to put into this shiny new rainbow that needs so much maintenance and polishing? Find the benefit of the doubt.
Heavenly Round-Up: As you review your karmic debts, can you imagine the ties that link past to future as an asset? What good can you derive from working off your flaws and foibles? What can you learn by wading through your weaknesses towards strength? What can you retrieve from the abyss of your failures that will give new light to your present conditions? What can you recycle from botched attempts and misdirected enthusiasms? You may be able to find salvation in your baggage.
Aries: Pat yourself on the head. You’ve been playing nicely with others long enough that you have a fantastic capital reserve of accumulated favors and kindnesses. Let your community be your umbrella as you weather the current turbulent weather of your heart. Wear a smile.
Taurus: It all comes down to you. You’re where the buck stops and with whom the tough get going. You’re up to the challenge and ready to formulate a response to the exigencies of the long haul. Stay flexible enough to incorporate the unexpected successes as well. Get along.
Gemini: Are you surprised that you’re finding more questions than answers, no matter how hard you look? Are you ready to have the paradigm shift of a lifetime, even without adequate data? Frame the question correctly, and all the intangibles will precipitate into understanding.
Cancer: Corroborate your findings with the assistance of someone from the outside. Seek counsel and take advice. You want to get yourself integrated, inside and out. It’s a big task and it’s hard to know where to start. Predicate your actions with strategic positioning Monday.
Leo: Are you winding down, or being wound up? Is it your turn to take the career bull by the horns and execute a perfect Mycenaean vault? You could be signing up for something as dangerous as it is aesthetically pleasing. Get yourself into shape to beard your personal lion.
Virgo: Your soul longs for the kind of respite you dream of in the best-of-all-possible-homes. What will it take for you to get from here to there? What concrete choices demand first priority? How much of the dream will you allow yourself to translate into reality? Think big.
Libra: Your heart chakra has suddenly opened in an access of revelation. You are aware of forces that have been in play for years, maybe decades, which have shaped you in the dark parts of your soul. Will you name the beast and give yourself its power? What will you wear?
Scorpio: Pride goeth before a fall. You’ve got hubris to spare, but the gods know where you live—and what you owe. Abase yourself cheerfully, or go kicking and screaming. But you are on the way, and it’s all downhill from here, in a gathering momentum kind of way. Relax.
Sagittarius: Timing is a part of everything. Many questions have different answers, depending on when (and how) they’re asked. Some questions have only one answer, irrespective of the context in which they’re asked. Be clear as to which serious questions fall into which category.
Capricorn: The tide brings strange wonders from the deep and the far. Will you allow yourself to go beachcombing along the shores of your consciousness? You might find lost illusions, forgotten hopes and time-worn castles in the air. If you need an answer quickly, ask a Virgo.
Aquarius: If you’re not convinced that you’re on the correct navigational path, you’ll need to review your trajectory and reposition sooner rather than later if you’re at all interested in getting where you’re going. Don’t leave that hard confrontation til last. You know what to say.
Pisces: You’re having trouble getting up in the morning, because your dreams are so vivid. You don’t really want to live in the Land of Nod. Get up and get on with reality. You’ll find your miracles and epiphanies as you go—and they’ll echo the charm of your inner perceptions.
Heavenly Round-Up: Reconsider your goals and ambitions carefully. Have your aims become mere habits, or would their accomplishment reflect the fulfillment of your soul? Examine the structural foundations of your daily life. Do you have the support to take the next step? Can you find the points of egress in your limitations? It’s hard work to create the momentum required to see you through the present cycle, but you’ve got the stamina and the focus to go all the way.
Aries: It’s a gloomy time of year, and you’re feeling that seasonal affect. Take extra care to give yourself whatever works to cheer you out of your doldrums. Once you get through the blues, you’ll see that the sky inside has cleared, and there’s a fresh start ahead.
Taurus: Push as hard as you like, it’s a good full-body workout. Remember that there are innate timing mechanisms embedded in certain life processes that can’t be rushed. Listen to your inner urgings on Friday. Give yourself the space to find deeper meaning in the shallows.
Gemini: You’re walking and you’re talking, but are you walking the talk? Are you completely in touch with the adage that it is more blessed to give than to receive? There’s a certain internal audit in play, and you’ll soon have the answer to these and other questions. Exhale.
Cancer: Keep your heart open and well-ventilated in order not to get bogged down in the mire of your relationship expectations. The seeds planted now will be your primary harvest. Wouldn’t you rather it were something you enjoyed, since you’re the gardener of your soul?
Leo: Is your home life unsatisfactory? Could it be that you’re employing a jaundiced perspective? You could change everything, or only one thing — the result would be about the same. If you’re working too hard, it’s from choice and not necessity. Resist the urge to whine.
Virgo: What are you going to do with that too much of a good thing? Where are you going to put it all? Would the cost of storage off-set some of your giddy triumph? Aren’t you glad that it is about time that you were recognized for your true worth? Pat yourself on the back.
Libra: You put yourself on the line again and again. You charge at those windmills as though each time were the first time. You hear the voices of your ancestors clamoring for right action, so you act. Take a look and see where you’ve come from and where you want to be.
Scorpio: You’re an excellent student when you set your mind to the task of learning. You’ll need to remember that, though you are practically perfect just as you are. Think of this as a chance to create an even richer patina, an even deeper luster, for your polished soul. Enjoy.
Sagittarius: You’ve been carrying on like it’s nineteen ninety-nine for long enough that you’ve got to be ready to make a change. Dig in, pick a target, and get busy being all that you can be. Even the grasshopper has to pony up and make beautiful music to pay for his keep.
Capricorn: In the still, dark recesses of your consciousness are glimpses of a new map, a different means of being and becoming. Do you dare take the risk that’s being offered? Can you justify the possible return on investment that this could represent? Regret nothing.
Aquarius: You’re doing yourself and your loved ones a disservice by keeping so much bottled up inside. Your concerns are running you ragged—hamsters on squeaky running wheels. A problem shared is a problem halved. It’s time to call in the cavalry and soothe your uprising.
Pisces: It’s a kind of a dance of interdependence. Isn’t it nice to see how attached you are to your community of choice, and how responsive that general body are to you in return? Show your appreciation in concrete ways. Increase your focus on creating ties that bind. Practice.
Heavenly Round-Up: The force was with you, but you bobbled it. Were you distracted by the unexpected emotional content or by the growling in your tummy? You’ve been through enough changes already that you can recognize how far back you’d have to go to pick up that dropped stitch. Is it worth the effort, or will you ditch the original plan and go with what you have left? Look both ways before you double-cross yourself: You’ve got more on the ball than you admit.
Aries: Put out an APB on your missing guilt. You’ve made it through the holidays, and you pleased yourself to the top of your bent. They sky didn’t collapse ’cause you had a good time. What will you do for an encore? Where will you go to liberate yourself? What will you wear?
Taurus: You’re set up to pitch in when the going gets sticky for your nearest and dearest. You have the extra energy; but do you have the will to accommodate those beloved others? Take your own advice before you consider outside opinions. Wait until Tuesday to spend big.
Gemini: You had no idea there’d be so many obstacles between here and there when you set out to broaden your horizons and renew that old acquaintance. Is it you that was simple? Was the plan itself overly optimistic? What will you take on to make this up to yourself?
Cancer: You see yourself reflected in the perceptions of others. Are you really like that? Do you want to be? All questions must be entertained for you to locate your best possible arc of trajectory into the new year. It’s the last and least-anticipated guest who brings the answer.
Leo: You’re all aflutter. There’s much ado about the state of your heart and more to do with the state of your libido. You’ve kept your beast caged and your manners to the fore. Is this a new policy? Was it a tentative trial? Is it time to let the tiger out of the cage? Ask a Pisces.
Virgo: If you can’t always get what you want, what are the odds that you can make do with what there is and call it what you need? Your spiritual community is there to support you with more than prayers, but you’re going to have to reach out to let them know. Shop for a pet.
Libra: Are decisions easier or harder when you’re thinking more clearly? If you could just shut your eyes and point, it would all be to the good. But there’s more at stake and you have the wisdom to see the pitfalls in the quick and easy solutions. Let your imagination take the lead.
Scorpio: You’re walking tall, but you’re standing alone. Do you want company? Do you still need the extra space around you? Have you got a recent point of comparison? Don’t take the present for granted, and don’t let the future slip away because you’re feeling out of sync.
Sagittarius: There’s a price on Shangri-La, if you’re really interested in investing that much of your soul in the proposition of happily-ever-after. The choice is easy, but living with your decision could take most of your energy for most of the year. Have you made a budget yet?
Capricorn: Don’t be in a hurry. You’ll have the more information you need after the weekend. Then you’ll be in shape to assess the ins and outs of the fine print. Give yourself extra time to get where you need to go. Allow others extra compassion when they too fall short. Call out.
Aquarius: You’ve heard more than you’re saying. You’ve learned more than anyone suspects. You’re ready, willing and able to do your most for the big picture, but you’ll have to be called into play by those who should have admitted they needed you long since. Forgive and forget.
Pisces: Frolic in the grey quiet of the season. Listen to the whispers of nature as you dream. There’s a deep change going on around you and within you. It will take the kind of time that trees respect for your hopes to come to fruition. Don’t be afraid to go with the sappy choice.