Heavenly Round Up: If only it were as simple as things that go bump in the night. But there’s howling and sparks and brawling, too. All of it is entertaining, if a bit over the top, but there are limits to how far you want to get carried away by spirit of the season. Don’t stint yourself, there’s too much to which you’ve been looking forward for too long. Find your groove on Friday and hold on to that deep inner rhythm until the moon shifts phase once again.
Aries: You totally know the rules, but there’s no way you’re going to be caught dead coloring inside the lines for any of what will follow. Use your best judgment, and then ignore it in favor of letting your impulses carry you to your next adventure. Let go with your whole self.
Taurus: You can’t help it, the mystery of the season has infected you — and you’re ready to delve into deep waters to get at the profound truths lurking there. Save some of that energy for getting the closets into some kind of winter-ready order. Emphasize your new status.
Gemini: You’ve been there, done that — and even sat on the judging panel — but you still can’t wait to get out there and act like a kid again. Fine. Let go of your constructed self with everything you’ve got. There are no second chances in a universe filled with unique moments.
Cancer: You’ve got something up your sleeve, and it’s more than the arm you usually carry there. Keep your little mysteries whilst there’s any reason, but don’t use this perspective shift to make your loved ones crazy with methodical withholding practices. There just isn’t time.
Leo: You had a vision. You have a vision. You will have a vision. Are they all the same thing, revealed at different times? Are they discrete elements of your interior, being shown to you in quick succession? Only you can unravel the truth at the heart of your inner labyrinth. Dance.
Virgo: You know more than you’re saying. You’ve seen more than you’ll admit. And yet you’re filled with wonder and anticipation, and all your jadedness can go sit in a drawer until you’re too tired to enjoy yourself anymore. Give others the benefit of the doubt. Save some for you.
Libra: It’s not a picnic, but no one represented to you that it would be. It’s not a walk in the woods, but you brought heavier gear than that anyway. Sometimes your sense of what’s required is better than spot-on. Give yourself a hand for good anticipation. Set new goals.
Scorpio: Is it the holiday? Is it the season? Is it that you’re getting more patina with every year that you add? It’s hard to know — but you’re in top form and not going to put up with a lot of waffling. Decide how it’s going to be, share with your adjutants and get while it’s good.
Sagittarius: You’ve been filled with despicable longings for a while. Now it’s time to get in touch with your inner good guy, and let your ethics out of the cellar. You’re still playing to win, but you want a clean win — and you want the respect of your peers and observers, too.
Capricorn: It’s a whole new ball game, and not one you were expecting to have to play. But there they are, those pesky unintended consequences — and collateral duties. Take a deep breath before you send yourself back down to the depths. Give yourself a little present.
Aquarius: You were holding out for ideals to be realized on earth. Now you would settle for some kind of closure and a chance to catch your breath. Cut yourself some slack. Find your way to your next great, life-changing idea. Bounce your findings off a trusted observer.
Pisces: You’ve got it like that, and you’re not afraid to throw your entire array of resources at what matters most to you. But what will you do when the dust settles and your hands are empty? What will you use to replenish your store of mysteries? Find an inner wellhead.
Heavenly Round Up: Is it confusion under Heaven that’s causing all this to and fro-ing? Is it the loss (or recovery) of our moral compasses that’s giving our behaviors their erratic character? Is there any solution that doesn’t require running around like a chicken with its head cut off searching for mislaid manifests, phantom e-mails and devious directives? Not really — try to embrace the chaos, go with the flow and let that which disappears find its way back to the realm of conscious existence on its own clock. Cover for a friend.
Aries: You had no idea when you agreed to be a helper that it would take this much out of you. Now that you have a concrete sense of what’s required, will you scale back your participation? Will you throw yourself in with renewed vigor? Will you ask a crony Tuesday?
Taurus: It’s all in the wrist, or the elbow, or somewhere else. There’s a technique in play and you’re attempting to grasp that trick and turn it into the mainstay of your wardrobe of useful responses. But new things may require reviewing that which you already know. Regress.
Gemini: You’re finicky, but only because you’ve never been clear on the alternative in this part of your life. Learn to see the wider spectrum of your choices. You don’t have to choose differently, just understand that there’s more for your consideration than you used to know.
Cancer: Wishes are tricky beasts. If they don’t come back laden with your just desserts, one often doesn’t recognize them at all. Own your desires, even if they take a funny shape — or have peculiar behavioral tics — on the physical plane. Acceptance breeds success, this time.
Leo: You could have been a contender, but then you saw what the other guy’s training routine looked like. You have a lot of natural talent. You may not always apply yourself to the top of your bent, but you could put more heart into the effort and not have to drop out.
Virgo: You’re being ground slowly, but exceedingly fine. This would be more pleasant if you were a faceted precious stone instead of a mere mortal caught between the upper and nether wheels of heaven. Pay attention to your tasks at hand. Keep your applications open.
Libra: What you think you want and what you can really live with may not fit into the same contiguous ven diagram space. Watch your wants carefully, they’re restless and liable to burst forth without consequence for where they’re going to fit in after the dust has settled.
Scorpio: Peace has many characteristics. Some are more evident than others. In this case, you’re looking to feel the equity of the situation, not the approval of others. You’ll have to stick to your guns to get your message across. But if you’re not moved, you’ll overcome.
Sagittarius: You expected to find trouble. You didn’t know into how many various packages it might fit itself. No worries, you’re not the border police. If a difficulty slips under the radar, it behooves you to make the most of that much-vaunted gift with teams of useful others.
Capricorn: Is it foolish to vision paradise as an active paradigm? Is it idealistic to let your dreams write your goals for the year to come? Is it perverse to listen to the still, small voice within when all around you people are howling out random (often wrong) answers? Decide.
Aquarius: It might have been more complicated, but that would require that gremlins be real and that ghosts glide actively in the night. Not that they necessarily don’t, you’re ruling out ruling out the limitations of the plausible universe. Give yourself a houseplant for company.
Pisces: Serenity is the objective, but the way through is fraught with the kinds of challenges that might bring the Dalai into full temper tantrum mode. Cut yourself some slack, have the guy shave it thin, chill out whilst you find a charming, non-traditional solution in the dross.
Heavenly Round Up: These are the times that try men’s souls — and women’s souls, too. There’s an inherent obsession with the details and getting all those pesky ”i’s” dotted and those tricky ”t’s” crossed. At the same time, it can be hard to remember why all of this is so consarned important. Go ahead and take on impossible, endless tasks with enthusiasm. Use the repetitiveness of the activity to allow your higher mind to meditate, ruminate and take a tour of those fabulous castles in the air put by for just such an occasion.
Aries: Sometimes, it’s not what you remember, but the context in which those memories are couched. Context is everything this cycle. Read your environment, and you won’t have any trouble making the right choice at the right time with the right motivations under you. Think.
Taurus: It’s too late to pretend it was someone else’s idea in the first place. For a long time, you were loud about what really mattered most. Now you are there with a big red arrow. For a while it will be easier to find faults than points of celebration. Recommit to strategy.
Gemini: You may get dragged into the trouble that’s been brewing at the workplace, but you aren’t the target — you’re just one of many fish in an indifferent net. That said, you might organize folks into relay teams, or sewing circles or something else to give them hope. Focus.
Cancer: You have the free will to do as you please. Is it the emotional fallout that’s got you flummoxed? You could neutralize the actions of the unfriendlies and build yourself a spot of moral high-ground if you could let go of that alleged firsthand evidence you thought you saw.
Leo: Persistence in the face of failure is either very noble or very, very foolish. You could go either way with this one, but you might do well to remember where the project originated and what kinds of inputs constituted your initial impetus. It’s there at the roots of right now.
Virgo: If you walk any farther on the wild side, you’ll find you’ve circumnavigated that globe. I hope you brought your soundings and good mapmaking materials. In a sense, you still have a far piece to go, but in a perpendicular line to the one you’ve already traced.
Libra: You had no idea that you’d lost track of the little things for so long. You had no idea that it could build up into chaos and anarchy so very quickly, based on a modicum of old school inattention. Stop to admire the natural formation, then disassemble it using your wits.
Scorpio: You would be in your element, except that you appear to have molted off your old form and taken on a new shape, hell, a new phylum. If that’s the route you’ve chosen, it won’t be easier, but it will be more rewarding. Let the process mature before forcing it.
Sagittarius: Wouldn’t it be lovely if one could still just get on out there and fight for truth, justice and the American way? It would be simpler. But you’ve got more complicated fish stew brewing up in front of you. If you can’t back away, get more closely entwined Tuesday.
Capricorn: Consider the lilies of the field. They toil not, nor do they spin, nor do they live indoors when it’s the cold season. This is not the time to oversimplify using old aphorisms. There’s only so far these things can take you before you have to stop and do for yourself.
Aquarius: It wasn’t the heat, or the humidity. It might have been the electromagnetic fluctuations in the earth’s crust as brought on by sun-spot activity. Look for solutions in unusual places. Seek out wisdom in the highest fields. Bring back real-world applications.
Pisces: You could say it’s always been like this, but that wouldn’t be true. Search your memory for your personal Eden. It’s there, tucked away behind your pineal gland, or under your central nervous system bundle. Keep an eye out for interesting irregularities Friday.
Heavenly Round Up: Now is the time to grow up and act your age. Now is the time to burn off the old patterns tangling and obscuring your progress along your life’s path. Now is the time to take into account that which you have left undone, as well as that which you are still doing. This is a mighty tall order for ordinary times. Yet the quiet focus and the intensive attention to detail required are available to all and sundry. Tap into this telluric force emanating from the collective will.
Aries: You’re in something of a quandary. What if your heart’s desire floated beyond your reach and your dominant emotion was relief? It’s a kind of koan. The amazing intimacies of the weekend will give way to a cooling dose of reality on Monday. Build a good mood in red.
Taurus: You can relive the freak-show that was your family-of-origin forever. Or you can decide that you have more important matters to accomplish — including the beautification of your precious home. Make your decision final only after reading all the fine print. Deliberate.
Gemini: You’re dragging your feet, don’t deny it. Granted, you’ve got that classic rock and a hard place scene. You’re still clever enough, and dexterous enough to get the job done against these odds. Don’t bother taking refuge in mediocrity: your talent won’t allow it.
Cancer: You’re going through your resources at a surprising rate, given how careful you are ordinarily. This is that point in the cycle in which an abnormal number of bills comes due, both literally and metaphorically. Give yourself a pat on the back for habits of frugality.
Leo: You could if you wanted to, but you’re not certain that you can’t do without it — given the very high cost of acquiring the damned thing. Impulsiveness now creates a karmic bungee cord of reaction. Train your core muscles to develop the strength and balance you require.
Virgo: You’ve got a plateful of obligations and responsibilities. You’ve got a tool-kit of skills and networks in place to help you manage this new and interesting workload. Once you bring your primary objectives into focus, the rest of the project will fall into place. Get a gal Friday.
Libra: Serenity isn’t necessarily a byproduct of frank communication. Order doesn’t follow inevitably from improvement. Unintentional consequences provide comic relief and highlight tragic timing. Use your innate sense of proportion to keep everything in true perspective.
Scorpio: You’ve achieved the status of journeyman. You’ve got the basics under your belt and you’re ready to begin applying your own sensibilities and aesthetic to the end product. Get a mentor to back you and it won’t be the road to Hell that you pave with your good intentions.
Sagittarius: It’s funny what memories suddenly come flooding back. It’s peculiar how dreams take on a certain set of themes. It’s not just a coincidence that all of this is coming to a head now. Open yourself to the infinite within. There’s a final frontier there you’ve never explored.
Capricorn: Call it in the air. You can’t lose, as you have much to gain in either the offensive, or the defensive position. Just clarifying which of these is yours to play at present will take you a fair piece down the road towards your grand ends. Lighten your palette with yellow.
Aquarius: Who do you know on whom you can count absolutely? If the number you count isn’t comforting, it may be time to widen the circles of your acquaintance to include some more of the sort of folks you could take to your discriminating bosom. Have an open house.
Pisces: You didn’t mean it when you said it. You didn’t intend for it to go on the record. You had no idea there might be repercussions associated with some of your assumptions. It’s not so much Hell to pay as Purgatory to work off. Cut yourself a fresh piece of slack on Monday.