Heavenly Round-Up: You’re in the trenches, but blue skies are overhead. You’re with difficult people, but your best friends are on speed-dial. You’re conjoined to a feeling of anomie, but you’re doing better than you can ever remember. It’s all good. You have the needed tools to make the most of your situation — just don’t fall into the trap of self-pity and martyrdom. Stand up for your right to have a pleasant experience. Stand up for your right to be your best self.
Aries: Fun! It’s still not illegal, so now’s the time to focus on getting your fix of flat-out good times. However, take care of your obligations before you consign yourself to the revelries. Once you’re in the clear, the sky’s the limit. Wear wool for warmth, strength.
Taurus: Since you can’t avoid the intensity, you certainly can try to contain it — or control it. Reality is what you make of it. If at first you don’t knock ’em dead, don’t worry: You have more than one course planned and you’re the best at follow-up and persistence. Center.
Gemini: ‘Tis the season to be flexible, amenable and (if at all possible) useful. You’ve got what it takes to cover yourself with honor in a surprise flanking move that dazzles your supporters and leaves your detractors gnashing their teeth. Go twice Friday.
Cancer: You used to have compassion for all humanity, then you got to know them better. Will you let the chips fall where they may? Will you intervene, as you have the perceptual ability to see the trouble coming and the will to head it off? Feel it.
Leo: You could be a bombastic bore. You could be the life of the party. You could be the first to leave, or the one on the couch in the morning. It’s your call. You may wish to honor your best self with bringing cheer and leaving extra as a hostess gift. Leave early.
Virgo: Was it something you ate? Was it something someone said? Was it the timing? You could post-mortem this from here ’til hell wouldn’t have it again, but sometimes it is what it is. Don’t fret. You have the world before you, and a silver lining in the wings. Let go.
Libra: You can have what you want, but there will be a price tag attached. Is it within your current means? Would you be willing to put your soul in hock to get from here to there? Don’t be too eager to forfeit the present for never-never to come. Loosen up.
Scorpio: Consideration will take you but so far. You may also be required to participate in a whole-hearted manner. Let a smile be your umbrella, and a positive attitude can provide you shelter from the cold of the times. Listen to the cranky Capricorn Friday.
Sagittarius: Consistency may be the hobgoblin of little minds, but it helps when you’re trying to get the timing right. If you can’t take responsibility for getting from one end of the hour to the next, designate someone better-grounded to the task. Rejoice Sunday.
Capricorn: You’ve had better, there’s no question. But you’d do well to honor the effort on the part of those who have gone out of their way to make you so comfortable. Share your happiest memories without editing and you’ll find an unexpected wonderland. Relax.
Aquarius: It isn’t beyond the realm of possibility, though it wasn’t on your radar. It isn’t a miracle in the strictest sense of the word. But there’s something going on here so far beyond your expectations as to make your heart sing and your spine tingle. Penetrate.
Pisces: Wherever you go, there you are. Will you jump in and tell your stories? Will you hide in the kitchen and help with the dishes? Will you escape early to the most diametrically opposed environment you can locate? You have more choices than you can imagine. Commit.