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Heavenly Round-Up: These are times of confusion. These are times of doubt. These are times of circling back and around in order to verify the facts, gather further information and prepare strategic alternatives. You aren’t paranoid. They aren’t out to get you. But you’re better off safe than sorry while that message is flying, those allegiances are being tested, while certain policies are in place, while change is in the air. Use your ability to discern, adapt and define to see you through. Wear duck for dashing effect.
Aries: Under the lowering, brassy sky of your dreams, across the mirage-laden sands, through the worst of your nightmares, you’ll find there is indeed a ‘happily ever after” in store for you. The string attached is your own willingness to see the future for what it really is.
Taurus: Pretense would make the worst of bedfellows through the duration of this cycle. Your perception is too fine, your understanding too deep to allow you to take that step unconsciously. Step up to the plate, get with the program and do your damnedest to see it through.
Gemini: You have certain gifts not fully exploited. You have certain perceptions, filtered by your ethical constructs. You have certain connections you tend to play down. Now may be the time to play lowball as you never have played it in your life. Release the hounds!
Cancer: You’re walking through a garden of flowers. No, the flowers are moving along the path and you’re just standing there watching them. Is this a dream or a metaphor? How can you reframe your assumptions to take reality, however warped, fully into account? Awaken.
Leo: It wasn’t your burden to haul when it first appeared. It hasn’t been your responsibility since then. And yet when the whole thing goes to hell in a hand-basket, everyone looks to you to make it right. Now is not the time to indulge in nit-picking. Now is the time to step up.
Virgo: You can have what you want, but you’ll have to work for it. You can do what you please, but there will be an emotional price to pay. You can go anywhere, but there will be site-specific obligations waiting on your return. Lessen the expectations by delivering more upfront.
Libra: You had told yourself it would be simple. But it looks like the labyrinth from here. You had thought it would be straightforward. Instead, you have a Gordian Knot in your hands and the Sword of Damocles hanging over your head. Quit rationalizing the change and just do it.
Scorpio: You’re good at working with whatever comes to hand. You’re all but the genuine MacGyver when push comes to shove. You’re a survivor par excellence. All this is just as well, because everything will require the best you have to bring sooner than you think. Play it.
Sagittarius: Get your bearings, take the pulse of the situation, and reorient yourself. It’s time to get down to brass tacks and do what needs doing. You may not love yourself during the process, but you’ll respect yourself in the morning. Consult with a Virgo for more inputs.
Capricorn: This world is not entirely a vale of tears. But it hasn’t exactly been a bed of roses for you lately. What preconceptions bind you to your present course? What assumptions tie you to this location? What inferences prevent you from seeing more truly? Perceive.
Aquarius: You are not a bird, a plane, Superman or even Underdog. But you’re still in a position of elevation and you’re wondering whether the social vertigo is likely to kick in sooner rather than later. Buy yourself some security with a review of all you’ve accomplished so far.
Pisces: You want to walk in the sun and play in the meadows and generally have a low-key, fun-filled life. Okay. That’s not too much to ask, but it will take some doing to get you from here to there. Take stock and count everything you find, even if it’s dusty and you don’t use it—ordinarily.
Heavenly Round Up: Change is coming. It’s coming from unexpected angles. It’s coming from unforeseen developments. It’s coming from application, strategic reasoning, discerning pressure and lust for success. Go with the zeitgeist. Go with the flow. Buck the trend and go with the intuitive solution. You already have the necessary tools, but you’ll have to take the time to recognize them. Like Dorothy’s ruby slippers, the answer is closer than you realize. Ask your cronies to provide insight, input and intelligence. Face Sunday with a smile.
Aries: You can conquer any task. You can obliterate any obstacle. You can overcome any opposition. But what can you do when the fifth column activity is coming from within you? Free yourself of the inner criticism endlessly repeating inside you. Freshen your outlook on Tuesday.
Taurus: Your get up and go may have got up and went; but that was then and this is now. Put an end to the free pass you handed yourself at the beginning of the summer. There’s so much you can do and take advantage of if you will only be bothered to learn. Re-fuel.
Gemini: Now is the time to leap into the fray. Now is the time to take sides. Now is the time to act the great partisan and stand up to be counted. You were built for the conflict to come, and you can make a name for yourself if you can only find a position to which you can commit.
Cancer: Destiny and fate are easy words. They take the burden off the individual and put it on the ineffable. If you would like to have more say-so, more control, then you’ll have to take the wheel and provide more concrete direction to the effort at hand. Use the left and the right.
Leo: This is the cloud that will reveal sparkling daylight. This is the fog that will lift on a perfect morning. This is the gloom that will clear with a fresh breeze. Get lots of rest, take your vitamins and exercise, reconnect with your social circle. Take advantage of the times.
Virgo: Nowhere is it written that you’ve been doomed to mediocrity. Nowhere is it stated that you can’t have any fun. Nowhere is it decreed that you don’t get to do what you like as you wish. So stop thinking of reasons to hold yourself back and start thinking of what to do now.
Libra: You’re talking and you can’t shut up. It’s not a bad thing. It’s just a fact. Try to focus and filter the stream of words flowing through you. Try to channel your urge to communicate. Try to finish the sentence you start and all will go well for you. Wear blue for good luck.
Scorpio: You’re no better than you ought to be; and you don’t aspire to a different moral status. You’re ambitious; but you haven’t given a shape to your desires. You’re fired up; however you haven’t determined a direction. Sit down and work out the details. You’ll go far.
Sagittarius: Once upon a time, you dreamed you could fly. Once upon a time, you dreamed you would live happily ever after. Once upon a time, you dreamed you found a cache of treasure. Now make your dreams come true using imagination and hard, hard work.
Capricorn: You’ve been plodding along, trying to understand when your expectations and reality parted ways to leave you with the sense of not being on the right track, headed in the right direction, with the right motivation. Stop and recalibrate your sense of self. Be thorough.
Aquarius: It’s not you. It’s the world. But you might be the butterfly in the Amazon who brings on the wet season in the Ganges’ river valley. Consequently, you may wish to target your behaviors in such a way that they promote the changes you want and the attitudes necessary.
Pisces: It’s good to want. It’s good to envision. It’s good to feel the world ebbing and flowing around you like the ocean on the sands of the beach. It’s good to participate in the process. Will you be a pebble on the shore? A fish in the tidal pool? The wave itself? Reflect.
Heavenly Round Up: It is what it is… right up until it just isn’t. So don’t resign yourself to the futility of resistance. Don’t put off for tomorrow the good fight that you might fight today. Don’t slack off so hard that you’re thrown off balance when someone tugs on the other end of your line. Mind your p’s and q’s. Dot your i’s and cross your t’s. Listen carefully before speaking—and keep it short and sweet when you do. Common sense trumps clever boots every time this cycle. Use empathy.
Aries: Have you got the tried-and-true blues? Is it getting harder to work up enthusiasm for your routines? Feeling cramped by your own emotions? Loose the devil and reap the whirlwind, i.e. don’t let your boredom cause you to throw the baby out with the bath water.
Taurus: Time and tide can be your friends, if you know how to read an almanac and what to make of that information. Or you might use transportation schedule. Or a recipe. The point is to follow directions and leave the fancy theorizing to those with resources to burn.
Gemini: Your get-up-and-go has been serving you well. Have you been doing your adrenal system any return favors? You might want to eat more bramble fruits, like blackberries and raspberries. Or spicy foods. Or tomato-based items. Take a nap Saturday.
Cancer: You’ve been to the mountaintop. You’ve been around the block on your tricycle. You’ve been to the well and carried water for the cause. Is it your turn to take where you’ve been giving? Is it your turn to get or receive? Could you be at a vital vector of change?
Leo: Whatever you choose, understand that you may fool everyone else, but you won’t be fooling yourself. And ultimately, that’s where the price has to be paid. So pony up and ante up and step up and bring your best self to the table. Compromise with a best friend.
Virgo: You’re never far from a learning moment. How can you make the most of what you have in front of you? How can you get from here to there without being unduly burdened by your awareness? How can you resolve to have more fun? Wear it inside out.
Libra: Time flies and you’re running out of your free time fast. All the same, if you use yours wisely, you’ll find you have a lot more time on your hands than you had supposed when you viewed it from a distance. Invest in your time and you’ll receive dividends undreamt of.
Scorpio: You’re under unexpected pressure. It’s not like this would be the first time. Use your experience to derive best practices and efficient triage in the present conditions. Let your formidable will lead the way to your somewhere over the rainbow. Think eleven.
Sagittarius: You could if you wanted to, but you’re feeling as stubborn as you are cornered. It was, no mistake, your choices which led you to the present impasse. Everything will work out. It may take a miracle, but you know how to work the cosmic juju.
Capricorn: You’re working as hard as you can towards your ambitions. You’re learning as much as you can from the wrong side of the curve. You’re sharing the little extra you have with those who are in greater need. Your compassion now will translate into great karma soon.
Aquarius: Wanting and having are not necessarily guaranteed propositions. Being and becoming are more in line with what you can’t miss. Are the rewards commensurate with your desires? It takes a lot to get you rolling, but once you’re up you’re a juggernaut.
Pisces: Destiny treads lightly in the fields of your dreams. Are you brave enough to follow to ends you can’t foresee? Are you sturdy enough to face the challenges and overcome them? Are you dedicated enough to continue moving forward even when it’s tricky like that?
Heavenly Round-Up: You can, and you will, change your fate through your own actions and beliefs. It might make the process less stressful to give consideration to your beliefs: what are they now, how they’ve changed, how they’ve stayed the same, will they change further in the future, and whom do they include. You get the general idea. Once you have your beliefs nailed down, your actions will follow with a smoother linkage and less irrational sabotaging. Give yourself some credit for being honest under fire.
Aries: You adore your community, except when it makes you crazy. You love your extended family, except when they’re too picky for words. You enjoy your chosen profession, except when you would give anything to be anywhere else. Find the middle ground and defend it.
Taurus: You understand you’re where the buck stops on this issue. You grasp you’re the focal point for the discussion at hand. You perceive the necessary progression bringing you to this moment from the many potential vectors along the way. Now do something about it.
Gemini: Resist the urge to run through the street tearing off your clothes and shouting your newfound obsession to the world. You have nothing to be ashamed of. You need not hide your guiding light under a bushel basket. But you still want to bring discretion to the table.
Cancer: The “look but don’t touch” phenomenon still holds the bulk of your perception in sway. Really, there’s more going on than that, but it will take looking around and using a new filter to see the full dimensions of the situation as it now stands. Be brave, take the stand.
Leo: You are as you have made yourself. You are as the world has shaped you. You are as you must be in order for the universe to continue functioning. So don’t apologize. Don’t back down. Don’t run away. Don’t compromise. Don’t give up. You will overcome by Wednesday.
Virgo: Careful assessment is your best friend. Penetrating analysis is the tool to shape the outcome. Integrity in every matter is the key to unlocking your full potential. Bring your best self to the table and you’ll be able to write your own contract and make your own rule book.
Libra: It isn’t your forte. But you have so much going for you this minute that you’re not really behind the eight ball, however uncomfortable you may find yourself momentarily. Take a deep breath and make your phone calls count. There’s a confidante out there for you.
Scorpio: No, you can’t do it the easy way. No, you can’t take advice without fussing. No, you don’t want to make reasonable compromises. So what will you do instead? What rocky road will you climb? What thorny path will you cut? What toil will see you fulfilled? Ask aloud.
Sagittarius: You want to be one of the big kids. You want to be included in the reindeer games. You want to be picked first. But have you exerted yourself to be what others need toward that end? Have you tried to make yourself useful up till now? Can you prove it?
Capricorn: You can see farther than most people. You can hear more delicate sounds at a greater distance. You can discern much from your sense of touch alone. But what will you do with your astounding senses and sensitivities? How will you better your own conditions?
Aquarius: There’s power in notoriety. There’s juju in visibility. There’s wonder in acute perspicacity. Are you ready to be so much in the sun? Are you geared up to withstand the pressures of the spotlight? How will you build yourself a protective layer? How will you toughen up?
Pisces: It wasn’t exactly right at the time, but you’ve gotten so used to it that you don’t consider it an ill fit anymore. Yet you’ve given up stretching. You’ve slacked off on attaining your true reach. You’ve scaled back on your dreams lest imperfection spoil those ideals.