July 27-August 2, 2006

by Carrie Megginson
Published on July 27, 2006, 12:00am | Comments

Heavenly Round-Up: You know when you forget something and go back to the house, and find that you also left the burner on? Well, here's a stroke of good luck wrapped up in an irritating package. Indulge fantasies of the best of all possible outcomes, especially if things should turn from bad to worse. That's when the chances of fortune pushing to the fore are greatest. Learn to spot opportunities in your adversities, and allies in the tribes that side against you.

Aries: It's the outcome you've got to watch out for. Your application was well designed, but there's not much that can withstand the force of the unsuspected in full throat. Give yourself credit before you tear the whole thing down in your pique. Salvage is a noble occupation.

Taurus: What do you want, deep down? What would you be prepared to go through to get from here to there? Do you feel that you have the staying power? Have you got the needed flexibility as well? You can make rockin' lemonade, if you put your mind and hooves to it.

Gemini: Sturm und drang are so often accompanied by tearing of hair and gnashing of teeth. You can skip those bits if you wish, but you're encouraged to get close enough to the action so that you're not immune to the catharsis of the dénouement. Clean out your inner closets.

Cancer: You find much to remind you of all that you love and cherish, but those times are not past -- even if that's how you're treating those old, worn emotions. Allow yourself to dip into the stream of the present to become refreshed and re-centered. Give yourself a pool party.

Leo: It might be the best of all possible worlds, or it might be the best solution under the circumstances. Whichever, it behooves you to behave as though this were exactly what you wanted. It's not dishonest; it's just a gentle misdirection. And think of the feelings you save.

Virgo: Not only can we not run from the past, there's so much there that's useful it would be a shame to abandon it all in a play for a clean start. Settle for a gently-used start instead, and you'll find you go from zero palatable options to sixty or so in no time. Run at the club.

Libra: Take it out on your teddy bear, but don't unload your dissatisfaction on the nearest long-term partner in your life. You've gotten into lazy habits of relating, and they're not good for you or for the health of your relationship. Tone up with loving words and actions Monday.

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Scorpio: Wherever you go, you're likely to come back again, so try not to leave a big mess in your not-inconsiderable wake. You'll need to be able to call in favors before this is over, and you'll want those who owe you to think of you fondly, rather than resentfully. Spread light.

Sagittarius: You've been walking the walk. If you start talking the talk at this point, you'll have the respect of your intended audience. Be certain to work on your ''I'' messages before you take the pulpit. They love you, but that doesn't mean they all agree with you. Confess.

Capricorn: Careening around through the do-list of the ages gives you a sense of productive accomplishment. You might wish to vet the do-list to take into account all those sticky items you've let bump to the bottom. Once you've leavened your uglies, the whole will proceed.

Aquarius: It might be a bumpy flight, but you kind of like the excitement in the turbulence. Don't gloat around your queasier companions, they'll imagine you're malicious. Your ability in the midst of chaos stands you in good stead before the weekend. Use your forbearance.

Pisces: If it were all that easy, you'd be done already. As it is, you're going to find that there's a booster-rocket strapped to your engine—and you'd never suspected it's existence. Throw yourself a fiesta once you've taken care of business -- that fuel tank has to run low some day.

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