July 10-16, 2008

Carrie Megginson
Published on July 10, 2008, 12:00am | Comments

Heavenly Round-Up: Will you tunnel under your obstacle? Will you climb your way over? Are you less concerned about the infrastructure than anyone imagines and planning to blow your way through to the other side? You have all these options and more. But you won't get much done if you're waiting for permission or approval. And you won't win friends or influence people--in a good way--if you just get on with achieving your goal come hell or high-water. Do it your way on Friday.

Aries: Feeling fussy? Not satisfied with the rules or their application? Upset by the imbalance? Would it be easier to swallow if you were the one holding the bulk of the power? Should you try to look at this from the other guy's point of view? Will you regret it if you don't? Consider.

Taurus: You'll get it all done, and you'll get it done on time--but there may not be much left of you by the time the dust settles. Have you planned to put a break in for yourself? Are you bribing yourself with half days at the spa? You owe it to yourself to do something really nice.

Gemini: It's not your problem, I grant you. But the fall-out will be landing everywhere, and this means on your turf too. If you offer extra support before anyone asks, you may defray the fraught nature of the scene. If you delay, don't be surprised by the violent responses.

Cancer: You'll have to be the point person on copping a grown-up attitude. Some problems can't be solved any other way. It's an additional burden when you've already got a plateful. Do some therapeutic sorting and thinning in the garden and the closets to regain perspective

Leo: Life is sometimes like a bowl of cherries.... And sometimes it really, really isn't. Eat the cherries anyway: They're good for you and delicious. You'll want the vitamin support to rally your soma through the next unreasonable crunch of work/life pressures. Choose a regimen.

Virgo: It's not like you to take such a hard line, but sometimes you don't have much choice. Don't let the whining get to you. Don't become distracted by the discomfort of others. You're not that fortuitously positioned yourself. Have dessert, since it's suck-it-up-and-deal time.

Libra: You could if you wanted to, but you keep changing your mind. There are so many, many contingencies and you can't work out any path allowing you to go forward with zero collateral damage. So now you need to work out the next best outcome, and strive for that wholly.

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Scorpio: If it were really what you wanted, would you have that stone in your stomach when you thought about it. Stop compartmentalizing and figure out how to integrate the disparate elements of this conundrum. It's difficult, but you're building for the future, not the past.

Sagittarius: You could want what you want when you want it, but that wouldn't change the facts of the matter or the condition of your circumstances. Get with reality and formulate the necessary shifts in focus and action to allow you to get it done on time and with some Úlan.

Capricorn: You've got the power and you've got the motivation. You even have the authority to see this through your way. Will you take up the challenge? Will you rise to the occasion? Or will you duck behind any little sapling or stone and try to dodge your responsibility? Guess.

Aquarius: Some things can't be solved by p-and-q logic. Some things can't be predicted based on past performance. You may be at a crux requiring you to marshal the forces around you and lead them collectively into the best of all possible outcomes. Be imaginal and creative.

Pisces: You crave simplicity. You seek support. You desire peace. All of which are good. But you have a different kettle of fish altogether, and they're not getting any fresher whilst you attempt to reconcile your wishes with reality. Swim against the flow. Find a dream upstream.

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