December 4-10, 2008

by Carrie Megginson
Published on December 4, 2008, 12:00am | Comments

Heavenly Round-Up: There's a soft spot that's still sore -- you bump it and it flares up again. You may avoid it for a while, but then you forget, and you're right back where you started. Is there another way to deal with this vulnerability? Another solution available within your pre-existing framework? Think outside the box to keep safe that which is still within the box. You might have a piece of luck leading to your answer. You might be able to talk it out with friends.

Aries: Simplicity is all well and good, but it's not as simple as it sounds. Strip your life down to its most basic components. Decide what you need, what you want, and what you can do without. Work your suppositions over. Do they stay the same? Should they?

Taurus: Knowing what you want, and knowing how to get from here to there are not at all the same thing. You may have to apply yourself, way outside your comfort zone. Are you up for this fresh challenge? Can you psyche yourself into being that winner?

Gemini: You're out of your element, and you don't mind a bit. The spotlight's been too much with you in any case. Learn to take the backseat, quietly. You'll gather more information by making yourself inconspicuous. Shield your glee until the timing's just right.

Cancer: You've been here before. It's not comfortable, but you know what the scene is and you're prepared to see it through. Now is not the time to rely on the judgment of others. Now is not the time to let old behaviors guide your actions. Renew your faith.

Leo: Get earthbound. Get grounded. Get your head down, and keep your nose to the grindstone while you're at it. You can have what you want, but there are no shortcuts in the offing. Allow yourself the luxury of desire. Promote the necessity of hope. Work it.

Virgo: Is it a sign of the times? Is it the message you've been waiting for? There are still more things in heaven and earth than your philosophies have dreamt of. Trust in the future, but work like a dog to make your dreams come true. Shop early, with thrift.

Libra: If you fall for the hype, you may set yourself up for disappointments on several levels. Don't put all your eggs in the one basket. Don't blow your paycheck on lottery tickets. Don't take wooden nickels in change. You can have your dreams come true, just try.

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Scorpio: If you have a dream you've been deferring, you may wish to reassess your relationship to it. Is it still what you want? Is the price still acceptable? Are the ethics still in line with yours? If you can answer yes, you may be ready to move forward. Consider.

Sagittarius: Once upon a time it was a kinder, gentler world -- or so you told yourself. You're too honest to go that route anymore. Toughen up to move on with reality. Drive yourself to the top of your bent and you'll see you can still touch the end of the rainbow.

Capricorn: Good fortune comes in clumps. You've had a batch of it, enough to set you to rights with yourself for some time to come. Is there enough to share? Is there any reason? Use your powers of discernment to make a meaningful choice for the future.

Aquarius: You've been a good sport. You've played by the rules. You've given 110 percent. Why aren't you gaining ground? Well, there's a spot of stagnation all around you, and you're an island of productivity. Can you punt out of there?

Pisces: It is what it is. Can you choose it with your eyes open, now that you know? Can you trust in the unknown and give it a chance to show you the alternatives? Can you stand ignoring the options? You have choices not yet fully explored. Debate.

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