July 16-22, 2009

by Carrie Megginson
Published on July 16, 2009, 12:00am | Comments

Heavenly Round-Up: No one promised you a rose garden -- unless they meant it metaphorically. There are more excuses floating around than you can shake a stick at. Assume there’s little intention behind the latest cock-ups. Consider them a confluence of the improbable meeting the immovable and release yourself from vituperation in favor of problem solving. If at first you don’t succeed, you may need to bring other heads into the equation. If you don’t like the collaborative answer, dream the solution into being.

Aries: You were all that and a bag of chips, once upon a time. You were more than good to go. You were sharp as a tack – no, sharper. Have you lost your edge and don’t know where to find it? Have you found your purpose dissolved in putting out fires? Refocus.

Taurus: You would if you could, but you’re not sure you’re ready to pay the price if you do. All this uncertainty makes you crankier. All those amorphous obligations make you dizzy. All that seems so monumental must fade one day. Take the long view and you’ll be fine.

Gemini: You can’t help it. You’re having a very good time. You’re impossibly amused and delighted and ready to be pleased by the least thing. Share your perspective with others. Bring your point of view to the table and be irreverent when you present the facts and outcomes.

Cancer: If it were easy, you wouldn’t take as much pleasure in achieving your objectives as you do. If anyone could manage, you wouldn’t want to be a part of the solution. If it were universally desirable, you would decide to want something else altogether. Reflect.

Leo: You’ve got the gift of gab. Exploit your present way with words. Augment the talk with your considerable charisma. Pour on the charm and warmth with a free hand. Much may be done under the umbrella of a bright smile and a willing attitude. Present on Tuesday.

Virgo: Howsoever it may have come to pass, you’re playing a whole new game on a totally level field with a completely impartial bunch of observers. Nonetheless, you wonder if this is what you really want or if you ought to have held out for more or different. Stay the course.

Libra: You can navigate the tricky wording. You can see through the dense verbiage to the core of the actual meaning. You can dazzle others with your acumen, and even be totally sincere the whole time. Since you’re testing so well, go the distance for extra credit on Friday.

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Scorpio: Once upon a time, you knew in your heart of hearts that application and drive and focus could take you from there to here. But now you’ve arrived and you’re not entirely certain this is where you’re meant to be for the long haul. Will you try, try again? Call Sunday.

Sagittarius: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? If you could become someone else for a day, who would you pick? If you could alter the future in your favor, would you take that risk? In these times, more is possible than can be imagined. Use it.

Capricorn: Don’t drop that name if you don’t want to go through an awkward moment. Don’t flaunt your skills if you don’t want them assessed with brutal honesty. Don’t compete if the activities are merely friendly and you don’t want to be shown the mat. Play in the open.

Aquarius: Positivity is like a silly children’s game. Funnier still, it works. Do you have the courage to put aside your cynicism and allow yourself to get into the mode wholeheartedly? Do you have the courage to be foolish in order to achieve your aims? Answer honestly Monday.

Pisces: Persistence has its moments. This isn’t one of them. Use your flexibility for maximum effect. Use your fluidity to get the most from your days. Use your imagination to build a different map of the world around you and your choices of action within it. Go early on Saturday.


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