August 13-19, 2009

by Carrie Megginson
Published on August 13, 2009, 12:00am | Comments

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?

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