September 17-23, 2009

by Carrie Megginson
Published on September 17, 2009, 12:00am | Comments

Heavenly Round-Up: Now doesn't have to be the autumn of your discontent. Now could be the autumn of your self improvement. Now could be the fall of your ideologies turned to valid applications. But you'll have to want to make that shift--and you'll have to remind yourself repeatedly why it's worth all the nit-picking and minute inspections between you and the accomplishment of your heart's desire. Use the anti-Force, withdraw when expected to advance. Recoil when you're meant to be leaping. It's all in the wrist.

Aries: You've been burned. This makes you extra-cautious. You would do well to read the fine print, or get someone with more patience and a vested interest to handle that donkey work for you. It's not an either/or proposition. It's more like an an/or condition. Bid low.

Taurus: You're still in it to win it. You're still all that and rockin' the trend like it ain't no thang. But is your heart still in the right place? Are your eyes front-and-center? Have you remembered what it might have been that drove you to this position? Ask a Capricorn on Friday.

Gemini: If you're so ready, then what are you waiting for? True enough. This isn't the right time. That isn't the right place. And you're not the one who was destined to make it all come true. But you know the address of the person who is. Use the information to circle back Monday.

Cancer: Whether you intended for this path to come before you, or whether it was a wholly random selection in a moment of absentmindedness, there are consequences and you're uniquely positioned to take the brunt of what's coming down the pike. Can you say ''briar patch''?

Leo: It's still worth it. You're still in like Flynn if you can only manage the damage control on your plausible deniability. Call in some favors. Reconnect with old allies. There's a lot to be revealed in the final act, and you're ready--now more than ever—to see the results.

Virgo: Is this it? Is this how it was always going to happen? Was it inevitable or merely profoundly inadvertent? You would never have chosen this methodology if you'd thought there was a viable alternative. At the same time, you've learned more and grown more. Enjoy.

Libra: You fell for that old gag and now there's metaphysical pie on your face and dripping into your collar. Will you sulk? Will you accept it gracefully, set a good example and get on with those things that still need doing in the face of adversity? Yes, you can.

Scorpio: There's a lot you have yet to do. There's a lot you've already left by the wayside. There's a lot to forgive and more to forget. At the same time, you'll have to make yourself the last person standing to take all the ante on the table. Focus on Tuesday and breathe slowly.

Sagittarius: With all that's come and gone, you're surprised to find you're not farther along the yellow brick road. Don't forget to remember your special footgear, Dorothy. You and your little dog have more heroics yet to come than you can shake a stick at. Walk tall.

Capricorn: Once upon a time, you woke to find yourself in a castle of exquisite proportion and craftwork and detail and maintenance. You could feel the good stewardship in the very air around you. Those times will come again, if you only allow yourself to believe.

It's high time and you're frustrated. But you'll have to wait a little longer if you hope to find fulfillment where you least expect in the annals of your partnering experiences. Yet you might still be dazzled, if only you would make room for minute miracles to occur.

Pisces: Heaven forefend! You had no notion the very concept would be so powerful and consuming. You had no idea it would put that kind of pressure on your partner. You had no idea anyone expected you to come up with the goods and make it all come to pass. Ask a Taurus.

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