May 19-26, 2011

by Carrie Megginson
Published on May 19, 2011, 2:32am | Comments

Heavenly Round-Up: You've been spinning your wheels, revisiting old issues – and sometimes the whole subscription. You've been looking over your shoulder as you attempt forward motion, and you've fallen once or twice along the way. You've been slowing down, even as you've needed to achieve escape velocity. What will it take for you to get your operational mojo back? Would you believe you could get more done with less effort if you would take the time to download that ''patience'' app? Ask a Taurus for their secret.

Aries: Not comfortable? Forgot your special pillow? Left your sweats in the gym locker? Okay, now that you've gotten that off your chest it may be time to decide if softer fabric beats out getting that laundry clean and folded. This is luxury triage: What matters stays. All else goes.

Taurus: You don't have to make the decision right now. You do need to decide how to reprioritize your life in order to be able to make that decision meaningful when the time comes. It wouldn't hurt if you could put the ''when'' on your calendar to create a hard deadline.

Gemini: How 'bout that mulberry bush, then? You've been 'round and 'round it enough to have an informed opinion. Are you the monkey or the weasel in the current scenario? Do you enjoy mulberries, or was the venue accidental? Intentionalize your life by the end of the week.

Cancer: Oh, the times! Oh, the tide! Life sweeps in and out, floating new ideas and old fears both. Don't dread the changes. They're developmental as well as stimulating you to greater responsiveness, and more specific self-definition. Trust your judgment on Tuesday.

Leo: You can do it. You really can. You're the shiny, golden engine that could, will and might have a while back. Put your choices in perspective. Get your act together. Practice that cute little move at the end – you'll wow 'em in the cheap seats and the balconies alike.

Virgo: You really are the bee's knees. You might not get a plaque saying so, but the truth is out there and it could set you free. Trust your life's trajectory enough to put your cash and assets on the line. You won't be disappointed. Do more with your favorite Capricorn.

Libra: It doesn't have to be easy to be fun. It doesn't have to be risk-free to be rewarding. It doesn't have to be peaceful to encourage discourse. There are paradoxes out there, and they're worth taking the time to parse and assimilate. You have choices. Use them wisely.

Scorpio: Homemade destinies might not be as tight and shiny as some you've seen. Homemade verities are almost always as ugly as they are undeniably true. Homemade ambition lets people know you're not afraid to succeed on your own terms. So get over it – now!

Sagittarius: You can and you will. And yes, you should have already. Let go of the regrets and so forth. There's too much at stake right now, and some of it has to do with your patterns regarding health and other forms of self-maintenance. Reel yourself in Friday.

Capricorn: You can and have made dreams come true. You are your own best perpetual-motion engine. Will you let your life grind to a halt over something that in the long run will barely register, even in your personal scrapbook? Collect duplicates to enhance efficiency.

Aquarius: The look-but-don't-touch phase of operations has been completed. Now you're in the mandatory hands-on segment of the process. If you need to get a pair of gloves on before proceeding, get busy. And don't forget to carry a spare pair. Ask a Gemini.

Pisces: Would've, could've and should've have no place in your evaluation of the current situation. You'll get further if you deal with the here and now on its own terms. Reality may bite, but not if you treat it with respect and kindness. Kiss the hand that feeds you.

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