July 21-28, 2011

by Carrie Megginson
Published on July 21, 2011, 1:17am | Comments

Heavenly Round-Up: You're really putting your back into it. In fact, you want to watch out that you don't strain yourself under the mighty effort. You can get there from here, but you're not going to like how hard you have to work in this weather to make it all come true. Nonetheless, stifle your (whiney) inner-child for the nonce and get down to brass tacks with your goals and objectives. Have someone with a clear head and an honest heart check the numbers before you commit irrevocably.

Aries: Now more than ever you have a lot on your plate and less motivation than you're used to. Will you go sulk in your tent? Will you enlist the aid of your favorite sidekicks? Will you revive your flagging interest with a new approach? Honesty may be painful, but necessary.

Taurus: You're standing on it (and maybe in it) at this point. The big red arrow is aimed right at you. Now that you know where you are, you may want to do something about where you want to be and how you want things to go when you get there. Phone ahead and hold steady.

Gemini: It's more difficult than it looks. Or maybe you underestimated the effort necessary. Or it could be some processes just take longer than you can determine from an external viewpoint. All the same, you have the chops and you've got the training, and you're on point.

Cancer: If it were easy, everyone would be managing with as much aplomb as you've been able to scrape together. If it were quick, you wouldn't have needed to rally your entire repertoire of stamina producers and your posse of the faithful. Cut yourself some slack Tuesday.

Leo: Don't lose faith. The times are as they are, and the situation is what it is. All the same, you're making more progress than you know and you have everyone rooting for you up in the bleachers. Don't let the glare of their approval blind you to all that still must be done.

Virgo: Ask yourself the hard questions. Challenge yourself to look for the not-obvious answers. Sometimes the best course isn't the shortest distance between two points. If you're taking one step backward for every two steps forward, you may already be a salsa dancer.

Libra: The times, they are a changin' – and with them you may need a new look to enhance your new position. Don't balk at a makeover; you've owed yourself a freshening-up for some time now. Keep your diet healthy, your exercise regimen realistic and your nose clean.

Scorpio: On the off chance you take a minute and stop pointing the finger at the other guy, you may notice you've had some serious influence on the situation so far. Develop new tolerance, humility and an appreciation for the literal and physical. Drop your defenses, right?

Sagittarius: You're as open as you can be to all that might be and all that could happen. Will you be able to take up the challenge of relating to the present as it currently registers? Reality bites, but it may also serve as a vaccination against a larger issue looming now!

Capricorn: You can't help it. You want better for yourself. You want choices again. You want beauty to go hand-in-hand with function. This is no fault. This may even be your saving grace. Will you allow yourself to act in your own best interests? Check in with a Taurus.

Aquarius: Peace may be bought, but the price may represent a Pyrrhic victory for you. You're reluctant to declare war, but you may not have lots of options if you want to get out from under the ingrained injustices that have you up in arms. Reflect on Friday.

Pisces: You are greater than the sum of your parts. You are layered into depths unplumbed. You are capable of feats past reckoning. You are required to believe in yourself before you get much farther down the road to becoming your wholly amazing self. Use the key.

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