August 11-18, 2011

by Carrie Megginson
Published on August 11, 2011, 5:38am | Comments

Heavenly Round-Up: You're heading for a culmination. Keep in mind that this is no longer about you, but about larger, ideological concepts and their manifestation in daily life. Keep in mind that you represent something greater than yourself, even as you bring all you have to bear on who you are and your right to be as you choose. Keep in mind that some fundamentals never shift: Fair is fair, right is not wrong, and you really shouldn't wear paisley with stripes. Stay true to yourself.

Aries: You have what it takes to make yourself known to and appreciated by your community. You have what it takes to work within the system for change, or work outside the system for revolution. You decide which is the most efficient method for achieving your goals.

Taurus: You've been patient, but now your time may be at hand. Are you ready, or have you been in your starting crouch for so long that your joints have locked and your muscles all frozen? Limber up with word games and a good application of yoga or massage.

Gemini: You won't be able to escape the dictates of your higher mind. You won't be able to shut down the preaching of your ethical self. You won't be able to censor your dreams before they tell you the truth. So think carefully before you make any long-term choices.

Cancer: Find a balance in your relationship to find a balance within yourself. Sometimes you have to depend on the outer world to find your inner best-practices. This may be such a time. Your vulnerability will be offset by your extended reach. Is the trade-off worth it?

Leo: It's not always all about you. Sometimes it is, but the form is confusing as you're presented with an external reflection of the internal consideration. Evaluate extensively. Listen to your intuition, but leaven it with such reasoning as you have at your disposal. Wear gold.

Virgo: You've been on a slow boat to China, or the life change equivalent thereof, for some time now. You're approaching a possible point of disembarkation. Prepare for the shift in choices and strategies: Tone up your diet, pay attention to well-meant advice from cronies.

Libra: It's not the end of the world. It's not the end of anything. It's the beginning of a whole new life phase. It's the beginning of a brand new means of perceiving and acting. It's the beginning of what you'd been holding out for all these years. Celebrate early.

Scorpio: Desire wears a lot of strange masks in your life. Do you really long for the gothic simplicity of your family of origin? Or are you only comforting yourself with ghost stories and fables? You may need to man up and face the music sooner rather than later.

Sagittarius: Are you still looking for that ideal resolution? What if there isn't one? Granted, it's not easy to prove a negative. But assume that you're in damage control mode for now, and work to try to right the course of your personal ship of state posthaste.

Capricorn: Your sensibilities have been trampled on. Your sensitivities have all flared up. Your personal space has definitely been violated. Is this a challenge or a pillaging? Can you find the good in what you've been dealing with, or should you have to? Ask Sunday.

Aquarius: So much to do and become and work through and work on, you hardly know where to start. Equally, you want to be centered and focused and direct as you proceed through this time of change. Will you get up earlier to clear your head? Wednesday's the target!

Pisces: You didn't forget, so much as shelve that promising premise. Is it time to resurrect your little hobby and get it out there for all the world to see? Is it time to develop your potential and follow your dreams, however impractical? Is it time for a pedicure?

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