Metro Weekly


November 25-December 3, 2010

Heavenly Round-Up: You have the power. You have the drive. You have the wherewithal. What are you waiting for? If you procrastinate a little longer, you may find you’re not able to go forward in your planned direction for some time to come. So stand up, man up and get going. You’ll love the change of scene and perspective. You’ll love the invigoration. You’ll love the unexpected by-products which accrue to your efforts. And how long have you been promising yourself that makeover? Because it’s coming your way!

Aries: You don’t have to put conditions on it. You don’t have to lay down ultimatums for it. You don’t have to do a single thing past holding your arms open to catch those blessings as they rain down on you from above. Refresh your stance with a re-examination of the facts.

Taurus: You’re in the catbird seat in some respects. Should you get cocky? Not so much, as there are all kinds of modifiers hiding behind the door waiting to jump out at you. Should you delay? Not for an instant. This is a carpe diem kind of time, and you could go far.

Gemini: Keep your ears to the ground and your eyes open. You’ll find there’s info in the fine print which no one had anticipated. You’ll find there’re changes abroad which may invert the entire undertaking. You’ll find there were salient points overlooked and now vital.

Cancer: Once upon a time you knew who you were and where you were going. Now you’re at sea. Happily, the rocking motion agrees with you and even stimulates your creativity. Quit fretting about your direction and get into the Zen of the experience: you’ll go farther Tuesday.

Leo: What did you want and when did you want it? Be careful what you pray for as your desires are powerful and may take concrete form before you understand all the implications. Monitor your visioning closely, as the prophetic qualities of the time may overtake you.

Virgo: When you’re walking the talk, you find you can go farther in more comfort than you’d expected. When you’re standing up to be counted, you find your view is radically improved. When you’re putting your money where your mouth is, you find others follow in good faith.

Libra: What strategy! What insight! What potential! What are you waiting for? Don’t let this special time slip through your fingers. Reach out with both hands and go for the brass ring, and the whole enchilada if it’s on offer. Make your own luck on Saturday night.

Scorpio: You don’t have to leave home to gain more freedom. You don’t have to cut all ties to lighten up. You don’t have to be so extreme to experience the broad spectrum of humanity. You only have to allow yourself to perceive and you’ll find you have it all right there.

Sagittarius: Could you be having more fun? Is it a little like forming a chamber music quartet to accompany the sinking of the ship? Not as much as you might like to pretend. Come down from the water tower and accept that you’re not desperate, just full of drama.

Capricorn: Temptation wears many faces. You’re having a hard time keeping track of everything you’re denying yourself right now. Could you be less puritanical and still hold true to your objectives? Could you be less demanding and still get it all done on time?

Aquarius: Are you aloft with the possibilities? Are you on fire with the inspiration of it all? Are you at sea on the billowing pillows of your emotional renaissance? Are you grounding yourself with a serious upgrade to your shoe wardrobe? Use the mundane to fuel the impossible.

Pisces: You’re aflutter and you can’t put your finger on it. You’re off kilter and there’s no specific triggering event to point at. You’re on edge, but you don’t know where the other shoe will be dropping from. Take slow, deep breaths. Treat yourself to a relaxing bath Sunday.


November 18-24, 2010

Heavenly Round-Up: It’s a heavy time. There’s a lot going down. And the holidays haven’t even gotten off the ground. Yet there’s a sense of clearing in the air. You’re more than ready to talk out the issues, examine the preconceptions and reformulate your winning approach. It helps that you’re not too proud (are you?) to take good advice and well-meaning assistance. It helps that you’re readier to be appealing in general. It helps that want everything to work out for the best. Go the distance on Saturday.

Aries: You’ve looked, but kept your hands in your pockets for long enough. You’re ready to take action, but you might ask yourself if this is you in a dream-state, or you in the cold light of day. Some of our choices live with us a long time. Act with cautious abandon.

Taurus: You’re done with pussyfooting around. You’re over waiting patiently. You’re past letting others have their moment in the sun. Now it’s your turn. Now you’re at the head of the line. Now you’re going for it and you’re not taking ”later” for an answer. Wear indigo.

Gemini: You have a list and you’re not afraid to lose it. But it would be more useful if you could consult, having put all that time into it already. Could you slip it in your wallet? Could you make a memo to yourself and leave it on your phone? Find a safe place – and don’t forget it!

Cancer: You’ve cast your lot, rolled the dice and scratched off the circle on your ticket. You might have made different choices if you’d had more information. However, you definitely did the best you could with what you knew. Go forward with confidence and good cheer.

Leo: You aren’t lost. Your cause isn’t lost. Your perspective may be slightly foreshortened, but you haven’t really lost that either. So stop standing and mooing. You have more interesting, vital and important things that have a prior claim on your capabilities. Listen.

Virgo: If you give up and walk away, you will find you’ve lost more than what you’d counted on. If you stay and tough it out, you’ll find you gain more than you could possibly have imagined. But you shouldn’t have to do anything at the price of your own self-respect.

Libra: You could already be a winner. The news won’t get there early. In fact, it may be lost in transit. So don’t despair. You’ll have to find your patience and hang on until all the snarls are untangled and the intent of the big picture becomes clear. Reserve by Tuesday.

Scorpio: It’s not too late. It’s not past the realm of possibility. It’s not over, and you weren’t wrong to put your eggs in that basket. So dust yourself off and reorient yourself vis a vis reality. It’s time to make it all come true, and you have the means within your grasp.

Sagittarius: You’re more hopeful now than you have been in a long time. You’re more grounded now than you have been since you can remember. You’re more ready now to ”git ‘er done” than anyone could imagine. Use the force within you for good – and healing – Friday.

Capricorn: It could have come sooner. It could have been more complete. It could have been the last piece of the puzzle. Instead, you’ve gone so far to solving your concerns that now it’s all icing on your cake. Don’t be shy about celebrating your achievements. They rock!

Aquarius: You’re walking tall, and with reason. Finally, intelligence has triumphed (however briefly) over cronyism. Know-how has taken down tradition. And reason has put superstition in its place. Your victory is real. But don’t let your guard down just yet….

Pisces: You are coming out way ahead. So relax. Let your spirit rebuild itself. Listen to your body’s needs and attend to them in all seriousness. Listen to the requirements of your soul, and get them filled ASAP. Pay attention to the ephemeral. You will benefit thereby.


November 11-17, 2010

Heavenly Round-Up: The Four Horsemen of the temperamental Teutonic Apocalypse—Sturm, Drang, Angst and Schadenfreude—jaunt across the inner landscape bringing turmoil and self-pity along with great character-building opportunities. Instead of feeling sorry for yourself, you can pull up your socks and get on with taking care of business. You’ll get it right and become the surprise protagonist in your own life story. But first you’ll have to stand up straight and look everyone in the eye and magically calm them down. You have the technology.

Aries: You’re on fire with the possibilities. There’s this vivid course of wonder you’re dying to pursue. Are you willing to chase it to the exclusion of completing this cycle obligation and achievement in your life? Keep an eye cocked over your shoulder on Saturday. Think pink.

Taurus: The decibel level of the kibitzing of your inner voices has become nearly deafening. Either step up and mediate, or dissolve the committee and reconvene some other internal structure of decision making. Learn to say what you mean, and mean what you say. Leave early.

Gemini: You’re having a great time, and things are swimming along merrily—with that one tiny exception. And it’s looming larger all the time, like the monster in a dream. If you turn and face it, will it shrink or expand with dizzying swiftness? Wednesday is your new target day.

Cancer: You’re ready to call this the long, dark teatime of your soul, but you may also be in a state of mild, self-induced melodrama. Find fresh occupations to distract you from your initial melancholy. Once you’ve got a new skill sighted, you’ll find you’ve energy and joy alike.

Leo: Walk with confidence. You’re casting a long shadow in a good way. What seems small now has implications both larger and more lasting than you can suppose from your present vantage point. Cast an eye over the fine print before you head off for the weekend.

Virgo: You would do better to reach back to your roots to help you understand your dilemma rather than projecting forward with your standing assumptions. Also, you’re losing more by procrastinating than what’s merely on the surface. Try out a new color on Monday.

Libra: You wanted more to do. You wanted to be more engaged. You wanted to have a deeper understanding. With everything else that’s going on this second, you’d think your plate was sufficiently full—as your prayers were answered altogether and all at once. Refresh often.

Scorpio: Tense as you’ve been, there hasn’t been as much reason as you’ve insisted. If you would begin to fully exhale whilst keeping in mind that time will bring an answer as soon as fussing (or sooner), you’d have a lot more time to get a lot more done. Meditate with intent.

Sagittarius: You’re all that and a bag of chips, and you’re going to come to the rescue at the last possible moment—and it’s going to be a hoot and a holler and then some. Be sure to get enough iron and sleep and take time out from wagging your tongue to exercise.

Capricorn: Perverseness afflicts you with the desire to ”just say no.” Funnily enough, that may be the right thing to be saying in a best case scenario, as well as with the motivation you’ve let run rampant this one time. You have a vivid dream Friday night. Interpret it.

Aquarius: You’re not sleeping as you should. You can’t let go of the big picture, and you’re anticipating more than you’re existing in the right here and now. Step back from your consternation to take in the reality. You may find yourself in a stronger position than you’d imagined.

Pisces: You’ve ignored the elephant in the room for long enough, and it’s not getting smaller. It’s not too late to go back and have your way with the situation as it stands. Call in your social capital debts to get you through the bumpy period immediately ahead. Discover.