Metro Weekly


February 23-29, 2012

Heavenly Round-Up: When in the course of human events it becomes necessary to separate facts from fantasies, don’t be too quick to discard the bathwater when you collect the baby. Those fantasies contain the seeds of a reality you want and would work to achieve. Will you take the dare and ingest the oracular wonders of your own imagination? That’s not even legal in some states. Rely on your intuition to create answers from the scraps of questions littered around you. Develop a fresh strategy Friday. Don’t act alone.

Aries: Patience is not your strong suit. It’s hardly in your working vocabulary. All the same, there’s a dish of biding-your-time before you, and few functional alternatives. Use your rich inner life to plot the relevant tactics you’ll want when you’re up and out again.

Taurus: If wishes were horses, your stable would break zoning laws. Do you find yourself far from your desires? Do you perceive a widening gap between what you want and where you’re going? Are you ready to throw on the emergency brake and work this through?

Gemini: You’re distracted by the details. You’re bothered by the fine print. You’re annoyed with the everlasting last straws falling all around you. If you took a minute to reorganize, streamline and fine-tune, you might discover the capacity needed to git ‘er done.

Cancer: Take off the sackcloth and ashes. You can mourn, but what you’re grieving was never really there in the first place. Is that the best your infinitely compassionate heart can do? Let yourself off the hook, and you’ll come alive with a future of which you’d never dreamed.

Leo: You’re still under enormous pressure, but you’ve developed the strength to manage the burden. You still have a resource shortfall, but you can see light at the end of that tunnel. You’re still waiting for the other shoe to drop, but you’re not afraid to greet the day.

Virgo: How will you go forward if you’re not done with the past? You have a lot of material you’d put by to be dealt with at a more convenient time. Is now the time? If not now, when? If not you, who? Work through your karmic backlog with an open mind. Wear stripes.

Libra: What would it be worth to you to be able to quickly pull yourself from the mire and routine and live as free as bird on the wing? There’s a trade-off. Your connectivity with and involvement in community would be drastically reduced. You have a fresh choice here.

Zodiac table
Zodiac Calendar

Dec 22-Jan 20

Jan 21-Feb 19

Feb 20-Mar 20

Mar 21-Apr 20

Apr 21-May 21

May 22-Jun 21

Jun 22-Jul 22

Jul 23-Aug 23

Aug 24-Sep 22

Sep 23-Oct 23

Oct 24-Nov 22

Nov 23-Dec 21

Scorpio: Pensive much? Now would be a great time for action. Now would be a great time for initiative. Now would be a great time for tireless dynamism. Make sure you’re in top form for the labors to come. Get plenty of sleep, water, vitamins and exercise. Dream deeply.

Sagittarius: There’s a time and a place for profundity. Sometimes you can’t resist, but try to curb your tongue in any case. It’s easier to wish you’d said something than wish you could unsay something. Hold your horses until the dust clears and you have a real objective.

Capricorn: Contained within the structure you created for yourself, a sort of exoskeleton, you’re wondering if it’s time to molt. You’ve been growing and becoming and your former shape has shifted. Weigh the risks and rewards before committing to a new course of action.

Aquarius: Once again, you yearn for simplicity as you battle the two-headed ogre of ignorance and entropy. You’re walking the talk until your ankles swell and your mouth is dry. Could you drop back and take five to regroup, relax and refresh yourself before remounting?

Pisces: Seemliness is next to invisibility. Sometimes you have to kick up a fuss to get others to see you properly. Don’t be afraid to be bright, loud and highly tactile. Don’t shy away from speaking your mind, writing the truth and creating to tolerance. Ask Capricorn.


February 16-22, 2012

Heavenly Round-Up: Contrast and confusion are the name of the game. Feeling ultra-grounded wars with feeling like you’re in a deep rut. The limitless possibilities are hemmed in by the vague sensation you’re imagining the whole thing. You want to follow your dreams wherever they lead, but do you really want to walk through quicksand? Take time as you choose a careful, yet carefree path. Examine the evidence and go with your gut. Learn the essentials, and toss them aside when it’s time to express yourself to the world.

Aries: Spinning like a dreidel, you’re not taking bets on which side will be showing when you stop. Are you feeling lucky? Listen to your intuition. Trust your instincts. Go with what your lowest chakras tell you is the ”right” answer. You may already be a winner.

Taurus: It’s not the end of the world. The end of the world would take less time, and be more spectacular. This is the end of an era. But it’s a personal era. This is also the beginning of a period of acceptance and accomplishment. Will you invest early and often?

Gemini: Torn? Again? You love to have more choices than you know what to do with. You’ve got ’em in spades. Now it’s time to sort through your many, many options. Consider your hopes. Consider the facts. Consider the desired outcomes. Be considerate.

Cancer: Sense battles sensitivity. You want to be grounded, collected and firm. You find yourself adrift, scattered and ready to cave. What’s up with that? Maybe you’re not the hard-ass you’ve believed yourself to be. Maybe you catch more flies with honey.

Leo: The tempo is slow, deliberate and almost unbearably extended into the main body of the work. Have you got what it takes to let time take time? Is there much to be gained by rushing? Go back through the details and go over the fine print. Call on Tuesday.

Virgo: You’re bothered by the little things. You’re annoyed by the least interruption. You’re on edge and you’re not afraid to let the world know it. Do you need a little break? Would you profit from some real downtime? Are you past due for a personal day? Reflect.

Libra: You wanted to go the distance. Instead you fell, and fell short. Can you pick yourself back up and get on with the business of getting on? Will you stand instead and mourn your less-than-perfect performance thus far? Don’t be a drip. Be a trendsetter instead.

Scorpio: You’ve got the chops. You’ve got the props. You’ve got the urge to go farther and get more done than you ever have before. If you could only get organized. If you could only get focused. If you could only get up a little earlier. Set your alarm Sunday.

Sagittarius: Simplicity is often overrated by those who don’t like multitasking. All the same, you might wish to throttle back and take a minute to review the advantages of doing fewer things at once, and doing all of them with more satisfaction. Reduce caffeine intake.

Capricorn: Constancy is a strong point with you. But lately, you have the overwhelming urge to turn your back on your life – after setting the whole mess on fire. Take a deep breath. Take a step back. Take advice from someone less in the fray. You’ll know Friday.

Aquarius: Dissatisfaction with reality has been a constant in your life for as long as you care to remember. Would it help if you changed your goals? Would it be easier if you shifted your frame of reference? Would it make a difference if you listened more?

Pisces: You’re still the one. You’re the tops. You’re the alpha and the omega of being you. Don’t allow others to run your show out of laziness or uncertainty. Now more than ever, you’re able to get in touch with your authenticity and let your life speak through action.