Metro Weekly


July 19-25, 2012

Heavenly Round-Up: You’re standing at the crossroads. The choices look bleak: certain destruction that way, unending burdens this way. Have you considered an alternative? Can you head out cross-country? Can you head back the way you came? Can you find a means of lifting yourself above the either/or perspective to grasp a different potential? Now more than ever, you need to act outside the box. And as you create a fresh understanding of your situation and its limitations, you may also be surprised by your many new options.

Aries: The intensity and unexpectedness of the event were what initially threw you. Now you’re dealing with the deeper implications, and they seem to be unfolding at an ever increasing rate. You wanted choices, now you have them. This is a fertile time to recreate. Unwind.

Taurus: It’s not just you, the situation is getting more complicated for everyone involved, and many who are only peripheral. The good news is all those in it are potential allies. Use your charm and networking skills to enlist the aid of the capable and stalwart. Choose carefully.

Gemini: You’re dancing on the lip of a volcano. You’re swimming in shark-infested waters. You’re building on a fault line. There’s every chance no harm will come of your activities. There’s a distinct probability shift in any case. Seek common sense, and safer decisions Monday.

Cancer: You can have anything you want. You can do anything you choose. You can go anywhere you wish. But you’ll have to do so with the understanding that your baggage will be waiting for you when you’re done with your distractions. Why not lighten the load? Unpack.

Leo: Is it your birthday every day this month? You keep finding surprises: the good, the bad and the ugly. Don’t reject them out-of-hand because they’re unexpected. Look for the silver lining inherent in any and all of them. Use your enhanced powers to find the truth.

Virgo: Could you go back there? Would you? You don’t have to. You really can step out of the shell you’ve made for yourself and let the benign prison become a curio on the mantelpiece of your developmental arc. Rise above the fracas to keep your eye on the goal.

Libra: Perseverance is not so different from obstinacy. How can you tell how far you’ve gone down the path of stubborn, pigheadedness? Watch the expressions on the faces of others as you go long. Even if you don’t agree, it doesn’t mean they’re all wrong. Recommit.

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: Once you were invincible. Now you’re vulnerable. Once you were desirable. Now you’re diminished. Once you were free. Now you’re committed. What can you learn of compassion and release from your current conditions? How will you apply, then share, your lessons?

Sagittarius: It isn’t that the baby is so awfully valuable. You could throw it out with the bath water. But down the road, those nascent potentials might bear fruit worth tasting if you would only be patient and give the situation the time and nurturing it requires. Meditate.

Capricorn: You may have jumped the shark. Once you’ve gone too far, it’s more difficult to recover the lost ground than it was to get there. Is there something you can find in all this mayhem worth keeping? Yes, indeed: Your self-respect is right where you left it!

Aquarius: Politeness is underrated in modern culture. It takes too many characters to work on Twitter. It calls for more reserve than is found on social networks. And it doesn’t usually fit in a sound bite. Make etiquette your interpersonal jujitsu. Advantage is everything.

Pisces: You’re swimming in deep waters. You’re surfing storm surge. You’re going down the drain on a boogie board. Since you’re in your element, rejoice at this opportunity to make the most of immersion experiences. Lose your fear and find your soul’s purpose. Leave early.


Heavenly Round-Up: Once again, you’ve accidentally entered the Red Queen’s race, running as fast as you can just to stay in place. You’ll have to go twice as fast as that to get anywhere. And you already made a point of believing six impossible things before breakfast, performing four of them before lunch. You may be too close to the situation to see how close you really are to a solution. Keep on keepin’ on, and don’t let the weather get under your skin. Go lightly on Saturday morning.

Aries: You can’t help yourself, you’ve allowed these patterns to persist and deepen. It’s easier to run on automatic pilot than it is to examine the possibilities and take the time to assess your real, and organically shifting goal against the selected trajectory. Release.

Taurus: You’ve been here before. And you hate the feeling of being so dependent on your dream life to bring you the necessary assist in getting the point delivered. Relax. Your unconscious mind likes pulling its weight every once in a while. Head out for spa time on Friday.

Gemini: Wouldn’t it be nice if everything just sort of smoothed out and got in line? Wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to be in three places at once with only money enough for any two of them? Wouldn’t it be dull, though? Be careful what you wish for. Ask a Pisces.

Cancer: You’re still being grilled under the glaring lights, but you don’t have any answers — not new answers. Maybe what you need are new questions. Maybe what you need is a fresh perspective and a different motive. Are you secure enough to make the change?

Leo: Even if things were different, you would still hold the same values. You would still make a more difficult, but sincere, choice. You would still be heartsick about your options. Bring your courage back to life with a little more bling on your body and time in the sun.

Virgo: Simplicity is not all it’s cracked up to be. You crave that which you haven’t had (or don’t remember in retrospect). If you need time off, rent a sensory deprivation tank and see what an hour of peace and quiet has to offer you. Or hit a yoga class. Or a silent retreat.

Libra: Your joie de vivre is all pooped out. You’re oppressed by the weather. You’re enervated by excess. You’re in crisis over the messaging in your wardrobe. Sit under the AC and make a few lists. Now would be a good time to clean out your digestive system.

Scorpio: You’ve been to the mountaintop. And you liked the view. This time you feel as though you’ve had the height thrust upon you, and you dislike the abrogation of your free will. Maybe the choice was made in the karmic past. Maybe your shadow-self wants a turn.

Sagittarius: You couldn’t make up this truth if you tried. You couldn’t avoid the confluence of cause and effect this time. You couldn’t outrun the odds this time. Even so, you’ve done this amazing thing and you could poke the ashes to find your phoenix waiting there.

Capricorn: If you blame the universe, you’re not wrong – but you’re not right, either. Own that the times are hard and that you are tough, committed and disciplined. You can make it to the crest of the slope you’re on, but it will take everything your knees have to give.

Aquarius: Look out the window of your soul. Do you see vistas that enhance your pleasure in knowing and being self-aware? Is it time to become impractical in order to effect wholly practical shifts in your paradigm of daily living? You’re smart enough to say yes.

Pisces: You want to swim with the big fish, but you’re not sure you can summon the focus to devote your entire existence to the one experience. There’s wisdom in your hesitation. If you’re hurrying to find answers when you’re not sure of the questions, look out!