VIRGO: August 21 – September 20
Don't overdramatize this and don't apply your need for certainty to people who are totally up in the air about everything. Hello!? How can you possibly expect them to live up to your expectations when they can't even live up to their own? Ask yourself what it is that causes you to lay down the law when you know inside that you don't have that right? Tightening up on other people when it's obvious that they need plenty of room won't do anything for you, or them. Loosen up and trust them enough to draw their own boundaries. They will love you for it.
LIBRA: September 21 – October 20
If things seem a little easier to handle it's because you decided to go with the flow. Up until now most of your troubles came from needing everything to be a certain way. After more than one confrontation with people or forces that have other things in mind, you've realized that you'll make better progress if you're less invested in which way things go. This may feel like a bit of a cop out, but wait and see; because the most effective way to deal with any opposing force is to offer no resistance. Think about that and notice how everything comes to you when you let it go.
SCORPIO: October 21 – November 20
Before you get too involved trying to make everything work out perfectly, try to understand that none of this is up to you. Too much micro-management, or the idea that you're going to 'make it happen' contradicts one of life's fundamental axioms. To bring too much pressure or expectation to bear on anything only creates resistance. While I admire your desire to pull your life together, this doesn't mean that you have to turn yourself into a well oiled machine. At this point you'd do better to stop pushing the river and trust that your plans will unfold in their own good time.
SAGITTARIUS: November 21 – December 20
The next few months will allow you to restore your sense of direction. If anything, you need to be able to focus on something solid. Those of you who have been getting by with no sense of purpose, will go nuts if you can't find something meaningful to do. Because you happen to be more complex than the average bear whatever this involves will have to give you joy. Don't listen to those who tell you to be realistic. The world has changed and you will find it easier to settle down and get real if you trust life enough to let your heart show you how it's done.
CAPRICORN: December 21 – January 20
Whenever you're ready, it might be a good idea to bring up the things that no one wants to talk about. I realize you are in no mood for drama and the last thing you want to do is dig up the past. Even if you aren't into this, it will become a bigger issue if you continue to run this policy of detachment. We only get permission to sweep things under the rug for just so long; at a certain point all of us have to address the things that we don't want to see. Others are as aware of this as you are. The path is open and clear. There's no better time than now to forgive and forget.
AQUARIUS: January 21 – February 20
To try to put you in a nutshell feels like an exercise in futility this week. You could be scaling the heights of ecstasy or moving in a totally opposite direction. The lesson seems to be about extremes teaching you that the only way to stay sane is to try to find some sense of balance within the reconciliation of opposites. In plain English, all this means is you're going up and down, moving between fear and faith, or confronting things you never thought you'd have to know about yourself. Welcome to the land of transformation. Do your best to stay grounded.
PISCES: February 21 – March 20
If others are flipping out it's because they care. Whatever's going on, you need to understand that they feel overly responsible for everything. And what seems compulsive to you is really just about them wondering what will happen if all of this falls apart. Don't let them borrow trouble where there is none. Because you happen to be more philosophical and perhaps more willing to let things be, you would do everyone a favor by stepping in to remind them to let go and make room for a miracle to transform all of this into something that is more to your liking.
ARIES: March 21 – April 20
You would love to find a way to fly away, but life is asking you to stay put and deal with this. Too many issues, and a back-log of stuff that keeps you awake at night, sit on top of all the mundane baloney, and whatever you thought was supposed to happen. The only way out is in. As much as the stuff you can't bear to look at lies at the root of the problem, anything you do to give it light will make things easier. Staying the course will be harder for some of you than it will be for others. However you decide to handle yourself, be mindful of the company you keep.
TAURUS: April 21 – May 20
If you thought you were over things, it'll take a little longer. In your mind you may have settled up, but the heart moves slower than the mind, and your heart's still releasing whatever it is that's left of the past. For anyone else this would be easy. It's a blessing and a curse to be so sensitive, my friend. If it helps you might want to realize that you are not your feelings and nothing is good or bad unless we make it so. A dose of objectivity will clear the fog enough for you to see that it's OK to be vulnerable and it's perfectly normal to have a hard time turning your life around.
GEMINI: May 21 – June 20
You need to stop worrying and have more faith that things will work out. Don't waste your time second-guessing your decisions. Your intuition keeps telling you to move forward and the voice in your head keeps arguing the point. You have made steps toward whatever you think you need to do next but you need to know that this is a transition period; nothing will stabilize for a few months. What you need to do in the meantime is learn how to relax and use this stretch of uncertainty to return to yourself and get grounded in things that give meaning to your life..
CANCER: June 21 – July 20
Have you ever wondered why things always seem to be more complicated with you? Is it because you wind up taking care of everything and everyone? Who made it your job to parent the universe? And who's taking care of you? Half of your issues would go poof if you could just step back and let someone else handle it. In your current situation your web of obligations has you looking like a visiting nurse, running back and forth from one crisis to another. I know you can handle it; what I wonder is, what would you be doing if you weren't doing this?
LEO: July 21 – August 20
You don't need to be all over this. Part of the problem is your tendency to over-manage your own and other people's issues. You won't get to see what people are made of until you step back and let them take care of themselves. It would be better if you focused on how to balance your own life. Situations that came to a head within the last month have changed enough for everyone to look at things with more love and compassion. Whatever wasn't OK with you is now in a place where you know enough about yourself to stop adding your nonsense and making it worse.| RDW