September 21-27, 2006

by Carrie Megginson
Published on September 21, 2006, 12:00am | Comments

Heavenly Round-Up: Feeling like the long, dark tea-time of the soul? The early autumn blues got you counting angels dancing on the head of a pin? Sometimes god is in the details; sometimes the devil makes you do it. Learn to tell the difference this cycle and save yourself some trouble down the road. Don't jump to conclusions about a two-faced acquaintance over the weekend. You didn't hear the beginning or the end, only the middle. Save your judgment for Paris.

Aries: If you walk the talk, will you be able to chew gum at the same time? Don't let the urge for authenticity tie you up in multi-tasking knots. If you were meant to be a juggler, you'd work at the circus. Strategize time use, call in favors, let your fingers do the walking. Recline.

Taurus: Make demands. Make demands of your heart to give the best you can to the partner you have. Make demands of your soul to release your creative drive in ways both productive and satisfying. Make demands of your adrenal gland, so that you can take risks and cat naps.

Gemini: Will you let yourself be grounded by that tired old rap? It's not your trip; you don't have to go there. Equally, you'll have to be scrupulous in your conduct if you want to keep your reputation intact whilst you dodge the crap that's hitting the fan on Monday. Tap dance.

Cancer: If you could choose when to turn the worm, would you know that optimal moment from every other? Let fate do its own work. All you have to do is survive and become in an environment that's neither static nor ineluctable. Call 'em like you see 'em on Tuesday.

Leo: You get opportunities like this infrequently enough that you should consider it seriously. It could change everything, but you've been looking for something to fulfill you differently. For this shot at the brass ring, you'll want to stay clear-eyed and focused. Maintain poise.

Virgo: It all comes down to you, and the mood in which you're caught. You might promise to be good, but your biochemistry writes its own rules when you're not 100 percent attentive. Ask not what your body can do for you; ask what you can do for your body. Clear?

Libra: If time were like a snail's shell, sealed into discreet eras, would we be more or less likely to suffer déja vu, and what would that mean for the human creative process? Sometimes only the extremes of hypothetical situations release your inner visions. Recalibrate.

Scorpio: Give yourself permission to count on others to close the gap between reality and desire. Give yourself permission to let perfection fall away in favor of ethical expediency. Give yourself permission to lighten up and enjoy yourself with a Virgo. Give permission to quit.

Sagittarius: If at first you don't succeed, you don't have to repeat the initial mistake until you give up in disgust. Use that much vaunted flexibility to find an unorthodox solution, a new inroad, a separate fix. You can call on the power of your flakiest Piscean crony: it can work.

Capricorn: They may not know you deep down, but how long has it been since you poked around in the corners of your own soul anyway? Take a risk and get to know yourself all over again, from the inside out. You may be surprised at who you've grown to be. Share with Aries.

Aquarius: If you could do anything you wanted, would you care if others got a little trampled in the process? Of course you would. And though you don't have full-spectrum latitude, you do have the right ethical matter in place to see that the little guy doesn't get squished. Play.

Pisces: You're entranced by the forest. The individual trees contribute so much, but the overall value is beyond description. When you get back from your reverie, you'll want to find a way to apply it to your home life, ASAP. Make sure that the sum is greater than the parts.

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