November 30 - December 6, 2006

by Carrie Megginson
Published on November 30, 2006, 12:00am | Comments

Heavenly Round-Up: It's funny how quickly tasks, activities, obligations and other things pile up this time of year. You started with a handicap, remember? Don't beat yourself up if you're still not quite up to par. Santa has a method to his madness, learn from him: Make a list, check it twice, jettison naughty or save it for nice. Since there are more things in heaven and earth than your budget has dreamt of, set extra aside. A shopping buddy helps keep resolutions.

Aries: There's greatness in disaster. There's nobility in failure. Often it's only a matter of perspective. If everything gets to be too much, try reframing for radical relief of your stress symptoms. Dissonant notes may not be welcome, but they add depth to the experience.

Taurus: You're charged up to work out the difference between ''thine'' and ''mine.'' You're a little obsessed with understanding the machinations of the big picture. You're waking up with dream imagery that would make a Freudian analyst salivate. Own this profound truth.

Gemini: It's like those old-fashioned dances where you start at the top and work your way down the line, again and again. You're winding through the figures once more. You know what's coming and where to put your foot so that you don't step on your partner's. Is it still fun?

Cancer: So what do you intend to do about that? It's the same complaint from a different quarter. Is it something you can fix through ingenuity and imagination? Is there an example from history you might use? You have the resources, but you'll have to commit to using them.

Leo: You're stuck in slo-mo whilst the world zips around you in bullet-time. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Trim your do-list to your ''absolutely must'' list. Excuse yourself from the extraneous. Schedule in time to frivol and frolic. These are integral qualities of the times.

Virgo: You're ready to learn from your mistakes, which is lucky because they came home to roost just now. In fact, you'll find that what you were told was wrong has become a fabulous innovation. Now that you've tamed the unicorn, have you begun making holiday plans yet?

Libra: Yes, there's a sticky wicket ahead. But you've got your eye on the ball and you're holding to a long-range strategy that may be as brilliant as it is dependant on the knocking of Opportunity -- like Uncle Ned at the sťance. Consider the lilies of the field and chill out early.

Zodiac Calendar

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Scorpio: You kind of like the idea of everything getting much bigger than you'd expected and going much farther than you'd anticipated. Sometimes you like not knowing how the plot will twist its way out to resolution. Once you recover from your surprise, get holiday cards mailed.

Sagittarius: You're boldly going where you ordinarily wouldn't tread without permission. If you insist on dancing with angels on the head of a pin, remember that your perspective may be a little out of scale when you get back from the heavenly rave. Bring a needle and thread.

Capricorn: If a piece of news could change so much, would you let it? Pretend you've heard from the cosmos and that you now have the whole world in your hands. It's time to break through the crystalline structure and reveal yourself as a butterfly of the first water. Initiate.

Aquarius: You'll remember that you made a number of commitments to the community. They remember, and they wonder where you've been hiding. Step forth from your isolation. They love you. They really love you. Even your peers think you're bomb-diggetty. Go the distance.

Pisces: Call on your household gods to witness your transformation into a brand new you with a whole new raison d'etre and a brand new look to go with it. If you don't have either of these, you'll want to get off the dime and onto the band wagon before the circus passes by.

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