January 17-23, 2008

by Carrie Megginson
Published on January 17, 2008, 12:00am | Comments

Heavenly Round Up: You've been practicing really hard. You've been gearing yourself up. You've been reviewing and drilling. But are you ready? Is your heart in it to win it? Are you already a champion? It comes down to application and follow-through. The going has gotten tough, and only the tough will go forward smoothly from here. Don't despair. Gird your loins and watch that you don't get hoist by your own petard in the process. Think your way through this one by trusting the thread of logic you've found.

Aries: You've wrought long and mightily at your inner forge, and become great in the process of devoting yourself to something else. It's time to shed your visor and resume binocular vision. There's something out there on which you need to gain personal perspective. Go to it.

Taurus: Is the shape of your destiny like a fruit cake? An industrial complex? A dik-dik? Trace the present to give yourself a presaging of the future. Patterns of complementary completion act as stepping stones leading you towards a greater recognition of your current potential.

Gemini: Blessed are the bleak at heart, for they shall have no where to go but up. Let go of whatever's grimming you out. Honestly, there's a way to reframe this -- to spin it, if you will -- in order to find and exploit the good to the top of your not inconsiderable bent. Go there.

Cancer: Your sympathy has been aroused, but you can't focus outside yourself long enough to find the most useful course of action to pursue. This pause can either refresh, or enervate you. Accept your limitation, then get busy finding a way around it. You could ask a sibling.

Leo: Send in the clowns. It's not funny, but slapstick never is in real life. So you slipped up, and it was public. And now your dignity is bruised. And that's not the end of the world. You might gain a measure of good will for having demonstrated your human frailty. Celebrate.

Virgo: Have you been minding your 'p's and 'q's like a quaint shepherd of your own business? It's restful, but now you could do the world a solid and get on with improving all that comes within your purview. Perfection starts at home. Set a good domestic example, then range far.

Libra: It's more work than you'd bargained for. This comes as no surprise. But you have allies aplenty, if you'll only take time to recognize them for who they are. Once you've charmed the helpful animals, you can get on with winning your heart's desire without mussing your hair.

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Scorpio: Pernicious is as pernicious does. You might re-label it ''stick-to-itiveness'' or gritty perseverance and call it all good. You don't have to hurry to placate those restless natives. It's a seasonal thing, and has nothing specifically to do with you. Take quality time alone.

Sagittarius: Why are you so weepy all the time? That's not like you. You tend to be stalwart and full of rousing cheer in a tight spot. Stop fretting, if you can. It's a phase. You'll recover from the mopes and be better than ever and more efficient in all that you do. Wear plaid.

Capricorn: It's not hype this time. In fact, the juggernaut has just rolled into your very own neighborhood, and there's not a thing you can do about it. Well, that's not true. You can still always lead, follow or get out of the way. You can jump on, hang back, or even clear a path.

Aquarius: Simplicity, such as you are prone to eulogize probably never did exist. Utopias are neither behind us, nor before us. They exist in non-parallel universes and serve best as our inspiration, rather than our physical patterning. Be exact in your wishing -- you might get it.

Pisces: Why don't you take the full-on approach, and jump with both feet? It will take less time than the tentative, one-toe-at-a-time method. It won't be uncomfortable for as long. And all that dread and anticipation will be forever dissipated. Oh, right! The fantasy must live.

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