October 2-8, 2008

by Carrie Megginson
Published on October 2, 2008, 12:00am | Comments

Heavenly Round-Up: Is that your idealism taking a beating in the back alley of your soul? Why doesn't someone do something about this senseless act of violence? Could it be you secretly wish to test your commitment? Could it be you've lost your will to defend yourself, given the alternatives? Could it be your fate to suffer and suffer? Of course it could, but we both know that conclusion is not the whole picture. Give up on giving up and get on with getting whole.

Aries: It is in your nature to try more and try harder and try with all your might and main, for a while. You've officially been there and done that -- now you can leave it behind and bring on your new motivation. Are you person enough to go there?

Taurus: Where the bee sucks, you're customarily careful not to walk. Is it the territory, so unfamiliar? Is it the people, so clannish? Is it your self-absorption, so absorbing? You're not the type to tell a secret, even to your own self sometimes. Don't believe the hype.

Gemini: Look and touch all you want, but you can't bring it home with you; and you knew that fact going in. Now what will you do to make all right again? There're only so many words in any language, and none of them may be sufficient. Meditate to clear.

Cancer: You could if you wanted to; but you would really have to want to. You have the ability to change direction in the face of danger, threats or mere shadows on the wall. You have the ability to morph into a ''safe'' shape. Use your powers for the greater good.

Leo: It's not your job. You weren't even there when it all went to hell in a hand basket. But you're there now, largely in order to pick up the pieces. Resign yourself to this fact, but remember to take all the credit when the smoke clears and the mirrors have all broken.

Virgo: You won't give up -- you have too much at stake. You won't back off -- you know you're not wrong. You won't let up -- you couldn't if you wanted to. Now we've established how tough and indomitable you are, but you still have an impasse. Pray for a solution.

Libra: No, it's not all your fault. It's partly the bigger picture. There's a mess of stuff out there beyond the control of any one person (you're that one person). But you can choose to be a part of the solution. You can choose to lead or get out of the way. Don't follow.

Scorpio: It wasn't your goal. It isn't your preference. Yet here you are, and you're strong and alert and not afraid of anything you'll admit to. Therefore, it's time to pull out that four-star charisma and get on with making the most of your life. Wear dark red on Tuesday.

Sagittarius: It sparkles plenty; but the lining is made of tin and not silver. Tin is more malleable. Tin is more plentiful. Tin can do what few metal alloys can. You could be the humble can extending the supply lines. You could be the decorative lamp, shedding illumination.

Capricorn: What other choice do you have? Every other choice, by popular reckoning, could be yours. Your resources are all lined up to do your bidding, and your grasp of the necessary steps between you and self-fulfillment is outstanding. Don't be afraid of success.

Aquarius: You used to have the whole thing down pat. You used to know all the answers in the book -- and where to find them in the index. You used to be unstoppable. Why not sit down and contemplate the second law of thermodynamics? Things fall apart, sometimes.

Pisces: It's not on you, but your dreams won't leave you alone. It's not your responsibility, but you're more together than any other available body. It's not a targeted thing, but your turn has turned up. Choose to let your life speak. You'd do well to remember back in the day....

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