October 16-22, 2008

by Carrie Megginson
Published on October 16, 2008, 12:00am | Comments

Heavenly Round-Up: You're doing the best you can with what you have. You're working what you've got till you're not sure you can anymore. These and other trite banalities float through your head whilst you attempt to reconcile how fed up you are with how much you want peace in your time -- peace with honor. It's no easy thing to feel both sides of the coin at once. Sleep in, move carefully and let someone else do the heavy lifting. Keep it together through Sunday.

Aries: You've been under more pressure with less cause, but you're not exactly sure you can remember when. That's okay, you've also got what it takes to go there and get 'er done with maximum impact and minimum collateral damage. Celebrate on Saturday with your favorite Capricorn in tow.

Taurus: Simplicity is the mother of resolution. Eschew attempts to circle back or to shift the goal posts. There's more than enough on your plate and everybody else's just this minute. Use your ability to cut through the crap on Monday. You'll be a hero and a role model.

Gemini: Look but don't touch, and you won't be able to get into more trouble than you can easily extricate yourself from. Call 'em like you see 'em, but don't share your views with the hoi and polloi. If you can figure out how to target your message, you'll save time.

Cancer: It's the age of the anchovy, and you're the one with the big, empty tin. It's all out there for you, but you won't find the little fishies eager to jump out of their habitat and into your possession on command. You'll have to fish for what you think you want.

Leo: Persistence is one of your core gifts. You'll be called on to exercise it to the top of your bent. Use that legendary charm to bring around the last few of your detractors. Everything was on hold, but not anymore. Move forward with confidence and panache. Call Tuesday.

Virgo: It's not what you want, it's how you express your needs that's causing all the Sturm und Drang. You only have to reframe to make yourself understood, even popular, once again. Diplomacy may look like the mating dance of tropical birds, but you could learn from those behaviors.

Libra: Your consistency has suffered long enough. It's time to bring your focus back in, so that you can get on with what really matters in the here and now, and not in the ''might have been.'' Wouldn't it be lovely to have that monkey off your back? Use a Taurus.

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Scorpio: You want to, and you have the juice, and you have the know-how. Can you get the go ahead from your team of co-conspirators? Will this move you toward your objective or further from it? You could just convince them, but why not let the truth speak out?

Sagittarius: Go on. It's your turn. You've waited, albeit not patiently; but you have waited. If you wait to long you may fall into the Hamlet-ian conundrum -- and make the whole point moot by its very lack of timeliness. So don't be afraid to go positive and sell it like there's no tomorrow.

Capricorn: Wherever you go, there you are. No matter how far, how deep, or how abstruse. And frankly, abstruse gets on your all-too-practical nerves. Belly up to facing the music. You won't regret your honesty, and you won't have to remember which falsehood goes where.

Aquarius: Piecemeal is sometimes the best method. You can assemble the greater whole once you have more of the scraps in possession. It's all been floating around in a swirling little cloud of detritus and irrelevance for long enough. Now gather it all up and make it work properly.

Pisces: You were one of the greatest, back in the day. You had a glow about you. You can have it back, too. But you'll have to stop beating yourself up over those perceived shortcomings. Hell, they're not even your perceptions. Let it go and let your life speak for you.

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