December 11-17, 2008

by Carrie Megginson
Published on December 11, 2008, 12:00am | Comments

Heavenly Round-Up: Take a good, hard look at where you are and where you want to be when the dust settles. There's been chaos under Heaven, but you can still choose how you want to play the hand you've been dealt and whether you have enough to share in good conscience and good faith. Since you're all geared up, you might as well see if you can't get a little extra done with all that unchanneled energy. Is it time to rearrange the furniture?

Aries: You've been here before, and you've been less than thrilled with what you've found. Will you let it control you, or are you big enough to keep on growing past the benchmarks of dissatisfaction? You'll hear more on Monday about the matter at hand. Breathe.

Taurus: You can't remember when you were offered more fun, or when it came at a more inconvenient time. If you take advantage of the frivolity, plan to pay it sideways, so that those around you also have a shot at loosening up and finding a modicum of holiday cheer.

Gemini: You have an excellent memory -- some of the time anyway. It's tied to your desire to be connected. When you want to escape, you simply let the surplus data flow through you without accreting to your synapses. Is amnesia what you want in your stocking?

Cancer: Pretend Santa is real. Pretend there will be snow, all the presents will be wrapped (and will have arrived), everyone will get what they most desire, and peace on earth will suffuse all the nations. Because if enough people pretend, it might become real.

Leo: You can change the atmosphere around you from grim to groovy with a few well-placed words and the occasional flash of your charismatic smile. You can become a part of the solution, and bring lightness of heart to those whose lives you touch. Give it a try.

Virgo: You've made your lists. You've checked them twice. You know where you've been naughty, and to whom you've been nice. You're ready to share the spirit of the season, to light the candles, to say a blessing in your heart. Give with both hands open.

Libra: It's not always easy being Mr. Nice Guy. But you have the wherewithal, and though you know where the bodies are buried and who has the shovel, now is the time to decorate the headstones and sing till your thorax is warm. Toast absent companions on Sunday.

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Scorpio: You can't believe the waste and fuss flowing out the door. You have a hard time compassing the excuses for less than stellar accomplishments. Will you play the Grinch this year too? Will you let it go and pour forth the compassion of the forgiven?

Sagittarius: You looked, but you couldn't not touch. Now you may be in for the added expenses you hadn't anticipated and weren't accounting for in your budget. It's not the end of the world, though you may choose to heed warnings more carefully in the future.

Capricorn: You've got a lot to prepare, and more miles left on your itinerary than old Santa himself. But you're not counting yourself out just yet. You've got a long-range plan and you're not afraid to implement it. Use your understanding to build a larger framework.

Aquarius: There may be peace on earth, but it won't come without a price. Are you ready to chip in and add your two cents, every single time you're asked? Give 'til it hurts, but give in a meaningful, thoughtful and premeditated way. Pay everywhere with cash.

Pisces: Joy wars with expectations to claim the greater share of your attention. You have an infinite capacity to find what there is to celebrate. Make that your gift to the world and spread the joy thickly, and right to the edges of your circles of support. Call Cancer on Friday.

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