by Carrie Megginson
Published on April 23, 2009, 12:00am | Comments

Heavenly Round-Up: What color is your parachute? More importantly, will it open when push comes to shove and the ground is hurtling towards you? Check your equipment. Review your plans. Practice your survival procedures. It's time for a change, but you may find that the change finds you before you find it. Since the world is in the throes of interesting times, there's no reason for you to be shy about going after what you may really want. If you build it, it will be yours.

Aries: What you wanted and what you have isn't at all the same thing. Can you live with the difference? Should you have to? Compromise isn't your strong suit. But if you decide to go for all the gusto you can get, you'll be giving up on other choices. Reflect.

Taurus: The seeds of the future are being planted right now. The seeds of change may not be easy to discern, but they're there, all the same. Count on difference. Count on growth. Count on lack of continuity. Once you're down with those, it'll be up with everything else.

Gemini: It's a rough row to hoe, but you're not out there by yourself. You have your community backing you up all the way. You have your cronies and your organizations and your fraternal gatherings. You have a lot, so stand up and reach out and grab with both hands.

Cancer: Is it the end of the world as you know it? Is it the end of the old and the beginning of the new? Is it time to embrace the future, even if it means shedding the habits and behaviors of the past? You can do it. You have the strength of purpose and the heart to see it through.

Leo: You don't feel your best, and you don't feel like you have the best grasp on your resources this minute, but that doesn't change the exigencies of the situation. So gird up your loins and prepare to bend your back and get your hands dirty. You'll find what you're looking for.

Virgo: Once upon a time you thought all you had to do was whatever was in front of you, and that would be enough to prove your valor and your devotion. But now you're being called on to remake yourself from the foundations on up. Are you ready for some real work?

Libra: Discipline may be the key, but you're the lock it must turn. And that gives a very special shape to the disciplines in question. Go for the unorthodox. Go for the unusual. Go for a walk on the wild side, so that you understand the difference clearly. Ask a Pisces.

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Scorpio: It isn't over 'til it's over. It isn't over 'til the fat lady sings. It isn't over 'til you say it's over. OK, make your mind up and get on with getting on. One way or another you have to move from the spot you're defending. Let your life speak, loudly.

Sagittarius: You can't get there from here. But you could get there if you really wanted to by using a route more arduous, more lengthy and more filled with strictures than you usually care to undertake. Will you back away quietly? Will you move on resolutely?

Capricorn: It could be a bigger pain in the parts than it already is. Don't ask how that would be possible, you might already be in a position to find out sooner than you would choose. You've got what you need to defend yourself. You're gooder-to-go than you know.

Aquarius: Your dreams may become more real than you'd ever imagined. Your nightmares may take form and stalk the world in broad daylight. Or you may simply find that all which passed before is no longer the focus of today. The more Zen your outlook, the better.

Pisces: You're cranky and you know it. You're disappointed and you're not afraid to show it. You're under pressure and you don't want to have to feel it. Will you wiggle your way out of it? Will you face it firmly and surprise yourself and others? Ask a Taurus.

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