October 22-28, 2009

by Carrie Megginson
Published on October 22, 2009, 12:00am | Comments

Heavenly Round-Up: Your luck will change with the wind. It will change with the air pressure. It will change with the temperature. Your inner state of receptivity and awareness directly correlates with the little meteorological shifts of every hour of the day. Timing is most important in a cycle of this flavor. Read the forecasts. Listen to your knees, big toes or neck to gain an intimate understanding of where the work is to be done and when to take best advantage of the moment. Wear blue.

Aries: You have people. You can count on them. Maybe not in the manner that you had anticipated. Maybe not in a way as useful as you'd hoped. Maybe not exactly when you'd wished they'd be there. But you have people. And they will make all the difference. Reboot.

Taurus: You claim you're surprised at this turn of the worm. You insist you had no foreknowledge of this twist in the Gordian Knot which is your life. You deny the inevitability of this course of human events. And yet, you're uniquely positioned to take advantage of the times.

Gemini: You've been coasting on your charm for quite a while. It's no bad skill to have. But now you're called to higher things, larger purpose and greater accomplishments. Will you take up the grail quest for the good of your soul and personal development? Ask an Aquarius.

Cancer: Touch, but don't look! The eyes may be deceived more readily than the hands. Insist on having a first-person intimacy with the matters at hand. Insist on having shared control, and share it with the person whose point of view is most difficult for you to swallow. Win.

Leo: Still shining in the spotlight? Wishing you could see past the glare? Wondering how close you are to falling off the edge of plausibility? You'll need to use your sixth sense until the show refocuses around the next unlucky individual. Take a deep breath and keep going.

Virgo: You've been disappointed, but don't take it personally. Don't get hooked into a cycle of settling. You'll find there is a ''better late than never'' clause hoving onto the horizon. You'll want to be ready to take best advantage of all that may be on offer. Dream big.

Libra: Time flies, whether you're having fun or not. That's the good news. Then there's the matter of what you'll manage to do while all that time is whistling past your ears. Don't allow yourself to become too distracted. Pick a mantra and it will center you Sunday.

Scorpio: Is it fate? Could it be that easy? Or is it the accumulated karma of your choices and your desires coming home to bite you on the ass -- albeit in a good way? Learn what you can. Do what you must. Don't start whining early to avoid the rush. You'll have time.

Sagittarius: Constant vigilance is the price of freedom. But of what must you be aware? Is it the good intentions with which the road to hell is paved? Is it the kindly interference that sabotages your most earnest endeavors? Is it your own incurable optimism? Reflect.

Capricorn: You've been there and done that and now you're on the judging panel. You can't help but wince as you watch the newbies fumble and stumble toward the wrong goal post. Should you offer advice or stay impartial? Should you consult with a crony or a frenemy?

Aquarius: You've been down this road before. It doesn't go anywhere you want to be. It isn't scenic. It isn't a shortcut. Will you choose to go off road? Will you allow your time to be wasted? Will you pretend to being philosophical when really you're only being slack?

Pisces: Your dreams of the possible become more vivid in direct proportion to their unlikelihood. Is this a message to attempt the unattainable? Is this a directive to dare yourself to head out for the wild blue yonder? Is this a red herring to keep you from your appointed rounds?

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