November 5-11, 2009

by Carrie Megginson
Published on November 5, 2009, 12:00am | Comments

Heavenly Round-Up: The spotlight is on the harvest of your ego-based investments. What have you made of yourself lately? What does it bring on the open market? Would you be willing to redirect altogether if it made you more desirable in any forum, known or unknown? Are you courageous enough to examine the choices and practices that have taken you this far? Look for the fault lines. Listen for what can't ring true. Get in touch with your core values and bring them to the surface intact.

Aries: It might not have been what you intended when you started out. You may find the collateral damage runs deeper than you had at first believed. But you have more experience, awareness and fluidity of response than when you set out. Use your newfound powers for good.

Taurus: You're as stubborn as they come; but you're an apple that didn't fall far from the tree, either. Try not to get into it with your family of origin this time. Try not to rub anybody's nose in anything until well after the crisis of discipline passes. Call a Capricorn for support.

Gemini: Well, you're no saint, and your relatives stand shoulder to shoulder with you in any case. Since you have them, you can go out for more -- or you can stand back and let the parade get on. It's not as though you need to join the circus. Your daily life has clowns already.

Cancer: Passion can move mountains. Passion can cloud judgment. Passion can start a revolution. Passion can cause homicidal behavior. The point being that there are many ways to express yourself when you're in the grip of strong emotion. Count to 10, take a deep breath. Wait for it.

Leo: You wanted a challenge. You wanted an open-ended adventure. You wanted to be the best version of yourself possible. Now that you're midway through the cycle you elected to enjoin, you may wish to reassess your commitment of resources, time and motivation. Wear burgundy.

Virgo: It wasn't always about the big, fancy picture. It wasn't always about stroking the ego until it fell back asleep. You're tired of appeasement. You're tired of the party line. You're tired of mealymouthed feedback and the essential insincerity around it all. What do you want now?

Libra: Are they there for you in any meaningful way when the goodies hit the fan? It's a simple litmus test. Is it too simple? Are there valid extenuating circumstances? Could you find further reasons to prevaricate and waffle with yourself over the answers? Refresh perspective Monday.

Scorpio: You can shine, if you'll let yourself. You can do anything you really want to do. You can be anything anywhere you may choose. But you'll have to throw your whole self into it. You can't hold out, hold back or hold off if you want the whole enchilada to fall into your lap.

Sagittarius: You understand what those outstanding warrants are about. You get why those deep questions still stymie philosophy departments everywhere. You comprehend the tension between necessary and profitable endeavors. So don't get bitter, get published!

Capricorn: "Share and share alike" sounds good in principle. In fact, it's been a cornerstone of your personal foundation. But now you're wondering if all that service to the relationship has begun to pay back your investment of time and energy and outright devotion. Build.

Aquarius: Wouldn't it be romantic to get away -- maybe even all by yourself? You need a change of pace. You need a refresher. You need to step back from the humdrum of day-to-day life, far enough and long enough, to get some perspective. ''Whither best practices'' is your battle cry.

Pisces: Please yourself and you're likelier to please others along the way. There's no point in making yourself sick by trying to squeeze into a form so alien you have to contort past recognition. And will it get you accepted? Not likely. So let go. Cut loose. Open up. Be out there.

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