December 17-24, 2009

by Carrie Megginson
Published on December 17, 2009, 2:23am | Comments

Heavenly Round-Up: It's crunch time! There's a hard row to hoe ahead. In fact, the tunnel is longer and darker than your advance team knew and you're wondering whether you're ever going to need day-vision again at this rate. Relax. If you plug away at the work in front of you, you'll be through the morass and out the other side sooner than you know. It won't be easy, but it will be satisfying and it will build skills you want for the future.

Aries: Take a hands-on approach and you can't go wrong. Get down and get dirty and show the world you're committed. Go in early, stay late, cover for someone with a more complicated life than yours. You'll feel the holiday spirit in spades, and you'll be garnering favors for later.

Taurus: It's easier to be cranked off than it is to git 'er done. It's easier to throw up your hands than it is to sit down and think it through. It's easier to talk about how hard it is than figure out what your first steps are to seeing the thing through to completion. Join the dance.

Gemini: You won't skate through this one. You won't slide on under the radar. You won't escape detection. But you will be able to hold yourself accountable. You will be able to get everything checked off on your to-do list. You will be able to show the world how stand-up you are.

Cancer: No picnic? No rose garden? No walk in the park? Fine. You're tough enough to get from here to there without everything having to be perfect, or perfectly easy. You're experienced enough to know when to call on your friends and acquaintances to get more done sooner.

Leo: Don't give up. Don't throw in the towel. Don't walk away angry. Instead, do a thorough post-mortem so that you can identify where things went off the rails and what you can still do differently to create outcomes you desire. Walk the talk on Saturday for respect. Wear gold.

Virgo: You're a trouper and it ain't over till the fat lady sings. So tune up your vocal chords, you're in the chorus and the sound wouldn't be complete without your contribution. Get yourself a little something when you're out finishing your holiday shopping chores Tuesday.

Libra: Sensitivity serves you in some instances. This isn't one of them. Strap on your high-impact body armor and get your game face on. You'll have more to do than you'd expected and less time to reflect and reboot than you'd hoped. Go with the flow on Friday night.

Scorpio: Is it time to take stock? Are you ready to go through your personal inventory? What do you still need? What can't you do without? What would you gladly sacrifice to make the dream come true? How much harder are you willing to push and at what cost? Answer carefully.

Sagittarius: You didn't used to be a sissy. But this is difficult. And it's painful. And it doesn't seem to be over, though you'd been promised it would be long since. You know what we're talking about here. So man-up and put your big-girl panties on: It's time to get non-traditional.

Capricorn: Weren't you the one they saw in the corner of that place where no one you know ever goes, and so you ran into everyone you'd rather not have seen? Was it as bad as you'd feared? Was it much, much less of a deal? See, the universe loves you and wants your joy!

Aquarius: Heaven helps the ones who help themselves, and others as the occasion arises. Heaven looks with favor on those who go above and beyond the letter of the law to the spirit of the matter. Heaven respects and showers with blessings those who bring their ''A'' game.

Pisces: You can swim backward as well as forward. Sometimes the way through is back. In this instance, you may wish to retrace your steps until you get to the point where the point was lost. Take a good look around once you're there. What needs to change? Reflect.

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