January 21-27

by Carrie Megginson
Published on January 21, 2010, 5:45am | Comments

Heavenly Round-Up: We are shaped by interior landscapes as well as heredity and environment. In that subtle theater where we are most ourselves or more focused on so becoming, we shape the present into foreseeable futures and some yet unfathomable. Let your ideals blossom. Let your imagination roam. Let your visionary perspective give you the gift of inner seeing. Find the motivation to direct yourself to victory and perpetual satisfaction with your options and choices. Refuse contentment in favor of active participation in every aspect of life around you.

Aries: You took your own sweet time, though it wasn't entirely your fault everything dragged on. You listened to the advice out there: the good, the bad and the indifferent. Now you're able to plot your own course and trust your own judgment to be your best guide. Rejoice.

Taurus: Oh, no, you didn't! Well, yes, you did -- and you were uncharacteristically chatty when it came to sharing. All righty, then. Now's when you learn how to live with what you've already made and how to get somewhere different than where you thought you wanted to be.

Gemini: It's a heady time. There's so much to learn and so many people to meet and so many ideas to which you need to get exposed ASAP. You're on the brink of something so big even you don't have the vocabulary to describe what it's like. Take extra B vitamins and get extra sleep.

Cancer: You hadn't thought this far most of the time. But here you are, after all -- and you're not sure if it's all that you'd hoped and all that you'd wanted. Since no one promised you a rose garden, let alone an earthly paradise, try to feel your way forward cheerfully.

Leo: All those ambitions have shrunk in the light of what warms you in the cockles of your heart. All those dreams have dried by the fire of your consuming love. All those glories and distractions can't ever be your best friend. Meditate on your priorities before Tuesday.

Virgo: It's an exciting time, but you're run down from all the hullaballoo. It's a time of change, but you can't keep the details of your own existence in your head. There's so much flux all around you. It's time -- and then some -- for you to commit to finding peace and security.

Libra: You're crankier than usual. Do you need to clear out your closets to get right with your conscience? Do you need to call the tax preparer early? Do you need to take baby-steps toward the goals of your resolutions? You have the resources in-house, but only you can use them.

Scorpio: It's not what you'd imagined, but the reality of it will keep your nose to the grindstone just as surely. You have much learning curve with which to get. You have your own ingenuity on which to depend. You have the tenacity to make it so in due time. Set fresh parameters.

Sagittarius: Is it bigger than a breadbox? Is it bigger up close than it looked from a distance? Is it more than you can safely chew, in any case? It's too soon to run away and too late to chicken out. But you'll have as much fun as you allow yourself after Saturday night.

Capricorn: In the interests of full disclosure, you should know that life is not going to lighten up all that much anytime soon for you. You should also know that if you so choose, this phase can be healthfully engrossing and the foundation on which you build your longed-for dreams.

Aquarius: You've gone up the road and down the road looking for a break. Alas, there are none to be had at present. You may wish to round up your gumption and get with the larger program before striking out on your own. You have the skills, but you don't have the backing.

Pisces: Once upon a time, you longed for everything to be different. Now everything is different. Now you wonder if you should have wished for something else. Really, though, you can hardly get away from the parts of your life that are so much better lately. Re-evaluate.

Call 202-638-6830 to advertise here in Marketplace