July 15-21, 2010

by Carrie Megginson
Published on July 14, 2010, 8:10pm | Comments

Heavenly Round-Up: Nothing is on fire, under fire, or going to be fired. Not in the sense you've imagined. Now you'll want to calm down, reassess and learn to pick your battles with strategy coming before tactics, rather than vice versa. If you can do that, you'll be ready to reconnect with your allies and reinforce your commonality with those around you. Everybody has been feeling the anomie; become a leader in the rush to the new paradigm. You have one more option that you need to consider.

Aries: If you were as good at listening as you are at making yourself heard, you'd be an irresistible force. As it is, you'll want to brush up on the receptive part of your communication skills. You'll also want to figure out how to go see a man about a dog. Wear a smile.

Taurus: If you were other than you are you wouldn't be where you are now, or on the path you're so determined to tread out. Don't wish for too much to change away from your current circumstances. Don't try too hard to become other than you've been.

Gemini: It's a battle, but you're an observer. Do you want to get into the thick of the fray? Do you want to put yourself at risk in order to test your mettle? Or are you only bored? Think it through before you commit to a course of action. Ask a Capricorn for news.

Cancer: You're under tremendous pressure. How much of it is external? How much of it is self-generated? Learn to recognize the difference in the roots of your concerns. Learn to share what you need and to take what's being offered in return. Call again Saturday.

Leo: Blessed are the proud, for they shall hold their heads up under trying conditions. Blessed are the self-involved, for they shall not have self-esteem issues. Blessed are the stubborn, for they shall be competent to hold their course—even under duress. Stand tall.

Virgo: Look yourself in the eye and admit that you aren't entirely certain how you ended up where you are at this very minute. Now look around you. Is this what you want? Is this what you can deal with? Is this what you can put up with? Should you have to?

Libra: Time and tide are on your side, but you can't put off the icky decisions forever. Instead, you may wish to confront what's on your plate and give it your full attention – for predetermined lengths of time spaced out over several days or weeks. Yes, you can!

Scorpio: It's not the heat in the kitchen of life that's got you all verklempt. It's the ambient noise of all the industrial machinery of the inner workings of your soul. When did it start taking so much to make it through the cycles? Is this the most efficient you can be?

Sagittarius: You're ready to fight the good fight. All you need now is an adequate dragon or two. Have you looked under your bed? In your closet? Behind the door? There may be issues just dying for you to come at them with all your fluid resourcefulness? Look again.

Capricorn: You are the best thing that's ever happened to you. You need to take some time to recognize your virtues, and learn to applaud yourself whenever you meet or beat your own expectations. Don't be afraid to honor your successes, however slow they may be.

Aquarius: You're so relieved it's not going to come down on you this time, and with reason. But you could still play an active role in assisting those who are under the gun this cycle. You have so much to offer, but you might wish to find a more worthy recipient.

Pisces: Don't let anyone lay the blame on you. You weren't the principal. You weren't the mastermind. And you weren't even there. That said, it might behoove you to behave in a manner more open to correct interpretation. Come up for air on Sunday.

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