October 21-27, 2010

by Carrie Megginson
Published on October 20, 2010, 10:43pm | Comments

Heavenly Round-Up: It's the kind of week where everything gets big quickly, with wildly unexpected outcomes. So buckle your seatbelts, you're all in for a bumpy ride. The key is to take the violent changes in direction in stride, and try to relax (thinking of England is wholly optional). Wear red to attract more attention. Wear gray to indicate your essential seriousness. Order small plates to keep your appetite from running amuck. Trust the information from your own two eyes, but avoid gossip like the plague.

Aries: You're not just in it to win it, you're in it to annihilate the competition and prove yourself the master of your fate and the captain of your ship. Good for you. But take a moment to imagine some way in which you can simultaneously express compassion and render aid.

Taurus: Delicacy after novelty after excess just leaves you queasy and constipated of late. Recalibrate to regain your equilibrium. Refocus to redirect toward your inner true north. Recondition to repair your recent overindulgences. You can have what you dream of.

Gemini: You are not alone, though you think you've been left in the dark for longer than anyone could find an excuse for. Reach out to your diverse and far-flung community of peers. You will surprise yourself with the depth of commitment and devotion expressed therein.

Cancer: The sensation is real. The condition is critical. The situation is demanding. The die is cast. And you're on first. Your inner coordination will make or break the play in front of you. Can you align your heart with your will? Clarify goals through meditation and long, hot baths.

Leo: Count on yourself first, but don't forget the excellent team of wolfishly dedicated support that you've assembled. If you don't learn to delegate, you'll hit the wall fast and hard both. Trust your cohort to see you through, and use your conviction to bring in others still.

Virgo: You know you want it. You want it so bad you can taste it. You want it with a fire and a passion almost wholly foreign to your cooler perspective. Fine, you've identified a viable target. Now you'll need praxis to get you from here to there before Wednesday. Float.

Libra: Is it your destiny? Is it your curse? Is it just one of those things? It might be all of these and more. Even if you're certain these are not all your original chickens coming home to roost, you might think of a means of integrating them into the larger picture for now.

Scorpio: If you would take better internal care of yourself, you wouldn't have to act out in this fashion to get attention. That said, you're in an interesting quandary and you've got a fascinating array of options from which to choose. Consult with an Aries for a vigorous response.

Sagittarius: You've been good. You've kept your hands in your pockets. You've kept your opinions to yourself. You've held your tongue in general. Will you continue to keep vigil, or could you conceivably have other fish to fry by this late date? Catch up with your do list soon.

Capricorn: Whoa. It's been like that for a while, and it will be for a while longer. All the same, you have to pace yourself so that you'll last. You have to feed yourself so that you don't drop from exhaustion. You have to nurture your soul for the future's sake. Leave early.

Aquarius: Okay, you didn't start it. And you're correct, it isn't your turn. But you're part of a larger system and you may be called on to take one for the team—one more time. If your heart's not in it, but your brain understands the necessity, you'll be able to get there.

Pisces: You wanted it so badly for so long you'd almost forgotten what sparked the initial moment of desire. You have the obscure object of desire within range. Will you refocus so that you can bring in the fabulous questing beast of this latter age? A Libra will help Monday.

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