August 25-31, 2011

by Carrie Megginson
Published on August 25, 2011, 2:34am | Comments

Heavenly Round-Up: Sliding into closure for events you've been deconstructing for a long while, don't look back over your shoulder just yet. Bring your faith to the table, and keep your eyes on the prize. It would be easy to say, ''This is too difficult.'' It would be simple to say, ''This is too complex.'' It would be selling yourself short to say, ''This has taken too long already.'' Gird up your loins, hoist your petard and make every effort to cross the finish line before giving up.

Aries: It is honest criticism and not contumely to hear that which may improve your current performance. Is your skin thick enough to absorb the truth? Is your pride enough in check to allow you to act on this useful information? Rein in your fight-or-flight impulses.

Taurus: You may already be in love. You may only be falling in love. You may even be falling out of love, but you still ought to have access to all those lovely endorphins. Long, hot baths may help. Virtual shopping (the kind where you look but don't buy) may help. Choose.

Gemini: If your choice is the devil or the deep blue sea, you may want to pack an extra pair of swim trunks. You don't have to sink to the lowest common denominator to see your vision come true. You don't have to cave to find a viable compromise. Listen selectively.

Cancer: You've been walking on your version of the wild side: no stability, no safety net, no guarantees of a happy outcome. You may have to hang fire there a while longer. But vitamin B supplementation and alternative health care practitioners make it easier.

Leo: You're in charge where you can be. But there's a call to service and a needful supporting position with your name on it. Are you big enough to let this be someone else's time to lead? Are you strong enough to take orders and do your very best? Call early Tuesday.

Virgo: You would if you could, but you're not sure you can. You've lost your way in a bewildering forest of details and decisions. You might do better to get a perspective with some perspective in it. Go for height over sheer distance if you really want to know the whole.

Libra: What do you really want? What matters most? What counts at the end of the day? You can get from here to there. You'll have to make a lot of firm choices. You'll have to forgo the leisurely discussions, heated arguments and general poking around, though.

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Scorpio: Once upon a time you were confident, brave and unassailable. Not so much these days. What can you do to round up your missing mojo? It might surprise – and behoove – you to ask your community for insight and feedback. Let go of your self-sufficiency for now.

Sagittarius: It's a roll, and you're on it. It's a challenge and you have no choice but to face it (or so you tell yourself). It's a double-dog dare and you won't back down. Good for you. Now get out there and make your boast manifest in the world. You shall overcome.

Capricorn: It doesn't have to be this hard. It doesn't have to be all up hill. It doesn't have to be tedious, and it can be done with a lot less suffering. Bring your best attitude to the table. Bring your love of the work and your satisfaction in completing it along with you.

Aquarius: It's not as though you got where you are without external inputs. You fancy yourself a loner, but this planet's too crowded for that to be the whole truth. Now's the time to assess what your contacts are and how best to get where you really want to be.

Pisces: Are you swimming through the air? Are you flying in the dirt? Are you dreaming in deep contradictions? There's a message about literalism and its limitations in those questions. You may not need the literal truths to get at the actual facts of the matter. Reassess.

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