Horoscopes (July 16 — 22) 

Your weekly readings.

ARIES (March 21-April 20):  You need to understand that nothing is going to pan out if you keep obsessing over what’s wrong. Your situation is as tenuous as you make it. If what’s happening now seems a little unfair, any discomfort you feel is only the end result of putting your faith in the wrong things. Instead of feeling like you’ve gotten the short end of the stick, you need to realize that your current affairs are just the way things go when we finally wake up. One revelation after another will eventually lead you out of this. In the meantime, try to see it all turning out for the best.

TAURUS (April 21-May 20): Does it even matter what you think about what other people do? And why do you seem to be so identified with them and their choices when it’s your own life that you need to connect with? You’re trying to figure out how to be in a relationship when every particle of your being wishes you had better things to do. The hard part about being in love is you have to hang in there when your partner turns into someone else altogether. Where this will go is anyone’s guess. It’s for sure that love survives anything — but the ego isn’t always able to handle its deeper lessons.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The best way to resolve any crisis is to tell the truth. You have a tendency to hold back when it comes to these things, even though you know how to tell it better than anyone. If others are driving you crazy, it’s because they have no idea where you’re coming from. Trapped between too many people and their issues, it’s time to come clean with yourself and any mistakes you might have made along the way. A little soul searching will reveal enough of the truth to see what happens whenever you step out of line and/or allow fear and $$ to control your decisions.

CANCER (June 21-July 20): Now that you’ve managed to extricate yourself from the confusion that’s been driving you nuts, you see that it all comes from other people and their stuff. You haven’t felt this free in a long time. Enjoy it while it lasts because your tendency to be the one to handle it all hasn’t gone away. If your current adventures see you enjoying yourself in a totally different set of circumstances, use this time to get in touch with the things that have meaning — and whatever you do, don’t let anyone try to suck you into figuring out their problems for at least two months!

 

LEO (July 21-Aug. 20): Too much is piling up, and if you’re going to be the one to handle it all, you’ve got to rearrange a few things. This could include telling people you can’t be at their beck and call; it could also involve explaining to them that you are not a machine. To say nothing will keep them expecting a regular outpouring of miracles from a spirit that hasn’t had time to replenish much of anything for far too long. If a break is in order, take one. If you’re not getting the support you need, ask for it — and if you’ve had it with all this nonsense, fall apart and let someone else deal with it.

VIRGO (Aug. 21-Sept. 20): As much as it appears as if this sudden opportunity might further your goals, at this point you don’t need to overdo or bite off more than you can chew. Anyone can see that what’s already in place is not only enough, it is at a point where your best effort needs to go into it. It takes time and the ability to balance the inner and outer needs to bring the best of who we are to what we do. Aside from that, life is loaded with various forms of random interference; that element is an inevitability in everything. Be sure to factor it in before you decide to take on anything new.

LIBRA (Sept. 21-Oct. 20): You finally got over yourself enough to see beyond the limits that were there before. It’s blowing your mind to realize that life isn’t about having all your ducks in a row. These new parameters have opened up so many options. Before you chalk it all up to Luck, you need to stop and realize that something in you had to change in order to draw all of this goodness to you. As life opens up and you learn more about what gives you joy, give yourself all the time in the world to connect with the voice that speaks to you from within; let it be the master of all of your choices.

SCORPIO (Oct. 21-Nov. 20): Being too sensitive for words is a blessing and a curse. In some cases, recent losses have you feeling things deeply enough to make you wonder what you’re here for. Others could be opening up in ways that surprise you and everyone who knows you. No matter what form it takes, even on the most mundane levels, your guidance system is running in a much finer gear — one that makes it seem like you see and know everything. This depth of feeling may seem unfamiliar at first, but in time you’ll discover that it’s introducing you to a whole new way of being.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20): Whatever was meant to be a break has turned out to be more of a production than your normal routine. It’s hilarious, in a way; you couldn’t make things easy if you tried. At the same time, part of you is having the time of your life, because in the midst of a lot of confusion, some really good things are coming together. People who haven’t shown their face in years are back with a measure of support. Others are picking up their own slack for a change — and even though you can’t see it, your life is opening up to whatever the next miracle is supposed to be.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20): You’ve come to the conclusion that you have to rearrange your perspective on things that have gotten to be too much about money. This about-face has brought you back to a simpler place. It’s also reminded you so much of some “long-ago” stuff and rekindled a desire for truth and simplicity. I have a feeling you’re about to get reacquainted with more than just your memories. Keep a candle burning in the window; old ghosts, flames, and partners in crime will be back to remind you that it’s what money can’t buy that keeps us alive and gets us through the night.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21-Feb. 20): Nobody said this would be easy. You need to realize that it was never meant to be a magic carpet ride. Instead of overcompensating by walking on eggshells and doing whatever it takes to please, loosen up and tell whoever’s got you by the shorthairs that you’re going on a trip. Is it time for a Walkabout? How about a Vision Quest? How about a little backbone and a dose of your own truth? Get yourself together and let whoever’s trying to tell you how to do things know that you want to have a chat with your spirit guides before you let anyone tell you what to do.

PISCES (Feb. 21-March 20): Don’t overanalyze what would be a lot simpler if you let it rest in peace. It doesn’t matter how you got here; the point now is to keep moving forward. Closure is often denied in situations that are as complex as what you’ve just been through — and since experience is the only teacher, it’ll take you awhile to understand why all of this had to happen. For now, focus on what it will take to keep your spirit open to changes that are about to pull you into another lesson. No, my dear, it’s not over yet; and chances are the next phase of the journey is all about what we do for love.

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