Horoscopes (May 21 — 27) 

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ARIES (March 21-April 20): You’ve got about two weeks to figure out how to pull your head out of your butt and get this to work. I don’t know what’s hiding up your sleeve, but it’s time to get real enough to use it to your advantage. When everything is on tenterhooks, your fingernails wear out trying to keep life from getting sucked into the abyss. This could be less about hanging on than it is about letting go. Do your best to keep yourself from letting others have too much to say about how you decide to put yourself out there and don’t let anyone diminish you. Trust me: If anyone can do this, you can.

TAURUS (April 21-May 20): You are ready for whatever it takes to do the next right thing. Those of you who know what this means are on a roll, bringing things to fruition and making sure that it’s all going the way it’s supposed to. If there are problems, they are there because your choices aren’t clear, and neither are your motives. Half of what goes on in this life depends on where you’re coming from. Before you go forward with anything, remember this: nothing works when you’re coming from fear. Don’t expect any sure-fire guarantees and pray for the wisdom to keep taking the high road.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The need to get real is being punctuated by the fact that the whip is coming down. In the midst of more than the usual amount of change, you are looking at being the one who has to handle it. All of this was your idea, and it’s that thought that has you wishing you knew how to correct some of the mistakes that have cropped up since your plans got too big for their britches. Trace your steps back to the last time this happened and look at the patterns you create anytime you decide to get involved. The minute you see what’s true about this, your current dilemma will be resolved.

CANCER (June 21-July 20): The big question has to do with being at a tipping point. It is no longer a matter of “If” — at this point it’s a question of “When.” You’re smart enough to know that timing is everything. Don’t get too stuck on the idea that the changes that are lining up in front of you have anything to do with your Will. Your agreements with the Divine were made long before you were born, and this node in your realm of experience is where you get a chance to really step out of the box, or remain in a zone that will never be as safe as the freedom that will come the minute you decide to go for it.

LEO (July 21-Aug. 20): You had no idea that these choices would take you so far into the recesses of your primary issues. It has blown you away to watch the curtain drop on stuff that you never connected to your current situation. The extent to which you have learned how to change your tune has made it so much easier for others to start being who they claim to be. Larger choices and issues remind you that your life can’t be limited to the needs of other people until you get a clear sign from them, or from the man upstairs, that they care enough about you to be worthy of your trust.

VIRGO (Aug. 21-Sept. 20): There is an opening that will widen to provide the space for whatever you want to put in it. The only thing you need to watch is the fear factor. The bigger part of you is ready for life to outdo itself, and the part of you that can’t believe that life is as easy as we make it is beginning to see how stupid it is to put so much stock in things that other people, or custom and expectation, make so important. Getting over the need to worry about what’s next is gradually being replaced by a deeper sense that you can only succeed if you have the guts to listen to your heart.

LIBRA (Sept. 21-Oct. 20): Meeting in the middle is always an issue with you. At the moment, coming to terms with how much of this belongs to you is a big part of the lesson. It looks to me like you’re accountable for ALL of it. The minute you embrace that, the sooner you’ll feel good about owning all of this. The reward for acting like a grown-up will teach you so much about what happens when we become willing enough to get to the bottom of something. Stay tuned to your higher guidance. It will keep you touching levels of compassion and understanding that are worth their weight in gold.

SCORPIO (Oct. 21-Nov. 20): You have been tested by so many issues, at this point you’re strong enough to handle anything. It may be less apparent to you than it is to others, but all this stress has turned you into an “otherworldly” creature, one of those people whose “stripes” have been earned in the depths of pain and despair. With everything that’s gone down in the last few years, you have been altered to the core. And what’s going on right now is about to show you how much value there is in holding your own and in being strong enough to always let the light and your Higher Self hold the upper hand.

SAGITTARIUS: (Nov. 21-Dec. 20): You guys never have anything to worry about. As crazy as that sounds, you are blessed by forces that make it easier for you to find a way to make everything OK. The next few months will see you coming out of the realm of restriction and compromise into a place that allows you to really stretch your limits. That statement applies to those of you who know how to let go. Before you can begin to understand how big you really are, the need to let go of your attachment to the 3-D component will require you to bring all of your faith to the fore and let it guide you from here on out.

CAPRICORN: (Dec. 21-Jan. 20): You keep riding herd on yourself at a time when cracking the whip is the last thing you need. Even if it looks like you need to be concerned, there are times when laying low long enough to get centered and regroup is more important than forcing all your ducks to line up in a row. You can hold on to the thought that things are definitely going to work out. Even if there appears to be Hell to pay, you have no reason to fear. In the meantime, underneath one challenge after another this lesson came to strengthen your belief in yourself and your power to heal anything.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21-Feb. 20): You have all kinds of reasons to believe that these pressures are real. If you really think about it, none of this is of any consequence. No matter how much you need to make it harder than it has to be, you’d do better to slack off and let life iron things out for you. Give everything as much attention as it takes to pass inspection. Beyond that, you are free to bring your energy wherever you want to take it. To keep trying too hard to be all things to all people isn’t going to work for you, or for them. Take a deep breath and give yourself plenty of room to do your own thing.

PISCES (Feb. 21-March 20): Don’t let your rose-colored glasses color the way you paint your experiences. Some of what’s up in your current situation isn’t exactly perfect. The urge to make it all OK comes from the need to cover up what’s really true. Others are more aware of your denial mechanisms than you are. It’s so easy to see that you have a hard time accepting the reality of your situation, and even easier to see that you can’t keep running away from whatever it is that makes it so hard to forgive yourself. Nothing you do can change the past. Only in the present moment can life be renewed. 

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