Horoscopes (Sept. 23 - 29) 

This week's Horoscopes are coming out under the light of a Capricorn Moon, with a slew of astrological activity backing up its conjunction with the Cardinal earth axis. There's so much going on, I'd be a fool to think that I could dissect all of it and stand a chance of being right — but that's my job, so let's go:

The Pope's on his way to the states as we speak. They tell us that the Powers that Be are not into the Occult; if they're not, they sure have a highly developed instinct for when to time things as significant as the Papal visit. His arrival, will no doubt herald the formal installation of "The New World Order." And because all of this is about to meet its zenith at the height of the Fall Equinox, between that, a Blood Moon Eclipse, the Nodes on the Aries Point, an opposition between Jupiter and Neptune, and Saturn's entrance into Sagittarius, it's hard for me to believe that the Big Boys don't have an astrologer on the payroll.

If you want a nutshell report on all of the above, it adds up to, "Don't ask me. I am clueless." I could give you my opinion, but you know what they say: Opinions are like assholes; we all have one. I am in no position to be making predictions, but I will say this:

When Saturn changes signs it's a huge deal. On some level it reflects the notion that there has been a consciousness shift within the fabric of the Third Dimension, and everything on the planet is tuning to a new channel. Saturn's been in Scorpio since late 2012. His shift into Sagittarius brings us to the point where, after 3 years of going along with someone else's program, we are at the point where the Truth about our relationship to all of that, along with what it's costing us, is finally coming to light.

Saturn plays out according to sign. When he's in Sag, the whole question of "Belief" becomes huge. Situations arise in which the only way out is to come to terms with the ways in which our beliefs about everything strangle us, — especially in times when the whole kit-and-kaboodle is getting shaken and stirred. Fixed ideas have no place in the midst of a dimensional shift.

Whenever we start talking about "Belief," beyond our spiritual leanings, but in the same breath, it brings up the whole concept of Truth and Lies. Knowing what the Truth is — and knowing how to spot a lie — is a huge part of our personal and collective initiation process right now. It has something to do with the Veil being lifted. So many illusions have already been shattered. The next few months will see every last one of them go.

Watch for the tendency to become self-righteous. Give everyone plenty of room to breathe. Don't let your prejudices keep you from connecting. We're all bruised and battered. We all have a story. The mark of a spiritually evolved person lies in their ability to tolerate the weaknesses of others. It's time to connect with our spiritual Truth in ways that allow us to embrace absolutely everyone. Give that some thought, keep your Truth close to your heart — and as we move through this portal together, I hope you enjoy this week's 'scopes.

ARIES (March 21 – April 20): Jumping the gun would be totally inappropriate in this situation. Your assertive tendencies lead you to believe that confidence is the only prerequisite for anything. This is one of those times when a little humility and the ability to go along with the program will get you more in the long run. There are a million reasons why you need to back off. Anyone can see that you have to make a move, but when you put the cart before the horse nothing comes to fruition. Get centered enough to have your ducks in a row and keep your heart focused on your purpose.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 20): Things have panned out in ways that have made you truly glad you didn't lose track of your faith. It's been a true test of your willingness to let things be. If the last few months have been rough, the corner you just turned is about to show you that life goes better when we let our experience teach us what works and what doesn't. No amount of forcing your will on this situation could have improved it. When it comes to other people and their ideas about where you need to go from here, you knew enough to shut off your control trips – don't succumb to theirs.

GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): As you contemplate the reality of a new horizon, last-minute questions as to whether this is the right thing to do have become an issue. It makes sense to think twice in situations like this; but only up to a point. All the second-guessing is usually a sign that the ego is afraid to grow beyond itself. There is nothing to suggest that anything you're about to do is going to do anything but open your life up to a greater sense of your own purpose. The last thing you need to do is let your fears and other people's doubts keep you from finding out what you came here for.

CANCER (June 21 – July 20):You keep doing your best to shine everything on. I suspect that part of you wonders how long you can keep it up. There's a fine line between positive thinking and Pollyanna-ism. You've been pouring your heart into a person or project that seemed like a great idea at the time. Between external pressures and internal changes that have been hard for everyone involved, you insist on being the one who hopes for the best. In theory, high hopes are all you need, but it pays to review the evidence before you stake your life on things that could go either way.

LEO (July 21 – August 20): Things would be going a whole lot better if your sense of superiority and/or entitlement wasn't driving everyone around you nuts. Take a good look at what's going on; whatever your truth or your path or your goals are, don't lord things over people and don't expect them to drop down and agree with you. You could do so much with all the power your loan to yourself. Maybe this is all about you finding out that any power we have is meant to be given away. The less you make everything about you, the happier you and everyone around you will be.

VIRGO (August 21 – September 20): The best thing about what's going on right now is it's giving you the opportunity to reclaim yourself. So much of what has gone down has taken away the bigger part of what makes you who you are. Accommodating people, giving everyone but you space to figure out what they want out of this, and adjusting your whole persona just to make it work has taken a toll on more than your freedom. The need to come back to center, along with a willingness to really look at what you're trying to create, will remind you that your pictures of perfection need to include you.

LIBRA (September 21 – October 20): This is something that you would do better to let your heart figure out. Any attempt to apply logic to it will only confuse the issue. All of us go through times when there's no way to explain to ourselves or others why we need to do what we do. At this point understanding your situation involves opening up to the idea that others will be there for you no matter what. By the time your experiences show you that it's safe to trust your feelings, you'll be able to see that you are supported by people who would do anything to get you to see how much they care.

SCORPIO (October 21 – November 20): The story gets more interesting by the day. You can't figure out where you've been all your life because recent developments have taken you further into your wildest dreams. If things are hopping it's because everything is getting redefined and rearranged. Levels of intensity have sparked up your love life in unexpected ways. All of your pictures of how things are supposed to be are in the process of getting reframed. Don't think too much about what it all means. You're going to have to grow into this before you'll be big enough to contain the experience.

SAGITTARIUS (November 21 – December 20): Take time to deal with the things you overlook. Minor repairs are bound to become major if you don't tend to them now. Changing your mind regarding a move or other important shift has become an issue. Ignoring your intuition, hanging on, or playing games will get you into a whole lot more trouble than anything facing the truth could cause you. There are reasons why you feel the need to hide from it. Don't let pride keep you from clearing the issues that are bound to get the best of you if you don't wake up and see how lucky you are and how much you are loved.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 20): The next few months will see you growing toward a fuller experience of love. This will not exclude those of you who happen to be single; there are many types of love — and some of you may find yourselves bonding as deeply in friendship and kinship not just with people but with life itself. Part of this may involve making peace with those who have kept their distance up till now. Making amends, or getting to the point where you see that it isn't worth it to keep holding on to the hurts of the past will go a long way to opening your heart to the beauty of life.

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 20): You never thought life would end up like this. Welcome to the human race! Feeling like you don't have a clue about how you got from A to B seems to be a collective issue these days. There's no point in analyzing it; face it — you're here. Questions as to what it means will have to fade in the face of circumstance and/or heavier duty practical concerns. At times the only remedy is an internal examination. At other times the best you can do is nurse yourself through it. Either way, stop flailing around; slow down, get quiet, and keep it really simple.

PISCES (February 21 – March 20): You've got to keep going at a time when your energy level is down. There isn't much time or space for the emotional component either. When life gets like this, it leads to exhaustion and it makes it real hard to stay in the "joy zone." Instead of pushing steadily along, try turning off the switch that keeps you going at intervals every day and use that time to do absolutely nothing. Life has to balance or it just doesn't work. Too much "Yang" breaks you down. If you want to get through the next few months, let everything you do be touched with equal parts of "yin".

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