Horoscopes (Aug.23-29)

Aug 23, 2017 at 1:00 am

ARIES (March 21- April 20):

You keep getting feedback that makes you feel kinda shaky about some of your choices. None of it is right or wrong. At this point all you can do about all of this well meant advice is: Consider the source and file it. Nobody knows better than you do how much is at stake. You have every right to go your own way and pursue your own methods. Even if the odds suggest that you don't have a prayer, the odds are something that are about to teach you how to redeem a situation that has gone too far afield. You can do this. It's just a matter of getting real and staying true to yourself.

TAURUS (April 21 -May 20):

Weighing your options, half of you is stunned at the thought of more than one possibility. The light is on and you're wondering how far you can actually go. Stretch this image over whatever your current scenario is showing you and latch on to the thought that you can do this. You could even take off and fly if your attitude is free of the need to remain chained to this post. Deeper concerns make it seem as if you aren't entitled to do much but keep dragging your heart around. Those issues no longer define you. Let the realm of possibilities take you away from all of this.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20):

Otherworldly interests are calling you to parts unknown. The whole concept of traveling isn't limited to the road. Flights of fancy, and trips into the spiritual realms are just as useful to those of you who keep thinking that there has to be more to this than meets the eye. Writing, teaching, and studying are all indicated. So is the thought that you need more training in a particular area. And if you just need to blow this clam bake, the thought that a new set of coordinates might hold something unique and special for you is neither your imagination, nor is it out of the question.

CANCER (June 21-July 20):

You can't be expected to go along with the program at a time like this. Before you start coloring outside the lines get clear about a) what it will cost you, and b) what it means to be strong enough to go there. All of your tests have made it clear enough that you didn't come here to play potsie, and you can't force yourself to play games. The need to live according to your own truth competes with the fear that you will lose it all if you do. Don't be too sure; and don't allow your fears to dictate your next move. Who knows? Things might actually improve if you break loose.

LEO (July 21-Aug. 20):

You fret too much over what's going on in other people's minds. Borrowing trouble where there is none is the last thing you need to be doing — especially now — right at the moment when everything's about to take a positive turn. The things we learned about social interaction in high school wear thin by the time we grow up. Don't let your teenage mentality take the possibility of having an intelligent relationship away from you. Whoever seems to be expecting more from you than you know how to give is in the midst of teaching you valuable lessons in the art of love.

VIRGO (Aug. 21-Sept. 20):

You do your best to stay on top of you and your stuff. The daily struggle to remain true to yourself gets complicated by the part of you that still thinks it was built for bigger and better things. We are all legends in our own mind. And whatever shape your lessons are in at the moment has nothing to do with how any of this will look a year from now. The process that you are going through is ringing up more stuff than you've had to deal with in quite a while. Lucky for you Mars is about to come along and give you a reason to keep looking up, instead of down.

LIBRA (Sept. 21-Oct. 20):

The things that look uncertain to you are begging you to get wise and trust that there are reasons for all of it. The relationship piece is up in the air because you are undergoing a process that is meant to show you how much of your soul has gotten traded off to the idea that you need more from people than they are ready, or able to give. In understanding that everything you need has to come from within before you can ever find it without you are ready to see that it may be more important for you to focus on your true yearnings than to keep trying to get blood out of a stone.

SCORPIO (Oct. 21-Nov. 20):

Stepping up, or stepping out of the box is a hell of a lot easier than whatever you were doing before you woke up! Those who know you well aren't quite sure what to make of the way your behavior is making them stop and think about their own life. The idea that when one thing changes, everything changes is running full tilt. You are no longer feeling subject to the things that kept you down. This sense of upliftment will buoy you up until it confronts you with the same choice that all of us face when things change enough to call us to turn everything around.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20):

Passive aggression makes it look like we're totally cool, but it does a number on the amount of truth one can apply to a situation. Sometimes it's better to spit it out than it is to try to disguise the fact that you can't find the words. Those closest to you support the idea that you are on your way up, but in order to get where you're going you need to stop apologizing and get on the stick. The niche you've created for yourself has a stranglehold on you. As much as it feels good to have all this support, your real gifts will atrophy if you think your fulfillment depends on staying here.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20):

I can't even begin to tell you what's going on. The best and the worst of everything could be teaching you just about anything. I have a feeling this is all about staying out of judgment and minding your own business. It's easy for you to see too much about what's going on with others. What you need to remember is it's not your job to play the cop in any of your relationships. Keep your focus on the way your own world is spinning and let whatever doesn't seem to be measuring up, or isn't going according to plan teach you how to love all of this without needing to change it.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21-Feb. 20):

Nobody truly understands this the way that you see it. To be too concerned with the fairness of things makes it seem as if you assume that anything was meant to be 'fair' on this Earth. It's a misconception. For the first time you are willing to let go of the need to have it all work out like a fairy tale. If anything, what matters most is finding a way to feel at home no matter where you are and no matter how it looks. The rules of convention no longer apply. Expecting any of this to return to normal is a fantasy. Get used to playing the Maverick and keep stretching your limits.

PISCES (Feb. 21-March 20):

Now that everything is at stake, the ones who want a piece of it are crawling out of the walls. You've seen this before. You have your Ph.D. in situations like this. At this point your only weak spot rests in the need for higher levels of discernment. If you think you're immune, guess again. Anyone with half a brain could get your number and play you as easily as the next person. Open eyes are essential. The worm in the apple is hard to see until you reach the core. With all the BS and conning you've got going on, it's time to turn on the shit detector and let it run, full blast.