Horoscopes (August 13 - 20)

ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 20):

You'd be a lot better off without all the nonsense that tells you things aren't going to work. There's no difference between that attitude and the one that says, "It has to be a certain way or I don't wanna play." "My way or the highway" solutions are anathema to whatever you need to accomplish. Nobody can tell you what to do, but your sense of empowerment has to have something to fill it or you won't be able to make this work the way you see it in your mind's eye. This is about coming to terms with more than just the thought of what it takes to get you off.

TAURUS (Apr. 21-May 20):

You haven't figured out how to get around certain people. It's interesting to watch you use every possible strategy to get them to see things your way. Ordinarily it's neither here nor there to you which way the wind blows. In this situation, it seems to matter more than anything. The saying goes that we attract whatever we resist. Loosely translated, that means that if you keep wanting things to change, they probably won't. Going into acceptance is always the key. And most of the time people respond better to everything when they're not being pushed, or judged, or criticized.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20):

You are so happy about the way things are going, it's amazing to see how good it can get when everyone has the right attitude. For such a long time, you've had more than enough of the kinds of things that make the rest of us want to curl up and die. Now that you're in safer territory, the possibilities are endless and you're wondering where to go next. Depending on your situation, it looks like the outer limits of success will require you to rearrange some of the mundane stuff, revamp the systems that power the infrastructure, and get out of the box as far as you can.

CANCER (June 21-July 20):

You could do this with your eyes closed. Somehow or other you've gotten into a very comfortable rut, and you can't figure out why you feel like you're sleepwalking. Believe me when I tell you this isn't your thing. It's time to sweep the dust off whatever you don't want to see and clear the decks for a new beginning. You may not be feeling it now, but it's coming. In situations like this, it's always better to break free before the universe does it for you. Look around. Any signs of imbalance are there to show you exactly how much needs to change.

LEO (July 21-Aug. 20):

Things are a little nuts, but what the hell? This is better than you've had it in a long time. Without leading you to think that it will go on forever, it's pretty obvious that you're on a roll. It's time to get out there and work it. If you can do this without letting your ego get out of control, you're going to find that it will take you everywhere. It's almost as if you've arrived at the terminal where the rest of your life is getting ready to take off. Don't let your attachments tie you down, or hold you back. Let them go, and trust that the ones that matter will be there forever.

VIRGO (Aug. 21-Sept. 20):

You could ease up a little. Relative to work and your boundaries, it's time to loosen up. If you've shut people off, forgive them and get over it. You need all the allies you can get right now. When it comes to putting your work before everything else, you're crazy to think that anything grows under this much pressure. While I understand your need to stay on top of things, the inner stuff has to be nurtured or there will be nothing to support those visions. Maybe it comes down to this: All work and no play is no good for anyone. Give yourself a break and go do something unexpected.

LIBRA (Sept. 21-Oct. 20):

You don't quite understand why this is happening, but who said you needed to figure it out? Most things wither under too much analysis. And it's a weird twist of fate that whenever we think we know what's going on, we're oftentimes totally clueless. So while you may have a way to pigeonhole this, good luck knowing as much about where it's going. At this point, you would be far better off taking one day at a time and waiting for others to prove themselves — or giving yourself more time to see if you need to get too involved with anything that might hold you back.

SCORPIO (Oct. 21-Nov. 20):

The way things are going, the best you can do is keep your foot in the door and make sure every other option is open. The see-saw is at a balance point after a tremendous amount of upheaval, and what you're wondering is "Should I be doing something about this, or do I just hang in there and ride this out?" You can never know too many things with absolute surety, but this is one of those times when it's your gut that will tell you exactly what to do when the time comes. Worry less, pray more, and hold steady with whatever it is that needs your strength and support.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20):

Facing our demons is what life in the Third Dimension is all about. If you think there's any way around it, you haven't been paying attention. Lately, most of the ghosts that haunt you have settled into their respective compartments and aren't making too much noise. Those of you who have already found a way to get free of that stuff are well on your way to a whole new life. If it's time to move, don't hesitate. If you're still in the throes of trying to settle up with whatever form your difficulties take, look back to see if it's time to review choices that were made seven years ago.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20):

Doubts about things that have come to pass because you're too damned suspicious are your own creation. Don't assume that everyone has an angle. In this situation, whoever you're not in the mood to trust is totally straight up; they've done nothing to warrant this level of mistrust. It's one thing to be able to see past appearances, but you're digging too deep. If you can back off enough to realize that you've overreacted to something that bears no resemblance to the way you see it, you might be able to redeem a situation that could benefit every aspect of your life.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21-Feb. 20):

You aren't as driven — and you don't need to be, so whatever comes out of the next few months looks like it will be a product of things that got going long before now. You see enough goodness coming out of your efforts to make it worth it to keep it up. As you assess the situation and try to figure out how to manage it, give yourself permission to be inventive in your approach and find ways to make your own life as fun as you can. The more you give yourself better things to do, the more the people who depend on you and your life as a whole will flourish and improve.

PISCES (Feb. 21-Mar. 20):

You're a little too gun-shy to jump into this with both feet. At the same time, something tells you it's safe to go ahead and go for it because it feels right. For someone who's just beginning to listen to their heart, you're doing better with it than most; and this is the key to everything right now. Be less concerned with what other people think. Don't worry so much about what makes sense. You're at a point where you can move forward to embrace things that will deepen your connection to yourself and open possibilities for love that you never thought would come again. mt

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