Horoscopes (August 6 - 12)

ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 20):

The short fuse is all over the place. It has come hand in hand with the writing on the wall. And what's clearer to you now than it has ever been before is the codependent energy that creeps into all of your relationships. You've never had a problem holding your own. It's others who either have a problem holding theirs, or who keep you coming back for more. You know well enough how things go when "need" and "use" override the things that make it possible to be yourself. Get back to square one. It's your own life and your own work that you need to focus on right now.

TAURUS (Apr. 21-May 20):

Your sense of entitlement has its good and bad points. On the one hand, it's great to be blessed with a full sense of self worth. It solidifies you in ways that allow you to put yourself out there and get recognized. When your motives are clear, you can't fail. But when they get clouded by greed and fear, and those issues become more important than the truth, you wind up creating all kinds of madness. Right now things seem to be about facing up to what makes you tick. Getting to the bottom of that will be easier for those of you who aren't hung up on the material piece.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20):

Whoa! If you're getting whipped around by the winds of change, don't expect it to let up anytime soon. Major adjustments and reality checks have either brought you to your knees, or given you an opportunity to wake up. Reaping what we sow can be fun, but more often than not, it forces us to look at the ways in which we've fucked people over in the name of whatever we thought we were doing at the time. Depending on the way things are shaping up in your world, your process is here to put your feet to the fire, and give you one more chance to return to integrity.

CANCER (June 21-July 20):

The story is unfolding in ways that show you how important it is to let life show you what the truth is, instead of letting limited perceptions and your own subjectivity distort what's really going on. For the last eight months, you've been watching the show and getting all too clear about things that, at this point, see you hovering on the brink of total disillusionment. The road to enlightenment is paved with disillusionment, so take heart; this means you just might be waking up. The way I see it, it'll be at least five more months before you have any clarity on any of this.

LEO (July 21-Aug. 20):

Walking the line that separates the need to remain in control from the need to explode takes a million different forms. The tension in your life has been going on long enough for you to be clear about what you're feeling. It's too bad circumstances make it so hard to get around a deeper need to scream your guts out. You guys are in a vise that demands all of whatever you've got to put out right now. Luckily, there are a zillion supportive forces that are there to help you through this. Don't squander any of the love that's there for you. You're about to turn your life around.

VIRGO (Aug. 21-Sept. 20):

What can I say? Everything seems to be about the true meaning of love. All of us are getting lessons in that area that totally match whatever we have left to learn. Beyond that, the deeper questions relate to whatever your purpose involves. The constant back and forth that takes you from the mundane reality to the place of total oneness keeps you feeling a bit unreal. No, you're not crazy. In the midst of a dimensional shift, the best we can do is drop the need to control everything and surrender it all to the power of love and what's right there in front of us.

LIBRA (Sept. 21-Oct. 20):

Fretting over the small stuff implies the need to remain hung up on things that can't be changed. You don't like it when things don't look the way they're supposed to, but you're getting used to the fact that there's very little you can do about any of it. In the midst of changes that have taken their toll on your nervous system, for whatever reason, you keep chewing on the same old bone. It's OK to be pissed about what never got cleared up, but what's left is a slow drip of ire that needs to be dealt with. You may have to go back upstream to find the answer to this one.

SCORPIO (Oct. 21-Nov. 20):

The fly on the head of a pin would have an easier time than you're having, trying to negotiate the dynamics of your current reality. Wow to the idea that nothing ceases to amaze you. And in constantly having to bear witness to things that show you "who's who," you're watching the fur fly and seeing all the players expose themselves for who they really are. This could be hard if you pay too much attention to the outer stuff. Keep your eyes inward. Let your heart be open to the way things go, and be mindful of what it takes to remain in touch with your own integrity.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20):

Money isn't everything. The push to make it more important will keep you from seeing where your abundance really comes from. In the course of getting to the place where you thought you had it all, you brought much more to the table than anyone needed. It's not your fault. Your security trips and an over-the-top, "more is better" mindset are being whittled down to what really rings true for you. Don't be discouraged if others aren't as open to your master plans as you want them to be, and take this as a sign that you might not need to be heading in that direction.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20):

You have to slow down long enough to absorb what's going on. The constant push to be out there distracts you from so much of what really matters. It's not your fault that you have a huge life, but you know better than anyone that it does no good to stray so far from your core. Recent setbacks and errors in judgment are about to be corrected with actions that are bound to throw a monkey wrench into your plans. This is what happens whenever we correct things. Don't get wound up wondering if you're going down or going under. Keep the faith and expect a miracle.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21-Feb. 20):

The next few weeks will involve more running around than usual. The coming and going will involve encounters with people who either show up unexpectedly, or at the last minute. The stress of having to shift gears and stay ready for anything is huge. Find ways to lighten the pressure by maintaining a sense of humor and remembering to forgive people who know not what they do. I see a lot of "family" ties getting tangled up with the things that press all of our buttons. The need to remain objective to it all may call you to take off for parts unknown.

PISCES (Feb. 21-Mar. 20):

The "busyness" of things and the idea that everything needs to be handed over to making hay while the sun shines is about to fold into a period of retreat. To go further along your chosen path, you need to recognize the deeper need to bring everything that you've brought forward home. This will mean something different to each of you. In the end, it comes down to walking your talk and embodying every aspect of your beliefs in ways that nourish and support the continuation of life. This could mean anything from a pregnancy to its less physical counterpart, a rebirth. mt

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