Horoscopes (Dec. 23-29)

Dec 23, 2015 at 1:00 am

ARIES (March 21 – April 20): You are going around the barn with too many things to expect yourself to know what's going on. Letting go is hardly your strong suit, but it would help you so much to get over needing to keep feeding that idea that you're on top of any of this. Vulnerability could take the form of letting others in on why you insist on avoiding them, or whatever the elephant in the living room happens to be. I get why you're so intent on keeping your distance. In the end you're going to need to look at what it gets you and ask yourself why life keeps asking you to step across that line.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 20): You have your own ideas about how this is supposed to work. No one is out to change your mind. It is unwise to make assumptions about others and their motives. They are not what they seem. And: they could be standing in for someone else. All of us are playing out some version of our primary wound in every relationship that comes along. You aren't here to keep asking why things never seem to match you pictures of love and safety; it's not always easy. We learn as we grow. Sooner or later we get in touch who we need to be to balance it all from the inside out.

GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): It doesn't matter what you do about this. Sooner or later it was bound to happen. For now it might work best for you to disappear, or lay low long enough for things to simmer down. The next thing could involve a merger or moves that require you to partner up. Before you consider the relative worth of hooking up with, or remaining attached to something else, stop long enough to see what it'll get you in the long run. Nobody needs to come out ahead in a situation where all bets are off and everything's equal. Think about what it's going to cost you to keep this up.

CANCER (June 21 – July 20): Something good is about to pop. If you're in luck remember: The word “ luck" derives from the concept of light. Your ability to hold space for what is of the light will determine how your luck will flow. What you're looking at now are possibilities that will greet you with open arms as long as you understand that your ego is not allowed here. The next thing on your path will meet your highest and best interests if it functions to serve the needs of the greater whole. Don't take this to mean you have to go by the book. Sometimes doing the right thing requires us to break the rules.

LEO (July 21 – August 20): If this were just about you it would be easier. Too many others, or one, super important character in your life has rearranged everything just because you woke up and smelled the coffee. Don't get down on yourself for being the one who made it possible for everyone to stop and get real for a change. I see a certain amount of chaos that will only improve if you start to see it as a natural response from the universe when even the smallest shred of truth echoes in the void. Don't dramatize what is real and natural. Ground yourself and get real enough to play your part.

VIRGO (August 21 – September 20): The next phase is already written. Others could accuse you of being stubborn, but you could be the one who knows better — at least in this particular situation. The idea that there is support for a new venue or venture will come from whatever you do to study or teach. Give your creative scope a wide lens and look at where things have already gone in your mind's eye. The sky could be the limit. For the next few months settle into honing the things that make you feel alive. Those of you who worry about the money situation, need to get over thinking that you won't be OK.

LIBRA (September 21 – October 20): You never thought you'd have to put up with some of the stuff that's been coming at you lately. Levels of disappointment obscure the fact that you're better off knowing where you stand with things than you would be if you kept nursing the illusion that people will change. Whether they do or they don't isn't up to you. Your own tune has changed enough in the last two years to be sounding a lot more relaxed than before. Still, huge tests await those of you who are about to hit 40. Living up to your visions of who you've always wanted to be is coming up for review.

SCORPIO (October 21 – November 20):You've got everything coming at you, and/or, everyone seems to want a piece of you and you're starting to wonder how things got so intense. I see children and this image includes anything that needs to be nurtured or taken care of. Don't forget that every once in a while that includes you. Others want whatever you've got. Not all of these people deserve it. Let everyone show their true colors before you decide to include their interests with your own. Matters that relate to whether you get to be the one to keep watch over things will require a high level of detachment.

SAGITTARIUS (November 21 – December 20): You took the whole hog and ran right over the top with something that has gotten to be too much. Before this is over you will have the short run all figured out but the long run will suffer if you can't stop long enough to put on the brakes. Too much of everything, and an overabundance of nearsighted choices will wind you up a creek if you aren't willing to breathe deep and look at what it's getting you. When things overflow the Hermetic Axiom would suggest that you're too far over your head to know how to back up and reverse engineer some of your recent choices.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 20): You thought you had it all figured out. From the way things look the need to regroup is becoming more apparent to you day by day. The next time you ask for advice look at whether or not the truth is what you want to hear. Your misconceptions, and your attachment to custom will screw you up if you're not careful enough to see that you can't approach this mess with the same methods that got you into it. What other people do is their business. Don't get caught up wondering if you need to take it personally. At times life just makes it difficult to connect.

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 20): You have to figure out how to get around an issue or a person that isn't going to change. To keep beating your head against the wall will drive you nuts until you remember what water can do to a rock. Pressing the issue has compressed this conflict into a standoff. Lay back and go about your business as if none of this mattered. The truth is, whoever or whatever this is about is providing you with just enough resistance to postpone actions that could easily do you in. Don't minimize their role in this. In a few months you could be eternally grateful to them for holding things up.

PISCES (Feb. 21-March 20): It's time to get back to the things that make you real. You've portioned too much of your life off to the system, or to others who don't care as much about you as you do about them. The need to give ’til the cows come home, and the idea that love means putting up with anything isn't going to get you much in the long run. You are a wellspring of compassion and unconditional love that would be better showered on your own interests, at least for now. The lesson with you is always about, knowing who's who, and having enough discernment to keep the parasites in their place.