Horoscopes (Dec. 30-Jan. 5)

Dec 30, 2015 at 1:00 am

ARIES (March 21-April 20): You can't wait for things to move one way or another. As the force of fate waves its hand over your reality, you have everything invested in a situation that is about to meet its climax. At times like this there is not a whole lot one can do. It's like you've turned in your exam and it's too late to change any of the answers you've given. As the wheel of karma traces your actions and holds them up against what's true, you can't do much but show up and remain mindful of the ways in which the law of attraction can sometimes backfire and draw to us the very thing that we resist.

TAURUS (April 21-May 20): So much rides on the way you handle this. Thank god you know what you're doing. And even if you don't, as long as you stay in the moment and don't cave in to what other people and their agendas require, you will be fine. There is a huge amount of beneficial energy propping up your plans. With this wind in your sails, don't let your ego blow you out of the water. At times like this the only danger is letting greed and the idea that more is better get in the way. Don't ignore this stroke of luck that will bring rewards to those of you who have actually done your homework.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You didn't come here to live a simple or trivial life. This idea has been swimming around in your head long enough for you to be ready for a change. And it looks like you're right on top of a big one. I can't tell you how it's going to turn out, but I can tell you that it's safe to let yourself go and allow something to transform what has gotten too small. You may not be as sure as you would like to be about going for it. If there are a million reasons for this, I totally understand but it's time to trade your security trips in for a life that vibrates at a much higher frequency.

CANCER (June 21-July 20): You've got all kinds of stuff going on. So much of it appears to be coming from other people, you spend a lot of time wishing you could change them. As you tiptoe around trying to smooth things over, doing your best to make it all OK, you're beginning to realize a few things. Waking up to the idea that it's not your job to be a vending machine for whatever people want or need has slammed you up against a brick wall. Now that you're here, you see that you, and your own needs are a total mystery. Figuring out what's up with that will make it easier to move on from here.

LEO (July 21-Aug. 20): You never dreamed you would wind up doing this. Reflecting back on how one thing has led to another, you wish you had been taking notes. Nothing we do has anything to do with the way we think things are supposed to go. Sifting through the wreckage the deeper part of you is always aiming to understand it. Those closest to you can be relied upon to be there as they have in the past. You've given your all to a situation that is about to be blessed with possibilities that will give you more room to breathe than you've had in a long time. Be open to changes for the better.

VIRGO (Aug. 21-Sept. 20): You've gotten to the bottom of more stuff than you've had to process in ages. This level of introspection requires guts. Now that you've run that gauntlet the sense that something has changed is real, but it's too new for you to actually see where things are. Don't get too analytical. You know that certain things are true. Keep your heart to the wheel and remain as real as you can when it comes to people. Putting too much stock in anyone invites disappointment. Love everyone enough to let them show you who they are. Loan your trust to those who are true.

LIBRA (Sept. 21-Oct. 20): To try to put you in a nutshell feels like an exercise in futility this week. You could be scaling the heights of ecstasy or moving in a totally opposite direction. The lesson seems to be about extremes teaching you that the only way to stay sane is to try to find some sense of balance within the reconciliation of opposites. In plain English, all this means is you're going up and down, moving between fear and faith, or confronting things you never thought you'd have to know about yourself. Welcome to the land of transformation. Do your best to stay grounded.

SCORPIO (Oct. 21-Nov. 20): If it isn't one thing it's another. You are no stranger to chaos. What's great about this stretch of craziness is — it isn't anything you haven't seen before. In and around a few weeks of interference the long-term picture is looking better than ever. For some reason whoever's in charge is happy with the way you do things, and your spirits are higher than they've been in a while. Thankfully you're never one to let false confidence get the best of you. If you stay true to yourself and the task at hand, the good faith you create will rain blessings down on you and the ones you love.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20): Don't overdramatize this and don't apply your need for certainty to people who are totally up in the air about everything. Hello!? How can you possibly expect them to live up to your expectations when they can't even live up to their own? Ask yourself what it is that causes you to lay down the law when you know inside that you don't have that right? Tightening up on other people when it's obvious that they need plenty of room won't do anything for you, or them. Loosen up and trust them enough to draw their own boundaries. They will love you for it.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20): You wish you felt stronger about your next move. As much as the signs suggest that you're heading down the right road, your gut isn't half as enthusiastic about it. You have reasons to doubt your decision making skills that date back to the first time you ever misjudged yourself. Don't get hung up on what used to be. What's going on now is there to show you that you just might have learned something. If that is the case then what happens next could turn out to be a blind date with your wildest dreams, and enough freedom and support to start all over again.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21-Feb. 20): Now that the big stuff appears to be under control, you're looking at the reality of your situation with a clearer sense of what's going on. Nothing is perfect, and you aren't totally in touch with how to proceed, but you know what to avoid and you're also in touch with the fact that others have their own row to hoe. Paying less attention to their stuff has shown you how much of yours is still open to question. For the next few weeks you have a chance to make a little hay and get ready for the next round of craziness; that's right folks — there's more insanity on the road ahead.

PISCES (Feb. 21-March 20): Your mind has been blown about too many things; you don't know what to make of it. With a lot of new ideas and possibilities on your plate, many of you are too busy to reflect upon what needs the most attention. Health issues lie at the center of things for many of you. News that relates to things that showed up on the screen two weeks ago will be positive enough to make you feel safe about moving forward. Outside of that there are questions that involve how far you are willing to go on behalf of others. The rule of thumb is, go as far as you can for those who meet you halfway.