Horoscopes (Jan. 21-27)

ARIES (March 21-April 20):

It's hard to say what's going on. The surface of your life is too chaotic to know for sure how it'll look at the end of the day. As everything circles around you, it's all about you. The need to be 100 percent clear as to who's running the show is about to turn you into the Ringmaster at your own little circus. Others are lining up to make you think you need them for one reason or another. Before you let anyone tell you how it's going to go, keep your eye on the thought that they are there to remind you that people like you always do better when they know enough to work alone.

TAURUS (April 21-May 20):

It's time to put some horns on whatever's going on because you've had it with playing to the crowd. The next time you go all out for people and things that bore you to tears, or try your patience, give yourself five seconds to "Just Say No" before you subject yourself to more of the same old nonsense. Misgivings as to whether or not you misjudged this situation don't need to hang you up any longer than they have to. It's either stay with it and be the one who rejuvenates the whole thing, or wake up to the fact that you would be better off anywhere but here.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20):

After all of this, you're wondering if it was worth it. The energy that you've spent trying to make a dent in this situation has backfired to the point where you need to stop and check in with yourself. The need to maneuver around people and their issues has kept you from seeing that you are better off doing your own thing. On another level, this is freaking you out. The idea that you won't be able to make it without someone or something is huge. If it keeps you awake at night, try to remember what brought you here and be open to the thought that it's time for a change.

CANCER (June 21-July 20):

You've got too much going on to pin it down to one thing. The changes that you face go back to stuff that is older than time. Finding a way to reinvent yourself when there doesn't seem to be anything left of you is going to require a lot of faith and a little magic. Don't be held back by whatever it is that makes it so hard for you to get to the bottom of your stuff. It'll be like pulling teeth but once you get down to the bottom line, there's nothing left but the truth. At the moment, returning to a place where you can live according to your own rules is where you need to go.

LEO (July 21-Aug. 20):

The way things are going you deserve a medal for keeping it all under control. It hasn't been easy. Whatever it is that you're doing to keep the light on, what could be a total train wreck is about to turn into one of those things you could write a story about. Don't lose faith in your ability to be the one who has to handle this. There is so much to learn from the hard stuff. Others won't be able to appreciate any of it until you make peace with them and remind them that love isn't scarce — and your ability to share it with others takes nothing away from them.

VIRGO (Aug. 21-Sept. 20):

Is it any wonder that you've wound up in a tailspin? After plowing through whatever it took you to get this far, you're just about ready to collapse. If it isn't physical, it's the emotional fatigue that comes from holding too much on your shoulders for far too long. Don't expect anyone to come to the rescue; it's not about being saved. This time it's about stepping back far enough to look at yourself and realize that it's your turn to pour your heart into your own work, and your own sense of purpose. Whatever that turns out to be is being birthed as we speak: stay open to it.

LIBRA (Sept. 21-Oct. 20):

The long haul is one of those things that we have to go through now and then. In the course of being tied to it, we are changed by what it teaches us. As the stars line up to fortify your center line, the extent of your current difficulties will fade in the face of what you learn from them. None of this is necessarily apparent; it's an inside job at this point. You are just about ready to take what seemed like it was about to go kaput, on to the next level. In the mean time, bringing things to fruition is going to require you to remain true to whatever the creation process requires.

SCORPIO (Oct. 21-Nov. 20):

Is it that time of the month, or did you decide to leave town? Those who know you well don't even know where you went. Is it the changing of the guard on the emotional front that keeps your life so close to your chest? Elements of paranoia are always at play and the potential to be making things up in your head and convincing yourself that they're true could be keeping you from having a good time, with whoever 'hasn't been around in a while'. You don't need to hide out forever. Come up for air. It's time to reconnect and bring your light back to the fire.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20):

The way things look, you're pulling the strings on things that have been tangled up since day one. Between your stuff and their stuff the potential for a snarl outweighs the possibility that this'll be easy. And it's one of those times when none of the usual tricks will work to solve the current need to make everything OK. No vacation, no weekend getaway, no new distraction has the capacity to cover the writing on the wall. Your next move is pivotal. Be aware that you are not right about everything and back off long enough to let this tangle to come undone by itself.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20):

You've had enough and are in no mood to keep pretending that you're indifferent to all of this. All of a sudden, whatever you're up to matters more than anything. Within the sense that you are exactly where you want to be, the fear of commitment keeps you tied to the idea that it'll kill you to get into this. There is no way to know anything for sure. Your mind thinks it has things all figured out; but the heart don't lie — and you are on the verge of one of those experiences that will change you and everything about you, forever. Surrender to it willingly. It's all you can do.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21-Feb. 20):

This is the most amazing time. No matter how much you think you need to change things, there is something vital in the way it's going, right at this moment. Take the time to re-examine every aspect of what you have created. Inside this work, the window to the future is opening — and you are about to pass through it, into a realm that is way out of your comfort zone. Don't be misled by what looks like it's more of the same. There's another thing coming, something that will turn this around and help you to see that life is meting out its terms and encouraging you to move on.

PISCES (Feb. 21-March 20):

You go back and forth on too many things. It's one thing to be flexible, and quite another to be totally spaced out. As others mislead you into thinking that you need to be doing something with them, pay attention to the signs, and look closely at the company they keep. You offer so much benefit to the doubt, those of you who can't see who's who, all I can say is, I hope you wake up before it's too late. In some cases there is more than enough room for trust. But this is definitely a test, and you need to be able to see through things and read between the lines to make the grade.

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