Horoscopes (Jan. 24-30)

Jan 24, 2018 at 1:00 am

ARIES: March 21 – April 20

You could be changing your mind (and your tune) about more than a few things. Jumping prematurely into actions that had more to do with what you thought was expected, than with anything that has to do with you, has landed you in a bit of a pickle. The need to make the best of it competes with the idea that it might be better to start over. If the fact that you are overly invested in things that are no longer relevant is freaking you out, it's time to face the music. You don't need to panic, but you might as well get used to the idea that everything needs to shift.

TAURUS: April 21 – May 20

Waking up to what needs to be done is pushing you to make a few decisions. What seemed so important a few years ago is now at a place that makes you wonder what you were thinking. Elements of disillusionment have filtered in to your mind, just enough to blow it. Part of you refuses to believe it. The rest of you is busy trying to figure out how to carry on. This is one of those times when the whole ball of wax has to flip. Finding another reason to live, in the midst of the daily grind, will require a philosophical approach and a willingness to surrender the past.

GEMINI: May 21 – June 20

You have a powerful personality. With more than a few things to distract you, much of your potential is getting siphoned off to a lot of Mickey Mouse issues that don't amount to much. Be wise enough to conserve your energy for things that actually matter. Part of the problem is, you think that multiple options will increase your chances of success, when in fact, you'd do way better to haul back and focus only on what you are best at. I guess it comes down to deepening your connection to people, to your experiences, and to situations that require more devotion.

CANCER: June 21 – July 20

Between one thing and another sometimes it helps to wake up to the idea that you're not the person who was here a year ago, or even yesterday. Becoming aware of the fact that you have opened a whole new chapter would be less unsettling if your ego could let go of the need to be who you were. Recent epiphanies have shocked your system enough to make you question everything. Stories that underscore the extent to which you had to lose track of yourself in order to find your way will eventually see you picking up the pieces and putting things together again.

LEO: July 21 – Aug. 20

If it feels like everything would come together if it weren't for "so-and-so," or, if you could just get rid of "this, that, or the other thing," guess again. The truth is, there's nobody out there; every blessed thing is a reflection of some aspect of your own consciousness that has come into being just so you can see it. If that sounds depressing, the idea that it all comes down to you is actually liberating. The only thing you can rearrange is the way you see it. Before you go nuts trying to reconstitute what is outside of you, look within, and remind yourself that everything is an inside job.

VIRGO: Aug. 21 – Sept. 20

It's getting hard to figure out who you need to please. Going back and forth between what people and things require of you, and what you really need to be doing for yourself is a huge item. What also seems to be coming up is the fact that you're finally coming to terms with all the water that has gone under the bridge. Until now, your life has been one long emergency. As the dust settles on what you've had to live through, delayed emotional responses are bringing up all kinds of stuff. It's high time. As the truth comes to light you will get a clearer sense of where to go from here.

LIBRA: Sept. 21 – Oct. 20

You've managed to come out on top of a situation that had "train wreck" written all over it. Plowing through the wreckage is where it's at for many of you. Making sense of it all will see you needing to patch up some of the things that got damaged on the way. As you work through the issues that put you in this position, getting real about where you went wrong and being strong enough to learn from your mistakes is bound to change your behavior and create a whole new set of rules for your relationships. This is an intense and mind-blowing process. Go easy on yourself.

SCORPIO: Oct. 21 – Nov. 20

You'd do well to keep an eye on what you want from people who have no way to fulfill your expectations. It's easy to project what you think needs to be going on onto other people. The problem is they are not living your version of reality. More than anything, it's your turn to get the picture when it comes to giving them all the space and time in the world to do what they need to do for themselves. You could argue that you only have their best interests in mind but if you think about it for five minutes, you have absolutely no idea what their best interests are at this point.

SAGITTARIUS: Nov.21 – Dec. 20

It isn't hard to see how much you care. In some cases it might make a difference, but, in the long run you could find yourself regretting the fact that you wasted so much of yourself on something that didn't pan out. This is about finding out what people are made of. Having placed your bets on whoever is sitting on this pedestal, in your quieter moments the thought that you gave them way more credit than they deserved nips at your heels. In the midst of the deepest wish to make all of this take a happy turn, there is a whiff of narcissism in the room that could mess up everything.

CAPRICORN: Dec. 21 - Jan. 20

Once you stop looking for results you will get where you need to go. The idea that something needs to happen, in a certain way, at a certain time makes you the biggest obstacle to your own success. So much of who you are is stuck on the idea that your master plan is the only possible approach, when in fact the way things turn out finds its own way, and has its own rhythm. It would be good to stop pushing long enough to bring the best possible outcome to bear on things that have either gone over the top, or that have been made too complicated by previous mistakes in judgment.

AQUARIUS: Jan. 21 – Feb. 20

There is some third-party interference that is making it hard to get the job done. Either that or it's making it hard to get your needs met. Whatever this is about, it's time to figure out how to be a grown-up about it. The ones who seem to be stepping on your toes are too out of touch with what works to know better. At times like this there's no way to confront people or approach things directly. A good strategy is in order. It may even be time to split. Detach yourself from the situation, assess your options, and stay cool enough to deal with their insecurities.

PISCES: Feb. 21 – March 20

Wondering how to make what appears to be a tough situation into something you can live with is where it's at right now. If this is the last thing you ever thought you would be doing I wouldn't be surprised. In some cases all it comes down to is being smart enough to take the good with the bad. The "up" side of things has to do with what will come of it once you find your way through the hard part. Others are well aware of how much this is taking out of you. Finding ways to replenish yourself at the end of the day will require an internal focus and a quieter, less-is-more attitude.