Horoscopes (July 18-24)

ARIES: March 21 — April 20

All around you, there are clear signs that what you have been aiming for is about to come into being. If that's hard to fathom, prior to any rebirth a lot of things start falling away. And what seems more apparent than any glimmer of hope that you are turning a corner is the fact that you feel stuck. Everything is exactly the opposite of what it appears to be, so take heart. With what you have going on in yourself, in your work, and in your relationships, it looks to me like you are about to rebirth, redeem, and/or reinvent yourself out of the chaos that shows up whenever life turns around.

TAURUS: April 21 — May 20

In all things, it's a good idea to look at the part you play in creating them. It's easy to own the good stuff, but much harder to be accountable for the things that live on the dark side of the experiential spectrum. None of this would be an issue if you could remember that God lives in all of it. And what's even more interesting is that it's the hard lessons that yield the sweetest fruit. Don't shy away from anything and don't try to talk yourself into believing that you can blow any of this off with an affirmation or two. Dig a little deeper. Getting real is where it's at right now.

GEMINI: May 21 — June 20

What would seem to be a total no-brainer is taking way longer than anyone thought it would. This has nothing to do with the way you've handled yourself. Believe it or not, there are times when the forces that watch over us install delays that keep what seems more than doable from bearing fruit. In some cases this has to do with the fact that there are those who seek to keep you in your place — and sometimes it's all part of an important lesson that takes forever to sink in. Be patient. You've got more than what it takes to get where you're going. Give it a few more months.

CANCER: June 21 — July 20

On the cusp of changes that have no precedent, here you sit wondering if all of your core beliefs are still working for you — and maybe wondering if they ever applied. Because you've come to a bend in the road, what's happening is that the structures that you have created no longer support whatever being yourself requires. The temptation to stay put competes with bigger needs to let go, and there are fears that you will lose it all if you break free. There is more to this than meets the eye. Draw upon your faith to steer your choices. This is a huge turning point.

LEO: July 21 — Aug. 20

You are home free. Now that you've found the piece of you that had to lose itself in order to find yourself again, the desire to live and create is off the charts. What happens from here on out is bound to go up and down, but at the moment you are in a place where the fruits of your internal labors are giving you a chance to bask in the light for a while. Soak up all of it, and remember to be grateful for what spirit does for us when we bow to our lessons and do what it takes to look at the truth. The next few weeks are bound to reflect all of this goodness in ways that bless you even further.

VIRGO: Aug. 21 — Sept.r 20

You've been minding your own business and toeing the line for quite some time. At this point you've started to fall in love with whatever it's taken to restore your body, mind, and spirit. In the course of moving on to higher ground, lots of things have fallen by the wayside, only to be replaced by people and interests that have more to do with who you are now. In the next few weeks, there will be opportunities to engage with others that test the extent to which you have lost the need to diminish yourself. This is bound to blow you away but you are more than ready for it.

LIBRA: Sept. 21 — Oct.r 20

Lo and behold, there are options that weren't there a few months ago. It looks to me like the door just opened to something that holds the promise of expansion and improvement. You tend to err on the side of caution at times when a more adventurous approach is required. It comes down to what do you want for yourself and your loved ones? How much time have you got? The expression "Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today" applies to more than just your chores. The brass ring just showed up with bells on. Summon up whatever it takes to go for it.

SCORPIO: Oct. 21 — Nov. 20

You are at a point where pretty much anything goes. It's as if you're standing on the dividing line that separates the past from the future, wondering once again, "Who do I want to be when I grow up?" This is a cyclical shift and where you are at right now will either keep you where you are, or give you another shot at the title. Picking up stakes and moving on, in your relationship and in your work situation, are included in this mix, along with the possibility of relocation. When the rest of your life is on the verge of unfolding, don't let what's known and familiar hold you back.

SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 21 — Dec. 20

Your relationship situation is interesting. The story varies, but in general there is so much riding on what's up with your partner, you could use a little time off to consider your own issues. It doesn't work for any of us to get too wrapped up in other people's stories. And while it's fine to empathize, it doesn't help you or them to lose yourself. Right now, it would help if you could get real about your own affairs and your own life — because in order to be there for others, your own spirit has to be centered and strong enough to anchor and sustain them when the going gets rough.

CAPRICORN: Dec. 21 — Jan. 20

What happens next hinges on your ability to address every aspect of your experience, honestly. This may require you to rewind back to the point where the first lie got told, or to the point where you see that you made choices that were based on the fact that you didn't know any better. What you are faced with now could have easily been born out of good intention, but you know what they say about "the road to Hell." It's time to get real. Double down enough to see what you did to create this, and know that your willingness to do so is what it will take to turn things around.

AQUARIUS: Jan. 21 — Feb. 20

Things are amping up in ways that will allow you to put the pedal to the metal. Even though there is still more on your plate, everything takes place at the energetic level before it comes into manifestation. Just getting yourself to the place where you got clear enough to move forward was half of the battle. Now that you're here, the rest of the way relies 100 percent on whether or not you can walk your talk. We never know what that will mean until we get there, but the good news is you've come this far. And what lies ahead will reveal itself to you as you move on, one step at a time.

PISCES: Feb. 21 — March 20

Within the framework of a huge amount of responsibility, it might be useful to breathe deep and reflect upon what you have accomplished in the last few weeks. Yes, there is still more to do, but the hard part is over. Recognizing the fact that the balance has shifted, and the ball is totally in your court, has made you much stronger. When it's all said and done, it's as if somebody just handed you the keys to the kingdom. With that in mind, now you get to look at all of this knowing that you can do anything you want in a situation that has "Dream Come True" written all over it.

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