Horoscopes (July 22-28)

This week's Horoscopes are coming out under the light of a late-Virgo, almost Libra Moon, with the Sun standing on the threshold of the cusp that separates the sign of the Crab from the sign of the Lion. For more than one reason this is an auspicious time. The next few weeks will give all of us a chance to bear witness to what we have created and let the Fates decide what to make of it.

With the Sun getting ready to change signs, the Moon in its Void-of-Course mode, Venus newly ensconced in the sign where the sacred and the profane become one, and the Heliacal Rising of Sirius loaning mythic proportions to what for the ancient Egyptians was the most powerful point in the yearly cycle, all of us are experiencing changes that are bound to be putting our feet to the fire.

On top of all of this, within a week we will reach what in the Mayan Calendar is known as "The Day Out of Time". In both the Mayan and the Egyptian traditions the 25th of July is the annual reset point for everything in creation. On the physical level it marks the date where the rains come to flood the earth and fertilize the soil, so that its bounty can continue to nourish and supply us with life. The Day Out of Time is the moment when all of life takes a deep breath and gives itself 24 hours to 'Be' in the still point, where everything merges into oneness, long enough for us to see where we're at and emerge from that point with a clear vision for the future.

As most of you know, it is hard to make predictions for every member of every sign; each of us has a hundred different combinations of planets and signs affecting our lives and our personalities. Within these differences, there is no way to accurately assess how the week will play out from person to person. However, given some of the influences that are affecting all of us right now, the one thing I can say for sure is that we are coming to terms with whatever's left of our hardest lessons. Regardless of what people try to tell you, each and every one of us is at the bottom line, at a moment in time when all of us are being called to rise above it, and shine.

Getting closure on the things that have yet to be revealed is a huge part of this story. Being torn by what our fears dictate and what our hearts keep calling us to do, being unable to know what is really required from us in our relationships - and having our addiction to money play too much of a role in our decision making processes - ALL of these things are where most of us are getting snake bit. The drama will increase in direct proportion to any unwillingness we have to come to terms with ourselves, and any refusal we have to forgive those who have trespassed against us.

With the asteroid Astraea sitting in the middle of Galactic Center, the whole issue of being centered in the still point, suspended between the past and what we create here in the "Now" is intensified to the Nth degree. As far as the past goes, it is over. The future is created from moment to moment. Plowing through the wreckage of whatever's left to be dealt with, will be easier for those of us who understand that all of it happened in spite of us, not because of us - and now is the time to move beyond "our stuff", and use whatever it has taught us to bear witness, and get one step closer to the Truth.

As the Day Out of Time approaches, consider your place in the scheme of things, give thought to what it might mean to use the Heart of the Leo Sun to breathe new life into every aspect of your experience, keep walking your talk at all times, and enjoy this weeks' 'scopes.

ARIES (March 21-April 20): You are fine. Stop using all your mental energy worrying about how this is going to go. With more than enough support, you will find some unusual people coming out of the woodwork. It's up to you to know who's here to help and who's here to make things harder. Those close to your situation care enough to go out of their way. Others could be here for the beer. As long as you are smart enough to know who's who, and keep your ego in check, you will be free and clear within a month or three. Keep your nose to the grindstone and let hard work free your mind.

TAURUS (April 21-May 20): You can't force your will on things. It's a tough lesson for you. The whole idea that you are having a hard time getting things to manifest isn't easy to reconcile. It might be time to see that others have their own way of doing things. What you envision needs to be considered in light of that or things just aren't gonna fly. For the past 7 years you've had to handle things all by yourself. As life shifts into a whole new gear the old patterns are worn out and what got you by in the past won't get you going now. If you're smart you'll drop the reins and try a new approach.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): What can I say? You have so much going on the last thing you need is my two cents. As others try to figure out what it will take to get you to get off the Merry-Go-Round, you keep dreaming up new ways to keep your life afloat. It's gotten a little crazy. Issues within the family are slightly messed up. Any hard feelings need to be addressed with more tolerance than you have on your plate at the moment. Give yourself a little while longer to process your rage, but don't keep it going any longer than you have to. None of us have time to hold a grudge — give it up.

CANCER (June 21-July 20): You aren't sure enough about anything to know where this will go but you don't care. At this point you just want to keep things as simple as possible. The desire to keep food on the table has you wondering whether your money situation will shift into a new gear. As far as that goes, there is no set path to follow and the one you're on is working fine for now. The pressure to be 100 percent for everyone but yourself has those who care a little worried about you. Everything is up in the air. Your energy and your emotions are in high focus. Keep riding it out till the fall equinox.

LEO (July 21-Aug. 20): Say "Hello" to the idea that all of this is happening for your benefit. It may not seem that way at first; after all, you've been through so much. What you are less aware of is that coming out on the other side of any experience, we reach a point where we see why it needed to happen — and this is what changes us. You may have to go around the barn one more time before this is over. By the time the seasons change the ground under your feet will feel more steady and secure than it has in a while. Keep the light on and expect visitors to show up to distract you for up to a week or two.

VIRGO (Aug. 21-Sept. 20): You are still here doing what's expected, but you have the strange feeling that something else is getting ready to pop up and change all of this. The gears are in neutral and you are definitely primed for something beyond what's been in your face for the last few years. The need to dispel your anxiety (along with the thought that none of us are ever 100 percent sure we're on the right track) will go a long way to letting you be OK with sitting back and watching the show. How things play out will depend entirely on whether or not you are able to let life show you where to go.

LIBRA (Sept. 21-Oct. 20): You get too wound up about things that need to be left behind. Give it up! The pictures you created had nothing to do with what you needed and they bore no relationship to the lessons that are coming down on you now. Instead of hanging around waiting around for people to change, or keep up with the hope that you need to baby sit for a broken dream, start thinking about where you could be and what needs to happen to keep you from turning to stone. This is a little nuts, for sure, but you have been here before and it's time to pick yourself up and start all over again.

SCORPIO (Oct. 21-Nov. 20): HAfter God knows how much tension you have finally squeaked out enough creative energy to see that you weren't crazy to stick this out. For sure things are a lot tighter in the financial sphere than they've been in a while, but who cares? You have enough. What matters is where things are going and how much you can rely on others to hold on the their part of the bargain. It will take about two months to know for sure if you can count on any of the stuff that's coming alive in your life at the moment — as long as money doesn't become an issue, from what I can see.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20): You have everything going for you. It would be great if you had someone to watch your back. You've been there for others too many times and it matters to you that no one seems to notice how much you've taken on and how much you need their support. Within all of this you know you can handle just about anything — you've been doing it all your life — so it's not about being weak or feeling insecure. It's just that now, for the first time in your life you need a Mommy, or a Daddy, or some loving soul to show up just long enough to remind you how strong you are.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20): The ebb and flow keeps going up and down. Not knowing what's next has you thinking that maybe you better focus on what works out best whenever life forces us to get real. You are in the thick of things that have everything riding on time and the actions of others. To a certain extent you are beholden to people but only up to a point. In situations where it's obvious that your input is unwanted and/or being diminished, you better think twice. The need to keep things on an even keel shouldn't be confused with remaining stuck in circumstances that are stifling your growth.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21-Feb. 20): You are just beginning to tap into your reason for being here — here on this planet, and here in the situation that you are currently in. So much has been tied up for so long it'll be good to feel like you know what you're doing. Some of it is bound to involve kids — your own, or other people's — along with the possibility of a new job, one that fits your needs a little better. There is still a lot of ground to cover but the openings that keep showing up to give you a way out have been heaven sent. Keep watching the signs and keep your head clear enough to see what is needed.

PISCES (Feb. 21-March 20): You wish you could say this was perfect. You're having a tough time with a situation or an individual that isn't living up to your expectations. With too much already invested, here you sit, hoping and praying that your most recent foray into the realm of movement and change, isn't some half baked folly that is bound to boomerang you right back to square one. Whether things fly or they don't isn't up to me. You will know from the reception you get, and how things feel intuitively. And then again, don't be surprised if something pops up to turn this whole thing around.

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