Horoscopes (July 5-11)

ARIES (March 21- April 20):

This is less about going back to the drawing board than it is with making something with what you have. It's taken too much, and it's been too long — starting over again? At this moment you have everything you need. The one thing that's missing is the idea that it's a) enough, or b) that you need someone else to do it for you. By now life has taught you that in your world everything is up to you. This time, what happens from here on out depends on the extent to which you're willing to release everything that weakens your confidence and/or erodes your faith in the work at hand.

TAURUS (April 21 -May 20):

Keeping it together when you're running on a wing and a prayer takes a clear mind and a creative approach. You'll get more from handling this yourself than you will if you keep looking for someone else to show up with a solution. With an array of forces to contend with, vigilance and faith are the name of the game. Those closest to you may need you more than you need them and can only be relied upon up to a point. As the next few weeks unfold there will be more than one opportunity to jump the boundaries that have kept you from finding your way.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20):

Too much pressure is being brought to bear on things that require a lighter touch. It would be easier to tell you to relax if I could be sure that you had faith in the idea that you're bound to succeed. Sure; things have been insane, and a lot of what you thought would last forever has fallen through the cracks — at the same time, you're savvy enough to know that everything goes up and down, and most of it is out of our hands. This is why I'm telling you to relax enough to move in and out of these fluctuations knowing that none of it has the power to hold you back.

CANCER (June 21-July 20):

Whatever's taking forever is about to turn a corner. Whoever has been holding you back has changed their tune. Something inside has shifted enough to move these mountains in your outer reality. As new patterns begin to merge into a normal routine, you begin to see what's happening and have a clearer view of the horizon. More work is required before you'll see where this is going. Other people have their own ideas about it. You can take their needs into account, but only up to a point. Both of you need to want for each other what the other wants for themselves.

LEO (July 21-Aug. 20):

You can't take all of this on yourself. It's time to detach and reclaim the space that you've given up so that others can have it their way. Getting dragged into games that you don't even know the rules to looks like it'll be part of the scenery for a while. If you find yourself getting invited to do anything that looks like it's too good to be true, think twice before you jump in and say "Yes." With a huge opportunity to move down a whole new path, the last thing you need is to get stuck here. Life is bigger than you've allowed it to be, and your Soul is calling you to break out.

VIRGo (Aug. 21-Sept. 20):

You keep going as if everything is in apple pie order, when inside, you're shaky as Hell. In some cases, it's less about falling apart than it is about finding another reason to live. This happens to all of us in regularly timed cycles. At the point where the old story gets traded in for a new one, it's foolish to make predictions about how it'll all turn out. With so much good stuff mixed in with this uncertainty, it looks to me like you'll have plenty of chances to weave something miraculous into being and be able to make the best of it for a long time to come.

LIBRA (Sept. 21-Oct. 20):

You're not alone in wondering why people never cease to amaze you! Watching others play their games has taught you so much. You've become an expert at seeing through everything. For the next month or so, keep those who have unfinished business with you at arm's length and consider the reality of your mundane affairs with an eye to tying up loose ends and making the most of your spiritual connections. You're entering a time where your most basic lessons are opening your heart and showing you how important it is to let love be your guiding principle.

SCORPIO (Oct. 21-Nov. 20):

You didn't realize how much you had to give up to make things happen. Regardless of how much this has cost you, the rest of your life stands on whatever you've brought to the occasion. Don't assume that you're free and clear. Those of you who had nothing to gain for all of your giving are realizing the full meaning of the expression — "what goes around comes around." With feelings of amazement, you can't believe how lucky you are. Those of you who are still stuck to the idea that you got the short end of the stick have to find a way to live with the thought that you earned it.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20):

You've learned how to take the good with the bad. The next few weeks will bring more than one issue to a head. It's not what happens to us, it's about how we choose to relate to it. You're entering a phase where everything will work out better if you can figure out how to let things slide. You are an easygoing type — at least that's how it looks. Internally, there are too many things that you feel strongly about for you to hold an easygoing stance for too long. Keeping your cool when it comes to things that rile you up will test your "smiley face" this week.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20):

Going into any new territory, it's wise to take baby steps. When you're playing with fire, it's even more essential to take it slow. If you thought this would all come together in a heartbeat you see now that there's some groundwork yet to be laid. Going back to things that you've done before in order to keep the home fires burning will do wonders for your attitude and give you a perspective on the virtues of looking for slow progress in limited areas. Power issues underlie the current scenario. Keep those things in check, and don't let other people lord their stuff over you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21-Feb. 20):

You know exactly what to do. Contemplating whatever's next, you're 99 percent sure how to get from A to B. On so many levels, you've already got this covered. From here on out, the wind in your sails will carry you through. Looking around, you're wondering if after all these years, and all this work and effort, are things about to come true? Believing in miracles, and taking heart from the encouragement that you're getting from so many others, you're ready to have things go your way. Take a deep breath and prepare for everything to turn around and change for the better.

PISCES (Feb. 21-March 20):

You're in the middle of a story that is getting confused by other people and their complications. As much as you want to be the answer to their prayers, you've got too much on your plate to be handling what they can't. Re-evaluating some of your more recent decisions will inspire you to lose the need to go along with everyone's program. You've been misled by one too many low-lifes to be so accommodating. Even though it means the world to you to keep these connections alive, whatever you're trying to revive never had a chance or was never there to begin with.

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