Horoscopes (November 12 - 17)

ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 20):

Facing our demons is what life in the Third Dimension is all about. If you think there's any way around it, you haven't been paying attention. Lately, most of the ghosts that haunt you have settled into their respective compartments and aren't making too much noise. Those of you who have already found a way to get free of that stuff are well on your way to a whole new life. If it's time to move, don't hesitate. If you're still in the throes of trying to settle up with whatever form your difficulties take, look back to see if it's time to review choices that were made six years ago.

TAURUS (Apr. 21-May 20):

You've had enough of the high life. What used to be your favorite arena is too full of nothing to warrant spending time there. Stretch that thought to suit your own scenarios; this is about whatever you're doing losing its meaning. Stay in close touch with the newly begotten desire to slow down and listen to yourself. Things have been so weird, for so long, you're not sure where to go for anything anymore. That's OK. Think of it this way; by definition, when life loses its meaning, all it means is we're about to find it again. Perk up. This is a new beginning.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20):

You can't live your normal life and keep your sensitivities accurately tuned to what's going on inside you right now. The thought that you have to keep up appearances at a time when you would just as soon be dancing in the moonlight, or going off on a Vision Quest, must make you wonder what you're doing here. It's never too late to set yourself free, my friend. You know that you've had it up to here with the way things are, and you're just as clear that you need to be off on the tip of your arrow. It's a no-brainer. Only you can cut the cord that ties you to normal.

CANCER (June 21-July 20):

Caught between one thing and another, or trying to figure out how to be in two places at once, is where it's at right now. If there was ever a time to let go of the need to have everything under control, this is it. As much as your heart longs for stability and a sense of security and belonging, those things only become constant when they live in us. Once you figure out how to embody them, it doesn't really matter how schizophrenic life gets. The only thing I can give you in the form of advice is: love yourself enough to tell the truth and let your heart rule your actions.

LEO (July 21-Aug. 20):

Everything you do is being guided by the force that speaks to you through your conscience. You've finally figured out that fate and free will are one and the same thing. With this in mind, the only prescription you can follow in your current situation will be the one you write for yourself. Don't let cultural or peer pressure force you to be something that you're not. And don't let those close to you give you the run around: Life and love are about giving everyone plenty of room to be themselves. Their expectations and what will work for you are two different things.

VIRGO (Aug. 21-Sept. 20):

It could very well be that others have a better sense of what you need than you do. Don't let your blind spots obscure the fact that there is no way anyone in your shoes could be objective to this. As much as it might pain you to toe some kind of line, or refrain from pursuing whatever it is that you're hooked on, at the moment, you are in grave danger of getting hung up in your own path. You know as well as I do that you're always the last one to admit that you're clueless. If there were ever a time to stop being so stubborn about the wrong things, you're looking at it now.

LIBRA (Sept. 21-Oct. 20):

You are getting pulled back and forth by a choice that would be easier to make if you weren't so heavily invested in saving face, or in trying to prove to everyone that you knew what you were doing when you made your last move. Anyone can see that it's time to cut your losses and get back to square one. Others are more than willing to embrace any changes you want to make – and you need to stop futzing around and get real. This is no time to be complicating your life with more drama than it already has. Pull yourself together and start focusing on what counts.

SCORPIO (Oct. 21-Nov. 20):

You keep trying to do everything right. It's heroic the way you make every effort to make things work and to be the kind of person you can live with. I'm not here to tell you to cut it out, but there's a point where you've got to lighten up. Your inner child has forgotten how to play. The company you keep keeps you in an uptight little box. It's time to stretch out and see what it's like to not have to be perfect. Changing your tune won't be that hard. If you're not sure how to go about it, I heartily suggest that you show up on karaoke night and make a total fool of yourself.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20):

This is getting ridiculous. How long have you been debating over this one? I don't know what it's all about, but I can see that you're wondering how much it will cost you to get involved, or get out. There are two things you need to think about. One is: Sometimes people need you more than you need them. The other thing is: Will this weaken or strengthen you? In a lot of ways you'd be better off on your own. But if this seems like a really good bet, go ahead and do it. As long as you don't have to bow too much to compromise, it'll be worth it to take the risk.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20):

Doubts about things that have come to pass because you're too damned suspicious are your own creation. Don't assume that everyone has an angle. In this situation, whomever you're not in the mood to trust is totally straight-up; they have done nothing to warrant this level of mistrust. It's one thing to be able to see past appearances, but you're digging too deep. If you can back off enough to realize that you've overreacted to something that bears no resemblance to the way you see it, you might be able to redeem a situation that could benefit every aspect of your life.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21-Feb. 20): You could go either way with whatever's coming up. Part of you likes the idea that everything looks like it's working; another part of you is wondering why you're not bored with it. All I can tell you is that there is an opening for something new to be created if you can remain true to yourself. There's nothing wrong with your existing goals. Before you continue with them you'd be wise to check in with whether those dreams are relevant to the times we're in and to the person you've become. Think about that before you make any decision to root yourself here.

PISCES (Feb. 21-Mar. 20):

You aren't too sure why you can't deal with this, but you know that it doesn't feel right. It's OK to say no to things. It looks to me like others have boundary issues that make it hard for them to see that they assume too much when they say that you owe them something. Aside from that, you get the sense that they're either insincere or they just aren't what they appear to be. Oh well. Don't waste a minute wondering if it'll hurt their feelings if you tell them the truth. In situations like this, if you don't tell the truth it takes forever for everyone to get real about what's really going on. mt

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