Horoscopes (Sept. 26-Oct. 2)

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ARIES: March 21 – April 20

Everything is timing. When you're in one of those places where you can't start this until you've finished that, sometimes it's hard to hang tight and stay clear about your intentions. Having plenty of time to think brings up all kinds of doubt. It's in these tight places that we get to see who we are. Don't get down on yourself for being stuck and unable to move this situation past its sticking point. Other things become important in those moments when the need for results gets stalled at the finish line. It always comes back to the need to trust, accept, and remain true to yourself.

TAURUS: April 21 – May 20

Some of you have been catapulted out of one situation into another with no warning, and no inkling that X, Y, or Z was about to occur. If you've landed on your feet, you have yet to access the purpose of this experience and are probably wondering what the cosmic two-by-four had in mind. As you begin to get your bearings you will see that this shock was meant to rattle things up and bring about changes that you were too complacent or asleep to make on your own. Perk up. Look around. In the aftermath of this mayhem, new life will emerge and take you down a whole new path.

GEMINI: May 21 – June 20

Halfway between here and there, you keep wondering if what happens next will enable you to be, and do, and have what you want. At times like this, none of us knows enough about what's going on to be sure about anything. Keep in mind that there is no going back. If what's about to happen is unclear, at least you are sure about that. What others have to say about your choices is irrelevant. They have no business adding their two cents. Underneath all the questions, the rest of your life is about to stand on the choices you're making now. This is what's at stake. Keep that in mind.

CANCER: June 21 – July 20

You are on the right track if you are following the road less traveled. The piece that thinks it needs to toe the line, and that keeps overcompensating for things that are rooted in your deepest fears, has wasted too much of your time. The awakening process is about to open your eyes to the need to stop talking about what you have seen about yourself, and begin to ground every realization in real time, in the here and now. Walking your talk is "it" right now. The first thing on your list might be letting go of the need to prove to anyone that your life is worth something.

LEO: July 21 – August 20

You came here to make a difference. At the moment the gears are lining up for you to get off the treadmill and bring your whole heart to whatever it is that making a difference involves. Nothing happens overnight, so be prepared for life to unfold in stages. The relationship dynamic is bound to present you with more than one option and/or multiple issues that test your ability to remain true to yourself. Children and healing are in high focus as well. Your intuition is your strong suit. In every situation the voice that speaks to you from within is the one you need to be listening to.

VIRGO: August 21 – Sept. 20

If you thought you needed a break the universe doesn't seem to agree. It's time to suck it up and keep going. It appears as if life is trying to teach us how to rearrange our priorities. This business of keeping your nose to the grindstone is the toll that has to be paid before you can know how to alter your course. If your relationship to yourself and others is being side swiped by all of this, don't get taken in by the thought that there's something "wrong." For now, it might work best to give everyone space to take care of business. From the looks of things you'll be hogtied till Christmas.

LIBRA: Sept. 21 – Oct. 20

It's time to simplify things and prioritize. Major events and all kinds of happy stuff are showing up right alongside the need to make room for major decisions. As you get into a celebratory groove, half of you has to keep your mind on things of a more serious nature. If anyone can put on a happy face even when life is full of demands, it's you. Part of this schizophrenic situation involves getting others to change their tune and see things your way. Between now and the end of October you will need to put the iron hand in the velvet glove and perform a miracle or two.

SCORPIO: Oct. 21 – Nov. 20

You are at a loss in the face of choices that can't be made according to the old set of rules. Your head's on backward, looking to the past for answers to a situation that requires you to look ahead, instead of behind. Get real enough to get a grip on yourself and open up to possibilities that outshine your sense of what needs to happen. Being truthful with everyone involved may require you to fess up and admit that you're scared to death, or unable to embrace newness and change. This is no time to hang on, and definitely no time to be stubborn about the wrong things.

SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 21 – Dec. 20

You know enough about how things work to keep good tabs on yourself. If there are amends to be made, don't hesitate to make them. Others are too proud, or too stuck, or too afraid to come around. Life has reached a point where things are either going to come together exactly as you wish, or you will have to switch to Plan B. In some cases it may be time to uproot yourself and move to a new locale. No matter who you are, you would do well to tidy up your accounts and attend to any loose ends that could easily get tangled and keep things from coming to fruition.

CAPRICORN: Dec. 21–Jan. 20

Whether you are aware of it or not, the past is over, and you are being called to release everything that has outlived its purpose and open the space for what is to come. There is a sense of frustration as things come into focus. You are so used to having everything go your way, it's hard to accept when the old story, and whoever you think you are, doesn't seem to cut it anymore. It's just as hard to grok the fact that you don't know everything. Take a deep breath and come back to square one. What happens next is already written. Get out of the way and let it happen.

AQUARIUS: Jan. 21 – Feb. 20

You've got enough to keep you busy. Now all of a sudden there's this other issue crawling out of the woodwork, and it's bringing up stuff that is reminding you that it's time to stick up for yourself. As you navigate the need to remain centered and clear in your daily life, the fact that everything is at stake vibrates in the background. Don't worry about what this might cost you. On the day that you show up with your ultimatum in hand, those that have pulled the wool over your eyes will have no choice but to concede or risk it all if they keep trying to fuck you over.

PISCES: Feb. 21 – March 20

You seem to be facing yet another crisis. If this is the last thing you needed, it's time to get used to what isn't going to let up anytime soon. Thoughts about what is expected of you, in a situation that is hard to diagnose and emotionally charged, call you to examine it from a practical point of view. There are times when the standard prescriptions just don't apply to whatever we're called to deal with. There's no map to this territory my friend; now that you're in it, the best you can do is keep your mind clear, keep your heart open, and tune in to the still, small voice that speaks from within.

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