Horoscopes (Dec. 5-11) 

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ARIES: March 21 – April 20

With everything that you've had to contend with, the fact that things have settled down somewhat has got you thinking that you're ready to step into "the perfect life." As much as certain things have definitely been patched up, the deeper issues have yet to be completely transformed. As people and things show up to make you think you're ready for something new, take care. The old stories take forever to clear up. Be wary of wolves in sheep's clothing, and don't let yourself fall prey to pies in the sky that are in fact the same old thing, dressed to kill.



TAURUS: April 21 – May 20

You deserve a medal. With more than your share of stuff going on, nothing seems to prevent you from showing up on time with bells on whenever duty calls. If there are problems with others, trust me, it's their problem. The last thing you need is to get sucked in to people's insecurities. When huge changes are afoot, the need to focus on yourself takes precedence. It does no good to scatter your energy when something deep inside you is morphing into a supernova. This could even surface as a pregnancy, but whatever's going on, be mindful of the need to nurse it like a baby.



GEMINI: May 21 – June 20

You're on a see-saw, going up and down, and there is no indication that you will be free to stop this momentum until whoever, or whatever is on the other end of the stick, gives up or changes their tune. Get ready for things to amp up. With no instructions to guide you through this neck of the woods your instincts need to be sharp as a tack. For the next few weeks the question of where to draw your energy from will require you to balance equal parts of rest, with enough verve to kick all of your best efforts to a point of completion and emerge from the fray with your spirit intact.



CANCER: June 21 – July 20

The need to overdramatize things and the tendency to look at what's going on through a pinhole could be getting you down. When things get as intense as they are right now, it's easy to lose ourselves to the idea that we're fresh out of luck and hope. From a broader perspective, the truth is you have the world by the balls. Take your blinders off, and lose your doubts and your fears long enough to see that all of this craziness has had a purpose that is about to lead you into a phase that will flip your story from a tale of woe to a chance to use your gifts to transform others.



LEO: July 21 – August 20

You are at a point where many threads from the past are coming together to show you whether all of this has been worth it. Some of you are ready to throw in the towel. Others are still wondering if your choices have led you to the right place. In each circumstance what it comes down to is: Where do you go from here? The arrival of new people and influences will have a lot to say about your decision. Don't let your ego obscure the ability to look at the truth, and keep in mind that there is nothing wrong with things if the signs indicate that a change of heart is in order.



VIRGO: August 21 – Sept. 20

You've got a million reasons to wonder why everything isn't proceeding according to plan. After all, you've done everything right and used every means at your disposal to heal this situation and get your show on the road. In your world, it helps to realize that having all your ducks in a row isn't always the answer. As much as it helps to keep things in shape, the deeper piece involves the ability to access the heart and soul of the matter. This week, the fact that it's ultimately an inside job will require you to lay off the perfection trips and access the place that actually feels things.



LIBRA: Sept. 21 – Oct. 20

You want to keep going in a situation that would treat you better if you backed off for a while. The belief that persistence pays off denies the fact that life only works when we allow it to ebb and flow. For now, sit back, relax, and reflect on the stuff that feeds your soul. Others are in the same boat. Those of you who are hooked up in a relationship might consider taking a vacation, or using a stay-cation to recharge your batteries. In the stillness of doing nothing, the creative juices and the joyfulness that feeds the life force will rejuvenate and give birth to the next new thing.



SCORPIO: Oct. 21 – Nov. 20

With this much to contend with, it does no good to put the cart before the horse. In your mind you may feel invincible, but the body and spirit aren't on that page. In some cases, it's time to honor the weight of harsher realities that can't be blown off with an affirmation or two. In other cases, it's about looking at what's really going on, telling the truth, and being able to move forward without having your ego so attached to being right about everything. With any luck, a dose of honesty, and a lot more soul-searching, this clusterfuck could induce a transformation.



SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 21 – Dec. 20

You've got your hands full at a time when your energy is not on the same page with your desire to meet these demands. When things get like this we tend to think that we've lost interest, and that maybe it's time to quit. This is a backassward response to a situation that indicates that whatever you're offering has to be precious because it is very much in demand. Consider your options carefully. It's totally OK to drop the ball and move on if need be, but it might make more sense to buff up your skill level, and raise your rates to honor the fact that you're worth your weight in gold.



CAPRICORN: Dec. 21–Jan. 20

You are at a critical turning point. In a way, it's like you're just about to step out of the phone booth. The potential at times like this is endless. With your tendency to feel duty-bound, or under some sense of obligation to stick to the plan, the only thing that could hold you back is the fear that you will self-destruct the minute you start coloring outside the lines. Older programs stand in the way. It would be great if you could stop letting those stories define you. Regardless of what happened to you, it's time to break away and figure out how to live apart from the dictates of the past.



AQUARIUS: Jan. 21 – Feb. 20

There is a whole bunch of stuff whirling around you right now. Between the craziness that shows up at holiday time and the things that go on as a matter of course, you are having to crush it. Born and bred to be on the ball, you can handle this with your eyes closed. Don't take any of it for granted because, in between the raindrops, there will be opportunities to connect with people who are going to have a huge impact on the outcome of your current endeavors. Pay particular attention to farewell parties, at which key people will take a keen interest in you and your affairs.



PISCES: Feb. 21 – March 20

It looks like you're draped between the past and the future, with no clear sense of what it will take to ground yourself on the line that separates the two. It would be nice to know how long it will take for things to come to closure. The financial card is a huge item, one that either holds too much weight, or that requires too much of your attention. There are also themes that make you wonder where you belong. Within all of this it becomes important to find yourself, long enough to stabilize your heart and hold steady in that space, until the chips fall one way or another.

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