ARIES (March 21 – April 20):This could be where the sidewalk ends. There is no map to where things go from here. Where are you going to pull it from? At times like this we get to see what we're made of and who we really are. Total trust, and the ability to show up for whatever is required is the best you can do. In light of that it will help to keep tabs on the stuff and nonsense that never fails to spoil the party: Anger issues, the short fuse, the impatience with those who aren't quite as gifted, the part that can only see it your way — if you can keep those things in check, and stay humble, you will be golden.
TAURUS (April 21 – May 20):You have it all figured out. This will work or it won't, depending on the extent to which you're being straight with yourself. No one can fault you for any of your recent choices. At the mercy of people and things that have had you up against a wall, bigger fish, and other things to fry have shown up to help you move on. As you get settled into a whole new sense of identity, be as clear as you can about any blood that's been left on the tracks. These things have a way of getting us in the end and the last thing you need at a time like this is to have anything from the past come back to haunt you.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20):You can get away with pretty much anything — it's the nature of your sign. What is less apparent is the idea that your Higher Self is keeping tabs on the way you decide to go. You are in a situation where the desire to rationalize things could easily over rule your sense of integrity. Before you solicit the support of others, or offer your services to anyone, be mindful of your motives and be clear about what's making you extend yourself. Every choice you make is subject to scrutiny. Keep things simple. Tell the truth, and figure out how to say "no" to anyone who can't hear it.
CANCER (June 21 – July 20): Our best laid plans take us here and there, but we never know what we're doing until we get there. A change in perspective is about to rearrange too many things for you to even consider making any final decisions. In the next week or so you will be awakened by the need to engage with things much differently than you are now. As much as life is calling you to make some kind of statement, there's no rush and no need for you to feel pressed to do anything. Find refuge in the elements. Get out of Dodge. Let nature open your heart and remind you who you are.
LEO (July 21 – August 20):You have everything going for you. If the tendency to self-sabotage is anywhere in sight, be wary of it now. You are so close to having it all and making it work, the need to stay on top of your fear of success is more important than anything. Others are going to do what they do. You have already seen how that goes, and you have lived long enough to know that you can only keep tabs on yourself. Maintaining your position from a place of integrity will go a long way to showing those you love what you need out of this. They will rise to the occasion, or not, along with the truth.
VIRGO (August 21 – September 20): You see what's going on. For the first time in your life you are aware that all of it is totally out of your hands. Letting go will be easy or hard. You aren't in charge of anything but the way you decide to relate to this experience: Think about that. Your pictures of perfection have their place. At the point where they start to hog-tie you to things that keep you stuck in Nowhere-Land, you have to consider the virtues of giving up. Yes, you see what's going on. You're less aware of the winds of change and the fact that sometimes it's best to raise your anchor and move with the tide.
LIBRA (September 21 – October 20):You have weathered more than your share of stress. If anyone knew what's been going on with you, they would pin a medal on your chest for being such a brave and stalwart spirit. As the dawn breaks on possibilities that have been eclipsed by your practical considerations, the light at the end of the tunnel reveals more than you could have imagined. What was too complicated to deal with has revealed itself to be plain and simple. You are about to go back to the thing that you've always done. Knowing enough to focus on that and bring it to perfection is where it's at.
SCORPIO (October 21 – November 20): You keep telling yourself that you aren't ready for this but you know just as well that it's time to shit or get off the pot. The fantasy that says you don't have to grow up has you chasing after one thing and another; but your heart wants something else these days. When you get in touch with what that is, you may discover that settling in would give you a better shot at satisfaction. Everything changes and the aims that were relevant to your spirit seven or eight years ago have no bearing on it now. Getting back to basics always comes down to this question: What would make you happy?
SAGITTARIUS (November 21 – December 20): You can't monitor what people do. The most you can do is give them lots of rope, and see where they go with it. This is a two-way street, by the way. I say this because it looks like someone's control issues are screwing things up, one way or another. If it's you who's trying to lay down the law, what makes you think your rules apply to anyone but you? To those of you who are being expected to go along with anyone's program but your own, it's time to get hip to the idea that you could wind up losing yourself to things that will not serve either one of you in the end.
CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 20):You never thought life would end up like this. Welcome to the human race! Feeling like you don't have a clue about how you got from A to B seems to be a collective issue these days. There's no point in analyzing it: Face it – you're here. Questions as to what it means will have to fade in the face of circumstance and/or heavier duty practical concerns. At times the only remedy is an internal examination. At other times the best you can do is nurse yourself through it. Either way, stop flailing around; slow down, get quiet, get a grip on yourself, and keep it really simple.
AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 20): So many things have been revealing themselves to you as of late. You never knew you were this interesting. Time has a way of showing us who we are. Why it takes forever to get in touch with it, holds the key to the virtues of aging. What you know now, and what you didn't know then, are in a head-lock that has you wondering what world you are in. There is nothing to ground us at times like this — but the one true thing is always right in front of us. Keep yourself focused on it and let it teach you how to reconcile what at the moment is getting ready to re-birth the new you.
PISCES (February 21 – March 20): At a time when so much was playing out in your favor all of a sudden the level of intensity and change is making whatever you were thinking seem irrelevant. It's interesting what happens to us when our best-laid plans get side swiped by fate. If you're overwhelmed by forces that have caused you to call everything about your life into question it's time to get loose and flexible enough to be the person who has to deal with it. Don't expect yourself to know exactly how to take charge. This is one of those situations where you'll have to fake it till you make it.
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