Horoscopes (Oct. 3-9) 

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ARIES: March 21 – April 20

You may feel whipped by some of the stuff that has been happening lately, but, in some cases, anyone else would feel lucky to have problems like these! And while I can admit that many of you are having a tough time, things only seem hard when we forget that every crisis is a gift that arrives to allow us to correct our mistakes. Whatever you're wrestling with is about to get a boost from people and things that will show up at the last minute to help you get around this situation. Get ready to be eternally grateful for blessings that are as yet unseen, but already on their way.

TAURUS: April 21 – May 20

The way things are going you're ready to let somebody else handle it; either that or you're trying to figure out what needs to happen for this to work. In a state of transition its nuts to expect anything to be simple and clear. The distance between you and others is real, or metaphoric. No matter how it looks, the lesson seems to be about being on your own long enough to reconnect with what's true for you. Others will be there for you or not. At this point everything depends on what you do to pull your work and your heart together as the next round of changes unfold.

GEMINI: May 21 – June 20

You're in a situation that goes a lot deeper than what's going on, on the surface. Getting to the bottom of it will call you to reassess pretty much everything. This is bound to involve waking up to the fact that you can't solve your problems with the same old solutions. At this point the external issue has you at odds with someone who thinks they know more about what's going on than you do. The tendency to go along with the program won't work for you this time. Standing up for yourself is bound to raise a few eyebrows, but showing your true colors is where it's at right now.

CANCER: June 21 – July 20

Something else may need to take the place of whatever you've got going on. As much as all of this looks and feels OK, bliss gets boring, and too much of everything is no longer giving you what you need. The idea that it's time to get a wiggle on has less to do with ambition than it does with your passion wishing it had something to attach itself to. The irony of getting to the place that you've always wanted to be and finding out that there's nothing to do when you get there is about to show you that there's always more to life than this; and what's next is already on its way.

LEO: July 21 – August 20

The light is shining down on your darkest issues and it is burning off the fog that has been hanging over your head since you were a child. So many things got shoved under the rug that it's been hard for you to get a clean grip on what you're here for. As that question comes out from behind the door, here you sit, examining options that could easily liberate you from the weight of being anything but yourself. Emerging into your own truth has involved a lot of soul-searching. In the next few months a whole new path will unfold and open the space for you to shed your skin.

VIRGO: August 21 – Sept. 20

Don't try to figure this out. Some things need 100 percent of your attention, and right now you're either preoccupied or too confused about your priorities to know what's going to work and what isn't. Holding steady in a situation that has "should I stay or should I go?" written all over it is bound to get frustrating. The back and forth in your mind will eventually winnow things down enough to let you zero in on the answer. Between now and then it comes down to taking care of business and keeping your sanity in a set of circumstances that has worn thin and is in need of a transfusion.

LIBRA: Sept. 21 – Oct. 20

You need to regroup and reconfigure a few things before you forge ahead. There's no rush — and when it comes to relationships, yours would benefit from a little space and time. Lessons that relate to focusing on your own needs make it imperative for you to remain detached while trying to balance your life with enough care to keep things alive. Others have their own row to hoe and it will be easier for them to do that without having to worry about where you're at with it. On the fine line between togetherness and separation you are about to make a little more room for you.

SCORPIO: Oct. 21 – Nov. 20

You're getting ready to venture into the great unknown. This could mean anything from a long trip to a deeper willingness to start living life outside of the box. Up until now you have maintained control by leaning on things that are known and familiar. While I understand the need to feel safe and cozy, what's showing up on the horizon is about to allow you to erect a new model of the universe. Be prepared to dump the piece that thinks it needs to rely on anything but your own resources. Part of this transformation involves finding your own light and letting it shine.

SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 21 – Dec. 20

You have options that are as yet unseen. Inside the box of custom and belief it's hard to accept the fact that anything is possible. And as they say: 'The eyes become useless when the mind is blind." If anyone has the capacity to see past the restrictions that all of us are subject to in this dimension, it's you. It comes down to stretching your limits. What this requires will be unique to each of you. Part of the process is bound to involve learning to say "No" to those who suck you dry, or waste your time, and then asking yourself: "Who do I really want to be when I grow up?"

CAPRICORN: Dec. 21–Jan. 20

A lifetime of keeping it all together on the surface has met its limit. Until now you were under the impression that perfection lies in whatever the rest of the world calls "normal." As the past, and your experience of it leak through the cracks, you are confronting the truth, and your own uniqueness for the very first time. Others find it so hard to embrace the real you, they are pushing to keep you right where you are. Issues that revolve around showing your true colors will show you who's there for you, and who's not. Don't cave in to expectations. Focus on what matters to you.

AQUARIUS: Jan. 21 – Feb. 20

You appear to be at the mercy of forces that are either overpowering or totally out of integrity. How you wound up here is hard to say, but these tests seem to involve getting around people and things that will do whatever it takes to get your goat. How they need to be dealt with is the big question, and just because you are in the right is no guarantee that you will win. At times like this a copy of Sun Tzu's The Art of War would come in handy. My sense is that you, will come out of this smelling like a rose, but be prepared for anything, and don't fall asleep at the switch.

PISCES: Feb. 21 – March 20

It's hard to believe that you've managed to stay on top of things and keep smiling. Between the "stuff" that those close to you have going on, and the fact that pretty much everything has fallen into your lap, you're doing a good job holding space in the eye of the storm. Right now, everything depends on your ability to keep spinning, and maintaining the faith that you've been put in this position for a reason. When things get this intense it helps to remember that something beautiful and real is being carved out of the madness; soon you will see that there is a method to it.

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