Horoscopes (Sept. 5-11) 

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ARIES: March 21 – April 20

Don't assume that more is better. If you're suffering from a lack of stuff, work, love, time, or attention, how can you make the most of what you've got? The truth is we always have everything we need. If you look around you will see that it's all here in front of you and the fruits of your labors are what you have to work with. If it's time to change, don't hesitate to shift your direction and don't be afraid to leave everything behind. Too much is about to re-route you to a totally different course and you can't get too stuck on anything that keeps you chained to this post.



TAURUS: April 21 – May 20

You never thought you'd have to put up with some of the stuff that's been coming at you lately. Levels of disappointment obscure the fact that you're better off knowing where you stand with things than you would be if you kept nursing the illusion that people will change. Whether they do or they don't isn't up to you. Your own tune has changed enough in the last two years to be sounding a lot more relaxed than before. Still, huge tests await those of you who are between 38 and 43. Living up to your visions of who you've always wanted to be is coming up for review.



GEMINI: May 21 – June 20

The rest of your life is at stake. You can't be wasting your time with all of this B.S. It would be great if you could release it, let others handle it, or let go of the need to prove your point. As much as you think it will serve you to make things right, you're in a situation where none of the people you're dealing with are using the same deck. Before you decide to dedicate yourself to anything you need to get real about the fact that others are not on the same page — and what's at stake right now is the idea that you can't allow yourself to get sacrificed by them or their issues.



CANCER: June 21 – July 20

People keep pressing you to get on board with things that you lost interest in eons ago. You're feeling a bit compromised by what looks like an attempt to take advantage of either your fears, your good nature, or your expertise. As much as you wish you didn't have to dip back into the past, your security trips keep telling you that you need the money. I'm not so sure if that mindset will get you anywhere. When it comes to what we do with our lives, it doesn't pay to be overly practical. The better part of what comes to us comes from trusting life enough to follow our hearts.



LEO: July 21 – Aug. 20

Balancing things is less about going up and down than it is about finding your center. You bring more to this situation than anyone in it. If you are thinking in terms of balance, you might start by leveling off with the need to overdo everything. And if this has anything to do with finding your center, do you know where it lies? It doesn't matter which mast you decide to tie yourself to; the road ahead is opening up, but there is no guarantee that it will be paved with gold, or love, or whatever it is that you're shooting for. Like I said, find your center. It knows what you want.



VIRGO: Aug.21 – Sept. 20

You haven't felt this good in a long time. Things that used to interfere with your peace of mind have been replaced with a sense of balance. If this feels right to you it's because it reflects things that are truer for you than what was there before. Everything is subject to change and this too is about to pass. In the process of moving closer to the truth, we inevitably begin to carve out the deeper issues. Getting to the bottom of them is about to take you on a ride that will introduce you to portions of your spirit that you never knew were there. Open your eyes and enjoy the scenery!



LIBRA: Sept. 21 – Oct. 20

Stuffed full of beliefs that have less to do with you than they do with the people and systems that shoved them down your throat, you are just waking up to what it means to live your truth. Within that framework, all of your original response mechanisms are getting shaken and stirred. It could take a while, but by the time spring rolls around so much of who you are will be revamped, you will have a whole new story going. Don't let your current sense of insecurity disturb you. As the dust settles on the idea that you didn't come here to play it straight, your future will begin to open up.



SCORPIO: Oct. 21 – Nov. 20

This has turned out to be such a trip. If you thought you'd seen everything, guess again! It looks to me like others are up to their old tricks. This is a high-test version of things you've seen before. Keeping it all under control has everything to do with taking the good with the bad. What goes on in between is where you get to find yourself. In moments where you become aware of the high cost of going to extremes, it will be your job to take the high road. Flare ups? Expect a few; projection plays a role in everything we do. Others are bound to do your flipping out for you.



SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 21 – Dec. 20

You can't fix everything all at once. Just because you've seen the light it'll be a while before it starts reflecting itself in your outer reality. For the moment all you can do is trust the fact that the seeds for change have been planted and keep them watered. Don't look for results or think that what comes from this will be what you expect it to be. It's not your job to know; you're here to find out. Stay humble and, for better or worse, fall in love with whatever the task at hand involves. It is through doing, but more by being, that you will heal and evolve beyond this.



CAPRICORN: Dec. 21–Jan. 20

What you never thought would come together is finally starting to gel. Part of you feels like you're about to give birth and the rest of you is nervous as hell. If you've remained true to yourself you can be sure that everything that's about to come to fruition will work out just fine; in fact, it looks to me like this has earned you the right to be released from the past. If you're out of touch with the truth, or there's any trace of rage or bitterness fueling your choices, you will soon find out that it doesn't pay to lie and it never pays to pretend to be something that you're not.



AQUARIUS: Jan. 21 – Feb. 20

If this was just about you it would be easier. Too many others, or one super important character in your life has had to rearrange everything just because you woke up and smelled the coffee. Don't get down on yourself for being the one who made it possible for everyone to stop and get real for a change. I see a certain amount of chaos that will only improve if you start to see it as a natural response from the universe when even the smallest shred of truth echoes in the void. Don't dramatize what is real and natural. Ground yourself and get real enough to be 10 percent here for this.



PISCES: Feb. 21 – March 20

The best may be yet to come. You've been riding toward a horizon that is bringing a raft of opportunities into focus. All of a sudden, more than one option could turn the bird in your hand into a whole new ballgame. For the next few weeks, all you really have to do is get centered in the core of confidence that knows who you are and what you're worth. A lifetime of making it on your own has brought you to a place where nothing can mess with you — and it looks like you're about to be graced with a chance to call the shots and play this game according to your rules.

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