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Horoscopes (Dec. 12-19)



ARIES: March 21 – April 20

It would be good if you could review bits of your childhood, just enough to put two and two together regarding your mum. Her story and yours intertwine in ways that dictate too much of your behavior as an adult. Cutting the cord, and releasing yourself from the need to relate to your life through that story is imperative. Your future depends upon this. Beyond that you've got a raft of issues with your kids, and/or your drive for success. It would be a godsend if you could get real enough to face your demons and deal with them, because everything that's going on is an inside job.

TAURUS: April 21 – May 20

You can't monitor what people do. The most you can do is give them lots of rope, and see what they do with it. This goes both ways, 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.

GEMINI: May 21 – June 20

Whatever happens in the next few weeks, don't allow yourself to get sidetracked. It's one of those times when you have to be clear enough about your boundaries to know that you can't afford to be distracted. Those who depend on, or expect things, from you will have to back off a little bit. You may even need to ask them to leave you alone until this stretch is over. It's also clear that whatever you are involved in, whether it's your occupation, or the work that you are doing on yourself, is about to transform your life in ways that will be of benefit to everyone.

CANCER: June 21 – July 20

There are so many things to consider. It's as if you are between scenes waiting for one set to be broken down and the next one to get set up so that you can figure out what it means to move on to the next thing. If at the moment nothing seems clear, never fear. The empty space between one thing and another is full of truth and light. In our culture there is so much pressure to be forever "on the ball," the virtues of emptiness elude us. Let whatever's going on be what it is. If there is sadness and confusion, embrace it. Before too long the fog will lift and you will be back on the ball.

LEO: July 21 – Aug. 20

You don't know how lucky you are. With blessings galore, raining down upon you, don't take anything for granted. There could be a tendency to overlook pieces of the puzzle that have come together in the past year. With all of whatever this is about at your disposal, the question now is: "What are you going to do about sharing it?" The only way to increase or improve all of this is to pass it around. As the next few weeks unfold, keep that in mind, knowing that it's up to you to carry all of the light that your heart contains out into the world and shower it upon those who need it most.

VIRGO: Aug. 21 – Sept. 20

Too much work has distorted your perspective to the point where you are either burnt out, or running on automatic and totally inured to the pressures of the treadmill. The light at the end of the tunnel is on its way. In a few weeks life will open up long enough for you to stop the madness and simmer down to a more human pace. As you open your eyes to what you could be doing, or to what you are meant to be doing, a whole new phase of expression will be birthed. Get ready for the dawn to break. Your heart is awakening to changes that will blow your mind.

LIBRA: Sept. 21 – Oct. 20

A short break from whatever the story is would help you immensely. You may even need to step back from things that have become thorns in your side in order to see exactly what the source of your problem is. As much as you want all of this to settle down into a perfectly ordered picture, there are issues that need to be addressed. Before the New Year arrives it would be good to stop the madness and retreat to a place that allows you to face the truth. Life is not a bowl of cherries. To keep masking the truth is insane. It's time to bring it to light and be empowered by it.

SCORPIO: Oct. 21 – Nov. 20

How you ended up in this situation is less of an issue than the idea that in spite of all your questions it seems to be working for you. As you ponder your position it might help to get real about the fact that sometimes we wind up in the catbird seat. Some of you are looking at the beauty of what it means to finally have all the freedom in the world to fly away from the yoke of responsibilities and the hardships of the past. For now, do your best to savor the moment and look at what could happen once you settle into knowing for sure that your time has come.

SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 21 – Dec. 20

You keep trying to make this look like it's got nothing to do with you. For someone who's so good at letting everyone know how right you are, you have to be able to see that all of this is your baby. Those of you who are ready to clean it up are in better shape than the ones who refuse to be accountable. Everything is on the line. Don't get up in arms. Having the courage to back off and address your issues internally will clear away much of the BS and bring the truth to light. Your strength lies in your willingness to be honest. In this situation, it is your saving grace.

CAPRICORN: Dec. 21 - Jan. 20

Nothing is ever what it seems. You've got so much going on a degree in psychology would be a godsend. Suffering from the after-effects of other people's BS, or paying a high price for what you didn't see coming, could be part of the story. There are no prescriptions or easy answers for how to get through this neck of the woods. Staying true to yourself would help, but some of you are totally out of touch with what that means after years of turning yourself inside out trying to make this work. Everything is a test. This one is your final exam in what it means to see the light.

AQUARIUS: Jan. 21 – Feb. 20

If you can zero in on the most important thing, and refine the scope of your activities, what is at present too confusing for words will simmer down and become easier to manage. You have fallen victim to what happens to us when we don't take the time to keep things trimmed as they grow. If you wonder how you're going to get things to change, start by noticing who and what sucks up too much of your time, and eliminate those influences from your life. In the space that opens up as a result, you'll hear the voice that knows how many better things you have to do.

PISCES: Feb. 21 – March 20

The rate of change seems to be equivalent to the extent to which you have tuned in to your truer purpose. That story looks like it includes other people, perhaps those closest to you, people who need you to help them make it through the night. Thank God your heart's in the right place; at least in most cases. Those of you who are unwilling to rise up and lend a hand wherever it's needed will be at a loss when it's time to pay your dues. The Karma Police don't mess around. The whole idea of giving whatever it takes to heal people and situations is on top of the stack right now.

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