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Horoscopes (Sept. 13-19)

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ARIES (March 21- April 20):

You can't expect this to turn into a fairy tale. Your experience is showing you a great deal about yourself. If you can put your finger on what made things so complicated it will take you all the way back to your childhood. This is why you can't put a Band-Aid on your current situation; the story is deep and it runs you from within. Whatever's going on isn't going to change its tune until you reckon with the past and begin to realize that you can't make a life out of its remnants. Pull yourself together, look at this for what it is, and accept the fact that it may be time to move on.

TAURUS (April 21 -May 20):

You'd be OK with this if you had a better sense of where people are really coming from. It takes time to get to know anyone. You aren't street smart enough to be able to tell if your latest connection has anything to it. You know better than anyone that it's never a good policy to sell yourself short. Even at the risk of appearing to be a complete and total snob you'd be smart to remain as aloof as you can until they show you who they really are. If you get into this without taking their sincerity and their credentials out for a test drive you could wind up in big trouble.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20):

You are being called to redefine yourself. The inner male and the inner female are in need of an overhaul. In the next few weeks you will be faced with a choice to go one way or another. This could involve your work, your relationship patterns, or your general mindset. Everything is renewing itself. Can you stick with who you've allowed yourself to be or is it time to step out of the box? Look closely at what's in front of you. When it comes to any choice make sure you give yourself room to grow. The signs will show you that everything goes better when you open up.

CANCER (June 21-July 20):

You can move forward if you're willing to get some help. Your biggest problem comes from the fact that you've projected such a self-sufficient front, so everyone assumes that you're totally fine working things out on your own. There are times when all of us need a little help from our friends. You are either in over your head or in need of a trusted ally who is willing to sit and let you unburden yourself. To admit this is no sign of weakness. And it would change things for the better if you could finally find a way to stop needing to be the one who has it all under control.

LEO (July 21-Aug. 20):

This is one of those things that won't solve itself. You have finally reached the point where you are totally sure that it is no longer up to you to keep it together. The bigger question is: Where do you want to go from here? To spend too much time unraveling what went wrong keeps you stuck. When the ones who expect you to figure it all out for them refuse to take care of their own business, you have to ask yourself if your presence in this little soap opera is doing anyone any good. Keep that in mind. It's only a matter of time; dropping the ball is always an option.

VIRGO (Aug. 21-Sept. 20):

Giving yourself a break would help, but you can't. You're starting to think, 'Why me?" and wonder if there's more to life than this. Minor hassles, too much running around, and a lot of the SOS has you questioning yourself. In a maelstrom of change it does no good to pass judgment on how you find your way through the gauntlet. Give it a rest and get back to the place that knows more about letting it be than the part of you that keeps riding your ass and making you think that you messed up. The fact that you keep holding your own is what matters most: keep it up.

LIBRA (Sept. 21-Oct. 20):

Too many issues keep you wondering how this will go. Things that seemed clear to you three months ago have been messed up by the games that people play. You're so involved you can't see anything objectively; aside from that you've got so much internal stuff going on, you could use a retreat to a Buddhist monastery. Somehow or other the drama quotient needs to be toned down so that you can pull things together. Only you can figure out how to shut off the noise and begin to see that underneath all this complication it's a simple matter of "Should I stay, or should I go?"

SCORPIO (Oct. 21-Nov. 20):

If you're feeling confused it's because your roots are being pulled out of the soil. The internal longing to return to something you can connect with isn't being met. Logic is fruitless in situations like this. If no one seems to understand, or if you're feeling like a stranger in a strange land, it's because whoever or whatever you've defined yourself to be is no longer who you've always known. Be gentle with yourself and try to be flexible enough to understand that the ones you love had no way of knowing that things could change this much, any more than you did!

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20):

You're in a situation that's going up and down. It's hard to tell where you're at with it. If the need to draw boundaries has become an issue it's because you don't have any! For now, you need to do whatever it takes to draw a line between where you stop and other people begin — because the tendency to lose yourself in a situation that has too much of someone else and their stuff in it doesn't leave much room for you. You've been around the barn enough times to know what this pattern is all about. Pull yourself together. This will work if you can reclaim yourself.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20):

Things have settled down because you've decided not to look at them. This is one way to handle what you can't deal with but it will eventually take its toll. Don't be stupid about any pressure you feel to keep pretending that you aren't ready to scream. If telling the truth feels like it might ruin a good time, the fact is it will set you free. Tact and timing are of the essence in situations like this. Before you expose yourself to the dangers of direct confrontation, consider taking the back road the next time you engage in conversation with whoever doesn't want to hear you out.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21-Feb. 20):

There's no sense getting all worked up about things. Minor infractions, repairs, and/or issues, petty BS, other people's stuff; anything of this nature is not worth your time. For the next month or so, you need to be able to wear a big smile, be open and trusting about everything, and maintain very clear boundaries and discernment levels at the same time. The gift for holding a tight rein on things and making it all look easy is another way to put it. You know what you need to do. Others will be there for you, or not. For now, it might be best to relax your expectations.

PISCES (Feb. 21-March 20):

You can't figure out why things are in such a big hurry to rearrange themselves. One day you're clear that everything's going to be all right, and the next day your perspective flips to the thought that it's all going down the drain. On top of this mental seesaw, all of a sudden the spiritual component has become a big feature in your reality. If it sounds strange to suggest that this would add to your confusion, you got to figure that whenever we begin to go deeper into our purpose for being here, life is bound to open up a Pandora's Box of one thing after another.

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