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Last Updated: 08/13/2013 3:39 pm

Aries (March 20-April 19)
Most people take the necessity of communication for granted. Perhaps this is because so few people are actually willing to listen. More likely, it’s because when we reveal our plans, ideas or needs, we stand a pretty good chance of getting shot down or plagiarized. You have reached a point where you must put communication first. The thing is, you’re likely to need to communicate something new, something you have not heard yourself say before, and which you feel may be threatening to others. I suggest you practice for a while, until you take off any aggressive edge. It is possible to relate exactly what you need to and still do so in an endearing way. Revealing your vulnerability in speaking your truth helps a lot. The truth is daring enough; you don’t need to impress anyone with how gutsy you are, or how dedicated you are to conquering any prior system of ideas or beliefs. I suggest you use the identical method whether you’re relating to those you consider your peers, or those who you consider to be in positions of authority. They may not be the same, but you are.

Taurus (April 19-May 20)
You seem to be striving for balance between that which is local and what seems to be far away in time or space. Indeed, it’s likely that you’re struggling with an imbalance you don’t quite recognize is there. You might want to count the role that fear plays in the whole setup. The kind of fear you’re processing at the moment has several distinct qualities. First, it’s invisible to the normal senses, and it may be below your psychic radar. If it shows up anywhere, it’s likely to be in your dream life. So pay attention to your dreams for a map of the fears that may on some level be dominating your life from behind the scenes. Second, it seems you’re being provoked into a sense of self-blame. The question is not who to blame, but rather what to do besides look for fault. This is to say, your real quest is turning the considerable power of your thoughts and emotions toward creative solutions rather than toward what appears to be going wrong. If you’re going to be guided by your insecurities, at least allow yourself to be guided to a safe place, or to the awareness that you are indeed safe.

Gemini (May 20-June 21)
How do you define your values, by what you need, or what you have to offer? I am sure you would prefer to say by what you have to offer, but I get the feeling that at the moment, what you need is the more accurate descriptor. So, what do you need? I suggest you make a list. Write it down, or not; writing has the advantage of creating some accountability for yourself, so that you can track your progress. Next, I suggest you make a list of what you have to offer. Only list those qualities about yourself, or the resources you possess, that you feel entirely comfortable sharing. Relationships are an exchange. It may seem crude to call them a form of emotional commerce, but they don’t go anywhere unless we feel like what we have to offer has a home in someone else, and what we need is being nourished in some way. If you can keep the elements of this clear in your mind, you’ll have much more confidence in yourself. That, in turn, will make you more attractive to anyone you may be close to, or want to get close to.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)
One by one, planets are gathering in Aries and soaring over the midheaven angle of your solar chart. The rewards of this are visibility and a sense of purpose; indeed, you may be feeling called to embrace a sense of direction like at few times before in your life. This is another way of saying you can trust yourself. You can trust, mainly, that you are who you are becoming. In other words, you already are who you are becoming—on the inside, and the outer form of your existence is catching up. Translated yet again, that means you are free, because if you have come this far, then you can free yourself from the nagging fear “that something is wrong.” The fear of fear itself is indeed what nabs us most often, borrowing from the poet FDR. How exactly do we get out of this one, or rather, how do you? Your particular form of insecurity leads you to be either everything to everyone; or, to restrict your outflow such that certain key relationships become pigeonholed into limited contact points. This, you understandably find annoying, and you may think that it’s an indelible fact of life. It’s more a fact of mind, and minds change—or at least they can.
Leo (July 22-August 23)
Your faith is burning hot and bright; you and everyone around you can see and feel that you are walking this world with guidance you know will never forsake you. Remember that not everyone else enjoys this cosmic benefit. Not everyone is capable of even accepting spiritual comfort or guidance when it’s offered, and many are too cynical to accept even the possibility. As you receive your natural gifts, you’re setting the example of others to do so; indeed, you are pointing the way to their recognition that such is even possible. What you might want to point out, or at least be aware of, is that you are able to receive and express profoundly positive energy in a time of actual challenge in your life. You have plenty of work to do, you are processing deep insecurities of your own, and it seems that every time you see the light, you also see a shadow. This is evidence that you’re conscious of, and fully experiencing, both major facets of human growth. This is a powerful example in the world, that is, for the people around you. And as others witness your process, it becomes all the more authentic and valid for you.

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