Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19) Week of July 6, 2009

A garage man testing a car’s battery with a hydrometer.

Focus on being constant. It is a very good time to be generous and review things real well. The issue is about strategy. First you got to shut everything down, rule out influences and push out what you don’t want. Then you’ll want to tell everybody else about what you are thinking. You’ll have a confident edge, expressive emotions and a live audience. So then why do you feel inhibited in some ways? Don’t worry about it. Concentrate daily on what is needed from you. You are headed for a successful future by being someones beneficiary. Jeff Oseroff once said, “Never buy a car without having a mechanic look at it. When a car’s put up on a lift, that’s when you see all those things that you can’t see from the outside.”

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20) Week of July 6, 2009

A boy molded in his mother’s aspirations for him.

Focus on group gatherings. There is something nagging at you that makes you feel like you must do something unplanned. You feel hesitant, but this is a larger goal than just you. No matter what kind of welcome, you will still feel empowered towards unity. Focus on the source of a problem that may arise. The issue is about manifestation? What are your methods? You push out anything you don’t want in your space. You stand tall for the truths that you hold dear. There is love and creativity in your heart. Let your inner parent tap into that and coax your inner child. Receptiveness will lead you to a very keen awareness. Tune in. Seneca once said, “True wisdom consists in not departing from nature and in molding our conduct according to her laws and model.”

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20) Week of July 6, 2009

A clown caricaturing well-known personalities.

Focus on encouragement. You have created a situation in which your responses are dependent on others. Your life has become theirs. The issue has to do with not making an effort. You may feel as if nobody supports what you represent, so you allow others to influence you. That would be fine, except that this leads to a deteriorating trust in yourself.  This week will be spent on restoring that trust and gaining insight. You have a decision to make about what direction is healthier for you. Do your research, listen and move beyond your indecision into your true essence. Dr. Joyce Brothers once said, “Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.”

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22) Week of July 6, 2009

An old Indian woman selling beads.

Do not focus on a hopeless cause. Move on with your life and pour love into what you do. The issue has to do with restoring your energy reserves. You are impatient. It takes time for your plans to manifest. Its like beading: the process may be slow but the end result is a work of art. Be active with your generosity. Strive for humanitarianism and modesty. There is an old Hausa proverb that says, “Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.”

Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22) Week of July 6, 2009

Venetian gondoliers in a serenade.

Focus on serendipity. Everybody involved is in agreement. Everything is crystal clear and favorable. The issue has to do with inspired autonomy. Despite the fact that you are unable to spring forward in any foolish manner you still get to relax into what is. What will be will be and you have an extra amount of love around you and in you. It feels yucky to be held back from fully expressing it, but there is too much to do. When faced with intensity this week decipher your next move. Being overloaded and handling it gracefully can be quite character building. E. M. Forester once said, “Life is indeed dangerous, but not in the way morality would have us believe. It is indeed unmanageable, but the essence of it is not a battle. It is unmanageable because it is a romance, and its essence is romantic beauty.”

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22) Week of July 6, 2009

A square brightly lighted on one side.

Focus on your innocence. Let your love light shine and then know when not to do anything at all. Life has a light side and a dark side. The issues are about structure and your eagerness to provide. Your serious side keeps you from frolicking off into the future, yet you have a real attraction brewing for some fun and good influence. Surrender to what is happening. You have doubts about your original premises. Move towards what makes you happy. Goethe once said, “Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity.”

Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22) Week of July 6, 2009

A Jewish rabbi performing his duties.

Focus on your thoughts. Which way are you going and how are you going to serve society? What is your affect on the world? The issue centers on intent and motive. You are wide open to influence yet using discipline to hold back from what you really want to do. Look for a structure of influence that can help mold you with their cause. By striving for social awareness you will provide yourself with the necessary tools to progress to where you are headed. Remain as kind to yourself as you are with others. Samuel Smiles once said, “The duty of helping one’s self in the highest sense involves the helping of one’s neighbors.”