August 16, 2006
Week of August 16, 2006
ARIES (Mar. 20 - Apr. 20) If you could renovate your whole life in order to create the life you really want, what would you change? Now can you prioritize that list and see if you can begin the renovations, even on a small scale. The thing is if you don't take advantage of the whispers of the Universe, nudging you in the direction of change, the Universe will eventually take it out of your hands and force the changes itself. So volunteer to let go of the old stuff that needs to be left by the wayside, or have it ripped from your hands when the Universe takes control!
TAURUS (Apr. 20 - May 21) Time to spread your wings a bit. Perhaps you will want to sign up for some night classes or something, just to see if there are things you may love to do, but you haven't experienced yet. The more you expose yourself to different things and different ideas the more you will come to know about yourself. That is the goal of right now. Exposing yourself to more and more ideas, which will reveal a deeper truth or understanding of yourself. This is key, for you will be asked to make choices in the future and you'll need to have as much information into what you really want or don't want.
GEMINI (May 21 - June 22) Expect delays this week, but don't take them too seriously. The delays will work out for you if you can just be patient. This is a time of breaking old limiting patterns and this delay time will give you the opportunity to get clear on just the patterns you want to break. You may want to look toward narrowing down your many interests, to start. You will have a better time in the future if you can commit yourself to some form of focused action. I'm not saying you should commit to one thing, God forbid. Maybe just two or three!
CANCER (June 22 - July 23) Get together with Aries and figure out the best way to change your lives. Both of you are going through a deep and profound letting go period which is for your benefit, even though you may not be able to feel that. One of the big reasons you hate change is that you get so emotionally attached to things so when it is time for them to move on it feels like you are being asked to give up your liver. Nevertheless, it is time to give it up. It's not your liver, despite how it feels. You will soon be given the opportunity to receive if you release what needs to be given up, now!
LEO (July 23 - Aug. 23) Thinking of buying a home, go do it! Home and creating a sacred space for yourself is the priority of this week's energy. A sacred space is a private area where you are surrounded by the things you love. Quiet time for reflection and connecting to that sacred space is what must be sought out. It will prove to be a way for you to reconnect to your power and remember who you are. From this place you will be able to use your power, not as something to wield over another, put something to feel within you to handle anything that comes your way.
VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 23) Inspiration abounds. Keep a look out for some younger creative person who inspires you to reach beyond yourself for a more creative solution to things. Using creative solutions and broadening your definition of what a creative solution is, is the priority. You can sometimes get yourself lost in a tiny box, so looking for broader solutions will be a good idea. Don't micro-manage, keep a bigger view in mind and look for the most creative way out of your tiny box.
LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 23) Magic is in the air, Libra. Use all your powers of communication to feel and see the Magic around you. Don't get lost in how things appear to be, for they will certainly change. Because of this magical energy, things that seem bad at first turn out great in the end. Remember that Magic happens and know that circumstances can conspire in a way that makes the impossible a reality. Simply step aside and see the Magic!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 22) Time to sit down and really look at the patterns you are living by. Question yourself about the way you react to things. Do you worry about stuff simply because your parents worried and it seems like the thing to do? Are you afraid of new and different experiences because your parents were afraid and never ventured out on a limb, so you believe you should never do anything adventurous? It is time to break these patterns. Choose a different route — break the old rules!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21) All of a sudden you decide to come down hard on yourself, what's that about? Come on — shake it off. If you could have done things differently in the past you would have. The only good reason to rehash the past is to make an objective decision about doing things differently in the future. We don't have the gift of self-review so that we can use it as a sword against the self. Cut yourself some slack and think about the idea that maybe you are right.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 21 - Jan. 20) We have talked about authenticity, but you don't seem to be getting it. When you know you don't want to do something and you say you will do it because the other person really wants you to, this is inauthentic. Get it! It really is true that the best gift you will give those in your life is being authentically who you are. Even though sometimes it's hard and at times it seems you are disappointing those you love. There comes a time when the mountain lion has to force her cubs from the den and a mother bird has to throw her young from the nest. This is the same principle at work; our truth will end up being the best for those around us.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 19) Let's see, what is self-esteem, truly? A much over used word. We have pretty much learned how to tune things out once self-esteem is mentioned, yet it is worth thinking about. We develop self-esteem when we trust ourselves. Each time we opt to trust our experience of something and learn to trust ourselves and not beat ourselves up we are developing true self-esteem. This is not to be confused with arrogance, which is a by-product of the ego. Self-esteem comes from a heart that knows it is enough and doesn't have to prove anything to anyone. Arrogance is all about proving something. Think about it!
PISCES (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20) Read Capricorn, for you are in need of coming from your authentic self also. Especially you, Pisces, who is prone to living all of your life for someone else. The authentic self is not linked to guilt, duty or obligation. So if you take guilt, duty and obligation out of the mix, what will you do? You may have to take a moment to digest this idea, for you may have been living your whole life from one or all of these three places. Sit with this idea and make a choice to live for your authentic self, which is what you are on the planet to experience. Your only job is to figure out who you truly are and BE it!
NOTE: If you were born at the end or beginning of a sign, read the sign before and after your birthday.
Asher Lee is a professional Astrologer and Tarot reader. She is an interfaith minister and has been giving spiritual counsel on the East End for more than 15 years. Asher lectures and teaches on metaphysics and related topics. She is available for private and group consultations. For further information, call (631) 727-0711. For extended horoscope on the web, visit www.asherlee.com.