The Magician




Weekly Horoscope for Friday, June 13, 2008, #718 – By ERIC FRANCIS

Aries (March 20-April 19)
The approaching Full Moon is working to push a certain crucial discussion to the center of your life, and you may feel that your entire future is at stake. I can caution you that there is an exaggeration or distortion involved that’s giving this situation the perception of more importance than it deserves. If it feels like a life-or-death matter involving an idea, you might want to question how such a thing is possible. What you do have available is an excellent opportunity to witness both yourself and the situation with a measure of distance or objectivity. To do that, you can start with taking a breath and accepting that you are safe and loved, no matter what the immediate circumstances may be telling you. From there, take the conversation slowly and remember — no concept is worth dying for.

Taurus (April 19-May 20)
You may finally be allowing yourself a moment’s peace. What you’ve been craving for the past few weeks is specifically a sense of emotional grounding, which you’re not going to get by hashing over ideas or issues again and again. This is different than peace. Peace is also different than pushing an issue or perceiving life as a power struggle, which you seem to be doing more than usual lately. At a certain point, everyone on the way to becoming an adult learns to feel solid and secure within the present circumstances of their life, no matter what they are. At the least, you would need to trust yourself enough to make a decision when the time comes, and that time will be upon you soon enough. You seem to be making one mistake again and again, which is thinking you have to go it alone. Your peace of mind might come a lot more dependably if you let go of that particular thought.

Gemini (May 20-June 21)
You have recently passed the halfway point in a challenging and extraordinarily long journey. Did you know it when you got there? Did you feel the energy tip and the momentum of your existence shift in the direction of your destination? I trust that you did; the events of the past week or two have been so unusual, you surely must be aware that something unusual is developing. However, it was not unusual in the sense of water under the bridge, but rather in the sense of a major arrival or transition of which you are still standing close to the fulcrum. Remember these days, remember what you perceive, what you decide, and most of all, who comes into your life with a message that seems to contradict everything you ever knew — but somehow makes perfect sense.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)
As the Sun gets ready to make its annual entry into your birth sign, you may be confronted by a situation that seems polarized, out of your control or to have no obvious solution. Before I caution you against the presence of some distorting influence, I suggest you take the opportunity to go within and face the fears that may be arising. One of them may be the fear of isolation, or the gnawing sense that no matter how good your life is, emotional completion is somehow out of your reach. The more you face that fear, the more you will see the other side of the story, which is that you are in one of the most emotionally satisfying times of your life in many seasons or longer. The immediate feelings you’re going through seem designed to teach you a process, which is about holding a space of contentment in the midst of emotional intensity, change and unexpected progress.

Leo (July 22-Aug. 23)
You seem uncertain of your direction in a particular relationship, and lately the issue may be taking on larger-than-life proportions. I suggest you do your best to live one day at a time, and by that I specifically mean not putting so many appointments in your date book. There may be nothing you can do about the mystery you face about whether a person close to you is indeed being true to you, no matter how much warrior spirit you muster up. There come those days when you have to sail in a fog and trust that your spiritual navigation equipment is guiding you in the right direction. To do that requires something that is, for many people, very challenging — trusting that more than you trust your opinions, and more than you distrust the contradictory facts that confront you.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22)
Are your old fears back to haunt you again, or are your safety and sanity well assured? It appears that both are true at the same time. Remember that fears are rarely based in reality. They are mental constructions that, in most cases, were given to us by other people and then took on sorry lives of their own. The only bearing they have on reality is that they tend to become true when we let their energy take over. You seem to believe that you’re not bold or strong enough to lead your life as a creative experience. It’s as though you must continue to throw the weight of your energy into emotional issues or “service” rather than creative endeavors about which you are passionate. You may fear that your insecurity will ban you from being the creative person you so deeply long to be. If this is true, it’s only because you’re creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. Perhaps use that power another way.

Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23)
Events of the next week may push your beliefs, but they will strengthen your faith. They will teach you the difference, as well. Faith will get you far; belief is a two-edged sword and at the moment, both edges are particularly sharp. You may notice things that you don’t want to believe; you may discover beliefs that you don’t want. Remember, everything is in motion, everything is subject to revision, and above all, you must proceed in the course of any decision until you have as many facts as possible. A professional situation is developing rapidly and it may seem to call for action before you’re really ready. The pressure is coming from the rapidly building Full Moon, which is exact on the 18th. The sticking point is being created by Mercury, which in truth should be in direct motion before you make any crucial decisions, and that happens the next day. So take your space and don’t yield to the pressure.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
You may feel like you are moving into territory where you cannot discern the true opinions of others, and therefore cannot trust yourself. Yet at the moment, you need to maintain the quiet confidence that you have a clue, which is to say that you can apply that precious Scorpionic sixth sense and move through the world on intuition. You may get messages back from some inferior part of your psyche that you have no clue where you’re going, or like all your good fortune is about to reverse itself. Get over it. True, the sky is a little weird at the moment and it’s going to get stranger before normal people think things are normal again. None of this affects you: you can trust where you are, assuming you maintain awareness of who you are. You can trust people as long as you are listening to what they are saying, and discern a little of what they are not saying.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22)
You are taking the final steps toward completing a long stage of your life: a time of visioning and of manifestation; of widening your horizons and deepening them. This process is not over, if only because you learned it so well that in effect you became it. What is changing in this particular year is the need to connect your new visions with corresponding changes to the fundamental structure of your life, which you’ve no doubt had a taste of in the past two or three seasons. What you have started in this respect will continue — it’s as if the physical rearrangements you’re involved with have taken on a life of their own. Now, one last dimension of your visioning process needs to be refined. Don’t be afraid to change your plans, be they in your mind or on paper. Adjustments you make today will save you enormous work and expense in the future, and work to everyone’s profit.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20)
Sometimes the best ideas have a difficult birth, or start as one thing and emerge in physical or intellectual reality as something else. You are in just such a process right now. Something is being altered, adjusted or amended; the conversation is emerging as it progresses, as if nobody really knows what they are talking about, yet at the same time what is coming up makes total sense. Therefore, your flexibility and open mind are the two most vital resources you can keep ready, and make a note that neither of them can be purchased or bartered. The same is true of you. Any financial transaction that takes place over the next two weeks represents a symbol of who you are, but is not a measure of your worth or value, to yourself or to anyone else. Remember this and you’ll find a way to maintain your integrity while entering into the perfect compromise.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
You need to be mindful of the effect another person with an agenda is having on you. I am not inclined to say that someone has a plan you don’t want to go along with, but I want to caution you that you are in a position to go along with something you don’t want only because someone else is pushing you. Therefore, I suggest you delay decisions or commitments until you have a much clearer sense of where you stand with yourself. Many new creative and sexual horizons are opening up within you. You are seeing yourself from an angle you never imagined you could. The result could be liberating, but at the same time being in a state of flux makes you particularly vulnerable to ideas other than your own. The great news is that you have plenty of ideas that are coming right from you. If you’re not discovering who you actually are, you are encountering many truly brilliant potentials. And at such a time, what you think is far more meaningful than what anyone else might think.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
If you’re questioning whether the surge of personal growth you are going through is real, ask yourself if you’ve ever experienced anything like this before. True, you have your questions, but they are beautiful questions. You are discovering aspects to people that you didn’t know were there; you are surely making the same kinds of discoveries about yourself. The beauty of these aspects is that they suggest a deep reconciliation between your inner masculine and inner feminine sides. Let it happen. If you have to let go of ideas about yourself that you held dear forever, don’t worry about it, because you will love what replaces these old ideas and self-concepts. You’ll know that the magic is working because when you meet the Masculine and the Feminine in the world, you will see them a new way; with confidence that can only come from embracing your most authentic self.

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