I am a strong believer of a fresh horoscope to start off a fresh new week. I have followed Cal Garrison’s “Star Power” for a while now. Here is your Star Power for this week.

STAR POWER- updated every Wednesday  – august 17, 2011-

By: Cal Garrison


VIRGO: August 21 – September 20

You’re feeling like you can’t move forward until you finish certain things off. It would be great to get on with the show because whatever needs completion doesn’t require as much as you think you need to give it. I see you having an opportunity to break free from the millstone around your neck and a sense of hesitancy about this that isn’t warranted. This could be one of those rare times when impulse should reign over caution. Check in with your more change oriented friends and have them give you their spin on how to let go of your fears and get out of the box.

LIBRA: September 21 – October 20

You’ve got better things to do than sit around waiting for life to come and get you. If your love life isn’t working it’s because you need an independent partner who doesn’t need to be joined at the hip, but who knows enough to treat you like the greatest show on Earth. The way things look you’re probably dealing with a self centered narcissist who can’t even see you. Forgive me if this doesn’t apply. For those of you who don’t fit this particular shoe, you’re most likely clearer about your own worth than those of you who keep underselling yourself when it comes to love.

SCORPIO: October 21 – November 20

There’s a point where you really have to stop and look at what your bright ideas are actually getting you. If you went into this with an idealistic attitude, lately it all seems like you got sucked in. You’ve just about had enough. Any sense of angst about whether to stay or go could be easily dealt with if you could listen to yourself instead of worrying about what people will think if you decide to fly out of here. Give it some thought. Recent awakenings have helped you to see that playing it safe can cost a lot more than telling the truth about what you really want in your life.

SAGITTARIUS: November 21 – December 20

There’s a difference between making real changes and stuffing all of your issues into the closet. You’ve known for a long time that you’ve had to find a way to make this work. If your efforts to please are working for both of you, congratulations; if you’re not getting what you want out of this then something is ‘off.’ Check in long enough to see what’s up and try to have a conversation that involves exploring your needs too. Glossing over the details and overlooking the elephant in the living room has taken too much away from your right to fulfillment.

CAPRICORN: December 21 – January 20

Too much is going on all at once. You’re either whipped or you’re feeling like the Master of the Universe. It could be that you run back and forth between the two states wondering which one’s for real. I don’t know how things work for you but I get the sense that you always feel better when you know everything’s under control. You’ve made enough good decisions to be certain that even the stuff you haven’t totally handled will come together in time. At this point, you’ve got to be willing to let some of the emotional stuff rest long enough to manage the logistics.

AQUARIUS: January 21 – February 20

You’ve gotten so detached you’ve forgotten some pretty basic stuff. For many of you, there is a total disconnect going on with the emotions. On a certain level it’s good to be able to separate from things enough to be objective – but when the whole process of allowing yourself to feel gets lost, it’s time to look at yourself. Others are hurt or upset by the fact that they can’t get through to you. You’re smart enough to sense this, but you can’t seem to go to a place that allows you to open up and do whatever it takes to heal it. Do yourself a favor and open your heart.

PISCES: February 21 – March 20

When you belong somewhere, you don’t have to wait to be invited or push to get in. Think about that. And while you’re at it, consider the virtues of letting things happen only if they’re meant to. So much of what’s making your life harder right now has to do with the fact that you keep trying to force things that don’t seem to be responding to you. Back up far enough to see that if you’re not meant to be part of this, there are other things to do. You know as well as I do that we have to accept ‘what is,’ and trust that when things don’t work out it means they weren’t meant to be.

ARIES: March 21 – April 20

You need to be careful of the company you keep. Sometimes we get into situations where we connect with people for all the wrong reasons. Most of what this is about has to do with the fact that you’re wounded in similar ways. Seen in that light, why would you need to spend time with someone who can only keep you stuck in the same old story? Look at what you want and try to understand you’re worth a little better. At a certain point all of us have to make choices that involve graduating from any situation that keeps us trapped in our primary wounds.

TAURUS: April 21 – May 20

The whole business of tying things up and bringing them to closure has helped you understand why it went this way. It doesn’t matter to anyone but you, but as you reflect on the way everything came down, you know for sure that you’ve done your best. For many of you any sense of satisfaction is colored with a touch of sadness; whatever that’s about, you need to just let it go. When one door closes, another one opens. As you say goodbye to things, it would help for the bigger part of you to see the light that is shining on the next chapter of your life.

GEMINI: May 21 – June 20

You are having a hard time coming to terms with other people and their hypocrisy. If you could be truthful it would be one thing, but this is one of those situations where it would fall on deaf ears. I’m not exactly sure how you need to handle this. For your own sake it might be good to take it up with an objective third party. If you think you need to go off on your own long enough to think about whether this is worth turning into an issue, it might be a good idea. A little time out would ease the tension and help both of you see that you’re ready to sit down and iron things out.

CANCER: June 21 – July 20

You’d love to stay here forever but it looks like it’s time to move on. The last thing you ever dreamed of is about to take you elsewhere. Any need to weigh this decision for more than a few days will hold you back. If you’ve got considerations about family, responsibilities or too many of the ties that bind, try to get out from under the need to co-depend long enough to see that you’re not glued to this spot. As crazy as it may look to you and whoever’s there with you, you need to get uprooted and re-planted in a place where your spiritual growth can really take off.

LEO: July 21 – August 20

You know what you need to do but the tendency to overcomplicate things is making it hard for you to make a move. If life seems to be holding you back, how far will you have to stretch to break through whatever it is that seems to be the problem? Mundane considerations relating to security and your pictures of what someone like you ought to be doing don’t have any bearing in situations where the spirit longs for a freer form of expression. Don’t lock yourself in. Try to see this as the moment in time where everything you ever wanted is just waiting for you to go for it. | RDW