August 07, 2008
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Thinking outside of the box is all well and good, and I encourage it in general, but sometimes the inside-the-box solution is perfectly viable, and a lot more convenient. Going out of your way to come up with an unconventional answer to a conventional question can be great fun, but in this case it's not necessary, and will probably slow you down. Wouldn't it be better to just get this particularly uninspiring task over and done with, so you can move on to the more interesting stuff that actually requires your creative genius?
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You might be so busy fighting your personal battles that you don't even notice who your allies—or, I should say, your potential allies—are. There are people whose goals are aligned closely enough with your own that you could easily team up, assuming you bothered to notice them, and make the suggestion. This is a total win-win; you need only take advantage of it. Naturally, if you'd rather forge on solo, that's your call—but considering that together you'd all accomplish much, much more than you would have on your own, I can't see why'd you pass up the chance.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
I know you think you've just been looking for the things and people you want in all the wrong places. Actually, you've been looking in most of the right places, but just turned up empty-handed. For now, consider the possibility that because you were so busying looking for A and B in all the scenarios available to you that you completely missed the stunning and awesome X and Z that were right in front of your nose all along. Go back and find them.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Sometimes all you can do is run down the list of excuses you have to not do something, and methodically eliminate them, one by one. You know what you've got to do, but there's a stubborn part of your brain that's going to insist on trying to trip you up or otherwise keep you from actually getting there. You can't turn that part of your brain off, so all you can do right now is try to thwart it, which will involve being more creative, resourceful, and determined than it is. Can you beat yourself at your own game? This week, find out.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
The psychic vibe this week is like a hot, sticky, still summer day, where the air almost feels too thick to breathe. Luckily, your magic power is the ability to cut through that. You're a tunder storm, don't be afraid to knock out power to whole neighborhoods and give people a scare and a soaking they won't soon forget. That's what you're supposed to be doing. If you're not make a lot of noise and changing the dynamics of the situations you find yourself in (hopefully for the better), you're not doing your job.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Most of the "good guys" and "bad guys" in your world are exactly what they seem; one or two, though, might break the mold. Reexamine them, and see if they might need your help. If they do, step in and give it to them.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Instead of waiting for the people who are supposed to take care of business to get off their asses and actually do it, step up yourself and get the shit done. It's not technically your job, but you're just as qualified, and certainly more motivated. The alternative is sitting around, stewing, and waiting for something that might never happen.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
You'll always be able to see the positive sides of everyone and everything in your life, but at this point it should be clear that in certain cases, the bad definitely outweighs the good. Stop putting up with shit you don't have to, especially since you have ample evidence that it's never going to change. Just get rid of it, already.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Don't set yourself up for embarrassment. You already spend way too much time with your foot in your mouth, trying to cram words you need to eat past your toes. Hold off on the dramatic pronouncements for a while, and wait until you're quite certain you're seeing the big picture, and won't need to recant whatever position you take.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
What started out looking like a lot of fun has turned out to be a total drag. You weren't led to this place by false pretences, per se, but you may as well have been, because what you saw is not what you got. In other words, the glimpse you got beforehand understandably caused you to make assumptions that were far from accurate. Sometimes that can lead to pleasant surprises, but in this case, it didn't. That mostly lets you off the hook. I wouldn't just walk away from this without a word, but I would walk away.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
You know how easy it is for you to fool people. Don't gloss over the possibility that you might be deceiving yourself as well. What are your real motivations here? Can you be honest with yourself about what you want, and what outcome you're trying to bring about with your actions, either consciously or unconsciously? If you can, you can also go about manifesting that directly rather than covertly, which could potentially prevent numerous misunderstandings and bruised egos later.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Unfortunately, the more you fret, the better you'll get at it. Just like anything else, practice makes perfect. Tomorrow you'll be able to cram more intense worry into less time than you could yesterday. Obviously, this is an unhealthy cycle, and one I hope you figure out how to escape from. Accept now that you'll never be able to entirely let go of worry; in some ways it's hardwired into your brain. Instead of trying to suppress it, your best bet is to counter it. Luckily, you can develop other, better thought habits, which you can use to drown out the nagging little voice in your brain that will always point out what might go wrong, forever. This week, practice those.
|Entertainment and lifestyle news for Maui, Hawaii and the surrounding Islands. Maui Time Weekly is Mauis only independent and locally owned newspaper.
Mail this link to a friend|