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    Expanded Pride

    astrolKnown as one of the seven deadly sins, pride is said to be the one from which all other sins arise.

    By definition, pride is a reasonable or justifiable self-respect; or improper and excessive self-esteem known as conceit or arrogance. Inventory where you fall on the spectrum of self-aggrandizement vs. solid self worth as you prepare for your potential creativity to burst forth, expanding and expressing your self-discovery. A healthy, humble self-esteem is your platform. There are no dreams too big for this planetary momentum!

    ARIES (March 21–April 19) Some may argue that persons born under your sign may not need an additional self worth boost. Let’s just say that you are in your element, and your brilliance is likely to produce great creative work. Perhaps most importantly, you are bound to have copious amounts of fun doing it.

    TAURUS (April 20–May 20 ) Picture yourself in your dream house lavishly filled with all the comforts you can imagine. Your senses are overflowing with joy as you are perched in your favorite chair, feeling like the king or queen of this abode. Let the possibilities of creating this inner sanctuary unleash and expand your entire sense of rootedness in this physical reality.

    GEMINI (May 21–June 20) You will be in heaven as the Universe directs the spotlight on you, hands you a microphone, and begs you to talk, tell stories, exaggerate and elaborate! Your mastery of language and ability to bridge the odds and ends will not go unrecognized. You are the master storyteller, and it would be a crime against nature to muzzle yourself right now.

    CANCER (June 21–July 22) Life has been rough on you lately. Sometimes we have to empty out completely in order to realign with our updated values. Gripping your good luck charm, and doing your work, has infused you with a stronger sense of self value. The investments made in your own self worth will begin to manifest in the literal world of money and the things it can buy.

    LEO (July 23–August 22) Your year to shine starts now! When you know that you are the king of the forest, you don’t have to go around roaring to intimidate the rest of the pride into submission. Let your natural creativity, leadership, and joy radiate over humanity like the warming sun seeping under our skin. Your solar fire is the life-affirming inspiration that propels our enthusiasm to live. Don’t hold back!

    VIRGO (August 23–September 22) Perhaps there is no one more devout than you. You have been given the divine responsibility of mastering something of your choice. Anyone who attempts to master a craft meets the moment of frustration where we drop to our knees and ask for guidance, courage, and strength to continue. You have God’s ears now, and you will begin to see the manifestation of your faith!

    LIBRA (September 23–October 22) One can never have too many friends according to many Libras I know. Now you will be leading your community of peeps into the future, while envisioning the long-range goals of the clan. Due to your gift of relating well to everyone, expect others to jump on your bandwagon. You could sell just about anything to anyone right now.

    SCORPIO (October 23–November 21) This is the beginning phase for being recognized, honored, and rewarded for your creative contributions in your career. If you are forced to let go of one thing, it is simply the Universe making room for the next bigger gig. Don’t let this time pass you by without negotiating your desires, as you and your skills are the hot commodity.

    SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21) Your questing nature will love the start of this current trend that beckons you to hop on any train or plane that you can. You are likely to meet special people on the trail of your walkabout, and possibly bring you the rare and significant mate to settle in with. If you already have that designated other, bring her/him along for a convivial atmosphere.

    CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19) If your next big business or real-estate transaction requires access to other people’s money, now is the time to receive that gift. You may have to pay it back someday, so don’t be gluttonous. Also, you may find the climate of your sexual life a bit less transactional and far more relaxed and gratifying…maybe even intimate!

    AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18) You will have ample opportunities in your relationships to swallow the commitment bait. Don’t worry; it won’t kill you. It could actually render you a participant, rather than being
    in orbit in your own Universe. Understandably, you do love your freedom, but sometimes true freedom is found through commitment.

    PISCES (February 19–March 20) You will have multiple creative projects on the burners, and many will eventually lead to a degree of recognition. This state of semi- servitude will actually give you pleasure, as the abounding creative sparks excite and tantalize your future fire. Remember to serve your physical body as well. It is the key to your vitality, which keeps you able to take on this daily grind.

    Linda Amburgey has owned Crystal Way Metaphysical Center for 11 years, and has been an Intuitive Reader for 20 years. To book readings, on-going counseling for couples or for individuals, events and parties, please e-mail her at or call 415-218-5096.