Shooting it Straight – Fire Signs/Aug 12-16

Here’s a heads-up on the challenge or obstacle you’re likely to face in your love relationship this week (problem) and what’s at the root of it (action). The advice is irreverent, a bit cheeky, unfiltered and admittedly brazen. The message is putting either you or your partner on notice. You know who you are! If you’re offended by the truth or strong language–stop here.


It’s time to review your obligations and to look at whether something is working…or not. Either of you may be carrying the weight of responsibility with lots of overages–overwork, overtime, over-extension because you’ve been manipulated into doing so. Ambition comes with an expensive price tag emotionally or physically. Perhaps one of you is making mountains out of molehills concerning financial prospects, options, or appearance. Someone feels as if they’ve been blocked from an opportunity and could now be considering the next steps and where to go from here. While new possibilities will demand a lot, the load can be shared if both are willing. In fact, if one of you will stop thinking that you’re the ONLY one qualified to do the job or release some of those career demands, you might actually be able to focus on having fun in your relationship. Lighten the load, otherwise, you might have to make a choice–do you want to go on vacation or do you want to go to the hospital?

And what is it that either of you may need to know but don’t really want to hear?

Work with me.


I come in peace. Someone’s moving on from an offer, perhaps to avoid emotional attachment. Escapism could be used as a means of a bypassing involvement because of fear caused by a past letdown. However, events will push the rewind button to get you to the other side of a situation where you keep making the same mistakes. Either of you may feel compelled to express your feelings about a matter you thought was resolved. The goal is for movement–literally or figuratively–to make the transition away from abusive relationships and disappointing conditions that waste time, energy, or effort. This might mean finally addressing a stressful situation where either of you felt trapped, stuck in negative thinking, or needed to better handle life by letting go of excuses for bad habits, circumstances, or relationships that have been getting in the way of real happiness.

And what is it that either of you may need to know but don’t really want to hear?

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. (Lewis B. Smedes)


Sick of being alone? One of you has got some soul searching to do and some decisions to make. Rather than become jaded, take the opportunity to discover who you are in the context of circumstances. Someone needs to deal with a compulsion to control and dominate situations. A temporary time out could be necessary to conduct a self-health checkup or find some missing answers while learning to appropriately deal with the challenges of life. Once you do a little brutal introspection, you’ll be better prepared for the soon-to-be entrance of someone who can add more depth to your life. Love needs to make sense and go beyond just the physical. Start “hearing” what you heard. Better choices in partnering come through listening and observing, not over-analyzing something to the brink of death or acting on irrational fears. If you’re not clear on who you are and what you want, you’re likely to get involved (again) for the wrong reasons. You’ve got an opportunity to make healthier decisions and either bail out or block an impending disaster if you take your time and play it smart.

And what is it that either of you may need to know but don’t really want to hear?

The data on dating

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[Deck: Golden Tarot by Kat Black| U.S. Games Systems, Inc.]

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