ARIES (March 21-April 19). As much as you want a

project to advance, it may retreat instead. Whichever way it goes, try to see it as a gift, a signpost, an indication that the universe has its own peculiar logic. In the end, you can trust that all is on your side. Really, there is no backward or forward, only different versions of here and now.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Some say reality is

something to deal with, others say it’s something to rise above, and still others say reality is so subjective that there’s a chance it doesn’t exist at all. As for you, being willing to tolerate different views and try out different perspectives makes your reality a beautiful experience. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The Russian saying

goes, “The tallest blade of grass is the first to be cut by the scythe.” You could make a good case for blending in this week, and there’s a way to do it that still allows you to be fully yourself. Mostly this has to do with being a good listener and giving people a high quality of attention.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). It is never a waste of

time to follow your curiosity, because this is the first step to developing your creativity. Whether your curiosity leads you to a dead end or a true muse, you’re still better for following it this week. Imagination is a magic ingredient. Mix it with anything you do to transform the ordinary into pure gold. 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). A challenge will snap you

out of the routine. It was threatening to get boring anyhow! As you examine the considerable task that lies before you, you’ll experience a rush of vitality. This is who you really are. You’ll be so involved with what you’re doing, you may not even notice the one who is falling in love with you.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). An issue has been heavy

on your heart, and you finally have the right words to say your piece. Now, you just need to wait for the right moment to express those words. Don’t rush. Timing is crucial for many reasons, including that you are going to need the full attention of your audience. 

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The way of the world is

to tell you “we’re all doing this” and make you feel that if you’re not “doing this,” then you’re out. Of course, this is absurd. There is no “we’re all,” and there’s nothing that anyone’s doing that you should automatically follow. Stay thoughtful and true to your inner guidance. 

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’ll be surrounded

by new friends and influences. Stay grounded in who you are; they’ll love meeting you. Don’t feel you must fit in. You have plenty in common underneath it all, but forget about finding commonalities for now. They’ll want to know about you because you’re different. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your ambitions

are within reach, but this is not going to be easy. You’ll weigh your odds and calculate your risk to determine which efforts are worth it. In the end, you’ll wind up putting much more into this than you ever thought you would, but you’ll never regret what you did for love. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Anyone can have

high standards for a moment, but you maintain them over time — and it gets easier as you go. Because you’re like this, you’ll be promoted. Don’t be surprised if you find you’re doing most of the work. They simply can’t keep up with you. Eventually, they will learn. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You take pleasure in

your work. As you make this obvious to others, you’ll gain support and other very tangible rewards for your efforts. Everyone wants to be near the fun, especially the kind of fun that is happening in environments and circumstances that are not usually associated with fun. 

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You respect your

elders and appreciate the perspective of those who have dabbled far and wide, accomplishing things you’ve never experienced. Yet, you still want to do something that no one else seems to think is a good idea. Your inner drive is far more compelling than any external influence ever will be.