ARIES (March 21-April 19). The work can be hard enough. Couple that with the vulnerability you feel when you put it out into the world for others to judge, and it can be enough to prevent you from getting started. The answer is to take the pressure off. Tell yourself it doesn’t have to be perfect or even good. The important thing is that you begin.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There’s a powerful intuition alive in you this week, no doubt activated by your high-minded cause: to support and uplift others. With a goal like that, you can’t go wrong. Put this intention in the driver’s seat, and let it call the shots, however illogical those calls may seem in the moment.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Self-knowledge leads to success. While it’s easy to know some things about yourself, your emotional landscape is deep, varied and complex. Until you get your thoughts down on paper, you won’t understand what you’re really going through. Don’t worry if it reads like lunacy — it’s only for your eyes.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Have you ever wondered why the fashion world changes every season? It’s because no one can excite, motivate and impress others by showing them what they expect or what they’ve seen before. This week you’ll find success with a new approach, even though the old way was working just fine.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Ideally, you would be surrounded by people who value the aspects of you that you value in yourself. Unfortunately, you may find yourself instead serving the interests of people who care most about getting their own needs met. If you can swallow your pride, there is great financial and emotional opportunity in this.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your stress level will be linked to your relationship with time. Trying to fit all of the experiences into a short period can be the most stressful way to live. Peace and tranquility will be the result of letting things unfold in their natural rhythm without worry or manipulation from the outside.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The assets that will buoy you this week are an attitude of curiosity and a willingness to experiment. Talking about problems may only make them worse. Go a step further and talk about solutions instead. Propose a number of options because it’s likely that you’ll have to try a few before you strike upon the one that works.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’d like to think that you have such strong will and personal energy that you can control the emotional weather around you. However, the environment matters, too, and maybe more than you want it to. Go where the cheerful people are. They need you, you need them, and that’s where you can do the most good.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Part of having a strong will is having a strong won’t. Know your boundaries, follow your own rules, let others in on your personal policies. Once they get an understanding of what you’re about, they will stop asking you for the things you don’t want to give.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll be inspired by those who have lived through bad and good times. Work is a main focus. Keep in mind that the best paying job may not be the one that brings you the most abundant lifestyle. There are many forms of compensation that matter more than money. You deserve to be fulfilled on many levels.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). When the situation isn’t working, it’s likely because you’re trying to balance too many elements. Something must be cut. The good news is, this week you have a strong instinct for what that is. Also, you have a compassionate way of doing what needs to be done. It is the highest and best for all involved.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’re not on Cloud 9 yet, but you know it’s up there. Why put limits on the amount of pleasure you’re allowed to experience? Make the leap. Don’t worry — you won’t fall through. The sense of accomplishment you’ll get will bring you enough buoyant happiness to allow for dancing on improbable surfaces.