ARIES (March 21-April 19). People make mistakes. Punishment doesn’t really correct the problem, and service going forward is more positive for all. You’ll be in a position to give someone a chance to earn back your respect and esteem. They may succeed, and maybe not. Either way, you’ll feel better for taking the compassionate road. 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). They say you can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends. It isn’t always that simple. Social life is political. Sometimes friends come in a package deal. This week you’ll meet friends of friends, and the associations will be telling. A gracious yet reserved approach will be best.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Memory is like weather, sometimes casting life in a sunny glow, other times in gloom and dreariness. Then there are the tyrannical storms. However you remember things, it’s your mind’s way of dealing with an experience that’s all yours. But remembering it one way doesn’t necessarily mean it happened that way. 

CANCER (June 22-July 22). It’s difficult to get excited about a choice you made only because it was the lesser of two evils (or more likely, the lesser of two mediocre options). So before you choose, think beyond where you stand. Might there be other options if you walked a mile or two in another direction? Be adventurous. Keep seeking. 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). In every task you take on, you’ll be like an artist trying to find your “voice.” It’s not a matter of adding or changing anything. Rather, it’s a matter of going deeper into what interests and excites you while moving away from what you’re doing simply because it seems to be the accepted, approved-of thing of the moment.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The formula is pretty simple this week, only because you truly know yourself and you clearly see what needs to happen next to bring about the highest good for you and yours. Here’s the formula: You want it, you ask for it, you believe you’ll get it, you do the work, and finally it is yours. 

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There’s someone close to you who has been wounded in the heart and needs your help to heal. Most around you would be inclined to take the tough approach, but you’ll see that tenderness is what’s needed. Lovesickness is best cured by applying more love. 

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There are facts you learned in school that will never apply to real life, but what you will apply is the way that you learned them. There was a demand of you, and you met it in a certain time period whether you liked it or not. That discipline is what you’ll apply to this week’s work to wonderful effect. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Some say that the way to do more is to waste less time. Others say wasting time is good because it helps you relax and understand what you really should be doing. Maybe achievement is overrated, though it does tend to raise your spirits and self-esteem, so it’s probably what you’ll choose now. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). This week it will be easier to add to your life than to subtract from it. For instance, breaking a bad habit may take more energy and motivation than you have now. But what you do have the energy for is deciding on a good habit that could possibly, in time, take over and replace the bad habit completely. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There will be much asked of you this week that you will have no desire to do. There’s a way to turn people down without the sting of rejection. With a little forethought and a lot of compassion, you’ll manage to be so gracious in your “no” that they’ll feel you said “yes” to something better. 

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). One rule to unfettered happiness is to remember what you receive and forget what you give. However, this might also be a way to spoil your loved ones rotten. If they keep taking and taking without any accountability, they will never understand your true value to their lives. Resist being taken for granted, out of love.