ARIES (March 21-April 19). How do you know it’s the big idea that’s going to launch the new you? You don’t. Probably, the more you think about it the more you think it’s not a good idea at all. It could be an utter waste of time, in fact. Still, you’re compelled to do it. Your conviction will set off a fortuitous chain of events.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Putting yourself out there in the public eye takes guts. You may not feel ready, but publicity has to happen in order to move your project to the next level. This will open you up to criticism from unqualified idiots. They don’t know, they’re jealous, they’re nowhere near your league — ignore, ignore, ignore.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You have your own version of a Mt. Everest climb coming up, and it’s going to take planning, money, excellent timing, daring, stamina and a whole lot of luck. The research you do this week will be invaluable to your journey. Talk to as many people and gather as much diverse information as possible.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). All humans, even the saints and heroes, lie. We call it pretending: changing the story and ourselves to fit the situation we’re in. It’s just part of how humans get on in this life. Knowing yourself and your moral center makes it easier to stick as closely to the truth as possible. Honesty and consistency go hand in hand.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There’s a part of you that will not be fulfilled until you make something. While you’re at it, why not make something that will really surprise, baffle and impress the witnesses, something only you could do? It may not be practical. It will take time and money that you’ll never get back. But what you will get back is sheer joy.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You can’t help but wonder what a certain person does when you’re not around. The question could take up a nice wedge of mental space this week. Everyone has secrets. Maybe this interest is piqued by your own secret side. If someone were to search your things for signs of a secret life, what would they find?

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Immature people can be irresponsible, but the two are not the same. The immature are too inexperienced to understand the best way to handle a situation. The irresponsible assume they have no role in the matter, or they willfully reject their role. You’ll encounter both types. Teach the first; avoid the second.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There are friends you haven’t talked to in years who could be mighty helpful now. The question is: Do you dare call them up after all this time has passed? And how do you get around to asking for what you need? Be bold. People will be happy to reconnect with you. Your distant friends think of you more than you realize.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Why is it so difficult to relax and do what comes naturally? It is counterintuitive to work hard to find the path of least resistance. When you feel yourself getting worked into a lather over something you’re pretty sure is supposed to be easy, back off, turn around, breathe, calm down, do nothing.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). People aren’t born knowing their rights. Some people’s basic rights have been violated so often that they never even learned what they are. Your commitment to help those who don’t know better and can’t do better will drive the action. What you think of as a small act is actually heroic and empowering.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Fun looks different for you than it does for other people. You’re not going to be parachuting out of any airplanes or adventuring through the jungle or playing the ballgame of your life. Instead, you’ll be deeply engaged in a highly specialized set of interests and having a quiet riot of a good time.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your way is no better or worse; it just is. As long as it works for you, it works — period. If you can refrain from comparing yourself to others in any way at all this week, you’ll benefit from the greater understanding of yourself that follows and the surge of confidence that comes with that.

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