ARIES (March 21-April 19). The world is full of the walking wounded and now you count yourself among them. There is a hurt in you that doesn’t seem to be healing as quickly as you want it to, if it’s healing at all. Gentle self-care is needed this week. Give yourself a chance to relax and let the feelings out — they are a salve for this spiritual pain.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll be thinking back on a certain relationship and how so much went wrong with it. If you stay in those thoughts, your mood will diminish. Truly there was a lot right with it, too. Maybe things were even mostly right. Give credit where credit is due. This will help you release the past with love and move on.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your feelings are as volatile as a solar wind and could sputter and spout with repercussions affecting distant orbiting bodies. Fortunately, you’ve learned some nifty techniques for directing your love, anger, fear and joy appropriately and effectively. You’ll keep learning, too, as you allow yourself to work things through.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Yes, it’s all been done before. But not by you. You fear that what you’re turning out is derivative, maybe even unconsciously stolen from your role models, colleagues, admired pantheon — a legitimate fear, but let it go. No one is you. The world still needs to see the way you do it and will be better for what you’ll contribute.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The astral gift of the week springs from funny twists to your ordinary daily life and routines. The result will be the kind of oddly specific-yet-blended moods that are hard to name but profound to experience. Take note. Snap a picture. You’ll share these moments with those closest to you for years to come.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Most people don’t have a complete social toolkit. They’ll use the tools they have until those tools no longer work. When you don’t like the way someone is treating you, consider that this person is only using the tools he or she has had to learn to get by in the world. Stop letting it work, and you’ll get a different behavior.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It’s not like it was so easy to become who you are. You made some hard choices. You made some lazy ones, too, when you were tired and didn’t have the strength. You’re stronger now and will feel ready to return to the challenge you couldn’t quite figure out before. You’re still becoming who you are.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Of course you can change, and you will when you’re ready. Getting ready can be a frustrating and tedious process. This week the voice inside that says “now’s the time” will start small and get louder and more angst-ridden until it gets your attention, often as unpleasantly as a baby’s cry in the night.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Rest assured: This isn’t all the good you’re going to get out of life. Some of the good is hiding. This week you’ll have to tease it out, as you would a timid animal seeking shelter in the brush. To get the good to come to you, invite it softly into your presence with a lightness of tone and a treat or two.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The psychological notion referred to as the “negativity effect” says that humans tend to focus significantly more on the negative than the positive while letting unfavorable circumstances have a far stronger emotional influence than favorable ones. You’ll be the anomaly — the optimist everyone needs!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ve a happiness set point. You’ll dip below and soar above that baseline, but most of the week will be spent in the familiar zone. Pay attention to what triggers ups and downs. The simple equation for a better life: More time with up influences and less time with down influences.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There’s an inner heat that keeps you warm through chilly circumstances. Being around a fire sign this week (i.e., Aries, Leo or Sagittarius) is what keeps that glow going. Others will follow you and could even grow dependent on your heat. So what do you envision you could do with so much help?