ARIES (March 21-April 19). The larger context of a situation isn’t working in your favor. To regain control, identify and isolate the factors under your influence. If there doesn’t seem to be much in the category, worry not. An elegant and masterful execution of the smallest detail can generate positive energy. Many fires are started with a spark.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll trade in your definite ideas about how things should go for a softer approach that will include entertaining the possibilities. Because of the laid-back atmosphere around you, people will relax, experiment, and develop themselves in your presence. In a related story, you’ll have the loyalty of your crew.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your attention is a valuable commodity, and you’re not about to give it to anything you’ve done or seen a million times before. This week it will take something truly impressive to fully engage you, and surprisingly, there’s no lack of such stimulation. Some of it comes in the form of a complex relationship with a newcomer.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll take part in many energizing conversations. Conversations that provide resolutions will free you up for what’s to come. Conversations that lead you to learn your next steps will be similarly invigorating. Avoid conversations that are neither conclusive nor actionable. They will drain you.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You can’t see a feeling, only the way it moves across a face, inhabits a body or is projected into a person’s handiwork. This week you’re an expert at recognizing the emotional tone of those around you and echoing it for the purposes of clarity, healing, bonding and celebration.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The beauty found in skin, hair and any particular arrangement of features is, of course, fleeting and easily ruined. The same goes for superficial ugliness. Use these principles in your favor this week. Believe in your ability to transform ugliness, while seeking a deeper and more profound kind of beauty.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Does your hesitation to get to know someone come from an instinct (which you should heed) or a fear (which you should overcome)? Maybe it’s a little of both, but if the risk doesn’t seem too great, the emotional growth that’s sure to come from facing fear and handling trouble will be worth your while. Any losses incurred will be the cost of maturity and wisdom.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Know when the job is done. Draw a line. And then stop there. This is the way to maximize efficiency, productivity, viability — and pleasure, too. If you make mistakes in this regard, chalk it up to education. The way to learn boundaries and limits is to experience the consequences of crossing them.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). They’ll thank you for blazing the trail — when you didn’t even realize you were doing so. The mysterious allure of far-off destinations has a way of summoning your enthusiastic response, path or no path. That you wind up showing others the way is a lucky byproduct of your adventurous spirit.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Many obtainable prizes have very little to do with success. That is why, instead of going for the trophies, you set goals that have to do with becoming the kind of person you want to be. The rewards will be less tangible, but more integral, and yours forever. These are the kinds of victories that can never be taken away.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It is human nature to walk into a room full of people and assume that everyone in the room already knows one another — an intimidating and often untrue thought. Regardless, the group will be better for knowing you and vice versa. In a way, it’s your duty to get in there and start making some friends.   

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Should you conform to your loved one’s wishes, or should you devote yourself to your own desires first and then use the resources left over to attempt to make your loved one happy? You’ll dance around the issue and stretch yourself uncomfortably in the name of mutual fulfillment, which really is possible!

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