ARIES (March 21-April 19). You know people with more advantages than you, and it’s hard not to get jealous of their easy way of getting things that others have to work very hard for. Or: You could just think, “Good for them,” and handle what you must to get what you want. With every advantage comes a challenge, with every disadvantage, a gift.  

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). When people fail to commit to you or your project, it’s not something to take personally. What’s going on is merely a mismatch in vision. Have a conversation to learn about the other person’s needs, fantasies and expectations. There may still be a way to align your own that would be worthwhile to you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The world is not always a hospitable place with rules that can be understood. However, wherever you find yourself this week, it will be best to assume the posture of one who belongs there. When you’re out of your element it’s even more important to claim the space you inhabit and the person you’ve chosen to be.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Don’t assume that the coveted positions always go to the prettiest, smartest or most able. More often than not, the position goes to the one who got there first. You can use this principle to your advantage this week. Show up where you want to belong. Approach the ones you want to know. Don’t be afraid.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your joy is in making someone giggle, erasing a person’s hunger or bringing a different kind of excitement into someone’s experience. Such things will please you and ignite your drive more readily than any kind of ride you could take or anything you could buy or consume. To give and help — it’s pure happiness.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You are waiting so beautifully, vulnerably, for the thing that holds your high hopes. That you placed them so high was either brave or naive, but the way you sit, anticipating — there’s a certain power to it. Maybe you’ll even influence the outcome. Even if you don’t, you’re drawing love and support from other realms.  

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). To be captured by someone’s charisma — well, it just doesn’t happen every day. When you find yourself thinking that you want to be the one who comes across like that, who regards the world in a certain way, whatever way that is, that’s the sparking moment. A change is coming; this begins the blaze of inspiration.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You are constantly negotiating different realities in a way that you believe few people would understand. Most are too caught up in their own dramas to skip around existential realms with you. Still, you’re not alone in what you deal with or the way in which you do it. Reach out and share; you’ll find your kindred spirits.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). People engage people through other topics — the dog, the dishwasher, the weather. The things said in cordial conversation are seldom what people really want to communicate. But that’s the way in, and then the connection happens. You’ll get more of a grip on this and figure out how to make your tie count.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). A meticulous person is most appreciated when the potential for mayhem is strong. The one who pays attention, keeps careful notes and is there to recall what others may have forgotten — this person will be regarded as an invaluable fixture in the lives of others. This week, that person is you. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll show grace in the way you’re dealing with the pressures of life. That is the proof of good character — those moments when you really don’t have to do anything, but you choose to do something that’s very specifically just so… you. This week brings a few of them.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your professional mission is shifting. When your work is an extension of the best of who you are, and when it gives you a sense of purpose and energizes you with good vibes, you don’t have to worry so much about balancing work and pleasure. The work is a pleasure; the balance is innate.