ARIES (March 21-April 19)

There’s an air of exaggeration or a false response to some of this week’s circumstances. For instance, people may pretend to be shocked when they aren’t really, or unconcerned when they are shaken. It will take wisdom to see the truth of social discourse. Build a margin around the truth. Consider it social bluffing.


TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

In the way that a proper lady makes it easy for a man to behave like a gentleman, or a cat brings out the canine qualities of a dog, your very presence and manner inspires certain behavior from others this week. It’s something to be aware of and experiment with in your efforts to be effective.


GEMINI (May 21-June 21)

There is something going on in your life that is presently too complex to be tackled directly. And though you’re not quite ready to take on the phenomenon, you can begin to understand it with an approach similar to that of astronomers studying black holes, observing their effect on the things around them.


CANCER (June 22-July 22)

Victorian women were scorned for showing an ankle, while Jarawa indigenous people of the Andaman Islands wore mostly mud and paint. What’s taboo in one culture is just part of daily life in another. Your sensitivity to differences and willingness to learn the rules of different cultures will be your ticket to success this week. 


LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

The superior person doesn’t take every advantage offered. Greed is forgivable among those who have been deprived. But the greed of the privileged is despicable, especially when it comes at the expense of the less fortunate. You’ll fight for justice this week and do much good to uphold the value of mutual respect.


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

In most cases, those who have “been there, done that” are far less impressed than those who have yet to experience the adventure. This week brings a rare exception to the rule: The real deal actually lives up to the hype. Those in the know will become rather hushed, wanting to keep the wonderfulness all to themselves.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)

It’s not enough for you to see what is and take it at face value. Your curiosity is insatiable. You want to know the underlying forces, to understand how those forces are exerting themselves — and why! You’ll get your answers this week, too, sometimes through direct questioning, but mostly through observation.


SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)

You’re quite aware of pride going before the fall, and so you’re rather guarded about self-congratulation. However, don’t hold back, at least privately. You need encouragement. Unfortunately, you may have to give it to yourself, as the others either haven’t caught up yet or are too self-involved at the moment to get it.


SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

People will open up to you this week because they feel safe around you. You’ll get answers to questions that weren’t asked. Sometimes you’ll learn what you didn’t want to know. But mostly, you’ll appreciate the greater understanding of human nature you’ll get because of what people share with you.


CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Nothing is all one way; no one completely embodies any single quality. Even a fool gets it right now and then. Things do not require constant analysis. Intermittently, take time off from making judgments and decisions. Pressing pause on those functions will give your mind a chance to open and refresh.


AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Look back for a reference point. Look back for context. Look back for clues about how to prepare for what you’re about to experience. Look back for a moment. Then return your eye to its primary function of looking forward. Your best moves are ahead of you. 


PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

There are those who can hold a grudge, and then there are those who hold a grudge like it’s a profession, a quest, a solemn vow. That takes a lot of energy. You don’t want to be on either side of such a vendetta. Stay psychically resilient. Move through the world with a light heart, refusing to take or give offense.