ARIES (March 21-April 19)
One surefire way to make life stressful is to compare yourself to the resume version of others. (Bonus stress if you pick out rich, famous and PhotoShopped people as your comparison points!) If stress isn’t what you want, beware: Your peaceful, easy feeling will cause you to stick out, and you’ll be too content to even care!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
The world will reflect back to you your level of self-acceptance. If you feel you’re not being taken seriously or respected or paid enough, look inwardly for the acceptance you lack. How can you better honor your gifts? How can you prove to yourself that you’re worth it? Start there, and watch things change around you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
The “authentic self” isn’t some mysterious being hiding inside you like the art that might emerge from a marble slab once it’s chipped at long enough. The “authentic self” is just you, being honest and relaying real thoughts and feelings instead of hiding under a social mask. Say the truth; life gets easy and simple.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
In this life, problems and challenges are pretty much nonstop for all breathing people. The mature ones get to work and deal with it, while the immature ones complain incessantly in hopes that someone else will fix it. As you use critical thinking to create positive change, there’s no time for grievances.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
It’s not just that you’re living on the most beautiful and diverse planet in the system; it’s also that you’re an important and inseparable part of it. Your gratitude extends out then boomerangs back — because, as it turns out, this ballet of existence is also extremely grateful to you, the dancer.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Your contributions to a project will be unique, significant and entirely imperfect. The rest of the project is also imperfect. As the odd curves and dips of your work meet with the curves and dips of the world, the picture comes together. Without you, things would be different and definitely less rich.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
You’re not worried about trying and failing. In fact, you look forward to it, since the only true failure is not trying at all. You seek to try your best, to act directly (so as not to waste time) and to aim your efforts where they are likely to count. Ease up on the expectations. Trust your heart to want and know the right thing.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)
Don’t worry; you’re not being judgmental in any harmful way. This is different. It’s about assessing the situation. Trust your mind to wander where it wants. It will pull helpful information from a variety of sources. Later you can analyze the structures that affect you (especially social ones) and come up with a plan.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
The flame of clarity will heat your soul. The action that you take will be natural and all-consuming. There will be nothing wasted, nothing wanted. Like the fire that is your element, who you are and what you do will be one in the same. You are acting unconsciously, and yet you are the consciousness.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
If you don’t feel successful, it’s only because you’re comparing yourself to the wrong people — i.e., people who aren’t you. Anyway, no one wants to be the guy who peaks too early. So if you haven’t exactly hit it yet, this week is for cranking out the productivity. Fun will happen, too, despite your serious intentions.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Your attractions change over time, and you expect the same from those you’ve known over the long run. In love and business, you want to stay on everyone’s “hot” list, and why not? Even when you’re happy with your choices, it’s good to have open options. This is why you change it up: just to keep them guessing.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
People around you find it endearing that such an appealing individual as yourself has managed to stay humble. Actually, this may be about low self-esteem that only you know about. No matter! Low and high self-esteem are two sides to the same coin. Losing your self-consciousness entirely — there’s the magic.