ARIES (March 21-April 19)
It’s good to be liked, but only if you’re liked for what you want to be. That is the dangerous thing about pretending. You never know when someone’s going to believe the pretense — or worse, prefer it. And what if that someone is you? Well, that’s when pretending becomes legitimate change.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Frustration is born of the discrepancy between expectation and actuality. You may have realistic expectations and yet reality seems not to want to obey. That’s the prerogative of reality. Your acceptance of this is where things get interesting. This week you’ll be set apart for your ability to rise above and roll with it.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
In cellphone conversations and in life, lost connections are usually caused by outside interference. For this reason, try not to take the dead line personally. The environment is typically beyond our control and impervious to our intentions. This reality has you all the more grateful when things do go your way.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
Some compliments will be hard to accept this week. Seemingly misaligned, they land awkwardly inside your self-concept. You’re still getting used to what other people see in you. Regardless, a simple “thank you” will suffice for now. You’ll soon find equilibrium between what you like about you and what they do.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
When a solution comes easily, you’ll move on to the next puzzle. When it doesn’t, you’ll keep after the one you have until there’s a breakthrough. Either way, you’re working on a problem. That’s what life is. So there’s no point in wishing you didn’t have problems. Such wishing only creates bad feelings. Love your problems.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
There’s tension. You’re not imagining it. Subtle conflicts are happening around you. More people are aware of this than are letting on. To be aware of the layered nature of social dynamics can be both a blessing and a curse. You’ll find a benefit from your special knowledge if you stay somewhat detached from it.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
If it makes sense to you, it makes sense. You get to create your own rules of logic — then again, so does everyone. Your effectiveness has as much to do with understanding your own logic as it does with understanding theirs. Jostle your thinking to match up with another person’s and you’ll have the golden ticket.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)
What’s a weed, really? Some “weeds” are prettier than the plants that were originally intended. Even so, a garden is a plan, and a weed isn’t part of the plan. Your personal growth is getting a bit weedy, as unwanted influences creep in. It’s nothing you can’t root out, once you decide what does and doesn’t belong.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
To know the scale of a thing, you need a comparison by which to measure. For instance, the scale of a problem is determined by the size of the person experiencing it. This week you will try on different mindsets. You’ll inflate your mind, heart and spirit to its largest size and view the trouble as much smaller.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Observation will bring you much — not joy exactly, or even good fortune in any form you can quantify. But you’ll be more engaged with life in all its tones, colors and complexities. This is something better than happiness. It’s being a part of what matters. The witness is the first agent of change.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
When you make a mistake, even a small one, you tend to magnify the importance of it as though, by blowing it up, you can learn more from the pain. When another person makes a mistake, you do the opposite. You diffuse the attention and minimize the damages. Is there a place in the middle that’s appropriate?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Complaining to those who are not in a position to fix the situation is ineffective and a bad habit to fall into. But to air a grievance to the one who can rectify it may not only solve your trouble this week; it could bring a level of awareness that helps a lot of other people, too. You’ll be an advocate and maybe even a hero.