ARIES (March 21-April 19)
What polishes the jewel to brilliance? Friction. The best cleaner fluid in the world won’t work without friction, but friction will work without any cleaning fluid. Remember this as you get into the work this week. It’s not about finding the perfect solution; it’s about meeting the opposing forces again and again.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
You interpret what’s going on inside you with the pictures and language of your mind, but those impulses are purer than words and visuals. Stop translating and just feel. It may help to move your body more, as this has a way of shutting up the internal chatter. Movement is the true language of feeling.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
Sure, the obstacles have something to teach you, but you already knew that. Also, you’re pretty sure they’re going to show up on their own whim and without regard to your preferences. So why in the world would you seek the hard road on purpose? Instead, just seek the road you think you might enjoy.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
The first move is something to very carefully consider, as there can only be one. That said, the most important thing about any first move is that it is, in fact, made. So don’t go back and forth hemming and hawing, debating yourself into inaction.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Don’t wait to be chosen. If you wait to be chosen you will be, and that’s a problem because in that scenario you won’t get the chance to choose yourself. Instead you’ll be swept into someone else’s narrative and you’ll never know the story you would have made if you had to invent it yourself from scratch.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You feel how you feel, and there’s really not a lot you can do about that. Sure, you could decide to feel differently, but, unfortunately, deciding doesn’t always make it so. Instead of trying to be the authority over your feelings, accept them. Get to know them. Interact with them. Influence is gained through understanding.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
You are where you are, and you don’t get anywhere else by calling it something different or wishing it were “over there” instead. Accept your current place as the starting point. There’s something to work through this week that can’t be jumped over or gotten around.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)
Fitness isn’t just for the body; it’s for the soul, too. Heavy feelings are like heavy weights. They can be good for you when you’re ready for them. Deal with a little at a time and work up to the big stuff. Lifting heavy feelings (but not too heavy) will build your emotional muscle tone this week.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Wisdom is the ability to see in the moment what most people only realize in retrospect. You’ll be wise this week. There will be a temptation to speak your wisdom to those who need it — though, paradoxically, that would be unwise, since people rarely follow advice. Turn your wisdom to your own life instead.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
There’s always a trade-off when you’re dealing with people. You trade a sense of belonging for a piece of your independence. You trade security for freedom. You trade creativity for validation, pure expression for acceptance. These trades are necessary and just part of life, but they are better made consciously.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
A good part of the week will be devoted to trying to figure out if the feelings you’re having are the same as the feelings those around you are having. This won’t be something you can schedule; rather it’s what happens organically as you go about your business in the world of working and living with others.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
They say that variety is the spice of life — accurate. Spices rarely have nutritional value. An exclusive diet of cinnamon and cayenne and cumin would lead to certain death. Just be careful not to confuse the exciting thing for the main dish this week and you’ll do better than fine.