ARIES (March 21-April 19)

Wanting a thing isn’t an act of boldness to a child, who has yet to find out that life can be disappointing. But when someone is well aware of the many ways circumstances can defy our expectations of them and yet that person still dares to harbor ambitious wishes… well, there’s great power in that kind of optimism.

 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Ben Franklin said that life’s tragedy is getting old too soon and wise too late. It might be argued that the real tragedy is that we futilely try to boss around time instead of accepting its unchangeable nature. Until time travel is a viable option, the thing to do is to use what you have, no complaints.

 

GEMINI (May 21-June 21)

What if desire went before reason, passion before what’s practical? It’s not recommended to act without thinking, but it’s also not recommended to act without dreaming of the full range of options, including seemingly impossible ones. Entertaining the full spectrum gives you the best chance at satisfaction. 

 

CANCER (June 22-July 22)

People relax differently. What your loved ones consider calming you may actually find stressful and vice versa. In matters of relaxation, you have to do it your way, because it doesn’t count if it doesn’t serve the function of rest — to create a neutral state in which your body can rebuild and spirit can rejuvenate. 

 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

You’ve built your walls, and you feel you need to put them up every once in a while, just to make sure they’re still strong enough to keep out the riffraff, the danger and the codependency. It’s that last one that gets tricky. It’s good to need and be needed, but much depends on context. It’s a week to be discerning.

 

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Don’t wait for a dire situation to take an every-man-for-himself kind of approach. This kind of attitude is appropriate in some situations. It can be a test. If each person takes responsibility, the week goes smoothly. Bonus: You’ll be fortified by the knowledge that you’re working with responsible people who are your equals.

 

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)

Maybe the good you do will be forgotten — or worse, some people will actually believe it was their own doing. This matters not for a second and not in the slightest. Doing the good — in fact, doing your very best — that’s what matters. You’ll dedicate yourself to it this week… and it’s one that will really count.

 

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)

You don’t care what others think, but the way things look does matter to you. You have an artistic eye — and a scientific one, too. Appearances are information. They speak to the integrity of a thing. You won’t make a move until everything looks and feels right to you. 

 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Albert Einstein said that the world will be destroyed not by those who do evil but by those who watch them without doing anything. Your role as a witness will be key this week, not just as someone watching to prevent evil but also someone who promotes and encourages good wherever you find it. 

 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

This is the kind of week that reminds you that better days are coming, and mostly because you’re so busy, thoughtful, diligent and forward-thinking that you’re creating those better days with habitual effort. You’ll have the energy and organization of mind to make incredible things happen.  

 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Is it true that quiet people have loud minds? What’s going on in yours at times this week is not so much loud as it is cacophonous. It needs to be sorted. Some signals need to be quieted completely. This can be accomplished by hearing them out, shutting them down or, more likely, both.

 

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Have you ever worked on something until it got really good and then kept working on it until it somehow got much worse? There’s a sweet spot with everything, from bread dough to buildings, popcorn to people. Stay aware. Use your senses. Know when to back down and when to stop and you’ll be successful this week.

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