ARIES (March 21-April 19)

Children go with the pied piper of the playground — the one who gives them something to follow and makes them dance and laugh. Adults are skeptical of this character. In the adult world, fun takes a back seat to dependability. Then there’s you — both fun and responsible. No wonder you’re wildly popular this week.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

There will be an upswing of competitive posturing around you this week. You might think of this as a challenge to stay grounded. The one with the smallest ego will win in the end, mainly by staying out of the fight and looking for opportunities that are much richer than a moment of glory can afford.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21)

The one who doesn’t seem to care isn’t hardhearted or ill intentioned. That person just doesn’t see what’s at stake the way you do. You’ll become more influential this week as you try to find ways to reach that person — to educate and enlighten without pushing your own agenda. Success will be yours.

CANCER (June 22-July 22)

A minor deal is starting to go south. The easy solution is to leave — there’s very little at stake here and you don’t owe anyone. But assuming that you didn’t get here by accident, there’s more to gain by getting through this the hard way. Take a stand. State your case. Either work something out or learn from the experience.  

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

In comic books, mortals are ruled by conditions, whereas gods create them; and yet, it is often the case that the mortal still wins in the end. There’s always an advantage somewhere. This week, the “gods” will be weakened by their own selfishness, obliviousness and greed. Opportunity appears to those who seek it.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Your eyes are open to the bigger picture this week, so find many moments to stop and take in the view. Stopping is crucial. No driver is dependable while taking in the grandeur of the scenery. It’s a good way to drive off a cliff. That’s why, at the best views, there are usually places to pull over and park.   

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)

If it’s supposed to be fun, then why do you feel like an unpaid factory worker as you as you tend to it? Anything, even the fun stuff, can get tedious with too much repetition. This week is about making sweeping changes to your work and play to keep the threat of the laborious life (and attitude) at bay.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)

What is the real reason that all streams flow to the sea? Do they heed the sound of the crashing tide? No. Are they irresistibly drawn to the magnificent charisma of the sheer magnitude of water? No. Streams flow to the sea for the simple reason that the sea is lower. This speaks to the attractive powers of humility.  

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

The fight has taught you something, but there’s an end to what it has to offer. You may feel like throwing up your hands in resignation. This isn’t the same as giving up. You’re just starting to notice something bigger — something that, if you were to surrender to it, would alleviate needless suffering.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

The status quo may not be worth defending, but most will defend it anyway because it’s safe and easy — a defense that requires no thought, no fight. All it takes is a willingness to do things the way everyone else is doing them. You won’t be able to this week. You’ll be too busy with your brave innovations.  

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You weren’t there when this was created, but hey — the mystery is what makes it fun. Expect mistakes as you explore. Don’t worry about getting it wrong, or causing damage. You really can’t know what a thing is made of until it falls apart. Enjoy the intact version, but don’t be afraid to play hard either.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Instead of trying to claw your way to the top amongst fierce competition, move to where the competition is zero and be number one. Become the go-to person in a very specific category. Create your own game with your own rules. It’s not that you can’t compete in the big leagues, it’s just that you’re too smart to.