ARIES (March 21-April 19)

Talent is overrated. Attitude and work ethic will win every time. You don’t have to have a talent for something to do well with it, and you’re not guaranteed to do well at something just because you have a talent for it. You’ll benefit from thinking of talent as merely a bonus that pushes things over the top.

 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Sometimes the reasons to remain faithful to a cause have little to do with the cause itself. It could be that it’s simply easier to maintain your position than to change. Or perhaps the opposition is too irritating to concede to or align with. Good fortune will come of knowing your truth on the matter, whatever it may be.

 

GEMINI (May 21-June 21)

Your concept of “good enough” is what’s getting a hard look this week. You have something that works but could work much, much better. But you’re not sure you want to stop all the action and devote yourself to making the improvement. Over time, the effort you make in this regard will pay you back threefold. 

 

CANCER (June 22-July 22)

You already know how to be proficient at what you do. You’ve experienced the rewards of fitting in, doing your part, achieving what’s expected. Now you’re ready to aim for excellence. Greatness requires self-knowledge. Self-knowledge requires detachment. Stop; drop back; see the bigger picture of your life.

 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

The Greek philosopher Socrates, who is considered to be the godfather of Western philosophy, believed that we all have the knowledge we need inside of us already, though we may need help in bringing it to the surface of our awareness. This week, that help will come in two forms: loving support and challenge.

 

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

What you give is sometimes deeply appreciated and other times completely overlooked. Having experienced both sides of it, you know there are benefits either way. While it’s nice to be noticed, there’s much that can be accomplished under the radar. It’s why this week you’ll prefer to work anonymously. 

 

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)

People have different social needs and appetites. Note that you’ll be extremely attractive to all kinds of people this week. Some will want you to join the group; others will want to whisk you away for some alone time. Lucky for them, you’ll be feeling curious and up for most kinds of adventures. 

 

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)

Much of the population is oblivious to introspection. They believe, as long as philosophers are doing the philosophical exploration, they don’t have to bother. Contrastingly, you can’t imagine your life without personal philosophical introspection, and this week it will lead you to make an important decision.

 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This week’s dilemma: “The world is so hard, and I’m so soft! What is to be done about it?” Two things. Protect yourself as needed, but don’t go overboard. (You wouldn’t want to confuse being alive with actually living.) Secondly, don’t underestimate the power of soft things. Water is soft, and it literally moves mountains. 

 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Are you being too easy on yourself? Are you being too hard on yourself? Are you thinking too much or too little about your part in it all? The answer to all of the above questions is “yes” at one time or another. Service and contribution is the overarching remedy for whatever ails you. It gets you out of your head! 

 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Many around you have forgotten or neglected a means of examining themselves, so your willingness to step back and have a think about your role and approach to it will have a bigger impact than you realize. You are very inspiring to others in your own quiet way. It’s a gentle, slow-growing style of inspiration.

 

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Ideological clashes abound. There are so many groups you don’t agree with in theory. And yet, there’s hardly a person you can’t find something to like about when it’s one-on-one. Ultimately, your fairness and genuine love of humanity makes you easy to talk to, which allows you to learn quite a lot this week.

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