ARIES (March 21-April 19)

All the power and control comes from responsibility. You’ll take responsibility and then quickly recognize the relationship between action and reaction, choice and consequence. When the outcome is dissatisfying, you’ll change tactics, make a different choice and keep adjusting until the result is favorable.


TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Even though the benefits to making a schedule and sticking with it are obvious, it’s the spontaneous moves that will be most memorable. The beauty is that there’s room to do both the expected and the unexpected. Also, because of your playful attitude, you’ll be able to get away with quite a lot in the name of fun. 


GEMINI (May 21-June 21)

Charlie Chaplin famously said, “In the end, everything is a gag.” While you don’t feel that your situation is funny, you can see humor in parts of it. Those parts become the levity that will bring out a sunnier tone, some fun and a reason to bond with the others involved. These really are the good times. 


CANCER (June 22-July 22)

There’s someone new on the scene that you’ll need to work with or influence to get a certain outcome. You’ll put some thought, and maybe even a little research, into the best approach. This is a matter of knowing what the others expect and exceeding those expectations. Good manners are respect personified.


LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

Like a Rolling Stones song, time is on your side — especially if you use it to do what you haven’t been able to fit in lately. Focus on tasks that have seemed superfluous because they appeared to benefit only you. In the long run, self-care isn’t selfish. When you feel cared for, you are better able to care for others.


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

The sort of people who can help you will be qualified by two things: knowledge and integrity. One without the other is either useless or dangerous. Get specific about the problem. The more you know about it, the better able you’ll be to attract the right people. Together you’ll accomplish something important.


LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)

Building always takes longer than demolition. That can be good news, depending on the situation. What needs to come down this week is an internal wall of protection that has taken you years to build. Now it’s keeping you more isolated than safe. It’s time for that wall to come down, and it can happen with one decision.


SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)

Those who try to impress everyone usually end up impressing no one. The same goes for anyone trying to please the masses. The group you’re dealing with is diverse. There is no way to make them all happy. Make yourself happy and see who smiles along with you. That’s the start of your tribe. Build from there.


SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Spiders taste with their feet. Snakes hear with their bellies. Cats see in the dark, and birds can see more colors than humans can. What you learn of the natural world will bring depth to daily life. To understand another species is to appreciate your humanity differently. Self-compassion increases, too. 


CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

It’s doesn’t always work this way, but you’re going to have to expect more to get more this week. This will apply to loved ones, colleagues and you, too. Raise your standard and you’ll be amazed at what people, including you, are capable of delivering.


AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You’re not necessarily a rules follower; you take life on a case-by-case basis. You follow the rules that make sense and seem right. If an authority figure tells you that you can do something, or you can’t do something, you just might decide that you’re the new highest authority figure on matters affecting your life. 


PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Some say home is where your people are. Others say it’s where you can be comfortably yourself, people or no people. Still others say home isn’t a place, it’s feeling. Your focus this week will be on doing your part to make that group of people, point on the map or feeling the very best it can be.