ARIES (March 21-April 19)
You tend not to remember those times when you’re in the flow; you were so present to the moment that you existed inside a different state of consciousness. But you remember what happened before and what happened next, and that’s the part to revisit and recreate to induce this week’s peak performance.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Here’s the recipe for a beautiful experience or creation (interpret and fit to your personal situation, as this will need your spin): something natural, paired with something manmade to frame it or tame it so that it can be safely experienced by even the most fragile human.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
Often you can count on your first impulse to be worth following, but not always. This week will bring several circumstances in which second thoughts, or a carefully labored plan, will be much more auspicious to follow, especially in game-like matters. Well-considered strategies will catch the competition by surprise.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
Your choices may seem impractical to those around you, and this is because they absolutely are. But who said everything had to be practical? To stave off the dullness of the world, you need people on your side who can appreciate your capriciousness and who value whimsy in general.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
In the heat of the action, people revert to either tried and true, automatic behaviors or (rather unpredictable) animal instinct. Neither of these is right for what you’re doing this week. This needs higher thinking. Step back and slow down. Invite greater awareness, curiosity and elastic cognition to the matter.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
It will be useful, if not essential, to know what the people around you want. But since they are not telling you, you’ll have to root around a bit to figure it out. With enough deference and kindness, they’ll likely find your curiosity flattering and let down their guard, or at least point you in the right direction.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
Of course, it is not selfish of you to cultivate your own happiness. And anyone who makes you feel that way, no matter how close or familial the relationship, is not on your side. Surround yourself with the sort of people who light up when you smile, are uplifted by your well-being and are not overly competitive with you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)
You like for things to look a certain way. This isn’t shallowness, though there are those who will neither relate to your vision nor will be apt to understand the extent to which you will go to make things look like the version in your head. Don’t let those people stop you. Express yourself to the full extent of your talent.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
It is very easy to repeat unhelpful behaviors when you are not aware of what you are doing. But now you are quite aware. So go on and design an obstacle to interrupt an unwanted pattern. While you’re at it, figure out how to make a desirable behavior your easiest and most accessible option.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
A person with the goal of winning over, blaming or changing another person will find there is no way to accomplish this without a conflict. This week, steer clear of people motivated to these ends and make sure your own motivations are more elevated than this.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
It’s a physiological fact: Strong emotions make it almost impossible for people to listen, be receptive or solve problems at a top level. Anticipate high-pressure scenarios and prepare yourself so you’re able to relax when it’s “showtime.” Practice well and you’ll be ready when you need to be.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Short trips, dates, outings, parties, friendly gatherings — all favored activities that, if they’re not happening organically, you should do what it takes to make them happen. There’s someone you need to meet, but you have to be moving and mixing to get to this person.