ARIES (March 21-April 19)

The only people who care about how hard the work is are the ones who might be saddled with the job. For the rest, it’s all about how they are affected by the work. If you have a choice between working hard or getting the same result in an easier way, there’s no glory in needless toil. Work smart, not hard.


TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

“Look alive,” is the joke between co-workers when the boss comes around. There’s something in that for you. You want to inspire the people around you to bring a more vibrant version of themselves to the task at hand. Use both your example and your humanity for the job. It takes an emotion to open an emotion. 


GEMINI (May 21-June 21)

Your day has structure, but long-term projects don’t find their way in your schedule as often as they need to in order to get accomplished. Progress will continue to be sporadic until you simply decide when you’re going to be finished. Pick a day to put it out in the world, preferably publicly. It takes a sense of urgency to get big things happening.


CANCER (June 22-July 22)

This course of action you’re considering needs to come out of the mental realm; it’s done all it can do there. The risks have been weighed, the potential rewards calculated, but even the most psychic person would be unable to successfully predict the outcome here. You just have to jump in and see. It’s time! 


LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

People just aren’t listening to your plan. By no means should you take this personally. Does your solution require that they change? Yes. Do they want to? No. What people will respond to is the answer that will allow them to carry on as they were. Don’t give up. Experiment instead. Try louder. Try softer. Try humor. 


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

It’s the same in life as it is in weather. Most storms occur along the fronts, where the cold air meets the warm air. This week brings the excitement and beauty of atmospheric changes due to temperature differences. And the “temperature” in question is a matter of mood, personality and worldview.


LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)

Clear the calculator, reset the timer, reboot the hard drive, and lock the distraction device away where it can no longer tempt you. This is how you’ll focus on what matters. Your success depends on your ability to compartmentalize, organize and prioritize the multitude of things going on in your life this week. 


SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)

Remember when you knew someone was terrible for you but proceeded anyway? In your defense, things weren’t terrible all of the time. It was a social gamble, and there were reasons for thinking the situation might work in your favor. In a sense, it did… because you won’t repeat the same mistake this week. 


SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Embrace a team mentality, even when operating in a small familial group or working alone. You’re never really alone. Whatever is helping you get there is part of “team you,” including the voice of your own thoughts. Vet every member to make sure you have the support and loyalty you so deserve. 


CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Everyone has a range in which they can offer assistance and expertise. To overreach your range is a mistake. It’s better to execute on a small promise than to commit to something you can’t finish. A job that is (SET ITAL)almost(END ITAL) finished isn’t. Be a closer so you can claim your prize. Only start what you can end. 


AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You’ve never been able to just do the bare minimum to keep things status quo. Maybe you sensed that the bare minimum wouldn’t accomplish that. Things are always either growing or diminishing. The bare minimum diminishes. You’ll get a glimpse of what could be, and you’ll grow toward it. 


PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Sure, it’s nice to improve in any way, but why should you become better at doing something you hate or serving an interest or person you don’t enjoy? You want to move the needle in a particular way. Prioritize and strategize. Then guard your time and energy so others aren’t tempted to snag it.