ARIES (March 21-April 19)
When you are in the process of figuring yourself out, there is no room for drama, judging or meanness. What’s needed is assessment. What happened? What was the trigger? What did that cause? Improvement is a function of your ability to be the scientific hero of your own life. Collect data, try things, find solutions.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
It may have been a long time ago that you chose to play this game. Now you can’t even remember why. For whatever reason, at the moment you’re not quite crushing it. That has nothing to do with what’s possible. Much changes in the weeks to come. You’ll something entirely new or get a hard reset on this.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
It takes work to change how you think. But you’ve had jobs you enjoyed and ones you didn’t; this is the same thing. Make it enjoyable. Spend time imagining who you want to be and deciding who you don’t want to be, too. Don’t waste a second being mean to who you are; it’s not constructive.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
Yes, you are responsible for what you say and do. However, there are people who influence you in such a way that makes it more or less difficult to control yourself. Fill your hours with people who seem to have a positive effect on you. It’s such an easy way to love your life it almost feels like a cheat.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
For a lifelong learner like you, there’s always more to know. Don’t let that stop you from shipping your project when it’s supposed to go. Life runs best on a schedule. When the time is up, say “good enough” and let it go. You don’t have to be the world’s greatest expert to get quite a lot done this week.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Sure, there are those who like to feel they have authority over you. But when you do well, they will take credit whether or not you involve them. You may as well do things your way. If it goes badly later, you’ll get the lesson and be wiser going forward. Better to ask for forgiveness later than permission now.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
Duty and love go together but are not the same. What you do out of duty takes effort, an effort that is felt by the recipient whether or not it can be articulated as such. What you do out of love takes no effort, and the levity can also be felt. You’ll effectively switch a duty into a labor of love this week.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)
Love comes with untold rights and wrongs, do’s and don’ts. If only they were “told” instead — ideally, in writing. Alas, most of love’s expectations are subconscious and mysterious, even and especially to the lovers. Can you take comfort in the knowledge that everyone is a novice in this game?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
In romantic movies and books, love conquers all. In real life, love conquers some. Relationships are complex and involve many moving parts. It’s as much about feelings and commonalities as it is logistics, most of which involve the stern taskmaster of time. When things click, it’s rare and beautiful.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
“Simmer down” is one cookbook directive that also works for the stew going on inside your being. The tendency to feel things strongly and heighten the internal temperature isn’t wrong, but neither is it particularly helpful. Productivity is stronger when the internal forces are warm and mild.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Love is free, so they say. Then, complications come into play. Payments are extracted. Expectations, demands and sacrifices get made, ties bind, fates seem to choke as they intertwine. Perhaps these complexities exist to point what is and is not love? How can you tell? Love is free, so it is.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
What does it really mean to carry a torch for someone? The warmth radiates in you and is a comfort while also being a reminder of an absence. Also, keep in mind that the flame takes a space that could perhaps be filled by a more active participant in your life. What might you be missing out on? Is it worth it?