ARIES (March 21-April 19)
People close their eyes as a reflex to avoid what their brain believes they may find difficult to process. This can be a physical reaction or an emotional one. The heart can also be like an eye with an eyelid that can close either voluntarily or involuntarily. You’re ready to see a little more. Will yourself to look.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
You listen. You show interest. You fight the urge to refute opinions that stink on ice. “That’s interesting,” you say, “I hadn’t thought of it that way.” Next, do you bother to share your thoughts, too, or do you, realizing how far apart you are, mosey along? This week, that will be the decision with the most consequence.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
While many around you strive to obtain more of the good stuff, you’re drawn to a different approach. You want to absorb your surroundings fully, observe acutely and understand the nature of things and how they work. In focusing on your experience of things, you might accidentally get more of the good stuff.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
You can be both effective and comfortable, but you can’t be creative and comfortable — at least not this week. Creativity is born of displacement. It rains on you as you traverse strange territories. It wraps around your interaction with new people, and it throws you a life raft when you’re out of your depth.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Expansive emotions like love, passion, interest, curiosity and compassion allow you to take in more, whereas restrictive emotions like fear, anger and sadness block the senses and limit what you’re able to learn in a given situation. Being a fast learner has to do with training yourself into expansive emotions.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Your kind of fun is the right kind for you. Affirm it. Make an effort to find people with similar interests. Otherwise, you’ll wind up wasting time this week in mismatched arrangements, being lonely in the group because they’re enjoying what you just can’t get into. You need a few friends who really like what you like.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
Each person operates according to a unique perception of the world, viewed and known only to themselves. Honor your process and don’t worry too much about how others are doing it. Assume that however they get it done, it’s right for them. Meanwhile, being you comes with some nifty perks this week.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)
This thing you’re in is a marathon, not a sprint. You’re going to need strength in its slow-burn form. Call on your powers of endurance, also on anything else that could ease the way for you. Would music help? A cheering squad? A coach? It will also help to put your vision of the victorious end on replay.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
People fall into bad habits of complaining and trauma-bonding over a shared disapproval of the status quo. You win by resisting the temptation to join in. The solidarity of griping comes at too high a cost, reinforcing a sense of helplessness. Problem-solving and action are better bonding agents.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You’ll be training someone. When you’re teaching, things take at least twice as long as they would if you did it on your own, but in the end, you’ll have quality support — not to mention the pride of having passed on knowledge or skill. The success of others will be your success in more ways than one.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You never can know how others are experiencing you. Even when you get feedback, it’s tempered by social expectations and may be far removed from the feelings and sensations you stir in another. Still, this week, you’ll get quite enough evidence to feel sure that you are having the intended effect.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
You’ve been reticent to try and get what you feel you deserve from a situation because you feel it’s better to have a little of something than a lot of nothing. Do not be afraid to exhaust your options because what you’ll discover is that there are always more options.