ARIES (March 21-April 19)

The high hopes you’ve invested in a relationship add incentive to keep things going. But don’t let that version of the future hinder you from doing what’s necessary right now to make the relationship better. It’s a week to stop and assess relationships so you can put in the necessary attention to maintain and tune them.

 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

It was the prevalent belief that flowers fertilized themselves until Charles Darwin pointed out that the wide variety of flora on earth couldn’t be possible without cross-fertilization. And so it goes today that no strain of loveliness is self-perpetuating. Beauty will be born of blended influences. 

 

GEMINI (May 21-June 21)

Character is destiny. Fine character is fine destiny. It doesn’t matter what the job is, you do it to the best of your ability until it’s complete. In any job or relationship, it’s the principle that matters. A principled person applies principles across the board, not just where the application is convenient.

 

CANCER (June 22-July 22)

The one who brags about being a good person probably isn’t, and you can’t trust anyone who says, “Trust me.” Trying too hard is a cover. Still, you don’t have to be cynical. Have hope for all. Believe in people, but also believe in your own instincts about who will likely be good for you and help you thrive and be happy. 

 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

You would love to feel secure in an ironclad alliance and yet these are not the days of feudalism. Allegiances are more complex and nuanced than ever. Perhaps people will be as loyal as their opportunities, but you can still work with this. People need what you have! The week brings a confluence of interests.

 

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Being familiar with human nature, you anticipate that you’ll run across a wild card here and there — the disorderly, the jokers, flakes, oblivious and generally troubled types. However, you’re unbothered because you see them coming and avoid their vicinity if you can help it. When you can’t, you deal like a boss.

 

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)

Accept the gifts and limitations of others, and then turn some of that acceptance onto yourself. You’ve been especially hard on yourself lately. Perhaps you think it helps your productivity, but anything that hurts your self-esteem and mental health is counterproductive in the long-term. Support yourself instead.

 

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)

As for relationships and professional arrangements, this week has all the tension of an unresolved chord. You anticipate harmony that never quite comes. Can you get comfortable anyway? Maybe you’ll even grow to appreciate this, as one might appreciate the unexpected tones of jazz.

 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Character is like an immune system. A healthy immune system will knock out potential germ invaders right and left, more or less constantly and without your knowledge. Fine character does the same with troubles and drama, keeping you focused on the sort of challenges that are worthy of your attention. 

 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Wherever you find yourself, there will be difficult people to deal with there as well as easy, charming and agreeable people. You can be helped by either type. It is often the case that the difficult people have very desirable goods to offer. Because of the power they hold, they are difficult because they can be. 

 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Compassion isn’t always easy. For starters, people who need compassion are, by definition, not in their most attractive and inspiring state. Love them anyway. If it’s too hard in the present, bring the future into it. Believe in the potential of others and affirm their power to rise up, learn and transform.

 

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

The best secrets are kept for fun, not because they are particularly charged but because they make for a good prize in a delightful game. Some shameful secrets become poisonous and rotten for lack of air. Relief and renewal are possible when you air them with a trusted person, journal or in a cleansing ritual.

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