ARIES (March 21-April 19)
There are many things you accept as who you are that actually have little to do with your core being. Rather, they are actions you perform repeatedly, mostly to fit in with society. It will help you this week to separate who you are from what you do. Pleasure, well-being and vitality spring from adjusting a set of actions.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Short bursts of pleasure can provide an escape from the humdrums of reality but often come at a cost high enough to make them an unsustainable remedy for life’s daily frustrations. Shoot for joy, not pleasure. Dig into interests that take a little longer but fortify as they go.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
Once you dreamed of being a person who could help others in a certain way. You worked toward the ability until it was yours to apply to the benefit of all. This is a source of deep satisfaction. Continue on the path. Now you have new, noble aims, the pursuit of which will make you stronger and even more able to uplift.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
You’re not one to go in just because things look nice. You’ll do the test run, kick the tires and make sure there’s value to match the shiny facade. You may not have the luxury of time this week to put a thing to the sort of checklist you would like for assurances. You can, however, trust the high recommendation of friends.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
You’ll always have you. Time passes. People come and go. You are there with yourself through it all. Invest in you. This week, you’ll educate yourself on a new topic of interest or follow through on a tight little plan. Whatever you do to strengthen your relationship with yourself will be a lasting fortification.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
While it is wise to avoid the sort of distractions that were designed to lure you, when it comes to genuine interest, this is a week to go all-in. Notice what stimulates your mind and allow yourself to follow your interest even if it’s unusual, trifling, implausible or plain silly. There’s a reason attention goes where it does.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
It is standard-issue protocol for jealous humans to compare themselves with the competition in hopes of finding ways in which to be superior. The tendency is nothing to be ashamed of, though it should be worked through privately with the intention of examining and fortifying one’s sense of self-worth.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)
Accolades, like nicknames, don’t count if you give them to yourself. You’ve long known that the more impressive a person tries to be, the less an impression gets made. So, you avoid the song and dance, opting for the dignified choice to complete a series of meaningful tasks. Praise will catch up with you later.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
You can’t deliberately get people to care. They know when they do, and they have their own personal motives for it. The best you can do is to observe what’s working and duplicate it. The tools that will make you powerful this week include curiosity, acute awareness, social grace and excellent listening.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Appearances definitely matter in the short-term, but superficial judgments are brief and interchangeable. Ugly becomes pretty; good becomes bad. Instead of focusing on making things look the right way, focus on making them useful. Accomplishments speak in a way that appearances never can.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
The complexity of a relationship builds, getting more exciting and also more vulnerable. The best relationships are like trees; they grow up and down at the same time. There have to be roots deep enough to anchor the height and fullness. Relationship roots grow in daily trust built over time, from plans made and kept.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
People assume things that aren’t true, and that’s the norm. So much is unknowable, including the inner thoughts, feelings and experiences of another person. To accept that you don’t know and stop guessing about it is liberating. Relatedly, you’ll feel best around people who don’t, with their actions, tell you who to be.