ARIES (March 21-April 19)

Your mind has many chambers. Were you to open them to just anyone, the world would surely take advantage. Therefore, you’re discerning, only entertaining matters of significant interest or importance. There will be a few instances this week that fit both categories from which you’ll be made richer.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

You’ll come across information to store away for later when it could possibly impress. But the gems of your week will be actual useful ideas that can be applied immediately to live and think better. They’ll be plentiful! Grab up enough of them and impressing people will no longer be a priority.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21)

With so much to do to survive and exist in the world, there are but limited hours left in the day to spend on activities of your choosing. You could either do what everyone around you is doing, or you could focus on what really interests you. Confidence comes from doing the latter. Also, bonus, new friends.  

CANCER (June 22-July 22)

External praise comes with the potential for an addictive cycle: Your motives are pure; you get positive reinforcement; suddenly, you’re working for the reinforcement instead of the original pure motives. Being aware of this pattern, you can make sure it doesn’t happen to you. Keep returning to the original purpose.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

Give a hard look to the thing that hurts you and you may find that what you thought was the culprit was actually a neutral event. The real culprit was your interpretation. Decide it means something different, and you’re free. It’s a simple concept, though the process itself takes work and tenacity.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

A good story relies on reduction. Life, which stretches out, can be, in a sense, a little boring compared with the story version. It takes patience to live an experience breath by breath, but the payoff is incomparable. There’s no substitute for experience. Don’t let media-indulgences steal time from doing actual life.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)

Due to circumstances and your strong sense of duty, certain interests, attractions and passions have been disallowed you. Though you may be better off for staying the responsible path, nonetheless, the capriciousness of others could trigger envy. This week, you’ll get to be the carefree and whimsical one.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)

You’ve forgotten certain aspects of yourself because they are so much a part of your daily life that you take them for granted. Or the opposite is true; they are skills you don’t use, test or maintain. While you are not your skills, losing track of them is diminishing. Remind yourself of them; it’s an instant self-esteem booster.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

While it may be personally satisfying to say that you won all your battles, history will be made either way. To say that you fought all your battles is a more significant statement. If true, victory is yours; if not in the field, then in every other way that matters. Character is defined by efforts made, not dividends. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

The first step in solving a problem will be to get a helpful perspective — an assessment that neither dramatizes nor fantasizes. You’re up to the task on your own, though consulting fellow earth signs will get you there even faster. People love to help you, and you’ll return the favor soon enough.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

“Put yourself out there,” they say, a move that’s easier coached than executed. You’re brave though, and you’ll take the risk this week — not because you think it will bring you results but because there’s no way it won’t. You’ll either get what you want or get a lesson that will bring you a little closer to it.  

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Much will be accomplished in groups this week. The downside is that in a group mentality, nuanced thinking can fly out the window. With your mix of level-headedness, astute observation and inborn charisma, you’ll be the one to steer all away from such things as needless power plays and pointless disputes.