ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Every experience has a ticket price; most often, it’s unpleasant, inconvenient or requires a good deal of labor. For the prizes you seek, you are more than willing to pay what’s necessary, even when it’s steep. The trick is in figuring how much things cost upfront so you can suffer purposefully instead of needlessly.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
The fastest way to lose people is to give it all upfront. No one knows what to do with “too much” and many will have the instinct to turn away from it. The seductive arts are not just for romance. The pacing of an experience is intrinsic to its success or pleasure potential. There’s luck in creating a slow reveal.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
You make new friends wherever you go. Of course, these days “going places” means something different from what it meant before. Being keenly aware of the void that only fresh faces and new energy can fill, the social action this week is a welcome change. It won’t take the expected form, but it will be interesting and fun.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
Trifling matters of taste will have a disproportionate impact. They will, in fact, steer the plot. Taste is more than a collection of preferences. Many choices in taste signify identity and values. They indicate a belief about where a person fits into society. You’ll interpret these indicators well this week.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Your manners weren’t all learned in one place. You’ve a set you got from your parents, a set that came with your job and an entirely different set for a social group. This eclectic group of behaviors will serve you very well this week, ingratiating you into situations of which you’ll proudly take part.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You will shine as a friend and supporter. You’ll express agreement with someone’s choices and an understanding of their line of thought. You may not realize what a huge compliment and lift this provides. Maybe you’re the only one to voice this sort of support — and you do so with your signature eloquence.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
The thing that’s between you and what you want is a blockage caused by untrue and unhelpful thoughts. Clear and change those, and you’ll be good to go. Simple and intentional actions will do the trick. Find truths that are helpful, powerful and in direct opposition to the obstacle, and then affirm them as often as it takes.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)
Relating with others is so much easier for you because of the way you relate to yourself — with compassion, gentleness and a willingness to observe the awkwardness of growth without judgment. Furthermore, in your journey to this point, you’ve gathered wisdom you’ll now have the chance to share.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
You’re versatile. When one mode of operating doesn’t get the desired result, you typically move quickly to try another way. To be effective this week, don’t be too quick to pivot to plan B. First, make sure you understand the nature of the problem. Then adjust the timing. Lastly, try persistence.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
The best mentor is someone you don’t have to pay — a teacher with a pure love of giving. The second-best mentor gets paid. Both are better than the choice of having no expert guidance at all, which would be a waste of time. This week has the potential to be enormously productive when you act on guidance.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Your respect for the learning process shows itself in your compassion and patience during the many awkward stages. The very nature of growth is inexperience. Your grace in this regard will be legendary. People doing something new always remember the first kind souls who helped them.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Prize a thing that’s difficult to procure and a whole culture will congregate around the item. This group will include admirers, strivers and thieves. So, though you’ve plenty to flaunt, that would only attract unwanted drama. Avoid inciting jealousy. Keep your jewelry in the box until it matches the night, so to speak.