ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Some people enjoy snakes, and some people are terrified of them. One might deduce that snakes can cause both pleasure and panic. However, neither is true. Snakes cause nothing. It is our mind, not a snake, that triggers pleasure or panic. Apply this principle across the board and fear dissolves.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
It doesn’t have to be your mess for you to consider it your job to clean it. Wherever you go, you take on the responsibility to leave it better than it was when you arrived. This is a duty you take as seriously as any you’re paid to do. The difference will appear in your environment as well as in the hearts of others.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
Tomorrow never comes because it’s always today. Similarly, a problem can only be solved by the one having it. To anyone who doesn’t see it as a problem, it isn’t. If you see something as a problem, then it’s automatically partly yours to solve. This week the lines of responsibility will blur, shift and change.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
A warm embrace is not always the most loving thing to do. To present a cool detachment can be a kind of offering. It sets up a challenge for others — a space to cross and an invitation to employ inner resources to bridge the gap in their own unique way. Your mindful inconsistencies of behavior will surprise and excite.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Too much busy movement will be counterproductive, as the work that most needs to be done (healing, ideating, energizing) will be accomplished in moments that appear, to the outside observer, idle. Everyone wins when you make sacred your blocks of designated nothing time, even if you must schedule them to do so.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Contentment and ambition both live inside you, but it is not possible to embody both these things at once. You’ll alternate between the modes this week as you decide exactly what you want and at what time you can fall unapologetically and fully into a fiery ambition that will fuel your rapid progress.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
Any number of crummy ideas will float to mind like flotsam and jetsam. Recognize garbage for what it is. Filter it away from the good stuff. Thinking an unhelpful thing isn’t so harmful, as long as you don’t start believing it. Question your thoughts. Make them prove themselves and earn their place in your head.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)
You’re aware of a feeling coming over you, or through you, and you’re also aware that you are not the feeling and the feeling is not you. Because you don’t overly identify with emotions, thus confusing who you are with how you feel, you’ll know the rock-solid core inside of you — a touchstone of calm constancy.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
While a sense of belonging brings comfort, comfort is low on your list of priorities and way below things like principles and goal-getting. If you had to choose, you’d rather forward the interests you are passionate about than do all it takes to fit in with a group that doesn’t share your values.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
When the group is hopeful, you’ll think about what could go wrong and ask the questions that will help everyone prepare to be confident in a variety of scenarios. This isn’t pessimism; rather, it’s for the sake of balance. When the group is pessimistic, you’ll balance by being hopeful and buoying all.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
The somewhat cynical formula of Roman emperors for keeping keep the masses content, “Panem et circenses,” translates to, “Bread and circuses.” While you can dole out treats and fun like a pro, you want to give others something much more substantial; consider opportunities to participate in purposeful projects.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
The quest for beauty is always worthwhile no matter what you find. Even if you come up empty-handed, the journey attunes you to witness wonders when they happen to come along. The more attuned you get, the more wonders you witness until you start to realize that it’s the ability to see beauty that is the real quest.