ARIES (March 21-April 19)
People don’t usually enjoy doing things they are bad at, and it is very rare to be good at something you are doing for the first time. This is why doing new things takes a mix of courage, openness and humility. You’ll concoct the recipe this week as you come across an endeavor that seems worthy of the effort.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
You’re agreeable, empathetic and quick to forgive, so you assume others are the same. That’s not always true. You’ll interact with analytical and skeptical types who take a long time to notice the mental state of others, admit mistakes or apologize. Your patience will be a small but meaningful contribution to world peace.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
How much emotion should you use in decision-making? That depends on the decision. If it will affect what you’ll experience daily, then it’s only wise to push your feelings into it and get a sense of what you’re in for. But with “set it and forget it” decisions (especially financial), analyze and reason your way through.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
Even though you are concerned with the comfort of others and are known to go out of your way to help the people around you feel at ease, this will be best accomplished by enjoying yourself and even putting yourself first. As you extract what joy and interest you can get from the moment, you set a tone all can relax to.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
You’ll get faster at decoding people. Someone will pique your curiosity this week, and the casual questions you come up with can also be applied in future interactions as you enter this highly social cycle. Understanding the motivations of others is not only an interest of yours but also a kind of superpower.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Being fascinated with others can create problems if this powerful energy is focused in a dangerous way. Compare, envy, aspire and desire at your own risk. These actions whip up trouble from thin air. Replace them with appreciation, enjoyment, gratitude and the cultivation of new pleasure and life gets suddenly wonderful.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
People come in a host of personalities. Find out what flavor a person is, and you will have a sense of what would pair nicely, complement or clash. Success move: spend more time observing, listening and trying to understand than you do trying to impress or persuade. One right move is better than 20 wrong ones.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)
As for the quest for an ideal body, mind or economic standing, these struggles are unending by design. With entities that change by the moment, an ideal can never be reached. The struggle updates itself no matter how close you come to it. Happiness is: working toward small, well-defined, achievable goals.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
A small perspective shift will mightily impact your destiny. Just as a slight alteration of an eyeglass prescription can change how a person operates in the world, a new vantage will lend results incommensurate with efforts required. A fresh plan and trajectory will land you somewhere entirely different.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Striving for happiness diminishes it. Even looking at happiness diminishes it. When pursued, happiness, like a butterfly, flits off. The best you can do is to cultivate a garden that ingratiates the winged beauties. Stop the chase. Fall in love with the work of creating environments for happiness to land in and stay a while.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
People like you. It’s not just because you help them reach their goals, though that certainly contributes to their affinity for you this week. It’s not hard for you to give yourself over to helping others handle their top priorities, especially once you realize that this almost always results in you achieving yours, too.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Simple social skills give you the world. For instance, if you find out what others are thinking and inquire about their experiences before sharing your own, you’ll have every advantage. This includes the advantage of having more information, the perk of standing out from an incurious crowd and the boon of being liked.