ARIES (March 21-April 19)
You’ll find yourself in a competitive environment. You might be surprised at the counterintuitive way you can gain an advantage. For instance, you can show dominance by relaxing, going against expectations and keeping a few of your assets under wraps so as not to inspire jealousy or incline others to stock their arsenals.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
People in love spend more time looking into each other’s eyes, and studies suggest that people who spend more time looking into each other’s eyes are also more likely to fall in love. In a similar vein, your attention causes flourishing, so be careful not to look too long at what you don’t want.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
In the movies, one person covers the other person’s eyes and leads them to a surprise. Does this sort of thing happen in real life? If anyone can orchestrate such a gesture, it’s you. This or an equivalent act of planning will be the gesture of delight to start an ongoing trend of happy relationships.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
You are in a mood to take control and do it your way. The world still hands you an agenda, but you don’t accept it. Neither will you answer the question you’re being asked or otherwise fall in line. Instead, you’ll affirm what you want, take a step back to reassess, interrupt the pattern and establish your order.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
You can’t change what happened, but you can change what it means to you. The reason to bother with bending your negative stories of the past into the light is because doing so will have a remarkably positive effect on how you feel about today, which in turn has an uplifting influence on your future experiences.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
When you create something, you open yourself up to the possibility of criticism, which takes an entirely different skill set to handle. Just know that you have options. You can ignore comments or combat them, analyze or apply… all completely valid options this week and there’s special luck for combining all four.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
You are known for your skills of diplomacy but this week features an even more useful skill of yours. You’ll get people to open up in a creative, fun and unusual way. Your warmth promotes a sense of closeness and attraction. Later in the week you’ll finally, and with great relief, wrap up a project. This is one for the resume!
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)
Without an instinct for self-preservation, no one gets far. And yet, it is also impossible to thrive with instincts that don’t go beyond our own survival. A person with compassion, gentleness and loving concern stands out as the superior choice for company over anyone who is merely adept at netting selfish aims.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Novel challenges will arise, best faced with a partner, friend or team member. There’s more than just one outcome at stake here, the real opportunity being a rare chance to bond. Relaxing has its merits, but working together to achieve a goal brings people closer while creating memories.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Action is the remedy for fear. It occupies the part of the mind that otherwise would flow to worry, avoidance, procrastination tactics and the like. And even better, action allows you to see your impact, feel powerful and prove to yourself that what you do makes a difference so there’s no need to be afraid.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You’ll learn success strategies from someone slightly ahead of you and gain wisdom from someone who hit their prime decades ago. Just don’t mix up these two categories. Things have changed since the old guard, and the young superstars are wily but not wise.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
As an agreeable person, you are aware of how commitments can structure your tomorrows — hopefully in ways you look forward to, though it’s entirely up to you. Knowing what you’ll enjoy doing is half the battle, and the other half is a matter of quantity. This week, say yes to short-term commitments.