ARIES (March 21-April 19)
There is a size in which things become too much, and you’ll bump up against that limit in more than one area this week. Excessive food intake or talking — those are easy to sense in yourself and others. But when is closeness too much? And how do you know when you’re overpaying? Stay aware and don’t be afraid to ask.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Love, like all mysteries, relies at least somewhat on what is hidden or cannot be known. But even scarier than that is love’s nature, which is uncontrollable. The instinct to monitor and hold it is counter to love’s essence. And so, you will do the brave and loving thing, which is to embrace uncertainty.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
Autopilot mode prevents unhelpful stimuli from entering your realm. You get things done efficiently and without incident. Too much of this manner leads to boredom, staleness and an experience of the world as bloodless and sterile. Let in an agent of chaos to shake things up. Just one will be enough.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
To live, as Will Rodgers suggested, “in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip” is easy for you on certain days when people don’t challenge, tempt or bore you. But this week brings a variety pack. It will be harder to keep the parrot from having interesting things to say.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
You’ve used your talents to produce excellent work. You know what it’s like to get the high marks and praise. Maybe that’s what makes this week’s task easier for you. You’ll put your talent to use to make someone else look good. They need you, so you’ll deliver. You’ll be subsequently surprised by how this satisfies you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Last week, you knew “this is for me” or “not for me.” You knew just by looking and deciding; it took two seconds. This week brings a bemusing gift. You could stare at this offering endlessly and still not know. The uncertainty is exhilarating and disconcerting and will set you on a path of research and discovery.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
Everyone’s perceptions, sensitivities and focusing tendencies are different, which will be made apparent by this week’s interactions. It’s not only kind to be tolerant of one another’s quirks, it’s efficient. Small irritants are not worth wasting energy on. Ultimately, your easygoing style will prevail.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)
You can’t pay attention to everything at once. And if you could, the hyperawareness would lead to feeling overwhelmed and paranoid. You’ll perform best when you temper your expectations. Accept that you’ll move your focus between fewer than five things and doing well at one of them is enough. Let the rest go.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Inadequacy makes a person feel alone, yet it’s a quality shared by every person. We cannot be good at everything! We need one another. We are stronger as a tribe. Depend on your fellows and let them lean on you, and this week will go better than it ever could with you as the lone expert.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You are like a giant frond of seaweed in a kelp forest. So vast is your range, roots at the ocean’s floor and head on the water’s surface, that you can experience life at many depths, temperatures, moods and levels at the same time. With fluidity and resilience, you’ll move to the gentle currents of the week.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Keeping busy is one way to avoid unfinished emotional business and the accompanying feelings, yet when you stick with the uncomfortable feelings, you’ll find that what you’re running from can be quickly dealt with. Striving to be somewhere other than where you are is a robbery of the present moment.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
It’s not always obvious to discern what’s helping the situation from what’s hurting it. Strength training is not always pleasurable, and in fact the work often hurts a little. It’s a less-than-optimum event that will point you toward the crucial information you need — the thing that saves the day a month from now.