ARIES (March 21-April 19)

If reading is exercise for the mind, praying is exercise for the soul. And just as some exercises are harder and yield better results than others, there are prayers that will change you and useless ones, too. Your most beneficial daily practices are those that are ruled by humility, gratitude and openness. 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Experiments aren’t just for scientists. As you strive for new levels of accomplishment, you’ll tinker, take risks, try things and keep track of what you learn. The higher you go, the more you’ll innovate. It will become clear to you this is more than a pursuit or a game; it’s a lifestyle.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21)

Not everyone has a right to know what you think and feel. You’re the guard of your inner world, and your protection of it can be a form of self-love. Sometimes you’ll dress your feelings in clever and effective disguises, which is your right; you have your reasons. As long as you are honest with yourself, no harm, no foul.  

CANCER (June 22-July 22)

The work at hand is an extension of you and will reflect on you in one way or another. Still, it’s not the totality of who you are. You defy definition and needn’t try to fit yourself into any role. You will produce remarkable results this week as you let the role mold itself to you. 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

Although you can’t control the perceptions of others, you can certainly steer them. Pay attention to the messages you send. Stay aware of how people take things. Knowing how to make people feel respected and relaxed will give you an edge. They’ll be as generous as they are comfortable.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Here comes a heady moment. You’ll think you’ve figured out life. In an infinitely complex universe, moments like this are few and far between. Act! Whatever age you are, this feeling is a version of youth to enjoy while you can! Inside the brief burst of confidence, you will have a positive impact on the world.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)

Too many options create an uncomfortable, unproductive state of confusion. Spend most of your time on your No. 1 goal. It won’t be enough to simply narrow your focus. The successful move will be to put blinders on, horsey style, so you can’t even see other options.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)

As you align yourself from the inside out, you’ll notice which thoughts are helping you and which ones are sticking out and causing you to scrape against the edges of your life. Your mental game changes your physical game. You’ll have more energy at your disposal when you let go of the ideas that cause friction.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

There is an endless amount of information to be had, and it’s tempting to stay in student mode. You can’t do much good from there. Leave the theoretical world behind; you already know enough to move on. You’ll get everything you need by tackling real-world problems in real time.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

A responsibility may feel like an albatross around your neck, but don’t despair. You’re not an ancient sea mariner paying for past mistakes. You’re a bird yourself, with strong wings, just waiting for the right moment to leave the heaviness behind and take flight.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This one you’ll have to start on your own. Stand up and walk toward your desire. The first few steps take the sort of strength you have to dig down for. After that, momentum kicks in. Your feet don’t want you to fall. Stepping is the best way they know to keep you up. Soon, others will support you and cheer you on.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

You will be reminded that bravery isn’t characterized by a lack of fear. Confidence in the task at hand could be a product of ignorance, foolishness, experience, genetics or any number of factors unrelated to bravery. To answer the call regardless of what emotions run through it — that’s courage.