ARIES (March 21-April 19)
To exercise self-restraint won’t be too hard for you now because you really want a different outcome than you’ve had. Discipline doesn’t have to be arduous. Your light heart and experimental mood will keep things interesting. An early success will let you know you’re on the path of change.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
You’re not fickle with your friendships. You have your reasons for liking someone, and your values remain constant. Still, relationships can really change over time, and so will the nature of your feelings. This week, you will be celebrating affection that endures past the emotions of the moment.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
You’ll work hard, ever-mindful that you’re part of a team. You pull your weight and then some because you know others will be affected. Certain others are oblivious to their effect, or simply don’t care. The situation will soon be made right. For now, focus on your own contribution while looking out for true allies.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
You’ll find truth in this expression: The days are long, but the years are short. You’ll find yourself grappling with the way you use time and striving for greater efficiency. There’s so much you want to accomplish! There’s something you’ll do with 15 minutes a day that will add up to a remarkable result.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Those endowed with money, genes or dumb luck may be easy enough to like until they are holding the very thing you wanted. Get what you want. Make it a priority and don’t hold yourself back. Until you get what you want, you’re in danger of becoming resentful of those who haven’t had to work hard.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Social conditioning might be wrongheaded, but in the moment a message is conveyed by peers you admire, you’re listening with something other than reason. This is why it’s better not to make decisions at the party, in the store or in the first meeting. Give yourself time away from peer pressure to get clearheaded.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
You won’t have to ask who is on your side when you’re on your own side — and such an avid supporter that you don’t even notice what anyone else is doing. You wouldn’t want this level of confidence or self-interest all the time, but it’s necessary for selling an idea or making a place for yourself in the hierarchy.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)
This week brings a search. Fit is everything. It doesn’t matter what value people put on a thing; what matters is how it matches up to your needs. Success therefore has everything to do with knowing yourself well. Respect will be a strong theme of the later week. You’ll often be the first to extend it.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Today you’ll have the willpower to do what you say you’ll do. But what about tomorrow, and the next day, and the day after that? Eventually, your freshly minted plans for yourself will become routine, and then just part of who you are. But until then, an accountability partner can help you forge the habit.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You’ll have a low tolerance for inconsiderate treatment; anyone who’s not paying you good attention won’t be able to hold yours. You’ll go where you’re appreciated. The difference between bad company and good company is night and day. When you’re in the right place, you feel seen and accepted.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Feeling safe enough to say what’s on your mind is no small thing. You’ll appreciate your freedom and use it to create improvement for more than just yourself. Improvement is change. Change makes some people nervous, even when it’s for the better. Expect some resistance and don’t let it stop you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
As a rule of thumb, the stronger the feeling, the shorter its duration. Wicked winds blow through. Thunder rolls to the next place. The hard rain doesn’t last. You’ll make use of the emotional energy if it helps you get where you’re going. Or you’ll just let it pass, identifying more with the sky than the weather.