ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Allies come in many forms, some cuddly and others downright prickly. But people don’t have to be nice, kind or generous to be useful to your cause. You have an open mind and will look for ways for people to work together. It will take creativity, and you have plenty of that to work with this week.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
You’re flexible and free as you rush in the direction of an exciting dream. Nobody can stand in your way because you’re not on a narrow path that only fits a few travelers at a time. Your path is as wide as a field and so scarcely populated it would be nearly impossible for anything or anyone to block you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
Even the relationships that seem like they should happen naturally will take work, but it’s nothing out of the ordinary. Relationships are held together by the honoring of contracts, spoken and unspoken. Most of the work is just doing what it takes to fulfill an expectation, or more likely, in your case, exceed it.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
Before you figure out your own way of doing a thing, it’s normal to do an imitation of what you believe the part entails. In time you’ll settle into the version that’s all you. Until then, take note of when you feel like you’re enacting a characterization. Keep trying things until you get comfortable making it yours.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
It can be seriously detrimental to give your trust to the wrong person, for the wrong reason or at an ill-timed moment. So if you’re not sure who you can trust and you opt to trust no one, it just might be among your luckiest moves. Let people prove themselves first, and in the meantime, work toward self-sufficiency.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
It’s difficult to adjust expectations you don’t even realize you have. Disappointment can be a gift — a chance to investigate what you thought it would be before you knew better. There’s a creative opportunity here, too. Mine the magic in your naive vision. What would it take to make your original hopes come to life?
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
You make powerful choices when you know your own rules and live by them. If you have too many options, you don’t really have any because you’ll walk away instead of deciding. Narrow it down to five. It doesn’t matter which five. Any five will teach you your criteria and get you in the decision-making mode.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)
You are not inclined toward comfortable complacency. Playing a bigger game means you’re wrong more often, and you’ll know more stress than those who live in a small bubble of certainty. Your courage and persistence will be rewarded. You’ll learn more because there’s more to learn.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
You’re an expert strategist, and whatever game you put your head into, be it business, love, politics or Scrabble, you’ll come up with a brilliant plan. It’s sometimes wise to play theoretically, as many plans aren’t worth the energy it would take to execute them. Success depends on knowing what to act on.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You’ve put effort into relationships, and you’ll enjoy the fruits of it this week. People you can communicate well with are the treasures of your life. When you can say everything with a shared look, it’s a true connection. Of course, this kind of mind reading is made possible through dozens of prior conversations.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You know an array of people with a full range of energy styles. The overachievers teach you the prizes and cost of ambition, and the laid-back individuals demonstrate the pleasures and perils of relaxation. You’ll settle into the groove that comforts and challenges you in equal measure.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
You’re friendly and compassionate. You’re not looking for obvious or constant rewards for your every action. Still, “What’s in it for me?” is a good question to keep asking yourself this week. Whatever is in it for you, self-respect must be included in the benefits package, or it’s not worth your time.