On Monday, the winged messenger Mercury moves out of Virgo and into the sign of the scales. In Libra, communication is lighthearted, and it’s easier to see the other person’s point of view. Diplomacy is alive and well, and many a compromise will be struck. It also will be harder to make up our minds. On Tuesday, Venus adjusts the cosmic clockwork, slipping into intense Scorpio for four weeks of gripping romantic drama.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You strive to achieve a healthy frame of mind this week, and all other health springs from that effort. The good thing about feeling down or negative is that it’s the perfect time to train your mind. The habit of finding the opportunity in problems will serve you well. In fact, it will be the key to your success.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Just because your destination is far away doesn’t mean it’s going to be hard to get to. The directions won’t be complicated. A simple effort made on a daily basis will get you there. This week, reinforce consistent action. Schedule an activity, and repeat it at the same time every day.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It feels good to be needed, but that good feeling may only be detectable after the fact. While you’re doing what others need, you’re too busy to notice how right it feels. When they no longer need you, you will recognize what you had. This will prompt you to be of service elsewhere.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). The universe seems intent on doing things you don’t expect, but it’s up to you to interpret these events as surprising, disappointing, fortunate or unlucky. Much depends on your attitude. The less connected you are to the outcome the better you’ll be at interpreting in a way that brings you joy.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’re too smart to take the hard line on everything today. Believing something that is not true can be dangerous or lovely. This week the issue is compounded by the very nature of truth; it’s so layered that you can’t know it absolutely. The best you can do is interpret things in a way that empowers you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Permanence is a myth. There is no such thing. That’s why it’s unwise to make any move out of a desire for permanence. These types of grabby actions have a desperate air that is repellant to others. The most attractive energy is comfortable, easy and accepting of the fact that things change.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Acceptance is saying “yes” to where you are and who you are. It’s putting yourself in the driver’s seat as opposed to standing on the curb and criticizing the car. Acceptance gives you power. Only those who accept the moment can control it. This week you’ll go places because you get in the car and grab the wheel.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You were a different person back when you first met your friend, and tomorrow you’ll be a different person again. Reinvention is part of who you are. Old relationships can be new again if at least one of the people involved chooses to see the other as the different person he or she is each day.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). New people will pop into your life in the upcoming week. This could have a startling effect on the people who are already in your life. They could become jealous and fearful that your attention will wane. Or they could encourage you, realizing the benefit of varied influences.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Good manners are one thing, but you don’t trust people who only say what you want to hear. The ones who say, “You may not like to hear this, but . . . ” and follow with a generally innocuous or even likeable comment are the ones who really can’t be trusted. Don’t treasure social slickness over honesty.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). How can you give more than you can give? Well, you just can, and that’s an unexplainable phenomenon. Anyway, keeping score is pointless. Counting the contributions you’ve made is a waste of time that could be spent mining the treasures of your spirit for new sources of future generosity.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Encourage others to contribute to the conversation and the work at hand. If you are the only one making an effort, it won’t be fun for you. You might think things will be more complicated if you include too many people, but in fact, everything gets lighter and simpler as you add more people to the equation.
THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS: You’re having fun and are in a positive mood, so you’ll take risks. The first part of your year is adventurous, and you’ll be gathering influences from far and wide. What you learn about art, philosophy, religion, sports and culture will expand your horizons. New friends will connect with you as you explore these themes. November and May are the best for your financial situation. December brings a big professional commitment. January transforms your domestic scene and schedule.
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