In a week that begins under a new moon in Gemini and ends the retrograde cycle of Mercury, casual agreements abound, none more important to keep than the agreements you make with yourself. Cosmic Tip: It’s so much easier to do what you say you will when you don’t say you’ll do much. Overachievers might consider performing an astounding and overdue act of self-love. Agree to do nothing, and then do it.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your most successful endeavors will be the ones aimed to the right people. Hint: The right people aren’t necessarily the nearest ones. They’re the ones who like you for who you are. They make you feel seen, understood and enjoyed. Finding them can take a minute, but there’s no better use of your time.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’re the cowboy of your mind, moving your herd of thoughts along the prairie of your consciousness. Steering thoughts well is the key to feeling good. You don’t need to know why you think a certain way; you just need a few strategies to help you stay on track, including good support and uplifting environments.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There is no prize for pleasing the masses that even comes close to the rich treasure of connecting with one person who matters to you. So cater your efforts to those around you. It is better to focus on serving one person very well than to concern yourself with being the world’s greatest at a role.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your assets are numerous this week, but none so powerful as your purity of heart and intent. With this kind of love as your motivation, you cannot fail no matter what happens. The most important decisions have to do with where you show up. Go where there are people you can help, or people who inspire you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It’s natural to seek ease. People will avoid solutions that require a large amount of effort. You’ll employ clever use of this principle in your dealings with people. Sometimes you want their attention; sometimes you don’t. You’ll make things hard to deter them or things easy to attract them.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). While pleasing symmetries and intriguing proportions certainly have their appeal, beauty is about a balance of thousands of details, some too intangible to measure. Being too conscious of one’s own projected image can diminish the effect. Your beauty will be deeply appreciated this week.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It’s a strange dance, the dance of intimacy. In the beginning, you’re not sure how much you want to know and be known. This is the stage to savor. It’s the most playful and formative time when you can apply your creativity to making something truly special. Soon enough, familiarity will establish its groove.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It is easier for some people to show indifference than to risk opening up. Vulnerability is hard because rejection is harder. You have already experienced rejection in your life, which gives you an advantage. It will be less scary for you to open up and let someone know that you want to love and be loved.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Showing up to tasks that are not extraordinarily interesting to you has a way of draining your energy. What would you rather be doing? Change the plan. Tackle something you can really get immersed in. Bonus: When you are too busy to care about who you are attracting, that is very attractive indeed.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll change your mind a few times this week, so you’re better off not making big claims or signing anything. But even when you’re not sure what you want, you know where you belong. Go where you can help and be helped. There’s no reason to settle for less than inspiring atmospheres and kind people.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There are indifferent people everywhere, and you do not want to be one of them. Efforts to convey how you really feel, which is to say warm, responsive and alive, can sometimes land messily. Still, honest and awkward interactions are much more valuable than any that could be made by a courteous robot.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Supporters may fall down on the job, which presents you with an opportunity to give due credit to the one who has been there for you this entire time: you. You showed up, you did your best and you are still reporting for duty. When you really think about it, a little more appreciation is in order.
THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS: Being a multifaceted person, you shine best when several of your sides get the light. The turns of the year will show your many angles. In various moments you’ll be determined, wise, playful, vulnerable, self-motivated and self-sacrificing, all in pursuit of the same goal. There’s a role you’ve desired, and you will finally get to take it on, though there are unexpected aspects, too. Let go of the way you want it to be, and the way it is becomes more beautiful than you’d imagined it would be.
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