Like the oil painter who goes to Tuscany to study from the master, Mercury takes a holiday in Libra for an immersive experience of beauty. Among nature’s most effective communication techniques is the pleasing visual, which has evolved everything from the most delicate flower petals to the fateful butterfly wing or the silver fur on a gorilla’s back.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Keep up the optimism this week and the world will reflect the emotional sunshine you’re radiating. You’ll pull off a few difficult tasks in a row. You’ll prove invaluable to the team; not because of your magnificent successes, but because of the way you facilitate theirs.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Simplicity is rarely as easy as it looks. It requires efficiency and discipline, and demands the mastery of tools. This elegant ideal is attainable to you this week because you’re willing to work for it. You’ll focus on what matters and you’ll stay on track, making more lives easier than just your own.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). People give love and attention in different ways. Some are too self-involved or focus-challenged to give attention at all. Let none of this validate or invalidate you. Ideally, your life centers around a purpose and not around the reactions of others or lack thereof. Seek supportive connections, but do not depend on them.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your eye for details is honed, and you’ll get granular in your analysis of what matters to you. This specificity will serve you well, though not everyone will have the patience and understanding you’d like them to have. That’s just a sign to find “your people”: The ones who get you, challenge you and support you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The way things look and function is very important to you and your sophistication on the matter will rub off on others. You’re sold on elegance, swayed by beauty and willing to pay for superior design. Your affinity for lovely things will guide you to interesting places and people. Your conversations will be most enlightening.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Anyone can complain, but some will take it further and describe a problem to the people who can help. You’re in that rare category of fixers. You’ll think over the issues, brainstorm possible fixes and bounce your ideas off people until you have a solid proposition. Then you’ll gain cooperation and solve the thing.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your mood is even; your action logical; your position stable. An agent of chaos will be drawn to you for exactly those reasons. This type prefers the difference they make to be noticeable. There is no “after” without a good “before.” You’ll be stronger and better for the disruption, and it might even be super fun.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). To spend prolonged time with your favorite people is a version of heaven on earth. There are many barriers to such an event — number one being that your favorite people happen to be busy people — so these things have to be planned. Luckily, you get almost as much joy from planning as you do from execution.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll get the satisfaction of contributing to important work. You’ll love the developments to come from a noncompetitive arena. You learn from different approaches, especially of those you have guided. You’ll get credit for being the teacher, though people do things very differently from the way they were shown.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). A project begins with inspiration or, more likely, jealousy. Envy is so important to pay attention to. It is among the best indicators of which direction in life would most please you, and therefore it is invaluable in its ability to inform your decisions. Whatever you are jealous of, start creating it in your life this lucky week.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Ingenious leadership is sometimes undetectable. You create systems that work and then you establish an atmosphere in which people can execute those systems with focus and ease. You encourage at strategic marks along the way. Ultimately, much is accomplished without your constant guidance.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Rarely do fully formed ideas land on you, causing you to know exactly what to do next. If such a thing did happen, it would rob you of the most pleasurable parts of the problem-solving process. Prepare to exercise your imagination. Delight in the bad ideas, which come first; press on to the good ones.
THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS: Your generosity of spirit is far beyond that of an average human to the extent that you sometimes forget to check in with your own needs and wants. All will be taken care of, though attention on the matter is necessary to start it all rolling in the right direction. This is the fun part! Get in touch with your hopes and dreams. Dare to see yourself in fantastical light enjoying outrageous good fortune, pleasure beyond measure and participating in your favorite act, which is sharing it all.
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