People measure success with various kinds of rulers, tracking metrics of finance, social media numbers, fitness reports and more. Most of what matters is hard to measure, though. For instance, joy has a weight lighter than air, and inner peace is more expansive than numbers can account for. This is just something to keep in mind as Mercury’s entrance into Taurus speaks to our need to account for our lives.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). In the safe terrarium of your inner world, you can believe what you want about your talents and go unchallenged. This week, you’ll be asked to put your true abilities on the line for all to see, which feels risky because it is. You won’t have to rise to the occasion, though; what you have already is mighty fine.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your body communicates through pleasure and pain you understand well, through aches that send a vaguer message, through sensations you’re not sure how to interpret. Yet, you’ll keep trying and learning because you’re committed to building an optimal relationship with your vessel.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There is no such thing as a perfect group. Where people gather for a purpose, problems arise. Outsiders wouldn’t understand the specific and unusual nature of the issues your group encounters these days, but you’ll be uniquely adept at coming up with solutions, and so, your influence grows.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). The world can seem fixed, like its structures and relationships will continue on indefinitely, just as you’ve always known them to be. Of course, this isn’t true. Things were different before you, and they will shift again; only, this time, you’ll be part of the change. You’ll take the implied responsibility seriously this week.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). One reason to practice acknowledging people with the fullness of your being is that you’ll start to realize that it’s enough. Your complete and tender attention for five minutes is better than hours of obligated service. You can say yes to a person without saying yes to the thing they want you to do.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Three changes will make your routine lovelier. Figuring out the next best steps will be a challenge. Minding your own business can be difficult with so many people asking you to mind theirs in the form of attention-grabbing posts, check-ins, texts… but you’ll focus, solve the problem and nab a prize — worth it!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’re being drawn into a vision of your future that seems ideal because the shimmer of the lovely parts blind you to the less-ideal aspects, which you’ll only notice once you get there. It will be worth the work to go anyway. So much of it will be right for you, and the rest you can make a game out of.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When fate leaves you to your own devices, you are lulled into the rhythm of your work-a-day schedule, mindlessly fulfilling various duties. But when fate pays a visit, it forces you into a new alertness. Whatever fate brings to the party this week, fate’s real gift is awareness.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your mind will be like an ancient mapmaker who sketches monsters beyond the edges of the known world. Yes, fearsome creatures may inhabit the abyss, but more likely, the life that rises to greet you will be on a scale you’ve seen before and handled just fine, too. Feel the fear and sail on anyway.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You will achieve a springiness as you keep the plot moving along this week, never stopping too long in any spot, floating from event to responsibility to conversation, all with the light touch that keeps you flexible. You actually have more control holding life loosely like this than you did when you gripped it so hard.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). To an outside observer, it would seem your day is ruled by the doctrine of absurdism, though the irrationalities work perfectly to make your life run smoothly. Perhaps the only absurdity is the notion that there is one correct way to run things in a world as colorful and varied as yours.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). As unpleasant as feelings of frustration can be, they portend good things for your future. They highlight your ambition and prevent self-delusion. They indicate that you see what’s not working and can hear the ticking clock. Your frustration will turn to curiosity this week. From there, solutions will emerge.
THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS: Peace grows inside you. You’ll be a grounding agent for the others in your social swirl. You may not even realize the many times you bring your environment into a state of harmony and production. With your talent for empathy, it’s almost like you’re able to live many lives. Certainly, your flexibility of perspective allows for decision-making, which elevates more lives than your own. A hobby will introduce you to fun people and times. You’ll try three arrangements before you get the best fit.
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