It is said that comedy is pain plus distance, and most other amusements follow the same rule. For instance, the thriller that’s exhilarating on screen would be trauma-inducing in real life. The new moon in Virgo sets the tone for a no-nonsense week of progress and hard work. We only have time for entertainment that enriches and energizes. Drama is only as fun as it is distant from personal consequences.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). There are those who can’t settle into working humbly on the ground. They want to be raised high and admired. What tension you feel in their vicinity as they are poised to soar upward as soon as the chance arises. You’ll also soar upward this week, not to be admired; it will just happen to be where you’re needed.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It’s review time, and you’ll be taking inventory of your hits and misses, significant recent events and the day-to-day minutiae that is either working or not working for you. This week lends special magical insight to your discoveries and sticking power to your vows.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Theories are not enough. They can be easily erased or forgotten. The evidence of learning is a tangible, measurable result. Build and create. Take ideas out of mind, and put them where they can be used and enjoyed. The surge of vitality that comes with action will be well worth the effort, regardless of any outcome.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You are alert and open to all of your surroundings, not just the parts being pointed out by the powers that be. You are not easily swayed by shiny, pretty lures set by those with an agenda. You follow a logic based in unique experience and truth. You’ll recognize potentials and bank on opportunities others miss.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You say “yes” and it’s a glorious beginning for you and many others, as this endeavor will cause a ripple of effects. Each person you work with will touch the lives of a dozen more. As for the spirit of inclusion you champion, it is not only the right way to be; it will make you richer and happier.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your uniqueness is unstoppable. There’s nothing you need to do to shine in a totally original way. Actually, you can’t help but create something entirely new just by virtue of being yourself. So go on and travel the road of tradition. It will be the fastest and easiest way to deliver something completely fresh.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your imagination is strong, and you’ll use it well. Fantasizing can be a used as a coping tool, a stress reliever and an escape. Fictional scenarios are a chance to mentally try on different tactics. Your daydreams will teach you about appetites, wishes and preferences you haven’t consciously registered.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Because you’re open to it, the darnedest things will happen. You’ll get information your competitors don’t have. You’ll see the deals to be made that others miss. You’ll make unlikely friendships in unlikelier places and have adventures neither of you would have predicted.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll be thinking about the big picture even as you perform small actions to align yourself with an ideal. You’ll grapple, both consciously and unconsciously, with common but ill-fitting rules. You’ll whittle away at philosophies to get them into a shape to work with your current life and stretch into the life you want.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). To get where you want to be, you must first acknowledge you’re not quite there. You took a turn somewhere earlier that set you off course. This is the ideal time to pause and reevaluate the steps that led you here. Then you can backtrack to a particular intersection and try out a different turn.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You know what you value and what you believe. You also know it’s different from what you thought five years ago and it’s likely to change again. Your talent for staying grounded yet open-minded and flexible recalls the strength of trees that weather storms and thrive with a combination of sturdiness and flexibility.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Just because two things happen at the same time, it doesn’t mean one is causing the other. It doesn’t even mean they are related by anything but their timeline. Since correlations can only be helpful insomuch that they are actually true, use critical thought processes, look for patterns and check the facts.
THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS: You are a protector of the values, ideas and people you hold dear. Your cosmic birthday gift is a clear sense of direction. You know what you need to do to be successful in the way you wish. Fellow earth signs can help you execute the plan. As you serve the needs and wants of those around you, your own naturally get served. Hot investments drive your curiosity and inspire deep research and fascination.
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