The cosmic ships sailing through Scorpio’s sea now include the sun, Mercury and Mars, with the latter two sticking together like a fleet. Saturn, the lessons planet, angles with aggression, challenging our journey. What change do you want to see in your life? If it weren’t a little difficult, there would be no appeal to the game, and certainly no prize. Accept the difficulty for what it is: The ingredient that makes this all worthwhile.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). People try to impart what they know, but knowledge cannot be received. Information can, and what a gift it is! Knowledge, on the other hand, must be grown in the recipient as information is used, tested and practiced. This week, you act. You do not so much gain knowledge as become it — intelligence embodied.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your confidence doesn’t come from an expectation that you’ll be liked; it comes from not caring either way. The week shows a self-directed side of you. You do what you want to serve the purposes of your choosing, fulfilled according to your own criteria. Outside opinions will mean very little, if anything, to you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You hear what people say, but more importantly, you know what they mean, what’s implied and the significance of their focus. They’ll repeat themselves later in some form or another, but taking it all in the first time around will give you a definite advantage. It will save you time, and you’ll stand out as astute.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You stand in a wilderness of true and false assumptions. You’ll question what you were taught. It got you this far, but you must discover things for yourself to go the distance. As you dare to put beliefs to the test, the falsehoods will become obvious, and the truth will guide you to the next place.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Everyone’s inner reality is different. To hold this idea in mind as you interact with others takes maturity, empathy and intelligence, all of which you have in abundance this week. While you may never know what it’s like in their head, your respect of the difference gives you many advantages, including better relationships.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You don’t have to go to a foreign land to improve things. Making the world a better place where you are is still making the world a better place. If the atmosphere is decent and you lift it to cheerful or pleasant, you’ve done a lot. And if you make something bad seem bearable, you’ve also done a lot.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You have yet to accomplish what you set out to do. If you focus on the goal, you’ll see it. How close it actually is matters less than how vividly you can make it out. You bridge distances by understanding those far-away things with as much clarity as possible. The understanding moves you forward.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You adhere to a set of rules both stated and unstated. You’ll witness rule-breakers around you being feared, admired, copied and punished. You’ll note that these are not all good rules; some of them are terrible. The question is not, “Should you break rules?” but, “Which ones?”
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Experience validates beliefs. You’ll literally find the answers you are looking for. Your desired or expected solution will emerge to meet you regardless of whether it’s effective, true or correct. To get to the right answer, you must first let go of preferences. It takes an open mind to know what’s real.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The customs handed down from generation to generation that were once the cornerstone of social behavior can get lost in the fast-paced world. It takes a concerted effort to keep a tradition; that’s an effort you’re willing to make as you plan the end of your year. Your decisions will create future magic.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There’s something delicious about a little trouble if you keep it to just one kind. The only trouble you will ever need is the trouble you have. The troubles of the past and future will tempt you, though they have nothing to offer. The trouble you have offers you strength, improvement and entertainment.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You take stock of your life daily, but it’s also helpful to periodically survey the whole scene to understand how it all fits together and what is best to focus on. This takes time and isn’t always fun, but deep thinking and meaningful plans will come out of it. You’ll be so glad you scheduled time to sort and assess.
THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS: If life is a theme park, this solar journey sees you riding more rides — some fast and thrilling, others rich in story and beauty. Your favorite will be the games, though, because you’re a clever strategist with your eye on a prize, which you’ll be motivated to win for your loved ones. Also notable this year is the significant amount of time you spend in Cupid’s clutches. Express your poetic heart in every stage. Your bravery will be rewarded — if not in the moment, then double in future moments.
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