In the zodiac academy, Saturn is the principal, the vice principal, the counselor and the hardest math teacher, too. Rolling backward in Aquarius since May, it has felt as though the school of life has had a body-numbing number of Zoom sessions. Saturn goes direct now, switching to in-person enrollment. In the weeks to come, the lessons will be visceral and numerous. Under this sharply intellectual Libra sun, we’re ready for it.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You had your own ideas about maximizing the potential of the situation. They were a good jumping-off point, and when others got involved, it all took a turn. You’ll be better off moving with the crew. You’ll probably have to let go of the fun you planned to embrace the fun that’s waiting for you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There’s something you are resisting, and now it’s time to question that instinct. What do you think will happen if you entertain the notion? What are you afraid of? Could you make room for the idea and its opposite at the same time? With your sophisticated and expansive mind, anything is possible.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Here comes a dream, a sign or a flash of insight. It may seem risky or counterintuitive to act on this before the meaning of it becomes clear to you. However, if you make your move in the heightened state, you won’t be sorry. Motion has a way of bringing the vision together.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Getting away from a thing isn’t the same as running scared from it. Not every retreat is an escape. Think about what you’re going toward instead. Start building that and you may just find that you drift quite naturally from what no longer serves you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Most times you can cross the distance between the ordinary and the extraordinary with effort, talent, taste or something of the sort. This week, you’ll cross that chasm with dumb luck. You’ll stumble into the mood, the beautiful lighting or the perfect timing and you’ll experience sheer magic.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It’s not so easy to be creative. It requires you give attention even when it’s uncomfortable or tedious. It requires you repeat actions until they work. Your creative success will be hard-won, which is what makes it so worthwhile. Keep coming up with new ideas and building on them. You’re onto something.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Life comes at you with boisterous, overwhelming confidence. Someone is jostling for the upper hand. Your need for independence is strong. You’ve no interest in being enlisted in a program or participating in a system. You’ll take the quiet, chaotic uncertainty. You’ll find your own way.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). No one is great at everything. Most humans excel at a handful of endeavors and specialize in a couple. You’ll soon be adding to your arsenal or changing your specialty. You’ll seize a chance to experiment, which will lead you to explore. You’re at your best in new environments.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll use your talent for finding the good in things. There’s even something good about worrying. Apprehensions will fuel you to be more prepared. Instead of one backup plan, work out a multitude of them. The process of thinking them up will help you get to your most brilliant solution yet.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There is no concept of correctness that is universal. You cannot tell exactly what other people are dealing with, but being intimately aware of the complex problems of modern life, you are determined to cultivate the spirit of generosity and abide by the belief that people are doing their best.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The one who sweeps onto the scene and brings the fun is attractive to all. You are this person when you decide to be, so you know how much work it is. Whether it’s worth it depends on your need of the moment. Low-key connections can be just as sweet. Relating tenderly to one person will bring you everything you need.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You want something from the situation that you don’t feel entitled to. Good. Entitlement breeds an off-putting arrogance. Your doubt makes you humble. Your vulnerability makes you relatable. Your hard work makes you qualify to get what you want. These qualities plus your efforts to connect will equal success.
THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS: The cosmic card-dealing will be casino flashy with the solar-return reshuffling of your priorities. Certain pursuits will feel outgrown, others will be outshone by new involvements. You’ll thrive in a community of like minds, and a few special relationships will shine there. You’ll be picture-taking and memory-making through the end of the year. You’ll flex in the professional and financial realm. You’ll close an important deal that clears the road for you and your loved ones to start a new chapter.
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