The Scorpio sun does not disappoint. Early moments of this season of mystery bring shadows of intrigue, flashes of brilliance and jump scares, too. At first, it will feel as though we are at the whims of these surprises, but soon we will get our bearings and realize our choices. When it comes to reactions, we always have options. It’s one of the main ways we exercise our free will.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Obsession. That is the level of intensity necessary to make change happen. It’s not enough to, a few times a day, imagine the difference you want to make. Eat it for breakfast and sleep with it under your pillow. This is the drive of champions.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You will drop your preconceived notions and a new scene will materialize before you — like the old one, but with better light and more vivid colors. The ceiling is higher, if there even is one. Suddenly, it’s clear that you’re someone different. It will feel silly to walk the maze on the ground when you know you can fly above it.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You won’t have to relieve stress if you don’t have it in the first place. Generous preparations keep the happy, confident and capable vibes flowing this week. Build in a buffer zone of time, and bring a little extra money and plentiful pocketfuls of goodwill.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Love is the habit of considering the other person’s needs and feelings before your own. It doesn’t mean you have to acquiesce every time. You might ultimately decide to go with what you need and feel instead, which isn’t necessarily unloving. Love is the process of decision-making, not the decision.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’re housed in a body moving through nature. Your body is part of this nature it moves through. It is through your senses that you stay connected with the truth of your physicality. Pay tribute to their faithful service by delighting them in such a way to contribute simultaneously to health and pleasure.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ll grow your power by understanding what part of the scene can be influenced. You’ve been in situations that were beyond your control. You learned how worry, delusion, denial and obsession didn’t help. It is equally useless to try to fix, encourage or rage against uncontrollable forces. Acceptance is efficiency.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Problems do not get magically solved by thinking about them a lot. They also don’t get solved through neglect, denial or repression. It’s action and experimentation that will solve the problem. Good organization and record-keeping will make it possible to solve it again and again.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The need for approval and acceptance is primal. You wish you didn’t want validation from certain people, but to deny that it matters would stunt your growth. You’re almost out of this phase. Soon you’ll feel much bigger than this situation. Accept that you care a little more than you want to. It’s human.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Think twice before you close a door. There’s a better way to play it. If the other person closes the door, it will leave you with more options. Alternately, an open door creates more options still. There is no wrong move, but you are made stronger and better by doing the thing that is a little harder for you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You are a connoisseur of beauty and a paragon of good taste. This week, your opinion will be in demand. How honest should you be? Honest enough to help things along in a positive direction. There’s a swell of positive feeling that fills you when you’re in action. This is health-enhancing!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Can you accept and befriend all of your emotions? There are some that don’t look like the others. They are disruptive, unwieldy and hard to get used to. But if you accept those feelings into your rainbow of emotion, they will calm down and fit in like feral dogs accepted into a domesticated pack.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It won’t help to speculate on what everyone deserves; you can’t really know. But even if you could somehow gauge the worthiness of each person, the accounting process would be joyless and exhausting. This week, focus only on yourself. Don’t think in terms of deserving; think in terms of what works.
THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS: Anyone who tries to control you will be woefully disappointed. You’re a force to be reckoned with, and this is for the best. Only you know how to serve your interests, and when it comes to the ones you love, you’re even wiser. Do it your way. Taking your own advice will put you in a position to help many. The turn of the year will bring you a professional opportunity, or you’ll win money. Improbably, at the end of the year, slow-mounting drama leads to a happy-ever-after situation.
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