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Balsamic Moon Sets the Tone
The balsamic moon leads the way this week. This moon's name may sound like a hippy-dippy salad dressing, but it's actually a restful sliver of lunar energy eager to heal your worries, show you a glimmer of hope and help you believe again. Next comes the new moon on Monday — a perfectly fitting concept that once was immortalized in '80s pop music. This week's fresh energy has a similar driving beat.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Why is it that the people we open wide our homes and schedules to never take us up on the offer? A Scottish proverb suggests that what can be done at any time will be done at no time. That's why if you really don't want to set up a visit with someone this week, you should say, "Come on over any time!"
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Methods of change don't work unless you work them. Nothing happens until you get involved and take action. However, some methods are more exciting and motivational than others. You'll strike on a new system that has helped many achieve results. If you follow it, you'll get the same results or better.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Most things of value are hard won. If it happens very easily, it's usually a sign that there will be more to pay later. Keep this in mind as a too-good-to-be-true scenario unfolds this week. Take what's given and enjoy it, all the while realizing that the work has only just begun.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your week will be filled with colorful characters. Some seem to love their pets more than they love their family, friends and people in general. It doesn't only seem true; it is true. If you're to pursue a relationship with this type of person, you'll have to be in a relationship with their animals, too, or it's not going to work.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You've renegotiated in the past, and now you're not so sure you can be trusted to keep the agreements you make with yourself. Try again anyhow. Make a small promise and keep it, and then another and another. This is being human. Later you'll look back and wonder why you chose to see it as a struggle.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). How big of a game do you want to play? If you want to play in the top leagues, you must be able to handle the top problems. As for the petty troubles of this week, try to approach them with grace and certainty. They are what make you better able to handle an ever-expanding life.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Caution: Outrageous nonsense may try to pass for plausible reality.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Each person has a unique tolerance level for togetherness. If someone wants more social attention than you do, it can feel suffocating. If someone needs to be alone more, it can feel like a rejection. Avoid the pain of mismatched needs by consciously seeking those with a similar social set-point.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It takes an animated person to realize when a scene is static. The others will just call it "normal" and be content to operate within it until they see the difference. You like to move energy around, and that skill will come in handy now. You'll change people's perspectives and lives this week just by being you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). This week you'll experience another one of those situations that are no one's fault, and yet you're the only one who can make it better. Just know that making it better is not the same as accepting blame. By taking responsibility you are being the bigger and better person — but that is nothing new for you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). No one can take away your power to choose what to think. Choosing thoughts is one of your most important abilities, and you'll use it well. It does take a bit of experimentation, as thoughts don't always lead to the expected place this week. But you'll start to recognize the thoughts that lead to action, movement and love.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There have been times when you've wanted to amp up your appeal, but this week you can't afford to get any more appealing than you are. You don't need people wanting things from you. You have enough on the schedule already. In order to stay focused, you'll give the outside world a little less attention than usual.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: You know the difference between big problems and small problems, and you refuse to get caught up in stress or worry over small problems. The success that happens right at the top of 2014 is a direct result of your stellar attitude. You'll make an excellent trade in January; it may be trading your work or commitment for something you want very much. The love that comes into your life in February takes an unusual form. You'll put much effort into getting a certain relationship right.
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