Season of No Judgment

By Holiday Mathis

June 18, 2017 6 min read

To say that everyone dies but not everyone lives is perhaps an arrogant judgment on how others live. No one knows which way works or doesn't for another person. No one knows another person's experience. No one knows what's in another person's head. The summer solstice on the 21st begins a season to free yourself of the burden of judgment. To create your best experience, keep your eyes on your own work.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). The way to thoroughly know something is to teach it. As you help others learn you will discover where the holes in your own education lie and you will quickly fill in the blanks, creating greater ease of use, a more complete skillset and opportunity that wouldn't otherwise exist.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You might read, watch and listen to what the others are reading, watching and listening to, and yet your experience and opinions of it will be completely novel. Your mind is a unique filter. This week you will be practically incapable of turning over information without imprinting your own creative stamp on it.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You want the value you add to feel good to you in the moment and make others smile, too. Then again, what really matters is the value you can add that will last. The beginnings of your lasting contribution may not be met with smiles. It may take a while before everyone understands the long-term gains.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You are changing the world in subtle ways all of the time. Truly, it is all different because of you. You can't help but make your mark. So stop worrying about how you'll do it and think about your own needs, wants and preferences. When you focus in on what brings you pleasure, you'll make others happy, too.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your leadership has earned you recognition along the way, and you're comfortable at the top. Even so, you sometimes find it a big relief not to be the one in charge. This week you can trust the people around you and get something entirely different from the experience by relaxing and letting them do their thing.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). In school, the lesson comes before the test. In life, the test comes first, and if the lesson isn't subsequently learned, the test will be offered again and again. You're a quick study, so you needn't worry — though if you do notice the same trial coming up more than once, pay better attention to the kernel of knowledge inside it.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The fight for justice can be tricky. It is easy to take on the characteristics of the very thing you oppose. This is a time to be extremely thoughtful in your approach. Before you jump into someone else's fight and do it their way, think about how you might embody the characteristics you most would like to see in the world.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When you try to get the care you need from others this week, you'll end up feeling less than satisfied. But if you give care to yourself you'll not only get what you need; you'll be educated as to how to provide sustenance and happiness to yourself whenever you need it in the future.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You'll witness something so magical that it will seem like a cheat. When things happen seemingly without the assembly stage, it seems like enchantment, but it's more likely an iceberg situation. The work began long ago and has been building up for ages, and 80 percent of it is below the surface.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Organized work habits, an effective manner of communication, true love in action — these things involve small steps and habits that must be learned. You'll take a cue and pick up what you were missing. Also, you'll help someone work on such life skills — about as great a gift as is possible to give.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Welcome the waves and shocks into a relationship. Such upsets are integral to the development of meaningful ties. You may know whom you like and who likes you, and yet, until the relationship has withstood some degree of adversity, it can't be called a true friendship. That goes double for love!

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You can be who you want to be. Sometimes you lose sight of this. Don't let fear thwart your reinvention. Comparisons lead to self-doubt. Worry becomes an addictive pattern of mind. It's time to overcome. Or if you want to be quick about it, just drop it! It's like waking up. You can literally do it in a snap.

THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: Congratulations will be in order, and you'll hear them so often this year that your main challenge will be not letting it go to your head. Staying on task with the next goal, and the next, will be key. There's a chance for expensive leisure, but if you spend your money on something more lasting you won't be sorry. The professional shift in August will spark your imagination and be excellent for your vitality. Friends adventure with you in October. You'll be elected or appointed in February.

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