What bond in the world has as much mysterious and magical strength as the bond between mother and child? There are echoes of this theme in the last days of the Cancer sun. The feeling in the air may be akin to saying goodbye to an elderly relative you've come a long distance to see. Is this the last visit, will the next one be the last, or will there be dozens more to come? The poignant weight in the atmosphere will dissipate Friday.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Gentle persuasion. It's not your forte. After all, you're the sign of the warrior, who suits and arms up then goes all in for the victory and the spoils. But there's more than one way to win. Often the victory happens without a fight. Your best wins of the week will be the result of persuasion and enticement.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll hear honey-speak, sticky in its intent. What's the motive? For some it's easy to say, "I love you." You deserve assurances beyond what can be offered in words. The ones who pay attention, who listen and are fascinated by you — those are the ones who are showing you love. Keep reminding yourself of this.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You won't have your usual ease in relating to people: Instead, you'll find it even easier than usual. Your social vibes are so hot, in fact, that you'll feel in sync with nearly everyone you meet. Offers and invites go along with that. If you say yes to everything, you'll be miserably busy. Always leave yourself an out.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Recent weeks have worked on your patience and run you around a bit, too — sometimes unfruitfully. Now instead of chasing after every promising opportunity, you're in a mood to let the offers come to you. How do you know they will? Because you're building an excellent lure. Work it till it works.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You allow yourself to be vulnerable around those you trust. Your guard goes down; your availability goes up. This is why the people you care about most have the greatest potential to bust up your day. Chances are, they don't mean to do this, but they will, and for the dumbest reasons. Anticipate and ward the dynamic off.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You're not looking for an ironclad alliance. In fact, because you are so true to your word and will go so far in the name of honor you are very slow to make promises or even casual commitments. However, something so good comes along this week — way too good to miss. Go with heart. Go all in.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). People want what they look at. They look at what's in their face. They face where their feet are pointed. They point their feet at the leader. You'll be the leader and in a position to make people want things they didn't want before. To wield the power responsibly, ask: How can you make people want what's good for all?
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You tried so hard to make it work, and it just wasn't to be. There is much to be learned in a mismatched situation. The contrast of that to what happens this week will make life profoundly sweet. There are needs and niches to be filled and you sense the opportunities that are the best match for you — brilliantly so!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It's not about hitting the work harder or trying to produce more; it's about showing up to have fun, contribute joyfully and bond with the people around you in the process. Your "sportsmanship" is stellar this week and you have the potential to be the most valuable player on the team — the glue that makes it all work.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). We each see the world through a unique lens. Life, when it heats up and forces us in one direction or another, has a way of curving those lenses. Differences of perspective are differences of reality. Talk to many about your problem. How do they see it? Viewing it a new way — that's how you'll change the game.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). To some extent, you'll be a manager. You'll be in a position to choose which role to fill and to cast a few others in roles as well. Your decisions about who would be best suited for each job will make a remarkable difference. Success will boil down to positioning and timing. If there is no deadline, impose your own.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). What good is a heads up when you can't do anything about the impending occurrence anyway? Worrying about a future that is out of your control is a waste of energy. But getting a handle on the pieces that are well within your ability to steer will be not only wise but also crucial to your sense of satisfaction this week.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: Your role as a teacher and inspirational figure will be prominent during this solar year, starting with the lessons you give through the example of the next three weeks. Stand in the best light; spin your story with glamour and humor. A partner will help you do this and so will the assistant you have in a fire sign (that's Aries, Leo or Sagittarius). Your social life will be invigorated by the turn that it takes in September. It will be fun to get so much attention for what you do best!
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