Those Wild and Lazy Stars

By Holiday Mathis

July 15, 2018 6 min read

Most associate "wild" with high energy, but there's a lot of lazy sleeping in the wild, too. Tigers sleep 16 hours a day. Opossums and armadillos clock 18 hours. Chances are, for you to be your most energetic self, you'll need more rest this week. And since this is about as quietly as the cosmos have aligned in relation to earth since the start of 2018, it's the perfect time to catch up. While you are sleeping, you won't miss a thing.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Those who haven't found peace inside themselves will relentlessly pursue external validation, often in the form of monetary gain. As the ancient poet Horace said, "All for a seat down front at some bad play?" Contrastingly, your serenity of purpose will have you working hard, with your love as the fuel and also the reward.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). People may think of themselves as brands, but it's perceptions of people that are brands, not the actual person. This week you could go in a lot of different directions, and the decisions will be tough. Don't be overly swayed by the definition of you. That's a construct. Your heart defies the limits of perception.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Everyone experiences the moment differently. You're so hard on yourself that you might be surprised about how generous people can be when it comes to you. What you think of as mistakes, others embrace as part of your offbeat style. You're more effective than you think.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). If they don't understand what you're doing, maybe they never will. When they ask for an explanation, it's a chance to get it straight in your own head. Seize the opportunity, but do it for you. Don't be surprised if they never really get it. That doesn't matter. What matters is your journey to clarity, beauty and truth.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The special kind of tired you get at the grocery store is called "decision fatigue," and it's exactly why situations with fewer options are favored this week. To make a decision requires more brain power (and willpower) than you might think, but solid organizing principles will help. If there are no rules, make a few up.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Selfishness is the enemy this week — not because it's inherently bad to focus on you but because it turns your world into a cage. No small world for you, thank you. A big, colorful world will offer you far more opportunities for wonder and beauty than you'll ever have trying to control a small circle.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your senses are your conduit to the world, but they get blocked by various aspects of life, familiarity being a big one these days. Too much of the same thing makes you dull to it. This is why change, new meetings, reading and travel are so essential to your well-being. Make these things happen this week.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It may feel as though you're stuck, and it's true that you don't seem to be moving along very quickly, but that's only because it's happening too slowly for the eye to detect. You're growing slowly, and you'll get there. Take it on faith. Keep your eye on the prize, and, if you can't exactly move there, at least lean into it.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The one who plants the tree won't get the shade. These things take time. Unfortunately, some kinds of destruction work in the same way. Think about how it pertains to your current lifestyle. Something you're socially conditioned toward might be a problem for future generations, but you can change it.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). While some would say that the world is filled with incurious dullards who are concerned only with the very surface aspects of their own role in it, you believe differently. You think that people can become deeper, and, with better examples to follow, they'll want to. You'll provide such a model example this week.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You forgave, and now you're back at square one, with more on the table that needs forgiving. At what point does this become futile? Should you forgive one more time? No. Forgive a thousand more times. But take the lesson. Protect yourself better. Make yourself impervious to the mistakes of others.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). In the culinary arts, bitterness is made palatable by the addition of something sweet, salty or sour. As for the emotional arts, bitterness won't be balanced by saltiness or sourness at all. So when it gets a little bitter this week, as it sometimes will, go for the sweetness. Life will be delicious.

THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: This year shows you moving forward with a free conscience and a light heart. When people know your story, it will help you out — more so than if they only know another person's story about you. As positive as the world's stories may be, you're the only one qualified to sum up your takeaway from life. Own that! Telling your story well will put you in a position to win friends, business and love this year. Also, exploring, adventuring and reacting to new parts of life will mold you for the better.

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