Some think of time as a thief who steals youth, a bandit of life's precious essence. But what if time is a friend who will work for your highest interest? The start of this Pisces solar cycle is the moment to start a spiritual practice or ritual you can repeat daily over the next four weeks. The transformation will be as incremental as it is awesome.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). People who love you sometimes try to decide things for you. This is a waste of time for them, considering you're not about to adopt anyone else's choice unless it also happens to be your own.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Thinking about the problems of the world again? The solution is near — and the solution is you. You so clearly see what needs to be done, and there's no reason you shouldn't be the one to do it.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The great thing about being born under the sign of the twins is that you're not tied to reacting to life in any one way. Instead of saying "that's who I am," you believe that you are who you decide to be.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Light travels faster than the speed of sound, creating an out-of-sync relationship between seeing a thing and hearing it. In the delay between, second guesses will abound.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Virtues often seem far less exciting than vices. Take patience, for instance — not exactly a glamorous quality to strive for. However, to be patient in a moment of anger today will help you escape future days of sorrow.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Games are more fun when everyone understands and plays by the rules. Also, the rules should be explicit in determining when the game is over. It's easier to commit fully when we know it's only for a limited time.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You're the official greeter of the zodiac now, making people feel welcome around you. It's perfect because there are new people coming into your world, and they will always remember the warm first impression you made.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Something is going wonderfully right in your world, and you can create even more of it, too, if you can only remember your recipe. This is the moment to reflect, observe yourself and write it all down.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Why do you want to do it? What or who gives you the impulse? You can work without being inspired, but you'll be so much more effective if you take the time and make the effort to find your inspiration first.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Short-term comforts will keep you going today. Pepper your life with treats. A nap, a snack, your favorite show — all sparks of pleasure to enjoy in very small bursts between the main events of life's work and purpose.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The ancients suggested you should not climb trees to look for fish. Though it's not entirely impossible to catch fish from a tree today, if you're hungry for fish you'll go where the probability factor is more in your favor.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It's fun to spend money on a friend! It will make you happy to do so today, and your friend will also be quite pleased. Furthermore, the generous act will attract good fortune, financial and otherwise.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 19). Embrace your ambitions at the top of this solar return and others will, too. This isn't about getting what you deserve; it's about giving what you know you can. The world needs it. Love fortifies and motivates you. May is your chance at a prize. There's a strange turn that begins a mysterious adventure in July. Virgo and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 4, 29, 1 and 15.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: It's the first week of the solar journey through the last sign of the zodiac. Pisces is the sign of summary. In the same way that classic dramatic structure often includes a final-act wrap-up of all previous storylines, the solar journey through Pisces, the last act of our zodiac story, touches on themes of the previous 11 solar stations. With the new moon and solar eclipse but a few days away, it's the ideal moment to review, take stock and try to see the big picture. There is no need to try to force your current efforts into that panoramic view, as this is mostly a time of observation and noticing. There is nothing to decide and much to be aware of. There is very little to do and much to be.
Pisces is the sign of spiritual incorporation. The explorations of December, the conquests of January and the breakthroughs of early February will now order themselves in our spiritual evolution. It's as if the information is settling into its own pattern, a poem of our lives, a fabric of our being. The conscious efforts will seem almost optional now. Let life sing to you. You don't even need to dance; the music will do it for you.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Renaissance astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus had the rather outlandish idea that perhaps the Earth revolves around the sun and not the other way around. Future scientists were imprisoned for such notions, but Copernicus managed to avoid major controversy, perhaps because most people didn't believe him. Copernicus was an ethereal Pisces with Mars in forward-thinking Aquarius.
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