Dictionary.com chose "existential" as the word of the year for 2019, partly due to the high number of searches for the term and also because it "captures a sense of grappling with the survival — literally and figuratively — of our planet, our loved ones, our way of life." The momentous conjunction of Saturn and Pluto call for courage with the grappling. Cling to glimmers of optimism. May the word for 2020 reflect new hope.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Determined to grow, you will lead yourself well. Just as the best teachers try to pull everything out of their students, your higher mind is rooting for your fullest potential. Unconventional methods will figure in. Move through fear. It is normal to be agitated and defensive in the face of change. Push through.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). In art, there is no failing. If you make what doesn't turn out in your preferred way, if you make what doesn't sell, if you make what's not quite appropriate for the audience, if you make a mess, it's not a fail, it's still a "make." Life is art, and it follows the same rules. Take the lessons and create what's next.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). If fear of change prevents you from upgrading your thought processes to claim the new you, consider overlapping the new and old. Think of it like using a new computer or phone. You don't have to toss out the old immediately. Just start using the new one, and eventually it will become the hub of your daily life.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You don't wake up every morning feeling in love with life, and yet there are aspects you can focus on to get the good emotions running through you. It all starts with finding that pool of thoughts you can bathe your soul in. With a daily dunk, you'll soon fix something that's been getting in the way of your peace and comfort.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll get excited about who you could become, and you'll be drawn to read and train and do anything you can think of to make your transformation happen. Just remember that emergence is a natural phenomenon and many aspects of it can't be rushed. Relax and believe as you move toward your destiny.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Early humans crouched around a campfire to listen to a storyteller. Modern humans do the same thing around the dinner table, television, podcast, theater, watercooler, bar, etc. This week, add your phone to the list. Everyone wants to hear about your life and times, and you'll get the chance to perfect your take.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). For moments, your mind feels as wide as the sky and indeed it is, when channeling a perspective above the troubles, barriers and structures erected to keep daily life in manageable scope. With practice, you can have the best of both worlds. Learn the routes between states of mind. The more you travel them, the easier it gets.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The reasons to be happy do not exist until you point to them. They are like words that emerge from the keyboard only after you tap to assemble each letter. You become happy when you pull together the evidence to stack up a picture of happiness and live in that scene. This week, you'll make a point to do this.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Once again it becomes rather obvious that you're interested in different things than many of the people around you are. Thus, you're in the perfect position to take advantage of the very best feature of the internet — the ability to connect with like minds and find your tribe. Be adventurous, explorer!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It's a week when words carry more weight and seem to have disproportionate consequences. Choose carefully. The wrong ones can distance you from the very thing you want to be close to or worse — betray, disappoint and put you on the outside. The right words can bring you into someone's heart.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). From the outside, it looks like very confident people have deeper wells of courage, but this may not be the case. Often they are shaking on the inside, but their commitment disallows them from backing down. Confidence is built through commitment. The payout for showing up will be considerable this week.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You'll do an upgrade on your thinking this week. Hear your thoughts; weed out the rotten ones and counter them. Blow them off with a new phrase. For instance, whenever you're having an unhelpful thought, add "and that was my old way of thinking" to the end. Next, follow through with good action.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: What's happening around your solar return is a convergence of Saturn and Pluto that only comes around approximately every three and a half decades, the societal implications of which will be a personal gift to you. You'll know what's important and quickly adopt a new way of being. You'll realize where your time has been wasted and fill hours with new and worthier pursuits. Family wins feel like your own, and then the season changes and your wins will fill your family with pride.
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