Solar Sojourn Through Pisces

By Holiday Mathis

February 18, 2018 6 min read

Since luck is fickle, ungovernable and by its very definition outside of our control, we can never take full blame or credit for what happens. However, there's nothing to stop us from courting the powers that be — flirting with luck and inviting it to alight on our shoulder and stay a while. This week, the Pisces planets provide a hospitable destination for destiny. Neptune, Venus and Mercury form alignments to entice the fates to favor us.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Of course, you can only live your life from your own point of view. And the narrower your view, the more limited your knowledge and options will be. But you can broaden that point of view by taking on different roles, jobs, activities and friendships. That all happens rather effortlessly and naturally for you this week.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). What you want to do is to create magical experiences for others. The question is, how? You've dabbled in various approaches and tried a few different genres and still you feel you're no closer to creating your desired effect. Keep experimenting. This week will bring the breakthrough you've been waiting for.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It's a week to grow your confidence, mainly by taking risks and putting yourself in uncomfortable situations. Does it seem counterintuitive? There is no better way to conquer fear and self-doubt than facing it and moving through it again and again. Keep in mind: The point is not to "do great" but to "do."

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You don't know the depth of your understanding until you try to teach another person. It is in the teaching that you realize the breadth of your knowledge — and also where the holes are. Teaching is as much a gift to the teacher as it is to the student. You will be on both sides of it at various times this week.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You have the ability to grasp patterns that others don't see. You take this for granted because it's so natural to you, but it happens to be more of a talent than a skill. Creative smarts like this are elusive and difficult to learn. So put yourself around people who can appreciate the value of your contribution.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The scene is filled with passionate, purposeful and brilliant people, yet no progress can be made without someone having the guts to act. That's where you come in. Your heart is in the right place, your ideas are strong, but most importantly, you have the intestinal fortitude to initiate, endure and evolve.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You'll be judged by the work of others. Their triumphs and failings will reflect your leadership. It's an incentive for you to listen carefully to find new and better ways to support and motivate your people. You'll make caring, emotional connections and have direct conversations to keep everyone on track.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Flowers don't think of themselves as pretty. They open up, and pretty is just what happens. Furthermore, flowers are unconcerned with how their bloom compares with the blossom on the next branch. Similarly, this week, you have no idea the effect of your unselfconscious beauty, but there most certainly will be one.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Whether operating at work, school, inside a business or neighborhood, in the end it all comes down to people. The feeling you have when you walk away from an interaction will color your entire experience. You've a talent for navigating into meaningful connections, and then effectively managing relationships.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). No matter how independent you are (and you are extremely independent this week), you're still a social person. You cannot help but be influenced by the attitudes, beliefs and choices of those in your community. It's why you're driven to surround yourself with people of admirable and interesting character.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'll make things happen, but that's only just the beginning. The next part is more important — sticking with it even when things get a little rocky (which they will starting Wednesday). Persevere and remain confident when the odds are in your favor and — more importantly — when they're not.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your motivating force this week will be social. The way to improve your life is to meet more people and bond with those who make you want to be better. When the right attitude meets the right relationships, the result will be seemingly coincidental and exceptionally fortuitous advances. You're going places!

THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: There will be spellbinding events to mark this colorful year. You'll experience the gamut of emotions — you'll be surprised, impressed, intimidated, elated — and then you'll be the cause for all of those feelings in others. Next month brings satisfaction in the realm of business. You'll create fair deals and wind up with riches beyond your expectations. Companionship makes a June excursion special. Younger people credit you with their success in August. An investment pays in October.

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