Mars Gets Grounded in Taurus

By Holiday Mathis

February 10, 2019 6 min read

To improve the quality of lives globally would seem to be a gargantuan endeavor. Where to start? That's that's the easy part. It starts with thoughts, specifically yours. The Mars change on Valentine's Day will start the ball rolling. Maybe you can't meditate your way to world peace, but do not doubt that harmonizing your being, in whatever way feels best to you, will make a difference. It may be the only thing that does.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). One reason people don't clean up after themselves (actually or metaphorically) is that they know that someone else will do it. And if that someone is you, you can keep the dynamic going by simply continuing to handle things you really shouldn't have to. Or you can end it by leaving messes to their rightful owners.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The usefulness of worry is debatable. Those with no worries may be happier, but are they perhaps also not taking enough responsibility or challenging themselves enough. Some small amount of worry though... could you think of it as the peppery sting that wakes up your senses to the rest of the dish?

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your reality is far more complicated and nuanced than other people might think. The reverse is also true. To be the recipient of an extension of grace is wonderful. To extend grace to others may be a bit harder this week, as it's difficult to see how they deserve it. But you won't be sorry you made the leap.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). It's mostly good, until it isn't. When people behave in unexpected and unpleasing ways, you'll try and imagine why. Perhaps there are fears or pressures at play you don't know about. Your compassion makes the actions of others less disruptive to the work you're doing to move your own scene along.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You don't need to go searching for the perfect way to give back. Just do what you do best, visibly and often. People will ask for the exact sort of help you can easily give to make a difference. You're coming into one of those rare cycles when everyone wins and the circle of generosity will swirl in perfect symmetry.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). What's stopping you is not a lack of opportunity, talent or resources. What's stopping you is a lack of belief. What will help is reminding yourself that others have done similar things and more is possible for you, too. Find examples to model, either famous or within reach. Study them so you can dwell in their influence.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There are three levels of learning. You can know something intellectually, and that's the first level, but it won't take long before it slips from mind unless you get to the second level, which involves your emotional investment. Level three is experience. You'll get all three levels with something new you learn this week.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Friends are impressed that you take a stand on important issues. It's an attractive quality, but you don't think about it because you're too busy in the process, which is changing your life. Because taking a stand isn't just about believing in or agreeing with an idea, it's about action and results that make a difference.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The one you love may be fully grown, but there's a child within, innocent and worthy of your gentleness. It's why you extend the benefit of the doubt when this person behaves in a way you don't understand. Of course, you also have a child within you that needs to be looked out for, so don't forget that part.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). While you very well may be the underdog in a situation, it won't help to think of yourself that way. Get clear about all you bring to the table — your fight, skills, a purpose that burns inside you and more. Then use your famous charm on yourself. As you convince yourself that you'll be successful, you'll make it so.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Because creativity comes so easily to you, you don't always value it as much as you should. Ask supportive people to help you set your price, and your schedule. You don't want to get into a position where you're giving too much of your life away where it won't be properly appreciated.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The very essence of being in a relationship is compromise. To share space, you'll be required to move in and out of each other's way. To share feelings or ideas, you need to bounce them off of one another. And what is at the end of all this compromise that makes it so worthwhile? Tenderness and connection.

THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: Even though you will be nurtured, loved and entertained this year, it is the joy of self-care that opens a new level of life satisfaction and ease. The physical, emotional and spiritual attention you lavish on yourself will allow you to be a calmer, more centered version of yourself and to experience life more with more vividness and optimism. Highlights of the solar journey include: the expansion of your family, a creative endeavor with dozens of moving parts and a new income source.

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