The conjunction of the sun and Mercury retrograde gives resonance to the symbol of two fish swimming into one another. We meet ourselves in the emotional realms this week. Feelings are more powerful than other internal forces and will be obeyed. Observation and logic will bend to support them, often unconsciously. Any time spent developing emotional understanding will contribute to health and prosperity.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You don't understand the action that another person has taken, and yet you're willing to consider that these actions might make perfect sense from a different point of view. No one can completely know all the circumstances at work in the lives of others. You'll make a guess though, and you'll ask good questions and listen.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). As you express yourself without worrying about approval or even interest from others, take a moment to inwardly acknowledge what it took to get to this place. Here, the confidence you earned with experience meets the comfort level you and others have achieved together. You've all come a long way!
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Remove the impediment to your destination. If you can't do that, the next best thing is to see the impediment as something else: a challenge, a curiosity, an opportunity, a nonentity, an excuse to reroute the map or bring in new blood. A difference in perspective might be the only difference you need.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You don't have to earn love with accomplishments. Someone made you believe this because it served their agenda to make you work for attention and affection. But you were not born to serve another person's agenda. Many things can be bought with various currencies. Love is not one of them.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll be trying to figure something out this week, and it's a case where pride is unnecessary and can only hold you back. When you get confused or unsure of how to solve the problem or what step should go next to get to the goal, just say, "I need assistance." You'll get it.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). If you're going to keep a to-do list, you may as well have the counterbalance of a not-to-do list. For one thing, it gives you more chances to check things off. Not-to-do: stay still when you're bored, worry about things you have no control over, be fine with less love/excitement/adventure when you could have more, etc.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). For the big decisions, practice due diligence. There is no guarantee that after you've checked, double-checked, asked around and poured over the fine print that you'll make a better decision. What is guaranteed is that whatever the outcome, you'll have peace of mind knowing you did all you could to make the right choice.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You'll find ways to involve people in what you're doing. This will be memorable. It will bond them to you. There's no substitute for experience. Nothing you can read or see on a screen or hear in a headphone can come close to breathing the same air, being in the same light and making contact.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Love is closeness. In that closeness, people rub each other in wrong and right ways, bump and bumble into painful territory, uplift, bring pleasure and laughter, push buttons, irritate. So much happens in tight vicinity that just isn't possible at a distance. Are you willing to take the bad with the good?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your effectiveness will depend solely on the ability to manage expectations — yours, theirs, the insiders', the outsiders', the world's. Creating a flow for things to happen will be a big part of this. You can't get the pacing right on your own. Practice on people. Get feedback before you launch the real thing.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Relationships aren't houses and building them on a solid foundation cannot ensure their success. Anyway, that rarely happens these days. Things don't usually start at the bottom. We meet in the air and have to either find common ground or assemble something beneath our feet to land and stand on together.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You can't learn a thing for another person. And if you provide the solution, you're making the learning process impossible. Better than giving the answer is living the answer. People will watch and model. They'll feel what it's like for themselves and come to integrated conclusions that make sense on multiple levels.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: You see a more complete picture than you did last year, and because of this you'll make better decisions. Your field of observation and understanding will open up, mostly because familiarity with the challenges and the practice of skills gives you the ability to venture into different territory. This applies to love, work and to an area of your personal life you've been wanting to develop. You'll attract people who support who you are becoming, and existing relationships will evolve.
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