Fate Favors Brave Hearts

By Holiday Mathis

February 9, 2020 6 min read

People who are afraid to fail cannot be creative. Fear keeps them to the known and expected forms, regardless of how well they fit. And what follows somehow captures the air of both trying too hard and not trying hard enough all at once. This love theme week encourages us to be brave, shed apprehension and take risks during the Libra lunar lead-up to Valentine's Day, which will smolder under the Scorpio moon.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). To be charming usually requires a keen focus on others, though not always. You'll exude the charm that comes from being completely immersed in a pursuit. You will not rest until this is solved. Your drive will be admired, though you cannot help it either way. This is naturally what's happening now.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Perhaps what everyone else is doing makes sense or is the best available option. But conformity is tricky. It only rewards those who truly don't care or don't see another way. If the conforming choice rubs you the wrong way, just stop. It never matters how many people agree with you if you don't agree with yourself.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your automatic response is to do everything in your power to make the people around you feel comfortable. However, this week it's often simply unnecessary. Find peace and comfort within yourself. Without doing a single extra thing, you'll model serenity and they will find it for themselves through your example.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Did you know that some asteroids have their own moon? Some asteroids have two moons. As for your own project, small though it may be, it will have the support of one or two people who orbit adoringly around you this week. They see the merit in what you're trying to do, and they are drawn in by your charisma.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You're versed in the vagaries of frustration and have been moved more than once to behaviors that baffle you. There's virtue here. You're only frustrated because you dare to learn new things. Calm down, step back, choose one specific, small, hopeful action. Eventually, you will get good at this, if you simply keep at it.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). A habit of thinking and talking positively about yourself may seem like a tip from a course called Effective Human Behavior 101, and yet it's amazing how few have mastered the skill. It's worth working on this week. If you can catch your unhelpful thoughts and turn them around, then you'll be 20% more effective.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The jobs of yesterday are being done by supercomputers and robots. The work of tomorrow hasn't even been thought of yet. You'll embrace the moment, giving anything and everything you think is useful, which includes a human touch, emotional intelligence and a poetic heart. It's a good moment to be alive.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). To care too much, talk too loud, invest big emotions where small ones would have done just fine — how embarrassing! Also, this is the best stuff of life, a proof of passion and humanity. This messiness can be pretty rare, so when it happens, overtakes you or you it, it's something to appreciate. Don't put it down.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Because you are perceptive about your loved ones, you know the different tones in which they speak and what each sound means. Even more keenly, you know the silences, each being distinct and so easy for you to read. Intimacy like this isn't necessarily easy, though it's among your greatest treasures.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There are checkpoints, stations in which it's appropriate and helpful to chart your progress. The rest of the time, don't compare, not even against yourself. Put all your energy into finding your groove in the moment. When fully engaged in what feels good to you, you'll be at your competitive best.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Not everything worth seeing is also worth going to see. The journey may be time-consuming, expensive, inconvenient and possibly uncomfortable. But truly, you're drawn there for a reason. There's something about it not to be missed. Go. You'll only find out what that is after you commit to doing this.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Some people are just easier to listen to. Maybe they've practiced the art of storytelling or have a naturally compelling way of getting things across. Anyway, it will be important to listen carefully to the ones who don't have that. How they need to be understood! Give the gift of a conscientious interaction.

THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: It's a year of action. You won't spend too much time thinking about goals; you'll jump onto a path and do what feels right, gaining great momentum from your pursuits. You'll demonstrate your appreciation in three ways: by really enjoying what has been given to you both in the moment and in memory, by acknowledging the giver even after the gifting moment has passed, and by paying it forward. Happiness and success extend. Small beginnings bring big beautiful endings.

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