Cosmic Challengers to Individualistic Aries

By Holiday Mathis

March 28, 2021 6 min read

Cosmic challengers to the Aries sun assert, "To thine own self be true" is only a sound motto for those with a morally developed self to be true to. And even those with a strengthened sense of goodness could still use a check-in with the higher standards this week. The full moon in Libra, the sign of art, diplomacy, harmony and loveliness suggests that it never hurts to stay open to beauty and wisdom from other cultures and traditions.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). When the spirit of competition rages — and it will this week — you'll rise to the occasion, noting what's necessary to do well in the game. Of course, the real value of this is what happens beyond the game, and what you earn through the practice and experience of sharpening yourself.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your week will be marked by the originality of your work, love and ideas. There will be those who don't recognize the specialness of your unique contributions, but this doesn't bother you in the least. It was never your point to impress; you're all about the process. (And yet, it still satisfies when they finally catch on.)

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). This week, as you play the role of guardian and protector, the importance of donning the appropriate gear cannot be underestimated. Perhaps your superhero cape is at the cleaners, but you've the equivalent garment (or more likely, attitude) very close at hand. Choose it, and then go save the world.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Remember this as you meet new people this week: It's silly to expect yourself to be perpetually socially adept. It takes time and practice to smooth out the rough spots of social interaction. If you're doing it right, in full awareness of the uniqueness of each individual, every interaction will have novel challenges.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). A former goal, though unmet, just doesn't have the same appeal as it once did. In all likelihood, the goal has served its purpose just in getting you to the place you are now. Be willing to pivot into areas that have more to offer you. You know them by the amount of curiosity you feel for the subject matter.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll be picking up new skills. Reassurance is calming, but it never lasts. When you find yourself seeking assurances, consider that you really need a different belief about the risk you're taking. What if you believed it's all right to make mistakes? And for learning quickly, making mistakes is absolutely essential!

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The way to growing in power is through acceptance. The relationship might not work. The project might be a bust. The investment might not pay dividends. To embrace these outcomes as a possibility is to lay down the burden of fear. Only then, relaxed, with both hands free, can you bring full focus on flying.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There's not an endeavor in the world that doesn't rely at least somewhat on elements that are outside of your control. Even so, aims toward self-sufficiency will pay beautiful dividends this week. Try to run your scene on fuels you can replenish. This applies on every level, but especially to the emotional realm.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You'll serve others, thus using a different part of the brain than would be engaged in self-satisfying efforts. Generosity activates unselfconscious efforts and focuses you fully on solving the problem at hand. No energy will be wasted in posturing and proving. Confidence or the lack of it will be a moot point.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Words reduce. The description of a rare fruit or beautiful song will always pale to the experience. This week features a strong impulse to define a relationship, perhaps as a way of holding onto the feeling, and yet feelings don't hold; they must be constantly created anew. Terms are, essentially, diminishing.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). A mindset is a habit to work on just like any other habit, only it's a little trickier because the evidence of change isn't as obvious as when you're dealing in physical action. You have special luck for endeavors of mental discipline this week, which will be transformative. Keeping track of the data helps you stick with it.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You're so honest and the world is coming at you in such a way that you'll feel at times like a wide-eyed child. You may blurt out what comes to mind without filtering it first. That's fine since most things are best understood when stated directly anyway. People will respect your frankness.

THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: Even though you're quite involved with life, maturity has you approaching with more objectivity than you've had in the past. In a world that clamors for your attention, you grow increasingly careful in its bestowment, recognizing the golden value of your time and focus. Group endeavors forward grand agendas. Projects connect you with new people and expand your talents. Your magical and creative approach to relationships will have you planning details most leave to chance.

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