Growing up is an endless process of coming to terms with illusions, delusions, assumptions and errors. On the bright side, seeing realities more accurately gives us power. Understanding what things are and how they work allows for new options. This week, Mercury and Venus breach Aries, beginning a new go around through the zodiac and keeping youthful optimism alive even as we grow older and wiser.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Sometimes you feel like you've been dropped in the middle of a movie that's outside your preferred genre. It's as if the tone of your life has gone askew. Employ familiar and comforting rituals and routines and all will come back into normal color and focus, or maybe even a little lighter and brighter.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There's a subtle hierarchy at play and some shuffling around will happen as people determine how they fit into the group. The level of dominance or deference a person is used to will affect their comfort level with you, and this is nothing to take personally. Log the data in your mind and use it your advantage.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It's your right to do what you wish to do with your attention. You forget this around people whose needs and wants seem to demand your focus. Take a breath and step back. You don't have to accept the frame that others are proposing. Command your own gaze. Invest your energy where it will pay you back.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Technically, the trial doesn't involve you and yet you feel personally invested in who wins, who loses and the consequences that follow. Your investment has to do with resonance. There's an echo of this conflict in your own life — maybe not to the same degree. Yet, it's something that could use the hand of justice.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It's only human to want to protect and pamper the weak points, though the cure is often in the opposite direction. There's a discovery to be made, and it comes with a price. Inner toughness is the ticket. Because you're willing to lean into discomfort, inconvenience or boredom, your reward will be a worthy treasure.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There are times when research is absolutely essential, but research too early in a project can discourage you before you even try. Your gut impulse is strong and for good reason, though that reason may remain mysterious for a while. So don't dilute the impulse with too much analysis. Honor your hunch. Dive in.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Some people are easy to read, but others take a great deal of trial, error and study to figure out. It's sort of like a game — a game you'll be enthralled by this week. In fact, the more mysterious a person is the more attracted you'll find yourself. And though you'll never fully uncover the mystery, you'll make progress.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There's power in knowing what people want. Knowing what they need is a superpower. You'll figure out both this week. How you use the information will make all of the difference. People are typically not as excited about getting what they need unless what they want is also part of the package.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). If you have a million things to do or five things to do, it all gets done in the same way — one item at a time. Good organization makes it possible. Lists, plans and arrangements keep you on track, as do efforts to ward against distraction. Good communication is the core value of this incredibly productive week.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). To return to the people, things and behaviors that serve you well seems like a no-brainer, but there are many factors in play that make it not always so. Right now, you're on a roll, doing what's healthy for you. Acknowledge and celebrate this! The reinforcement makes it likelier you'll get more of the same.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Kindness comes easily to you, not to everyone though. There are those who've been injured by life and are distrustful of others. It takes a while for these types to warm up — if they ever do. Your acceptance and respect will go far toward good relations either way. With patience and time, it only gets better.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). As we learn from mobster movies, it can be dangerous to overhear things that weren't meant for your ears. Maybe that's why eavesdropping brings such a strange thrill. Don't worry, the information you accidentally come by this week will bring you nothing but benefit and advantage.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: There are many options spread before you on the banquet of life, yet only a few really matter. Focus there and when you find yourself straying, ask, "Is this a wise investment of my time?" With this vigilance, you'll accomplish something remarkable by the end of 2019. It will feel wonderful to have something to show for this long journey, and you should celebrate and rest at the end, but for no longer than two weeks, as this is only the beginning. Capitalize on your momentum.
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