The Greeks believed there was a separate and genius being inside each of us, struggling to do and make beauty happen in the world. Perhaps if we create a welcoming enough inner environment, then that being will come out and play under this passion-trine of Venus and Pluto. The astral configuration portends the alignment of our secret talents with our deepest desires, and ultimately our destiny.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Whether working on multiple projects with different goals or multiple approaches to the same goal, you'll be doing a lot at once this week. That's why it's wise to pay special attention to the little things, like where you put your phone and your keys. Give solid, quality, device-free focus to people and to driving.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You won't be able to predict how you'll make things happen. Nor will you be able to write it into a plan and then magically make it so. That's good news, because you'll have a lot more fun and excitement this way. Picture the end result, and forget about exactly how you'll get there. That part will take care of itself.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). When you're not in the mood to do a thing, steering yourself there is about as easy as steering a reluctant elephant. Useless, ineffective, why bother? Your best bet is to go back a few steps and remind yourself why it matters, who you'll be if you do the thing and who you'll be if you don't. Now you're getting somewhere.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). There's the you operating in your small world, and then there's the you operating in the world at large. You're the same person, but somehow scaling up the point of view changes things. Do you feel you have to do and be something different for those two identities to coincide? You'll figure it out and be luckier for the effort.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Most artists don't draw or sculpt. It's the approach to work that makes an artist. A person who is motivated by something other than duty or commerce might be an artist. It's bringing as much of oneself as possible to the job. It's doing the work as it could not be done by anyone else. This is your quest this week.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Some jobs are harder than others for inconspicuous reasons. For instance, if you have to manage your feelings in order to embody and display an attitude that's appropriate to your position, you're doing emotional labor, which should be factored into what you charge for the job. Make the adjustment this week.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You've had about enough of obedience. And, actually, this disobedient side of you will be better for all involved. You'll be motivated and creative. You'll solve problems that couldn't be solved through established channels. You'll sprint through challenges that the obedient can't even see.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). If only there were some secret, magic way to get your work done in a snap. Then again, even a 10% efficiency increase would impact you considerably. It's worth looking into this week. What would a lazy person do? There are tasks that don't contribute significantly to the bottom line that could be cut.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The teacher might not know the subject. The authority figure may have been put there for reasons other than merit. And some laws apply best to a society that existed a hundred years ago. For these reasons and more, thinking for yourself is of utmost importance this week.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). If your idea isn't instantly embraced, you have something in common with some of the best idea generators out there. Whether or not people "get it" immediately is not an indication of the soundness or viability of your brainchild. Everyone is waiting for someone else to go first. Go find your first fans.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). As far as flowers go, the sunflower is high-visibility, with blossoms the size of human heads. What allows these blooms to stand so tall is a deep and complex root system. You can relate. This week, you'll show up strong as you make good on underground efforts that have been in the works for years.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Just as people of all sizes and shapes can agree on what constitutes a comfortable chair, people of all personality types can agree on who fits the description of a comfortable person. That person will be popular, and that person will also probably be you. Here's how you do it. You make yourself comfortable first.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: What makes life successful for you this solar return? That's simple. Love. Love in its many forms. You share it and it multiplies. You'll have more friends at the end of each season, and established bonds grow tighter. Notable moments: a big and unexpected check in the mail, being appreciated when someone you supported wins a prize, and the completion of a course or the mastery of a new skill. Your soul will crave tranquility in 2020. Arrange a trip to a place that feels sacred to you.
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