Pain is part of living. Biologically, it's the part that keeps us alive the best. If we weren't always running from it, we'd be much more vulnerable to predators and other threats to survival. As much as we like to think we can rid our lives of pain, we can't, and even if we could, it wouldn't work to our advantage. The sun/Jupiter opposition this week suggests we ascribe a meaning to our pain that will make it easier to embrace.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). What is a museum without art? White walls and spotlights. You are similarly endowed this week in your capacity to become a blank slate on which the excitement of life can hang itself. This is a talent and a calling. Your ability to support and shine on will make your life really interesting and beautiful.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It's not that the subtle messages are lost on you; it's that you're choosing to ignore them. The way you focus yourself is the result of experience and education. You've learned what to pay attention to and this is a superpower. While others complicate matters unnecessarily, you'll have a clear, objective vision.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your mannerisms are your signature, though you came by them only partly through your own invention. Bloodlines and behavioral influences matter so much. Someone will imitate you this week, and you will feel how this really is the purest form of flattery. Also, it will make you want to be worthy of imitating.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Attraction is the best information you can get about yourself now, and it will provide the bridge between your brain and heart, your body and soul. Notice what your eye is attracted to and investigate. Then apply the same technique to each of your senses. Your world gets immediately more exciting.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). If what you're telling yourself just brings you down or stops you in your tracks, even if you think it's accurate, then lose it. It's not whether a story is true that matters the most. The stories worth internalizing are the ones that inspire you to work harder on the things that lead to health, wealth and wisdom. As for the rest, delete.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). To keep your energy bobbing along, let go of the heaviness. Regret, unreasonable expectations, even ambition can be tones that weigh on you unnecessarily. How can you rid yourself of oppressive energy? Cut your attachment to it. Then all you have to do is open your hands and spirit and let it drop.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Some say that greatness follows rational thought and compassionate feelings. Others claim it comes from passion and intuition. You'll combine these qualities in interesting ways this week. By next Sunday, you'll have enough stellar results to draw your own conclusion on that matter.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There's an art to matching problems with their solutions. First, there's landing on the right sort of solution, then there's the matter of using the right amount of pressure and frequency. This week, less is more. Don't react to everything. Overvigilance wastes energy. Pick your battles and you'll be victorious.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Two truths: The better a person's imagination is, the more likely a person is to be thrilled by relationships. The better a person's imagination is, the more likely a person is to be disappointed by relationships. Your beautiful mind will take you into extraordinary realms you won't always feel in control of.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Most punishment in this lifetime doesn't come from a judge, nor is it delivered physically. Most punishment is subtle and emotional, given by the world at large or more likely our nearest and dearest when we are not conforming to their desires. Enforce boundaries and you'll avoid dealing in punishment.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You try to learn from every experience, noting what worked to get a desired result and what didn't. But the real felicity comes in noticing what life brought to your party — the bounty you were not chasing and maybe didn't even know existed that was nonetheless dropped right at your feet. This is the best part of all.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You take seriously the responsibilities of ownership, which is why the universe will entrust you with so much. And though you don't want to seem ungrateful, you can afford to be picky this week. Don't accept everything that comes your way. Opportunities offered sometimes come with inopportune consequences.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: You'll be rolling in the good luck. You can definitely get used to this! Your most selfish birthday wish will come true right away, and your least selfish one will come true over time. You'll take the time to learn a new skill. Though the road is rocky, it's the most fun you've had in a while. You're tough enough to take the risks, falls and criticism; on the other side of that is glory and indelible friendship bonds. Go out of your way for family in a different generation. It will pay off.
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