To demand perfection of yourself is hardly fair, though the Virgo sun of improvement bouncing from the full moon at the top of the week may augment the tendency. Even if asking for perfection nets you better results than if you hadn't, the stress such a quest causes comes at too high a cost to be worthwhile. Through love and a gentle, tolerant spirit, much will be accomplished this week.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Humans can be greedy animals, with a covetousness that, at the least, makes life unpleasant and, in the extreme, threatens the very existence of our kind. Your efforts to need less, appreciate more and be generous in any way you can will not only make life better for you; it helps humans in general.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You are like a key. With a certain amount of jiggling, you may fit into a lot of different situations, and yet there's that one that just clicks for you. You seem uniquely built to open it up. This week, you'll experience a beautiful fit and have or create access to treasures because of it.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). This week you'll influence the ones you love (and they, you) for better and for worse. Those two categories of influence will be indistinguishable from one another, so don't bother thinking too far into it. What will be most obvious is that your lives are far more interesting for the connection you share.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). The thing you were calling a flaw isn't one at all. This is something to celebrate instead of conceal. It will feel strange at first, but once you get the hang of it, you'll find out that you have a distinct advantage in this interesting character trait — an advantage that will bring you attention and money at that.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You probably think you're making reasonable requests this week, and in fact you are, but that doesn't always have a bearing on the other person's ability to fulfill them. Ineptitude happens in mysterious ways. So stay on your toes, alert and ready to handle the unexpected. When you do, you'll be a hero.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Extra demands might make things better, might even make them great, but they also make things stressful. All that's needed, wanted and expected, plus the time frame, budget and other relevant details — well, it's enough to cause you to step back and think over what is really healthy and reasonable to desire.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Since there is little that's more stress inducing than the unknown, the information you learn this week will actually relieve stress. The more light you can shed on the situation, the less anxious you will feel. You'll be lucky with the expert advice because you're so adept at sensing who really knows what's up.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). We are either refined or diminished by what we desire. Although perhaps we cannot help what we want, there is a wide range out there in the world of things that are possible to want, and some far more likely to bring us health and prosperity than others. This week's good fortune comes with wanting the right things.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). If you do better, you should feel better, too. If you do better but you feel worse, this bad return on investment will motivate you to change your direction and put your effort behind something that has a better chance of rewarding you, if not in the short term then at least in the long run.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Having high standards and working hard will absolutely get results. But you have to ask yourself why you're doing it. Is it really about bringing up the quality of life, or is it about trying to have control over something that is largely uncontrollable? Within the answer to this question is your key to happiness.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Usually it takes two to tango, communicate, fight, cooperate and more. But somehow you'll manage to do a lot of this while going it solo this week, as a complex problem will bring out the many facets of your sophisticated mind. You'll better yourself by challenging your own thinking time and again.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). This week features love in many forms, and it will be necessary to think over the best way to be kind and just in relationships. For instance, if you're going to play hard to get, let yourself be "gotten" when the other person has successfully passed the test. If you're actually just not interested, make that clear, too.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: How you see things is how they are. Think of yourself as rich and lucky, and enjoy this solar return for the many ways it will prove these things to be true. The next 10 weeks show you making new social connections and growing in existing ones. Relationships will bring opportunity. An offer or challenge you accept in October will have dividends all through 2019. You will meet a loyal supporter in February who helps to make your dreams come true by being your advocate and guide.
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