There are two days a year in which the day and night are equally balanced. The solar move into Libra on Tuesday is one of them. The equinox has been celebrated since ancient times — and the celebrations continue. The customs may be different, and the actual holidays may not fall on the precise day of the equinox, but the sentiment remains. The autumnal equinox is a grateful and hopeful tribute to the harvest.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Like a hot air balloon, rising to new heights this week will be a matter of heating things up at the core as well as liberating some mental weight. Do you have anyone to forgive? Yourself maybe? You'll bring it up and then let it go, just like you're dropping a sandbag off the side of your life so you can lift into higher currents.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). "Be not Censorious," said Baltasar Gracian, "There are men of gloomy character who regard everything as faulty." The Baroque philosopher was referring to the sort of buzzkills and Negative Nellies that are to be avoided this week. Be a champion, a cheerleader and a voice in the roar of the crowd.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You pride yourself on being open-minded, but there are some things you just know and will act accordingly. As for your reasons, some of them are conscious, others mysterious, and some have their own curious math, too. Every time you add it up, the sum is a particular course of action. No protest will sway you.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). As far as relationships go, it is difficult to step lightly. How can you? How can anyone? Everyone has a weight and cannot put down any different amount of it. Impact can be changed with speed and angles, so use that to your advantage this week. Try different approaches; play with timing.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll be involved in some pretty creative problem-solving, which puts you in a sweet position to relate to like-minds and think deeply into the things that others take for granted. Clues and breakthroughs come when you consider the tools and technology you enjoy in daily life, especially history and origins.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). If only we could hear people's inside voices, we might feel differently about our own experience. Fortunate indeed is the person who can shed a pretty light on matters that relate to the self and speak sweet, supportive words internally. Rest assured, this can be done without ruining productivity or self-discipline. Just be nice.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Even if you technically need someone's approval to move forward with your plans, it won't be what motivates you. You care nothing of pleasing the audience this week as you focus intently on the job at hand and on getting the results you want — the ones that will set you up beautifully for your next move.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Here's a working definition of "relaxation": to follow your own desire for your own reasons without making requirements that those reasons make sense, be mutually beneficial, sound right or be any good at all. The reasons needn't sound right or be any good at all. "Because I want to" is reason enough.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Perhaps what bothers you need not be overcome so much as accepted. The agitation you feel is just a signal — a warning to let you know where the potential danger lies so you can steer away it. In doing so, you'll avoid repeating past mistakes and tolerating suboptimal situations.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). As for the drama inside your head, others aren't really involved unless you make them. Mostly doing so is unnecessary and could even be rude if it goes on too long or is unpleasant. There are so many options to exorcise bad energy, including writing, physical exertion, creative outlets, therapy and more.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). What matters most this week is not what you do but why you do it. Anything done out of a desire to make others happy, earn validation or prove your worthiness will be difficult to accomplish. What you do to satisfy your own curiosities and requirements will happen smoothly and with fortunate results.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You'll take charge of your schedule and timing. To be too accessible and respond instantaneously to the every need of others is to make yourself indispensable in the worst ways. Unless dealing with infants, health care or other work that demands immediacy, you'll do well to set your own pace and stride.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: You'll settle into a mindset that makes the whole of life more interesting and engaging to you. You'll be full of the sort of questions that do not engender confusion but wonderment. The new year opens up for you as a responsibility; belief or limitation falls away in the early weeks. You'll be proud of what you build with others in March and could turn around and sell it or double down on an investment. You'll enjoy a stretch of luxury in April that sets you up for the intense and rewarding exertion.
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