A longing for the truth is part and parcel with human DNA. We set sail to find the truth about what's on the other side of the ocean. We blast off for the truth about moon rocks and develop a Large Hadron Collider to learn the truth about subatomic particles. We often believe we have nailed those truths only to learn years later how wrong we were. All we can do is try. Jupiter goes direct this week, offering small prizes for the effort.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). All energy goes somewhere. Try and stop energy by meeting it directly, and you just might sprain a wrist. Try redirection instead. Much can be changed with a simple, observant, well-timed move. Is your aggressor coming at you in a headlong charge? A sidestep alters destiny, and the charger falls face first.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). In the dark night, a small flame can be seen from miles away. And yet, at a greater distance, warmth and light will be swallowed up by the deep darkness. It is necessary at times to protect your brilliance by keeping it hidden until your fire is hot enough and big enough to combat the measure of darkness it will face.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). When you get stuck, return to motive. Ask yourself about what you are trying to accomplish. One outcome could be produced by a number of different motives, but it is the motive, and not the outcome, that matters. Intention has a vibration. How a thing gets to the destination is much more important than its arrival.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Free yourself from the tyranny of your own unreasonable expectations. Why should you demand yourself to do and be so much more than you'd ask of your dear ones? You may think it counterintuitive, but your success will depend on greater self-compassion and a relaxed approach.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You think you know yourself. Though, this week, you might be caught off-guard by how little you can actually speak to your own preferences. Are they really what you like, or are they just the things you've ranked a tick higher out of the small sampling of a limited experience? Gather more experience to find out.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). To have a superfan is most excellent — a gift, an annoyance, a challenge, an extraordinary ego-boost. A superfan sees you in a particular way, which prevents the clarity that objectivity and nonattachment can provide. In short, supporters are wondrous, but they are the wrong people to ask for honest feedback.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Decisions will be as dramatic or subtle as your approach. You can rock back, forth and all over the place between options or make a choice and live with the consequences. There is no correct way, but there's a faster and less emotional way if you really want to make a clean escape to the next page.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You'll be increasingly awake to how the order and timing of events matters. The very same expression can be taken as approval or disapproval depending on context. Timing can be the difference between a reward and a request, a punishment and an opportunity.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Everything vibrates at a frequency — people, things and places. To be in a place that is vibrating at the same frequency as your soul is invigorating. While you can also thrive in an environment that is mismatched with your frequency, a sense of hope and possibility is magically alive in a more resonant place.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Here it comes, the vague notion that something needs to be done, followed by a strong instinct about precisely what, and by whom. Before you know it, you realize that this job is all yours — not because it squarely lands in your jurisdiction, or even your expertise, but because you are the one it chose.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). This week's deal includes an emotional variety pack. What an excellent time to remind yourself that feelings are neither wrong nor right, and it's healthy to experience whichever kind comes to you. The skill to develop is one of processing, regulating and expressing your emotional self for the health and benefit of all.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It's natural to assume that the people we like are more or less the same as us, with similar strengths and abilities. Just because a lot of people have a certain set of life skills doesn't mean everyone does. You will do what the less self-aware find impossible. You'll drop your assumptions and really get to know a person.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: You'll set your mind to the task of imagining a world you want to live inside. Your vision has power. Through the next 12 months, you'll see detail after detail come together reflecting that world. Relationships will grow in trust, intimacy and fun. The closer you get to another person, the easier it will be to lighten up. The same is true of taking on a subject of study or a skill. The more you know, the easier it is to be playful, experimental and, ultimately, brilliant at the thing.
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