Melodrama features good guys and bad guys; modern drama has the flawed hero and a villain with redeeming qualities. In real life, the boundaries of good and evil sloppily overlap and are invariably in dispute. As the sun bursts into Scorpio, fortune favors those who keep constantly in mind that no person, nor heart, nor act is entirely one way.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You may feel somewhat stuck in a situation, but you won't stay that way. Try everything. A little wiggling, a little pushing, making yourself smaller, bigger, finding your points of leverage... something is going to work. The main thing is to relax, breath and feel your way through the challenge. You'll soon be free.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The psychologists think that personality makes us who we are. Geneticists look to DNA for that determination, and the spiritually inclined seek a more etheric identification. As for you, you'll take a holistic approach, as you try to pull together a concept and realize the potential in the many facets of your being.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It takes a lot of energy to get a story straight. That's why the most energy-efficient method is always the honest one. You understand this and work it into your approach to the entire week. How can I be as honest as possible? A good answer to the question might also happen to make you happy beyond measure.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). There's a common quote in business, "If you can't change the people, change the people." It also applies to your life this week. You'll be helping the world by expecting more than suboptimal performance. But what are you willing to do about it? Should you retrain or recast? Only you know what's right for your situation.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There are criteria to guide your choices in most things, though they are not always apparent. Research. Figure out the rules first if you can. What you think is uncharted territory may actually come with instructions if you know where to look. Letting part of your mind go ahead to work things out before you act will be wise.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Restraint requires energy. To tap down your feelings, hold your tongue, control your reactions to life — all of that uses fuel reserves. Give yourself credit for what you do, but also for what you don't do. That latter category often goes unsung, though inaction can be among the most impressive of human feats.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Those loved ones who feel deeply, are more sensitive and can be challenged when it comes to blending in socially will cherish you because you understand them. You see their uniqueness and value without needing the proof of achievement society demands. Extend this same kindhearted appreciation to yourself.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Though perhaps no one is all good or all bad, there are certainly people whose good nature is the predominant and noticeable feature. They are seldom petty, often lighthearted, sometimes humorous, usually mature and almost always your first choice in company this week.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You've impressed people and now they have high expectations of you. This could get burdensome if taken too seriously, so don't. Instead, value your current self and contributions without comparing them to anything or anyone else. Self-directed compassion will turn into love, which radiates out to the world.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Feelings aren't wrong, though the actions they inspire may be. It can be difficult for people to understand that they have choices about how to act on feelings. Those who aren't shown good options are unlikely to think of them independently. Your mission will be to find alternative behaviors to help everyone win.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You aspire to be stronger and you will be. Just know that strength isn't hardness. What's hard is brittle and can snap under pressure, breaking instead of bending. Your strongest approach may be a soft one. Softness isn't weakness. Softness can bend and mold and be what it needs to be to stay intact.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It takes confidence to give. One is never sure how it's going to be received. Rejection is always a possibility. Even so, just give. Whether your generosity lands brilliantly or comes off awkwardly will matter very little. The heart behind your gesture will shine through and all will feel your love.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: The water doesn't imagine it will be a whirlpool or strive to be falls or will itself into a wave. It flows naturally into the form it must, as do you this year. Without thinking about it, you'll take forms most advantageous, spectacular even, though not purposely so, and in perfect service of all that is within and without. It should also be noted that you'll have great wells of energy freed because you're not trying to be any certain way. Love is what you lead and move and settle with.
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