By Len Wallick
Aries (March 20-April 19) — What’s ahead for you is probably unconventional, but not difficult so long you are willing to change a way or two. It’s not that you have done anything wrong. This is not about compromising yourself. You have simply created a groove. What’s being referred to here is just a few patterns you have become comfortable with over the past two or so years. At this point, there is no need to change your life on a wholesale basis in the course of one day. What’s needed now is only your willingness to be less cozy and inured of old ways. Seek a new groove. You will know you have found it by how unexpectedly appropriate it feels.
Taurus (April 19-May 20) — Have faith in where your emotional needs are taking you. There is no indication that you are being impelled in error. You must, however recognize that all causes (even your very personal causes) are not without effects. In order to exercise some control over the effects of following your heart, behave so as to be blameless in the hearts of others. It’s not complicated to enlist empathy and inspire compassion. It’s not difficult to inspire others to want for you what you want for yourself. Just realize you must first seek to understand and honor what others want and need from you before asking to be understood.
Gemini (May 20-June 21) — Try a simple experiment. For the foreseeable future, if you feel embarrassed, just come out and say so in as plain and unexcited a manner as possible. Don’t hold it inside. Don’t apologize. Don’t explain it. Don’t embellish it, either. The same goes for any other unpleasant feelings — let them become fact in the world. Say your piece to the right person or people at the right time. Try saying it only once, then proceed with your life. See how that works for you. If it doesn’t work, you will have found something worth exploring. If it does work, consider your experiment worth repeating with other feelings of a different kind.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Indications are that you have something in the palm of your hands. It’s analogous to a string, rope, chain or rein. It can be pulled, but not pushed, to some effect. It can be applied either to secure or confine. Look in your life for something, tangible or otherwise, that fits all or most of those descriptions. Once you have found at least one thing or concept that fills the bill, examine what you have been doing with it so far. After you have a clear picture of what you have done, begin thinking about what you want to do with this thing so that it can define you, rather than undo you, after it is no longer yours to have.
Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — Work to become more present to and mindful of your surroundings for the next two months. Strive to be more aware of what you have not been consciously noting, while at the same time keeping necessary focus. For example, drive as safely as ever while also endeavoring to retain a more vivid and detailed memory of what you have driven past or through. Or make it a point to ascend and descend stairs as efficiently as ever while also knowing the number of steps you just took. Let less get by you while still getting by in the outer world for two months, and your inner world will probably change for the better.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — It’s likely that you will soon need or want to redefine at least part of your life’s mission. It’s just as likely that any such redefinition will not entail loss, though it may not feel that way at first. To avoid trauma in transition, believe in and be yourself. Also, spare yourself. Being critical almost certainly will not help, so don’t go there. Holding a grudge or demanding penalty will not make you feel more worthy, so don’t go there either. While your mission to redefine your mission might involve some trial and error, so long as you don’t put yourself or others on trial, there will be no mistake. Release, restore and be renewed.
Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) — See yourself as supple and adaptable and you will have half the battle won. The other half is to swear off emoting (or even thinking) a three-word phrase that may or may not have already insinuated its way into your outer expression and inner thoughts. That phrase is “I don’t care.” Those three words in that particular order are not your friend. While saying or thinking that you don’t care may feel like asserting necessary boundaries, what you would actually be doing is building walls you won’t want and burning bridges you will need. Allow yourself to be flexible. Ask yourself to care. You won’t be sorry.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — You are in a unique position to undergo substantial emotional growth. To avail yourself of a personal evolution to a new level of emotional function, endeavor to make the process of ebb and flow, rather than their polarities, your reality. To do so will mean being fully and authentically present to the highest tide while actually experiencing the lowest ebb. It will mean knowing winter intimately while in the midst of living summer vividly — and not as if in a dream, but assuredly in fact. Such an accomplishment will be, at least in part, a leap of faith over a chasm of doubt and fear. Get your running start now.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — If it all seems a bit much now, find a way to break any apparently overwhelming problems down into smaller pieces. Then deal with one piece at a time. Step back from the fray to recall how you may have already done some breaking down (rather than being broken down) earlier this year. In all probability you did it almost without thinking by simply delegating a few things to another person, time or place. Chances are you accomplished it adroitly, but were too busy to appreciate your achievement at the time. In other words, you did it before. Now you can do it again, more effectively and better than ever.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — You know that you are capable of leadership. Others know it too. You can be as solid as the firmest ground. Both your feet and your ear are, almost by definition, attuned to what is being conveyed through the ground. The message you might now be getting is that you may soon be called upon to be the ground. You are ready; there is no question of that. Neither is there any doubt about your being able. Your challenge is to determine whether you are willing to be the rock upon which others will depend. You have a choice. If you choose not to lead, however, at least be willing either to follow or get out of the way.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — You have undoubtedly pulled a few metaphorical rabbits out of a proverbial hat lately. Give yourself credit for that. Tricks, however, are almost certainly not your highest calling. That’s how you must be careful not to identify yourself too closely with some of your recent successes, lest their means become an end you neither want nor deserve. While your ability to make magic might be a useful side gig once in a while, don’t be tempted to think it will always work. What you do best goes deeper than a hat. Your real forte is digging the wells from which others will be able to pull many drinks of your inspiration.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — You have come a long way, whether you know it or not. It appears that you are now climbing towards a position from which you can get a perspective on your progress. You will know you have reached that point when you feel the need for a breather. As you catch your breath, look back down the trail you have taken — not so that you can take it again, but to leave it all finally behind you. For even more certain than how far you have come is how far you have yet to go. Don’t let looking back lead to going back. Rather, let an appraisal and appreciation of your progress yield a second wind to keep you going strong.