BY ERIC FRANCIS
Aries (March 20-April 19)
You seem to have an emotional investment in a career issue that you would be wise to consider through a more objective lens. It would make even more sense to focus on the creative aspects of what you are doing rather than having an attachment to success. If you strive for cooperation and a measure of originality, success will come.
Taurus (April 19- May 20)
Be aware what is bothering you and what is bothering someone else. We are rarely upset for the reasons that we think; you would not be playing therapist if you guide every situation deeper, and then dive for the pearls of wisdom that they contain. The pain that your mother endured — past or present — will be a profound teacher for you this month.
Gemini (May 20- June 21)
You have had enough contention this year. You have reached a point where you understand diplomacy and mental balance are more important than being right, and far better than a fight for its own sake. Remember that cooperation is a skill, and that contrary to the rumor, to compromise does not mean that you are wrong. It’s the art of finding a solution that works for everyone.
Cancer (June 21- July 22)
Relationship experiences so far this year have felt like a conspiracy to take you to new emotional and spiritual depths at least once per week. The Sun in Scorpio will help you feel like you’re in the right place: if you’re going to dive head-first, it’s best to use the deep end. The beauty of it is, the water is warm, and we both know you love to swim.
Leo (July 22- Aug. 23)
You now have the strength to meet the world on its own terms, but make sure you don’t treat everything like a fight, or worse, a beauty pageant. The stars say that humility rather than pride will give you the edge that you need: be it a creative or competitive one. You can relax. People already notice you. They are drawn to you and trust you as a leader.
Virgo (Aug. 23- Sep. 22)
The emphasis of your life is about to switch to financial self-sufficiency. In your chart, there is a seeming paradox in that you can’t get there without cooperation. Greed itself denies the central concept of money, which is about an exchange. And that is the goal. The key is to create that exchange with those with whom you feel an affinity and shared values.
Libra (Sep. 22 – Oct. 23)
It’s now time to make your move. The veil of mystery and isolation is about to lift from your soul. That’s another way of saying that you’re poised on a major discovery about who you are, and this will correspond with the opportunity to play an important option that, until now, has felt impossible or out of reach. Be aware that whatever you do, careful timing is still of the essence.
Scorpio (Oct. 23- Nov. 22)
You have a lot of ideas about relationships that you don’t even know about. Many of the ones you’ve played out over and over again are based on a rift in your soul between your possessive nature and your drive to be free at all costs. The introspective phase you are embarking on will help you work out the seeming contradiction between these two values.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 22)
You thrive on cooperation. Now you can make this into a science, as you work your way into a unique position of influence and success. The emphasis is on unique: there is no model for what you are doing, hence, every agreement must be worked out on an individual basis with friends and colleagues. This is a custom job, not a thing out of a box. It will take longer to establish, and work better.
Capricorn (Dec. 22- Jan. 20)
When success and achievement summon you, that is not the time to decide whether what you’re doing is right or wrong. Take a moment now and consider that it’s right: for you, and for the world. Clear up your doubts; you don’t want to take them with you on this particular journey. To have confidence, you merely need to resolve the thoughts that erode it.
Aquarius (Jan. 20- Feb. 19)
You typically scorn and shun politics. Suddenly it seems obvious that this particular skill has a useful role. Remember that the goal is fairness and justice. These things don’t happen by accident; they happen by design. More often than not, they develop when someone such as yourself has the foresight to take the long view of time, and the guts to imagine what is indeed possible.
Pisces (Feb. 19- March 20)
If it’s felt like you could never quite come to a solid agreement, the time has come: though it may require you to make some overdue and, I would add, eminently beneficial structural changes in your life. These changes may be designed to help you facilitate a relationship, build a business partnership or even create a new business. Every day remind yourself that it’s great to be an adult.