BY ERIC FRANCIS
Today’s bonus horoscope is our third monthly for the Libra cycle of the Sun. Imagine reading it in one of those big thick fashion magazines, only down in Australia. We’ll be back with another Tuesday bonus edition next week, but it won’t be a horoscope. See you with a regular edition Friday! –efc
Aries (March 20-April 19)
Keep two ideas side by side: Leadership and Relationship. You’re in an unusual position of authority, but your strength is in your ability to negotiate and create agreements that benefit everyone. If you’re looking for a way to get attention, remember that passion is what actually inspires people. Express your vitality in an original way and very nearly everyone will respond.
Taurus (April 19- May 20)
You’re discovering that your old beliefs don’t stand up to the test of the current version of your life, or of the world. This may be the best news you’ve ever had. Once you make friends with this, you will see it as potential and nothing less. Make sure your new beliefs leave plenty of room for achievements that you would have decided were impossible just a few seasons ago.
Gemini (May 20- June 21)
You’re now free to take on your more desirable creative passions. During the past couple of months you’ve thought them over, and I trust made some decisions about what’s important to you. You’re holding two keys in your hands: one of them says use what you know; the other one says that true creativity involves taking a risk, a leap or a guess.
Cancer (June 21- July 22)
You will have a rare glimpse into the innermost feelings of someone close to you during the next few weeks; and more meaningfully, they will know you can really sense what’s going on with them. Stay open and give honest feedback, but know that your ability to resonate with their feelings is the thing that will gain and keep their precious trust.
Leo (July 22- Aug. 23)
You’re seeing the end of so many financial woes, and I hope by now you’re figuring out that their source involved too much focus on details and not enough on ideas. Be clear with yourself just how much wealth or independence you think it will take for you to feel safe and secure. Then get yourself to that level and notice how you feel. From there, you will have options.
Virgo (Aug. 23- Sep. 22)
Saturn is about to make its exit from your birth time, and when you look back on this extended phase of your life, you will notice one thing, really: you finally came to terms with who you are. Now that you have that significant benefit, it’s time to put it to work. It’s your privilege to achieve what can only be done by a confident person.
Libra (Sep. 22 – Oct. 23)
You have had enough being alone, or feeling alone. With any luck you’ve used this time in your life to get to know yourself, and to embrace the mysterious nature of your own existence. I also trust that you’ve faced a few fears that persisted far too long. What happens next will demonstrate one thing, at least: it was worth the wait, and the effort.
Scorpio (Oct. 23- Nov. 22)
You are an introspective person by nature, and sometimes you wish you were not. I suggest you prepare for an extended phase of life when your primary goal, more than ever before, becomes getting to know yourself. The specific task you will master involves how to maintain your balance in your deepest relationships, a skill that we all could use.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 22)
You know it’s time to get serious about money. It’s been that time for a while. The problem seems to be that your best ideas don’t seem to have a direct connection to cash flow. That, I assure you, is a matter of applying the same creativity that created the ideas in the first place. It’s also a matter of believing in yourself. Try it and see.
Capricorn (Dec. 22- Jan. 20)
You’re about to have your first real test of where your new definition of yourself meets up with your highest vision of achievement. Years from now, remember one thing: I did not say ‘second highest’. In the weeks and months to come, aspire to the one thing that you know is at the very top of your priority list, and which has been for a while.
Aquarius (Jan. 20- Feb. 19)
To most people, I can say: only you know who you really are. To an Aquarian I would say: who you are is so complex and so deeply concealed that you often have a challenging time figuring it out yourself. You’re about to glace into an excellent mirror, taking the form of one particular decision you make that will reveal your true identity.
Pisces (Feb. 19- March 20)
You have a gift that many people strive for: the ability to experience your sexuality and your spiritual nature as one thing. If you imagine that most of your friends don’t quite have this skill, the strange things they do and the odd struggles that grow out of their choices will at least seem easier to grasp. Remember: you can do things differently.