March 27, 2008
Aries (March 21-April 19)
You're one of the least conflicted people around. This is not to say you don't have internal dichotomies, or that you never have trouble making up your mind. It's just that figuring out what you want (and what you don't) is easier for you than for most people, and deciding on which side of any given line you'll fall is almost always a no-brainer. This week, however, people may very well mistake you for a Pisces, given how difficult it might be for you to express your position or even understand how you're feeling. Don't panic when things don't immediately resolve into crystal clarity. In this particular case, they may never become clear. You'll just have to get used to navigating in the fog.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
In your life, there's time to work and time to play, and you nearly never let the two blend. While not mixing business with pleasure might be a good general rule of thumb, occasionally it can create an experience that's both fun and profitable. What playfulness can you bring to work that will make it a better place for everyone (including you), but also ultimately more successful? And can you find a way to connect your job to the rest of your life that doesn't detract from it, but synergistically add to it instead? This week, look for one.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Stop burning your extra energy uselessly, like a zoo tiger restlessly pacing her cage. If you look for them, this week you ought to be able to find several new outlets for that abundant energy. They could easily soak it all up, and then some. This is a good thing, but it could go too far. Ironically, you don't have quite enough energy or time to realistically handle all of your new distractions, in the long run. Some of them will have to go, but not yet. Take this week to try them all out, so when you have to choose between them, you'll be able to make an informed decision about which will stay, and which will go.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
You know grey areas better than almost anyone. Lately, your whole life is a grey area, with so little etched in black and white that your once-swift decision-making skills have gone out the window. Any decision you make has so many positive and negative ramifications that doing the math and figuring out which route would be best would require an advanced degree in quantum mechanics. There is a light shining through the fog, though. Your indecision is caused largely by a lack of information, too many things you just don't know. This week, many of the "ifs" clouding your way are likely to become certainties, making the path before you much more clear.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Don't become too obsessed with status. What's a title or a trophy, anyway? It's a symbol at best, and sometimes the bequeathing is so loaded with drama and politics that it's robbed of all meaning anyway. What really matters are your relationships with other people, regardless of the labels applied to them or to you. Pay attention to those this week, rather than focusing on some artificial bullshit that's supposed to mean something but actually doesn't. How those you respect privately regard you is ultimately more important than whatever lameass public recognition you might (or might not) receive.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Forget review. You have this habit of going over and over something ad infinitum—from your shopping list to a love note to any kind of upcoming test of your abilities, until it's "perfect" in your mind. The irony is that you consequently often end up with a much less-than-perfect result, because you've over-thought it. Usually your raw first gut inclination is the best one, and your incessant analysis can only rob that of strength. Will you stop doing that, please? This week especially, go with your first response—it will almost invariably be the best one.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Get it out. Whatever it is you're holding on to that's making you feel sick, disgorge it this week and get rid of it forever. Personally, I hate vomiting, but I have to admit that when you eat something bad it's a relief just to get it out. The same can go for the mental and emotional poisons you're hanging onto, because you're reluctant to endure the uncomfortable process of ridding yourself of them once and for all. That's nothing to look forward to, I'll admit, but after the fact I guarantee: you'll know it was worth it, because you'll feel that much better.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
This week is about balance. Specifically, it's about bringing into your life new elements to create equilibrium with some of the extremes you're already engaged in. Pretend you're a Libra (only not as boring) and figure out where and how to get the stuff you need to bring symmetry and stability to your life. Be proactive here; these things are not going to just fall into your lap. You can't simply be open to them; you have to be aggressive about finding them and inviting them into your life. This week, please go do that.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Lose the crutches. I know you've used them to hobble this far, and that you're slightly addicted to them, but the truth is you're ready to be free of them (and have been for a while now). You may have doubted that, or been simply unwilling to let them go, but it's past time. Cast them aside. That may prove difficult, but you should ultimately be able to free yourself of them and realize that instead of helping you, they've become sort of a hindrance. That realization—and of course the act of letting them go—should make it obvious what you're now capable of: not walking or limping along as you have been, but running, full speed.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You're like a curious child who's wandered into her grandparents' attic. There you're apt to discover knowledge you never suspected existed—aspects of a parent's existence before you came along, for example. After you're done recovering from your shock, you'll be faced with what may seem like a difficult decision (but is actually a no-brainer). What you do with these secrets is up to you, but I hope you use them for the purpose they'd best serve; whatever new information comes to light this week, allow it to bring you closer to the people it concerns, not increase the distance between you.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Sometimes people talk about you being disconnected from or not present in a situation. I think a lot of that has to do with the general equanimity with which you approach life, so what appears to be absence or diffidence is actually just the laid-back aspect of your nature. But it can be frustrating for those who desire a stronger reaction—good or bad. This week you ought to be able to more ably express your most engaged side in a very convincing way. This doesn't mean you have to take everything over the top or ham things up. But if you do care, show it. If you have passion for something or someone, find a way to express it.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
There's a point in most children's lives where they have to admit to themselves that their imaginary friends aren't real, and must be let go of. What may surprise you is that this can happen to adults too, except for grown-ups those imaginary friends are usually super-imposed upon real people you know. Without realizing it, you impart entirely made-up qualities onto people who simply don't possess them. It's amazing how long these delusions can continue despite a total lack of supporting evidence—sometimes until they are brutally shattered by some real-life event that complete negates any plausible deniability. There is another way, though—you don't have to wait until the shit hits the fan. This week, open your eyes, and do your best to see at least one of your imaginary friends as they really are. Who knows? They might be someone you like better than the companion you'd made up.
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