March 17, 2010 | 03:50 PMPisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Many Pisces have problems with unexpressed anger. That's not to say it's healthy to fly into an unholy rage every time something goes awry, but keeping your irritation pent up is highly inadvisable. It can actually lead to physical health problems, as well as just set you up with resentment-fueled behaviors that don't make your life better in any way, shape, or form. This week, focus on cutting loose with your feelings, even and especially if they're negative ones. Restraint is okay; heavy-duty self-censorship and suppression are big no-nos. Keep them to a minimum.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
While your Piscean neighbors may have trouble clearly letting others know when they're pissed off, you Rams frequently have the opposite problem: controlling your temper. I applaud that you're willing to let loose with whatever you're feeling, but there are times when this can get out of hand. Most Aries (or their friends) can name half a dozen times this has led to embarrassing or over-the-top situations. I would never counsel you to shut down your feelings or hold them in; however, there are times—particularly this week—when taking them down a notch might be in order.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
There seems to come a point in virtually every woman's life when she seriously considers whether or not she wants to have a child; naturally what she decides from there varies wildly depending on the individual. My point is, however, that there's something that makes this happen; call it a biological clock, if you wish. I simply think it's like anything else—having a baby is kind of a super power. If you had a super power, of course using it would cross your mind. Actually, I shouldn't say "if;" you do, kind of. And if it hasn't occurred to you to use it yet, you should spend some time this week considering exploring this side of yourself.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Every single human being you encounter or interact with is worthy of some kind of respect and a grain of your attention. Chattering away on the phone while ringing up your groceries sends a clear message to the cashier—one that reflects very poorly upon you. You don't need to treat everyone you cross paths with as family, but moving a little in that direction sure wouldn't hurt anyone—in fact, it's likely to make you a happier, more loved and respected person. Try treating everyone—and I mean everyone—you talk to this week as a potential friend. Then take a minute to notice, at the end of the week, just how much happier you are (and how many more friends you have).
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
There's no such thing as a soulmate. Or, if that thought's too depressing for you, then consider this—if there are soulmates, then there are multiple possible soulmates for every single person. Hopefully, one of those two concepts will keep you from focusing too intensely on one person—especially when that kind of expectation could ruin whatever you do have. You can be very intense; you know this. Ultimately, whoever you're going to spend a lot of time with has to be okay with that. However, that's no reason to express that intensity every minute of every day; it can be exhausting for all concerned. Chill out this week—whatever that takes.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Most Leos are fairly high-maintenance. It's hard not to be when you (secretly, perhaps) think of yourself as minor royalty. There may be nothing you can do about that; Leos aren't astrologically wired to be as laidback and easygoing as your Sagittarian or Aquarian cousins. However, evolved Leos find ways to maintain themselves. That means not shoving the burden of treating you like royalty on others, but doing what you need to please yourself so that other people can simply enjoy you. You and I both know you're not really low-maintenance; this week, strive to make sure that we're the only ones in on the secret.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
There you were, sprinting barefoot through the rice paddy, and you were somehow surprised that you got bitten by a snake? If you're going to take foolish risks, at least be conscious enough to acknowledge (and perhaps even revel in) them. Don't put on blinders and hope obliviousness will keep you safe. It won't. Take the risks, or don't, as you wish—all I ask is that you be aware of them and choose them. It's your life and that choice is and always should be yours—just don't let willful ignorance put you in danger you're not, on some level, prepared for.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Take a break from striving for perfection. I know you like everything to be wonderful and it's hard for you to just embrace the glaring imperfections in your life, but this week you need to do just that. They are, ironically, what make your life interesting and challenging. If everything were actually perfect, you'd either get totally bored, or—more likely—create new, even more nitpicky and annoying things to fixate on. Your life's not so bad; this week acknowledge that and enjoy everything that makes it what it is—even and especially the stuff that you wish were different.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Read between the lines. You may think you're seeing the whole picture, but that's hardly a fraction of it. What's more important is what's not being shown or said than what's actually being presented to you. You have an amazing ability to fill in the gaps; sometimes, however, you're lazy about really tuning it up and making use of it. This week, get your practice in. Pay close attention to the subtext of the situation; if you're savvy enough to grasp what's really going on here, you'll be in a position to dramatically improve your own circumstances.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Putting up walls between you and the world is a drag; however, it's necessary when the world's populated by brain-eating zombies. Naturally, most of the planet isn't actually out to get you and consume your brain and eat your soul; but there are elements of it that will do exactly that, if you let them. Therefore, a few well-crafted psychic defenses are in order, especially this week. Make sure your walls are retractable or have sturdy built-in doors, though; you don't want to be stuck with them up all the time. There are plenty of people you'd rather on this side of them—so while keeping yourself happy and safe, make sure you don't lock them out.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Whatever you need to do to feel reassured, do it. Allowing your insecurities to rule the day would be extremely disappointing. You've got a lot of balls in the air right now, and in order to keep on juggling them you need to put your uncertainty aside and just trust that you're able to keep it all together. You are—as long as you believe you are. Everyone has doubts and fears; what you need to do right now is assess what it would take for you to get over yours (preferably once and for all, but at least for the moment), and then set about asking for what you need, clearly and rationally.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Some people use the wealth of anecdotal evidence about unexplained phenomena (yeti, UFOs, ghosts) as practically proof that such things exist; however isn't it just as possible (and more likely) that it's simply evidence that the human imagination is incredibly vivid? One perspective represents a sort of hopeful viewpoint, the other a cynical way of seeing the world; both are similarly compelling and impossible to definitively prove. Consider that this week; since multiple perspectives have equal validity, why not adopt the one that simply makes you happiest, or represents the kind of world you most want to live in?
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