Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) A friend of mine was robbed the day before she moved. All her stuff was packed into convenient boxes for the thieves to load up and haul off. What shits! I cant help but wonder if this was their plan all along, or just excellent luck for the burglars. Nevertheless, there is something essentially Scorpionic about such a move, in the sheer brilliant maliciousness of the timing. One of the things you guys rock at is picking the perfect moment to make your move. Evil-minded Scorpios wreak havoc with their impeccable timing; enlightened ones create miracles.Which role will you play this week?
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Humor will take you further than anger ever could.
People are more likely to change their minds if you make them laugh than if you try to make them pissed off, or care.This is the key to getting them to pay attention, and consider behaving differently. Forget the lame ineffectiveness of earnest entreaties; theyll just make you cynical and bitter. Embrace instead hilarious, clever satire. Even if its no more successful than the heartfelt pleas, at least youll have fun putting the word out.Your wit will carry you further than you thought possible. Use it.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You knew ages ago who you wanted on your side. Unfortunately, picking your team in advance doesnt mean youll get them. You may be able to bring some of the people you want on board, but definitely not all of them, probably not even most of them. Nows the time to demonstrate versatility and flexibility. Consider this an opportunity. Soaring in adverse conditions is far more impressive than flying high in clear blue skies.
Making this less-than-ideal situation a phenomenal success is the perfect demonstration of how amazingly badass you are. Even though nothings going exactly right, in retrospect youll likely decide things couldnt have gone better.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Names have tremendous power. Many ancient traditions put great stock in names. How much does your name represent you or empower youor limit you? Being a Rockefeller, for instance, might open many doors, but it would also make people view you much differently than they would have if you were part of the Jones family.There are ways your name boxes you in, and also ways it lets you shine.
Seeing as how youre on a path to see yourself as clearly as possible, without filters, understanding how this can change how people see you is vitally important. Focus on figuring it out, this week.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Whenever a certain Pisces friend of mine is paralyzed by fear or indecision, he goes ahead and vividly imagines the worst-case scenario (usually we all might die), and makes himself okay with that. Once hes gotten that out of the way, hes able to act with absolute freedom, knowing hes already embraced total disaster as an acceptable outcome.
Because I see you often screwing things up because of self-doubt and fear, may I suggest embracing this strategy? If youre okay with catastrophe before you even begin, youll be free to truly do your best and consequently achieve far better results.
Aries (March 21-April 19) When something starts taking up too much mental real estate, its usually because youre not exploring it properly, youre in denial, or youre limiting yourself. Sometimes there are great reasons for not going there, but sometimes youre just needlessly cockblocking yourself out of principle or outdated ideals more than anything else. Turn your attention to your internal roadblocks.
Youre spending far too much energy and time climbing over or around them, or simply being stopped by them, when just a tiny bit of effort could get rid of them for good, or at least for the foreseeable future.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) Youve been busy trying to manifest abundance.
However, Im not sure if you actually want to end up there. Being a kid in a candy store with pockets full of money is fun for about fifteen minutes, until you get yourself into trouble and make yourself ill. I dont know, but instead of trying to manifest a reality with more than you could ever use or enjoy, perhaps focus instead on one where youre thrilled with what you have, and dont need much more. Its not only more achievable right now, its much healthier, too.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) I admire your ability to nearly always put a positive spin on things. Most of the Geminis I know are optimists, and not the annoying kind that ignores reality, but rather the ones who are able to be realistically positive. Looking at the bright side of even dismal situations is one of your specialties. In case you hadnt noticed, we need that even more than usual right now. Most of the people spewing hope are talking out of their asses, and we dont need more bullshit.We need reasoned, thoughtful reasons to dream. Dont hold out on us now.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) Just because youve suffered a string of disappointments in the recent past, dont make the mistake of considering it some kind of trend. Expect more of the same, and youll get exactly that. However, the reality is that this series of letdowns was more of a coincidence than anything else.Your luck could change later today, for all you know. Of course, if youre determined to keep telling yourself the story about what a hard luck case you are,how bad you have it,and so onthe story will be only too willing to oblige you by carrying on indefinitely.Tell yourself a different, more hopeful tale;even if it doesnt feel trueyet,it soon will.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Personally, Im bored with your strings of excuses.
I cant get in shape until I join a gym, is followed by, I need a personal trainer, and I need a better diet. All of these things might be true, but theyre also just excuses. The truth is, you could get in shape just riding your bike around the neighborhood.Throw in a batch of sit-ups and push-ups in your living room, and youre all set. All that business about the gym, the trainer, and the diet are really just obstacles youre putting between you and what you want because youre lazy and reluctant to actually put in the work to get the job done. The question is, recognizing your laziness is only the first step. The second, of course, is overcoming it. Can you? This week you have better than average odds.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) No one can possibly fairly accuse you of shying away from change. In fact, every time its become apparent that its time to switch things up, Ive seen you embrace it.However,sometimes that translates into jumping the gun; essentially throwing yourself into a new situation before youve really gotten everything there is to get out of the old one.That might be the case here. Just because a new door has opened doesnt mean you ought to fling yourself through it. Before you do, take a good look around and make sure youve seen and done everything in your current scene that you could possibly want to see and do. If not, you might be just better off sticking things out here and seeing what happens.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) I frequently watch hapless parents suffer under the tyranny of their children. I dont presume to know their situations, but I cant help thinking that they are doing both themselves and their kids a disservice by forgetting their role as guardians and guides.
Throughout our lives, were forced to rethink our relationships with other people, and redefine ourselves accordingly.Thats whats happening to you now. Ignore what your ego is telling you. Mostly disregard what youre reading and hearing out there.The truth is you already know the right thing to do in most situations, if you just give yourself a chance to think about it. Give yourself that chance, then do that thing.