Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Cynics proclaim that theres nothing new under the sun, and that everything that exists is just a reiteration of something thats come before.
Theyre right and wrong. Perhaps everythings been done. Maybe its all just mashing up ideas from the past. But theres no need to be so blasé about it. Not new doesnt mean it cant be new to you, at least. There are many fresh new flowers sprouting up in your life right now. Take time to admire and appreciate them; even though they may have been around since time immemorial, this is the first time they popped up in your yard.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Youll make mistakes all your life. Thats part of what life is. Some people react to their mishaps poorly.This is how people get convinced that theyre born losers with rotten luck. Others, however, choose to learn from their errors and avoid making them again. Even a relatively stupid creature, like a bird, can grasp the concept of a glass windowprovided it survives its first collision with one. Heres hoping that you outlive your mistakes. Provided you do, you can take the steps required to keep from reliving themand keep them from overshadowing your existence from here on out.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Personally, I think a little healthy competition is incredibly fun. Of course, Ive also seen it cross a line into distinctly ugly territory.There are invisible boundaries in all our play, and sometimes its possible to run afoul of them without realizing it.At the dog park, a slightly-too rough nip can transform a playful gambol into a serious fight.The same can happenin less obvious waysto us, when were competing with others. Even lighthearted banter can cause a serious wound if it strikes a spot thats already raw and tender. Be wary of that kind of thing this week, and if it happens, be sure to rush in with apologies and balm for the wound, so that you can both happily go back to playing another day.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Even your good habits can mess you up. I have a friend who was so diligent about brushing her teeth after every meal and snack that she brushed the enamel right off. In all things, even those purported to be good for you, there must be balance, and, ideally, variety. Make sure that you dont take your good intentions too far. Carried to extremes, theyre just as bad for you as a heroin addiction.Your life should be about lots of things. If it feels like its down to only a handful, you may want to reassess, and alter course.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) What is it with you and always opting for these complicated, twisted scenarios? Sometimes, the most simple, obvious solution is the best way, and your (perhaps unconscious) determination to navigate the issue into a murky gray area just makes things harder on everyone. Not everything has to be tricky and subtle. Some things are straightforward, and incredibly easy problems to solve, if you can just bring yourself around to taking the boring route of the straight line between points A and B. If you see people rolling their eyes or shaking their heads as you detail your next convoluted set-up, please take that as your cue; Come up with a plan that can be explained in ten words or less, then implement it.
Aries (March 21-April 19) This is one of those things that some people mistakenly believe is easier than it actually is. Attempting it anyway leads to the kinds of mishaps we see when people try to cut their own hair, for example. I love that youre confident, and believe yourself capable of virtually everything.You are. Some things, however, are best tackled after a bit of training or preparation. Just jumping right in, though certainly in line with your usual m.o., would probably lead to disaster. Dont give up on this dream; just set yourself up so you can properly bring it to fruition.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) Very few people in your life have truly earned the right to challenge or question your decisions.When one of them actually does, though, itd be kind of stupid not to listen and take them seriously. Despite public opinion (and your own private assessment), youre not always right.You may be more or less on point most of the time, surebut that means when you screw up, you do so royally and on a grand scale. Could this be one of those potentially ignominious moments? One of your dearest friends seems to think so. Ignore them at your peril.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) Its all about listening and paying attention. Those youre responsible for are actually pretty capable of letting you know, one way or another, how much they can handle. Its probably a lot more than youd guess. Trying to impose your hypothesized limits on them will just breed resentment and frustration, especially when theyre trying so hard, in their limited ways, to communicate the actual boundaries of the scenario. Can you please pay attention long enough to perceive them? Then your enforcement of them will be welcome and helpful, instead of intrusive and annoying.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) Television scriptwriters have the luxury of making their characters do and say exactly what they want them to. Their challenge is to make those actions realistic or appealing enough to keep viewers interested. Producers of reality shows have to cobble a story together out of whatever happens.You, my dear, have neither of these quandaries to face, since youre not producing a TV show, but just your life. I could see how youd get confusedyoure so good at manipulating people and scenarios that you might feel you have an obligation to do so.You dont.This week, just let things unfold as they will, even if the results would score really low Neilson ratings.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Its perilously easy to pull into the fast food drivethrough and pick up something insanely unhealthy for a bargain price.This is how so many people get fat. Leos, who combine a strong sense of entitlement with a natural languor (sometimes called laziness), are especially vulnerable to temptations like these.You should be wary of inexpensive conveniencestheyre probably not very good for you. Nothing in your life should be terribly hard, but theres no need to make things this easynot when the unseen costs are so high. Drive by the drivethrough, please, and go home and make a salad.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) I hate robbing you of your sweet illusions, but what I hate worse is when they end up screwing you over. The sooner you figure out that while most people have good hearts and intentions, some people are just downright mean. Its not even personal anymore, and they might not even realize theyre doing it, but theyre bound to be nasty to you if you let them. Recognize this, and do what you have to do to prevent it from having too great an impact on you. I think feeling betrayed and deceived is more likely to make you hard and bitter than a fair warning.This way you can still give most people the benefit of the doubt they deserve.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) If your goal was to lose weight, there are a number of ways you could go about it.You could choose the quick-fix route, get stomach-stapling surgery, take out a rib or two while youre at it, and go on heavy appetite-suppressing medication. Or you could try the likely healthier option of simply eating more intelligently and exercising more. Perhaps neither is particularly appealing to you, but one has the clear edge over the other, and it doesnt involve hospital bed rest. If thats not as obvious to you as it is to me, theres something wrong.This week, make sure your priorities are properly aligned, and that youre making smart choices rather than lazy ones.