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Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) What would you do if you discovered that all the moments youd thought were private this past year werent? Lets imagine theyd been broadcast to the Internet, so every argument, intimate encounter, and contemplative nose-picking session had potentially been witnessed.Youd be angry, right? What if the process had also made you famous and/or wealthy? Only you know what complex mélange of emotions this kind of thing would inflict upon you. Since something like this (though probably much less extreme) is about to be revealed, youll be able to figure out exactly how youd feel about it, very soon.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) A brick building doesnt go up all at once, but gradually, piece by piece.You might be able to build and raise a wooden barn in a matter of hours, but in order to have something as solid and long-lasting as the structure you want, youve got to put in the time.This isnt something youre used to. But since what youre building is the equivalent of a tower thatll let you reach new heights and see further and more clearly than you ever have, I highly recommend making sure it isnt something thatll come tumbling down in a stiff breeze.That means being patient and painstakingly careful. It might not come naturally to you, but you can do itand should.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You cant really get mad when a puppy chews up your shoes, your kid wets the bed, or an Aries steps on your toes. None of them means anything by it; they might not even quite grasp that their behavior is undesirable. Since youre likely to experience one or all of these situations, and more like them, make sure youre at your most patient this week.While its perfectly okay to clearly communicate that this is behavior youd rather see stop, losing your temper wont help the situation.Youre known for your amazing discipline.This week, exercise it on yourself, even while you share it with those who need a bit more of it.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Under other circumstances, speaking your mind would be the thing to do, but this particular scenario requires that you keep your pie hole shut. Being brash and outspoken is certainly still an option, but exercising it will have the primary effect of getting you kicked out, not heard. I know youre used to using your brilliant silver tongue to get your way most of the time, but right now youd be better served by finding other, more subtle ways to get your point across. Its possible to get the boat to completely change course without rocking it or making waves.This week, you get to figure out how.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) What youre up to now is roughly the equivalent of wearing your favorite outfit to the exclusion of all else, until it falls off in rags. I know you love that particular shirt with those pants, and youre convinced you look better in them than in anything else you own, but youre actually ruining them by spending so much time in them.You might be right about how great that combo is, but youre stupid to squander it. Stretch it out. Mix things up, and save the good stuff for more special occasions.
Aries (March 21-April 19) This week you are a frustrated circus poodle. Every flaming hoop you leap through is succeeded by two more. Its dismaying, I know, especially because you thought this sideshow would be over by now. Instead theres no end in sight. Its there, though; you just cant see it yet. Luckily Im here to cheer you on, and crack the whip if necessary.The only way out is through, and then through again.Theres still a few more flaming circles to hop through, to be sure, but keep leapingthe last hoop is just up ahead.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) When your car breaks down on the side of the road, youre practically obligated to pop the hood and check things out, even though you know that theres not much point, since its extremely unlikely youd have the parts or the experience to repair it.This situation is similar.You know that your ability to diagnose, let alone fix, the problem is very limited. Nevertheless, itll make everyone feel better if you try anyway.Your helplessness doesnt let you off the hook. Do your best to address the issue at hand. Ignoring it would not only be tacky, itd almost be criminal.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) If you woke up tomorrow blind and deaf, how much of your life would you lose? I dont mean which activities would you have to cut out; its obvious that some things, like driving, would have to go. I mean how much of your life would you lose to mourning and feeling sorry for yourself? Theres a difference between experiencing your natural emotions, and wallowing in them.Theres no need to marinate in your misery if you lose something youd always taken for granted. Feel sad, then move on. Be resilient.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) Its overcast and unseasonably warm as I write this.The clouds have trapped in all the warmth.Your mood is overcast too, with a certain situation blanketing your internal sky and keeping you from releasing the sultry heat of some negative emotions.You cant do anything about the weather, but luckily you have much more influence over your own emotions. Im guessing you know what itll take to cause a bit of blue to crack through all that gray and let the sunshine in, and let all those feelings vent out to space. Given the situations youre about to find yourself in, Id rather you not subject yourself to severe, rapid global warming. In other words, do what youve got to do to keep it cool the next couple weeks.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Are people more likely to get into sketchy situations if theyre confident they can get themselves out of them? If you know you have a gun in your pocket, are you more apt to go walking in a shady neighborhood at night, rather than taking the longer, safer route home? No one has more confidence than youand thus no one is more likely to get into trouble because of it.This week, take it easy, and play it safe. Just because you have the tools to handle trouble doesnt mean you need to frolic blithely into it.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Some people can use their minds to do amazing things, like resist intense cold or go without sleep. I believe we frequently underestimate the power of our wills. However its important to know our limits. I truly believe you can do anything you set your mind to, but only if you properly prepare yourself first. Leaping without looking is not only counter to your style and instincts, its likely to get you into trouble. Since therell be plenty of people egging you on to do just that, I thought Id add: Go where they want you to, if youre into itbut exercise that powerful will, and only go there in your own time and your own way.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) I once got stuck in a precarious rock-climbing situation. I knew that if I could keep my cool, Id be fine, but if I freaked out or panicked, I could die or suffer serious injury. Id never before had such a tangible, concrete connection between my fear and its negative impact on my life. Obviously, I managed to keep it together, and the lesson stuck with me. Fear, my dear, is your worst enemy. Its likely to make virtually any situation you find yourself in much worse. And if you learn how to tackle even complex tangles with humor and aplomb instead of terror and panic, youre likely to make them that much easier to deal with.