March 21-April 19
When things are hard and scary, most of us try to avoid the painful stuff or fix it. The trouble with this is that our first move should be to achieve understanding. Don’t treat your troubles like the plague; instead, cultivate interest in why you do the things you do, so you don’t blindly react. If you act too quickly, you’re likely to end up taking on more than you want to handle. Learn from this week’s crap, and turn it into compost, my friend.
April 20-May 20
While you may be able to do all the right things and figure out all the most insightful theories, that’s not the same as emotional processing, Taurus. This week your heart needs healing, and you’re only going to be able to achieve that by getting really present with what you feel. Resist the temptation to fix or analyze your feelings away, and instead try to learn from them. This is the approach that will empower you to accept where you’re at, so you can move on from it.
May 21-June 21
It’s wicked hard for a person with so many ideas as yourself to know which ones are the winners and which ones to follow through on. This week is a fertile time, but you’re going to have to separate the wheat from the chaff. Narrow it down to the three things that are the most important to you, and get to work on them and only them! Spinning your wheels is overrated, Twin Star; get ‘er done, be damned the distractions.
June 22-July 22
When you’re overwhelmed, you start seeing the lack in everything. This week, your job is to cultivate an abundance-based attitude. Instead of focusing on the jerks that bum you out, appreciate the folks who have your back. Instead of obsessing on how the sky is falling, investigate what you can do to keep it on high. The point is to investigate your options for growth, not to generate pressure to do anything extra quite yet. Get your head right, Cancer.
July 23-Aug. 22
This is a good time to look for patterns playing out from your past, Leo. There are themes running through your life now that are just like some stuff you’ve been through before, only dressed in different clothing. Tend to the important themes without getting caught up in the details. Your life may be in a state of flux, but that needn’t be a bad thing. Tend to the bigger picture for best results.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
Do you understand what it means to be present? There’s a way that you check and recheck yourself, but that kind of mental vigilance stands in the way of this moment. Practice the fine art of being here and only here right now and only now. There’s no big strategy, just practice! Follow your heart to do what you want to do, love who you love, and take a break from it all when it’s time for that.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
You’ve got to move slowly, Libra. There’s too much going on in that head of yours, and if you try to rush past your worries, you’ll only be kicking up more anxiety on them. Strive to understand the nature of your anxieties instead of feeding into the content of them this week. There’s always a bigger picture to check in with, and if you can connect with it now, you’ll be able to bear life’s unpleasantness with greater ease.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
Death is a big deal, and it’s everywhere. People die, eras pass away, culture gets destroyed. The hope is that from the ashes will rise something creative and vital. Be open to the little (or big) deaths in your life, Scorpio. They are growth opportunities that are just as much beginnings as they are endings, but you have to look for it. Put more effort into your dreams than your fears this week.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
Don’t take on anything new this week. No matter how awesome your life is, and how amazing you’re doing, it’s important to pace yourself. Many things are going great for you, but that doesn’t mean that it feels right on your insides. If you don’t have the stamina to maintain your efforts, you’ll end up feeling crappy, even if you’re surrounded by your accomplishments and good vibes. Now’s the time to rein it in so that the next level that you get to will last.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
When you have weak boundaries and let people trespass your limits, or you just overdose on other peoples’ energies, you end up feeling drained and exhausted. Take a major moment to check in with how you’re holding responsibility for how you relate to others. Your relationships are a great mirror of where you’re at, so pay attention to the themes that are developing in that sphere of your life this week, Cappy.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
The antidote to fear is gratitude, and if all you can see is a lack, it’s time to look for abundance wherever you can find evidence of it. This week your attitudes are being tested and there’s no way to fail unless you refuse to try to be happy. Look for creative solutions to your problems because they’re right at your fingertips, Aquarius.
Feb. 19-March 20
When you’re burnt out, you’re burnt out. This week you need to take a step back from your stresses -- the good and the bad. You need space, Pisces, and not necessarily away from anything or anyone in particular as much as for yourself. recharge your creative batteries -- sing in the shower, draw a damn picture, or just sit and daydream. Reconnect with your creative source energy, and you’ll feel a world of difference.