March 21-April 19
If you don’t look for new solutions or at least get to a new vantage point, you’ll end up recreating a vicious loop in your head that just doesn’t need to be there. Old pains may play themselves out in new situations, so here’s a pro tip for dealing: there’s a huge difference between a trigger and a trauma. The former is a reminder of something awful but isn’t necessarily that bad on it’s own. Don’t treat your triggers like traumas this week.
April 20-May 20
You’re not in control and there are no assurances, but you should totally try anyways. The thing about Dorothy and her ruby red slippers is that she couldn’t just click those shoes at the start of the movie and go home; she needed to go on her whole journey before she could use her magic. Don’t get so caught up in your ideas of how it should be that you miss out on the beauty and lessons of how it is. In the meantime follow your heart, pal.
May 21-June 21
Being able to see how things are going to work out in advance is awesome, but it isn’t necessary in order to get things done right. This week you may feel plagued by feelings of doubt and worry because you can’t tell how it’s all going to come together, and that’s rough but also (luckily) all in your head. Stay rooted in the here and now so you can tend to whatever you’ve got going on, even if only in small ways. You’re on the right path, so don’t let your fears mess with your head, lover bee.
June 22-July 22
You’re an emo animal and that’s no secret. This week you need to be weary of your relationships pushing on some old, hot buttons and having an overreaction that creates more problems than it solves. When your needs or feels are trampled on by someone you trust, you’ve gotta let them know. It’s the only way that things will ever change. Conversely, if someone wrongs you that you know you can’t trust, then the work is to protect yourself, not process the upsets. Only invest in relationships that you believe in, Cancer.
July 23-Aug. 22
When they say that time heals all wounds, they’re totally right. What they don’t tell you is that not all wounds heal cleanly, Leo. You’ve been hurting, and how you take care of yourself is everything, my love. Make sure you’re spending the right kind of energy and attention investing in what you want instead of waiting for time to fix you, or for a magic bullet to take you away from suffering. Love yourself in ways that elevate your life, even if it requires a passage of discomfort to get there.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
When you’re feeling butthurt, you know your ego’s at play. Real pain -- the kind that grips your heart -- is totally different then the obsessive and dank feels that your ego stirs within you. This week you may have to contend with your ego in uncomfortable ways, but don’t fret! If you can keep your values at the forefront of your thinking, you’ll be able to hold your ego’s needs in proportion to their value. Feed it and it’ll grow; starve it and it’ll get needy. Be like Goldielocks and find a middle ground that works, Virgo.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
Love without attachment is like kindness without conditions. What you expect in exchange for what you do is up, and the more passive aggressive you are, the harder your lessons will hit you, Libra. Only give what you can offer freely, and only say ‘yes’ when you mean it. The way to show another person realness love is to be honest with them. Don’t fudge the truth, even if you think it’s for their own good; it’s OK to be the bad guy from time to time.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
Yikes! When you’re overwhelmed it’s easy to drop all your self-care habits ‘cause a Scorpio’s gotta do what a Scorpio’s gotta do. When you’re overcommitted and your gas tank is low is exactly when you need all your love-me tricks the most. You’re on call to take good, loving care of your feels this week. No matter how much you’ve got on your plate, try to slow down enough to go through a gratitude list, have a laugh, or pet a cat in efforts to help you to cope with life’s stresses, pal.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
You need your fam. No matter how distracted you like to get by your ideas and projects, at the end of the day you need those people that you can turn to and share it all with. Whether your family is non-conventional or traditional doesn’t matter; what counts is that you appreciate your loved ones for what they have to offer. Relationships are all about give and take, so give a little extra gratitude and caring to your people this week.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
Success can be just as scary as failure it turns out. The more you have, the more you’ve got to lose. Take the time to feel really good about the security that you’ve developed in your life, Cappy. You’ve come a long way and are still on your journey. Allow yourself to appreciate what you’ve got -- back at it again with the white Vans-style. Feeling good about yourself will have the kind of trickle-down effect on your life that you really need this week.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
Slow down and assess, Aquarius. Being totally ready to have the answers is not the same thing as having them. You’re trying to rush success, but it’s a slow-cooked process, my love. Take the time to learn from your past before you go rushing forward. That means more than crunching data. It’s about letting the emotional content of your life’s lessons inform how you make sense of your feelings. This will help you to plan out your next moves. You’re ready to get this right.
Feb. 19-March 20
It’s easy to shy away from making mistakes by being passive in your approach to life, but it isn’t wise. Assert yourself this week, but do it in alignment with your self-knowledge and self-care and not in reaction to feeling bullied by life. Things may not go your way, but it’s best to be true to yourself anyways, Pisces. Failure is a risk no matter what you do, so dare to fail at something you really believe in this week.