Aries (March 21-April 19): Control is a hugely successful strategy for dealing with the external world, though you’ll need a different strategy for the internal world, which can be about as easy to control as the ocean.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): A gift, or something you’re researching for another person, will suddenly seem piercingly relevant to your own life. Take it. Explore it. Use it. You didn’t stumble upon this by accident.
Gemini (May 21-June 21): The sad fact is that sometimes people do good things in order to feel OK about the bad things they’ve done or are about to do. It’s called “moral license,” and it’s something to watch out for today.
Cancer (June 22-July 22): For a relationship to work, work is required. This weekend the effort will come in the form of self-denial, which is occasionally necessary in the development of healthy relationships and good character.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Assumptions will only cause problems. There is no reason to question the intent of the other person or to define the relationship in any different way. Evaluate each moment as it comes, taking things at face value.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You are keenly aware of how the attention is distributed in a room and will move to create balance in this regard. It gives you no pleasure whatsoever to distract from the proper flow of focus.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): It will not benefit you to correct others, though they may be extremely wrong. Instead of making corrections, interrupt the pattern. If this can be done in a fun way, you’ll find it.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): People’s behaviors are not always determined by personal motivation. Often, surrounding circumstances affect the decisions more. Changing the environment may be the easiest way to exert your influence.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Comparison can lead to disaster, but how else are you going to understand what is possible? If you must compare something in your life to get perspective, at least compare it with what’s rooted in reality and truth.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Memory Lane isn’t always nicely paved. You’ve a visceral reaction to pictures from your past. History evokes a different emotion in you than it might for others looking at the same slice of time.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Make them guess what your strategy is. Part of being a worthy opponent is in being an interesting one. You don’t have to be the strongest in the game to be the best at playing it. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): Your rules for a relationship may be different from the other person’s. It’s not something to talk out now; rather, it’s something to observe, as calmly as would a scientist.
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