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Be alert to when you think you must give something up. You probably don’t need to; that’s just a belief. Yet you must cultivate devotion. Your life is about what you offer yourself to with a whole heart. That means more than romantic partners: it means what you do every day, and the choices you make about who and what you serve. You share a birthday with Georgia O’Keeffe, Jonny Lee Miller and Shailene Woodley. MARCH 21-APRIL 19 Commitment should not be a big deal. It’s not the kind of thing that should require any special motivation; it speaks for itself, and provides its own energy. The questions you are facing in a relationship refer to whether there are authentic feelings of devotion. Don’t be afraid to ask honestly. APRIL 20-MAY 20 Focus on taking care of yourself, and then take care of the people closest to you. Take care of groceries and laundry, then make a few phone calls to people you care about. Find out if there is some way you can help, even if just to lend an ear for a few minutes. The world will be a better place. MAY 21-JUNE 20 You may need to devote yourself to a creative project or work-related task; and for now, this will take priority over a relationship. This is not being a workaholic. It’s about being devoted to what you do and what you must create. You will circle back around to personal intimacy. That is inevitable. JUNE 21-JULY 22 As one born under the sign of the Crab, you need your personal space. At minimum you should have a room of your own. You might have to make do with any extended opportunity to be alone, even if for a few hours. That would serve you well today and tonight. JULY 23-AUG. 22 Life is not all about feeling secure. Sometimes you have to use the sense of safety that you’ve gained, and deliberately take a risk of some kind. You might want to say something you wouldn’t ordinarily say, or express yourself creatively even if you don’t know whether you can carry it off. AUG. 23-SEPT. 22 It’s true that you’re sometimes called to make sacrifices for what you want, though is that really necessary in your current situation? Or is it a belief that’s based on guilt and other self-defeating conditioning? As a Virgo, you must learn one thing: how to be your own best friend. SEPT. 23-OCT. 22 Keep your focus on financial priorities, and don’t be so willing to write checks or make concessions. People think anyone with a little extra cash is Jay-Z. You are a person of modest means, and it’s essential that everyone do their part and make their appropriate contribution — especially close partners. NOV. 22-DEC. 21 You have an unusual power at the moment, which is partly about the ability to go deep stealth; and second, you can pretty much say and do what you want, and nobody can touch you. Now, what will you do with that power? You can be a force for truth and justice. Bring it on. DEC. 22-JAN. 19 Events over the next few weeks will prove to be informative in a way you were not expecting and therefore could not prepare for. Yet you know you’ve been approaching this moment all of your life. Transcend your immediate physical needs and focus your mind on the widest perspective you can. JAN. 20-FEB. 18 Do not confuse red carpet moments, stunning encores and glamorous interviews with the effort that it took successful people to get there. You have the talent, the resources and anything else you might need. Now, let yourself be guided to work as hard as you must to get the result that you want. FEB. 19-MARCH 20 Sometimes, no matter what consultants, experts or partners may say, you must make your own decision. The purpose of getting guidance is not to have your thoughts or ideas overruled; the purpose is to compel you to make an honest assessment of your situation. Make sure you do that much.