Maintaining equilibrium, or allowing old ideas to die and fertilize the soul so that new possibilities can grow, is painstaking at times and requires attention and fortitude. However, doing so with an added layer of politics, the negotiation one uses to navigate through the daily stress of external demands, can make the whole process feel overwhelming. But what if we decide not to pay attention to the surface and self-distracting jabber that is the world wanting to take our attention away from what is important? What if we turn the politicking around to suit our needs? Say, for instance, you decide to say no to that favour or even the invitation to go out when you know you should stay in. There’s no need to be rude, you are just doing what is best for you. Then maybe you would be killing two birds with one stone: you have allowed an old pattern to die, and in its place blooms the possibility, which is whatever you want it to be.
Aries – Mar. 21 to Apr. 19
You can decide that it is no longer your roll to carry around the burden of taking care of everyone. You can decide to change things for the better and view what seems to be crumbling around you as an opportunity to start from scratch and do what you really love to do. Doing so will set you free and bring about the playful, moment-to-moment, joy-in-the-now feeling you have been looking for. It’s okay to be playful, and it’s okay to not want to work so hard. Just remember: being rebellious and self-destructive is not the same as choosing to do what makes you feel alive.
Taurus – Apr. 20 to May 20
If some of your friends are bitching and whining because they don’t understand why things are going so good for you, let them. They need to learn to work as hard as you in order to achieve the kind of success you are experiencing. New plans are in the works, you are full of energy and ready to take on the world. Now is a great time to start a business, to take a chance on a relationship, or travel around the world. If you can dream it up, it is meant to happen. And don’t worry, once you get on a roll others will not be able to resist the positive energy you carry with you and they will no longer complain.
Gemini – May 21 to Jun. 20
Think of the Mists of Avalon, the layer between the conscious and the subconscious, that place in the human dreamtime that holds endless mystery. This is where you reside right now. You might think that this is penance for doing something wrong, but if you hold to this view, you will be missing out on the possibilities being presented to you. Your heart is longing for something that you cannot give words to, but by surrendering to the fact that nothing is clear at the present time, you will run into exactly what you are looking for.
Cancer – Jun. 21 to Jul. 22
The outside world will continue to feel like it is putting up roadblocks if you don’t take the time that your body and heart are demanding for some much needed peace and quiet. If you want to find that gem of imaginative genius that you know lies right under the surface of your consciousness, you have to clear all the clutter that comes with allowing yourself to be distracted by the outside world. And no, no-one really understands what you mean right now, but that’s okay, they will when you are ready.
Leo – Jul. 23 to Aug. 22
Around your heart you have built a crystalline house, one that you have forged over many years in order to create the quiet and peace you feel you require to ponder your own existence. First you tried to find the answers to your questions by asking the advice of those you admire, but upon finding that none of their prophesies came true you decided the only answers that make any sense are those that came to you in the still of the night when the voices of others could no longer intrude. Congratulations! You did exactly what your soul has been trying to get you to do all along! Imagine that.
Virgo – Aug. 23 to Sept. 22
Many people don’t realize this, but your obsessive compulsive ways are in many respects due to the fact that you don’t believe in yourself. Every tiny correction or adjustment you make to your external reality is a way for you to maintain control. You know this. You also know that your heart and hands feel a little lighter these days, not as quick to judge or react, and you don’t feel nearly as insecure. You have grown, and with this growth has come a self-assuredness that you are capable of doing. Whatever your occupation, you will begin to find that you can execute your role with not only competence, but with a sense of having mastered your craft.
Libra – Sept. 23 to Oct. 22
You have no idea what you’re doing. In some sense you feel like you have lost control of your life, or that life has taken control and you are just along for the ride. Well, that’s precisely what is happening. Sometimes we need to feel what it’s like to lose control in order to learn how to see the bigger picture. You might be surprised to find that if you allow yourself to go where the wind takes you, you will achieve what you were aiming to achieve in the first place. And, you might just have a few moments of unexpected joy along the way.
Scorpio – Oct. 23 to Nov. 21
Your strength and perseverance are going to pay off, have no fear. Don’t doubt the good deeds you do for others, or the fact that you allow yourself to be vulnerable and exposed. These experiences, even if it has felt like they have only brought you bad luck or even heartbreak, are like a plant just before it blooms. One more burst of energy and the project you have been working on, or the relationship you thought wasn’t going to turn out, will flower and you will remember why you invested your time in the first place.
Sagittarius – Nov. 22 to Dec. 21
Try something radical, Sagittarius. Do something you are not comfortable doing; something you have always wanted to try but you don’t because you are afraid of what others will think. This idea that jumping outside of your comfort zone is somehow morally wrong is causing you to be caught in a loop of sorrow or depression; it isolates you from the rest of the world and causes you to feel alone. Neither of these perceptions is true, but no-one can reach into your bubble if you are not also willing to grab their hand. Doing something crazy might help to free you from your own self-destructive inhibitions.
Capricorn – Dec. 22 to Jan. 19
There has been a missing piece of the puzzle (a puzzle that is you) floating around out there in the ether for quite some time. It has eluded your grasp at every corner and you have been left wondering how the heck you are supposed to move in any direction if you don’t know who you are. If you give it a chance, that piece of the puzzle will settle into your gut, you will literally feel a change in how your gut feels, you will feel stronger in your own decision making and more inspired to act instead of remaining passive. This completion will free up a lot of joy and playfulness that wants to move through you and you will no longer feel like you are trudging through a deep mud-pit.
Aquarius – Jan. 20 to Feb. 18
It may seem as though the world is fighting against you. Well, your offspring and your spouse in particular, or maybe your parents or your boss. Regardless, you need to come to recognize that this is not in fact true, and that you are fighting against yourself. Something in you is blocking your ability to follow through or finish what you have started. This is a shame because you have spent so much time building towards an end goal that now seems just out of reach. Stop blaming the outside world and instead try asking yourself how you are getting in your own way.
Pisces – Feb. 19 to Mar. 20
Like our friend, Libra, you have no idea what you are doing these days. It may seem like you have a plan and like you are all organized, but you know that just isn’t true. You know where you would like to end up, well, you have a vague picture in your mind, but you have no idea how to get there. That’s okay. Take it one step at a time, one action at a time, and lift your head now and then to “smell the roses.” Your dream of being surrounded by a global community of like-minded individuals is happening, you are just too absorbed with being worried that it won’t happen to notice that it already has.