Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You think you know what digging deep means, but the truth is you have reserves of strength to draw upon which have simply never occurred to you. It may not be your usual pattern to look outside yourself for sources of support and power, but sometimes, when you’re feeling weak or lost, they’re your best assets. You may not quite believe that these people are really able or willing to be there for you—but they are. Probably the only way you’ll really buy it is if you give them a chance to step up and come through. This week, try that.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
You’re famously easygoing and flexible, but sometimes there’s just no room for compromise. You can be either here or there, but there’s no common ground between the two points; in fact, there’s probably just a yawning chasm there, with no place to safely stand. That means that with this disagreement one of you is simply going to have to bend and come around to accepting the other’s point of view. This might be one of those agree-to-disagree situations, leaving this decision tabled indefinitely. But if that’s not the case—if you must come to terms now—you need to decide whether or not one of you will relent and join the other’s camp. If you’re 100% positive that’ll never happen, you may have no choice but to simply walk away.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
When the unexpected happens, you often feel responsible, even if you actually had nothing to do with it (except via the most roundabout and convoluted reasoning). There’s not much you can do when someone behaves badly, except cope with the fallout with grace, compassion, and most importantly, humor. That’s your job this week—no more, no less. Don’t take on anything that’s not really yours. Just clean up the mess and try to make people smile while you do so. Succeed, and it’ll make this chapter one you’ll look back on with fondness instead of horror.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
I don’t blame you for not liking the strings you found attached to some generosity you gratefully accepted recently. To be fair, the givers should have made their expectations more obvious or transparent before they made their offer, but now that it’s done, your choices are limited. You can call them on their slightly shady behavior, but that would involve also giving back what you received, and probably damaging your relationship to boot. The alternative, unfortunately, may be just as lame: giving them what they want, gracefully and without resentment. Like it or not, those are your best-case outcomes. Don’t waste a lot of time trying to concoct a third, more palatable one. Just pick one and get on with it.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
You Fish are wonderfully sweet but notoriously clueless about how some other people’s minds work. Guessing what someone’s thinking or feeling can be extremely difficult for you, and in the past has led to some embarrassing gaffes. So stop guessing, particularly because even your best guesses this week are probably going to be so far off base that it’s almost funny. As intuitive as you often are, you’re no mind reader. If you want to know what’s going on inside someone’s head, you need to quit trying to figure it out on your own and just ask them.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
You like to give people what they want, and so when they ask nicely, it’s sometimes ridiculously hard for you to say no—even when what they want is something you’d really rather not part with, or would regret losing once it was gone. Being so generous is mostly a wonderful quality, but you need to be careful about learning your limits and saying, “I’m sorry, I can’t,” when necessary. Unfortunately, no one can teach you where this line lies or how to enforce those boundaries. It’s something you simply have to learn and do for yourself.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
You’re a traditionalist, so you generally look for reasonably conventional solutions to your problems. However, sometimes the best answers lie well outside the box. That’s certainly the case this week. Will you settle for a half-assed temporary fix to your difficulties, just because it’s something familiar and relatively easy? Or will you have the creativity and courage to find the answers that will resolve this stuff once and for all, in a much more satisfying way? I hope so—because if you don’t, you’ll just be back exactly here in a few months’ time. Don’t stubbornly settle for the familiar stopgap measure. Seek out the real solution, no matter where it lies.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
You’re not afraid of crazy, so plenty of the people in your life possess entertaining doses of quirky wackiness. However, there are times when their idiosyncrasies boil over into truly obnoxious annoyances. Try not to get too worked up about it; after all, you knew this potential when you invited these people into your life. That doesn’t mean you need to let their wild sides make a mess of things for you; luckily, instead of reacting with fear or anger, there’s a way to inject rationality, grace, and humor into the situation, as weird as it might be. Find it.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Sometimes you worry about how the truth could change things. Since you infamously resist change, you’re sometimes reluctant to reveal stuff that could rock the boat or otherwise change things up. I understand your anxiety about what such revelations could do to your life. However, biting your tongue in this situation from fear of the fallout from your words isn’t ethical, and you wouldn’t feel good about it later. That means when it comes time to speak the truth—and you’ll know it when the time comes—you must bolster your courage and simply do so.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
I love your big heart, Leo. It’s one of your most wonderful qualities. You Lions are unfailingly generous when you can afford to be—or think you can afford to be. Learning to tell the difference is a tricky lesson, but in these hard times you can’t afford to help everyone who asks, at least not to the degree they probably need. This isn’t about putting yourself first. In fact, putting others first is still a wonderful thing to do. But include yourself in the big picture, lest you be the one asking for help the next time around.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
There are certain things you can accelerate just by putting that intention forward and being efficient. Other things, however, simply can’t (or shouldn’t) be rushed. This thing is basically a pregnancy; it will take as long as it takes, and you actually don’t want it to be over early. Therefore you must be patient and bide your time and let things ripen as they’re supposed to. I know that just sitting idle and waiting isn’t your style, but you’ve got to do it anyway, because trying to make things unfold faster will only yield an outcome you quite simply don’t want.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Being fabulously wealthy would be great. Even if you’re not, neither are you as poor as you think you are. It’s important to enjoy yourself in a deeper way than you have been, once in a while. This is about high-quality fun. You expend a lot of your resources on little things (and part of happiness right now is enjoying those little things), but occasionally your soul could do with a nice big extravagant splurge. You can afford it, even if means you must tighten your belt slightly in other areas. Do so; it’s worth it.