Feb 22,2009 00:00
It's the first full week of the solar transit through Pisces, and already our intuition is turned up a notch. Knowing what we should do next is not the problem; it's actually doing it. Logistic issues arise to challenge us, any of which can be solved with the right attitude. Accountability is important. Make sure your team knows what you want to do. And if you're not sure who is on your team, this is a fine week to sort that out, too.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Persistent people will eventually reach you. But by the time they do, you're not exactly receptive and may even feel bad about not responding earlier. There's a lesson here. It's more effective to operate on the basis of attraction than to relentlessly pursue. Build your offering to the utmost degree and have confidence in it.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It's easy to see red flags when you're not that thrilled with a situation to begin with. It's when you really want a situation to work that you might choose to ignore a cosmic warning. That's why it's helpful to get some time alone and away from what you want. Become somewhat detached before you make decisions.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Reality is king. Things are happening as they are for good reason. Warm up to the way your life is right now, and figure out what is good about the present. It will be easier to create the future you want when you accept or, better yet, fall in love with where you are. You are as powerful as you are positive.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). It seems that it takes a great number of positive deeds to tip the fortunes in your favor now, but your rewards are coming. While it's fine to do the right thing, it's even better to do the crazy-generous thing. Action that is above and beyond what is expected of you will unleash a flurry of wonderful consequences.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll be seeing new faces this week, and some of them are quite attractive to you. Recent dramatic events might be fresh on your mind, but if they involve anything negative, especially someone treating you wrong, ditch the topic for something more cheerful. You'll be winning people over one encouraging word at a time.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: You are in the exact place you need to be in order to succeed in a difficult arena this year. You are humble enough to see that you need to work hard, yet confident enough to see that, at your best, you can absolutely outshine the competition. Next month improves your love life. Singles make a connection with someone witty and fun. Couples add a new exciting element to their routine. April features a stylish purchase. There's an increase in your workload in June.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Stay alert and you'll be an excellent steward of your energy and resources. When someone is about to dump their problem on you, there will be a mental warning sound much like the alarm of a garbage truck backing up. Say, "I have the greatest confidence in your ability," and then use any excuse to split.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). After an initial struggle with new ideas, you will probably decide to accept them. Building on the concepts will come naturally for you. Your mind, like a fine cashmere sweater that's been stretched to new dimensions, will never be the same. You are growing in compassion, becoming softer and more inclusive.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Sir Winston Churchill famously suggested that we not look too far ahead, as "the chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time." This week, dare to buck that suggestion. Imagine yourself 10 or 20 years from now. This helps you get perspective on your current direction to see if it still feels right for you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Examine your heart as you commit acts of great generosity. Is this sharing because you care, or is it co-dependency? The answer depends on how you feel after you've done the giving. If you're depleted, it's not a good sign. Fulfill your own needs first and you will be giving from the abundant joy in your soul.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Look at how often you have started out with next to nothing and made something of it. You are more powerful a creator than you realize. That's why it's so important to calm down and become mindful of what you are secretly wishing. Thursday and Friday bring equally powerful co-creators into your life.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You still feel that someone close to you doesn't know the real you. Maybe you haven't been entirely honest, choosing to be nice when that's not how you really felt. That only shows your nobility. So chalk it up to good manners and wait for your chance to gently introduce yourself in a more realistic light.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The state most people call "being in love" is more akin to infatuation than it is to higher states of love. There is still a value in this type of passion. Your fascination with one person makes all of life spring into vivid declaration. Noticing the grandeur in one person allows you to see the beauty in everything.
Holiday Mathis is the author of "Rock Your Stars."Copyright 2009 Creators Syndicate, Inc.