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Aries (March 20-April 19)
Most people talk about what they want to be doing. I suggest you watch what you are doing; and what you do when you can do anything you want. This is the closest that doing comes to being. A close partner will lead the way, perhaps by introducing you to something new, by encouraging your efforts, or by setting the example of devoted here-now activity that entirely transcends 'busy-ness' and opens the way to the discovery of a lifetime: your deepest professional skills and talents.
Taurus (April 19-May 20)
There is something in your charts this month about going public or coming out of the closet in a rather significant way. There is a plunge into the bold and exciting unknown, though you seem to get there through continuing to focus on doing what you do the best, on refining and developing your most valued talents. The breakthrough comes less as a result of the type of activity and more as a result of maintaining your focus and being available to respond when the real material, information or ideas begin to flow.
Gemini (May 20-June 21)
You're being taken on a tour of your most sensitive inner territory. If you're feeling like you're walking around the edges of a vast fenced-in area, with no clue what's deep inside, I suggest you cut the fence, go in, and see what's there. You will learn the meaning of why so much of your inner emotional world was made off-limits, and discover who was trying to hide their own secrets from you by hiding you from you. In truth, you are entitled to all information about yourself; you are entitled to read your own files, and will be stronger for doing so.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Changing the thoughts we think is one of the few endeavors that has the power to change us, and to change our lives inherently. Your mental patterns are now under deep renovation. At long last, what seemed impossible to rewrite, redefine, or change in any way is yielding to a force gentler and more powerful than resistance, or to engrained patterns. If you're feeling disoriented, dive into the core of your awareness. Speak, write, draw and express what you see, but most of all, conceal nothing from yourself.
Leo (July 22-Aug. 23)
This is a time for personal inventory. Perhaps a searching and fearless moral inventory, but more likely, taking stock of all the awesome resources you possess, and which you can use and share with others. Talents, experiences, information, thinking skills, contacts, the desire to work, the gift of healing, awesome self-awareness, integrity, care, caution, respect for the Earth -- these cover but a few, and when you look, as I sense you will for some reason, you will see that there are many more, highly customized for your needs in this lifetime.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22)
Change is not easy: it's not easy to create, and for many people, it's not so easy to withstand. But right now, change is in your hands. You have the power to effect the most meaningful kind of change: releasing your past ideas about yourself. The process has already begun, and I imagine by now you've encountered many inner wrinkles that you've decided to iron out of your fabric of self. Your current process may not be convenient, and it may not be easy, but it will surely be effective -- so make your choices consciously.
Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23)
In days of old, around 30 or 40 years ago, there was more discussion of what it means to be a "self." Admittedly, it was not considered on the level of Britney Spears, but there was something of a pop psychology movement and with it, authentic self-inquiry that was widespread and actually somewhat meaningful. Today, we have far less of that, and we're in something of a void when it comes to understanding who "I" am when I say "I". As the next few weeks unfold, please consider the meaning of this crucial one-letter word.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
Lately you've been discovering who your friends are, and who they are not. However, be careful not to go too far in this process, because people do have a way of changing, and some who seem less concerned or alert can suddenly be helpful, while the troublemakers can fade into the background. Though it may seem strange advice at this time in your life, I suggest you take a passive role in this process through the next four to six weeks. Wait and see who is who; don't try to decide too soon.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22)
Quite often, professional opportunities come in leaps, and what seemed like huge hurdles wind up being more like a deer bounding over a wood fence. This is just such a moment for you. The risk you run based on the current astrology is getting too bogged down in the details; of not seeing the forest because you're so busy studying the bark on the trees. True, the details bear some relevance. But the big picture is where you need to look, and that means your larger mission in life, and your truly long-term plans. And when you come to that fence, fly like Pegasus.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20)
It has taken an awfully long time to come to an understanding with someone so important to you. But finally, it seems that you've reached stability on a crucial layer of the discussion; you both now agree what is real, what is not, and what to do about it. However, the discussion will continue, and ideas will continue to change. This is natural; it's part of life. Rather than trying to cling to one understanding, remember that perceptions grow and develop, and yet with time and patience, they can find their way toward mutual understanding.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
It is always easier when people close to you actually stand up for themselves. Some would say that you tend to overpower others with your mind, but that would be a lot more difficult if people exerted some leadership every now and then. Now that you have that, do you feel more comfortable, or is it more difficult? I'm going to guess you'll say it's actually easier. When you understand someone's point of view, it's much easier to connect, to communicate and to make choices, even if you don't agree on everything.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
As I write this, I'm blasting an ancient Pink Floyd song with the refrain, "How do you feel?" Guide yourself by this one fact only. If you stop resisting how you feel and instead respond to it, you'll feel like you've been given the secret key to the universe -- and more to the point, your own happiness and success. Your feelings know. Your mind is smart, but your heart is smarter. When in doubt, let your heart cast the deciding vote in every discussion.

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