Capricorn: Dec. 22-Jan. 20 / Flower: African violet
It is completely within your power to create healthy patterns and seek out nurturing relationships. Often you tend to be a caregiver and put all the focus on other people and their needs. But remember that for your maximum performance, you need some attention too. That is not a weakness. The week of the 22nd you will be flying high as you find a way to form a mini think-tank and resolve a longstanding problem in your office or neighborhood. A colleague or friend may need very specific feedback; don’t leave him or her in the dark. The 31st is a good day for a splurge!
Aquarius: Jan. 21-Feb. 19 / Flower: Orchid
Lana Turner (Feb. 8, 1921 – June 29, 1995) was admired for her good looks and acting talent in her day, but it was her inner strength that saw her through a tumultuous private life. Not one to whine, though, she didn’t see bumpy patches as bad things. As she put it: “The thing about happiness is that it doesn’t help you to grow; only unhappiness does that. So I’m grateful that my bed of roses was made up equally of blossoms and thorns. I’ve had a privileged, creative, exciting life, and I think that the parts that were less joyous were preparing me, testing me, strengthening me.” So, take a leaf from her book and resolve to be positive; your good attitude will be rewarded. On the weekend of the 13th you may get a lovely surprise.
Pisces: Feb. 20-March 20 / Flower: Alstroemeria
Now is the time to keep the big picture in mind as it’s quite possible you have been dwelling on details for too long. You may in the planning stages for a big event later this year. Let your imagination run wild and don’t dismiss ideas that seem impractical at first glance. By tackling it early, you’ll have plenty of time to assess options and find the right balance of practicality and panache. On the career front, you will face a strange challenge but will rise to the occasion with your signature grace. Attached Pisces, make time for a date night; single Pisces, be open if a friend wants to set up a blind date.
Aries: March 21-April 20 / Flower: Tulip
Set yourself a challenge this month that not only will you admit when you are wrong, you will also stay quiet when you are right. Take comfort in the fact that this is hard for everyone, not just Aries, as there is a natural tendency to want validation. A friend may ask you to lend your talents as a coach. While the request initially sounds like a chore, it may turn out to be an opportunity for a lot of fun. At work, detachment can be a valuable tool. Meanwhile, to keep your love life lively, look for little ways to be romantic. Keep an open mind on the 18th and 19th.
Taurus: April 21-May 21 / Flower: Lily
This month looks set to be particularly joyful as a long-held worry begins to fade away. In fact, you feel such a sense of relief that midmonth you may be downright giddy with happiness! Maximize this good feeling by recognizing and appreciating love in all its forms (not just candlelight dinners) and celebrating the many gifts in your life. You may have the chance to take a fun trip, so dust off your suitcase just in case. At work, you will be regarded as a better leader if you remember to give credit where credit’s due. That way, you’ll motivate your team to generate even more good ideas.
Gemini: May 22-June 21 / Flower: Rose
“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.” This advice comes from Andrew Carnegie and it’s a tall order, but worth keeping in mind this month because you will find yourself pondering the future more than usual. At work, your creativity and talent for solving problems will be recognized. Toward the end of the month, you’ll get an exciting invitation from a friend or relative. The 27th and 28th will be lucky.
Cancer: June 22-July 22 / Flower: Delphinium
You may have a minor misunderstanding with a friend or colleague. Don’t dwell on what you should’ve said or done. All you can do is apologize for the confusion and move on, though that can be easier said than done for Cancers, who can’t abide the idea of hurting another’s feelings. Realize that your energy is precious and should be invested in the present. Make a point of enjoying your own company and if you need to work on yourself (losing weight, finding a job, ending a bad relationship) don’t look at it as a temporary fix but as a new chapter of your life. Good things will come your way the week of the 8th.
Leo: July 23- Aug. 22 / Flower: Sunflower
It’s possible you are feeling frustrated because a new plan is not being put into action quickly enough to suit your speed, which is NOW! or better yet yesterday. 🙂 Trust the process even if it takes longer (ok much longer) than you think it should. To distract yourself, try mixing up your routine in small ways – taking a new route to work, going for a swim, doing yoga, eating a hot breakfast on a weekday. Though these are little things, you might be surprised at how much they can do much to revive and refresh you. On the 19th, you may be torn between laughing and crying. Be sure to laugh; even if the humor isn’t jumping out at you. It will become clear in retrospect and you’ll be glad you chose to chuckle. Be humble on the 30th.
Virgo: Aug. 23-Sept. 23 / Flower: Daisy
Virgos can be shy, but once they are comfortable and have the right audience, they often turn out to love the spotlight. In fact, they can clown around and ham it up with the best of them. And this month, Virgo will be burning the candle at both ends, attending parties and events galore. Enjoy, for the stimulation is a good thing, but don’t forget to build in time to relax, recharge and take it slow, just for variety’s sake! If you’re attached, be sure to take time to be a cheerleader for your sweetie. If single/looking, stay in the game, even if you make a few fumbles. The 27th is a good day to take a small risk.
Libra: Sept. 24-Oct. 23 / Flower: Hydrangea
Why is it that trusting yourself is sometimes such an arduous task? You should be your own best reference, after all. And yet it seems that we listen to others too much or assume the worst about ourselves just at the time when we need a pat on the back. You’re a smart, capable, conscientious person and you do your best. Be as nice to yourself as you are to everyone else! On the work front, you are approaching a period of unique fulfillment. Remember too that art and commerce sometimes have surprising parallels.
Scorpio: Oct. 24-Nov. 22 / Flower: Peony
You may be feeling that concrete answers to important questions are consistently eluding you. Is it possible you need to rephrase the question or that you are asking the wrong question? In other words, try to shift your perspective and see your world from a new vantage point. On the friendship front, you are nothing if not loyal, but be careful not to let a needy friend drain your energy. At work, make a point of honoring your co-workers, who have given you so many good laughs and such great advice. On the weekend of the 21st you can do it!
Sagittarius: Nov. 23-Dec. 21 / Flower: Carnation
March is an excellent month for experimentation, whether it’s contemplating a new place to live, mixing things up at work or just trying a new recipe for meatloaf. There may be a question you’ve been wanting to ask, but have held back. Ask yourself how you’ll feel if you don’t get the answer you want and how you might react. If you decide that you still want to know, ask away. Otherwise, write the question down, then tear up the paper and put the issue out of your mind. It was not meant to be. Don’t take life too seriously on the weekend of the 26th.