LEO (July 22-August 23)
Do your ears hear those who need your help? I suggest you monitor carefully how you respond to the struggles and plight of others. Most people base their response on what would be convenient for them. I suggest you base yours on what you perceive as authentic necessity. This will remind you about your quest for purpose. It's easy to be self-serving, and just about every influence of our society rewards us for being so. It's less intuitive, less obvious, to offer oneself in service. Yet that is where you will find your true strength. You connect to your purpose and your sense of belonging by consciously participating in constructive ways. You might try setting aside the question, 'what's in it for me?' or at least noticing how long before you ask yourself that question. It's been a long time since Ayn Rand tried to brainwash us into the notion that there's no such thing as altruism, that in the end, everything is about self-interest. But she has had way too much influence on our society. The question of whether altruism exists is, in the end, a deeply personal one. In any event, your current aspects describe your relationship to selfless service—or perhaps we could restate that as useful service where self-interest is just one factor among others, and not the most important of them.