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ARIES (March 21-April 20)

You are not splitting in two. It is, however, true that you are rapidly approaching a branching of the roads where you will get to choose between a life that is predominantly dictated by your social life, and one that is nourished and sustained by your increasing creative passion. What divides the two is less about “what you want to be doing with your life” and more about your willingness to take the kind of risks that change you. When it comes to friends, you may want to choose from among those who are distinctly unafraid to stand out; who refuse to conform to what others expect of them, and who insist on honesty as a way of life; and who define themselves by their ability to change rather than to stay the same. This is what you are learning and these are the kinds of teachers and companions who will be the most supportive of you at this time. You may feel concerned about how meaningful your friends who may not fit this description are; but I propose it’s now time for them to come to you, rather than you going to them.

TAURUS (April 21-May 21)

In these days and weeks, you may find yourself alternating between the utmost confidence and paralyzing insecurity. Because you like your world to make sense, the division may be more unsettling to you than it would be to others. Let’s add a few paradoxes to the equation while we’re swimming in the midst of some provocative astrology. You may be squirming around wondering whether your ideas about the past really are better than all the revolutionary things you’ve decided to embrace the past couple of years, while at the same time you may in these very days feel confronted by just how limiting and confining those old ideas are. Yet in an odd way, while they offer security and stability, you know that you need to set the foundations of your life on stronger ground than your predecessors have ever done. By now you know that there is one component of strong that you can sum up as durable, and another that you can sum up as flexible. Events this month will go a long way toward conspiring you to work both sides of the equation.

GEMINI (May 22-June 22)

You may feel forced into a decision you are not ready to make, but I propose there is are a few potential distortions you need to check out before you overreact. One, to what extent are you getting caught in the unspoken beliefs of others? This is another way of asking who is setting the terms of reality. Somebody always defines the framework of what is possible. You need to know who it is. Second, what happens when you turn up the energy on your point of view? Does the space you’re in get larger or smaller? Last, in what direction is time flowing? This is another way of asking what constitutes progress. You may feel like you are swimming upstream in a very fast current, and as a result, getting nowhere. But this is actually an illusion created by your experience of one particular relationship. The solution to all of these issues is clear thinking and open discussion. But when the time comes to talk, I suggest you understate your case. The person you’re addressing actually knows what’s up; all you need to do is remind them that you know too.

CANCER (June 23-July 23)

You are in an excellent process of defining what is important to you. A review that began as a kind of personal inventory earlier this summer has evolved into a careful look at your values system, your attitudes toward money, and what you have learned in the past couple of not-so-easy years of Saturn transiting your adjoining sign Leo. (For two years before that, Saturn was in your birth sign, which brought many similar challenges and points of inner growth and confrontation.) This month is the time to prepare the final report, which will be preceded by your current retrospective exploration. Keep your focus on the past as much as possible. Keep asking the question, “How did I get here?” See if you can identify key decision points that led to turning points that got you where you are today. Through this process, you will find the present, where you can ask the most important question in the universe: Where am I, and what am I doing here?

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