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ARIES: March 21 – April 20
Old stories keep reeling up to draw your attention back to things that have yet to be resolved. Being objective enough to see the forest for the trees is where it's at. The characters that keep showing up to test your awareness are less important than your ability to catch the lesson before things get out of control. Focus less on the players and more on the way their issues trigger off old response mechanisms that no longer serve your highest good. If you can rise above this soap opera, and avoid falling into the same old trap, your real purpose, and the path to fulfillment, will open up.
TAURUS: April 21 – May 20
It would be good for you to remember the expression: "He who appears to be in the weakest position is always the strongest." The power of the weaker force is a concept that doesn't get much airtime. If you're in touch with what's happening to you on the deeper levels, you are amazed at how much strength in reserve you've been able to call up. You have more going on than most of us. There's very little that needs to be done. Yes, that sounds like a paradox, but in the midst of change and chaos, the wise person knows how to stay still enough to see what's going on.
GEMINI: May 21 – June 20
Give yourself two more weeks to figure out where to go with this. The bigger part of you is ready for anything, but other factors suggest that you need to be circumspect about both people and choices that require more consideration. At this point, life is less about your next move and more about being sure of what you're doing. Work will keep you focused. Input from others may be helpful, but don't give anyone more credit than they deserve and be more aware of their issues than they are. Current challenges are honing your strength and clearing the decks for an easier ride.
CANCER: June 21 – July 20
You are off on a whole new track. With so many fresh influences entering the picture, what was there to begin with has to make room for changes that are overwhelming your sense of order. Others keep expecting you to keep being who they want you to be while you wrestle with the need to sprout wings. If this turns out to be something that challenges the goodness that lives between you and others, don't be too quick to throw the baby out with the bathwater. At times like this, it becomes important to keep what's good about the old and let it fortify that which is just beginning.
LEO: July 21 – Aug. 20
Things are caught in a bind that on the surface relates to obligations that you don't feel like you can escape. There is some self-imposed or external pressure to conform that doesn't have to be an issue. In all things, you have the freedom to say "yes" or "no." If what's being expected doesn't work for you, all you have to do is let people know and voice your desires without any fear of incurring a penalty. Relative to your work and your love life, in the next few weeks developments that have only recently come to your attention will turn out to be the basis for a new beginning.
VIRGO: Aug. 21 – Sept. 20
You've wound up in a situation that could be your ticket to ride. Years of taking a backseat to those who are less qualified are giving way to possibilities that will set the stage for bigger and better things. If this has taken you by surprise, it's because you've never been one to seek the limelight, and aren't prone to pushing your ambitions or your weight around. Success that is hard-won is more rewarding than sudden advancement. No flash in the pan — what comes out of the next few months will be the proof in the pudding that holds its own and lasts for a good long time.
LIBRA: Sept. 21 – Oct. 20
You keep yourself busy to avoid coming to terms with all the water under the bridge. As much as you have a tough time dealing with the old bones and any unpleasantness that remains from the past, any desire you have to move on hinges on your willingness to release those resentments and make amends; with yourself, and with those who were directly involved. You are at a point where nothing you've set your sights on will bear fruit until you unravel the issues that block your ability to keep growing. Sooner or later you will find the guts to dig deep enough and let go.
SCORPIO: Oct. 21 – Nov. 20
There are control issues that have put you in an awkward position with others who think they know more about everything than you do. In this situation it will help for you to realize that you are the one with the right idea. Figuring out how to work around their need to be on top of things will require patience and diplomacy. Instead of pushing your weight around, sometimes life stands a better chance of going your way if you let others think that what's about to happen is their decision. Give it some thought and be creative. How you decide to approach this is up to you.
SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 21 – Dec. 20
Blasts from the past keep showing up to remind you that you have old business to attend to. On some level there could be new blessings that arrive along with them, but pay attention. In some cases the only reason we get to reconnoiter with old stories and people is to give ourselves a chance to get closure on things that never got resolved. However this goes, let the experience take you wherever you need to go. Serendipity, and the idea that your future is inviting you to go where no man has gone before could very easily turn these reunions into your heart's desire.
CAPRICORN: Dec. 21 - Jan. 20
You feel like your ability to move mountains is back on track. After a series of setbacks, you've got a notion that it's time to devote yourself to goals that have been sidelined by delays and the actions of other people. While I admire your determination, there are a host of other factors to consider. "Not my will, but thine" is something you need to keep in mind. Without meaning to discourage you, be aware of the fact that there could be a big gap between what your ego wants more than anything, and what your best interests and your higher self need from you at this time.
AQUARIUS: Jan. 21 – Feb. 20
It's time to make a move and you are in a place where it won't work to act like a deer in the headlights. This is one of those times when he who hesitates is lost. Too much input from those who are clueless about who you are and what you're up against has blurred your ability to focus on the facts. It doesn't matter if it's time to split, move, or quit, the standard route is one that can't be taken at this point. Give yourself a week or so to get clear and begin to get real about how this is going to go. If others are involved in this, it could be their take on things that clears the way.
PISCES: Feb. 21 – March 20
You are biding your time, waiting to make your next move, and perhaps wondering how long to give a person, or a situation. If you're questioning yourself, it's because in circumstances like this we take our inability to act decisively as a sign of weakness. No matter how much you want to get on with the show, you have no choice but to do what's expedient. Side issues are taking precedence over what needs to be done. When the end comes, it will come suddenly. The straw will break the camel's back, and the waters of the Red Sea will part so that the rest of your life can begin.Stay on top of Detroit news and views. Sign up for our weekly issue newsletter delivered each Wednesday.