As the famous song by The Beatles suggested, love is all you need. Indeed, during the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter this week you may feel as though your survival depends on eating and breathing love, as a joyful, giving heart is the most important element in a healthy life. Mercury and Uranus square off midweek to throw a wrench in the works; however, the spirit of giving and connection ultimately prevails.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Let yourself have a little of what you want, but not all of it. It’s a week to raise your maturity level, and delayed gratification is a big part of that equation. However, don’t go to extremes. If you’re too contained, you’ll go a little crazy. Friday, you’re in the mood to get into trouble, but you get out of it easily enough.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You are trusted with weighty responsibilities, and you can handle them. There are many ways to avoid the straw that broke the camel’s (or the bull’s) back. Say no when you feel uncomfortable. Make several trips instead of trying to carry everything at once. And enlist the help of other “camels” to lighten your load.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You have a clever habit of giving people what they want, especially when what they want is validation. You can afford to be generous with your opinions because you genuinely think well of others and sharing that sentiment helps everyone. Your point is well taken because it’s the same point the other person is making.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). The people who are supposed to be in your life regularly are there for you. And those who have not been so dependable need your love from a distance. You’ll be closer when the timing is right for both of you. Thursday brings an exciting discovery — something you’ve been wanting has been there all along.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You are called to duty. You may hesitate, wondering whether you are the right person for the job. If you didn’t realize what was being asked of you, you could go in without flinching. It’s your admirable sense of responsibility that causes you to waver. Feel the fear, but don’t let it stop you. Move through it and you won’t feel it again.
THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS: Mentors take you under their wing this year. What you learn about working smart you can immediately put into practice. Your financial hunches are proved correct through January. In February, it benefits you to volunteer for a task no one else wants. You’ll get to work behind the scenes, and you’ll better understand how you can take advantage of the opportunities that will come in March. Love is so fulfilling through the spring, and much of the time you’ll feel like you’re walking on air.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The balance of interpersonal dynamics is tricky. If you’re too rational, they’ll think you don’t care. If you’re too touchy-feely, they back off. By Wednesday you’ll be getting along with everyone. It’s not hard because your observational powers help you read people exactly. You strike the right chord every time.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). When someone is overly demanding of your attention, it’s easy to fall into reaction mode. You prefer to be proactive and call the shots that will lead to your desired destiny. Though you may feel stressed out at different points in the week, especially Thursday, in the long run you won’t be sorry that you put duty first.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Though you have a craving for material things this week, love is what you’re really after. You may feel like you don’t have enough of it. Whether it’s the truth or just a perception of the moment, you’ll benefit from finding someone to lavish with your full attention. The more you give, the fuller you will feel.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). In a world where people seeking power, control and approval is the norm, you do something remarkable. You simply don’t care what people think or whether they’ll follow you. Being true to yourself and your purpose is your foremost aim. Channel your boundless energy into creating what you want the most.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You appreciate having the time to process and plan. This week, however, happens so quickly that in many instances your spontaneous impulses will have to do. That’s fine because you are getting better at being fluid and ready in the moment. Accept all events as they occur. You’re more able than you know.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’re paying attention. You might not make sense of all you observe as it’s happening, but you store it for later when you’re sure that you will be able to work it out. Over the weekend you have the ability to recall information you didn’t even know you would need. Capricorn and Virgo are among your admirers.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’ll be happy to hang out with those as smart and perceptive as you, but you should know that the group is small. Many won’t understand your jokes or your point right now, and it’s no reflection on your communication skills, which are stellar. It’s crucial that you find those who do get you and hang on for dear life.