By HOLIDAY MATHIS
Special to the Parade
Money matters make the news, not because there’s anything groundbreaking or different about the financial scene, but because people are more inclined to express opinions, thoughts and feelings about economics, especially in a judgmental way, during the opposition of Mercury and Jupiter. The aspect will be strongly felt in the first half of the week. Ask yourself if the way you talk about money is helping you attract more of it.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Added stressors come into the mix this week. At first you may resist, and you’re right — it’s hard enough to show up strong and do what you have to do without the added challenges. Soon enough, though, you’ll realize the gift in said “challenges” and be grateful that you accepted them.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Give yourself the time and space to do what you want to do. It sounds simple enough, and yet there are many reasons why you haven’t been able to create the moment and find the quiet, comfortable space to make magic happen. You will be more mindful and intent than you’ve been in a long time. This is your week.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The origami artists and physicists agree that the essence of life is folding. Whether it’s the folding of paper or DNA, the act of folding is sure to make a dramatic difference. And so will your efforts this week, which are likely to include bringing people into your “fold.”
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Relationships are funny. Sometimes in life you have an attraction for someone but can’t guess the way to make a connection. Or you have a connection with someone and no attraction. It’s truly special to have both. You have both this week and should celebrate it for all it’s worth.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). A person does not equal the sum total of his or her habits, tendencies and preferences. It’s far deeper than that. You can like someone without having to be like that person. Your ability to relate, empathize and be enriched by those who are very different from you will be highlighted this week.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). What you read will be important to you later. Reading is not a tangent or an indulgence, though it sometimes feels that way this week, particularly when the reading material is good. You’ll collect new words and learn their meanings. Having a command of language will increase your power and influence.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ve seen relationships that were built on insecurity and need, and you’ve even been in them. Such relationships are often fraught with drama. They can transform into something stable and supportive, though, as each party develops a stronger identity. You’ll be favorably affected by such a transformation.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your personality and charisma will not take ‘em by surprise — but they should. The problem is that your nearest and dearest have become so accustomed to your charms that they take them for granted. When you get out and mingle among people you’ve never met before, your magic works anew.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You may not always do the ideal thing for your overall physical health. Sometimes your intentions get trumped by what you need to do to feel better in the moment. But when you are well rested and the stressors of your life are at bay, you will revel in good, wholesome habits.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). When you interact with another person, you are free to feel however you want about that person. You’d rather feel love and acceptance; it just makes things easier when you do. You’ll be challenged by the behavior of others. They seem intent on making it difficult for you to be kindhearted. Love will win in the end.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). No one can stay a baby, swaddled in his own innocence. In a funny way, you wish you could return to a state of dependence on others, if only because it would show you once more that you are completely loved — and not for what you bring to the table, but just for being you. Someone will dote on you, and you’ll love it.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You read the omens differently from the way others read them. You see what’s good in them. You see the opportunities that exist in every situation. You may not be able to act on every opportunity, but noticing the promise that’s there will benefit you in the days and weeks to come.