By HOLIDAY MATHIS
Special to the Parade
Success breeds success. This is the ideal week for spotting what is already working in your life and in the world at large and building on those winning elements. A harmonious arrangement of Mars and Jupiter dominates the skies all week, helping to advance our interests in finance, art and beauty. The Leo moon Wednesday through Friday injects fanciful entertainment and a creative spirit into the proceedings.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ve experienced moments of connection, when you feel like a person really understands you and relates to who you are. These moments illuminated your inner world, making you feel alive on every level. You’ll have the experience again this week, with someone new.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). People close to you sometimes disappoint you by proving they really don’t know you. You still long for someone to understand you and relate to who you are on the inside. The best way to find this person is to take measures to know yourself well and act to make yourself happy.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’re such a passionate, deeply feeling person that sometimes you’re afraid to let yourself experience certain emotions. You’re afraid they will carry you away. But the reality is that most strong feelings don’t last long at all. Let the feeling happen, and it will cleanse you. Fight the feeling, and it will drag you down.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). If you can manage to leave town for a few days, do it. It’s important to get out of your environment regularly. This broadens your perspective and allows you to take things less personally. You can do more from a detached place. Instead of labeling a mood as “your life,” you will be able to see it as passing weather.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ve seen dogs who enjoy traveling in a car, head out the window, ears and tongue flapping in the wind. They don’t mind traffic and seem to enjoy every bit of the journey as a big, free adventure. You’ll feel equally unfettered this week after you drop a burden, fulfill an obligation or are cut loose of a responsibility.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’re in a positive mood from the start and can take advantage of this by writing a list of things that make you smile, bring you enjoyment or give you the feeling of being safe and comfortable. Then you can read the list later in the week when your busy schedule will pose a bit of a challenge to your winning attitude.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Just because you sometimes get carried away by the moment doesn’t make you characteristically flighty — that is, unless you don’t return to what you were doing before the diversion. As long as you honor your word, the detour will make a positive contribution to your life and work.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You dream of a world very different from the one you now experience. And yet still you’ll see the wisdom in flowing with today’s currents. You can tell that it’s going to be a colossal waste of energy to resist. Besides, you’ll be able to do more good from inside the mainstream. You’ll form a plan as you float along.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You might worry that you didn’t say the right thing or that you came across as under-confident. Maybe you regret that you didn’t think things through. Successful people take risks and go with their gut. They don’t always have time to think it through. You’re on the right track. Keep going.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll see the necessity for negotiating to reach a mutually acceptable arrangement, but you may have trouble participating personally in this negotiation. That’s what mediators are for. A knowledgeable, wise and impartial third party will help everyone get what is fair out of a deal.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You recognize your growing need for mental serenity. Ease in your life will start with ease in your mind. But you are dealing with so many different obligations, opportunities and responsibilities that unless you make an effort to calm and clear you mind, it won’t happen. Meditation will help.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’ll be learning again this week, and the new territory you cover today is potentially lucrative. Listen well, and don’t be timid about asking questions. A good teacher should be able to adapt to your pace. Sometimes it will take longer, and other times you’ll speed ahead. Do what’s comfortable.