By HOLIDAY MATHIS
Special to the Parade
The Sagittarian solar journey begins on Tuesday, and an adventurous mood takes hold immediately. Surprise events and unexpected expenditures will be featured. New tools, such as professional equipment or technology that aids social connection, will help us expand our reach. The partial solar eclipse on Thanksgiving suggests that a conscious and deliberate effort will be necessary in order for everyone to feel appreciated.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Just because emotions are probably coming from a more primitive and ancient part of your brain doesn’t mean that logic should prevail in your life. Your best decisions are made because you listen to what your feelings are telling you, even when the logic of those feelings doesn’t add up.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The need to classify and label your experiences may be a way of distancing yourself from the full intensity of them. Resist the habit of trying to fit everything that happens and everyone you encounter into neat definitions. There’s something wonderful that happens when you accept the mess of life.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Work on building your “faith muscle.” You can exercise it by simply knowing what you believe and believing it. For instance, how about believing that whatever happens, you can pick up the pieces and start over? When you know this is true, you won’t be afraid to take the risks necessary to live life to the fullest.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your limitations may be mostly self-created, but that’s not to say you didn’t have help constructing the roadblocks and barriers that hold you back. So why not get a little help with obliterating them? A powerful ally will gladly partner with you this week to bring down the obstacle in your path to success.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You might not feel like following anyone’s advice — and not because you’re stubborn, but because something inside you is holding back. Maybe you fear nearby swindlers or are overwhelmed by an ocean of information. Honor your feelings. You’ll know when it’s time to open yourself up to external guidance.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your knee-jerk reaction may be to come up with an excuse as to why you can’t create a certain dynamic. Within the excuse is your golden ticket. The excuse is another way of stating a belief you hold that is keeping you from what you want. Being aware of the belief is the first step to changing it.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Low expectations can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. High expectations can breed stress and narrow-mindedness. The best way is to have zero expectations. If you can practice the Zen art of being free of assumptions, expectations and attachments, you will see the true range of opportunity that lies within every situation.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Something menial will prove well worth learning. This could be a word you didn’t know the meaning of but finally understand, or a mundane action you’ve yet to master, such as flossing, that gets your attention and ultimately saves you from future hassles.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your interests and influences are so varied that there are those who will find you extremely difficult to categorize. Let them try. There’s a benefit to your baffling persona: You’ll be memorable while others fade into the background. Because you stand out, you’ll be given more opportunities.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your decisions are firm, but not final. That’s the way it has to be now. It’s important to come across with as much confidence as you can muster, and with full knowledge that things will change and you will adapt to those changes. It’s called intelligent diplomacy.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You have a talent for turning a difficult situation into a beautiful one. This is accomplished in part by sharing your feelings. Also, you’re not afraid to be vulnerable, and you allow intimacy between you and those you love to grow naturally out of your shared frailty. This is what it means to be human.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You like being challenged, but this week it might feel like the world is resisting more than is really necessary for a good game. When things seem overly tough, instead of fighting the currents, turn around and go with the flow. You’ll still get where you’re going, but you’ll take a different and easier route.