By HOLIDAY MATHIS
Special to the Parade
This is the last week of the sun’s journey in Capricorn. With Mercury and Pluto in Capricorn, too, there’s a strong theme of tradition running through activities and events. Whatever your endeavor, make the effort to find out how the ones before you approached similar undertakings. You might not choose to do things in the same way, but you’ll be better off for your knowledge of history.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You will be comfortable understanding the “gray” area of policies and practices that others do not know how to interpret. You quickly figure out what your advantages are and play to them. An investment you make early in the week will contribute to your long-term financial security.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll be involved in a highly competitive realm. Try not to think about the other people who are trying for the same prize you want. To a large extent they are irrelevant. What you really need to do is stay involved in your own scene. Do what makes you feel positive and keep improving.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Even though you know there are those who have every advantage, you will refuse to feel limited. You’ll find ways of making the most of the resources available to you. You’ll enjoy doing your best with what you have. Suddenly, something miraculous happens mid-week to expand your fortunes.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll be reminded of the Mary Poppin’s adage: A spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down. There are ways to take care of business that make life seem sweeter and also a lot more fun. A good-natured friend will help you find those ways and achieve a jovial state of mind along the way.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your energy is so high this week that you’ll find you can do more in an hour than many can do in a day. It doesn’t always mean you should though. High productivity will lead to more work. Someone new comes into your life to beg the question: When are you going to make fun a priority, too?
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ll be working toward that special moment when everything clicks in and you know what to do next. More than likely, these moments will be preceded by long stages of feeling clueless and uninspired. So when you don’t know what you’re supposed to be doing, consider that to be a sign of greatness to come.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If a comedian tells a joke and no one laughs, the comedian likely needs to change up the content or delivery. Similarly, if you notice that people just aren’t responding to you the way you would prefer, it means there’s a little work to be done. Switch it up. Try a new style. Save the show.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’ll hear about those in your family or community who don’t have it so great right now. When you step up and help the person who is experiencing difficulties, it not only improves the other person’s life instantly, but it also makes you appreciate your own health and good fortune.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your creative energy needs an avenue that involves other people. Take it out of the practice room and onto the stage, so to speak. Your talents are meant to be shared. When you show others what you’re up to, they’ll respond in a way that gives you new insight and inspiration.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Instead of sitting around wondering if someone else is planning on taking your relationship to the next level, decide what you want your relationship to look and feel like. Slip into the mindset of already having what you desire. You will actually be able to pretend your way into the next stage.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The luxuries and extras are important this week, if only for their symbolic value. Without hope, faith and something to look forward to, life can be dreary indeed. That’s why you’ll take it upon yourself to cultivate the spirit of optimism in yourself and those around you. You’ll focus attention on what’s exciting and special.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Just because you’re deep doesn’t mean you have to be sad. People sometimes get that wrong about you, but this week you’ll turn their perception around. You’ll act with an earnest heart and you’ll be serious in intention — but you’ll still find it appropriate to laugh and sing.