By HOLIDAY MATHIS
Special to the Parade
The intellectual air sign energy is strong while the sun and Neptune are in Aquarius and Saturn transits Libra. Finding common interests and improving the lot of humankind don’t have to be complicated processes. Ego needs and power structures are what usually get in the way, though these types of obstacles will be greatly reduced now. The new moon in Aquarius on the 23rd solidifies a purpose that’s right for everyone.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). As any accomplished movie director can attest to, there’s such a thing as over-rehearsing. You’ll get prepared for the busy week ahead, but there are some things that, gladly, can’t be anticipated. The unknown elements are what will keep you fresh and on your toes.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Concentrate on solving a problem for your boss, customer or client, and you’ll be a star. Avoid explaining yourself along the way or making any sort of excuse. You don’t have to show people the inner workings of a job in order to have their faith. Talking too much about your process is a rookie move. Just get ‘er done.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Romantic relationships run a natural course that usually includes a mellowing phase. So if you notice that a sense of urgency and overwhelming passion has been replaced with mutual respect and deeper understanding, this is a good sign. A sense of excitement will soon return, in a different form.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Over the course of the week, you’ll get in touch with your perceived limitations and also with what motivates you. This might come from the urge to delve into your subconscious. There are many methods for doing so, including dream interpretation and self-hypnosis. You’ll experiment with an open mind.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You long to expand your horizons. With a little inspiration and a lot of follow through, you will soon construct an amazing adventure. Imagine how you might evolve and who you might become. Make a plan that involves travel, learning, reading and conversation. You will blossom early in this new year.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The perspective of distance is needed. It’s time to get a snapshot of where you are. Identify what is already working very well in your life and what is not working so well. Once you identify the red dot that tells you “you are here,” you will see the route to where you want to go.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You will be called on to defend yourself or someone close to you. Stay calm and as unemotional as possible. Once someone gets under your skin, you’ll have a hard time controlling your tongue, and you may say things you will regret for a long time afterward. So keep your guard up. Walk away if you have to.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’ll receive cooperation from those who haven’t been very helpful up until now. The truth is that they either didn’t know what to do, or didn’t know how to do it. The multitude of helpful examples in the immediate environment will trigger a wave of participation. Everyone will have an easier time working together.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your need for security doesn’t feel nearly as urgent as your need for spontaneity, freedom and space. You’ll put the element of surprise into all you do. You’ll be a host to others later in the week, and this will highlight your talents, especially your stellar sense of humor.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Every surface around has a new polish and gleam, though it’s no cleaner than before. Your new level of attention makes you see things differently. It’s all because there is someone who sparks your curiosity and interest. The common places you go seem to light up when this person enters the scene.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Add incentives for tending to your main priorities. A sense of urgency, perhaps in the form of a deadline or a special reward, will help to reel in your attention. Your busy mind needs excitement to keep it focused. Otherwise, you’re likely to spin out on meaningless and unimportant tangents.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There’s a time for dreaming and a time for doing. You’re ready to bring the airy visions of yesterday down to earth. You’ll plant your feet firmly and get to work. You will be much more analytical than you’ve been in a while, too, which helps you move your efforts along sensibly.