AQUARIUS (January 20-February 19)
It's time to break the tension of your relationships. To this end, letting go of expectations will be helpful; it's the source of much stress, and of difficulty getting close to others. Another source involves how you may perceive yourself as a 'public person' and a somewhat opposite experience of yourself as a private person. You seem much more rigid than you actually are, though it's unclear why you don't take a more relaxed attitude toward the world, and give yourself and everyone else space to be themselves. Then there's the matter of commitment. Do you really think you can choose what you commit to and what you don't? Or have you observed that there's a larger pattern involved, and that your involvements select you just as much as you select them? The total solar eclipse of August 21 is an invitation to be absolutely true to your relationships. It's bidding you to have the utmost respect for the karma that you share with others. What you want to do is work that karma out and move onto better things, rather than get more deeply mired in it. Therefore, say what you need to say to people. Listen to what they say to you. Honor the bonds you share with them, and honor your need to be independent as well. Both are true at once and are equally valid.