Aries (March 20-April 19)
You seem to be struggling pleasantly enough with your quest to reconcile your private insecurities with those surrounding your role in the community. At first they may seem to have nothing in common, like a knife and a sharpening stone. But when you put the two together, you will see that they not only fit precisely, but each allows the other to be what it is. This is to say, your most private needs, desires and fears are intimately linked with your quest to be an individual in the world around you at the same time you honor that you are part of that world. It is true, you may feel you’re a long way from agreeing to the compromise you think you need to make. I suggest, though, that rather than striving for compromise, you work to explore the maximum tension between your inner and outer worlds; that is, go deeper into both. There is a factor developing that you have not considered, which will take you far beyond the limiting concepts that currently define your life.
Taurus (April 19-May 20)
This is a powerful moment of relating for you; you seem to have broken free of your sense of being stuck to the past as if by the tentacles of an octopus, and stand in a rare space where communication and commitment are experiences that you have the power to relate with directly. However, I don’t suggest you simply count the past as over, as distasteful as some elements of it are to you. Rather, you need to persist in an ongoing, daily process of getting acquainted with what limits your ability to be spontaneous, creative and passionate in the moment. Taurus is one of the most physical and practical signs, and at the same time the sign that seems the most steadfastly devoted to living in its cerebral cortex. Listen to those thoughts and see if you can determine who is standing guard as you try to go into your bedroom, art studio, or healing space. The point is this: don’t negotiate. Tell them to get out of the way, because your passion is your passion.
Gemini (May 20-June 21)
You no longer need that umbilical cord wrapped around your neck. You no longer need to live as if you were born out of your father’s head, possessed of all his thoughts and totally enamored of his approval. At a certain point, every healthy child recognizes that he or she is a distinct individual, with individual will, volition, desire and independent ideas. While there are certain factors that currently seem to be binding you to what you’ve always felt was expected of you, this time in your life has a certain daring quality that will give you many incentives to take risks that nobody in your family would ever dare. You need to beware of the potential self-judgment that what you are doing or desiring is “not real” or that if something is too much fun, it cannot be productive; it cannot be a real relationship. You could spend some time questioning where you learned those ideas, and where those people who taught you got their information—but not too much time, please. Once you determine something is not true, drop it fast, in favor of what is.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
What you express to yourself is what you have available to express in relationships. I suggest, therefore, that you be abundantly open with yourself and within yourself; keep absolutely no secrets about what you want, who you want, what you need, and who you need. As you do this, you will obviously stumble into inner pockets where revealing your own feelings to yourself will have a daunting quality, as if the world might end if you admit some urgent necessity to yourself. You may feel self-righteous if you dare to claim your identity or your desire to be a certain way in the world. I would add that you may feel it’s unethical to concentrate so deeply on self-knowledge, because somehow that negates the existence or reality of others. I promise you, it does no such thing. The more you know yourself, the more you will know, love, and appreciate others. The freer you are with yourself, the more others around you will feel free, and the wider and brighter space they will have to love you.