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Virgo (August 23-September 22)
A compromise is worthwhile is when both parties gain rather than lose. If, however, you find yourself in a position calling for a compromise that calls for two or more parties to give something up, take the initiative and make sure that the first tings on the list of what’s being given up are the ones that everyone needs the least. You may say, well that’s not really a compromise, in that case; I’m not really losing anything I value deeply, nor is anyone else. However, if life is a school, then the lesson is how to make these kinds of arrangements efficient. On a planet where more than one person lives, give and take are essential skills. But isn’t that language funny? We could just as easily say, “We live in a world of give and receive.” In that light, here is yet another way to think of compromise: what do you have to offer the situation that does not harm you to offer; or which in some way helps you to offer; and which assists others in the process? If you drew up a list of the possibilities, it would be pretty long—and this offers more compelling evidence for abundance than it does for scarcity.

Libra (September 22-October 23)
The sky is so radically oriented on your opposite sign Aries right now that you may be wondering where you fit in, or what your part in the arrangement is. Let’s start with: You fit in everywhere, and your part is any part you would like it to be. There is only one catch: that bit has to be in harmony with the choices of those around you. Without sounding too cynical, this will be pretty easy because for the most part, human beings merely feign ambition and aspiration rather than go the whole distance. So, let everyone take their role in the drama that appears to be unfolding in your life, while you make up your mind about what works for you. There will be plenty to do while things are shuffling around; skip the Cinderella complex and clean out the woodstove if that’s what needs to be done. Never stop paying attention to what you want; keep your eyes on who is working well and who (or what) is not working at all. Then, your contribution—your chosen contribution, that is—will become plainly obvious, and you will have done something always worthwhile on this planet; evaded an unnecessary power struggle.

Scorpio (October 23-November 22)
Yours is one of the signs of the zodiac considered to have the highest level of vitality. I know you don’t always feel this way, but if you look at what you’ve endured, survived and embraced, you may grudgingly concede the point. How often do you call in sick to work? When do you bother with Novocaine at the dentist? Okay, just kidding about that. Anyway—your chi or core energy is running near a peak at the moment, and you need to figure out what to do with it. Please, don’t spend all day at your desk. Get up once and run around the block. Get to the gym, or dust off your bike. It is now officially spring. The more energy you burn, the more energy you will have. The more you have, the more you will want to do—a victorious cycle. You do, however, need a plan; you may have a backlog of brilliant and/or creative ideas from the recent sweep of Pisces planets through the sky, and until you read this horoscope you may have been wondering just how you were going to get it all done. Remember, true creativity can and must be applied to everything, not merely to those things society deems “creative activities.” Think of everything as an art assignment; you have the solution, and remember—that solution is beautiful.

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