The planets playground, by Holiday Mathis

A cosmic tug-of-war kicks off the week, with the Sun of Leo crossing the sky towards our planet of lessons in humanitarianism. When we can’t agree on matters of morals or manners, we can always agree not to make a move to aggravate the other. This playground game is all about shooting. If there is no “tug”, then there is no “war”. If the two parties take just the smallest step towards each other, the tension disappears.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Although gossip can be erosive to a social circle, it is important to understand it for what it is. People bond over this type of information. It gives them something to talk about and is a source of entertainment. Providing other types of entertainment and closeness opportunities can eliminate any need for gossip.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Even when many aspects of your life are going well, you sometimes struggle with negative thoughts. This will help isolate each and challenge the truth. Many ideas do not come from our heads. Ideas are everywhere, and our minds are like a net that can’t help but catch wrecks and wrecks as they drift by.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You are capable of much more than you thought. You will be inspired to test the limits. Revolt against routines that don’t seem to correspond to anything. If you let yourself do the same thing you did, you will soon find yourself in a rut that is hard to get out of.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll win over even the toughest personalities through kindness and consistency or tenacity, logic and strategy. You inoculate yourself against the virus of selfishness by being of service to those around you. With your ego in check, you can maintain a firm connection with the energy of the world.

LEO (July 23-August 22). Seeking approval is the death of charisma. Time spent with those who need constant validation will become tedious, but you can completely prevent this emotional dynamic by providing them with plenty of warmth and acceptance from the start. Put people at ease so you can get to work. There is a lot to learn and do this week.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22). It is not always possible to decide how you will react to life and follow your own orders. Feelings don’t like to be directed. However, with your incredible imagination, you may be able to conjure up and coax a feeling. Such emotional exercises are ripe for exploration this week.

LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 23). There was a time when you sought perfection by addition. More people, embellishments, rules, more colors and music, more, more, more. For this week’s effort, you’ll find better results in the opposite direction, subtracting for clarity, simplicity, and brevity. You strip it down to the essentials and build again.

SCORPIO (24 Oct-21 Nov). In case you’re wondering how badly you want something, today will show you. Seeing someone else have it is a huge clue; getting close is another. But of course, the best indicator of all will be the level of satisfaction you feel when the thing is well in hand, as it will be for some time this week.

SAGITTARIUS (22 Nov-21 Dec). As you play, the lessons you learn in-game become a part of you. The jackpot at the end only matters insofar as it gives you a goal and a reason to keep going when it gets tough. Your experiences, connections, skills and challenges are the real treasure you will take home regardless of the final score.

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19). New adults want to be taken seriously. Lifelong adults want to be perceived as light and youthful. The rich want to know that they are also good, and the good want to be also rich. You’ll see an array of situations this week, many of which you’ll immediately sum up with your super talent for reading subtle clues.

AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18). Don’t be afraid to ask for more support. It’s a sense of security knowing who will show up for you, promote you, and help you. Even those who have let you down before can surprise and delight you this time around. Don’t leave anyone behind. Hearts can grow and change. Give a second chance.

PISCES (February 19-March 20). The old saying goes, “In style, swim with the flow; in principle, stand like a rock.” It can be difficult to discern exactly what you are dealing with. Move away from the scene to get a better perspective. Do not act until you clearly see the principles involved.

THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS: You have many talents, but you will focus on one in particular and achieve the skill level you have long wanted. The social landscape will shape your projects in a pleasant way. At times, you’ll even feel like you’re in a movie with gorgeous sets and your favorite cast of characters. A teacher will help you see your limiting beliefs so you can push back the illusion and find the real boundaries of the possible. It takes courage, but with each risk you lose a bit of fear and gain clarity.

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Harold B. McConnell