You’re almost too hot to handle this week, Aries. While we’d never suggest that you tone it down, do take a temperature check before you come in guns a-blazing. Some people will need to be warmed up before they can appreciate your firepower. Relationships take precedence after Saturday as the Libra sun evokes a month-long phase of commitments. Could the zodiac’s indie spirit be ready to settle down? Seems that way.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Long-distance connections heat up this week so expand your search radius. Look for opportunities in other ZIP codes, even country codes. This weekend, you’ll be inspired to embrace a healthy lifestyle again as the sun moves into your wellbeing zone for a month. Less whisky, more green juice and socializing may center around exercise classes instead of rooftop bars.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
There’s no such thing as a shortcut, Gemini, and taking them this week could wreak havoc on your reputation. Be patient with the process instead of rushing to score results. Don’t let people sell you on any such ideas either. Anything that seems too good to be true probably is.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
A socializing spree could reveal someone with true BFF status. Truth be told, you could use a new kindred spirit — someone who shares your idea of a good time. Your interests have evolved, after all, and while you adore you old friends, they can’t necessarily jibe with this aspect of you. Family matters come to the fore on Sunday when the sun moves into Libra for a month. A trip back home may be in the cards, to bond with your peeps and get centered.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Lavish yourself with love, Leo, as planets command you to care for thyself. Cash in on those spa Groupons before they expire, set up medical and dental checkups (or get that health insurance plan handled if you don’t have coverage), take copious yoga classes, and fill your fridge with organic produce. You always do best when you’re working the buddy system. This weekend, pinpoint a friend who is on a similar wellness mission and set up regular check-ins and support calls.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
It’s a hands-on week for you, Virgo, and you’ll want to keep control over every aspect of your life. (So, what else isn’t new?). This is the last week that the sun will blaze through your sign until August '14 so carpe diem. Promote your talents, take the initiative in relationships, and get your ideas out to the world. Err on the side of bragging instead of receding into the background. Better to be too much than passed over.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Relax, relate, release. This week is all about excising clutter, toxic relationships, and general excess from your universe. On Sunday, el sol blazes into Libra for 30 days, igniting your 2013 birth month. You’ll be ready to make a clean break and a fresh start, sans baggage. Forgiveness brings peace of mind. If there’s still hope in healthy-but-strained relationships, make amends instead of holding a grudge.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Make efforts to be neighborly this week, whether you’re removing your Céline lunettes to make eye contact with the person in the adjacent apartment or going beyond weather talk with your cubicle mate. Giving an inch doesn’t mean they will take a mile; you’ll still have your privacy but you’ll also enjoy the benefits of creating a supportive community.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Are you living beyond your means, Sagittarius, or nearing that predicament? Retool your budget this week so that your “disposable income” category doesn’t mean throwing money down the drain. You might even sell a few unused objects online to pad your pockets. Start sub-accounts to save up for the Chloé bag, the Room & Board sofa, or the yoga retreat in Bali. Delayed gratification builds character.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
You’re large and in charge this week, Capricorn, but are you ruling with too much of an iron fist? You don’t have to strong-arm people into doing your bidding. If people are resistant to your plan, check in. Perhaps they have some useful feedback and worthwhile ideas to incorporate. Leave room for discussion without going to the opposite extreme and letting go of the wheel.
Aquarius (January 20-February 19)
Turn on your “cray-dar,” Aquarius. While you love an eccentric individual, this week you could magnetize people who are truly off their rockers. What makes their insanity so toxic? The way YOU suddenly wind up feeling responsible for all their issues and shortcomings. If you catch yourself over-functioning in a relationship, let it be a red flag. Pull back, STAT. If this person is meant to be in your life, s/he will understand and respect the boundaries you set.
Pisces (February 20-March 20)
You want in, Pisces, and you’re willing to do what it takes to get past those red velvet ropes. Your efforts will not be in vain, even if your pride has to be set to the side. Humble thyself in the name of paying your dues. Your place in this elite circle is practically guaranteed.
Identical twin sisters Tali and Ophira Edut — known as The AstroTwins — are professional astrologers with over 15 years experience in astrology, publishing, and coaching. Their columns and predictions reach millions every month.
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