Horoscopes (March 2-8)

Mar 2, 2016 at 1:00 am

ARIES (March 21- April 20):

What happens next is more open to question for some of you than it is for others. You've got a huge hurdle in front of you. How you approach it will depend on who you are. The outcome of any situation or opportunity relies heavily upon what we have yet to see about ourselves. The extent to which we are deluded is always the kicker. You've got everything going for you — still, this is not the time to sink into overconfidence. As much as you're one of those people who knows everything, the tendency to think you're right, even when you're wrong needs to be held in check.

TAURUS (April 21 -May 20):

You know what they say about the road to hell? Your best intentions aren't necessarily what's needed here. It's important to understand the ways in which these things mess things up. Going into a situation in order to rescue it, or correct what you perceive to be out of bounds will only serve to create more chaos. Think twice before you embark on this mission and check your motives, while you're at it. The sweetness and light that underscores all of this is heavily funded by various forms of ambition. Settle down. You do best when you mind your own business.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20):

This could be the biggest milestone of your life. As you contemplate what it might feel like to step over the line, fears of how this will upset the applecart are equal to your desire to be who you are. Part of you wants a guarantee, or some sense of certainty that those close to you will be OK with this. I hate to clue you in, but there's no certainty here, and the lesson seems to be about you figuring out that love is the response we get when we are true to ourselves. You might as well follow your heart and stop worrying about what it will cost and/or what people will think.

CANCER (June 21-July 20):

Just when you thought things had flown south, the wind picked up, and you're on a whole new roll. The scenery has changed. For some of you it's hard to get used to; for others, there's a sense that you're getting back to getting real and feeling more grounded than ever. The rest of the world is responding well to the piece of you that came to life about a year ago. What's coming up on the road ahead will offer you a chance to try on a bigger pair of shoes. After years of keeping a lid on your spirit, life is begging you to step out of the phone booth and into your Self.

LEO (July 21-Aug. 20):

You are running the gauntlet. In the middle of one of the biggest tests you will ever have, don't let your fears and your weaknesses talk you into thinking that you won't make it through this. For God knows how many lifetimes you have hidden your light under a bushel. For at least half of this one you have had to stand behind those who only appear to outshine you. Now that you are emerging from the shadow of that illusion, the deeper part of you sees that your purpose is huge. Don't shy away from it. It's time to embrace the fact that you came here to light up the world.

VIRGO (Aug. 21-Sept. 20):

You don't know which end is up. The business of finding another reason to live is huge. As thoughts about this drive you to question absolutely everything, some of you are finding it hard to connect with anything that's going on in your environment. These things are cyclical. Don't assume that you are losing it. At times like this, certainty becomes scarce because it's our turn to cultivate faith, and lean more toward trusting that everything is unfolding as it should. You don't need to have everything sewed up. Take it easy. Make room for life to show you the way.

LIBRA (Sept. 21-Oct. 20):

After what seems like an endless round of tests and trials, your head is above water and you've got space and time to anchor yourself in things that are real. For many of you there are glimmers of success that could light up the sky, if you play your cards right. The next few weeks will buy you permission to be more creative. Motive is everything right now. All the rules changed a few years back. Nothing matters more than the truth about what motivates you to pursue things. Keep your shoulder to the wheel and hold your heart close enough to listen to your inner voice.

SCORPIO (Oct. 21-Nov. 20):

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph! It's a good thing you know how to play both ends to the middle because you are juggling too many conflicting interests to make it easy. Getting called to task by those who are upset that you busted up their little racket is an issue. You may be in the right, but they appear to have more power in this situation. How things pan out will depend on whether the people in charge can spot a liar. The actions of others could confuse things. Remain in alignment with the truth, and sit back and watch it displace all the lies that they have told.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20):

Don't count on any of these irons in the fire to pan out. It would be better for you if whatever does or doesn't come to fruition is of no consequence to you. I say this because you're in a position where it really doesn't matter where you decide to go with any of this. You could just as easily choose not to be involved or slip out of the picture completely and it would make no difference to you. Imagine that. Now ask yourself if you know why you want this and consider what your life will turn into if you make any of it more important than remaining true to yourself.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20):

You are either waking up from this dream or swimming in it, and wondering how to transform the nightmare. One way or another, everything is on the line — and so much of it relies upon you, or so it seems. What always causes you more trouble than it's worth is the need to keep all your bases covered. Conflicting interests, combined with complications that arise when we say one thing and do another, or, when others interfere, make it impossible to manage this ballpark. Believe it or not, you're not in charge here. As hard as it might be, it's time to drop the reins.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21-Feb. 20):

Faith is the key — but it can't be blind faith. You're in one of those situations where everything you thought you believed in is being tested. How you get through it depends on how willing you are to trust what you have always known to be true. Other factors make it hard for you to be philosophical about this. What weighs heavily is the thought that it might be too late. As you unwind the stuff that got you to this place, give yourself as much compassion as you give those who test you, and let the spirit of love replace the fear that you won't come through this in one piece.

PISCES (Feb. 21-March 20):

So much of what's going on right now depends on your ability to practice your own form of psychological kung fu. The forces that are arrayed against you are huge. As much as it's clear that you cannot take anything for granted, what is also true is that you have total control over the situation. If that sounds ridiculous, keep in mind that all of us pave our experiences with our thoughts. Staying on top of your situation will require you to be as mindful as you can. Don't get shaken by any apparent setbacks. You may lose a battle or two, but you're going to win this war!