ARIES: March 21 – April 20
You thought you knew everything. Now all of a sudden your whole paradigm is getting turned upside down by experiences that have come to show you a little bit more about what's true. Some of you are OK with the idea that it's time to shed your skin, and all of you would be better off if you could let the old story give way to whatever you have yet to learn about life and about yourself. Recent lessons, along with influences that have had a humbling effect, need to sink into the deeper aspects of your being before what's next can take root and support you from here on out.
TAURUS: April 21 – May 20
It's time to regroup. Recent shifts in direction demand that you rearrange your best laid plans. If you thought you would be free of this situation once and for all, guess again. Finding ways to make what's been going on forever more interesting is always a challenge but it will be less nuts once you realize that you can delegate most of what has been your job to those who have more of a feeling for it. While it's true that a changing of the guard would do much to improve things, it looks like you've got to stand watch until the worm turns or until your reinforcements show up.
GEMINI: May 21 – June 20
It's more than interesting to be you right now. You're in the middle of a very intense and perhaps difficult experience that will turn out to be totally rewarding if you can manage your energy with some degree of intelligence. Don't be naïve about the things that are making everything in your reality so stressful, but be careful not to be overly concerned. This is a test; all you have to do is show up, stay centered in the moment, and take the good with the bad. If you can handle it, the things that are pushing you around will soon mold all of this pressure into something lasting and real.
CANCER: June 21 – July 20
Your favorite basket case could be acting out in a big way. It could even be your turn to play that role. It doesn't matter if it's coming from without, or coming from within, someone is going through the ringer. There is confusion that could be mitigated once you lose the need to keep responding to things in the same old way. If you can rise above that urge you will begin to see that it's time to start turning these patterns to your advantage instead of continuously getting steamrolled by things that drive you into the ground. There is goodness to be found in all of this.
LEO: July 21 – Aug. 20
People always seem to require more from you than you're able to give. It's hard to know how to handle it. The bigger part of you has a deep desire to be here for this — but another part of you is dying to be here for yourself. Finding a way to balance the need for independence with the desire to feel safe and secure has you feeling a little nuts. Doing anything that involves movement will help you neutralize some of this. Exercise can be anything and it's all well and good, but the greater part of this balancing act is emotional, and it's that piece that will take longer to resolve.
VIRGO: Aug. 21 – Sept. 20
What happens next needs to be decided from the inner sanctum. Why? Because there is no prescription to tell you where to go from here. And you can't guide your choices by what your peers are doing. This situation is totally unique to you. Within it, the answers lie in your ability to listen to your inner voice and follow your heart. Second guessing yourself is bound to stall what could turn out to be the time of your life. If nothing makes sense, know that certainty is an illusion. At this point your lessons could very well involve doing things that make no sense at all.
LIBRA: Sept. 21 – Oct. 20
Nobody gets to you the way a certain so-and-so gets to you. And this is either feeling bad or good depending on where you stand with each other. In some ways it's OK to care this much or be this involved. On another level it's gotten to the point where you could use some time and enough distance to return to yourself. Lots of things have shifted in the last few months. What matters now looks a lot different than it did before things got so intense. One way or another, you could use a break and a little time to figure out where you're really at with yourself.
SCORPIO: Oct. 21 – Nov. 20
You have so much going for you it would be great if you could find a way to make it pay off. Most of your time gets spent renting your genius, your skill, your good looks, or your sweat to things that don't reap much, or to things that barely keep you going. For the next few months the more you can focus on the idea that you're worth way more than you give yourself credit for the more your experience will begin to show you how true this is. The same thing goes for your relationships; when it comes to love it will do no good to expect anything less than the best.
SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 21 – Dec. 20
A trip to the Moon would be less interesting than the scenario you're in. How things got this loony is hard to figure but, as long as you're willing to roll with the punches, it'll work out just fine. For the next few months life is going to be about noticing your behavior in situations that involve invasive people and over-the-top expectations. The tendency to be a pushover could see you falling prey to those who can't take care of themselves, or who use you as a means to an end. It's time to consider your own worth and be clear about where you stop and other people begin.
CAPRICORN: Dec. 21 - Jan. 20
You keep wondering when what has been over the top is going to ease up and start looking like "normal." Instead of wishing for what isn't there to pop out of the woodwork and match your perfect pictures, it's better to get behind the idea that this is the way things are. Life is about being able to face the truth, knowing that it will only set you free when you learn to live with it. That being said, you've got more than your share of stuff, and coming to terms with it will require you to take one thing at a time. Rome wasn't built in a day; be patient with yourself.
AQUARIUS: Jan. 21 – Feb. 20
Riding high on whatever the story is, you've got to be feeling pretty good right now. For some of you this is something that you have every right to feel joyful about. For others? Sometimes we wind up in situations that look absolutely blissful, only to find out that it is a huge karmic test. If you're sitting pretty, and everything has fallen into your lap without too much effort on your part, you'd do well to hold back and take a minute to figure out if you belong here. Chances are there's a hole in the situation. Outer appearances are deceiving. Check to see if you're being used.
PISCES: Feb. 21 – March 20
You've got it made on so many levels it's hard to see that much of what you're doing needs to change. Complacency may be comfortable but it doesn't loan any excitement to your life. Whatever you've achieved in terms of stability can be used to further things that could make a difference for you and for others. It's time to reevaluate your purpose without needing to limit your sense of what's possible for you at this stage of the game. As you sit back and ponder who you want to be when you grow up, keep in mind that it's never too late to start all over again.
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