20 July, 2015, 12:00 am
Which do you fear most: success or failure? If you suspect that failure is the bigger fear for you, consider the great value that failure has for those who are willing to use it for the purpose of creating success. It’s one of the finest teachers around, and the lessons tend to stick. Let this countdown of the sun’s last hours in Cancer embolden you.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). All people are equal, and yet those who ignore the status structure do so at their own risk (or, more likely, peril). For example, it’s up to the underlings to get along with the boss.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Do you have vacation time coming to you? Take it. Take all of it. It’s part of your mental health plan. Taking vacation days may actually prevent you from having to take sick days!
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You want to be worshiped, not possessed. Well, maybe that’s overstating things. Perhaps you don’t really want to be worshiped, but you at least want to be admired (and not controlled).
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll make a relationship better by finding more to agree on. Common ground won’t be hard to find, as long as you’re actively looking for it. You’re the same species on the same planet — start there.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It’s the things that you do without the expectation of acknowledgment that earn you the very gold star you weren’t going for. (It’s OK if you’re secretly thrilled by the reward.)
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). More than one of your loved ones has been guilty of conversational infractions lately, and you’ve been doing 90 percent more listening than talking. It’s your turn to express yourself, and you should gladly take it.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Stephen Hawking has suggested that computer viruses be counted as life. Do not risk being near anything with a potentially destructive power today because it may take on an unpredictable life of its own.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). As for your emotional well-being, this is a time to reevaluate. What contributes to your happiness, and what doesn’t? Strongly consider how your habits alter your chemistry in favorable and unfavorable ways.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). What you’re into, you’re way into. Your energy only increases as you learn and practice. The more you engage your talents the more prolific you become.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). In regard to one who has wronged you, the relationship of forgiveness to love will come into question. Maybe you’re not ready to do either one, but you’re at least ready to think about things.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The new possibilities that open to you over the next five days will begin with a change in your inner circle. There is room in your elastic heart for a new addition.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). If you follow up on the urge to make something, it will turn out special. In fact, it won’t exist in the world unless you put it there. Bonus: Your creativity will lead you to a sacred place in your own soul.