Brace yourself for tomorrow’s Mercury retrograde. Handle what you can today. Many of the challenges are the same kind humans have faced forever — to protect what’s yours, to grow older, to deal with teenagers. Embrace the universally problematic as inevitable. It’s a new season. A new perspective is yours for the taking.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ve been at it a while now. The responsibility is getting burdensome. You wonder why you agreed to this, but that doesn’t matter now. You did. This is the arrangement. Keeping your word will be key to your liberation.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ve a wow factor. You’ve not seen it as an asset, because for you it’s innate or at least comes very easily. But it’s something you wouldn’t want to lose. Honor it as the gift it is. Protect it.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Storytelling is important to success, but so is (SET ITAL)storydoing(END ITAL): living up to the hype of one’s reputation. It’s turning values into policies. It’s living out the narrative. And it’s what you’ll spend your hours on today.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You may feel like someone else is the star of the show today, but there are fantastic opportunities to be mined here nonetheless. The thing that’s great about your role is that it’s yours. Play it to the hilt.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’re a meteorologist of emotional weather. You read the atmosphere and determine what kind of protection will be appropriate. A metaphorical umbrella will serve you well around certain individuals.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’re going to meet the right person to help you take your plan all the way. But in order to entice this person to join you, the plan has to already be in motion. So move forward; make it happen; and trust that the world will catch up.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Though it may have felt like a series of small accidents and odd coincidences that led you here, this was not a mistake. You’re the best person for the job. That’s why you were chosen.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You give your all on the regular. Loved ones don’t know how good they have it until you withdraw. Only then will they remember what it’s like to live without all of the perks that come with the “You” package.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your influence isn’t as great as you’d like it to be. Your territory is smaller than you believe you can handle. No matter. Use your power. Govern your realm to the best of your ability, and your realm will increase over time.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The balance of relationships will be precarious. If you feel like you have to constantly check to know whether you are in or out of favor… well, at least you’re in tune with the ridiculous social reality. Treat it like the game that it is.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ve great potential to make an impact by carefully honing the image you put out into the world. This image is your creation and you’re as much an artist as anyone with a paintbrush.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There’s a lot that’s not worth dealing with. Giving even a moment of attention is a loss. And once spent, you can’t get your time or energy back. So ignore the drama.

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