August 12, 2021


MAR 21 - APR 19

On Monday, you express yourself clearly without having to think about it -- a necessary skill when pies and rubber chickens are flying through the air. On Tuesday, those pies start smacking into things and splattering everywhere. Cleaning and emotional clearing are the order of the day on Wednesday. Thursday grants you enough free time for a brief trip to the moon -- that is, some kind of adventure marked by heart-stopping excitement and drama -- and Friday will tease your heart in other ways. (Hubba, hubba!) This weekend returns you very much to Earth.



APR 20 - MAY 20

Even if you win this race, you aren't guaranteed to win the tournament. So don't exhaust yourself too early. A cautious pace is the smarter way to proceed at the beginning of the week. Air your strategy among friends on Tuesday and Wednesday and be open to their input. You will be surprised how inspiring their ideas are. Thursday will lack inspiration almost entirely (expect to be mediating a disagreement between two people who have little cause to be arguing in the first place), and Friday will test your tolerance further. But Saturday? And Sunday? Fun, followed by more fun. Plus cash. Whoa!



MAY 21 - JUN 20

You may not feel like you're getting a lot done at the start of the week, but you're laying the foundation for a fantastic future. You're meeting people who are going to become crucial to your advancement, and you're generating ideas that will only achieve full dimension over time. You're also flirting heavily with someone, even if you don't exactly realize it. Toward the middle of the week, money is all you can think about, but on Thursday someone snaps you out of it with a great debate. Friday you finally have a chance to put some newly generated ideas into action. You have errands to run this weekend.



JUN 21 - JUL 22

Your irritability on Monday may cause you to break out of your rut, do things differently and shrug off your usual routine as too usual, too routine. Tuesday and Wednesday, you see your place in the world differently, and consequently, you find yourself facing more possibility than ever before. Thursday finds you feeling huge -- in keeping with this spirit, you may buy yourself something huge as well -- and by Friday you have become such a personality that someone may accuse you of showing off. Try to project a bit of modesty over the weekend, but don't lose any of your uniqueness.



JUL 23 - AUG 22

A brainstorming session with your friends is in order; there are some brilliant ideas floating on the horizon. A social gathering on Monday could be a productive place to get things sorted out. Tuesday and Wednesday, warmth and pride are major themes in your life -- and an ideal inspiration for some deep thinking. On Thursday someone will pay you a compliment that makes your heart soar. Whatever you have going on, your creativity comes in handy on Friday -- as does a certain amount of confidence and willpower. But Saturday and Sunday are all business: budgets, strategies, stuff like that.



AUG 23 - SEP 22

The most complicated problems are a snap for you on Monday. Your friend or coworker hasn't even finished explaining the nuances of a situation before you have a solution -- a good solution -- ready. You've hit some kind of stride. Your advice is stellar. You should be a consultant. Midweek, your energy comes from other people, which may lead you to want to be around as many people as possible. By Thursday, the social quotient may get a bit out of hand. If you're feeling overwhelmed, retreat. On Friday, flexibility is crucial, but Saturday and Sunday are going to go well no matter what you do.



SEP 23 - OCT 22

What you need on Monday is someone you can spill your guts to. A trusty friend. Someone unshockable. You are entering a new mental territory, and you need to talk things through with someone who can inspire you to share. Expect emotional flooding this week. Midweek the water level is so high, you may not want to come outside. But Thursday you wake up buoyant and ready to take on anything. By Friday, you're regarded as an inspired leader -- how that happened, you have no clue. The masses hang on your every word, but this weekend, you're more interested in listening than talking.



OCT 23 - NOV 21

A funny little detail may turn into a big problem on Monday. So watch for banana peels in unlikely places. And if you have to sign anything, make sure you read all that microscopic writing toward the bottom of the form. Tuesday and Wednesday are, happily, the kind of days when everything goes your way without much effort on your part -- in fact, the more you let go, the better. But a clash with the boss on Thursday requires your full attention. Even after it's settled, you'd do well to be low-key on Friday. Low-key pleasures are on hand this weekend too. Brace yourself for a secret.



NOV 22 - DEC 21

The more cakes you have in the oven on Monday, the better. You never can tell how a cake is going to turn out. And who knows, maybe they'll all rise beautifully and you'll have a surplus. Tuesday and Wednesday, you'll have little patience for flour and eggs, what with all the deep thinking you're doing. But after a long day's contemplation, knowing there's a cake in the fridge for dessert if you want it, is a true pleasure. To extend this metaphor even more, Thursday and Friday are 'have your cake and eat it too' days -- lucky you -- but this weekend you have work to do.



DEC 22 - JAN 19

The best thing you can do for yourself on Monday is call a moratorium on small talk. People go on and on when they talk to you -- they want to open up, that's all -- but you have too much else to do. Tuesday and Wednesday, you're similarly in charge of the social dynamic. When an issue arises, you shoot it out of the air. With panache. You're brilliant. But Thursday and Friday are less than brilliant days. Illusions and instances of greediness abound. It's frustrating, but all will be righted again by the weekend. Sunday is a research day.



JAN 20 - FEB 18

Every once in a while this happens to you, and it never gets old: a sudden, beautiful, undeniable upsurge in your romantic life. Whether it's a 'hot as the surface of the sun' affair or a Jamesian deepening of your an existing intellectual connection, you will be on cloud nine. Sadly, as you have experienced before, cloud nine is a place you visit, not a place you live. Midweek sees you readjusting to real life. No wonder you're cranky! But the opportunity to flex your creative muscles brings you some satisfaction on Friday, and by Saturday and Sunday, you'll feel grounded.



FEB 19 - MAR 20

It's understandable that you'd want all the facts at your disposal before you move forward, but that's not how the cards fall on Monday. You have to look into the future. You have to project. And then you have to step forward with as much confidence as you can muster. Tuesday and Wednesday, that future begins to unfold, beginning with a problem in a partnership. This graduates to full-fledged emotional upheaval on Thursday, but by Friday you've turned the tables on the situation. This is the beginning of an incredible lucky streak. Everything goes your way this weekend.

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