By Len Wallick
Aries (March 20-April 19) — Please consider how you may be in the process of associating with others and locating your place for the long term. It’s not so much about where you belong. It’s more about who you belong with. Neither is it so much about coupling-up; it’s more about grouping-up. Nonetheless, the right person would serve to guide you, and the right place will almost certainly correspond with the society you want and need. So, make like you are looking for wild mushrooms as you search for your future: Don’t do it alone lest you get lost, and focus on finding the right environment first.
Taurus (April 19-May 20) — Stormy emotional weather need not be bad news for you at this time. That’s especially true if any tempests you encounter are either precipitated or exacerbated by being caught between a rock and a hard place. In fact, any moments of distress or despair overtaking your next handful of days could very well precede a transformative turn of events soon after. Therefore, be open to a fortunate outcome if you find yourself in difficulty anytime soon. To that end, remember who you are. Let your choices be influenced by your highest values, not your deepest fears.
Gemini (May 20-June 21) — It would probably be worth your while to begin actively looking for alternatives, especially where either inertia or momentum have taken over in your life. Begin by considering the difference. Inertia usually correlates with that which tends not to change unless acted upon — and that is not implicitly a bad thing. Momentum often builds as action accumulates; that is not necessarily a good thing. Once you get clear about what’s what for you, then you will be able to exercise what appears to be an excellent opportunity to turn things around as you see fit.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Please be alert for places or situations where it feels like you may be either the missing piece or an unanticipated solution, but don’t impose yourself — at least not right away. Instead, let yourself be seen rather than heard. Let yourself be discovered rather than presented. Such a protocol will buy the time you need to determine in advance whether you want to campaign if nominated or serve if elected. Your life now is more than a simple duality of service and self-interest; it’s also about getting to the heart and truth of matters first.
Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — Whatever tests you may have just passed, now is no time to rest on your laurels. Similarly, don’t let whatever tests you recently might have failed hold you back. Instead of dwelling with what has concluded, take a look at what you need. Specifically, address needs that may have been neglected while you were being tested. Allow yourself enough time to get in touch with what you put off or put aside as deadlines loomed and pressures mounted. Get hold of yourself, and once you do, look for appropriate moments to share what you find.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — In a long-ago lyric, Bob Dylan professed to save his judgment for himself. Whether or not the former Mr. Zimmerman has subsequently practiced his preaching should be of little concern for you now. Instead, you might want to reflect on who, what, and how you have been judging. If your reflections feel like work, you will know you are doing it right. If the results open your heart, you will know the work is of the right kind. If it turns out that you have in fact been judging yourself without thinking and for too long, take this as your (gentle) cue to stop.
Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) — Maybe you can give yourself a new story for Christmas (or solstice, or holiday of your choice). Shop around by sharing aspirations with chance acquaintances. Tell your fellow commuter about where you would travel if you were to keep going past your stop. Share with the teller at the bank what you’re saving up for next year, or mention to the checkout clerk what you might sample the next time in. The idea is not to mislead anybody. Rather, think of it as window shopping, and trying new stories on for size. Shop long enough, and you just might find a gift worth going after.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — Somewhere along the line in the past couple years you may somehow have weighed yourself in the balance and found yourself wanting. You may feel that way now. You don’t want to feel that way forever. Towards that end, begin formulating a new year’s resolution to restore lightness to your step and strength to your lower back. What works for you won’t be the same for everybody born with the Moon in Scorpio. To find your own unique resolution, ponder on what it would take for you not to take yourself so seriously, and see where that meditation takes you.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — You are no stranger to paradox, although paradox may always feel very strange for you. Nobody understands the cliche of being alone in a crowd as deeply as your lunar tribe. Nor does any other natal Moon bequeath the same sense of separation from those with whom you are most closely aligned genetically. With this month’s Full Moon in Gemini (the sign opposite your Moon sign), you can expect a further sense of the unnaturally familiar, but also an unaccustomed (even unprecedented) insight into your own deepest self.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — You are on track to close out 2014 on a solid and substantial note if you can but remember the time-honored rule of playground basketball: play within your self. If it’s not now within your capacity to dunk the ball, wait until next year to stretch for the rim. If you are not by now well-practiced shooting from mid-court, work your way in closer to the basket for a higher-percentage shot. Focus on adding modestly to the impressive score you have already built up. If that means providing somebody else with an assist, so much the better.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Now is the time to give yourself a proverbial shot in the arm, as opposed to a euphemistic kick in the behind. You deserve props far more than prods at this point, and nobody knows that better than you. Therefore, you must lead the way. Not by fishing for compliments or seeking strokes, but rather by asserting your place at the table, and your right to a drumstick. Neither is this about tooting your own horn — more like you playing your own drum so that others are compelled by their own best nature (and best interest) to fall into step.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Luck, so it’s said, is the residue of preparation. That’s especially true for you now. There appears to be some sort of long haul ahead for you, but far enough from where you currently are so as to allow ample time for accumulating all the luck you will need. For the time being it will be enough to prepare so long as you can harness your recently acquired proficiency for focus to the wagon of your natural creativity. The trick will be to hitch up the on the right side and in the appropriate order so that your preparations result in progress.