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Scorpio, October 23-November 21, concentrating feeling (soul)
You know what and who are important. Your basic challenge with Leo is that being important is not synonymous with doing something that's important. You sometimes suspect that these stubbornly fiery folks do not know the difference. And when they are adolescents, either chronologically or on a soul level, you are right. However, when your values are admirably placed and you feel secure, you can instruct by example anyone who's looking. You lead through taking a more background position, doing what needs to be done by assessing what is needed. The trap, though, is you get caught up in anticipating our needs before we express what we need. Take a chill pill. It is not as if your self-esteem needs our recognition. Or is it?
Pisces, February 19-March 19, adapting feeling (soul)
One definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly but expecting a different result. Expectations can be the bane of your existence. Expectations take you out of the present moment. Expectations cause you to keep your eye on the other guy, outside of yourself. As with the 19th-century pioneers, Louisiana Purchase and Manifest Destiny, instead of charging ahead screaming "Go West!," it is time you say, "Go Inside!" Unless you peer within, your gifts will be lost through a fundamental lack of internal consistency, similar to a pudding that spent too little time in the fridge. In the next couple of weeks, though, you can expect (it's not bad to expect in small doses) an increase of benevolent forces to come to your aid, should you ask. Paradoxically, this help shows up, yes, you've guessed it, when you least expect them to ...
Aries, March 20-April 19, initiating spiritual (fire, visionary)
You live in a state of cosmic order. Unless you are the insecure Aries that cannot help but stir things up compulsive, you know if you act from a place of pure intention, then you can stay off the road to hell. You are the proverbial noble fireman or ambulance driver. You risk your life because you know you have the skills to rescue. However, do you know how to take a behind-the-scenes stance? Can you stir up our subconscious, that is, through a certain subtlety, allowing us to come to our own answers, even when you know the answer? Wishing and hoping and dreaming is so Ani DiFranco and My Best Friend's Wedding. You act. That is, after all, what real men and women do, certainly those born at spring's beginning. Well, a little sweet tea on the front porch will do you real good, partner. Allow those wishes and hopes and dreams to steep for a spell. The time to act is coming, but it is not now.
Leo, July 23-August 22, concentrating spiritual (building your identity)
One of the brightest Leos I know took exception to being compared with Apollo and Zeus last week. I don't blame her, she's probably smarter than they are. Anyway, she prefers Sekhmet, a lioness goddess in the Egyptian pantheon. Warrior and healer, her breath was said to create the desert (now that's some hot air!). I couldn't resist. Brilliant and graceful Leos, I love you a long, long time. And those who behave like Amaterasu, I love you a long, long time, too. Amaterasu was coaxed out of a cave through a raucous laughter and mirror where she saw her reflection. Those of you Leos who reflect the joy and shining spirit in others will be loved (and respected) for a long time as well. This Japanese goddess did not immediately come out of the cave; they had to hire some of the royal court's best comedians. But it was the one who came with a mirror and jokes who got her to shine again. Message this week? Come prepared, but be ready to display your improvisational skills. Thanks, Wahabah.