May 21 – June 20
In the Art of War, Sun Tzu emphasizes the importance of being strong enough in military and political leadership that one does not have to actually fight. Great advantages are to be had from following this teaching in your personal or business life.
June 21 – July 22
Today’s the day you become who you are. You should immediately begin to spend a reasonable amount of energy moving away from the uncomfortable “shoulds” of your everyday life. Invest in developing your sense of identity and passionate values, discovering the uncharted territory of your hidden powers, and tilling the fertile soils of your highest aspirations and ideals.
July 23 – August 22
Right now you have the good fortune to possess a wealth of hidden inspiration. This may be in the form of an empowering playlist, a crazy idea, a secret recipe, or an unsent love letter. Nothing will be more helpful than sharing this valuable, enriching experience with a deserving associate.
August 23 – September 22
Chances are you’re in the incipient stages of developing an important project. The value of collaboration at this point cannot be understated; seek the input of a trusted and diverse team.
September 23 – October 22
There is an opportunity available to you that you would be wise to take, but not half-heartedly. The greatest benefits will come from a passionate, authentic commitment. For the coming weeks, consider yourself an investor in opportunity, a master of your own luck, a connoisseur of responsible risk.
October 23 – November 21
If someone were to create a museum of your life, what would it hold? At this time in your life, your personal history and identity holds a great deal of importance for understanding where you come from and where you’re going. Affirming and appreciating your roots will be very rewarding in the coming weeks.
November 22 – December 21
Right now you have a heightened appreciation for all things strange, unique, and creative. Engage this whimsical spirit with unusual experimental activities, such as midnight rooftop picnics or hula hoop drum circles.
December 22 – January 19
Have you ever spread beneficent gossip? Left pennies heads-up on a playground? Right now is an excellent time to nourish your karmic score with generous sprinklings of such Random Acts of Kindness.
January 20 – February 18
Have you ever tried to explain a feeling you didn’t have a word for? We can borrow impressively expressive words from other languages, including “schadenfreude” (German: joy in another’s suffering) and “amae” (Japanese: indulgent dependency). Your understanding of yourself will benefit greatly from thinking along these lines in defining complex emotions related to important areas of your life.
February 19 – March 20
How much time and energy do you spend on explaining why you are unable to achieve a much-desired goal? Maybe you conjure explanations about limited time or other obstacles. Now is an excellent time to channel that energy toward overcoming said obstacles and developing ideas that will pave, rather than block, the path to your goal.
March 21 – April 19
Several novel challenges are on your immediate horizon. Now is a pragmatic time to apply the power of the optimistic assumption that your problem-solving skills will serve you well, that you are infinitely able to learn and adapt, and that others will help you along the way. Any other perspective will threaten the success of your efforts.
April 20 – May 20
Some guitar teachers will play with their non-dominant hand to get a feel for what it’s like for their students who have never played before. In the coming weeks, you would do well to learn from this enactment of empathy. You will be most effective in your interpersonal endeavors if you go out of your way to understand others struggles.