Astrology GIFs for the Week of March 23, 2015

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Acclimate yourself to new situations and personal transformations brought about by last week’s unusually potent cosmic triad (equinox, new moon, and solar eclipse). Use this week to settle in.

Aries (March 21–April 19)

Mars and the sun in your first house combine to make your personality much more dominant than usual. You’ll fight for your rights under this influence, and won’t let anyone take anything away from you — but you’ll only fight if somebody attacks you first.

Taurus (April 20–May 20)

Get in touch with your subconscious and try to see how your actions could run counter to your conscious intentions. This is a good time to look back over the year and see how you’ve managed your life. You might need to be alone now, to reflect in peace and quiet. If you feel upset, refrain from confrontations with others: Instead, confront yourself.

Gemini (May 21–June 20)

Enlist the help of groups to get things done; don’t work alone. Socialize extensively and study the people you associate with. Friendships and other relationships are important to you now, and you should examine the role they play in your life.

Cancer (June 21–July 22)

This transit arouses your ambition. Find an independent project that requires your individual initiative. You aren’t likely to be very tolerant of others’ authority now, and conflicts with co-workers may arise if they feel threatened by your efforts to get ahead. Try to remain reasonably conscious of others’ interests, and you’ll achieve success.

Leo (July 23–August 22)

Broaden your horizons through study, unfamiliar experiences, and travel. Strive to make even the most trivial encounter a positive learning experience. It doesn’t matter whether you’re studying for practical purposes or for enjoyment, as long as it stimulates your intellect and broadens your perspective. The same function can be served by doing things that are different from your usual routine. Engage your curiosity and explore the world with a sense of wonder.

Virgo (August 23–September 22)

Either through a direct conflict or indirect influence, you may encounter someone who has a powerful effect on you. Your interaction will cause a psychological transformation to occur, so be prepared to challenge the way you understand yourself.

Libra (September 23–October 22)

Conflict can be creative, because it forces you to examine your own position more thoroughly and thus become more self-aware. Now is the time when repressed grievances can be brought out into the open. Try to compromise, if you can.

Scorpio (October 23–November 21)

You will take considerable pride in your efficiency during this transit. The best way to handle this planetary energy is to find plenty of work and do it. Begin a program of rigorous physical activity and avoid any situation that is not good for your health. Above all, don’t keep frustrations bottled up inside — you are likely to become ill if you do.

Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)

Now you feel free to express yourself and to be yourself. You’re not especially interested in dominating others (although you are capable of it), but you will vigorously oppose anyone who tries to prevent you from doing what you want. In love, this transit heightens the physical sex drive — you know what you want and will try to get it.

Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

If someone else in the home has a different point of view about things, you may have problems in coming to an agreement now. Make an effort to get along if you want to avoid domestic strife.

Aquarius (January 20–February 18)

This transit turns your attention toward your immediate surroundings and increases your interaction with friends, neighbors, relatives, and business associates — the people you deal with every day. Examine the way you handle these casual (but important) relationships. Clear communications should be one of your goals now. Instead of always talking, try to listen.

Pisces (February 19–March 20)

Your desire to have possessions is rather strong at this time, and you may be inclined to make unwise and impulsive purchases. You’re doing this to gratify your ego, not to get something you need. This transit often brings wasteful spending.

David Scoroposki is a professional astrologer working in New York City. GIF reporting by Maggie Lange

Astrology GIFs for the Week of March 23, 2015