Libra (September 22nd to October 21st)
You may not have the most ideal conditions at work or home this week. But that doesn’t mean you have to settle or be happy with a compromise. There’s way more to life than just “sucking it up.” One way to get to better solutions this week is through showing empathy to others. You tend to focus on consideration of people, thinking of how you balance their needs with your own. Empathy, however, requires putting yourself in the other person’s shoes and feeling what they are feeling. We have manners for when we must be considerate. But we have understanding when we are compassionate. Tap into your compassion to feel what may be behind what you perceive as someone’s short shrift of you, even if it’s an unreturned hello from your normally friendly barista. Once you do that, you’re more likely to find an angle of connection to correct any slights.

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