Oh lord, this is totally how my last few days have gone. Eerily so. Long story short: on the good side, successfully drove to, around, and back from the nearest big city to me by myself for the first time without getting hopelessly lost or crying like I did in December. Only took me 4 months of weekly practice to get to that point. HUZZAH! On the bad side, had an extremely nasty hours-long blowout with my mother after her crazy erupted all over me. The insults got particularly memorable this time, including wishing I was a boy so I'd be more obedient. (I promptly thought of how the few dudes in my gene pool have not been known for keeping their tempers, and was mentally laughing my head off.)
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A reappearance of certain ethical concerns is beckoning you back from the frontiers of consciousness, where I essentially encouraged you to wander about in last week's horoscope… but whether the content of this call is one which ought to be considered as seriously as it would have you believe, or whether it's a zombie-like apparition of some former guiding-principle that no longer serves your growing interests, remains to be seen. You are presently caught, Taurus, between (1) taking magnificent, life-expanding advantage of this still-fledgling freedom you've recently claimed for yourself and (2) bowing to firm strictures that were instilled in you long ago, clearly stipulating specific behaviors are allowed and disallowed, which are threatened by the encroachment of these new desires of yours that fall either in the grey area or decidedly within the long-standing 'disallowed' category. In other words, what you have been taught and/or strongly believed in the past may, or may not, be getting in the way of your evolution. And pretending this moral dilemma doesn't exist will not make it go away. Instead, you must approach the familiar belief as a debater might: testing its soundness, listening for cracks and internal contradictions, posing tricky questions that reveal its shakier links in logic, and arguing with whichever of its facets seems to prohibit your growth in that frontiersy direction. Only after participating in this debate to its rational conclusion can you know for sure whether this certain tenet of your philosophical worldview need be overthrown, in order for your evolutionary freedom to triumph.
SCORPIO (October 23-November 21): The words are dense, with power. They are not merely about what their dictionary definitions denote, but hold a surprising amount of unfinished psychological business that even their speaker may be largely unaware of. Therefore, do not take them merely at face value—though that is not to imply anybody is necessarily being deceptive or insincere, if they aren't wholly conscious their longings or discontentments or fears are saturating their supposedly simple statements or requests. Do not neglect to pause, in your rush to get something moving quickly ahead, to consider why this person said it quite the way they did… and what else they may be conveying, something you'll miss if you don't stay in tune. And do not neglect to acknowledge the dense power of your own words, Scorpio, to inadvertently wound or devalue, should your temper be set off by not immediately finding what you'd expected to find… or, on the contrary, to lift somebody up, by investing them with the earnest esteem all our human interactions deserve, no matter how perfunctory the topic or busy our schedule.
See what I mean?