TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Though there may be a ton of talkative back-and-forth whirring through your immediate social environment (which I hope you are playing your participatory part in), Taurus, it cannot begin to take into account the much more promising developments just now awakening inside you. Like a modest hole-in-the-ground which vents steam from down-below, a barely-revealing sign of the major geological workings transpiring beneath the surface, you're only giving off the faintest traces of what's germinating inside you… in part because it hasn't yet sprouted sufficiently enough for even you to know how to articulate it, and in part because the stuff that everybody else is gabbing about only superficially addresses (if at all) what you believe really matters. This combination of factors holds the potential of causing you problems, alas, if you don't continue following last week's guidance about not being so serious: You're caught between (1) being able to identify what 'falls short' in others' tales and (2) being unable to synthesize your critiques into coherent arguments while situated in a not especially-opportune moment to disrupt the cursory pleasantness. Please know your problematic potential is only heightened by Mars's arrival in your 7th this week… a placement likely to stir greater-than-usual interpersonal discontent or conflict such that, even when you're 'nice', you might rub others wrong in the weeks to come. But from the inside looking out, at least, your future's feeling pretty bright.
SCORPIO (October 23-November 21): Things are about to pop off around this place! Planets are moving into new places that are power-positions for you, Scorpio! Last week, the great-expander Jupiter arrived to your solar 10th (the career/public-achievement house) to stay through mid-next-year… and now this week (on Fri Jul 25), your ruling action-dude Mars finally makes his way out of the 12th-house muddle and back home to your sign, where he remains for the next seven weeks. Both developments together radically alter your interface with the outside world: Expect 'under the radar' or 'behind the scenes' to give way to your suddenly attracting a whole lot more attention, the good and the less-favorable. And of course, this won't happen merely as a passive matter-of-circumstance, but because you are suddenly ready to step in and step up, move forward and never look back (though it only appears 'sudden' to the rest of us, when in fact you've been building up to this moment for months). As this latest power-chapter now kicks off, your first few noticeably significant steps could come off somewhat overeager, uppity, and/or abrasive—though, that said, I'm not certain you therefore ought to moderate yourself. (After all this biding-your-time, you justifiably may not give a fuck.) All in all, though, this period between now and mid-September is your prime 2014 moment to really get things going across all sectors of your life. Thanks to Saturn, there will be significant consequences, good and/or less-favorable, based on how purposefully or pointlessly you use this time.