By: Sylvia Friedman

I have enjoyed working with women for over 25 years and have learned so much from them. In turn, I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to guide them from all walks of life as I teach, “living your truth and self-love.” Since Covid-19 has brought unbelievable transformation to all of us, I want to talk about how each astrological sign can work together to help each other feel positive and strong. My hope is that this article will provide you with the kind of information that can help inspire much needed communication. There are twelve signs in the Zodiac and are categorized as Fire, Earth, Air, and Water.

Fire Signs

Aries: March 21-April 19, Leo: July 23-August 22, Sagittarius: November 22-December 21

The Motivators Of The Zodiac. They want to lead and are naturally willing to help others. They are quick thinkers who want to build, as tearing down is not their forte. Their greatest pleasure is to initiate, or guide those who may be frightened or hesitant. They can go to each other for help or instill their positive attitudes to those who want to try something new and difficult. They are independent and helping others gives them personal satisfaction. They keep you on your toes, and keep you laughing.

Earth Signs

Taurus: April 20-May 20 Virgo: August 23-September 22 Capricorn: December 22-Jan19…They believe that those who speak the truth deserve respect.They are uncomfortable with personal confrontation. Therefore, they need to think “calm and funny”. It works. They are attached to family and will work hard and live happily in a stable and peaceful home. Safety is their answer and they will respond beautifully to those who can eliminate their fear. They have practical minds and strive for perfection. They are kind and will be there for you to reduce your stress.

Air Signs

Gemini: May21-June 21, Libra: September 23-October 22, Aquarius: January 20-February 18

The thinkers of the Zodiac. Emotions tend to scare air signs. They are very logical, smart, and creative. The future is what they look toward, and they have great ideas. They cannot build mountains out of molehills, as this anxiety can affect their making intelligent choices. Listen to them, and their self-esteem will grow.

Water Signs

Cancer: June 21-July 22, Scorpio: October 23-November 21, Pisces: February 19-March 20

They need to learn that it’s important to give AND RECEIVE. Water signs are hardworking and determined. They are there for you and will fight for what they believe and make it happen. They tend to get overwhelmed by their sensitivity. Humor tends to help them. Water signs may not ask for attention, but they definitely enjoy it. Their hearts are big, and they will be there for you, but they need to remember to ask for what they want. It feels good.

The one consistent message that flows through this article is the importance of nurturing and preserving your individuality. No one can say that it’s easy to live in a complicated world where struggle always seems to be around the corner. The only deliverance we can count on is our ability to maintain our courage and believe in ourselves. Here’s to a healthy and productive 2021!

Sylvia Friedman Bio

For over 25 years, Sylvia Friedman has been changing people’s lives – one TRUTH at a time.

As a motivational speaker, intuitive coach and celebrated author, she not only sees the truth in others; she helps them discover it themselves. From the hallways of neighborhood housing projects, to the boardrooms of Chicago’s top companies, to college classrooms around the world, Sylvia has guided individuals from all walks of life on a journey of self-awareness and acceptance with her signature blend of comedy, candor and compassion.


A graduate of Northwestern University’s journalism and theatre programs, Sylvia has been featured on many media outlets, including Oprah, Donohue, 190 North, Lifetime, Fox, WGN, WLS and WJBC.

She is a proud recipient of an Inspired Award from Today’s Chicago Woman magazine, and her book, The Stars in Your Family: Relationships between Parents and Children (Hay House), is in its 5th printing.

Visit Sylvia’s website at to view client comments and read how Sylvia has helped others find the TRUTH.

For private consultations, to schedule a workshop, entertainment or engage a powerful speaker/guest, contact Sylvia at 773-612-9484 or

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