Even though playful Leo energy is in the air, heavier aspects remind you that life is not all fun and games. The way to be dutiful without pain and resentment is to condition yourself for duty. Do something you don’t want to do. Avoid going soft. Be noble about it, or do it because you don’t want people to talk ill of you. Whatever your reason, do it.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Sometimes you don’t realize until you are deep into a task that it’s really not worthy of you. However, you’ll be better off for fulfilling your obligation (unless of course it’s morally wrong to do so) before you bail.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The wonderful feeling in your heart has to do with the convergence of several small and happy things. This might be difficult to explain to anyone, but your big smile makes people “get it” right away.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You may have to deal with teenagers or adults with arrested development that has kept them in those painful years long past the time when others have been released from them.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll be taking on tasks next week that will render you absolutely clueless. So if you don’t have a mentor or if your mentor is no longer active in your life, it’s time to get a new one.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Before you pour your attention and affection into one person, make sure this person is someone who can appreciate you and is at least somewhat deserving of all you’re likely to contribute in your current generous mode.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Avoid introspection. When it comes to the subject of you, today you are the very least qualified person to chime in on the matter. Let other people be your mirrors.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll have some thorough conversations – maybe too thorough. Nitty-gritty details could bog down your message, so leave those out and get to the main entertainment.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It’s hard for those who go to school or who work with others to understand this, but participating in groups is a skill that many people don’t have. Your compassion will be required.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The popular culture may have little to offer for your enrichment now. Seek amusement off the beaten path. Ironically, this will ultimately promote a piece of work that will eventually become mainstream.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It’s strange how we sometimes forget to acknowledge the very people who try hardest to please us, but it happens. Today is about making amends for any oversights that might have occurred.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Learning people’s names and getting them right the first time will be essential to your success. It’s one of those simple things that separate the winners from second place.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’ll benefit from another person’s success because you have been an integral part of it. Don’t think for a minute that you don’t deserve all that’s coming to you.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: Honor your instincts. Accurately predicting how others will act is a skill of yours that you’ll lean on often this year, and it will lead you to money and love. There’s a child who needs you, and you’ll spend some of your best time and energy helping. October is romantic and fanciful. Turn your living arrangement around in November. Virgo and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 2, 22, 49 and 16.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “I’m the mother of an extremely shy Aquarius. How can I get her to open up? She’s 8, and I would have thought that by now she would have made a few friends in school, but she seems like the loneliest child on the planet. I thought Aquarius was supposed to be a friendly sign.”
Be patient. Popularity ebbs and flows through the Aquarian lifetime. Aquarians are typically friend-attractors. They are not always the friendliest people, but they often attract the most friends anyhow – for reasons other than having stellar social skills. They are interesting, free-spirited, accepting and very concerned about society as a whole, and many people fall in love with that part of the Aquarian spirit.
Grade school-aged children are often afraid of anyone who is different until that person has shown signs of being safe to approach. Teach your young Aquarius to be socially proactive, initiating communication, listening to others, smiling, making eye contact and laughing. Smiling and laughing often at home will help your Aquarius get in the habit.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Cheerleader, model and brand ambassador Kylie Jenner is the younger half-sister of the Kardashian sisters and a Leo with the natural inclination to entertain. However, her chart also reveals a shy side. Her moon in Scorpio reveals a love/hate relationship with publicity and suggests that she likes to be in control of every aspect related to persona and image.
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