Venus, a.k.a. the Queen of Hearts, has but a few hours left to traverse the wonderland of Virgo. In a severe mood, she could still get in one last “off with their heads.” Venus in Virgo loves to prune the superfluous, though she should turn her sheers to love’s rose garden instead of making assumptions about other people’s heads.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). The clarity you have now will lead you to make sound decisions. You breezily compartmentalize information, tasks, emotions and any other input that comes your way. This ability is a rare gift.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The different questions you have all seem to lead to the same answer again and again. It’s a good indication that you are resisting the truth in some way. Why don’t you want to hear it?
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). People want to be near you now, and if they don’t get the chance, they will be disappointed. Be aware of those around you and the popularity you might wield with them.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Playing all day would be a fun option, but unfortunately, your many responsibilities prevent it. This is one of those days when you actually think about what else you would be doing if you weren’t such a mature person.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The emotions run hot around you. Perhaps people are responding to your passion. The words spoken from a defensive person will be more extreme than the person actually feels. Calm people are more likely to be sincere.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You will get your needs met without any kind of aggression whatsoever. The requests you make are so of-the-moment that you don’t need a method or rule for asking. You’ll do what feels right.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If you have someone to whom you are willing to confess the foolish things you do (and who doesn’t do foolish things?), then count yourself among the blessed: You love and are loved.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). A culture is being created around you as you hang around the same people every day. Maybe you’re not entirely thrilled with it, but you’ll look back later and call these times “the good old days.”
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). People say they don’t need drama in their lives, but they sure do love to buzz about the drama in other people’s lives. Your own interesting tidbits will get plenty of attention now (unless you keep things under wraps).
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’re in another one of your curious and experimental moods. It’s the perfect time to dabble, as you only half-want things. Avoid concrete promises, and stick to the sparkling fantasy of vague notions.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’re constantly filtering your thoughts – claiming this one, heaping that one onto the rejection pile. Some rejected thoughts will wiggle out of the pile and back into your consciousness. You’ll file them differently this time around.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your mind is in expansion mode, and your mouth is still trying to catch up. It’s like part of you is working on inventing the new language you will be speaking in the next phase of your life.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY. Your love is returned! This will start your new solar cycle off on a harmonious note. You’re getting really savvy in your financial, political and professional dealings. September sees you in the ultimate negotiating position. October is pure fun. You’ll grow through taking personal responsibility in November and May. Sagittarius and Aries people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 24, 38, 1 and 18.
OUT WITH THE OLD: Venus changes suit tomorrow. Here’s how to celebrate, honor or wash your hands of your current state before the inevitable happens and everything changes. ARIES: Pick the one thing you don’t want anymore in your love life, and vow to cut it out. It’s likely this is a bad communication habit. TAURUS: Take your mother’s advice. GEMINI: Snap a picture of life as usual in your current state of heart. CANCER: Vow to make sacred time for yourself and then keep your promise. LEO: Shop — especially for the basics. VIRGO: Draw up a new plan for dealing with gossipy friends. LIBRA: Schedule time with the person you really want to be with instead of taking what comes. SCORPIO: Write about the past few weeks. Your thoughts on paper might surprise you. SAGITTARIUS: Alter the feng shui of your home. CAPRICORN: Model the behavior you want to see from your nearest and dearest. AQUARIUS: Purge your closets of all the things that remind you of a past you don’t want to keep holding on to. PISCES: Reach out to the ones you haven’t talked to in a while, and update them on your current status.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Hollywood’s current “it” girl Jennifer Lawrence has the truly rare gift of being completely real in unreal circumstances. It seems that nothing can throw this Leo off her center – not even tripping on her gown or Jack Nicholson popping into her Oscar night interview. Her every move makes fans fall more deeply in love with her. Lawrence was born when the moon was in quick-witted Gemini.
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