Like the cowardly lion of “The Wizard of Oz,” the Leo moon is sometimes filled with bravado and false pride; other times, he’s tearful and shaking from fear. At his best, he embodies both sides of that coin, feeling the fear and drawing on whatever resources can be found inside, be they foolish or ferocious, to face it head on.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). It gets very boring if everyone thinks the same. There will be lively discussions around the table. Extreme differences of opinion keep everyone thinking, arguing, living.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Those who need you will get the best of your attention while the one who wants you waits patiently. When you’re not sure how much to reveal, say less.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Because you are conscious of all you say to the world, you’ll be able to control that message to a great degree. The nonverbal part will be the most informative.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). If you were a movie today, you would be rated G. You will present yourself in a way that is appropriate for all audiences. Your target audience includes males and females ages 0 and up.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll be delving into artistic areas that are difficult to describe to anyone who isn’t directly involved in the process. Trust your instincts in this regard. You’ll have an excellent sense of what works.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Turn up the chill factor, and feel great about it. Relaxation is a basic need, so why should you feel guilty about wanting to rest in style? A decent mattress or a comfortable pair of slippers would be a worthy investment.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You may feel that you don’t have the tools or knowledge necessary to accomplish what you want. This may be true, but what is stopping you from attaining them? It will be easier than you think.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You may feel like you can’t move from a situation, but you’re not really stuck, either. There’s a good reason why you’re in your current position. Now you’ll be objective and analytical about getting out of it, too.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You will be tempted to take on only the jobs you know you can do well. But you are capable of much more than you think. Say “yes” to a task that’s certain to make you stretch.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It’s precisely because you are confident that you feel free to change your appearance. You realize that the outside doesn’t matter as much as the inside, and you experiment accordingly.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Today’s worries aren’t real; they’re just a feeling that you’ve become used to conjuring. Stop worrying, and you will suddenly realize there is nothing to worry about.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There’s something to be gained from talking to yourself in the mirror. Your opinion of yourself will catch on. So declare yourself attractive, clever and vital to the action. The rest of the world will declare it, too.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY. Amazing things happen this year because you follow the instinct to show up, ready to join in the fun. A willing attitude opens doors. So even if you don’t think you’re ready, go anyway. You’ll make a fantastic pitch in January and win a coveted role in the process. You and a friend succeed together in March. Scorpio and Gemini people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 1, 23, 38 and 2.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “My grown daughter has racked up credit card charges talking to a psychic. She’s now in the habit of talking to this person once a week. I like going to fortunetellers once in a while, but this seems ridiculous. How can I convince her that it’s unnecessary?”
Not only does it sound unnecessary, but it also may be a sign that your daughter is experiencing emotional troubles beyond what the average fortuneteller can help her with. It’s one thing to want to know about the future and quite another to feel dependent on another person to navigate daily life. Try to find out what is causing your daughter to feel so insecure about her future. It may also be that the psychic is stirring up these doubts and nurturing an unhealthy relationship with your daughter for financial gain. If this seems to be the case, do everything in your power to sever this tie. You say your daughter is grown, but if you have any influence over her, you will be helping her a great deal by steering her away from harmful, dishonest arrangements.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: “Les Miserables” star Amanda Seyfried is a fiery Sagittarius who excels at co-creating new worlds with her artistic counterparts. Whether the fairytale land of “Red Riding Hood” or a musical version of 19th-century France, Sagittarian entertainers are especially enthusiastic about projects that take them to time periods and locations that are vastly different from the experience of normal life.
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