Motivational guru Jim Rohn said, “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” Boxer Mike Tyson said, “Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth.” To plan or not to plan? That is the question as the moon shifts from Leo to Virgo.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Small actions matter. So if you really don’t know how to make a big decision at this point, maybe it’s not a big decision you need to make. Minor improvements will completely freshen up your scene.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You have the witty repartee, the put-together look and the stylish ride. Or if you don’t, it seems to other people that this is the case, so enjoy their envious attention.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There’s a complicated balance of power where you work. That’s the reason why some people don’t accept blame that’s clearly theirs to deal with. Think over your next move before you make it.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Dreams that stretch your mind will help you prepare for tomorrow’s new moon. Imagine a life outside of today’s norms. New eyes make all things possible.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Strange opportunities arise. When you feel like saying “no,” just say it. Settling for anything you’re offered is unwise for one so busy creating a bright tomorrow of your specifications.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Impossible demands may be made of you today. You can’t magically conjure up what you don’t have, but you can ask around to see whether anyone will help you out.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll show up and touch base, share ideas and swap resources. You’ll offer support both tangible and intangible. Your friends and colleagues will be reminded why you’re such a good person to know.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Most changes are not really for the better, but for the “different.” So don’t worry too much about how things will turn out. Instead, appreciate what’s new about them.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You will perfect the art of half-relaxing. You’ll be loose enough to enjoy yourself, but sharp enough to spring into action and handle whatever needs it.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Love makes you do embarrassing things that for some reason you are not embarrassed by at the time of action. Later, you may be surprised at decisions made under the influence of amore.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Words can be tricky. Speaking the same native tongue doesn’t always mean that you speak the same language. Someone will be confused by communication that makes perfect sense to you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). If you’re indecisive, you risk that someone else will nab the success you hope to achieve. And yet, it is more foolish to act when you’re unsure. Trust and wait.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY. Your mental vision is magical. You’ll dream of a different kind of life, and there’s no reason to limit yourself; barriers dissolve over the next 10 weeks. Someone makes an investment in you in January. You’ll improve your health and strength in February. A special honor for your hard work comes in May. Cancer and Gemini people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 10, 3, 1, 33 and 25.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: “I’ve tried to make it as an entertainer for several years with varying degrees of success. After a long dry period, I decided to go back to school and study biology. I now have a job in a laboratory, and I love what I do. Suddenly, I get called to film a television pilot. What should I do? I thought my acting days were over! I was born on April 30, 1976.”
What a wonderful problem to have. Energetically, you moved on, but your other love (the love of entertaining) wants you back. If your two career choices were a dating problem instead, what would you do? Could you casually date two different people to see where things lead? This may go against your down-to-earth Taurus nature. And since you have your moon and Jupiter in Taurus, too, you prefer the secure feeling of knowing where you stand. But Venus in Aries indicates that you’re willing to take risks when the time is right, and the time is right now. If you have to take a leave of absence at your current job to film the pilot, chances are you will be able to come back, free of regrets, to the same job without adverse consequence.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: The colorful career and interests of Sagittarius entertainer Margaret Cho keep the world guessing. This celebrated comedian, human rights activist, fashion designer, belly dancer and tattooed beauty will continue to develop and define herself and her art in new ways. Sagittarians are known for their broad and vibrant interests.
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