Quantum physicists insist that the material world is a trick of the senses. Still, it’s hard to disagree with the impact of, say, the wall you’re banging your head against. A seemingly futile pursuit may remind you of this fact as Jupiter prepares to challenge a conjunction of Mercury, Mars and Neptune. Take breaks to renew your perspective.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Hopefully you’re not trying to hide or slip under the radar, because that won’t work out for you today. You’ll command the spaces you inhabit. Everyone will know where you are and respond in kind.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). From time to time, you get so busy that you can’t watch your favorite shoes, read your magazines or talk to friends. Later, you’ll luxuriate in the resulting buildup of information and entertainment.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). If your outsides don’t match your insides, don’t worry; you’re not alone. Everyone pretends to some degree. It’s the way of all social animals. You will navigate the complexities of this behavior quite well today.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). The prospect of unpredictable interactions may scare you. Just know that your desire to control what happens is normal. Futile, but normal. Truly wonderful things will happen when you relax into an improvisational mode.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll be in a staring contest with a metaphorical or actual blank page. The very fact that you can sense the eyeball of said page is proof that it’s not really blank, after all. There’s something inside it, awaiting your discovery.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ll be prone to impulsiveness and could channel this in an extremely positive way by putting yourself in low-risk situations that call for fast decisions – like ordering food at a restaurant or picking out books at the library.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There are givers, and there are takers. Some people you like very much fall into the “takers” category, and there is no denying it. You’re wise to go into every interaction knowing what you are and are not willing to part with.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Once your basic needs are met, it’s easy to see everything else as bonus luck. You recognize the extras as treats instead of taking them for granted, and so your fortunes multiply.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll be in just the mood to entertain silly suggestions and ridiculous dares. Also, you will find out that the friends you consider to be your best feel the same way about you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Avoid accepting someone else’s purpose as your own. Happiness is knowing your reasons. Happiness and satisfaction depend on your ability to answer this question: Why?
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Success depends on many factors, but attitude is the most important one today. Your uncanny ability to stay focused and flexible at the same time will help now, too.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The saying goes that you can never have too many friends. But beyond a certain number, how could you possibly spend time with them all? Keep reaching out to new people anyhow. You’ll do together what you couldn’t do alone.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY. You’ll aim high and for reasons much larger than your own personal gain. This month will present a tough decision. Make things easy on yourself. Trying to be perfect is futile. You’ll be accepted and celebrated for being exactly who you are. Invest in a hobby, and it pays you back. July features a romantic proposal. Sagittarius and Pisces people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 24, 3, 13 and 50.
GOOD OMENS: Some omens are endowed with the strength of many believers. Here are a few that have been handed down through the ages.
Birdie Blessings: Ever been the lucky recipient of bird droppings from the sky? This messy little situation heralds a stroke of fortune that will far outweigh the inconvenience.
Four-Leaf Clovers: This natural oddity is both rare and attainable, which makes searching for four-leaf clovers such an addictive quest. It has been estimated that there is one four-leaf anomaly for every 10,000 three-leaf clovers. So it stands to reason that if you hang in there long enough and have keen eyesight, you eventually will find what you’re looking for – which is the perfect metaphor for most of your heart’s desires. Persistence will win out.
Shooting Stars: These beautiful sparkling trails are not really stars at all, but chunks of space rock that burn up when they hit Earth’s atmosphere. Space rubble is constantly colliding with Earth’s atmosphere to the tune of millions of particles a day. But we only see the evidence in the dark of night when we’re being especially observant. Perhaps it’s the high level of attention we are giving the sky that makes such an event feel remarkably lucky.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: No stranger to tough neighborhoods and bullying, Chris Rock used his childhood pain as motivation to become one of the world’s most successful comedians. A humor so uninhibited takes courage and a unique point of view, which are two Aquarian strengths. Rock was born when the sun, Mercury and Venus were all in Aquarius and the moon was in fiery Aries.
If you would like to write to Holiday Mathis, please go to www.creators.com and click on “Write the Author” on the Holiday Mathis page, or you may send her a postcard in the mail.