Neptune and Mercury inspire imaginative discourse. But before we get too carried away, the sun and Mars have a good suggestion: The truth is simplest. Even kind little white lies will be more trouble than they are worth. It’s hard enough to remember the real details that spin out of a moment; the false ones are nearly impossible to keep track of.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ll be praised for your volunteer work. And then after the praise, you’ll still be responsible for certain results. If that’s the fun part for you, then you’ve definitely volunteered for the right thing!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your values are slightly different from those of the other people around you today, but you don’t have to change. Focus on the many ways you are alike, and you’ll be influential.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). A hypochondriac will read a list of symptoms and start to identify with a number of them, believing himself or herself to be afflicted. Then again, so will a normal person at this impressionable juncture.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Today’s project looks more complex than it really is. Don’t give yourself too much time for this, or you’ll investigate the wrong paths. Limit your time frame, and you’ll figure out how to keep it simple.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Very soon the spotlight will swing back around to you. Take advantage of this time. You still have the privacy and peace you need in order to reinvent yourself and hone your act.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Accepted changes are so much more graceful than the ones we resist. If you can get to acceptance quickly, do it. Tonight, ask yourself the probing questions, and then answer them in a journal.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The main fun will be in the accounting you do today. It’s exciting to see how far you’ve come. Try to focus yourself there. Don’t look at goals that are too far off; just look at the next one and the next one.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Ailments of the soul require a special healing balm called “faith.” Faith can do miraculous things, and you’re in just the place to let go and give it a fighting chance.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Because you do what you say you’ll do, you’ll earn respect, as well as a few new friends and fans. Tonight offers the opportunity to invest in your mind.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There’s a danger of being too tame this weekend and letting yourself get bored or, worse, boring. Remember that exciting relationships are spicy, and go a bit animal while you’re at it.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The program that you think is working so well for others may not be working as well as it seems. Dig deeper. Also, this isn’t a good day for committing yourself. Do more research.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). What you consider to be a less than thrilling prospect might be like gold to someone else, so why not hand it off? You have better things to do – like go for what you really want.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY. Your inner reserves of strength will be matched by outside sources. Ask for help, and you’ll understand. Next month brings a financial breakthrough. A longstanding friendship or sibling relationship will influence the action in September. November features many hot dates and an exciting advancement at work. Capricorn and Cancer people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 2, 11, 28 and 15.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: “How can a 45-year-old divorcee compete on the dating scene? I’m a Sagittarius who wants to remarry, but all of the men my age seem to be getting together with women in their 20s and 30s. What is my edge as a Sagittarius? Also, do you have any advice for my online dating profile?”
First off, focusing on what others are doing is a waste for someone as unique as you. Your new motto: “Keep your eyes on your own paper.” The other relationships in the world are irrelevant when you’re fully engaged in the moment and the person you’re focused on. That breezy attitude is what’s necessary for flirting and fun, which should be the basis of your dating life.
Sagittarius is always best when leading with curiosity. Because you take the time to wonder and observe, you wind up understanding your partners and the world in a way that’s all you. People aren’t often tended to in this way, and your gift for making others feel important is irresistibly attractive. More strengths: your passion, worldliness and spontaneity. Your open mind is also significant, and it helps you cast a wider net in terms of your online search. Best of luck!
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Gisele Bundchen recently replaced Kate Moss as the face of international fashion brand Stuart Weitzman, one of several brands the supermodel represents. This mother of two was born when the sun and Mercury were both in the maternal home base of Cancer. The saucy, sensual Scorpio moon is no surprise, either!
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