Happy vernal equinox! This is one of two days in the entire year in which the sun and the moon share the day equally. In other words, day and night are equal lengths, and by extension, there is a feeling of balance in all things. Many will find just what yins their yang (or yangs their yin, as the case may be). Simply put, it all works out.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Do not divvy up work that you can do alone. Shared work will lead to unforeseen complications. Who needs more problems? Instead, do it yourself, and then reward and treat yourself for a job well done.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). What you do publicly will boost the membership of your fan club. Keep in mind, though, that this will only be successful if you spend a good deal of time in preparation.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll have to turn someone down, but you’ll do so in the nicest possible way. This takes planning and maybe even rehearsing in the mirror, but it’s worth it, as it keeps relationships in relatively good standing.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You have a busy schedule, and you’ll probably even have a chunk of work that needs to get done tonight. Or does it? Consider that some things can wait till morning.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). If two people aren’t balancing on the seesaw, one has to move closer to the other. Such is the way it works in relationships today. One person needs to move in and close the gap so both can feel playful.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). When you’re around people you don’t necessarily like, you may try to be nice – or even fake being nice – because it’s the civil thing to do. Get some distance quick, though, because pretending too long is harmful to all.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The tasks at hand will have you feeling grateful for the vitality you possess and may also have you wishing for an even more vigorous physiology, which is definitely within your reach, as well.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’re like a turtle today, and there are parts of the day in which the best, most appropriate thing to do is protect yourself and hide in your shell. But when the danger is past, you’ll have to stick your neck out.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll get special attention. You may not think you’ve earned it, but rest assured you deserve to enjoy it. So when you hear sweet words whispered in your ear, believe them.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There are those in your close vicinity whose moods are unpredictable. Don’t let them snag you into one of the bad ones. The best way is not to engage. Arguments stop when you don’t argue back.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Focusing on who you are in the moment is more powerful than focusing on who you should be. What would you be doing if you knew that who you “should be” is exactly who you are right now?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You set an example for others, and they usually follow it. When they don’t, you stand up for your beliefs. Because of this, you’re a person whom others admire.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY. Your inner determination is super-strong, and you have what it takes to be successful at a highly competitive or improbable endeavor. In May, you’ll learn what you need to know to do a job better or even be the best around at it. July brings financial relief. September is your chance to unify your family or a team. Virgo and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 49, 28, 13 and 32.
MOLEOMANCY SPECIAL: See the archives for information on birthmarks and moles anywhere on the body above the abdomen. Continuing on down the body . . .
Left Abdomen: This birthmark signifies a talent for cultivating an atmosphere of security, comfort and belonging. Many benefit from the care the owner of this mark provides, as long as the care is genuinely needed and appreciated. This mark also signifies a need to ward against codependence.
Right Abdomen: This birthmark indicates an insatiable appetite for love and adoration and a willingness to go to great lengths to fulfill romantic aims.
Middle Abdomen: Family ties are first and foremost to the person with this birthmark. Personal success and the success of loved ones are so intertwined that on an emotional level they are practically interchangeable.
Left Back: The journey is one of being changed by responsibility. Heroism is indicated.
Right Back: This birthmark indicates a willingness to do the hard thing and the right thing instead of the convenient thing.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Few have had a more positive impact on children’s media than the gentle-spirited Fred Rogers. This ordained minister had a simple message, “Love yourself and others.” At a time when children’s programming was limited to cartoon violence, he pleaded with government officials for a better way. Rogers’ natal sun, moon, Mercury and Pisces were all in Pisces, the sign of empathy.
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