No one said life was going to be fair. Some are born with unearned talents such as beauty, athleticism and excellent cognition; some are not. Some are born to wealth, some to oppression. Most haven’t the time or inclination to look for the rhyme or reason in it, but today the opposition of the sun and Saturn has us pondering the implications.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Today’s successful encounter will have absolutely nothing to do with luck. The magic occurs when you can connect the value you bring to a person’s rather specific needs and wants.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Just because you’ve killed a few plants in your time doesn’t mean you’re an enemy to vegetation. It brings you good fortune to try again. Also, establishing a connection with an animal will be lucky.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your personal experience is much more valuable than anything someone would look up on the Internet. People want the inside story from you, so share it.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Would you rather know or be surprised? You’ll have a choice. The evening features close relationships and loved ones interacting with comfortable familiarity.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll only get what you expect if you carefully outline and communicate those expectations to others. Bonus points for doing so with style and a sense of fun.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Get back in contact with that friend from long ago. There are still good times ahead of you. On a romantic note, if you make time for love, it will be abundantly there for you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You thought you were dealing with the cream of the crop, and it turns out this is the skimmed milk. All is not lost. This no-frills version may actually be a lot healthier for you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’d rather do something new and mess it up than repeat the past in the same mildly satisfying way. Being willing to take a risk will put you in line for an exciting opportunity.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Creation is one process. Analysis is another process. As long as you do not try to do them at the same time, your work will be both happy and productive.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). If you do “real,” you’re also going to have to do “I’m sorry.” There will be a lot in between the two – relationships are complex – and you’ll figure it out as you go today.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’re being offered something big, so dig in. If you bite off more than you can chew, there are many ways of dealing – and with your social savvy, you’re likely to be discreet about it at that.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Part of love and nurturing is letting go. It’s more than trusting the other person to do the right thing; it’s also respecting that they have their own “thing” quite separate from you.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY. You’ll announce your goals to a trusted few, and this act sets you on course for a fascinating year. Once you commit, there is no going back, and your friends will keep you accountable. June brings a contract. July has you thinking big and being a leader. August encourages your softer side, and you’ll share tender emotions. Libra and Cancer people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 12, 18, 26 and 29.
MOTHER’S DAY SHOPPING UNDER THE LIBRA MOON: Cosmic complications (namely Venus and Mars in opposition) suggest that family interactions could get dicey. Better get her what she wants!
Fire-sign mothers (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) like gifts that make an impact. If you give flowers, a big, audacious, colorful bouquet will be appreciated. Fire signs love to open gifts in places where many will see how appreciated and adored they are. They also love a surprise. In fact, they prefer it.
Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) want expensive gifts. They would rather have something small of quality than a gift that’s more eye-catching or trendy. They are also practical and appreciate useful gifts. These signs usually keep a running tab of things they need, and if your gift says that you’re paying attention, it means a lot.
Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) love a gift that keeps them up to date with trends, especially in technology or fashion. This sign wants to talk for a long time on Mother’s Day, too, so set aside the hours to focus exclusively on conversational fun.
Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) will let themselves get swept into the poetics and sentimentality that go along with this maternal celebration. They love getting pictures, photo albums and gifts that have to do with family traditions, legacies and ancestry.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: More than your run-of-the-mill rock star, Bono has been granted knighthood and nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. His philanthropic efforts and activism for causes such as AIDS and world hunger raised the celebrity bar for using their influence for good. His sun, Mercury and Venus in Taurus indicates a practical and down-to-earth nature with great wells of personal determination.
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