Yesterday, Neptune, the planet of dreams, ended a five-month retrograde stint through Pisces. Since Pisces is ruled by Neptune, this part of the sky is particularly charged with psychic energy now. Those who look for signs find them everywhere: in the clouds, the carpet, the foam of coffee drinks and the play lists of radio disc jockeys.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ll be jolted from a mental routine. When a thought pattern is interrupted, the incompleteness of the cycle will help you realize for the first time the automatic loop your mind has been following.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You expect much more from yourself than you would ever demand of others. You deserve your own compassion. Ease up. Allow yourself to be comfortable at the least, and perhaps even happy or indulged.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Don’t make the mistake of thinking the only reason people like you is that you contribute to making their lives better. Yes, you’re generous. But you have other inherently loveable qualities. Believe in yourself.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). If you’ve been trying to lose a bad habit and it’s not working, try replacing the habit instead. Respond to the same cues, but put a new action in place of the old one, preferably something with a similar reward.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The social vibes are strong today. As long as you’re making new friends, you may as well go for people who will enrich your life in some way. Think about what you want. Make a list and keep it in mind.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You like to stay in control of your time, but this is not always possible. Children and those who act like them have a very different perception of time than you do, and this could be an issue.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There’s an iceberg situation going on in your social life. Under the surface of a cordial exchange there is a massive implication. Stay aware of the true meaning of interactions.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’ll see the signs and read them in your own way. Others will have a different interpretation. Your way is still the best for you. Act on what you know, and you’ll be ready for the future.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Some of your friendships grow naturally, and others require constant care. You don’t mind the high-maintenance connections now because they are also highly rewarding.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll prove through your actions that you have your priorities straight. Read the best books first. Also, give your attention to the tasks that are most important to you, and to the dearly beloved people in your life.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The work you do gives people ideas. They’ll associate you with industriousness and give you more work. If you relax as expertly as you labor, you’ll get more opportunities for leisure.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Every accomplishment is comprised of several smaller accomplishments. You’ll feel unsure as to what is involved, and that’s natural. It’s the kind of thing you just have to figure out as you go.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY. Following the whimsical movement of this year’s plot, you’ll land in a different place from where you expected to be by January. This makes for an excellent story, and there’s a benefit to writing it out. December brings financial winnings. Early 2012 features passionate encounters. Your best travel times are May and August. Cancer and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 1, 24, 38 and 14.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: All new moons are fresh starts, but this week’s coincides with a total solar eclipse to bring a definite feeing of intermission. The solar eclipse is akin to a closing theater curtain and the change of light that follows signaling the audience to break between acts.
The new moon in Scorpio this week asks: How comfortable are you with not knowing? Most people find the unfamiliar scary. There are those who like to be scared, and just about everyone needs at least a little bit of this kind of excitement to feel truly alive. How much is too much? An excellent guide can deliver just the right amount of security to new ventures. The new moon in Scorpio, also called Hecate’s moon, favors finding such a guide.
Hecate is the Greek goddess of the crossroads. Her expertise is vast, ranging from potions to plants to navigation between worlds. If you feel like you’d like to jump worlds, maybe by moving, getting a new job or beginning a relationship with someone, it will bring good fortune to prepare for this jump before Hecate’s moon on Tuesday. Then, in the afternoon when the moon and the sun conjoin, do act to consciously close the last chapter and welcome the next one.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Enormous acting talent aside, Scorpio movie star Leonardo DiCaprio has also become well known and even recognized by world leaders for his sizeable contributions to environmental and animal conservation charities. Four luminaries in the globally conscious realm of Sagittarius suggests that he could follow in the footsteps of philanthropists like the late Paul Newman.
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