The excitement is just getting started. The transit of Venus, the love goddess of the zodiac, into Sagittarius, the sign of robust fortunes, foreign travel and expansion, is an extremely positive omen for relationships. Don your best look, which undoubtedly includes a confident smile, and mingle a bit. Your fortunes will expand with your network.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You share your experiences, and not because you like to hear your own voice or because you enjoy telling the story, but because you want people to know you understand them. You’ve been there.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Don’t withdraw the niceties just because they don’t seem to garner the proper response. Your loved ones will look back and appreciate how well you cared for them, even if they currently are forgetting their manners.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Do you believe that to impress anyone new you have to put on a facade? Well, that’s not entirely true, although you are correct in assuming that not every aspect of your personality is appropriate to highlight in a first meeting.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). If you stick to the facts and what you actually know, you’ll be limiting yourself, but you’ll also be playing it safe. Only you can determine how big of a risk you’re willing to take.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your likes, dislikes, flaws and idiosyncrasies are precisely what make you unique and attractive. Any attempt to assimilate in a group or hide your individual preferences will only serve to dampen what’s so irresistible about you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You like people, and you welcome them into your life, but only to a certain degree. Lately you require a great deal of space for your own internal dialogue. You’re working something out, and you need to do that alone.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Crowds usually excite you – not today, though. There’s so much strange energy to contend with that the crowd will seem to take something from you instead of fulfilling your need for excitement.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You don’t have to give every thought that drifts through your head a voice. This is liberating. Unless you’re standing for something that is essential to who you are, it won’t be necessary to offer a judgment.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You will receive recognition for your talent. It makes you happy, but not entirely. Part of you immediately starts to wonder what you’ll have to do next in the way of exceeding the new expectations of you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). If domestic life lacks the glamour and intrigue you secretly wish it conveyed, consider that this is precisely what makes it so comfortable. Don’t worry. There will a bit of the glamour you crave later this week.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Someone who knows you well will earn special treatment and privileges in your world. This person has a way of vaulting the invisible barriers you’ve erected around your heart.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). In your quest to solve a problem, you’ll be pouring over new ideas, methods and information. There’s a rare gem in there somewhere, so keep looking until you find it.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY. Your projects are timely, and completing them will allow you to fulfill the needs of many. The next six weeks are productive, and then you’ll need to recharge. Consider going out of the country. You will benefit from learning about a different culture. Your love life thrives with new energy in 2014. Aquarius and Capricorn people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 1, 13, 4 and 19.
12 MAPS TO NOW: Do you sometimes stray so far from Now that you have trouble finding your way back? That’s a good way to miss out on life. Here’s another map to return you to the present.
MAP No. 7: Color Your Way Back
Remember when you were a child coloring in a book? The excitement of choosing a color, the calming back and forth motion of filling in the space, the change occurring right before your eyes – it all adds up to a process as meditative as it is creative. Coloring brings you back to the moment because there’s nowhere else to go once the process has begun. Like other maps to Now, it requires a certain amount of attention, but not a straining amount of mental energy. With each drag of color to paper, you join the moment and discover it. The page is changed because of you, and you are changed because of the page.
Coloring books for adults are available in art stores. Intricate mandalas are especially calming and effective in balancing your energy. If coloring appeals to you, don’t wait until you have the excuse of babysitting a child to delve into this enjoyable Map To Now!
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Entrepreneur Simon Cowell gained fame as the mean judge on “American Idol” and “The X Factor,” though the world is likely to see his softer side now that he’s expecting a baby. Strong paternal instincts are featured in Cowell’s natal chart, with Saturn, the father figure of the heavens, nestled in powerful Capricorn. As for relationships, three Libran planets suggest that Cowell is surprisingly easy to get along with.
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