The sun and Mars both offer a complementary position to Neptune, planet of dreams and imaginings, indicating that the time for mental exploration is now. What does your inner world look like? Pull down your eyelids and peer inward with the spectacles of your spirit. If the landscape is underdeveloped, dare to build.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Put something great on the schedule for next week instead of doing it now. If you forestall your reward, you’ll have the added pleasure of thinking about how wonderful it will be to finally indulge.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Discretion is important to you. You will have the confidence to learn something new once you are reasonably sure that your errors will not be pointed out for all to see.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). For those who have access to a library or the Internet, education is free. Having the will and motivation to study is a rare gift, though, a gift that you possess and will make the most of.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your imitation of someone is not deliberate and may not even be conscious. But suddenly you’ll notice that you have lifted a manner of expression, and you’ll decide what it means.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). If you could give your past self a good talking to, what would you say? Once you answer that question, accept a visit from your future self, and listen to all the wisdom this being has to impart.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your job appears to be very similar to the job you were doing yesterday. To prevent boredom, inject some creativity into it. If you don’t attempt some kind of spice or twist, this job is hardly worth doing.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You said what needed to be said, but no one was listening. So say it again. Often people need to hear the same message seven times or more before they understand its call to action.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Embrace your parental influences instead of trying to run from them. Even if what your parents gave you was negligible or negative, you’ll be more powerful if you can accept that and build from there.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Sometimes you fall into relationships so automatically that you completely forget that you can pick your friends. Try it anew today. You’re a different person, and it just may turn out better for you this time around.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your scene could use some new color. Notice what your eye is attracted to, and investigate. This metaphor can be applied to each of your senses to sparkle up your immediate environs.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You were given a handful of elements to use in your formation of a project. You mold them into something that’s all yours and utterly different from that from which they came.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There’s something to be gained from an identity crisis, and you’re the proof. If you momentarily forget who you are, the answer is closer to your childhood idea of yourself than it is to anything after.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 24). Many will follow your lead this year, and luckily for them, you’ll lead with an exuberant celebration of life. You’ll pursue education in September and wind up with sharp skills. October brings a new influence, and a lucrative project follows. Love and its many forms will be your favorite pastime in December and throughout 2013. Cancer and Sagittarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 2, 12, 32 and 18.
WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: You’ll be extremely selective in your choice of what to do and with whom to do it, leaving nothing to chance. TAURUS: You’ll be in a position to manage someone’s expectations. When this person is very happy with what you present, you’ll know you did it beautifully. GEMINI: You may get some last-minute resistance to your ideas, but this is merely an invitation to be more convincing. CANCER: You’ll have to unlearn your old ways if you’re to be newly enticing. LEO: Your smile tells everyone that the game is on. VIRGO: What you do to develop your sense of humor counts for more than you think. Hang out with those who make you laugh. LIBRA: You’ll enjoy the time you spend with someone who can hold up the other end of the conversation. SCORPIO: You’ll help another feel confident. SAGITTARIUS: Dare to stand out in a colorful way. CAPRICORN: The party is where you stand. AQUARIUS: A good decision is one that holds up over time. You’ll make such a choice in the next 48 hours. PISCES: Collect a few good ideas so you’ll have more to choose from as you create your world with someone special.
COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: The outgoing Sagittarius moon is a stark contrast to Virgo’s more introverted solar cloak. People of these signs realize immediately the benefit they offer to one another. Virgo feels entitled to abandon formality when bold Sagittarius throws just the off-handed gesture needed to stir things up. Their fire-and-earth bond takes off this weekend like California wildfire.
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