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If you hear the distant sound of snapping fingers, that’s the Capricorn moon reminding us to move it along because there’s much more work to be done. The early morning flirtation between Mercury and Venus will temporarily lighten up the atmosphere, but the real break won’t come until nightfall.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Make healthy choices and plans in the morning when your willpower is high. Then later, when it’s time to implement those decisions, there’s no choice to be made. You did it already.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Consider the obstacles you might face so that you can proactively deal with them. The more prepared you are for the outcomes you don’t want the less likely they are to occur.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The goal is to win someone over to your side without making them think they’ve crossed some kind of line. You’ll do this with your charm, friendliness and humor. Laughter is a kind of agreement.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Like a little bird that has broken out of an egg, you have made it past a barrier but are still not ready to fly. Let people take care of you while you gather the strength you need to take the next risk.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). If you would rather be doing something else, the task at hand won’t be fun. You can make the present seem like less work by reminding yourself that it’s what’s happening now, so you may as well get into the spirit of it.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). When it feels like too much work has depleted your good mood, dreaming will invigorate you. You’ll get energy from making goals and/or imagining your new improved life.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You always try to move upward on the morality scale, and so people around you behaving badly will hold no sway over your actions. That said, peer pressure is very real to you now. So avoid potentially problematic associations.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Because you have moxie, you know what it is. The people who don’t have it don’t recognize it in you. Don’t blame them, but don’t give them an important responsibility, either.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You intended your life story to go one way, and now it seems you’re living it another. Whether the versions are close or drastically different, just know that every life story goes through this.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’re a regular productivity master. If it’s been done by someone else, you’ll choose a different task. Duplicate work, ideas and opinions aren’t helpful, and that’s all the reason you need to just be yourself.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Once you do all you can do, the next step is to determine that it was enough. Do not forget that step. Give yourself the satisfaction of acknowledging that you gave it your all.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). If you’re not sure how to judge a situation, look at the people involved. What’s their mood? Do they seem happy or malcontent? If you’re not sure how to judge a person, look at his friends.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 8). You make relationships a top priority, and as a result, they thrive. This month you’ll show your strength through tenderness. You’ll be lucky with making long-term decisions. A deal that goes down in December will pay you in July. January shakes up your social scene with some new blood. There’s a move in August. Leo and Aries people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 10, 30, 1, 13 and 41.
WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: You will be tempted to kiss and tell, but don’t. TAURUS: Your optimism will make loved ones feel better. GEMINI: Your head is filled with ideas and adventures because when you love a person, you imagine doing all kinds of wonderful things with that person. CANCER: You’ll be supportive, and it won’t even occur to you to expect something in return. Later, you will be supported by the same person you helped. LEO: The person who says he doesn’t need “xyz” really does need “xyz.” VIRGO: Listening well is an act of love — and sometimes an extremely taxing act of love at that. LIBRA: Quality conversations start with quality questions. SCORPIO: Mystery is beautiful. Being mysterious is better than a good face cream. SAGITTARIUS: In some way, your love life will echo the relationships of your parents. CAPRICORN: Love will be like a card game: Don’t let anyone see your best cards. Play them strategically. AQUARIUS: You enjoy someone you don’t know well. Would you like this person more if you knew him or her better? PISCES: You’d rather hang out with someone you enjoy and do nothing than go on an extravagant date with someone you don’t enjoy.
COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: As the sun in Scorpio is reflected off of the moon in Aquarius, these signs pull together to form a dashing twosome. Aquarius loves the way Scorpio seems to understand without an exchange of words the particular feeling Aquarius is having. Scorpio loves that Aquarius can take on serious matters without burdensome heavy energy. Because they are not much alike, their togetherness is a teacher.
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