Most people regularly take miracles for granted. But today is different. Moments of profound awareness accompany the squared arrangement of Venus and Saturn. You may be awestruck by the reality of life’s cycle, the uniqueness of Earth’s atmosphere or the idea that every breath you take was made possible by the death of a distant star.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You love to come across a problem you already know the solution to, but it’s not your first choice. You prefer a situation that has something to teach you. Right now, you’re an especially eager and fast learner.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). In English, the words “all right” cover a wide variety of meanings, including “not so good,” “amazing,” “agreed” and “yes.” Each of those meanings will apply to your state and to your life at some point in the day.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You are truly a first-rate version of yourself today. Ironically, you are able to create a strong identity because you chose a hero and followed in this person’s footsteps.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Time is conceptual. You can’t see it. You can only see evidence that it was here. You are compelled today to add to the evidence in a very personal way, perhaps by planting a seed.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The people who think that Leos always want or need attention are not seeing the entire picture. You also like your private time. Today you’ll prefer to recharge in solitude.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your focus now is on being good to those you care about. This may entail being good to the people they care about, whether or not you really feel like it.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll share key pieces of information on a need-to-know basis. But you’ll be careful not to exert too much influence on people, because that would stop them from telling you what they really think.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You can love someone and still see the flaws. You don’t have to ignore these flaws, either. Instead, you embrace them, maybe even finding a kind of imperfect perfection in them.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). To reveal what you’re thinking and believing comes at a risk. They might not agree or like your views. But it’s better to repel someone by being who you are than to attract someone by being who you’re not.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The preparations you make now will be instrumental in the success of a plan. Still, be judicious. Don’t put so much stock in this future event that you miss the main action of today.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Love is all about freedom. That’s what makes it so magical. Someone could be doing any number of things, and in spite of all the responsibilities and distractions in the world, this person chooses to be with you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There’s a good chance you feel unappreciated. Loved ones have asked a lot of you lately, and you’ve been gracious enough to deliver without fuss. Be kind to yourself. Give yourself what others haven’t.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 3). Financial improvements allow you to do something you’ve always wanted to do in 2013. This month brings a turning point in your professional growth. Your heart will be healed as important issues of your childhood are sorted out in October. December opens an exciting new chapter in an old relationship. Aries and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 11, 30, 50 and 1.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “I’m dating this Aquarius guy. The other day, I caught him talking to himself in the mirror. He was saying, “You’re amazing. You stand out in the crowd. People know you’re something special. You deserve the best the world has to offer.” He didn’t know that I could hear him, and I snuck away, embarrassed about catching him in this private moment. I assumed he was rehearsing something he was going to tell me later. But he never said any of those things to me! Now I’m sort of wondering whether he was just talking to himself. Is that normal? It seems not only odd, but also pretty conceited. Other than this weird thing that happened, I’ve enjoyed going out with him. What do you think?”
Aquarius has a reputation for being open-minded, so it makes sense that your guy would be receptive to putting confidence-building techniques like mirror-talking into practice. You should take this whole scenario as a compliment. If he feels that he needs a confidence boost in order to be his best with you, then he must think very highly of you. The important part is that he’s willing to rise to the occasion!
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Olympic gold medalist Shaun White oozes super-cool, so it’s no big surprise that the snowboarder/skateboarder has had corporate sponsors since he was 7 years old. And though he makes daring physical feats look effortless, his sun, moon and Mercury in Virgo suggests that mastery comes from hard work and a relentless drive for perfection.
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