There really is no such thing as “downtime.” We are equally busy while dancing around or unconscious. Even when we are asleep, our bodies work to repair, restore and process all that’s happening. On the heels of the full Pisces moon, expect a dip in the energy and roll with it. Try not to schedule too much. Happiness is unstructured.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your timing is exquisite. You will be enthusiastic when it counts and confident when it matters most. Because of this, you’ll get the opportunity to trade something old for something new.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It’s likely that someone else’s ritual for health is not the right one for you — for instance, they like chicken soup, and you’re wondering about vegetable juice. You’ll experiment in creating your own rituals.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). If you think you can do it, you can do it. The question is, do you really want it enough to put in the work? Today, you will see clearly how something you want more gets all of your attention.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You are exceedingly clever, and there are benefits to sharing what you think — but not all of what you think. Put some lag time between your mouth and your brain. Filter your self-expression.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It is not always possible, loving or wise to make yourself the center of your day, especially because so many people rely on you. But you can at least make yourself the center of an hour or two.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Today’s game is a kind of team sport, and you’ll have your choice of which position to play. Consider that each position comes with its own responsibilities and a specific role in moving the team to victory.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). At this time, you don’t know how to get from point A to point B, but you’ll figure it out if you get moving. So don’t even bother telling people that you don’t know. You’ll get it soon enough.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You will be aware of certain social dynamics of which you are not yet in control. But your awareness is the beginning of your getting a handle on things. In the days to come, you’ll change your “script.”
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The physicist will suggest that two things cannot occupy the same space at the same time. A loved one will defy the laws of physics and get very much in your space.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your internal dialogue may get so heated that you become lost in thought and miss what’s happening in the outside world. Get active. When your body moves, your mind will relax.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). How you wish that a certain person would take the time to observe your life to try to understand where you are coming from. Alas, some people will remain clueless even when handed the clue.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). For long stretches, you are free of complaints. Then “the issue” comes back to mind; you’re having a hard time letting this one go. Drop everything, and actively involve yourself in finding a solution.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 1). You’re through with waiting. You now give yourself fully to a project whether or not you have all you need. In seven weeks, you will have assembled a stellar team. December is your chance to see part of the world you’ve dreamed about. The soul connection you make in January is helpful in both business and pleasure. Leo and Taurus people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 40, 19, 3 and 11.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “I’m a Leo. When I was younger, I thought I was really outgoing and that I liked to be with people. Now, I realize I’m super-uncomfortable in public. Crowds make me nervous. Small talk seems difficult. Stupid things fly out of my mouth, and instantly I know that I’ve said the wrong thing, but I can’t seem to help myself. Sometimes I think I was meant for the life of a hermit. I would be happy living alone and talking to no one. (Honestly, I’ve never been lonely in my life.) Do you think I should move toward that lifestyle?”
You could try it, though it sounds like you’d be acting out of fear of people instead of being genuinely called to a life of solitude. Leos often feel a pressure to perform, entertain and delight. You may feel that it’s not enough for you to show up to a scene, that you must participate and be interesting, too. You are currently expecting yourself to do this without rehearsal or a script. Write down your stories and practice them. Think of some patter that you could be comfortable with, and rehearse it. And remember that socializing is a process of trial and error, so don’t be so hard on yourself!
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Celebrity fashion stylist Rachel Zoe is a Virgo perfectionist with her sun, Venus and Pluto all in the sign of details and never-ending improvement. With Mercury in Leo, Zoe understands how to talk to celebrities and can communicate in the language of entertainment, as well. A Capricorn moon suggests she’s only at the beginning of her quest for fashion mogul status.
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