The new moon always offers a fresh start. Sometimes it’s beneficial to start new with nothing but a wing and a prayer. The Virgo new moon is different: Blind faith is unnecessary and not advised. The launching pad it offers is promising because it comes with a logical plan, scientific evidence and time-tested methods for attaining success.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Knowledge that you acquire in small, easily processed doses is better than all the books that you haven’t read put together. If every day you learn just a little and apply it, you will make impressive improvements over time.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). This is the powerful question that could transform your destiny: Is there something you can do to change the situation, or is it truly a fixed equation? The answer may surprise you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The goal you’ve been after is still attainable. Don’t give up this time. The one who wins is the person who stays instead of fleeing. Push past your own resistance. Be tenacious.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). No matter how well you know your task, you can’t practice the unpredictable. Strange twists happen, and you twist right along with them like a pro. It’s what sets you apart as an expert.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your day moves along at a jaunty clip as you handle a list of items crucial to next week’s plans. You have no time to waste. Let people know you don’t plan on hanging around too long, and they will get right to the point.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’re such a savvy social director that there’s no need to ask others what they want to do. Just tell them what the plan is, and have a blast watching it unfold perfectly.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You are tenacious. You will continuously direct your mind toward a certain purpose. When you’re not making a move, you’ll be strategizing the next one.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There are quite a few people around you who couldn’t possibly understand your journey. It’s personal to you. Continue on, doing what you feel driven to do. What they think doesn’t matter.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Others try to hoodwink you into believing your methods are outdated and that there’s a better way to be had for the low, low cost of X. You don’t need to pay X or fix anything that isn’t broken.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It’s easier to be kind to people when you believe that there is more than enough to go around. Remind yourself of all you have so you can relax into good times and good will.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You have to set your plan in action in order to know where the kinks are. Start now. You’ll see immediately where the problems are, and you’ll fix them almost as quickly.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’ll strengthen your mind-body connection today. Every time you work on your body, it will become increasingly receptive to your commands. You tell it what you want it to do, and eventually, it will figure out how.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 15). Your sincere need to give back to society will start an adventure. You’ll earn the attention of your colleagues in October. November finds you busily solving a mystery. Love is mutual in December, and you’ll make a commitment that colors 2013. Extra jobs and money come in April and July. Pisces and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 1, 24, 39 and 50.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “I have been thinking of an old high school boyfriend nonstop. I graduated 10 years ago, but lately this person has become a constant figure of my waking thoughts and my dreams, too. Do you think it means that we are cosmically linked? We are both Pisces. I read that if you dream about someone, that person is also dreaming about you, only they may not remember the dream.”
Pisces is one of the most intuitive and ethereal signs, and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if you and your ex are indeed meeting in dreamland. However, your use of the words “constant figure” makes me think your friend figuratively represents something affecting your current state. I get the feeling that whatever your friend represents, it will be the key that frees you from a dilemma or a stifling situation. So turn those Piscean psychic powers on yourself and ask a few questions. What is the feeling you associate with your friend? Name the qualities this person possesses and identifying factors that stand out in your mind. Likely, your answers will be clues as to what you need to do or be to free yourself.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Virgo Oscar winner Tommy Lee Jones is a study in opposites. He’s a cowboy who roomed with Al Gore at Harvard, as comfortable riding horses on his Texas ranch as he is collecting art from a top gallery. He fights aliens in one movie and bares his soul in the next. One thing is certain: With natal Venus in Scorpio, and Saturn and Pluto in Leo, he’ll continue to transform in entertaining ways.
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