Mars and Venus Quarrel
Scientists have determined that overhearing a stranger’s cellphone call is more irritating than other kinds of background noise because our brains have to work to fill in the other side of the conversation. The stressed angle of Mars to Venus has us similarly mentally taxed, trying to fill in what we don’t understand about how the other gender thinks.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Regarding social interaction, you can just relax. You don’t have to create interest or intrigue, because someone is already naturally interested in you and intrigued about what you’ll do next.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). With your personality being amplified now, you’ll be in no mood to deal with the obvious questions. There is an opportunity in this. You can have fun by answering them in not so obvious ways.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Because you’re game to join people in their adventures, you’ll experience something you wouldn’t have thought of on your own. Bonus: Your mind will be freed by laughter, and your heart will be healed with hugs.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). It won’t matter whether you win or lose today. What will matter is how much you want to win. There’s a magical power that will be released in your wanting something dearly.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). First encounters will deliver a strong message. If someone is not there for what you need the first time around, chances are you won’t be needing that person again.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ll be involved in a highly creative process. Only you can decide which flaws are really mistakes and which are the imperfections that make real art.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There’s no such thing as a general change that doesn’t affect you personally. That’s why you’ll stay aware of all that’s going on. Your big-picture thinking will be an asset to your team.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You have no desire for social rank, and that’s precisely what fuels the esteem others have for you. Your lack of a personal agenda makes you comfortable to be around.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Why wait until things aren’t going your way to ask for spiritual guidance? The work you do to increase your intuitive abilities and spiritual awareness will make a good time even better.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Even though you’re very casual and understated, there’s something in your energy that invites people to share their passions with you and talk about what they find meaningful.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It seems the universe is intent on posing interesting questions for you to answer. But even when the questions are dull, your witty answers will delight your audience.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Just because people laugh doesn’t mean it’s funny. You’ll be the moral compass of a group. You’re not swayed by what everyone else is doing — you make your own decisions.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 28). A deliberate mood takes hold of the first part of your new year. The prayer, wish or request you most consistently make will be answered in October. November adds to your family. Invest in training that will keep you organized and up to date in January. A mission won’t fly without you in July. Taurus and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 45, 12, 14, 38 and 3.
12 MAPS TO NOW: The complexities of the human mind make it possible to be physically in one place while our thoughts drift and tunnel and fly far from wherever we left our body. We travel back and forth in time and into inner dimensions and emotions. Our bodies anchored in one place, we hide out elsewhere, sometimes in lovely fantasies and other times in hostile environments. And yet, everything good comes from the present. Energy, spontaneity, beauty and freedom are all found in the here and now. Humor, laughter, dance, connection, pleasure and communion are all functions of living in the now. “The now” has all this and more to offer, and yet we sometimes stray so far from it that we have trouble finding our way back. In the days to come, I’ll be exploring 12 ways to get back in touch with “the now” moment when you find you’ve drifted out.
MAP 1: Check your pulse. There’s an ocean inside you flowing through arteries and veins. The pulse of your blood is a tidal rhythm. Instead of measuring your beats per minute for any practical purpose, just feel the life force that is your blood fulfilling a promise of life.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Hilary Duff gets press doing even the simplest of things such as taking her son to the park or going out to eat. Apparently, the length of her shorts and what she orders at the juice bar are considered big news. This lovely Libra takes it in stride, though. With her natal sun and Venus both in the sign of good taste and aesthetics, people will continue to take note of her lifestyle choices.
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