Eve of Pluto Retrograde
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Eve of Pluto Retrograde
This eve of the Pluto retrograde is a perfect time to explore domestic habits and root out the harmful ones. Most people know there is something they are doing on a regular basis that needs adjusting for the good of all who share this blue marble. “What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” — Henry David Thoreau
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Some people’s best decisions are born of stillness. Your best decisions today will happen in motion. There’s a deep intelligence within you that is unlocked in movement.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Couples who know and love each other for a long period of time had better have a few disagreements; otherwise, at least one of them is not being completely authentic.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). If there’s one thing you will cherish above all else today it’s the particular brand of humor you share with your loved ones. This unique bond is validating and healing.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your creativity will spark to the feel of a new environment. You’ll be particularly tuned in to color and light. Inspiration will carry you to your next idea.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll be voting in some way, most likely with your social approval or with your money. There will be those who would like you to believe that your opinion doesn’t make an enormous difference, but you know better.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There is no passion to be found in materialism or money, though you feel strongly driven to achieve a financial goal. It’s your beliefs about what things mean that make them motivational to you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It is most civilized to stay aware of animal nature. Like most animals, humans are territorial. You accept this and expect the natural inclination to fight for personal space.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your social decisions will be as brilliant as they are varied. You understand well that there is a time to wait for others and a time to go to them.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Appearances can and will deceive on this tricky day. Be careful not to look for reasons for why things are so without first verifying whether they are really so.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Though you haven’t had adequate time or resources to realize your dreams, you still feel that they are alive and well. Seize today’s opportunity to act on this feeling.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’re comfortable with the way good friends want to spend time with you. If they stay longer or leave sooner than you had planned, your willingness to go with the flow makes for a positive experience regardless.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You don’t need to cultivate open spaces to enjoy them. You’ll have a special appreciation for wilderness in whatever form you may encounter it today.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 13). As you focus on mutually fulfilling exchanges and possibilities that make you happy, success is yours over and over. Loved ones accept your help and act on your advice. In May, you’ll trade up for something you’ve wanted for a long time. June brings challenge and reward. September brings a new order. Pisces and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 1, 5, 39, 18 and 47.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: Tomorrow, Pluto will begin a retrograde journey through Capricorn that will last for five months. During this time, you may notice how the authority figures in your family have shaped who you are, especially a father figure. Adults often continue parenting themselves in the way they learned as children, although there is always the option of customizing your inner parenting style to support the person you want to become. It may be challenging to consistently see your situation in a way that helps you to stay positive, but there is a great benefit to doing so. Choosing helpful thoughts is a habit anyone can cultivate. For those who harbor resentment about the way powerful people have misused their power, this will be a time to work through it and let it go so it can no longer impacts the way you live or are on the inside.
Tuesday brings the total lunar eclipse and full moon in Libra. The theme is that ultimately people teach you how they want to be treated, though they don’t always realize they are doing this. This eclipse will bring more awareness to interactions, especially with loved ones and people we work with often.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Revered Founding Father, principle author of the Declaration of Independence and the third American president, Thomas Jefferson was born under a Sagittarius moon, which is the moon of exploration. One of Jefferson’s many achievements was supporting Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery to the Pacific Ocean. His Mercury in dreamy Pisces indicates the ability to communicate a vision.
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