The waxing Sagittarius moon builds anticipation and continues to do so until the release of Tuesday’s full Capricorn moon. There are times when expectation ruins the fun of what actually occurs, but not today. If anything, imagining what might occur makes things more magical, as long as you don’t get too attached to one particular outcome.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You may feel like you’re drifting from your joy, but a little effort and intention are all you need to get back on track. Think of what you’ve done in your life, what you do well and what you are passionate about.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll be exposed to new ideas. Learning is a process. Try to explain your newfound knowledge to a child in a few sentences. If you can do this, you really understand it yourself.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your easy social manner is legendary. Be careful not to talk too much, though, as you’ll be more respected for listening. You’ll be most effective by speaking only 30 to 40 percent of the time.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Narrow your focus. Trying to do too much today will be less than satisfying. Find a tiny segment of your grand plan and get deeper into it. This will give you a sense of accomplishment.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There’s something to be gained from winning back what was lost. Maybe it’s a customer, or maybe it’s a lost love. In either case, the way back is the same: a bold gesture that puts the other person’s needs before yours.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Suggest a cut-off date for the project you’re working on, or it may take over your life indefinitely. Something about establishing a deadline will put you in the right headspace for a prompt, successful ending.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll throw plenty of positive energy toward the person you like. You’ll look at this person’s face admiringly — and not just the eyes, but everything. Infatuation can be exhilarating.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Genuine compliments are charming. Phony compliments are manipulative. You will know the difference and will react accordingly. Also, you’ll give only the most sincere words to the ones you appreciate.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll make things happen in your world by resonating at a cheerful emotional tone. This is easy to do since positive influences are all around you. They exist because you love to feel upbeat and full of energy.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll maximize each connection you make. You won’t even bother to contact people unless you feel you have something in common with them or that you could add to their scene in some way that will matter to them.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Realistic goals are not so easy to come up with in your current ambitious mood. Whatever you want to accomplish, find the halfway mark and shoot for that milestone in the days to come.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You like to do favors, but taking too much onto your plate is counterproductive to your helping nature. You have a strong feeling about when you should say no, so honor that.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (July 1). You get the lucky break you deserve this year. This month features well-considered financial and lifestyle decisions. August brings new friends, harmonious partnerships and shared adventures. October shows you the way to make more money. Family grows in November. Compelling new interests crop up in January. Aries and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 23, 14, 39 and 15.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: It was only a few hundred years ago that the majority of Europeans believed the world was flat. And but a few hundred years before that, solar eclipses were widely believed to occur when a giant monster swallowed the sun and then spit it out his neck. One wonders what commonly held beliefs today will be seen as a joke to future generations. The only sure thing is that just when you think you know all you need to know about the world, something happens to burst the bubble. The moon in Sagittarius at the top of the week has a way of opening our minds to accept ideas that only a few days ago would have been dismissed as ludicrous.
As we head toward the full moon in Capricorn on Tuesday, there will be emerging themes of power and authority, which aren’t the same thing. A person can be extremely powerful and yet still without jurisdiction to operate in a certain situation. The full moon spells this out with a living example. If you would like to increase your personal power, it may help you to realize that true power can’t be granted to you; it has to be seized.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Liv Tyler recently co-starred opposite a robot in the sci-fi comedy “Robot and Frank.” This Cancer moonchild has an otherworldly quality about her, which is why she’s oft chosen for roles that place her in a fantasy (“The Lord of the Rings”) or futuristic (“Armageddon”) setting. Tyler has dreamy Neptune in exploratory Sagittarius. Her Saturn in Leo suggests that the spotlight brings her important life lessons.
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