Aries Moon Twist
The Aries moon is usually a high-energy aspect, barreling forward into the excitement of life. But with the current Mercury retrograde influence, it may be confused about what is forward motion and what is backward motion. The Aries moon is like a bucking ram, pulling back in order to charge forward with more velocity.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). There are many satisfied people around you, and yet you also see how everyone is in duress. Life’s trials sometimes seem endless, but that doesn’t have to deter you from your purpose.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Impulsive people need someone thoughtful next to them to temper their flaring energy. You are the stabilizing force now. You’ll anticipate what is to come and encourage others to pause instead of rushing into the wrong thing.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Those who aim to impress others will do the opposite. You’re not interested in impressing anyone, but you do want to share a bit of your adventurous life, and you can. Telling a story well will engage and entertain others.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Socrates said, “I know only one thing, and that is that I know nothing.” As you feel that way to some degree today, you join the wisest that human history has ever known.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). New influences will change your point of view. You may act uncharacteristically. The shoulds and shouldn’ts dissolve and blur into each other leaving behind only dids and didn’ts.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There is a brand of fun that’s appropriate for each age group. It’s nice when one activity is fun for a full range of ages, and that’s just the kind of thing you’ll experience today.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The day has a mild, manageable feeling to it. You really are the most powerful force in your world, and you feel the freedom of choice in this now. You can decide to relax and enjoy yourself — an excellent idea.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You like to see others have an easier time because you were there to help. You don’t need to be publicly recognized for giving as you do. You don’t want the gold star. You genuinely love being helpful. It fulfills you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It’s nice when people agree on a plan. On the other hand, too many yes-people won’t make for a very interesting experience. Invite a rebel into the group, and brace yourself for an adventure.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll have a sixth sense for where the great deals are. If there’s something you really want, all you have to do is think about it with excited energy, and it will soon show up in your world with a lowered price tag attached.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Some people need to be No. 1. You don’t. You can be No. 2 or 3 or last and still know that your gifts are needed and that you’re contributing something only you can give. This is true confidence.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You have great powers of self-control, but you don’t expect the same of others. Everyone has different gifts. Because you don’t expect people to be like you, you’ll be able to see their unique gifts and benefit from them, too.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (June 30). Making the planet better may not be your primary aim, but it’s what happens as you express yourself, solve problems and join new groups over the next 10 weeks. Volunteering leads to stellar relationships. You’ll travel for love and love to travel in November. Children and/or pets become your responsibility in 2014. Leo and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 3, 33, 38 and 40
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: As she travels through Leo, Venus reminds us how falling in love makes the world seem more exciting, dramatic, colorful and entertaining. If you’re not in love with one particular person, the playful mood that prevails makes you feel in love with life. Saturn in Scorpio acts as a bit of a buzz kill this week, though, squaring off with Venus to remind us that even the best of romances meet with problems now and again. Those problems tend to have to do with money, responsibility and children — the things couples argue about the most. Getting over differences is made even more complicated by the communication barrier of Mercury retrograde.
Saturn’s relationship to Neptune will bring up another relevant point: The world is a pretty big place. It’s full of people who don’t believe the same things about morality, love, responsibility, children, lifestyle, god or anything else. What are the chances that you’re right and everyone else is wrong? By at least entertaining other views you may find that you and a partner are closer to agreement than you thought — or maybe just that it’s not worth arguing about.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Cancer swimmer extraordinaire Michael Phelps met with many challenges and trials before he became the most decorated Olympian of all time. Talent, determination and a fiercely competitive spirit won out for this stellar water sign. His four water-sign planetary influences are energized by three fire signs. His Venus in Taurus signifies strength, and Neptune in Capricorn adds business savvy.
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