Young love has a tendency to attribute qualities to a potential sweetheart that the person may or may not possess. But the inexperienced are not the only victims of romantic idealism during the current square of Venus in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn. The aspect continues to play with our affections for the next two days.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). A small kindness you perform will have an unforeseen larger benefit. The same will be true of an inconvenience. It’s as though whatever good or bad happens, it’s all meant to favor you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The idea that lights up your mind really does turn on like a bulb hanging over your head. And there’s a very inspiring person in your life who seems to have a hand on the switch.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You solve a problem with a magic trick. Rather than trying to change the problem, you change yourself, and the issue resolves. Tonight, relationships will be a source of pride.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). What is The Pegasus Effect? A piece of music? A trick for getting out of a tight spot in a video game? Or perhaps the name of something you have yet to invent. You are, after all, in a creative mood all day.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You want true guidance, not a fairy godmother. Be wary of the one who gives you nothing but glowing praise with no downside or who promises to make your dreams come true without a single stipulation or caveat.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You may feel bold enough to approach an intriguing group. This set has a language all its own. At first you may feel a little lost or uninformed, but listen long enough, and you’ll soon fit right in.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Any fool can make matters complicated. It takes a really smart person (like you) to know what’s essential and cut the rest. You’ll keep it simple, and others will follow your lead.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’re secure enough in your status as a smart person to admit the holes in your knowledge and ask questions. After all, you can’t learn by pretending you already know.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Someone waits for your approval. This is either too much pressure for you or an extra job you don’t want. Encourage others to make decisions and act on their own accord.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ve accomplished so much on your own; just think about what you might do with an entire team on your side. You’ll meet potential additions to your inner circle.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The main action has to do with increasing your physical, mental and social circulation. Exercise, intellectual stimulation and exciting friendship will enhance life’s flow.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Plans change erratically. Events are called off and then called on again. You probably don’t know how to feel about this. Should you be stressed or not? “Not” is better. Roll with it.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 4). You exercise your free will to build family relationships and augment your fortunes. This month you’ll utilize a skill you’ve honed through the years. December is your chance to set a record straight. You will travel in December, too, negotiating to get the best deal. Family celebrations happen in June and August. Aries and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 28, 14, 3 and 18.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: “Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.” — Henry Ward Beecher (Cancerian)
As the week opens under the waning void-of-course Cancer moon and a square of Venus and Pluto, the trials of love play into the main action. Even mature couples could be tempted to fall back into the idealism associated with young love. But false expectations are dangerous. The wise will deal strictly in factual reality and refuse to speculate beyond it for now. Also, nothing good comes of two people acting on impulse. Someone has to be the voice of reason. If you strive to achieve a “disciplined heart,” you will be richly rewarded.
On Tuesday, Mercury goes retrograde. For those who fail to communicate clearly, the challenges increase as the week progresses. But Venus trine Jupiter softens Mercury’s edge, introducing new opportunity. The intent to listen well and communicate clearly could make this an important time in a key relationship. Years from now, many will look back on this period as the bonding moment in an exciting love story.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Amazingly disciplined Scorpio actor Matthew McConaughey has been losing weight in order to play the role of real-life AIDS victim and support activist Ron Woodroof in the upcoming film “The Dallas Buyer’s Club.” McConaughey was born when the moon and Pluto were in disciplined Virgo. His natal sun, Mercury and Neptune are all in soulful, sensual Scorpio.
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