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These days, “trigger warnings” are used to alert sensitive souls to potentially depressing or unsettling media content. Some appreciate the heads up, and others suggest it indicates a dumbing down of society. The sensible Virgo moon encourages keen awareness and a strong inner guidance that will render such labels unnecessary.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your charming presentation comes from an intuition you have about the people you’re among. You want to delight them. You know something good will develop out of the connection you make.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll be walking an ethical line as to how much to participate in gossip. Even just hearing it might be too much. Anyway, there won’t be a shortage of juicy stories today, most served up with a side pf Schadenfreude.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You normally don’t worry yourself about what others think of you, but in today’s situation, a stellar impression will make the difference between winning and losing. Ask for feedback.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You don’t want to be mildly happy with your work; you want to be enthusiastic about it. Therefore, adjustments will be made. What is it that’s keeping you from the higher levels of joy?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Implement yesterday’s plans, and you’ll bump up your productivity considerably. Still, at the end of the day, it will be about how much you loved, not how much you did.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Boasting, posturing, name-dropping and the like usually turn you off — but not today. You’ll be pulled in. Maybe it’s because you’re flattered that people feel they need to work so hard to impress you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Like a seasoned jazz artist or comedian, you’ll do your best work when you’re riffing. You’ll play around in a loose mix of random thoughts and wind up with some brilliant order.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’re wary of those who wear their trendy pet causes like the latest designer shoes, though you’re quite interested in the person with an unusual and very personal quest.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). If your actions reflect reality and not the idealized self-image you want them to reflect, you can count yourself among the multitudes. Dealing in reality is the only way to get closer to the person you want to be.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The pressure is definitely on, but it will only last for a moment. Then, win or lose, it will be over, and you’ll be free to recharge so you can try again tomorrow.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You understand that not everyone shares your moral code, but what worries you is the way it’s so casually bent and broken by people who claim to uphold it. Forget the words; pay attention to people’s deeds today.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Because you really know and cater to your audience, your way of expressing your ideas will be appealing and effective. You’ll be lucky as you help those who are new to the process and therefore clueless.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (July 3). So attractive, you will be cherished and pursued throughout the year. Enjoying extreme talent will aggravate something in you: a desire to pursue your own talents with more zeal. Next month your soaring ambitions will be matched only by your ability to realize them. September and November are the most lucrative. Libra and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 50, 2, 25, 41 and 16.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “We met on the Internet, and immediately I felt a connection with him. For fun, we ordered our astrological charts. It turns out that he’s a Leo with a Taurus moon and I’m a Taurus with a Leo moon. How will this work out?”
It will be one of those relationships in which each person seems to have a remote control for the other’s emotional programming. It will take an extremely short amount of time for each of you to learn which button to push for joy or annoyance, pain, ecstasy, pride, tenderness, shame, lust, devastation, playfulness and on and on. This powerful dynamic has the potential to be a dream-come-true situation while also being a nightmare waiting to happen. Much depends on the intention of the person holding the remote. Ultimately, the most important thing to remember will be that just because someone pushes your buttons doesn’t mean you must respond. You always have the power to receive the signal or not.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: After dropping out of seminary school at age 14 and ending his high school wrestling career with a knee injury, Tom Cruise nabbed the lead in his high school’s production of “Guys and Dolls” and went on to become one of the most ubiquitous movie stars of his time. This Cancer’s moon, Venus and Uranus are in Leo, the sign of entertainment, indicating a keen intuition and loads of charisma.
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