Full Moon Fallout
On the other side of the full Libra moon, loved ones need to support one another. Thinking about the mistakes and flaws of those close to us won’t help. Disapproval is like a train: One disparaging thought is connected to the next and the next. We’d all do well to put a caboose on it and find another line of thinking.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). An increase in income usually means an increase in responsibilities, but not always. Sometimes it actually means that people are starting to understand the value that was there all along.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’re not one to phone it in. You give either your best or nothing at all. Of course, you want to work smart instead of hard, but most times the work you do is both. Today will represent most times.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). We are all different. If that doesn’t seem to be the case — if the people you know are blending together in sameness — then try to make every person you know comfortable enough to bring their true self to the picture.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). People relate to you because of who you are. It’s not so much what you say or how you say it as it is where you’re coming from and what you want to do with that.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). In the wake of the full moon, this is a fine time to do a personal inventory. While you’re at it, make sure the things you give your attention to are really worth your time and effort.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You feel protective of the ones you love. You can’t help that. It’s a wonderful quality you possess, and they will be flattered and impressed if they ever get to see it in action — and they might tonight!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Maybe it’s not an entirely enlightened thought, but loving and helping yourself can sometimes feel like a chore. In that case, give up the self-help efforts, and just do what feels natural.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). And how about that person who is exactly the way you want them to be? Can you imagine anything more boring? When you get the wrench thrown into your social works, consider it a blessing.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Did you sleep through your alarm clock, or did you turn it off and claim to have slept through it? These things are to be expected on the day after a raucous full moon.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The boomerang effect is happening big-time today in regards to your social impulses. The things you want to tell another person are very likely the things you should really be telling yourself.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Wanting things to be different could be the start of a beautiful new world. Or it could be a waste of time and energy. It all depends on your style of wanting. Want, and then act. Don’t want and dwell.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The intricacies and complications of how things work threaten to bog down your progress. Honestly, who needs it? Accept that they work, and go from there.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (March 28). New influences change your thinking this year. You may lose your grip on things that you thought you were absolutely positive about and love the experience of sliding into a different mindset. Special relationships make the process a blast. You’ll learn a new route to moneymaking in June. Travel in August. Leo and Gemini people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 19, 24, 33, 38 and 14.
FULL MOON AFTER-PARTY: Full moons can be like mini-versions of New Year’s Eve. This is true even if they land smack-dab in the middle of the week. If you’re like the millions of people who would rather stay home on New Year’s Eve, last night may have looked like so many other nights this month. And yet, don’t you feel something has shifted? The Libra full moon inspires us to let go of what keeps us from experiencing love. If you didn’t let go of it last night, don’t despair. Maybe you loosened your grip a bit. It’s a process.
Unless you’re enlightened, there always will be obstacles to love. Recognizing them is the first step to letting your heart go soft and opening it up to the people who will make life full — of joy, pain, beauty and craziness. Today brings a pause for the contemplation of recent events. The moon is still in Libra until this evening, and relationships are the matter renting the largest chunk of real estate in our heads. You may find yourself preoccupied with thoughts about a person in your life. If you’re pondering the ways this person gets on your nerves, makes you mad and disappoints you, then chances are you two are pretty close. You wouldn’t care if you didn’t love this person so much.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Fiery Aries Lady Gaga is a walking press release and a standing fashion statement. The star’s marketing genius is neck and neck with her musical mega-talent. Born under a mysterious Scorpio moon, the real Stefani Germanotta is likely a private person with a close and small inner circle. With her Mercury and Jupiter in Pisces, she has the stars of someone who lives for art.
If you would like to write to Holiday Mathis, please go to www.creators.com and click on “Write the Author” on the Holiday Mathis page, or you may send her a postcard in the mail. To find out more about Holiday Mathis and read her past columns, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.