The Leo moon suggests you eat like the lion king, as though you have your pick of any morsel in the jungle. The Virgo sun says it’s not healthy. The Leo moon invites you to kick back and take a nap while someone else handles the work. The Virgo sun says, “No way. Get up. Move.” And they bicker like that all the livelong day.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your loved ones may be more touchy than usual as relationships enter a sensitive phase. Refrain from comment. Also, romantic decisions don’t have to be made today. Better to put it off.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll feel compelled to put yourself in the hot seat, though you’re unsure of how you’ll take the heat. This is the way to improvement. Whatever happens, you’ll be admired for your courage.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). What matters to you is the feeling you get inside, not external validation. That’s why you’ll put as much effort into assembling your breakfast privately as you’ll put into important and public work.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You may not always act like the most confident person in the room, but that’s because you don’t have to. You know your value, and you often don’t feel like convincing the types who can’t readily see it.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The saying “choose your battles” implies that it’s unwise to pick all of them. But in the case of your current issue, your plan is only going to work if you don’t give in on any front.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You like what you know, and you know what you like. The only problem is that you haven’t seen it all yet. Expand into what you might like; give it a chance.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It feels like the good ideas are getting snatched up around you. Untrue. They were snatched up long ago. Now they’re just being rewritten. So why don’t you snatch up something from antiquity and rewrite it, too?
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Usually, the excellent qualities of “the one who got away” are mythically exaggerated. If that one didn’t get away, it might have been a whole lot of trouble. Today you’ll be rather glad you let go.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You have tremendous wells of courage, intelligence and ambition. The degree to which you should highlight these qualities (which will attract some and threaten others) will be your main decision today.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). When you get a touch moody (and who doesn’t from time to time?), the best thing to do is to serve the people you care about. Service has a way of surging your personal power — and your mood.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your gift for teaching will be highlighted. You have a highly effective and original style. So it’s better to teach your own methods or adapt the methods of another for your own purposes.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Some people beat pillows to release their anger. Others yell in the confines of their cars. Today, you just close your eyes and exhale. Everything that needs to go will be released.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 13). You have amazing stamina and heart this year, especially concerning your pet project. You go when you feel like stopping. Keep plugging away, and you’ll win a prize in October. Shared experience in November bonds you with an admired someone. Schooling in February leads to financial improvements. Capricorn and Taurus people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 30, 2, 7 and 19.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “My friend says that when she dreams, she goes to the astral plane and has an entirely different life there. What is the astral plane? Am I going there, too?”
Before the advent of the telescope, many cultures around the world believed that the space between Earth and the heavens was populated by angels, spirits, gods and the like. Plato and Aristotle wrote that the human psyche is made out of the same matter as the heavens and the stars — a material that did not coincide with the four classical earthly elements of fire, air, earth and water. The fifth element, called aether, was believed to have no physical qualities. More subtle than light, it is the element that makes up the astral plane.
There are many beliefs about what can happen there and who is involved. You can think of the astral plane as another dimension, or you can think of it as simply imagination. There is no physical proof that it exists or doesn’t exist, and yet your visits there could have a profound effect on your life and the lives of others, because many things that happen on the earthly plane begin first in the land of imagination.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Someone has to play the villain, and Tom Felton does this particularly well despite his generous and affable off-screen personality. Famous for playing the Slytherin bully Draco Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” series, in real life, the well-liked Felton has raised considerable money for charities around the world. His sun, moon and Mars in Virgo shows a helpful and hardworking nature.
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