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Capricorn Moon of Responsibility

Aries journalist and activist Gloria Steinem said, “Evil is obvious only in retrospect.” Today may be the exception to this rule, as the Capricorn moon takes over to lend a cool, objective point of view. Look for the aspects of daily life that could be considered “evil” by future generations, and then take responsibility and change accordingly.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). To see better, use the long view. It will reveal interesting patterns and colors. It will show you how boring stretches beautifully outline and emphasize the busier parts of this picture called “Life.”

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). A project hits a sticking point. To get unstuck, make a list of ridiculous, absurd and impractical solutions. Then have fun reversing them — turning them upside down, inside out, back and forth.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Lighthearted ridicule, put downs and teasing can cause real damage. This subtle form of shaming must be stopped, and you’re just the avenger to do the job.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Too many people agreeing with one another is bad for groups. Like-mindedness can limit creativity. Strong groups encourage diversity, which is something to consider now as you operate among friends.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Once you drop your defenses, you realize that your ego is not as fragile as you thought it was. In fact, you’re pretty tough emotionally, especially when you’re acting on behalf of loved ones.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Knowing too much about your problem may be preventing you from seeing the solution. Those who are ignorant of the issue may come up with the very best solution of all. Reach out to children and newbies!

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Hearing entails sound waves bouncing around in a person’s head. Listening involves the processing and interpretation of those sounds into ideas, information and emotion. You are loved for doing this so well.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). An insistent and strong-willed person may try to circumvent your authority. This could be an up-and-comer or your own progeny. You may smile and make light of things, but in the end, you’ll stay firm.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). As the moon moves out of your sign, you may feel that in some way the pressure is off. You may even take a few hours to goof around. Being unproductive on purpose is oddly relaxing.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your tendency is to accept too much responsibility for things gone wrong and not enough credit for what goes right. You’ll get the chance to fix this imbalance.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It is only natural to be skeptical of people who are overly nice and complimentary or who make claims of instantly falling in love with you. You want to earn respect and admiration; otherwise, it feels cheap.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Perpetual dissatisfaction throws up a red flag to the universe warning that you’re hard to please. Loving what you already have is a prerequisite to attracting more.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 2). This year will not resemble last year, and this is a good thing. Your “repeat” button was getting worn out anyway. Your living arrangements will change this month as a result of your beauty and truth-seeking. May comes in a rush of passion. July is your chance to gain professional rank or publicity that translates into money. Capricorn and Pisces people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 15, 17, 43, 2 and 8.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: A Scorpio writes: “People say beware of the catfish online — the people who pretend to be something other than they are while interacting with others on the Internet. Usually, the catfish are criminal types, trying to get money or pursuing inappropriate relationships. But I was catfished by someone who was super-cool and actually famous! This person was hiding his true identity because he didn’t want to interfere with his public persona. Anyway, we’re good friends now, and I just wanted everyone out there to know that not everyone out there has nefarious purposes.”

That may be so, dear Scorpio, and your sign is particularly fascinated with disguises, false identities and mysteries in general. However, what you describe is so rarely the case that I can’t help but be skeptical about your famous friend. Have you met him in person? If not, I wouldn’t advise you to ever try to do that unless you meet in a public place with a posse of friends and protectors around you. I love the optimism, but “safety first” is the best rule for all signs — even intuitives like you!

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Country music superstar Emmylou Harris has 12 Grammy awards and counting, as she continues to put beautiful music into the world. The Aries road-warrior has toured steadily throughout her career and continues to sell out shows with new configurations of songs, talents and musical partners. Harris was born when Mercury, Venus and Mars were in artistic Pisces.

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