New Moon After-Party
Yesterday was an auspicious day, bringing the gift of the new moon and an end to Saturn’s retrograde of 2013. As it is with good luck, this transition comes with a responsibility to make the most of it by acting, sharing the bounty and leveraging the advantage into even greater future luck. The very least we can do is recognize our good fortune and enjoy it.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Doubt has its place. It can be helpful — as helpful as faith and at times even more so. It can prevent mistakes of overconfidence. Doubt can save the day. Of course, it’s something to keep in check.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There’s a fine line between showing concern and becoming a busybody. Be sure to ask more than once whether your advice or help is indeed needed — and don’t be disappointed when they can handle things on their own.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your confrontational mood will bring about change. The change itself may be unnecessary; many of the best things in life are. But it will keep things interesting, so why not?
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Oscar Wilde said, “I can resist anything except temptation.” Your powers of resistance are strong, but a great temptation will challenge them. Stop, take a deep breath, and consider the consequences carefully.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll find out what happens when you put all of your attention into one special interest: The awesome stuff becomes weird, and the weird stuff becomes awesome.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’re strong. You may wish you could be lazy, watch television all day and eat nothing but breakfast cereal. Alas, that’s not who you are. Once you get moving, you’ll remember why you choose “strong” again and again.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Thinking differently is harder than moving your body differently. But if you can learn a new dance or sport, you can learn a new thought process. Build it one habit at a time.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You feel good when you’re productive. It’s important to note, though, that your worth doesn’t come from your productivity. Do it for the joy it brings you and others. Don’t do it because you have to, but because you want to.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Are they trying to bring you down? It’s because they perceive you as being above them. It’s a sign that your power is on the rise. How do you use that power in a way that doesn’t make enemies? Answer: quietly.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Busy people often feel important. Some say that this glorifies “busy” and that “busy” doesn’t equal “important.” Then why are busy people so in demand? Making commitments does make you important to the others involved.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Deferred dreams are often like submarines: invisible below the waves, until they unexpectedly torpedo your day. Bring your aspirations to the surface, and reclaim them to the world.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Don’t fight the old. It is unnecessary now to overturn the powers that be. This isn’t a time for revolution; it’s a time for exploration. Better to set off for new horizons than to waste energy trying to transform the old stomping ground.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (July 9). Something you thought was fun a few years back now gets new life. This revival puts joy in your work, and you’ll play differently, too. There’s business to clear up in August, and then you’re free to pursue a lucrative job. September educates you through travel. Lifestyle changes (perhaps involving a commute) help you rock 2014. Pisces and Sagittarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 20, 11, 8 and 32
DEVELOP YOUR INTUITION, TAURUS: The first earth sign of the zodiac embodies what it means to be grounded. From this grounding — which is so much a part of who Taurus is that the bull doesn’t even see it as being any special talent or state — comes a connection to all living things. That connection is a source of deep intuitive knowing, as well as energy for healing and developing in other ways.
Taurus has a power like that of Queen Tara, the character Beyonce Knowles voiced in this summer’s family film “Epic.” Queen Tara is the life of the forest. Branches, vines and flowers organize themselves to build a path where she walks. Her touch makes things grow; her presence is felt or missed from miles away. Obviously, plants won’t really move to make a path for the human Taurus (though that would be super-cool). But when Taurus is grounded, it will be as though providence is rushing to make the path smoother — which is probably better than a plant-walkway anyhow.
In many Taurus people, this gift is lying dormant and needs to be awakened. Awareness of the gift is the first step. Next, dancing, exercise, running, walking, yoga and more will activate and balance the root chakra that grounds Taurus.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: What do rocker Jack White and movie star Tom Cruise have in common? They are both soulful Cancers who wanted to join the clergy before finding their true calling as artists. White was born when the sun, the moon and Saturn were in Cancer, lending an extra dose of intuition and sensitivity. His Mercury in Gemini brings a social intelligence and stylish manner of communication.
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