Cancer Moon Contracts
The Cancer moon reminds us of our domestic contracts. Our homes require maintenance, as do our relationships with loved ones. The inevitability of our choices keeps us busily committed for the better part of the day. Try not to feel too constrained by this. It’s an honor to be duty-bound in this way.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). If your happiness seems to come in small doses today, consider yourself lucky. Enjoyment and brevity go hand in hand. Pleasure in excess becomes pain.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The things you habitually say to yourself to keep motivated will help a friend who could use encouragement. Being good to yourself always leads to being good to others.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Uncomfortable feelings are like glasses that warp and distort your point of view. Don’t try to fix anything when you’re agitated. Get relaxed first. To fix things, you must see them how they are and deal with them directly.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You usually respect authority, but every once in a while you get in one of your moods. Today you feel like breaking the rules, and you could probably get away with it, too, because you are so charming!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You love to be entertained, and you’ll be a good audience member. But you’ll also be keen on the difference between a fun story and a flat-out lie told for personal gain or social acceptance.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ll do a bit of wizardry on your physical image and discover your knack for the fairy magic called “glamour.” Did you know that before Hollywood took over the term it was associated with tiny nature spirits?
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). When does optimism become unrealism? You’ll have fun finding out. You are feeling extra-fanciful now and in just the whimsical mood to stretch the boundaries of your mind and imagination.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Many will seek your counsel. Feel good about this, as it’s a sign that you’re a leader. When people want to talk to you, it means they respect you and your input matters.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The conspiracy theorists and those who pay regular visits to a mental playground of morbidity feed on the attention of others. Don’t buy in. Stay on the bright side.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It only takes one person to start the change. You’ll be the one to see things differently and to speak up about it. You’re not trying to play the rebel, but you can’t help but notice the corrupt aspects of the current system.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You have a strict moral code, though you rarely think about this until situations arise to challenge or remind you of it. Others will be influenced by the way you handle things.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Many requests will be made of you, but don’t let that keep you from doing what you really want to do. You’ll follow the purpose in your heart, and it will take you directly home.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 14). You push yourself toward high goals and reach some of them, too. Your motivation will vary from month to month as you continually seek new inspiration. The system you set up in June will make you richer by September. Your interest in foreign places and cultures will bring people together in November. Aries and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 1, 22, 30 and 19.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “I’ve had many relationships, but I’ve never been in love. Now I’m 33, and a Scorpio is on my mind. I treasure our connection, but I couldn’t say if it’s love. Could it be? I always thought that when I finally fell in love it would be fireworks and excitement. I feel deeply for him, but it’s not like I thought it would be. I don’t want to settle for settling’s sake. What do you think? I’m an Aquarius.”
Recently, I learned that scientists who ascribe to the Big Bang Theory disagree with the idea that the beginning of the universe happened explosively, and yet visual fireworks seem to go hand in hand with the notion of extremely rapid expansion. Love can be like this, too. It may be difficult to pinpoint exactly how, when and where it’s happening, but one day it isn’t, and then suddenly it is, and everything changes from there.
As the sign of science and technology, you can be almost clinical in your approach to love, and you have the uncanny ability to theorize your way through relationships without dipping a toe into the world of your feelings. I have an inkling this deeply emotional Scorpio has much to teach you and can expand your emotional landscape if you give him the chance.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Miranda Cosgrove was discovered when she was a small girl singing and dancing around a restaurant table. Her natal Mars in Leo shows a natural inclination toward all things entertaining. The talented Taurus actress and singer was born when Mercury was also in the sign of the bull, indicating a distinct voice. Listen for Cosgrove as the voice of Margo in the upcoming “Despicable Me 2.”
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