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Even when you know what you want and the right way to go about it, personal resistance still sometimes makes it harder to get motivated. Today, resistance is low. An industrious morning brings fast-paced developments. This afternoon the Capricorn moon goes void of course for a spell, signaling to check and recheck your work.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You have an excellent sense for what matters and what doesn’t, but that doesn’t always keep you in line. Sometimes you chase down lesser opportunities and time wasters because it’s just more fun that way.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There’s something very timely in your heart. Don’t wait until the right place and moment to express it. You’re in the right place, and the expression itself will create the moment.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). When you do your best, you may not produce the greatest result that ever was in the history of the world, but you’ll create the best possible result for the moment, and that’s good enough.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You don’t want to be considered special and therefore treated better than everyone else. You’d rather understand the common experience and bond with people because you really do know how they feel.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There is a big difference between academic and practical skill. You absolutely have to “do” to “know” today. The best scenario will be for you to work alongside a friend who has experience.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You are an industrious hummingbird today, buzzing from flower to flower. These blossoms open but once and then lose their petals and become vehicles of legacy. You’ll help in this process.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You are only in the prime of your life once, but how do you know when “once” is upon you? It’s not for you to say. Your only job is to keep striving to uphold the virtues you hold dear: patience, love, awareness, mastery, joy.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You love honesty almost as much as you love privacy. When people mind their own business, it feels like all is right with the world. Too bad people seldom mind their own business for very long.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ve been looking forward to this change, and now you don’t have to wait anymore. A pattern that used to repeat on a seemingly endless loop will now be so completely interrupted that it can’t continue.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Time alone won’t heal all wounds. Time plus scar tissue is what heals. You have to have it in you to knit things back together — which you do. But not everyone does, and that’s something to be aware of today.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Lying isn’t an option for you, although you may find yourself trying to get around telling a rather bothersome truth. Saying nothing may very well be the friendliest and kindest thing to do.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Cynicism is no fun. It may be smarter and more accurate, but who cares? It’s also lonelier. People who are overly concerned with facts and actualities are rather boring.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 28). You don’t want things to come too easily, because you like who you become when you have to earn your benefits. In many ways, you’re smarter and stronger than you’ve ever been. You’ll use your powers to help loved ones. Seize a professional opportunity in August. September sends you on a journey. Libra and Aquarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 13, 8, 47, 26 and 11.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “I do mixed media art. I use art to cope with life and my feelings about it, which are always high intensity. Art helps me deal with what’s going on in my life and also is a way to chronicle that. I spent the better part of a year on a show, and now it’s over, and I didn’t sell one single piece. What advice do you have for a Pisces? I feel like a failure.”
That’s good, because in art, failing is the only way to get better. Once you succeed at something, there’s a moment to revel in, and then you have to immediately add a new challenge in order to keep your work fresh and exciting. Otherwise, it will decline.
I’m curious, dear sensitive, artistic fish, as to why you feel like a failure. You stated that your reasons for doing art are personal, so how can they be measured by sales? If your art helps you deal with your emotions and chronicle the events of your life, didn’t it do what you intended it to do? And isn’t that what success means? How to sell art and what to make that people will buy are different questions that may be at odds with your original intention.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Teen heartthrob Cameron Boyce has shown his Gemini versatility by appearing in several different film genres with equal success. Whether in comedy, horror or action movies, Boyce is believable and relatable. His Mars in Libra suggests that working well with others and creating auspicious alliances is a strong suit for Boyce. A magnetically appealing Scorpio moon doesn’t hurt, either!
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