The Mothering Cancer Moon
With the solar shift around the bend, we’re reminded that change takes energy, and energy must be periodically recharged. The bubble of comfort and safety that the Cancer moon provides is just the ticket. This moon is like a nurturing mother, welcoming us in after the efforts of the day, fixing a healthy snack and inviting us to decompress.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You would be wise to extend your personal network, as there are opportunities on the horizon for you that will require you to have greater resources and a wider reach.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You easily sense when people are in need, but it will take more concentration and talent to accurately pinpoint the need and know precisely how you might help. Or, you could just ask!
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your strong values are extremely attractive, especially to those around you who could use more structure in their lives. You communicate most powerfully by living your values, not talking about them.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). When you notice that someone needs assistance, you spring into action. In fact, you can’t understand people who don’t notice. But it takes all types in the world, and you’ll observe many of those types in action today.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Success in one area of life won’t necessarily translate to success in another, but the basic principles still apply: You have to be willing to go through all the steps and learn what it takes to be masterful.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Taking the point of view that you should know something already will only stop you from learning. Better to admit what you don’t know and gather experience than to unnecessarily stumble around in the dark.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your direct and assured action will be necessary. Hesitate, and you’ll lose power. Wait, and it will only get harder and harder to influence the situation. Act now.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When you really think about it — and you will today — miracles abound. You believe this because you’ve seen the evidence, and you continue to produce more evidence because you believe it.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). How would your life change if you made happiness your No. 1 priority? The answer to that question may inspire you to change your schedule slightly.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You do trust the wisdom of the ages, but even more beneficial is the timely value you find in what specific people tell you. You’ll take to heart the stories and advice of friends and family.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The line between respect and attraction is easily blurred these days. You’ll avoid murky relationships and messy situations when you stay clear about your feelings.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). To someone who doesn’t know you very well, it seems like you are all smiles and acceptance. But woe to the one who crosses your lines. After all, what good is a boundary that is not enforced?
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 17). You make a hobby of shocking and impressing people this year. Your ideas are bold. The execution of those ideas is sometimes brilliant; other times, a brilliant fail and a good story. May brings strange luck. June brings the chance to glue broken relationships back together. July features social and professional growth. Aquarius and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 1, 33, 2 and 15.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: I think my life is being ruined by my shortage of confidence. I want to start my own business, but I can’t make myself take the financial risk, so I stay working a demanding job at an advertising agency that doesn’t allow me extra time to work on much else. I want to be more social and fun, but I can’t seem to put myself out there. My love life is nonexistent. How can I become more confident and do the things I want to do? — Under-confident Pisces
Good news, Pisces. Confidence is a quality that is both misunderstood and overrated. So the fact that you don’t have much may be one of your best assets. Many extremely successful people have low confidence levels. The unsure feeling they have about their next move inspires them to set reasonable goals, work harder and take all of the necessary steps to ensure the greatest probability of success. So be confident about your low confidence, and go forward with small goals that you are likely to hit. Suggestions: Invite a few friends to join you for drinks after work. Talk to a friendly-looking stranger. Save a certain amount of each paycheck for that business you will start one day, when you’re ready.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Aries actress Jennifer Garner will play doctor to her co-star Matthew McConaughey in “Dallas Buyers Club,” a film based on the real-life struggles of AIDS patient Ron Woodroof. Garner’s natal sun and Mercury in Aries indicates high levels of physical energy, and the location of several Gemini planets in her chart brings equally strong intellectual and social sides of her personality.
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