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Since February 23rd, Mercury has been traveling retrograde and will continue to do so until March 17. But by now you might be used to dealing with poor communication and hopefully have come up with alternative ways to get your message across and receive the messages of others. These new ways will prove useful during the void-of-course moon.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Even though modern science has made it unnecessary for you to spend hours washing clothes or preparing food, you may still feel like the responsibilities of domestic life are consuming a great deal of your energy.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). A bit of comic drama is played out delightfully before you. Were you supposed to see this? Maybe not, but you’ll be glad your keen sense of timing put you in this position.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’re connected to people. You feel their absence when they are not around, and you wonder what they might be doing and thinking in their bubble of experience so far away from you.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Those who don’t know you will watch to see what role you take on. You’ll show them that you are not frail and dependent on the might and salvation of another. Rather, you are the hero of this story.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll be lit up with the excitement of some secret that you are sharing with a kindred spirit. It’s a wonderful, giddy feeling to be in cahoots. Tonight offers the chance to let the cat out of the bag, but you probably won’t.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You will be drawn to enigmatic people, taken in by the mystery. This could send you Googling or asking others who might know the inside scoop. The information you gather will be mostly speculation.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Every relationship is different. You’ll be aware of the complexities and varieties involved in words such as “friend,” “married” or “sister.” Do not assume to know what these words mean when others say them.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Do your best, but don’t vow to give your whole self to any person or task today. How could you possibly do that when you don’t even know your whole self just yet? You’re better off experimenting, flirting and learning more.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The color blue can soothe your soul. Just imagining it can change your physiology, slowing your pulse and making you breathe deeper. Use this and other tricks to remain calm in the excitement of the day.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). This is an excellent day to change your diet. You’ll enjoy learning about new foods, tasting different combinations and, afterward, gauging the way those foods made you feel.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your intellectual self doesn’t often think about your natural self, but no matter. Your natural self isn’t reliant on a thought process, but rather on the kind of instinctive moves you’ll make today.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Maybe you don’t always use the right words or know the appropriate thing to say in every situation. But you come at people with your heart open, and that’s just what they need now.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (March 13). You’ll tap into a younger part of you and reclaim the hope you once had. Only this time, you’ll be smarter about how to go about bringing your wishes into reality. Someone close to you will have a change of mood, and everything will suddenly be more fun in April. May brings a professional breakthrough. Virgo and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 1, 15, 45 and 22.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “Is a person luckier when the moon is in their sign? I’m an Aries. When will the moon be in my sign again?”
Excellent question. The moon in your sign represents a swell in your emotional tide. You can expect a fullness of feeling and the extra tinge of energy that robust emotions bring. But whether these emotions are lucky or not depends on what they are and how they are focused.
The moon in your sign is an excellent opportunity to pay attention to your feelings, name them and honor them. We don’t really have control over what we feel, but we can choose how we react to those feelings. And of course, we can always choose a new thought that may influence the next feeling.
For Aries, being lucky is often a function of creating positive prophecies that will self-fulfill. While the moon is in your sign, think about the good things you’d like to happen. Also, expect good to come to you without worrying too much about the form in which it will arrive. Both kinds of positive thinking will increase your luck.
Right now, the moon is in your sign and will be until tomorrow afternoon. It will return to Aries on April 8th.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Dana Delany has acted on Broadway, in daytime soap operas and on hit television shows like “Desperate Housewives” and “Body of Proof.” Both the sun and Mercury were in Pisces on the day of Delany’s birth, and she expresses herself in a Piscean manner when she says, “My work brings me a lot of joy. It helps me figure out who I am. I’m really lucky that I get to make a living at acting.”
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