Neptune Goes Direct
The repercussions of Neptune’s about-face won’t be as dramatic as Mercury’s recent change. We observe the outer planets as moving slowly, and their patterns resonate over the long term. In the weeks to come, you may find yourself more willing to share those dreams, fantasies and big goals that you would normally keep to yourself.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). As you think about what would be novel and fun, you’ll create the kind of moments that people will look back on and say, “Remember when we…” This is a gift beyond anything material you could give.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Like bearing audio witness to a neighbor’s incessantly barking dog, you’ll be privy to a situation that necessitates a (possibly unpleasant) confrontation to resolve. You’re up to it, though, and your involvement will bring solutions.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your energy will be high, and that could cause you to look for extra things to do. Try to stick to your main purpose, though, because if you apply yourself, you’ll make such gains that you’ll be able to take a long break later in the week.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Understanding your brain’s quirky logic will help you realize that your problem isn’t entirely your fault. Your brain just has developed some strange ways to keep you away from pain and steer you toward pleasure.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Envy is not such a bad thing to feel. When you’ve lost motivation toward a goal, a source of envy may be just the thing to renew your energy reserves. If it works, use it!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). If you allow yourself the liberty, you’ll spend the whole day doing only what you want to do. It goes against everything in your work ethic, and yet if the “you” inside is sick from neglect, who will be left to do the work?
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Plan as you will, this day is not as set as you think it is. An unexpected curve will force you to turn with it or fly off the road when there is no more of it. You’ll have a lot of fun with this.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your daring is not required to do your work, and yet you’ll miss out greatly if you don’t apply it. You’ll come to a place in a project where not taking the chance will be a greater risk than taking it.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You would be hard-pressed to separate what you’re doing out of conditioning from what you’re doing out of a true desire to express your soul. But if it seems to help people around you, it’s good enough.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Regarding that someone you used to admire because he or she was older, smarter and wiser: You may now get the sense that you’ve caught up in spite of your difference in years.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Again you’ll be plagued by the desire for perfection. Shun it! The imperfection you deliver with your whole heart is worth so much more than a mindful and flawless contribution.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’ll be part of a contest of sorts. The prizes are status-oriented only, and that’s enough to fill your belly with a burning fire to win — or if you can’t win, to do your very best.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 13). It’s a rediscovery process this year, as you explore who you are outside of relationships and change who you are inside of them. December brings the tools you need to complete an impressive job. February brings acclaim. You’ll appreciate the inheritance you receive in June. It may not be financial, but it’s valuable. Cancer and Leo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 24, 39, 11 and 15.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “I have a twin sister who recently lost 80 pounds, is doing great at work and has a new boyfriend. This success cycle seems to have skipped me. How could it? We were born on the same day! What gives? My personal opinion is that in the prenatal split that created two babies, she somehow got all the willpower, and I got all the sensitivity, which is a nice way of saying that I got all the crazy. We are both Pisces.”
Just because your sister and you share much of the same natal chart information doesn’t mean you’ll have the same destiny or degree of success. Success comes in many forms, and destiny doesn’t happen on its own. It requires your participation.
Fear not, dear Pisces, as you are not completely without willpower. It’s just that because of your sensitivity, you use a lot of your willpower prematurely, and then when you need it, there is none left. Sensitive people like you are more likely to be stressed by things other people don’t even notice. And stress is the main predator of willpower. So before you beat yourself up, look at your life and determine how you might eliminate some of the main stressors in your current situation. More on this tomorrow!
CELEBRITY PROFILES: True to Scorpio style, Whoopi Goldberg has a way of making a soul connection with her fans in whatever vehicle she chooses, and you can be sure the choice is all hers. This iconoclastic star has paved her own path the whole way, from one-woman shows to blockbuster movies to “The View” hostess extraordinaire. Scorpios are known to deliver their true opinions without regard for how they are likely to be received.
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