The Leo moon rules the day with a vibrant sense of whimsy and outrageous fun. As this moon mixes with the energy of Venus in Leo trine Uranus in Aries, casual relationships rent more space in our brains, while serious relationships take on a lighthearted ease that could only occur between people who know each other well.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Most people value what they work hard to get. Where hard work is not necessary, the perceived value drops. Keeping this in mind, make someone work for your attention.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Sometimes you stumble upon joy; other times you have to create it. Today brings a mixed bag. Initially, you won’t have to look for happiness; it will find you, which will inspire you to hunt down more of it.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You look for the good in every situation. Usually, you can find it, but sometimes the good is just not there. That’s when you know it’s up to you to inject some.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll share what you know, and others will educate you, as well. Note that friendly sharing is always gentle. You’re mindful to gift information, not bludgeon people with it.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Spotlight stealers abound. They just don’t realize that the show is where you are. But everyone else does. Stay even-tempered and go about your business. Eventually, the attention returns to you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The day is rife with sticky situations, innuendo and dicey exchanges. Surrender the management of relationships to the universe, and believe that you were meant for the goodness that will follow.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). No matter how it may seem, the one in charge of your destiny is still you. When others appear to hold all of the cards, grab the dice and run. Start your own game. No one can tell you what to play.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You want to excel professionally. However, home and family take priority over your other interests. Work can wait. The time constraints and stressors are illusory. Don’t buy in.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It’s normal, but not helpful, to come at financial issues from an emotional place. Pay what you can really afford and not a penny more. Finding the right number will require thought as well as accounting.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There’s a boisterous quality to the day. Loved ones bombard you when you want peace. But it’s nice to know that you’re needed, and ultimately, it feels good to help.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). An active social life involves choices. Which invitations should you accept? Though you can think of excellent reasons to accept certain offers, in the end, you’ll go where you’re likely to have the most fun.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You go into an arrangement with an idealistic notion of what to expect. But just because a scenario isn’t perfect doesn’t mean it won’t be of value to you. Consider saying “yes” just for the experience.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 12). After years of struggle, your life is shaping into the life you want. You’ll be more able to command yourself, and you’ll establish new patterns over the next 10 weeks. A joint effort brings praise and money in October. In 2013, an unforgettable experience happens when you apply a special talent of yours. Aries and Cancer people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 45, 2, 39, 20 and 12.
ASTROLOGICAL INSIGHT: As Venus in playful Leo forms an auspicious angle to Uranus in Aries, the story of Venus’ unusual birth comes to mind. Unlike other gods and goddesses, Venus did not technically come from two parents. Rather, her birth occurred as a direct result of an incident a bit too gruesome to get into here. Suffice it to say there was a mishap involving Cronus, Uranus, a sharp instrument and the ocean. Uranus lost something very dear to him that day, but the Greek pantheon gained the loveliest goddess of all. Venus arose out of sea foam (her Roman name, “Aphrodite,” is synonymous with “sea foam”), and the beautiful longhaired maiden in her vehicular seashell was blown to shore by sweet zephyrs. Where her feet touched the sand, grass grew and flowers bloomed. Zeus had one look and said, “Here comes trouble.” That may or may not be a direct translation from the Greek.
This trine of Venus and Uranus will be felt through the 15th, as it highlights the more unusual and rebellious side of romance. Risking with your heart can be more dangerous than any other risk, but fortune favors your spontaneous expressions of love.CELEBRITY PROFILES: Grammy and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson recently published “I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down,” a memoir focused on health and life transformation. Though she’s a hardworking, health-conscious, detail-oriented Virgo, the dominant sign in Hudson’s natal chart is harmonious Libra, where five planets resided at her time of birth.
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