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Horoscope, Sunday, March 23, 2014

By From page A12 | March 21, 2014

Water Signs Stir Emotions

An ongoing ticker tape stripes the lower screen of our consciousness. Every decision we make, including the decision of how to feel, starts with a thought. Be choosy as you pluck thoughts from the never-ending stream, and you’ll effectively manage your emotions even as Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn transit emotional water signs.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ll boldly express yourself and be met with an equally bold response. When people reply this passionately, it means you are either totally wrong or totally right.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll get the sense that what you are doing serves the greater good. Because of this, even while your muscles, mind and entire being are occupied in a task, it will not seem like any great effort.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). If you don’t like what’s going on around you, you may find safety inside yourself, thus performing the amazing feat of being sure of where you are and yet invisible to the others in the environment.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). A cosmic fog rolls into your brainscape this morning. Exercising your mind via reading, puzzles and the like will clear it. Intellectual vigor will put you in a satisfied and productive mood.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You probably won’t be able to do, pay and see everything you want today, but you’ll tackle a good portion of your duties and have time for a few pleasures, too.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You will enjoy taking your time with life, spending as much time as you want doing things like taking in scenery, conversing with strangers and breathing in spiritual sunshine.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You have a tendency to see things a certain way, but if it’s not helping you to have that point of view, you have the power to change your perspective. Ultimately, your focus is your choice.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You can be extraordinarily gentle when you sense it’s needed. Loved ones seek your comforting presence. You will help people express what they cannot easily put into words.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There are many reasons why it would be better to settle into your humanity than to strive for perfection. For starters, the reception you get will be friendlier, because no one can relate to perfection.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There will be better times for seeking kindred spirits. Also, don’t be too quick to jump onto a trend. What comes along now is likely to turn out to be a flash in the pan, a quick fix or a short-lived buzz.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). In case you needed an incentive to resolve the conflict within you, consider that it will lead to a better understanding of who you are. Understanding yourself gives you insight into others.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’re a team player, but not everything you strive for will be for the glory of the team. There are things you’ll do for purely selfish reasons that will be private sources of satisfaction.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (March 23). In the next three weeks, you will surprise yourself with an action that is out of character and yet incredibly effective. This is the start of a brand-new endeavor. In April and June, you will be paid well for the maturity and experience you bring to a job. Bliss comes of your decision to make love your priority in May. Aquarius and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 11, 15, 7 and 19.

FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: Have you ever been a living example of beginner’s luck? Ignorant of the way a game worked, your horseshoe hit the stake, your dart hit the bull’s eye, your ball went into the basket… If you’ve experienced such a thing, you know that there is power in not knowing what you can and can’t do. This is the lesson of the first full week of the sun’s journey through Aries, the sign of fresh energy, vitality and innocence. All things seem possible. It’s as though someone pressed the “mute” button on our powers of discernment. With the critical voices inaudible, limitations are lifted, often for the better.

Aries is also the warrior planet, and so if there is an area of your life that requires you to fight the good fight, the stars will be rooting for you in battle. On Wednesday, Mercury and Jupiter form a harmonious angle in water signs, and those who would empathize with your plight are likely to join your team if you reach out and let them know what you need. On Friday, the Pisces moon sheds the wisdom of perspective on our scene. You probably won’t be able to reason out the right thing to do — you’ll have to feel it instead.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Happy birthday to Perez Hilton, who started one of the most popular celebrity news blogs in history. If you think gossip is child’s play, you might be interested to know that the celebrity gossip king was born when the sun, Mercury and Venus were all in Aries, the sign of fresh, youthful excitement — and his natal Saturn, the planet of lessons, is in Leo, the sign of entertainment.

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