Astral Tension Defuses
There’s still quite a lot of cosmic turmoil and excitement in the heavens this week. We’re still freshly adjusting to the Grand Cross and the Mars transit, and yet today will bring some moments of ease and some humor to relieve the pressure. If you feel tense, Mercury and Pluto offer a lucky view of the bigger picture. “This too shall pass.”
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Unlike the country song that suggests it’s possible to say it best by saying nothing at all, today’s situation requires that something eloquent and truthful be said. Silence won’t cut it.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The people who are closest to you know how to set off your emotional triggers and will do so in both good and bad ways. Knowing how to create a sense of calm inside yourself is a skill worth developing.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Something didn’t go the way you wanted it to go, but it’s only as big of a deal as you make it. Letting yourself feel tormented by events is always an option, though you usually prefer to make a new plan and try again.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You and a loved one are not on the same page at the start of the day, but you sync up after several hours of doing a task together. The task could be absolutely anything, including driving, cleaning or just watching television.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You can provide assistance, but you’re not sure you should. You realize that people don’t appreciate what is handed to them unless they believe they deserve it.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Material gains will come of emotional and spiritual work. Your faith will be key, so keep believing it will all work out, and stop worrying about how. You can’t predict that part.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There is real personality to everything you do, and that’s why you can’t really do things anonymously. Your work will be recognized and lauded whether or not you claim it.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It will be wise to avoid controversy, especially the kind that is likely to occur just because people don’t have anything better to entertain themselves with. While you’re at it, avoid bored people, too.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The person who is good and has never been bad is sweet and will require protection today. The person who has been bad and now chooses to be good will be the best one for the job.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). What you’ve learned seems irrelevant to the events of the day. It’s like you’re being forced to learn a new way to solve a problem. Note: It might be faster to invent your own way.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Don’t allow those who are close to you to get away with being less than they could be. Self-pity is a dangerous dynamic. Helplessness is a poor substitute for self-love. Hold your dear ones to a higher standard.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). People without integrity are dangerous. When someone shows a lack of integrity in a small way, consider it a preview of coming attractions and react accordingly.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 28). You’ll entertain many this year. In September, you’ll make a sale, as well as forward a personal interest. October brings you face to face with someone you’ve long wanted to know. You’ll handle a rush of business in December and go into the new year richer. March interests lead you to a fun group of friends. Aquarius and Sagittarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 42, 6, 13 and 28.
TODAY’S NUMEROLOGY: Today’s numerology can be figured by adding up each number in today’s date: 8+2+8+2+0+1+3 = 24. Then add the 2+4, and the final outcome is 6.
Six is also a significant number in today’s astrology, because the sun and Mercury are both traveling through the sixth sign of the zodiac: Virgo.
Six is a day to get your life together, but not in any kind of huge and meaningful way. Forget the sweeping gestures and grand declarations. Six asks you to do the simple thing: clean out a drawer. It’s amazing how things will change because you did. Six calls for prudence. On “six” days, the small daily actions will make the biggest difference. “Six” days are for establishing healthy habits through repetition, taking personal responsibility, using what you own, selling what you don’t need and respecting the planet by avoiding the accumulation of unnecessary stuff.
People who were born under the number 6 hate waste. They are caring, nurturing and responsible. Typically, “six” people are the trustworthy types who make excellent friends and diligent professionals. As partners, “six” people make life pleasant, as they support the health, happiness and well-being of those they love in active ways.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: From “Kung Fu Panda” to “The School of Rock,” Virgo superstar Jack Black often plays the bumbling, cocky, self-conscious outsider trying for an improbable prize. In reality, Black has the Virgo work ethic and practical approach to life that make any goal attainable. His Mars in Sagittarius adds the passion and big-picture thinking required to take on mighty endeavors.
If you would like to write to Holiday Mathis, please go to www.creators.com and click on “Write the Author” on the Holiday Mathis page, or you may send her a postcard in the mail. To find out more about Holiday Mathis and read her past columns, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.