Your daily horoscope

  • By Holiday Mathis

The Scorpio moon calls for a thoughtful assimilation of recent events. This Scorpio lunar energy will look beyond what happened into what it means. Implications will be suddenly obvious. Symbols will pop out. There may be many versions of the truth, but now only one will shine like a beacon.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You'll figure out your own mental process and offer yourself some compassion based on what you learn. You're the one determining how you'll feel and how you'll deal.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Just because someone influential pops onto the scene doesn't mean you're supposed to follow them. Try to trace which thought led to which reaction.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). If you spend the entire day in research mode, it will be worth your while in the end. The quality of your work will depend on the information you gather before you begin. This will all lead to a rather unexpected conclusion.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You'll be fishing for something. Don't cast a wide net — it's too much trouble, and you'll have no use for all the random fish you'll catch. Use the right lure to catch the exact fish you want.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You believe you've been made stronger by the wounds of your past. Be careful not to let this harden your heart to those who are not as strong and are still struggling to make sense of it all. They need your compassion.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Big decisions should be made with a clear head and a good night's sleep. You'll probably decide the same thing that you would have on a tired whim, but you'll feel better about your choice.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You have a childlike capacity for joy today, and you will spread it indiscriminately. Because of this, those in dire need of a lift will receive it. Your accidental heroism could save a life.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Certain loved ones seem to need saving on a regular basis. You've come to the rescue before, and you don't mind doing it again, but is this a habit you should be supporting?

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Where is a relationship going? Keep chasing and see. Pacing yourself will be a challenge. How fast would you go if you knew this was a marathon and not a sprint?

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Solve the disabling problem at hand. Use a crutch if you have to. It's better to get assistance than to be held in thrall to free-floating angst.

By the afternoon you'll have regained your bearings and reclaimed your purpose.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Variety makes a relationship beautiful. Different tones and hues are needed. Take out your metaphoric set of colored pencils and fill in the bland parts.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There's a certain idea or person you can't seem to strike from your mind today, though you'll try — how you'll try! If you can't get over it, go deeper into it. Trust that your mind has a good reason for the persistent focus.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 30). Excitement will build over the next two months to an epic event in November. Next month you'll solve a financial problem once and for all. October opens a new chapter in your love life. The children in your family make you proud in January. Explore new talents in April — you're a natural. Capricorn and Taurus people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 13, 1, 4, 24 and 18.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "I'm a 16-year-old Pisces, and I want to be an actress when I grow up. I would be an actress now, but my family doesn't have money to send me to acting school. Also, I don't have a car to go to auditions, if there were any in my small town, which there are not. How do you suggest I get my career going?"

There are two astrological signs that I often mention in relation to the work of an entertainer. One is Leo, the sign of show business, drama, exaggeration and theatrical presentation. And the other is Pisces, which lends strong powers of imagination, empathy, subtlety and kismet. These energies are represented in every person's chart, though with your sun in Pisces you are probably more obviously imaginative and artistic than some. Just because you don't have transportation and don't live in a city with an active theater scene doesn't mean you can't work on the craft of acting. If you truly want to be an actress, you will find things to do to develop yourself in this direction. Brainstorm. I'll get you started: Read books on acting in the library. Get a play and learn a role by heart. Do a monologue for your family. Start a YouTube channel. Do a character study. ... Now it's your turn.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: One Direction's Liam Payne admits to having a strange phobia of spoons. However, maybe it's not so strange considering his natal moon in Aquarius. This moon is known to highlight zany eccentricities. It is also the moon of exceptional intelligence, creativity and kindness. Payne also has his sun and Mercury in hardworking Virgo, and Venus in Leo, the sign of the entertainer.

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