This full moon in Capricorn comes with a colorful side of a partial lunar eclipse — more of a garnish than an actual serving, so don't worry too much about the emotional implications of this emotional flicker. This time the commotion centers around power, who has it, who wants it and how to get it. Insights will be sudden, with sparkling clarity.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). To provide yourself with comfort is more important than you're making it, and not quite as as easy as it would seem. This will involve some trial and error. Commit to the work. When you're comfortable, you shine.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The reason blame is so toxic is that it renders the blamer helpless. If the problem is someone else's fault, then that's the person who has the power to fix it. Those who claim responsibility also claim power.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Align yourself with people who get measureable results and be one of them yourself. Feelings are fickle. Chasing them around will be tiring, confusing and pointless. Focus instead on improvements you can track.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Whatever you're avoiding, it's exactly the thing that's going to make you stronger and more capable. Face it and handle it. There's no promise it will be easy, but you'll be better for it, guaranteed.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Just as it is human to fear what is different and be drawn to the safety of what is similar, it is also human (and very you) to get curious and do the complete opposite today.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The dilemma you face today warrants discussion. Bring a few people in on it, like a think tank. It just so happens that the more points of view you get, the more clarity you'll have.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Even though you want to adhere to some new behavioral standards, you're already pretty awesome. You model values that you don't even realize you're modeling. You've held them so long that they're a part of who you are.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). What is the cost of inaction? Look at that closely because it's higher than you think. When you tally it up all that's lost by not making a move, you'll find it to be a terrible and needless expense.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Unrealistic deadlines turn up the stress to a level that's neither productive nor healthy. Whatever it is you're trying to do, give yourself more time and fatter margins for error.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Angry feelings are the emotional body's attempt at feeling powerful. Unfortunately, the same anger that makes a person feel powerful can prevent them from actually being powerful.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There's room for differing opinions. More than one can be right. Also, it's really OK to have some conflict over matters. If you deny conflict, it remains. Accept and resolve it.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Just as I.Q. can ebb and flow, emotional I.Q. changes with environmental factors, experience and education. Some are born with an impressive capacity to understand feelings, but emotional intelligence still takes work.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (July 16). It will fill with you with pride to realize that you've done the work necessary to arrive at a destination you hoped for many years ago. Next, you'll help loved ones with their plans and further advance your own. Also in the works: passions ignited on a far-flung adventure, and the purchase of something that was once too expensive. Libra and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 10, 4, 48 and 16.
DEVELOP YOUR INTUITION, LEO: For the cat, intuition is often triggered through sight. A cat's eyes are similar to a human's in that they are tuned into motion and have evolved to key into positional changes in the environment that, once noticed, have an immediate effect on the cat's posture. A feline springing into readiness is an electric phenomenon in and of itself. The cat may not consciously realize what the next move is, but everything in the cat's being seems to align, from whiskers to tail, to execute the pounce.
Leo is the same. Small changes set off Leo's alarms, and without a conscious thought, Leo shape-shifts into a posture of total readiness. This happens before Leo even realizes what there is to be ready for.
Developing intuition is a matter of being increasingly sensitized to changes. Whether it's the weather in the sky or differences in workflow or microexpressions that flicker across the face of friends, the more Leo notices, the keener Leo's intuitive response will be. Note that deliberation or rumination has nothing to do with this process. What's far more helpful is observation, curiosity and the ability to stay in the moment.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Cancer Will Ferrell is anything but predictable. One minute it's a drum-off with one of the world's greatest rock drummers. The next it's a fight with a late-night talk show host over whose pants are tighter. Maybe he'll make us cry in a serious role or make us laugh by bringing together an all-star cast in one of the funniest movies of the year. In any case, Ferrell is as changeable as the moon by which his sign is ruled.
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