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FOR RELEASE: FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012
Mercury enters Pisces. And if you've been reading closely, you might think, "Again?" Yes, ladies and gentlemen, for the second time this year, Mercury slips into the imaginative, creative and dreamy realm of Pisces. However, this time he's backing into it — that retrograding scoundrel! This transit will come with communication glitches.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You are a leader, and being a leader requires a certain amount of audacity. You'll make claims and assessments. You'll direct people. You'll take responsibility for the good (and bad) that comes of your direction.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There's a vast landscape of knowledge inside you, and you'll be trimming, weeding and planting new seeds there today. In the evening, people want more from you. You'll be asked to give your word.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There's a fire in your belly as you approach an exciting prospect. Something like this doesn't come along every day. Then again, if you don't make your mark today, tomorrow will offer you another chance.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You will bring people together. The ones who resist your direction don't know how wise you are. The ones who heed your advice will be forever changed by the connection they make because of you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The luxuries you experience are organic. If you have to pay for it, it doesn't count as one of life's great gifts. You're able to feel — really feel — the grandeur of nature now.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your relationships are so important to you that you are willing to subvert your own interests in order to promote the interests of a friend. Temporarily, that is. Eventually, you'll have to come back to what you want.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You may drift in the morning, unsure of where you should put your attention and why. But the afternoon brings clarity. You'll know what matters most.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your influence counts for more than you think it does. Therefore, it will be important to cast your vote, whether it be in the form of money, a political vote or a testimony.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There are thoughts that distract you repeatedly and for good reason. There's something important that your subconscious needs to tell your conscious mind, and you'll benefit from figuring it out.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). A past event is on your mind. You initially had a strong reaction, but those intense feelings have faded.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Out of sheer compassion, you'll come up with ways to help the people who have been affected by unfortunate circumstances, even though you had nothing to do with the creation of those circumstances.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Take advantage of the improved sense of focus you have now. You deserve it. Your concentration is good because your conscience is clean and you hold no ill feelings or grudges against anyone.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (March 23). To celebrate your birthday, you'll seal a deal and start a new chapter. The next 10 weeks bring many laughing hours with friends. April features romantic intrigue. A summer training program or educational pursuit will be rigorous. It all pays off when you find a way to make money with very little effort at the end of the year. Libra and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 32, 10, 8 and 35.
WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: Love feels new again, and you might pretend that it is! TAURUS: Take it slow, hold hands, whisper sweet nothings and savor the tender gestures of love. GEMINI: Your powers of persuasion are strong. CANCER: Being big-hearted includes letting go of anything that smacks of pettiness. LEO: Your interesting job will start conversations and forge questions. VIRGO: If you want someone to reach for you, you must first retreat. LIBRA: Even though you have a lot of work to do this weekend, you manage to juggle relationships into the mix, and it all works famously. SCORPIO: Your intensity will be what attracts some and repels others. You'll adore the ones you draw in and will have no feelings about the ones that don't get you. SAGITTARIUS: The eyes of love see past someone's strange quirk, or think it's wonderful. CAPRICORN: Someone is putting your name into a search engine as you read this, trying to figure out where you are in the world and how to get back in touch with you — or at least see a pretty picture of you. AQUARIUS: The friendly banter you have with that witty someone is suspiciously like flirting. PISCES: You'll plan something spectacularly romantic on a micro-budget.
COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: The magnetic tug between Aries and Sagittarius is extreme this weekend, and it's not hard to see why they get along so well. These fellow fire signs have a similar attitude and intensity. Sagittarius expands the horizons for Aries and helps the ram see that there's more variety out there than can ever be experienced in one lifetime. Aries helps Sagittarius focus on and enjoy one thing at a time.
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