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FOR RELEASE: THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012
Many professional organizations have laid claim to the month of March, declaring various focuses for the third month of the year. Whether you choose to acknowledge International Mirth Month, National Craft Month, Sleep Awareness Week, March Into Literacy Month (or None of the Above month), the trendy Gemini moon ushers in the new.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You will find yourself in less than inspiring circumstances. The lack of stimuli presents a chance to daydream about pleasant places or recall a happy memory.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Just as every item you own needs a place where it belongs, every person in your life fulfills a role. You feel the roles shifting in interesting ways now. It's as though your emotional life is getting reorganized.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Frustration is only a dead end if it causes you to quit. Don't give up. Just because things aren't coming together easily doesn't mean they won't come together at all. The next solution you try may work like a charm.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You like it when silly things happen. It makes for a good story later. There are people in your life who thrill to hear your stories, by the way. Call one of them tonight.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll give thought as to the functionality of things in your life. If they don't serve an obvious purpose, you'll be in just the kind of mood to lighten your load and throw them out.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Time is one of the worst things to lose or waste, because there's no way to get it back. That's why it's important to think ahead, make the best arrangements you can make and bring something to do while you wait.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Responsibilities come into play. You'll do what it takes to maintain your lifestyle and relationships. You'll take care of the things you own, and they will work for you for many years to come.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You'll enjoy your time alone today and realize how truly comfortable you are in your own company. It will be easier to be a good friend to others when you're first a good friend to yourself.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). To outsiders, you may appear to be easygoing, but you have a persnickety side, too. You are most discerning in matters pertaining to how you look, where you go and what you put in your mouth.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You're even more powerful than usual, so be careful what you think about. Your thoughts have a way of becoming realities rather quickly.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Shake off the early morning's dreamy mood, and get busy. Everyone knows that "someday" never comes — probably because it doesn't exist. There is only today. Make concrete plans, and act on them.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Matters of scale will have a bearing on your situation. You can't play small for big goals. You'll go home with the prize if and only if the size of your game matches the game you're in.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (March 1). A burden will be lifted in the next four weeks. Giving credit where credit is due will bring luck. Often this will involve honoring the spiritual aspects of your life and the many ways love shows up in your world. Nature brings joy and healing through the spring. June brings an eye-opening journey. Aquarius and Leo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 42, 35, 28 and 19.
COSMIC CONFIDENCE: In the age of Facebook and YouTube, there are more opportunities than ever before to project yourself in a public forum. Whether in interpersonal dealings or in presenting yourself to the world at large, your astrological sign offers unique insight to help you gain the confident edge that will make others take notice and give you the right kind of attention. So what's your cosmic advantage?
CANCER: Your likeability factor is high because you wear your heart on your sleeve and most people can relate to your emotional journey. You're also warm and welcoming with a tendency to make others feel at home. Your lack of pretention is disarming, and it helps people open up to the degree that confidence is no longer an issue. You bring things to the human level — people relating to people — and therefore, the need to impress or persuade is trumped by the need to understand and be understood.
There will be instances in which your natural inclinations won't be enough to get the situation in order. When it's your turn to perform a presentation, give a speech or deliver difficult news, other skills will come into play. In those instances, practice and repetition help you come across just right.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Avid Justin Bieber fans call themselves "Beliebers" these days, and they are excitedly awaiting many appearances by this young pop star, including his hosting debut on "Saturday Night Live." Bieber's natal sun, Venus and Saturn are in Pisces, the sign of old souls. Mercury is in musical Aquarius, and Uranus and Neptune are in the hardworking, business-oriented sign of Capricorn.
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