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Moon of Greener Grass There is no one standard of success that applies to all people. The people who wonder why "so-and-so" hasn't "made it big" are frustrated in their own lives. As the moon moves from Sagittarius, the station that sees greener grass on the other side, …Read more. Narcissism in the Fire-Sign Sky As for the people who seem to be in love with themselves, there's something oddly attractive about them at first. If you accidentally become enamored, you're not to be blamed as long as the fiery Sagittarius moon and the Leo sun rule the sky. Just …Read more. Uranus Turns Retrograde The human tendency is to believe the thing that resonates with one's instincts and disbelieve what doesn't, truth be damned. It takes an open mind to fight this tendency and erase bias. As Uranus joins four other planets in their retrograde dance, …Read more. Mercury in a Fire Sign Not only is it bad manners to interrupt people, but it represents a generally narcissistic worldview. The interrupter is suggesting through action that his or her expression is more important than the one currently taking the stand. Mercury newly in …Read more.
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Conversations can turn heavy quickly, but "going there" willfully is not advised. The topics of religion and politics may be unavoidable, but you at least can dig in your heels to slow things down. Note that we're all in danger of landing on the glum conclusion that life is a serious matter. The moon in Gemini suggests that we lighten up a bit.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Learning isn't always as smooth of a process as it is for you right now. Enjoy this stretch of ease. It will be as though you are listening to the sweet intonations of a soothing chorus of wisdom and ancient experience.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your freedom is becoming increasingly important to you. You'd rather try for a weird, far-out dream than risk feeling claustrophobically wrapped in a security blanket.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Partnering with someone who sees you differently will change the way you see yourself. You're skilled in a way you hadn't realized, and with a little more work, this skill will be viable.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You'll shift from mood to mood rather quickly. You could blame it on your connection with the moon, your guiding luminary, and her romantic, mad, poetic influence.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your ambitions may be practical, but they are fueled by a childlike idealism that has been a part of who you are since birth. Knowing what's at the root of your motivation will add gusto to your efforts.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your personal effort will be the ingredient that brings about a quality experience for someone else. You can't help but take that responsibility seriously. This is one of the reasons you're so popular now.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Someone who has wronged you will endeavor to make things right. This person may not succeed in this effort, at least not by your standards, but you consider the effort sincere and may be moved to forgiveness.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It's a complex world, and it takes a complex mind like yours to navigate it well. At the end of the day, you may feel exhausted by your own complications. Nonetheless, count them as the gifts they are.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You keep after your desire because it burns in you. Tenacity is more than a talent or quality; it's a habit. It may be the very habit that helps you go down in history.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Ever practical, you will get on with the business of loving your family and friends in a way they can see, touch and count on.

You believe your works prove the sincerity and depth of your feelings.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). To anyone trying to break into a new business, the business world can be hard and uninviting, an endless series of closed clubs. Your cheerful demeanor helps to melt the first line of defense.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Big change can happen when you start small. You'll make new agreements, especially with yourself. The key to keeping them is to make them extremely pleasurable and easily achieved.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (March 27). Your year opens with a touch of glamour as you improve your personal environment. The next six weeks feature a change in your social lineup. You'll make new friends, and people from the past return with fresh, exciting energy. June features love and laughter and travel. Family events are featured in August. Taurus and Leo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 2, 14, 39 and 30.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "I recently had a breakup that left me somewhat jaded. I hope this year is brighter. My birthday is February 28, 1981. Thanks!"

When you were born, the sun, Venus and Mars were all in the sign of Pisces, indicating that you are sensitive, intuitive, artistic and empathic. It also suggests that when you give your heart, you give it all. You don't inherently know how to protect yourself in love — or even know that such a thing is possible. Once you fall, you go down hard. And yet, with Jupiter in Libra, the right partnerships will open up your world and make you rich in more ways than one. So try not to be, as you say, "jaded." You have much to gain from love!

Use your natural abilities to be a stellar judge of character. Take it slow, and observe carefully. Whether or not a relationship works out for you is more a function of making the right match to begin with than anything else. I know it seems far away, but January and February 2013 bring stellar alliances to benefit every part of your life. Until then, have fun. Get to know many different types of people, and enjoy being single!

CELEBRITY PROFILES: International pop sensation Jessie J suffered a minor stroke at the age of 18 and later declared that the health scare made her a better artist and inspired her to take more risks in life and art. J was born when the sun was in daring Aries and the moon was in show-stopping Leo. Mercury in imaginative and musical Pisces ensures that J will continue to grow and explore with each new song.

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