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Homeward Moon


The void-of-course moon spell will be broken with the moon's entrance into Cancer, her home. This is the moon of domestic harmony and maternal nurturing. Does your home provide sanctuary from the demands of the outside world? If not, that's something to fix pronto, and this is just the moon to support your efforts.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You are not completely immune to social incentives, but for the most part, awards, prizes and the like have little to do with your happiness, identity or sense of purpose.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You're building the secretive elements of surprise and mystery. In order to do this properly, you have to hide the telltale signs. Thinking outside of yourself will help. What do others see when they look in your direction?

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). For some people, home is a place. For others, it's a feeling. For you, it's people. When you're with the ones who know and love you, all is well. Make more time for these people.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You're feeling even more inclusive than usual and are willing to bring people into your mix who might not match, who won't do what's predictable and who will most certainly broaden your horizons on many levels.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You are generous, and you'll give to those who genuinely need it. But you'll be turned off by those who ask for what they don't need or for what they could easily do for themselves.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). For some jobs, a passive, accepting and undemanding partner is just what is necessary. For jobs like the one you're faced with today, you need a partner who could double as a bulldog.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Part of being a loving person is knowing when to back off. You have an excellent sense of how far you can take a joke or how much work you can delegate to others. You are highly empathetic.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You have no tolerance for suspicion or jealousy these days in yourself or in others. That's why you'll gravitate toward people who are trustworthy by nature without ulterior motives.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You have an overall sense that things are getting better and that you're part of the reason this is true. This isn't about optimism. It's about doing good in the world and watching the trend catch on.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Frustration is a good sign — it's a development from self-delusion.

It tells you that what you're doing isn't working. This is the information you need to find out what will work.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). At what point does an outfit become a costume? A uniform? A statement? Matters of fashion, communication and self-image will be on your mind, and you'll have fun honing your style.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You'll experience a breakthrough. It starts with a feeling of relief, and then suddenly you'll know you are smarter, lighter and freer than you were. The old path has ended, and it's nice to be onto something new.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 13). You'll be attracted to more mature and reasonable people, and these relationships make your life easier and drama-free. You are still just as creative, though, and you'll learn techniques to increase your productivity, too. Save your money! The end of August brings an opportunity that will require some cash. Capricorn and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 39, 24, 38, 27 and 44.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "My fiance, a Sagittarius, is a serious long-distance hiker, a passion I do not share with him. He now wants to take on a hike in Dominica that is known to be treacherous. Potential dangers include active volcanoes and the like. He wants to do this three weeks before our wedding date. There's something about this that doesn't sit right with me. Is he trying to get himself killed so he doesn't have to get married? Is he afraid that married life will be so boring that he has to get in all the excitement he can before he takes his vows? Should I be taking this so personally?"

Sagittarius people are famously adventurous, and they feel vividly alive while exploring parts of the world that are new to them. Perhaps your fiance wants to take a risk like this while he is still technically a single man because doing so as a husband, or later possibly as a father, would be irresponsible if not out of the question. It may be an extremely good sign for your marriage that he takes such things into consideration. Of course, you won't really know until you ask him directly — a practice that will hold you in good stead for the duration of your married life.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Taurus actor Robert Pattinson will soon appear with Guy Pearce and Scoot McNairy in a futuristic western set in the Australian desert. Pattinson was born when the sun and Mercury were both under the earthy, sensual influence of the bull. Jupiter in imaginative Pisces suggests that the more creative his artistic choices are the greater his success will be

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