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Mercury and Mars Disagree Mercury, the minister of communication, and Mars, the general of combat, do not at all agree about how this day should go. Mercury in Leo believes that communication needs to be out loud and theatrically presented to be understood. Mars in Scorpio …Read more. Mercury Gets Settled in Leo Mercury in Leo can get overly dramatic, but often there is wisdom in the hissy fit. And considering that we're all hurtling through the universe at thousands of miles per hour at this very moment, it's no wonder we like to feel that we're in control …Read more. Mercury Enters Leo Mercury, road manager and minister of communication, leaves the domestic realm of Cancer for the splashier realm of Leo. External validation feels wonderful, but it's a slippery slope. If you're always going for the applause, you'll lose your moral …Read more. Last Day of Mercury in Cancer Mercury has had an extended stay in the hospitable bed-and-breakfast of Cancer, but that will come to an end tomorrow. As the communication planet wraps up in this part of the sky, domestic details will pop into focus. Handle the day-to-day issues …Read more.
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The moon enters Taurus, turning thoughts to money. You may be feeling pinched, but with the right perspective, you can feel blessed instead. If you have solid shelter, decent food and enough money to pretty much pay your bills, you have more than 80 percent of the world population. Almost 3 billion people in the world live on less than $2.50 a day.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You will teach others how to be self-sufficient. It's a gift that goes beyond anything material you could offer. Your students might not understand the value for years to come, but eventually they will get it.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You may feel helpless to do anything about today's strange scene, but that's where you're wrong. Circumstances change simply because you observe them. You're stronger than you know.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You could be tricky if you wanted to be, but you'll probably see no need since people give you exactly what you want when you ask for it in a straightforward and sincere manner.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You'll be drawn to those who are trying to go beyond themselves to accomplish, learn or share something. You belong in this group, as you stretch to do, understand and give more.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The world seems to be assessing just how tough you are. You may feel emotionally raw by the end of the day. There are those who would thrill to give you caring attention, help and love.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You're getting to be well known for the fact that you follow through. It doesn't matter if it's a small matter or a big one. You make sure to complete the cycle of each action you take on, and this makes you lucky.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You may not feel inclined to work or think hard. You're not being lazy. Your body and mind are telling you that you need time to rest and process the events of the week.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You notice everything now. You may obsess over minor elements that no one but you will care about, and that's what makes your work great. Excellence is in the details.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You need someone and don't realize it. Reach out. Dare to be vulnerable. Ask questions. Otherwise, you will continue to feel like you have it all together, not knowing the difference.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It will be necessary to spend most of your time in the planning and preparation stages of a project.

This leads to success. As long as you have the right tools, you'll see a job through to the end.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You have talents that can be traced back to your ancestral roots. You may get the sense that as you develop and take these gifts into the world, your family smiles on you from the great beyond.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your attention is a force at work. You don't fully understand the extent of it. It will be as though part of the universe awakens because you acknowledge it.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (March 24). You'll be drawn to mysterious situations, and your work is more delightful because you don't quite know how things will turn out. Relationships either feel right or not, which makes navigating your personal life rather simple. Heed your instincts, and love is light and enjoyable. May and July are stellar for finance. Sagittarius and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 21, 38, 23, 44 and 48.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "In a meditation this evening, I saw a door. The door was wooden, maybe pine wood, with a black doorknob, and I saw the black hinges. I thought it would be a new opportunity, but when reading my dream book, the symbol said the door meant 'liberation.' What do you think?"

How intriguing! I love doors: portals to different worlds. I believe that you are a different person every time you open a door and step forward. You are influenced by the new world behind the door, and the new world is forever changed because of your influence, even if you don't do anything more than observe. And if the door leads to your own bedroom or back yard, these places are still new worlds. They were one way before you arrived, and your arrival opens a host of fresh possibilities.

I think you're right about the "opportunity." The symbols in your meditations or dreams belong to you. Before you consult the books, ask yourself what they mean to you, and try to go as deep as you can with your inquiry. For instance, did the door open outward or inward? Was it easy or difficult to open? What was your feeling standing in the doorway?

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Aries actress Reese Witherspoon often plays characters with a fiery, feisty spirit that matches her sun sign. She was born when lucky Jupiter was also in Aries, signifying that she is most fortunate when she follows her instinct to fight for what she believes and wants. Her natal Mercury and Venus in Pisces are aspects that benefit any actor, offering a gift for empathy that lends itself to the art.

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