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FOR RELEASE: THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012
I hope you like yourself a great deal, because you'll need to get on your own team now. There seems to be no end to the number of tricky, sticky situations to be navigated. So walk out into the cosmic complications of the day after a unifying chat in the mirror — but not with the image of your body but with the soul behind your eyes.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You'll get to choose your leader, which puts you among a small minority of humans in the history of humanity. You'll be drawn toward those with the ability to unite people in a sense of profound purpose.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll cotton to what's important. This skill alone will put you in a category above the crowd. You don't even have to tell anyone what you're doing, because who you are is apparent.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There's a dreamy quality to the day, but even when you wish things were different, you realize the power you have. When you decide to put your hands on the controls of life, the drive begins.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You are trying to do too much on your own. Additionally, you hardly know where you're going. Is it so difficult to ask for a map or a road sign, cosmically speaking?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). No explanation or excuse will be necessary, so don't offer one. You're a fun-loving person, which boils down to precisely this: The "why" question is almost always followed by a "why not?"
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Moving along life's path, you will stub your toe. It's inevitable. When it happens (maybe today, maybe tomorrow), just praise yourself for moving as opposed to trying to stand still.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The windows and doors of knowledge are wide open, inviting you to learn all you can. Try new things. Repeat your experiment until you feel you've learned something of value.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Social influences are strong, but they cannot trump your sense of morality, poetry and innate justice. Don't concentrate so intently on your vision that you lose sight.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The past got you where you are now. That doesn't mean you have to be in love with what happened, but you can at least come to terms with it. Doing so paves the way.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Someone who is younger than you will be telling stories about you in the decades to come. This makes for some interesting choices on your end.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Usually, you wouldn't think twice about what the neighbors, or anyone else, think of you. But lately you've started to notice how your reputation affects your options, and you'll curb your behavior accordingly.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There's nothing about love that will make sense to you today, and it absolutely shouldn't make sense. If it did, you wouldn't be moved to express yourself in such a creative manner.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (March 29). For the next 10 weeks, you'll focus on intellectual growth. In June, you'll put your time and sweat into achieving states of personal beauty and relationship harmony. Learning and applying your knowledge to improve your finances will be a favorite concentration. A family celebration in July will bring a lucky connection. Libra and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 2, 20, 14 and 8.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "I'm a 16-year-old Aquarius. I play the drums and piano and write songs. I also dabble in programming music. My pop says I should have something to fall back on in case music doesn't work out for me. What do you think?"
I posed your question to a professional musician I know, and she said, "My parents told me the same thing, but I didn't listen. In retrospect, life might have been much easier for me had I acquired a few more viable skills early on. Even so, there were certain adventures I never would have joined if I'd had something — anything at all — to lose. I guess what I'm trying to say is that the choice is highly personal."
Your sign tends to rebel. Uranus is your guiding planet, and there's usually some kind of revolution going on inside you, even in the more peaceful stages of your life. Music can soothe the soul, but more often it stirs the rebellion.
Music is a demanding mistress, jealous and unhappy unless you give her your full attention. It takes a mighty commitment to become great. If you get so much pleasure from practice that you don't think of it as "work," then the life of a musician just might be for you. Best of luck!
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Whether she's dressing in meat suits or setting new Twitter records, Lady Gaga is on a mission to drop jaws. Her sun and Venus in risk-taking Aries promises that the provocateur will keep seeking new methods. Mercury in imaginative Pisces indicates endless sources of inspiration. Mars and Neptune in Capricorn, the sign of stellar business sense and career longevity, declares the artist is here to stay.
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