In rolls the big, beautiful Virgoean supermoon carrying themes such as health and nurturing on her back. Whatever you do to care for yourself and others, this moon will maximize those efforts. Who should get the best of your attention? You first, and the overflow will touch everyone you love. Self-care is kindness toward all of life.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). It's a planning day. As there's not a week that goes by without a surprise challenge, you'd be wise to work that into the plan. Also, leave room for error and/or irresistible delight.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You won't be able to weed out the problems and keep what's good, because what's good is the problems. The end product will be magnificent not in spite of but because of the challenging way you had to go about getting it.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Every cycle has a winter — a period where the environment drives the being further inside to do the work that must be done in order to grow after the thaw. This work often looks a lot like sleeping.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). What's unseen will be more critical to the action than the action itself. The invisible things don't care whether or not anyone believes in, or trusts, the power of invisible things. Their cycle is the same either way.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). If nothing is inherently good or bad, then how effective could it possibly be to think in these terms? Of course, it's second nature. But if you can question that nature even slightly, new answers and easier ways of managing will arise.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). What if you knew that your mentors considered you, in some ways, to be their teacher? Well, it's true. So you don't have to feel less than or indebted just because you ask for help. It goes both ways.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Are they picking up what you're throwing down? The number of people tracking with you at this point may be small, but it will grow. Don't change the message; just share it with more people.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). What does an evolved spiritual outlook have to do with phone usage? Technology isn't inherently evil or in conflict with spiritual principles, as long as you're the master of your digital usage and not a slave to it.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You appreciate confident people all the while realizing that a social persona may be but the tip of the iceberg of personality. Your respect and social savvy will earn you a friend.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your response will be requested or something like it, maybe your presence, opinion, vote or support. Anyway, part of you is what they'll ask for, and your job is to give the right amount.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Much will be solved by recognizing the difference between gratification and contentment, and by playing the long game. Instead of going for a quick lift, work to bring up your overall level of vitality.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You put people first, before the agenda, before the results are counted, definitely before the money is divvied up. Because of your "people first" approach, you'll take a little longer to get things done, and you'll enjoy it more, too.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 19). Because you're able to pay closer attention, noticing and feeling more, you'll be astoundingly creative this year. You may be put on a pedestal for this quality, though the accolades are not the point. Your heart is full when you create, and the love that spills over into your life and world makes it all a little better. Sagittarius and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 20, 18, 24 and 19.
TAKING ON A SPIRITUAL MAXIM (PART TWO) For the beginning of this thread, see the archives for yesterday's column.
"What others think of me is none of my business."
The saying is a well-intended maxim aimed to empower the individual to act regardless of the opinion of others. The trouble is, it's a little like that mind trick where you tell a person not to think of a purple elephant. The focus of the phrase is such that it conjures precisely what it's trying to avoid.
Of course, if we always concerned ourselves with what was spinning in the next person's brain, we'd never be able to get anything done, and certainly nothing original would be possible. But no one lives in a void. We are social creatures who need one another. Our very survival requires, to some degree, the cooperation of others, and their opinions affect us. To deny this is counterintuitive to human existence.
More on this tomorrow.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Pisces are old souls who often know their path in life at a young age. Actress and singer Victoria Justice fits the bill, as she has been appearing in film and television since the age of 10. Her sun and Mercury in Pisces bode well for handling a wide range of roles and musical styles. Look for Justice in the new comedy "Summer Night."
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