Some say you can never have too many friends, though it may be more accurate to say you can never have too many acquaintances. Friendships require time and focus, both limited resources. The Venus-Saturn opposition in the signs of home and social standing pose the question: How many friendships can be actually maintained right now?
ARIES (March 21-April 19). If you can swing it, the right time to repair an item will be the minute it's broken. Otherwise, an accumulation starts to take place that's bound to weigh you down. Broken things are bad feng shui.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It is in a moment when cracking a joke might seem most inappropriate or potentially offensive that you are likely to find out the positive force of humor — necessary and relieving.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). What's the point in having joy if you're not able to enjoy it? And shouldn't you be proud of your pride? Wherever you are emotionally, let it be. Sink into it. Play it for all it's worth.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). The change you want to see in others (perhaps one "other" in particular) is the change you'll request of yourself. It is in leading by example that you will alter the course of a relationship.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You may not be sure how high to set the bar. You want candidates to choose from, after all. If none are forthcoming, it's impossibly high. And don't worry: It's easy to tell when it's too low. Your stomach will tell you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Those who take pleasure in the success of others have no trouble finding, joining or running in circles of excellence. It's why you find yourself at a table of winners today.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Love is complicated, if not now, then sooner or later; that much is unavoidable. However, don't confuse "complicated" with "creepy," which is something else, something that has nothing to do with love.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You work hard, and then it's time to rest. That's not a step you can skip without consequence. If you don't make time for rest, rest will happen anyway and without regard to your other plans.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Focusing on others won't always bring happiness, but obsessive self-focus is a dependable route to unhappiness. You'll strike a mighty fine balance, the reward for which will be long stretches of contentment.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You started out with natural talent, but you're getting even better as you go. It's like you were meant for this. It's what you're good at. And because of this you don't need a whole lot of external validation. You know.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Plan ahead. Where are you leaving yourself vulnerable to interruption? The stops and starts will cost you, but with a little forethought, this and other obstacles to success will be preventable.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Dating isn't a game, though it's been turned into one by television networks and board game manufacturers. Both people should be winning. No one should be considered "the prize." This is about a relationship, not an acquisition.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (MAY 26). The bonds of love strengthen. Stay versatile. There will be times to step up and be that stable person who takes care of the situation and other times when you should let people care for you, because that grows the bond too. Epic fun in June and September. Business gets serious and exciting in July and December. Leo and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 2, 24, 40, 1 and 15.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "Which signs are good people?"
None of the signs are inherently good or bad. Goodness is determined by a person's actions and intentions. Each sign has potential to act out of goodness or to do evil deeds. Some acts of goodness come more easily to others, depending on the sign. Aries has a tendency to react quickly to help those in need. Taurus finds it easy to steady those who have trouble finding their moral center. Gemini can solve problems by getting everyone talking. Cancer will act to provide comfort and a sense of belonging. Leo unifies others by entertaining them. Virgo inspires by providing an example of healthy, vital, clean living. Libra brings up the taste level and quests for beauty and truth. Scorpio sees others through life's changes and makes transformation less painful. Sagittarius stands for curiosity and tolerance. Capricorn fearlessly takes on challenges and leads the group to new heights. Aquarius promises a better tomorrow and then uses keen intellect to deliver on that promise. Pisces weaves a loving connection between souls.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Helena Bonham Carter has a knack for joining the casts of movies scheduled for release close to the time of her solar return, including "Ocean's 8," the latest installment in the super star-studded heist franchise. Bonham Carter was born under the theatrical Leo moon and has both the sun and Mercury in the versatile sign of the twins. Her lucky Jupiter is in Cancer, the sign of mothers.
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