This year, St. Patrick's Day falls under the jurisdiction of the expressive Leo moon — moon of heart, stories, creativity and entertainment. Express yourself. And if that means airing some feelings, all the better. Holding your emotions inside is not advisable. Just as holding in a sneeze puts unnecessary pressure on your blood vessels, holding in emotions exerts unhealthy pressure on your life.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). To counteract the human brain's tendency to put an emphasis on negative things (so that we remember to avoid those conditions in the future), it will be important to make the good things more memorable. Play them up. Celebrate them in many different ways. And take pictures!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It's pretty easy to get support for old ideas. New ideas usually have to be built first, otherwise no one will understand. If someone does understand and support you before you make the thing, count that person as your No. 1, go-to team member. That kind of faith is a rare and beautiful occurrence.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). People of honor will do quite a lot to follow through on what they said they would do, even if what they originally said was a horrible idea. This is why people of honor need to be given an out sometimes; keeping one's word is important but not always what's most needed. Work together for good solutions.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). People get a sense of who you are by the way you present yourself. Yet there's much more to know about you that you only share with your closest ones, if you share at all. Your parameters and rules are shifting in this regard. You won't give your trust easily, but once you do give it, it will be rather complete.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You already know what you think, so, of course, the opinions that differ from yours are more valuable to hear. This week, the time you spend with people who make you think differently and see things another way will really count toward expanding your worldview and deepening your understanding of how things work.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There are people who feel bored and purposeless and others who never get a break in a life that's almost too exciting, with purpose pressed relentlessly forward. Wouldn't it be wonderful to split the difference? Well, this week, it will happen for you. You'll walk the middle ground, almost as if by magic.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The worst and the best moods you have both involve some amount of self-delusion. It's the same for everyone. As long as you don't believe everything that comes with being in these extreme states, you'll be mighty fine. Anyway, most of the week brings a pleasantly mild mood and pacing.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). "Make yourself useful" is common advice, but there's also such a thing as making yourself too useful. You'll find yourself more in-demand than you want to be this week, and you can balance the equation by making yourself scarce. Such a thing builds mystery, desire, even longing.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your attitude is altered by a new frame of reference. You see the world differently from the way you used to, mainly because you're looking for something unusual, and this changes everything. Suddenly, there's more in each interaction for you. You've a higher agenda, and you'll accomplish your aim.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You know who has a lot of ideas that don't work? Someone with a lot of ideas. It comes with the territory. The flops are a badge of honor. Bonus: People will like you better, because no one can stand a consistently flawless and fortunate individual. That said, you're in for a stellar win this week.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You're not usually one to argue with fate, but right now there's a bone to pick. Certain unfair events seem disadvantageous. Rest assured, this is the short-term view. In the long run, these same "unfair" events are the luckiest things that ever happened, making you stronger, faster, more creative and just better.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The eternal romantic, you hear honeyed words and you're all in. Sure, that attitude will leave you vulnerable. In some ways, vulnerability is the very definition of love. In other ways, stay awake and on-guard or you'll regret the move. This is the quandary you face, but don't worry too much. You'll be brilliant!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: Your direction will be dictated by one person and one person alone — you. You'll turn yourself to face the part of life you see as a good fit for you, and it will be as though a heavenly zephyr fills your sail, coasting you toward this reality. Yes, there will be other states involved, decisions to be made, investments of money and sweat and time, but all this comes in a manageable package. You're extremely capable, beautifully supported and mainly peaceful as you claim your destiny.
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