The Aries moon reminds us that at any age, parts of us are young and in need of teaching. Your best teachers are irritants. This may seem so untrue to you that you are, even as you read this, dismissing the idea entirely, longing for a better teacher. But the things that make for an aggravating experience are loaded with the potential to grow you.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). As desperate as it feels, you'd much rather hang around a person who tries too hard than you would one who doesn't try enough. The trier will eventually relax into a productive groove, whereas the slacker will atrophy.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It would be easy to assume people are shallow today, because you are seeing only the surface behaviors of others who are struggling, as you are, to keep up a social discourse appropriate to the situation.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The act of wanting will suddenly set up an invisible and very active energy field around you. Ask yourself, "Does this field seem to be repelling or attracting the object of my desire?"
CANCER (June 22-July 22). "Fun" is not a universal concept. If you accept someone else's definition automatically, you're in for a rather tedious day. It's not selfish to ask, "What's in it for me?" In fact, everyone will be better off when you explore this.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). One way to make the minutes seem to go on forever is to engage in conversation with self-centered people who care nothing of your interest level in the topic or of the entertainment level of the delivery.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll be hit by a very rare form of nostalgia, one that centers on a poignant longing for the here and now. This is how you'll know you're just where you should be.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Chances are you will not have the luxury of a coach or a cheering squad today, but take heart. The results you get, whatever they may be, will teach you better than any coach could. And good results will encourage you onward.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The great thing about your many responsibilities is that they don't all need to be handled at once. Pace yourself. Also, when you're around extremely capable people, you'll feel more capable — or maybe even super.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). People care about you more than you know and love you more than you want to know. To be so adored is a responsibility you don't take lightly or handle easily. But take it — and handle it — you will.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There will be temptations galore today! You'll definitely use up your wells of self-control if you stay in a place where you can see them all. A supportive environment will be your key to staying on track.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You can progress from point A to point B without hard work. Make no assumptions going in. You'll most likely be able to progress through communication and the application of what you already know.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). What's well within the rules may be nonetheless morally wrong. And the thing that breaks the rules may very well be the rightest and best thing you could do.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 22). Life's interruptions will be your biggest blessings this year, especially if you cultivate calm and resolve to find creative solutions. Keep your awareness keen through the next six weeks. You'll get signs that point you to money and red flags that wave you away from troublemakers. July and September are extremely romantic. Capricorn and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 49, 33, 39 and 16.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "Tell me something good about my upcoming Jupiter return. I've been messing up royally lately, and I could really use a reset. Do you think this could be it?"
Remember when Superman turned back time for selfish reasons, to save Lois Lane? Well, maybe it wasn't so selfish, but he broke the rules of his power, thereby unleashing enough evil in the galaxy for a couple of sequels. In a similar vein, James Bond has a weakness for evil beauty; Harry Potter is too quick to anger; and Edward Cullen is a manipulative bloodsucker (but hey, what vampire isn't?). My point is that a flawed hero makes for a good story. As the mack daddy of the zodiac, Jupiter definitely falls into the category.
The good-fortune planet represents abundance, freedom and dumb luck. Jupiter's return to the place it was when you were born (which happens every 12 years) is definitely something to look forward to, akin to winning money or having a wish granted. Yet it can't be denied that many lottery winners fail disastrously at being rich and that so many answered wishes have led to unforeseen negative circumstances that "be careful what you wish for" is a well-worn cliche.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Ginnifer Goodwin taps into her Gemini nature with her twin roles of Snow White and Mary Margaret Blanchard on the hit series "Once Upon a Time." Venus and Jupiter were in maternal Cancer when Goodwin was born, signifying that her children will bring her the deepest fulfillment and satisfaction in life. Having a natal moon and Neptune in Sagittarius, as she does, is emblematic of an adventurous spirit.
To write to Holiday Mathis, visit www.creators.com/author/holiday-mathis and click "Contact."