Mars and Jupiter form a lucky aspect for those who seek to build their own character and skills. True beauty has integrity. In the days of old, people were famous for deeds of great heroism or great contribution, witnessed by those they helped. Now people are famous for promoting themselves. Of course, putting fame first is folly.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your intuition will be extremely strong, which has its upside (you know who to talk to and who to avoid, and you can smell a winning situation from miles away) and its downside (you're sensitive to bright and noisy things).
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Be willing to fight for what's yours. This is the nature of ownership. From time to time, it gets tested. Maybe it's annoying, but at least this reminds you the value of a thing.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You've many ways to renew your energy, some of them opposing. Exercise restores you, but so does rest — sometimes silence, other times song. Experiment. You might be surprised what makes you feel better today.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). There's a lot you'll do in the name of making others happy, especially those you care a great deal about. But some of these activities just aren't a good fit for you. It's the best when they smile just seeing you be you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). People don't appreciate the things that are just handed to them as much as they love the things they've worked for. Keep this in mind before you give or accept anything today.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Aesthetic qualities matter to you. This isn't a signal of shallowness, far from it. Beauty is a window into the vibrancy and health of things. Color, feel, light, symmetry — they are all signals.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There's nothing quite like the feeling of people banding together for a common cause. The sense of belonging can't be beat. It doesn't take away the risk, but there's comfort in knowing the risk is shared.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It's nice to be needed. It makes you feel important. But there are those who will take advantage on this, leaning on you instead of becoming self-reliant. It actually weakens them to help too much.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Assumptions are bad for education. You can't learn if you think you already know. You'll learn fast once you forget what you've already got in your brain on the subject, clean the slate and begin anew.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). When you think of boredom as a kind of dull pain, it makes sense to relieve it. The best relief is actually healing, and it won't come from a distraction that takes away from an experience, it will come from going deeper into it.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It's like you're looking for yourself, even though you're not technically lost. But you sense there's more in the situation to absorb, know and feel, if you can only bring yourself fully to the moment.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). When people say, "You remind me of..." it's not an insult. Rather, it's a signal of their limited experience and perception. Anyway, keep striving to be so uniquely yourself that this sort of comparison is impossible to make.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 24). It's as though your pleasure is a top priority for the universe. Many pleasing situations show up requiring very little effort from you. And as long as you keep appreciating, the gifts keep coming. March brings the sweet end to a chapter and an exciting start to the next. Travel and a business deal will be part of this. Pisces and Leo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 39, 1, 18 and 31.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "I want to move out on my own, but my parents are so old-fashioned, they think a woman who is unmarried shouldn't live on her own. I know they grew up in a different culture, but I feel like they are now ruining my life. The only way they'll let me move is if I'm in college, as if that's any safer. I don't even want to go to college, and I don't want to lose them forever. But they say that if I move out, then I can't come back. And I'm not going to get married just to please them either. What's a 20-year-old Aries with a Libra moon to do?"
Parental units aside, consider that you may be resisting the college idea for the wrong reasons. Besides being a dynamic creator with the raw force necessary to get things done, you also have unique capacity for study and could easily have a facile understanding of law. You'd be brilliant and articulate representing clients in court. You're also well-suited for business. Perhaps you could please yourself by finding a fascinating college study, and then try not to be too offended when your parents are also pleased with you.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Happy birthday to Neil Diamond, one of the most successful adult contemporary artists in the history of the Billboard charts. This singer and songwriter has his natal sun and communication planet Mercury in the quirky, humanistic sign of Aquarius. He says, "I try to be honest and truthful and soulful with the voice I have. If I make mistakes in notes... I don't fix them. That's the way it is."
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