Everyone has behaviors they wish they could change. While less than ideal, these ways of dealing with the world thrive in isolation. You never know what kind of good you can do by reaching out to people who might be feeling alone. Bonus: The more social and open you are under this Gemini moon, the better you'll conform to your own standards.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You simply can't learn everything you need to know from a single point of reference, so you'll move around and investigate the story from many different angles.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The phrase of the day is, "That's not how I remember it!" Even while uttering this, the memories will rearrange themselves, having gained greater context and meaning in light of current events.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You'll be presented with ideas that are such a bad fit for you it's almost comical — but don't laugh. Listen. The perspective you'll gain will be invaluable.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). In seeking partnership, pay keen attention to how you feel around other people. This is far more important than what others can do for you on paper. The best partner will make you feel lively and motivated.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You can avoid future awkwardness by playing against the tendency to make endings so definitive. Keep it open. Try, "see you around," "until next time," or "enjoy!" instead of "goodbye."
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Life is your art form. The artist's journey includes playing around with new and different materials to keep things fresh. You'll find something that is "so you," but only if you step out of your current comfort zone.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Opportunity isn't something to wait for — it's something to make. The ingredients are simple: communication in numbers. Write the letter and make the pitch, and then get it to as many people as possible.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). A crowd can't love you like an individual can, and an individual can't love you like a crowd can. You need both kinds of love in your life. They fulfill different needs in your psyche, so don't settle for just one kind.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You don't have to be prepared for everything, only the next thing. Over-preparing is like over-packing — heavy, hard to move and harder to organize. Love where you're at. Keep it lean and mean.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You're not lacking in faith, but you should be a little careful about where you put it today. Don't put your faith in one plan, institution or person unless that person is you or someone you love dearly.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). What conspires between you and the competition will not dissuade you, but will instead strengthen your convictions and your fearlessness. You may change your approach, but you'll continue the journey.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Embrace your constraints; they make you more creative. Also, you may suspect that you don't have all the information — good! There's a Forrest Gump kind of luck born of blissful, optimistic ignorance.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 22). Most positive-minded people can find the opportunity in a bad situation. But you will do something much more rare this year: You'll turn an already good situation into an optimal showcase for your unique work. You will touch and inspire people. Your strength springs from family; your best ideas spring from what and whom you love. Gemini and Leo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 12, 9, 38, 2 and 17.
COSMICALLY CURIOUS ABOUT ... SELF-PARENTING (PART FOUR): Adulting is essentially a journey toward becoming the ideal parent of yourself. For Gemini, the idea that each individual person is made up of a multitude of people is not so difficult to grasp. Used to being a twin, Gemini understands that inside each grown person is the person they were at 3 years old — and the person they were at 8 years old, too. There's the devil's advocate, the judge, the jury, the lover, the fighter and, among many others, the kind parent. For Gemini, self-parenting is a matter of recognizing the existence of all those inner archetypes and then choosing to focus on the voice of the parent.
Parenting is not rocket science. It doesn't have to be complicated. The basics of good parenting include protection, nutrition, encouraging optimal sleep patterns and creating an atmosphere where the child can learn and grow on all levels. While there are certain boundaries, limits and disciplines to apply, they should be geared toward helping the child function effectively in a larger social environment. For a Gemini, effective self-parenting involves simply acknowledging that the ideal parent is already inside — the answers are intuitive, and all a Gemini has to do is choose to listen and follow the guide.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: In Drew Barrymore's photograph book "Find It in Everything," she shares her pictures of the heart shapes that have shown up in her everyday life through the years. The multitalented Pisces artist (with Venus and Jupiter in Pisces, too) has more love than ever to celebrate as a mother of two daughters. She'll expand her producing credits this year with the television series, "The Black Rose Anthology."
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