If you feel like you don't have all you need to find your way, it means you're doing life right — like an adventurer. People on adventures need guides, models, instructions, recipes and signage. People who are not on adventures need different things like a good beverage and the remote control — excellent though not adventurous implements.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). There are talents you have that some of your friends just don't understand. At best, they accept this part of you but can't appreciate it. You deserve to be nurtured, not merely tolerated. You could use a few new friends.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There's a difference between being carefree and being uncaring. You're attracted to happy, lighthearted people who are also empathetic and intelligent — in other words, people like you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Structure inspires. This is why thousands of years later, Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids get visitors by the droves. Fates favor your structural fortifications today, whether through routine, business plan or blueprint.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Compromise isn't always the way to please both parties. When each settles for something different from what's wanted, it's a lose-lose. If you want to win all around, you'll have to get creative.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It's not like you can go buy willpower when your supply is running low. But you can replenish by demanding less of yourself and taking it a bit easier. This is kindness you deserve. Be sweet to yourself.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There's no reason to believe a stranger is the enemy, or the hero, lover, rainmaker... Resist projecting onto people what you want them to be. The stranger is only an opportunity to know who the stranger is.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Everyone on the outside of a group wants to know what's going on inside. The longer the line at the door, the more interesting the experience seems. Use the principle in your social life.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The gods don't rush around. They have all the time in the world to get there. Move slow today and you'll have the confidence and appeal of a powerful entity.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It will be a little tricky to find balance in your thought processes, but there's good in whatever side you err on. If you overthink things, at least you care. And underthinking them shows a certain level of trust in the universe.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Stay humble. It will be challenging because you'll be complimented and given power. You'll be praised and given options and shown better things than the others get to see. Regardless, keep your ego as small as possible.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The things people will let slip — that they're thinking of you, that you're one of the dear ones... — these things matter and are more telling than is comfortable. You're a favorite. How does that feel?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Forcing yourself to behave won't work. The childish part of you doesn't care what the mature part wants. Distraction, gentleness, framing things differently, incentives, patience — these are the self-parenting tactics you need.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 26). You'll make yourself strong so you can be ready for the opportunities you really want and the changes coming late May. Strength comes with repetition of what works, experimenting to find the best methods and modeling yourself after knowledgeable mentors. Your charisma builds with every good decision. Sagittarius and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 40, 22, 37 and 17.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "I have Mercury 3 degrees above my ascendant node, so it is conjunct yet still in the 12th house. I also have my moon in the 9th. I have been thinking of writing a book. How does one start the hugeness of this?"
With your ascendant node so close to Mercury, the communication planet, an epic journey of the imagination is implied. The ascendant node represents goals you feel compelled to achieve in this lifetime. The 12th house placement suggests that you could establish a strong connection with the muses. Your emotional moon in the 9th house of mental exploration seals the deal.
For you, the best way to start your book will be to dive in and begin a relationship with inspiration itself. The practice of daily writing without too many rules or expectations will serve you well. If you try to plan your book without first greeting your inspiration, everything will become too logical and difficult early on. You need to claim your creative channels through free-flowing, purposeless writing before you start any particular method of storytelling. Once you've written for several consecutive days and weeks, you'll better understand the book that is in your heart, and then you'll more easily find the method or teacher to match.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Balladeer Michael Bolton is not only a chart-topping artist; he's also a wizard of advertising, having composed, sung in and been featured in several multimillion-dollar advertising campaigns. The smooth-singing, soulful Pisces artist was born when Jupiter, the planet of good fortune, was in Taurus, the sign that rules money and the voice.
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