By Holiday Mathis

March 11, 2012 6 min read

The Scorpio moon stirs our deeper passions and focuses our attention on the serious matters of life, death and the transformations that occur between and beyond those two points. The moon's journey angles Venus, Jupiter, Pluto and Mars, and many feelings, tones and areas of life will be visited over the course of the day.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You'll have the opportunity to focus on your strengths. This doesn't come along every day! When you play to your talents, the people around you perk up, and something magical occurs.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll be engaged in your activities and will successfully complete what you set out to do. The most important element of your day will be the planning of it, however informal that process may be.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You'll connect with people you like immensely and also with those you like a little less. The real social genius in you comes out when those people don't know which category they fall into.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You have a way of lifting the energy around you, especially when you talk about what you believe in and your dreams. You'll be elegant and persuasive as you speak from the heart.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You are enterprising and courageous today, and you'll delight people whether or not it's your intention to do so. You have a grand sense of showmanship and presentation.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It's your day to go for the long shots. Be an optimist and maybe a bit of a gambler, too. You'll enjoy unlikely results. A scattershot strategy will be surprisingly effective.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The details have a way of weighing you down. You refuse to get mired in minutiae. You'll dim your critical thinking skills in order to get a sense of the big picture.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When someone asks how you are doing, it's really an opportunity for you to network, further a cause or share a bit of news that puts you in a nice light. Think of what you want to say.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Relationships are complicated. But things don't have to be sorted out all in one day. Consistent efforts over a long period of time will have the most meaningful effect.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Without being bossy or overbearing, you'll just naturally run things. Everyone will step out of your way. You'll express yourself with an easy confidence and enjoy a heightened appeal.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You make every effort to ensure that you show up strong for your loved ones. You also care about how you're being perceived by outsiders, and this perception will definitely impact the opportunities that are made available to you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You have a nice connection with fellow water signs, Cancer and Scorpio. Consider going into business together, making family introductions and/or other ways of taking these relationships to the next level.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (March 11). You'll enjoy a certain inner peace and evenness throughout the year. Whether there are flowers or snow on the ground, your internal weather is mild. Loved ones give you the kind of care that makes you feel special. Big events come together in the spring. June brings excitement and culture. Aries and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 20, 14, 33 and 19.

FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: When Mercury goes retrograde, as he will on Monday, the learning opportunities abound. Through April 4 of this year, Mercury will travel backward, first through Aries and then through Pisces, to help us review and reconsider the workings of day-to-day life. During this transit, the merry prankster may seem to behave like a mischievous elf, hiding your car keys or playing memory games that make you forget where you parked. What other fun tricks will Mercury have up his sleeve? Dropped calls and miscommunications are his specialties. He also enjoys traffic jams, overdue library books and long lines at the grocery store. So where do the lessons come in? It's up to you to draw conclusions, but the key is to look for the opportunity your situation affords. For instance, miscommunication may be an opportunity to get to know what another person really wanted to hear. Or maybe it's a chance to assess and manage your expectations and the expectations of others in the future. Or perhaps it's a chance to learn another person's love language or particular style. Losing things might provide an opportunity to get organized, downsize for simplicity's sake or determine what is truly important to you. Stay positive this week, and keep looking for the benefits.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: This Pisces is considered one of the greatest scientific thinkers of all time, even though early in his life Albert Einstein struggled to harness and focus his extraordinary genius and was even expelled from school. Born under a Sagittarius moon, his expansive ideas changed the world. His natal Mercury, Venus and Saturn were in headstrong, curious Aries. Jupiter in Aquarius shows a mystical side.

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