Do you believe that you deserve to have fun? How you answer may have more to do with your generation than your personality. Whether you think fun is a birthright or a reward for work, without enjoyment you're not going to be at your best. Give yourself some fun during this transitional time of Venus and Mercury moving into Aries.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Focus on the issue at hand — or better yet, make sure it is squarely in front of your face. Give yourself a choice among options, but don't give yourself the option of procrastinating or doing nothing.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). This is a day when you will begin and end things well. You'll have a stellar sense of what to start and how. But more importantly, you'll know how and when to conclude.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Maybe you'd rather chitchat for 15 minutes than embrace for five seconds. There's something so intimate about a hug that it can be a little unnerving at times. Go for the hug anyway. It's what you need.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your creativity is flowing strong. All your ideas are good, but they're not all shareable. You don't want to overwhelm your audience. Stay on point. You don't want them to lose sight of the forest because one of the trees was so interesting.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Much of the day will be spent doing things that you used to do because you had to. The difference is that now you're doing them because you can. It's an honor to be able to contribute.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your life is mundane exuberance today — a riot of color — all because you know where to look and how to look at it. It's not just about the visuals, either... all of your senses are tuned in and searching for the celebration of life.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If you put up your shield against bad moods, you'll also be blocking out the livelier parts of life. Much will depend on the range you're willing to accept. The pendulum swings as far north as it does south.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Think twice before trading your information for a prize today. Most transactions are harmless, but err on the safe side. An adage for the digital age: If something is free, that means you are the product.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You have a knack for making the scene more vivid to those lucky enough to share it with you. Your secret: The layers of protection you've shed have allowed you to experience things more keenly.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The richest one could be the one who has the most, or the one who needs the least. Either direction is acceptable. Go whichever way appeals to you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). A lot of the conversation today is a competition. If you had to distil it to its essence, it would go something like this: "I'm the best." "No, I'm the best."
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). To understand that money doesn't buy happiness doesn't necessarily make anyone happier with less money. Bottom line, you want more money, and you have your reasons, many of them nonemotional.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (March 6). The next three weeks will bring exciting news, goodwill gestures and the completion of a task that's taken years to accomplish. Three key relationships will lead up to a grand adventure in the summer. A discovery will change your mind, and October brings a move. The best time to invest will be July and September. Leo and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 40, 20, 22 and 38.
COSMICALLY CURIOUS ABOUT... SELF-PARENTING (PART 12). The road to maturity involves becoming an increasingly adept parent to oneself. For AQUARIUS, self-parenting has an intellectual bent to it. Books and higher education will provide guidance and mentorship. Because Aquarius is willing to seek help in this way, Aquarius opens himself or herself up to guidance from the very best — from people who have thought through, tried and tested the concepts. It's a smart way to go, and the benefits of conversation and human contact can't be underestimated, either.
The water bearer is so creative, social and intelligent that an abundance of directions and methods will cross the open mind of Aquarius. Therefore, self-parenting often requires great powers of discernment. Who is worthy of following? What method should I adopt? How can I best take care of myself? Even something as simple as eating styles can get rather complicated when a person is open to being vegan, low-carb, high-carb, raw and paleo, too. For Aquarius, the learning curve of adulting involves allowing for experimentation and not getting too dogmatic about any single approach to life. Different solutions will work for different phases of life. Stay open!
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Pisces basketball star Shaquille O'Neal is widely regarded as one of the best centers of all time; he's also a respected sports analyst, rapper and spokesperson. Mercury and Venus in Aries, the warrior planet, are the aspect of a competitive spirit. Mars in Taurus represents strength, consistency, stability and money. Jupiter in Capricorn also bodes well for material wealth.
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