People behave better when they feel better. This conjunction of the sun and Neptune has some of us so in our own minds that we might forget that the brain is a part of the body and in need of the same basic care that helps the rest of the body thrive — plenty of water, sleep, nutrition, sunshine (if you can find it), fresh air and exercise.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Strategy will be required. Tending to all the little things that come up could distract you from what you really need to do. Step back and choose the tactics that line up to support your larger goal.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). People who talk a lot don't necessarily communicate a lot. But you know the difference between talking and saying something, and will find people with a similar style. Together you'll get things done.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). No one said human dynamics were logical. It is possible to admire someone you don't agree with, love someone you don't like and be attracted to someone who's totally not your type. It's complicated!
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Common courtesies are often not as "common" as you might think. You'll find people to be either unaware of their infringement of the social rules, or going by a completely different set.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It may feel as though you and a certain gatekeeper are adversaries. You're not. You're two people addressing individual needs that may or may not coincide. You have to discuss it to find out.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Even if there's more pressure than usual, and a few other things going against you like, say, the weather or a lack of funds, it will still be a good day. In fact, these are just the sorts of obstacles that allow you to shine.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You'd rather be the bright spot in someone's day than the reason for their stress. Unfortunately, not everyone feels this way. Some people enjoy causing others stress. Avoid them!
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It doesn't matter if the group is large or small, diverse or unified, you know who you are and it is right to be exactly that person and no one else. You'll aim for the best version, of course.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Like water in a glass, everything in your life is moving toward a natural equilibrium. So you don't have to worry about the extremes, or even consciously moderating yourself. Relax. All will settle in.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). In case you need another reason to be kind, nurturing and supportive of yourself, consider that when you're not good to yourself, everyone around you gets a lesser version of you, if they get you at all.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Even though plenty of people in the world work harder and struggle more than you have to right now, the only struggle you can feel is your own. Take it seriously, but take your ability to rise above it even more seriously.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You're so accustomed to doing that not doing may be much harder for you. However, inaction is a key part of your success cycle. Growth will happen in a state of rest. Pause and let success catch up with you.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (March 7). You will accomplish amazing feats in the following manner: An enthusiastic start followed by boredom and an urge to stop, followed by a conscious decision to muscle through. Tenacious, you'll find the next level — accomplishment, fortitude, character development, power, mastery and rich reward. Kudos! Aquarius and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 39, 2, 35 and 17.
10 CRIB NOTES FROM ERATO, MUSE OF POETRY:
1. The asteroid 62 Erato is located on the outer region of the asteroid belt.
2. Many Greek poets invoked the help and favor of Erato at the beginning of their works.
3. Though all the Muses were proclaimed lovely, Erato was considered particularly easy on the eyes and is often depicted with roses, a lyre, and turtle doves.
4. Throughout history the uses of poetry have been varied and numerous and have included poems used to record history, create mythology, worship, seduce, fictionalize, teach, love and more.
5. First came poetry, and then came writing.
6. Poetry is sometimes mistakenly dismissed as whimsical and unimportant when in actuality poetry is vital to the understanding of how language and symbolic systems work.
7. Rhymes are a particular sort of pleasure. They set up a linguistic expectation that, when fulfilled, produce a satisfaction that can range from mild relief to intellectual thrill.
8. Poetry is widely considered therapeutic for the unique way we can process our senses, experiences and emotions through poetic verse.
9. There's a form of fortunetelling called "rhapsodomancy" in which fortunes are divined by a passage of poetry picked at random.
10. Neurologist Sigmund Freud said, "Everywhere I go I find that a poet has been there before me." Journalist Edgar Watson Howe said, "A poem is no place for an idea." Who do you think was right?
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Jenna Fischer, who won hearts and awards as Pam Beesly of the sitcom "The Office," recently rekindled the comedy magic for the series "Splitting Up Together." The Pisces actress was born under a hardworking and nurturing Virgo moon and has Mercury, Venus and Jupiter in the altruistic, friendly and forward-thinking sign of Aquarius.
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