Unless you're an actual time traveler, there's no such thing as being ahead of your time. However, being on- or off-trend is a quantifiable and real thing. If people aren't getting what you're dishing, consider communicating it differently. Experiment. Present it again. It's a new era for Mars, and the trends are changing as you read this.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Etiquette is an ever-expanding body of knowledge. With each new forum for communication (and a new social media platform popping up every week) comes a different set of rules. Avoid pain by learning the rules.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The world is conflicted enough. It really doesn't need one more person in there cultivating conflict. The instinct to do so, even in a kidding, intellectual or artistic way, is something to examine before acting on.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You'll get a second chance at your pitch. This time, you're all warmed up; you know your idea even better; and you've shifted a few things to fit your audience. Things will go well for you.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). The person who's trying to get to know you may not know what to ask, or delve into the wrong topics, but that's where your social skills will shine. You'll take charge and get it all back on track.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Mistakes can be embarrassing, but not making them is much, much worse. Our personality is enhanced, our personhood expanded, all through making mistakes. Go make some!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There is no one in the world who can irritate you quite like a member of your original family. This is why it's good to go into interactions with them with the intent of giving an extra berth of generosity and graciousness.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It's hard for harmonious Libras to understand this, but there are people who actually enjoy conflict. It energizes them! And since you do not feel the same, it's best to leave them to it. Run — don't walk — the other way.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Love is the answer. Getting to love is the question. Luckily, there are many maps. Poems are maps. Songs are maps. There are also clues in nature and in stillness.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Decide and then go with it. You're right. Or you'll figure it out. It's just that there's no time to waste vacillating between options when there's incredible opportunity to create momentum today.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Only give criticism that's asked for, and even then, consider that criticism may only be the cover for what's really being asked for, which is more along the lines of validation or attention.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'd rather be loving than nervy. You'd rather be compassionate than try to be funny and fall flat — or worse, be accidentally hurtful. Also, being loving is just easier.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You have seen it happen time again where people underestimate how fragile the human ego can be. It's why you're so very careful with the feelings of another today.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (March 30). Some of the wonderful things that happen this solar journey are things you expected and have been working toward for some time. But your favorite events will be fortuitous surprises, or things you turned into good fortune that didn't strictly look like that from the onset. Also, there's a contract in April and a move in January. Taurus and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 18, 5, 20, 43 and 1.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "Do you think there is life on other planets? I'm just wondering how this fits in with astrology. I'm an Aquarius, and I totally believe that we will be visited by aliens in the next 10 years. Already we've found fossils in meteors, right?"
I don't know about the meteor fossils, but I think that your fascination with aliens might be a portal to your higher imagination that is not to be taken for granted. Have you ever considered writing about your alien fantasies? What do you want to happen when aliens touch ground? Will they be friendly? Will they take over? Both? And what do they want with us? The answers to these questions and more may tell you more about your current scene than you would think. Your abundant creativity has been known to crowd out reality from time to time, but used well, it's also the key to unlocking a new reality that is better-suited for a brilliant dreamer like you. Bonus: You just might come up with stories to delight your friends and attract fans.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: From humble means to superstardom, Celine Dion shows the warrior spirit of her sign through powerful music. Her sun, moon and Saturn are in Aries, lending a ferocious drive to be the very best. Mercury and Venus in soulful Pisces reveal a need to communicate emotion and move people spiritually. Her lucky planet, Jupiter, is in Leo, the sign of children and of the entertainment business.
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