In 1962, the artist John Cocteau filmed a speech for the inhabitants of 2000, in hopes they were not all robots. He complained that the same house was being built everywhere, a problem he hoped was not occurring in the future, though of course was and still is. Mercury and Neptune try to help matters though, aligning for a burst of inspired originality.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). As you move into a new awareness, you feel less certain of your direction. What you considered only yesterday the plan that made complete sense, now seems like a weak option. So don't act yet. More will be revealed.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Today comes with a feeling akin to hitchhiking. It feels as if you're hurling down the road of life at a speed you have no control over, in a vehicle that is not your own, and yet you're still getting where you want to go.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Today's variety of ideas is more fluid. The ideas splash and play in a watercourse far from the mainstream but will trickle through and make it there anyway. After all, you have same right to your opinion that everyone else has.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Work opens your horizons in ways you never would have known about were you not willing to dedicate yourself, for an amount of time, to earn an amount of money.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The good comes with the bad. You wouldn't want it all one way. This will become apparent as you'll appreciate the one who keeps you centered, while also appreciating the one who knocks you way off center.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Conversations fragment and loop-the-loop, and then shoot off through the stratosphere. What will you do with all this weird input? As resourceful and clever as you are, you'll either turn it into art or commerce.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You're able to commit fully to what you're into. What you like, you love, all the way through. Therefore, the term "guilty pleasure" doesn't apply. No need to apologize for something that's working for you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Those on the outside want in. You're not good with this right now. You don't have the skills or the hardness to handle begging eyes. Protect yourself. More layers!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). This is a frenzied pace and it needs to be counteracted by a slower frame of mind. Breathe deeply, hold it, let it out. Breath handles what any number of more complicated mental tricks could not.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). What's stifling to you? Is it someone who says that you can't? Is it yourself when you say that it has to be done this way..." This is the day you'll break through the stifling messages.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). How well are you really communicating these days? You know what you mean, but are you letting them know, too, with your eyes, with your body, with your full intention? Consider that your challenge today.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). People come and go through your life. Maybe you don't make it to the top tier and maybe they don't. It's vaguely painful to lose status, but a function of social reality. Something will be rectified along these lines today.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (March 23). You're showing up in a way that few have ever attempted. You're taking little things with great seriousness, serious things with great levity. This is not a sign of disrespect but rather complete respect for a higher guard, a guard that can't be bothered with the silliness of things that don't matter and can't deny what does. Capricorn and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 20, 1, 22, 18 and 33.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "My birthday is April 11, an Aries, and my boyfriend is an Aquarius, Jan. 31. I hope you'll shed light into the never-ending doubts I have about this relationship. We're on our 8th month together. Well, actually, not together. He's in another country. I just wonder if there is a future waiting for an Aries and an Aquarius. He claims he loves me, but I don't know if he really knows what he is saying. Are Aquarians like this? And are Aries really always full of doubt about our partners?"
Generally, I think Aries and Aquarius can have a wonderful relationship. But they are not the signs I'd pick to have an international long-distance relationship. I believe your doubts are well-founded. After all, a steamy correspondence over the internet does not a relationship make. As long as you are far away, Aquarius is free to love the idea of you. At eight months, it's time to get real with yourself. The only way to enjoy this relationship is to keep it in its proper category — a mildly stimulating diversion. Let it fuel your search for love that you can reach out and touch in person.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Happy birthday to Perez Hilton, who started one of the most popular celebrity news blogs in history. If you think gossip is child's play, then you might be interested to know that the Celebrity Gossip King was born when the sun, Mercury and Venus were all in Aries, the sign of fresh, youthful excitement. Perez also has natal Saturn, the planet of lessons, in Leo, the sign of entertainment.
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