There's a difference between adequate lighting and the inspired lighting of artistic displays in museums, shops, hotels and the like. Making things look good by showing them in their best light often requires a thoughtful plan. The moon auspiciously angles Saturn and then Pluto, offering different "lighting" options. Shop around. Choose a good one.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). When the sign ahead is the same one again, it means you're traveling in a circle. That's OK; some roads work that way. Roundabouts, they're called. Any exit you take will be better than a circle to nowhere.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Question of the day: Is it better to break rules you know about or rules you don't know about? If it's an artistic endeavor, it's better to break ones you know about. If it's a legal endeavor, the ones you don't know about are safer.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There's a time to connect with your heart and trust its guidance, and then there's a time to connect with your feet and trust theirs. In other words, some situations you just need to walk away from.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). In order to spend your time on what really matters, you have to develop a sixth sense about what doesn't. A lot of times, "what doesn't" has a petty feeling to it, a nasty little tone that will repel you once you're onto it.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The rules keep changing, and you make it a point to adjust accordingly. Others may be slower to adapt. Just remember that it causes as much pain in the world to give offense as it does to take it.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You are extraordinarily fair today and will have the same opinion of an issue regardless of which side you happen to be on. It's because you clearly see what's right.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You're not sure you can approach with love until you feel love, but try anyway. You may find love as you approach, or you may find it much later when you think about what happened. So just act. At some point, love will be there.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Whereas the socially innocent or immature may think in terms of being around "good people" or "bad people," the socially developed concern themselves with bringing out the good or the bad in people they are around.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). When no one knows what the correct way is, you can do anything, call it anything and see what comes. In short, there's a touch of absurdity in this day. Let's hope you'll flow with it, because there's humor when you do.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). What was difficult becomes easy, not because of some huge personal development or technological change but because of improved organization.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It's easier to start over than to sort through and untangle a complete mess. That said, it's not impossible to sort a mess, and maybe that's the best option if the mess comprises beloved things.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). No one likes a hard sell. Who wants to feel pressured, powerless and possibly victimized? Sensing there's no glory in this type of influence, you'll back off and find the way of gentle influence.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (March 11). You're an integral part of the culture, and you'll enjoy how things change, each development more exciting than the last. Connections with loved ones deepen as you endeavor to make them special. Don't let a winning streak at work get in the way of this! You'll make money either way, so go on and put your people first. Leo and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 1, 4, 48, 9 and 13.
10 CRIB NOTES FROM MELPOMENE, MUSE OF TRAGEDY:
1) There is a large asteroid called 18 Melpomene in the main belt.
2) In some traditions, Melpomene is the mother of sirens, birdlike women who sang sailors to their doom.
3) Melpomene's specialty is tragedy — arguably much easier to pull off than comedy.
4) Many theaters feature depictions of Melpomene holding her tragedy mask.
5) First there were rituals. Everyone took part in the fasting, drinking, dancing, etc. The ritual of theater was different because of the "audience" concept — with spectators who didn't have to do much in the way of personal involvement in the ritual.
6) Politics, religion and entertainment are three societal influencers that have been at odds since the dawn of theater. Theatrical censorship has occurred in every era and culture.
7) Leo is the sign of entertainment. Many entertainers have Leo prominent in their natal charts.
8) Shakespeare said life is a play.
9) Sociologists added to the theory with the development of the dramaturgical perspective, in which we are all acting our parts in life's scenes. Some karmic existentialists believe that we can come back in different roles of the same "play."
10) Always remember that in the show of your life, you get to play the starring role.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: The Madden Brothers, Benji and Joel Madden, have been known to do a wide range of things in the name of charity, from rocking stadiums to making cream puffs on television. The twins of Good Charlotte were born when the sun and Mars were in Pisces and the moon was in theatrical Leo. Having Venus in Aquarius shows a strong impetus to "pay it forward."
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