Venus and Mars Strive

By Holiday Mathis

March 21, 2019 6 min read

Considering the position of Venus and Mars, attempting to make others feel accepted is noble work. The way to communicate appreciation will vary from person to person. It can be challenging to get a smile out of someone you don't know well, unless that person happens to think a lot like you. But this sort of challenge is well worth taking on.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). So many people push feelings to the bottom of the drawer in hopes that they'll disappear, but of course, it doesn't work that way. Feelings have to be felt in order to be processed.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You're not afraid to jump into the action today and take responsibility for getting a few things done. You're building emotional muscle tone and increasing your capability. The more you do, the easier it is for you to do more.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You could go on quietly putting up with someone's less-than-optimum behavior, but should you? With one small correction, you could make it stop. Consider the consequences carefully, as this could be worth the risk.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). When your self-control plummets (for reasons mysterious to you), you might consider going the opposite direction. Maybe you were being too strict. What about doing nothing? Surely, that has merits as well.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll branch out, explore, express yourself in a number of mediums, work with a variety of people. This you're allowed to do, as everyone is — though few will be as adventurous as you.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The way you express yourself is very specific to you. Certain common words just don't suit you; there are manners and exchanges that just don't feel natural to you. You're unique, and people are loving that about you today.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Sometimes it does feel like you're not entirely responsible for your works, as though you're inhabited by a mysterious self and just as surprised as anyone by what you come up with.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There's much that needs to be accomplished, so the tone gets a little more serious than perhaps it needs to be, and someone like you has just the attitude needed to lighten things up.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). While it isn't possible to see the situation exactly as others do, attempts at this will bring a much-needed new angle. (You might be surprised by how rare it is that anyone even tries to find a different perspective!)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You're feeling not quite your age, or rather, you're identifying with people of different generations. and this brings a bit of welcome excitement and disarray to your day.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). People will be speculating about what can and cannot be done, and today, they will be mostly wrong about this. So instead of fretting over possibilities and impossibilities, jump in and start building.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You don't have to know how a thing is made to use it well. In fact, you'll use a certain tool differently than its creator intended, and in this way, you're pushing the technology forward.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (March 21). You see the world a certain way, and it will fit nicely into your framework. Your positive influence will continue to touch people long after you've gone home. The ways you work on yourself will alternate between fun and seriousness, discipline and whimsy; effectively, you're taking the art of living to new levels. Aquarius and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 28, 30, 1 and 49.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "I'm a Pisces guy (March 4), and I've been long-time friends with a Leo girl (July 27). We've been dating for a few months, and now she wants me to be her boyfriend. I like her, but part of me wants to keep her at arm's length for some reason. I want to remain friends even if we don't take our relationship any further."

Trust your Pisces intuition. Your moon is in Leo, and you've got fire signs in your chart that make you very compatible with this girl. But she needs a lot of attention and time from a boyfriend, and you need to develop in other areas of your life before you'd be willing to give her the level of interest she requires. It's going to be hard to go back to being friends now that you've crossed that line. (When Leo women get their feelings hurt or their ego bruised, it's not pretty.) But if you reach a comfortable point in your romantic relationship, you can at least keep things from going further. She will get bored of staying in the same place for too long and break up with you. That's one way I see you can remain friends.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Though she is well-known for her work in romantic comedies such as "Election" and "Legally Blonde," versatile Aries Reese Witherspoon is equally convincing in other sorts of roles, which lately have crossed into the realm of activism and design. Natal sun, moon and Mars in Aries indicate a fiery, passionate intensity of spirit. Witherspoon's Mercury and Saturn are in artistic Pisces.

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