The Capricorn moon influence recalls the cosmic clock and prods our personal feelings about the passage of hours or decades, as it were. None of us has to try to grow older. It happens naturally, and usually, all of the things that come with an age are included in the package, no matter what we do to invite or combat those realities.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Now you're thinking about that thing you wanted and didn't get. In retrospect, you didn't want it that bad. It's a good thing your efforts led you to this place, with these things that matter to you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The human brain loves a routine and is driven to build one with or without our involvement. You want a routine you've consciously constructed, so you'll get intentional with the cause.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Try not to let schooling interfere with learning, which is, of course, totally different. To know only the steps involved and not the theory behind a thing is to be as educated as a robot.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your excitement over a cause will surge and wane, which is nothing to be cynical about. Instead, use the momentum of high emotional tides to buoy your spirits and augment production.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The day brings a denouement before the curtains close on a chapter. Conflicts will be resolved, scores settled, tension released. You are better for having endeavored. On to the new!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). When you owe someone an apology, you'll give it. In the meantime, apologizing unnecessarily will erode your self-confidence. Better to stand in the situation and face whatever strange energy exists.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Here they come — people who not only appreciate your good qualities but will promote and showcase them as well. It's because you're ready. Also, there's something for everyone to gain.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You'll allow yourself some of what you want, but not all of it. It won't drain your willpower to save some for later because you're so focused on the joy of playing the long game.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Don't believe everything you say to yourself today. Just because a voice happens to be coming from inside you instead of from the outside world doesn't make that voice true. Nor is it your real opinion.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Birdsongs are sweet, but you don't like to keep anything in a cage. In all relationships, you'll try to hold on to the moment without holding anyone from their freedom.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You're striving for something. If you happen to arrive at that moment when the other person is looking away, keep practicing until you can do this trick consistently and on command.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Habits of mind are just like other habits, in that they creep into your life and take over. You may as well be adding the ones you'd prefer instead of falling into whatever comes along.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (March 18). Nature is the story of this world, and you are nature, too. Your experiences in the biosphere will teach you profound lessons of being and will open pathways of spiritual levity. You'll be responsible for the progress of a group because of the care you give this endeavor. It all develops beautifully. Love and travel fill your summer. Aries and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 2, 14, 41 and 20.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: More on yesterday's question: "Holiday, I recently read that loneliness is genetic. What? How could this be true? I'm a Pisces, and I have the gene apparently..."
Since one can still be lonely while interacting with others, the remedy involves not more social time and contact but better social time and contact. The first step in the cure is a realization that the methods we have learned about relating to and bonding with others are imperfect, as evidenced by the reality of our loneliness. Next, comes a decision to learn a better way. As in all learning, there's an element of experimentation to be open to, and a willingness to make mistakes while you're figuring it out. Getting to know and connect with others might require such things as exploring new environments and being friendly with different people. Social skills around listening, sharing, being useful and of service, vulnerability, humor, levity, ease... these will be hot topics to study, find techniques for and practice. But the main work of loneliness is in shoring up the discrepancy between the social relationships we have and the social relationships that we perceive as ideal. Much loneliness comes from believing we are somehow not OK and not doing relationships right. To realize that everyone feels different and somehow unacceptable at times (and that feeling it does not make it true) may be the balm that soothes the immediate pain of loneliness.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Maroon 5 frontman and former coach on "The Voice" Adam Levine is a soulful Pisces born under a sultry Scorpio moon with Uranus also in Scorpio. Scorpio energy can be as raw and revealing as a love song and as bold and provocative as a photo campaign. Water is a conductor of electricity, which can take various forms, including the energetic charge of art, performance and music.
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