It's the last day of Mars in Capricorn and an excellent time to review issues of power, leadership and control. How have you influenced others? What tools have been working for you? How well have you been able to steer your own actions and keep on track with your goals? Mars favors adjustments to plan and approach.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Everyone has a different emotional reality. You'll listen until you understand another person. If you don't quite get there, you're already a million miles closer to resolution than people who try other tactics.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You don't see people as adversaries even when they are, in fact, your competition, the obstacle, an opponent or not on your side in general. You're looking for ways that everyone can win, and you'll find them.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You don't have to compromise who you are to fit the situation. However, being a little flexible and strategic won't hurt. Which side of who you are is the best fit to support what's going on?
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Each person you meet will be limited in some way, and perhaps it's a way that you can fill in. Problems are just chances to connect with people.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). One of the many reasons you're a good leader is that you don't require people to be a certain way in order to earn your respect. You respect them how they are and hope for the best, and it usually turns in your favor.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It takes maturity to manage your emotions. You won't express every feeling that comes through you, though you'll be aware of what's happening as you tend to an internal process.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Of course you're different around different people. Only someone who is a closed circuit, perhaps out of self-absorption or obliviousness, would be the same around every single person he or she meets.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Other people's expectations will be extraordinarily persuasive. To avoid being swept up and carried along by them, pause to be sure that what they want aligns with who you are and want to be.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Love is an energy that changes what it flows through, and today, love's transforming currents are flowing through you. The more loving you are, the more lovable you feel.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Some say that power corrupts. Others say it only corrupts the corruptible. The way to find out is to get some power and see what happens. You'll seize such an opportunity today.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The good news is there's no obstacle in your path today. The bad news is there's also no path. It's easier to put on hiking boots than it is to pave the world. Boot up.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). So, you've chosen an identity for yourself that doesn't always match the one you actually live in. These aspirations drive you. Just don't let them keep you from loving yourself now.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (March 29). The meaningful moments keep coming this year, and when you least expect them. You'll slip into the flow of a project, and the feedback you get will really light you up and cause you to slightly change your trajectory. Extraordinary relationships begin in ordinary daily settings. You'll be an important leader in a group, though you may prefer to lead from within lower ranks. January brings a lifestyle upgrade. Cancer and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 20, 1, 44 and 38.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: Everyone is a little deluded, as it's impossible to get through life without making some kind of amplified estimation of one's importance and power in the scheme of things. The trick is to figure out what level of delusion you're dealing with in yourself and others and then try to keep the gap between actual and imagined capabilities within a reasonable range. Reviewing our moves of the last few weeks, especially in regards to our self-concept, ambitions and outsized goals, will be favored activity as Mars moves from Capricorn to Aquarius. If our expectations and assessments have been optimistic, naive or otherwise off base, there's no shame in it as long as we have a sense of humor. With maturity and a different perspective, we can laugh about our mistakes and misestimations and then make new plans that are a little more realistic.
The other key move this week is a Venus transit from Taurus, where the love goddess is luxuriated, to Gemini, where she must renegotiate her position. Relationships will reflect the communicative energy of this passage. People get chatty. New friendships and business arrangements are born of the talks. Just be aware that it's very easy to overtalk, too. Don't sell it when it's already sold.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Actress and crafting enthusiast Amy Sedaris, who's written two books on hospitality and entertainment, is the star of the delightfully disturbing "At Home With Amy Sedaris," a Dadaist masterpiece of television. The searing Aries talent has an unusually diverse astrological chart, which may explain her ability and desire to play such a wide range of characters. She has many astrological energies to draw from including Mercury in artistically and emotionally flexible Pisces.
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