No one said that bringing two sides together was going to be easy. The more complicated and intricate a thing is, the more specialized its counterpart has to be. Think about the common zipper. It took decades to develop, but once it caught on, it became the fastest way to close a gap. Similar closes are possible under the Gemini moon.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). It would be very easy to accidentally paint yourself into a corner today, and if you follow along, just doing the next thing and the next that occur to you, you'll wind up stuck. Make a plan before you start, and then stick to it.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Remind yourself how much you want to better people's lives before you start your work today, as whatever you have front of mind will change everything.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Life is improvisation. What's tossed your way will be nothing like you asked for or expected, but because you want the "scene" to go well, you'll accept whatever you're given and build on it.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). If you go from glimpsing your own glory to avoiding mirrors for fear of locking eyes with ineptitude, then you're healthier than many. It's the ones who never doubt themselves you have to look out for. Take a breath. Believe.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You can recognize the value in a thing and still somehow know that it's not for you. It just doesn't feel right. It doesn't quicken your pulse or make you want to lean in. Trust those instincts. Say thank you. And move on.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You have excellent questions today and will get quick answers if you ask those questions properly, which is to say directly, simply and unemotionally.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The shamans say that stones, oceans and mountains are alive and communicating. Of course, things that are not human do not communicate in human voices. Interpretation is key in all things today. Put out your feelers.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Right now, you're too close to the picture. You're getting the texture of brushstrokes without knowing what you're looking at. Step back. This can be most easily accomplished through actual physical distance. Take a trip.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The best things happen when you're listening, receptive, still inside and out. Feeling acknowledged, others show you their best and learn to trust you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). A very high-status person acting like a regular goof is charming. A low-status person goofing is annoying. Someone midrank behaving as expected is boring. Consider your place in the game and how to play it effectively.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). No one knows what to say. So you can relax and let yourself off the hook for whatever you did say, reflexively, accidentally, clumsily, frustratedly... It got out, and now you can learn from it or just forget about it. Your choice.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). This day is a sequence of seemingly unrelated events, but you'll see a thread through them and extrapolate a meaning that's personal to you. You're the true artist, making very specific choices from the varied palette of life.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (April 9). You'll take care of business, the first business being your own personal fulfillment. Making pleasure a priority isn't always hedonistic. This year, figuring out what delights your senses will lead you down a path of greater health and contribution. What you learn in June helps you sock money away for an adventure. Leo and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 40, 3, 33 and 18.
VENUS IN PISCES AND THE HEART'S INTUITION, PART TWO: "Follow your heart" is the cliche that beats at the center of most of the world's feel-good stories, and though the message is ubiquitous, it's also impervious to overuse. It's as if, at this logic-driven place in human evolution, we need to constantly be reminded that there is a different wisdom worth heeding than what can be mentally conjured. What seems smart in the short term can prove disastrous in the long run. Action that serves an individual can have terrible consequences for the group. Unlike the brain, the heart isn't susceptible to the pitfalls of short-term, selfish thinking. While the whirring mind calculates the benefits and detriments as seen in one moment by one person, the heart connects with a larger picture and comes up with answers to serve the collective now and beyond.
As Venus travels the intuitive realm of Pisces, she invites us to rely on our heart's intuition for decision-making. So how can you turn up the volume on the inner guidance system that is your heart? Tune in tomorrow for tips from the love planet in Pisces.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Elle Fanning has several movies coming out soon, including "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" and the romantic "All the Bright Places." This high-energy Aries was born when the sun, Mercury, Mars and Saturn were all in the realm of the warrior (fantastic energy to burn in the chase and fight scenes of action movies!). Venus and Jupiter in artistic Pisces add emotional and spiritual intelligence.
Write Holiday Mathis at [email protected]