The sensual moon encourages us to seek pleasure and enjoyment in this sweet spot of the week, post-new moon and pre-Jupiter change. The waxing moon in Taurus, the sign of appetites, won't limit the appreciation to food. It encourages us to feed the need that gnaws, be it for excitement, adventure, intellectual stimulation or something else.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You'll recognize your impact and become aware of what you were too modest to see before — specifically, that there are those who cannot act normal around you because your attractiveness is too distracting.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). When you give your love to a person, you give it in a way that transcends the boundaries of time, circumstance, geography... You commit to the life of the relationship, whatever form that takes.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Are you expecting too much of yourself? You'll get better results by taking care of yourself the way you'd take care of a precious and vulnerable being placed in your charge.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You feel like you've been treading water, which is better than sinking but still going nowhere. To move forward, you'll have to change your position and commit to a whole set of different moves.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). People will be apt to blame unsatisfactory results on just about everything but the real reason for the outcome. So go into problems like a sleuth. Don't adopt the commonly accepted theories until you've tested them.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There's nothing about you that needs fixing. Today your problem will go away in two easy steps: Double down on what's already successful and ignore the rest.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Go forward with whatever excites you, as it will be your path to total engagement and an interesting existence. Chances are this is about very simple stuff, so don't overthink it.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). What you're doing and how you're thinking aren't for everyone. As you go deeper into that, you'll attract those with similar values and lose those who can't help you anyway. In a sense, you'll win people by losing people.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It's like you're standing at the gate of fortune waiting for it to open, and it's taking forever. Before you press forward, make sure you have a bone to feed the guard dogs you might encounter.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You go next level with social grace. You take subjects that others are afraid to talk about and make them seem safe. You do this with humor and/or directness. It's a gift — and one that will help someone today.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Getting things done is not the same as making things happen. You'll handle today with an eye to the future, accepting full responsibility for your part in creating it.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Bottom line: People like you. They're interested in what you're up to. This is flattering, yet it's also a little distracting, as you really need to focus by yourself for a while if you're to make significant progress today.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (April 7). Your location matters — a lot! You're strongly influenced by geography, where it's happening for you. Also, there's much you want to do, but more importantly, how do you want to feel? Inspired and empowered, for starters. Feeling and doing goals come into alignment as you let certain people play a bigger part in your projects. Virgo and Leo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 50, 2, 22, 18 and 40.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: A successful outcome never happens as a direct result of pure luck. Some action is always required. Even lottery winners must buy a ticket! Even so, do you think that some people are born luckier than others? Do you believe that certain words or objects can be arranged in such a way to engender good fortune or tempt fate? And surely, the cosmic timing cannot be discounted, but how far does the influence extend?
Whatever your ideas about luck, they're likely to be challenged with a Jupiter retrograde that begins midweek and ends four months from now. As the big auspicious planet reverses through the realm of Sagittarius (where it's at its most felicitous), many will feel that the wind that was, until very recently, at their back, filling their sails and pushing them forward, is slowly dying down. Don't let that discourage you. That's why many sailboats also come with motors. And if that's not working either, use the oars. One of the many excellent outcomes of the next four months will be dipping into the wells of our own personal strength and finding out they go much deeper than imagined.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Russell Crowe has drastically altered his appearance to star in the upcoming drama "The Loudest Voice in the Room," a television series about the rise and fall of the former Chairman and CEO of Fox News Roger Ailes. The Oscar-winning New Zealander plays roles true to his Aries nature. Crowe has natal Mars and Jupiter in Aries, the warrior, as well and a musical Aquarius moon.
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