Opposition and Expectation

By Holiday Mathis

April 16, 2019 6 min read

To make an agreement that expresses expectations and imparts standards of performance may seem like a formal exchange, but in reality we make such agreements informally and naturally all of the time. The Virgo moon's opposition to Neptune helps us understand the role of expectations and our effectiveness in their conveyance.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). The salesman keeps dropping the price because he knows that once you leave the showroom, chances are you won't be back. For clarity, get distance between you and the final decision.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You are fun to be around, and people like working with you. Try other modalities out, too, though, especially when it's your turn to be in charge. Overusing "fun" could hurt your ability to lead.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). In order to put your best into the things that matter most to you, a small sacrifice will be made. Probably, this has to do with giving up a habit, attitude or possession. It won't hurt. In fact, it will free you.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Returning to the things you did when you were less experienced will bring comfort, perspective and reassurance. You've changed and adapted to deal with all that happened. Yet, at your core you're still the same person.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Should you say "no" to the things that are clearly outside of your expertise, or should you say "yes" and stretch to the challenge? What's the time commitment? To experience something new for an hour will be worth the inconvenience.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You make people feel comfortable, and therefore they are more likely to say yes to you. Part of this has to do with consistency of action and attitude. The other part is your way of explaining things so people really understand.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). One way to test a relationship is to move furniture together, or execute another task that requires teamwork. If it goes well, it's something to celebrate. If it's a major pain, there might be communication issues to work out.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your options may seem frustratingly limited, but in reality there are choices that have nothing to do with the ones you are considering. Think broader. If it weren't for the things in front of you, what else would you choose?

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It's a day of working out minor differences, which you'll do like a champ. Then, a good question to ask is, "How can I support you going forward?" The answers will surprise you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You're excellent at reading people, especially when something is bothering them. Better yet, you're not afraid to gently open up a dialogue. Because of this, you'll facilitate connection and maybe even healing.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). As you make your pitch, go for the gold. Not all "yes" answers are equal. Some actually mean "no" and others mean "maybe." A committed "yes" is not just an answer; it's a line of action.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Even though you are not responsible for a situation, you take full responsibility for your reaction to it. Note that cameras may be involved, as they so often are these days.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (April 16). Your talents will be sought after. There's a plethora of creative situations for you to involve yourself in, especially in the next three months. That said, it's not a time to invest money. Rather, put your energy in and do your research. September brings the lucrative opportunity; October shows the windfall. Sagittarius and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 4, 49, 2 and 10.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: I was born on Nov. 20, 1972 in Chicago at 6:23 a.m. I've had a long streak of bad luck and unhappiness, despite my well-aspected Jupiter. Twelve years ago, Jupiter's effects were quite apparent. These days, I often feel like I've been cursed. Many thanks in advance for any insight you can offer from looking at my chart."

Jupiter is considered the luckiest planet, as he is the planet of jolly good abundance — and overabundance. That's where it gets tricky. As we all know, too much of a good thing turns quickly into a bad thing. Jupiter energy, if misdirected, causes a person to go soft, be unappreciative or even feel smugly entitled. Though this doesn't describe you, a dose of gratefulness on your part will optimize the effect of Jupiter, guiding the abundant energy in a direction that yields the best result for you. My advice is to keep a journal of everything of which you are thankful. Write even a few lines a day about the good in your life, and watch your luck turn around by the end of this month.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Conan O'Brien enjoys an Aries birthday and so does his late-night competitor of years past, David Letterman. Aries people are driven contenders with a strong motivation to win, which, in the case of comedian hosts, translates to interviews that kill and jokes that slay. In keeping with his Mars in Leo, O'Brien has lived the ethic, "The show must go on," withstanding changes in network, format and more to keep the entertainment coming.

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