Mathematician Joseph Fourier claimed that math, the universal, clear and errorless language, is a "supplement the shortness of life and the imperfection of the senses." Music, which is math's fun cousin, will provide a similar service under today's Aquarius moon. Music will be a balm and distraction from the conflict of cosmic squares.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). It really doesn't matter who is deserving and who isn't. You're glad it's not your job to decide anyway. To extend goodwill in every direction regardless of circumstance is to expand your heart.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Bring happy thoughts to your dream. Encourage yourself. Also, let no person bring unhappy or discouraging light to it. Dreams need protection, especially when they are young.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). When you have to speculate about what happened, the stories you formulate may take on wilder or darker or more saturated colors than were actually in the picture. So don't be coy. Just ask.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Teamwork is almost everything today, and you'll love working with people with different strengths and weaknesses. Your role in this is clearly vital. The parts will fit together to make a jubilant whole.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). People have their own definition of the good life, and it's different at different ages and stages. Your appetites in regard to this are changing. It will bring you clarity to ask yourself what you really want these days.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Mystery is an invitation to imagination and creativity. You've got plenty of both. That's why you appreciate a story that doesn't spell out every last detail and a plan that leaves room for freestyle.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You've brought plenty of plans to fruition. You've also abandoned plans just as soon as you could tell they were a lost cause. You're getting better and better at calling these things, which is why you should trust yourself now.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). People make books, and books make people. What would society be without the ideas, structures and journeys that have been laid out in pen ink? You can and will mold yourself through reading in the weeks to come.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You can look for any solution on the internet, but you still would rather tell a live person and get an answer that comes out of the rough, improvisational connection of human interaction.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Whatever gets you up and out of yourself and your known rhythm today will be good for your life. While there may be nothing wrong with your routine, it will still hold you back if it's all you do.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). People will always return to the places that make them feel welcome and the people who make them feel welcome. You'll be careful to receive each and every interaction with a hospitable attitude.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You're not big on fiction and fantasy these days. You'd rather be impressed by what really happened, which is often more surprising than what anyone could make up.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 7). Some of last year's ambitions will fall to the wayside as you go exploring in the next 10 weeks to come up with a much better fit. You'll become happier and more satisfied in your life, resulting in natural and effortless improvements to your physical health. An October purchase will be a personal victory. Libra and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 14, 19, 33 and 27.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "How can I make the best use of the fourth-quarter moon phase that begins today?"
The fourth quarter occurs halfway between a full moon and a new moon. If the new moon is when we set new intentions for ourselves and the full moon is the culmination of intentions, then the fourth-quarter moon is a kind of countdown until closing time. Like last call at the neighborhood pub, it signals you to finish off your pint, exchange digits with that attractive someone and pay your tab. This particular fourth-quarter moon happens in Aquarius, which is an extra impetus to think of how your plans are going to benefit others and start arranging the details of how you're going to execute them. When you think about what you're going to pay forward, it will be clearer to you what's still undone. This is an excellent time to make a list of the remaining tasks and, if necessary, delegate some of the work. It's not too late to get others involved, and in fact, that's an excellent thing to do under the Aquarius moon.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Alexander Ludwig has portrayed many ferocious characters in athletically demanding roles like Bjorn Lothbrok in the television series "Vikings" and Cato in "The Hunger Games." The tenacious Taurus was born when Mercury and Mars were in Aries, the high-energy sign of the warrior. Look for Ludwig in the upcoming thriller "Peace."
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