People's actions can be confounding, their motivations a mysterious puzzle. It's not so hard to figure out once you realize the wide variety of circumstances that produce dopamine for the brain. Mental rewards can come in some pretty strange packages. The dominant air sign energy promotes intellectual curiosity and tolerance.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). The ego seeks to impose an image of life the way we prefer it, ourselves the way we want to be, other people how we picture them. To be disillusioned is to be closer to the soul of the sun.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). All wins and losses are temporary. Being up or down on your luck is but a mask worn by destiny. There are always numerous and legitimate reasons why an excellent happening is also terrible and vice versa.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Different people bring out different parts of you. So whether you don't like the way you are around someone or you like it so much it's practically intoxicating, remember, every relationship is a joint venture.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Procrastination isn't all bad. If you wait until the last minute to get something done, you can bet that a lot will happen very fast. In fact, it's actually a pretty efficient plan.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Even though it's important to love and support yourself and be confident in your own being, you also need to hear kind words from others from time to time. This doesn't make you weak. "I love you" goes a long way today.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Remember the time you tried and didn't quite make the mark? You don't have to recall the details of it because the lesson was learned by your body and in deep parts of your brain. And it's the reason you'll succeed today.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You just want the other person to feel comfortable, pleased and good about an interaction with you. This desire of yours is, in and of itself, an achievement — it is the essence of charm.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When you feel strong and capable, it's awesome to act in accordance. But there is nothing to gain by acting like this is the case when you don't really feel it. It will only alienate others and rob them of the chance to help.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). What is true and natural is also eternal, though it can be disguised as an ending, a beginning or some other plot twist. So don't fret when the curtain closes on one act. Settle in. There will be much to enjoy.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You know what you want, and this makes you magnetically attractive. Don't just come up with one idea about how to get. Brainstorm an entire menu of options. Your confidence grows with every possible new route.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Can love thrive under the weight of additional burdens and responsibilities? Yes. In fact, love needs those responsibilities in order to develop properly.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You're intriguing. Loved ones may feel funny about the extra excitement that seems to hang in the air around you, and they may get jealous of the attention you're getting.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 23). It's as though the gravity of the Earth changed just for you — you dive and are supported, soul-buoyant with a mood of levity that follows you wherever you go. An enchanting someone will steer you in a new direction. Family secrets will be revealed. Work your numbers differently and you'll like what happens in September. Virgo and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 3, 39, 21 and 30.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "Holiday, what advice do you have for an Aries struggling with getting and staying motivated?"
Aries can be impulsive. Motivation to move quickly on enticing opportunities is no problem, but committing to projects that take more work and long-term devotion can be an issue. Just remember that no situation is perfect and that every endeavor advances you. When you give your commitment, tell yourself you're not going to stop until a certain goal is reached. Know that goal. It could be an amount of hours you'll put in or a physical prize or outcome. Make sure it's attainable and within your control. Say to yourself, "I know this will be complete when (fill in the blank.)" Write it down. Tell people. Even if you have no idea how to get there, once you make it public, you'll naturally gravitate to that result.
To keep from burning before you get there, reward yourself along the way. Notice the milestones and celebrate them. After every celebration take a short rest. Then pace yourself from one reward to the next.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: He's been called a genius, a poet, a voice for his generation and a voice for all generations. Bob Dylan is an intellectual Gemini troubadour with Mercury and Venus in the sign of communication as well. Considering his influence in over five decades of popular music, it makes sense that the next strongest influence in his natal chart is steadfast Taurus (moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus are all there)!
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