The classic heroic model is to swoop in at the moment of peril and save the day. What is the day being saved? The ordinary day, mostly — the one filled with work, casual interactions, errands and the like. The trine of Mercury and Saturn points out that small things done with great consistency, kindness and attention are their own kind of heroism.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Imagine your ideal best friend — the one who gets you, laughs at your jokes, brings out your best and sees you as beautiful no matter what. Now be that person. That's the amount of self-attention that's appropriate.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Bring something useful to do so you're not waiting around on that person who seems to get some sort of charge or emotional reassurance from making other people wait around for them.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You are loved. Unfortunately, the evidence of this is on the subtle side today. So, you'll have to first believe you are loved in order to prime your eyes to spot love's proof.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You're stretching yourself right now, giving a bit more and differently than you're used to. In fact, you may feel like you really don't know how you're going to keep on delivering like this, but you'll find a way.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The thing that gets tedious is seeing, hearing and generally experiencing what you already know all too well. Sameness can be an irritant, even if it's a pleasant sameness. For your sake and everyone else's, change it up.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You sense the truth before you feel like you want to know it. You could push further into the issue, but what would be the point? That's a real question. List the pros and cons.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). When they say, "These are the good old days," what they mean that we'll eventually wax nostalgic about the very routines that seem a little tiresome right about now. Does knowing this help you appreciate today better?
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Most people would rather do what everyone else is doing than risk being called "weird." You'll do what everyone else is doing only after you've decided it's the best way.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Give compliments to those who deserve them and those who don't. The ones who deserve them will like the recognition. The ones who don't will try to grow into the praise.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). In some circumstances, ambivalence to one thing allows you to zero in on what really matters. But in the case of someone being harmed, especially someone weak, ambivalence is a fault. You'll involve yourself appropriately.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Success depends on leveraging the relationships you already have. You'll need to learn more about people to discover untapped talents and optimal ways of interacting.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Maybe the last thing the world needs is more opinions and advice. Certainly, other people's take on things will be boring unless the people themselves are fascinating.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 16). Like a seasoned vaudevillian, you'll follow the rules of showmanship: You'll tell people what you're going to do, do it and then tell them what you did. This you'll repeat again and again with each new aim. Your goals become increasingly relevant to larger numbers of people, your tenacity earning ever-greater reward. Aries and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 9, 12, 49 and 47.
YOUR MOON SIGN (Part 2): You can find your moon sign by keying "find my moon sign" into a search engine. If it turns out that you have a Taurus moon, you are highly susceptible to the look, feel, taste, smell and sound of things. Taurus moon people get emotional over fine chocolate and have a definite preference in bedding materials; the concept of thread count is not lost on them! Some Taurus moon people are so discerning in their tastes that less-than-fresh foods give them a tummy ache, and less-than-gold jewelry gives them a rash. That's not to say Taurus moon people are hard to please. Simple, natural goodness can set them into a state of ecstasy.
If you have a Gemini moon, friendships pump joy into your heart, and you're lit up by the prospect of meeting new people because there's always the possibility that an awesome connection will be made. Your soul is satisfied by conversation and communication you can learn from. Words associated with Gemini moon people include "fresh," "alert," "hip" and "popular." It's the ideal moon for anyone who wants to do well in sales.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Free-spirited Megan Fox is a Venus-ruled Taurus who has wanted the acting life since she was a preschooler watching "The Wizard of Oz." Born under a Leo moon, her creativity is ever expanding, and the spotlight has an irresistible magnetic pull. Mars and Neptune in Capricorn suggest a terrific business sense and an ambitious, competitive nature. Fox will star in the new comedy, "Zeroville."
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