The Gemini sun floats in on a cloud of ideas, some brightly optimistic, others jittery and trepidatious. Then Mercury doubles the number of thoughts a few hours later, also joining the realm of the twins. The secret to happiness today will be a selective focus. Decide how you want to feel, and then lean into that, ignoring anything to the contrary.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You've been thinking of your problem as though it were an uphill slog, but a change has occurred so you can stop that. Now this is more of a gravitational process. You're at the top, and your aim is at the bottom. Enjoy the slide.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). In a tight group that functions well, it's easy to lose track of who gave and got what. This is how it should be and how it will be today; everyone giving what's easy and affordable for the betterment of the group.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The time to give a good long think as to what the rules should be is before the game begins. That's where you are today. What you establish now will make all the difference.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You'll expend emotional labor. You'll give gifts, and you're overflowing with other ways to help people. So, the thing to watch out for is need. Set priorities. Who needs you more, and where can you do the most good?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You're a leader in some way. Do you know it fully? You'll get clues about this today that you can apply in the weeks to come to help bring the group forward. A vision is coming together.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It's a strange but true fact of reality that as hard as you're working to forward the agenda you believe is so correct, there's another faction working just as hard at an opposite "correct" agenda. So how can you outsmart them?
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Though experience can make a person wise, it doesn't always. And there are those who are inexperienced and yet, inexplicably, very wise. An open and curious mind is the key component to wisdom.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The nutrients gotten from eating with loved ones goes far beyond actual vitamins, proteins and the like. The shared ritual, the conversation and the animal bond of eating together fortifies the soul.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Note that people with a lot of skin in the game will go into the playing arena ready to take offense at whatever the opposition has to dish, even if that dish is congeniality and sportsmanship.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It's good salesmanship to close the deal. It's great salesmanship to build such a strong case that the customer is the one closing it. The second type is who you'll be today.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Maybe the aim is impossible to achieve, but that doesn't make the tasks that lead up to it any less worthwhile, especially if the thing also happens to be a pleasure to work on. Work can be its own reward.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You learn from people who aren't afraid of confrontation. It doesn't always have to end in conflict. Take notes as they head right into the heart of it, ready to communicate and work something out.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 21). You'll build yourself, forming strength through repeated actions. There's a comfortable stretch of fun and friends before the August adventure featuring a stimulating environment. You'll get to learn new skills and relearn old ones. The windfall comes in November. Your inner circle will enjoy your gifts. Libra and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 1, 18, 3, 30 and 45.
YOUR MOON SIGN (Part five): If you don't know which moon you were born under, finding out is as easy as keying "moon sign" into the search engine on a computer. Astrology books will also offer tables to help you find out where the moon stationed at your time and place of birth. Sagittarian moon people love to explore. They were voted the most likely to read the encyclopedia, or clock in hours on television shows that will take them into different cultures or, better yet, planets. Their love of adventure won't always compel them to travel physically, but mentally and emotionally, they are able to push their consciousness into different places through reading, socializing and the arts. Capricorn moon people have a deep and abiding respect for authority, so much so that they often become the authority. Early in their lives, they declare what is sacred for them and will honor it, even if it becomes inconvenient or unpopular to do so. Loyalty is the core of their being. Aquarius moon people have an affinity for the outsiders of the world. They recognize genius, admire free-thinkers and revel in creative expression. With practice, they will embody that which they appreciate.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Mr. T, who famously pitied fools in "Rocky III" and the 1980s television series "The A-Team," is the second-youngest child in a family of 12 children. The legendary tough guy is quoted as saying, "Any man who don't love his momma can't be no friend of mine." Mr. T is a bright Gemini with four important luminaries in strong, stable, stamina-inducing Taurus.
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