With the confrontational lunar square to Uranus and then Mercury, socializing can be scary. It is natural to avoid rejection, but in doing so the best things in life get avoided simultaneously. Life's magic happens not despite the risk of rejection but because of it. Risk is so essential to the story that without facing some kind of stakes, there is no story.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You can see the flaws, but only a spoilsport would be quick to point them out. You hang back, cool and observant. Some people are still having fun trying to believe, and what's the harm in that?
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There are days to meander, thus increasing your chances for inspiration, felicity and novelty, and days when meandering will disproportionate increase your desire to stay the course (today).
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). When you get too caught up in small details that don't matter, it will set off alarms in your head that say you might be playing too small. Pay attention to bigger things and the alarms subside.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). It's said that when one door closes other opens. Since 90 percent of the doors you walk through will be opened or closed by your own hand on the knob, don't wait around for any of that nonsense.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You don't always do things for the money. In fact, for you to get involved, there have to be at least two other good reasons beyond the financial. If the proposed line of action will lead to a better story, you're likely to take it.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). On some level, it's good to be among people who make you feel uncomfortable. In that environment, you'll learn very fast and in ways that couldn't be duplicated in any other setting.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Many minds on the problem make excellent solutions more likely. If the others are thinking big, try thinking small. If they are thinking fantastical, think practical.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Doing what's fair and doing what's correct are often the same action. Not always. Today shows you an instance where following the rules and the "correct" way is actually biased and unfair.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Even though wishing can't make it so, much that is so began with a wish. Spend time with people who follow through and you'll be inspired to do the same.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). While it may feel momentarily great to be the smartest person in the room, it's a sign that you're in the wrong room. Go where you can learn something from the others. You'll thrive in environments that challenge you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There's so much that can be solved with proper sleep that it could be a major waste to apply any other fix before the right amount of rest and relaxation has been achieved.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Honesty is an expensive emotional investment. You have to be rich in integrity to be honest, and have deep pockets of courage, too, because it's risky to tell people what they might not want to hear.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 10). You show up to handle things. Or you just show up, and then life gives you new things to handle. Because you're bold and public about being ready for anything, you'll quickly find the people and jobs most suited to you. The words that best characterize this solar return are: industrious, collective and fulfilling. Gemini and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 30, 2, 22 and 28.
WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: Just as a candle loses nothing by lighting another candle, you'll share without depleting yourself. TAURUS: Under what circumstances would you agree to a date? List them, remember them and uphold them. GEMINI: Your secret? You make it incredibly easy for people to love you. CANCER: Incuriousness and loneliness go hand in hand. Your drive to understand others is a balm to their soul. LEO: It takes confidence to initiate conversation and will count for much more than just responding well to another person's advances. VIRGO: You're gaining social command with awareness of things like your resting face and the way your body language supports your social intentions. LIBRA: Address the other person's objections and concerns right up front. It's a way to get closer. SCORPIO: The standout experiences include a touch of mystery. This will count for major points with you. SAGITTARIUS: You want to make an impression — to overwhelm the senses — but not to the point of tiring the other person out. CAPRICORN: Taking turns is an important part of the relationship. There's beauty in the rhythm of this. AQUARIUS: You'll give before the other person knows they even want it. PISCES: You keep conversation starters in your social bag. Leave the subject line open and the conversation gets really interesting.
COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: The award for most romantic couple goes to Taurus and Leo. Even though Leos are known for their love of the spotlight, when Taurus is in the picture the cat swivels that focus to make Taurus the star — attention the bull appreciates. The danger is that Taurus will come to expect the established level of adoration, so Leo should be careful not to set a standard that will be difficult to uphold.
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