The auspicious position of the sun to Saturn reminds us that our growth can be unpredictable. You may not feel like your trials are making you smarter. A lot of what's coming together happens on an unconscious level. Then, suddenly, everything clicks in and you've still no idea why. But you'll have earned it. So take it in and celebrate.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). People ache to be known. Remember this. Everything and everyone has a unique personality and nature. You honor this with your curiosity, and then social dynamics will settle into place.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There are so many ways to be smart — musically, mathematically, spatially, socially, emotionally and more. You don't really know a person until you've figured out which kind of smart the person is.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). How can you make things easier on yourself? Set yourself up so that it's almost impossible not to fulfill your aim. This isn't cheating; it's just smart management of resources.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You'll stumble upon very interesting people and scenarios but only because you're looking in places others wouldn't think to go. This could have to do with physical tools or unusual search terms.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). If you're not talking to strangers, you're missing out on knowing different facets of your own personality. Each person brings out something a little different in you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Be the best listener, and you'll also wind up as the favorite person in the group, a fact you're not likely to get confirmation of for a while. Though you'll sense by the way you're treated.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There are people who are not aware of their own reception of others. They may think they are being typical or even warm and yet they project flat disinterest. Don't lose heart or confidence. Instead, adjust your expectation.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You get the other person and you come together perfectly on a subject that affects you both. So make a plan and keep each other on track. You're more effective as a team than either of you could be alone.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Social timing tells a story. For instance, when someone is warm and yet there's a lot of time between interactions it suggests that though life is busy with various priorities, their affinity and affection for you remains.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Familiarity shows you many sides of a person. Great qualities get mixed in with the not-so-great ones. Being nice to the people close to you is harder than extending kindness to a stranger and should count for more, too.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Those who pounce on the mistakes of others are enacting the lower impulses of humanity. You'll raise your own spirits by involving yourself in finding out what people do best and are maybe even brilliant at.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). People want to hear from you, talk to you and receive your feedback. You're absorbed in your own projects and socializing may not be a priority, but a short friendly response will keep the relationship going.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 11). It's a year in which many of your skills come together to make a greater impact on the world. As you lead with an energy that's kind, positive, understated and lighthearted, you'll be accepted and promoted in groups. Your role as a fixer will come into play. You'll be paid very well to turn difficult situations around. Cancer and Aries adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 40, 12, 19 and 41.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: A concerned Virgo mother writes: "My Leo son is not the model student I had hoped he would be. His school is expensive, so I'm very worried! I don't know how to help."
He's a natural-born charmer and natural entertainer. Social distractions keep him from caring too much about schoolwork. Because he'll always be the center of a lively circle, the more intelligent the circle, the more he'll work to impress them. If you can get him involved with other students who are popular and doing well, he'll rise to the occasion.
Investigate groups and clubs. Forensics and theater could be an easy fit. He may also find his footing in a student body group focused on helping others and community outreach. Intellectual competition such as mathletes, competitive spelling and chess usually attract excellent students that could serve as peer models. While it's very difficult to get teenagers to want to be involved in activities they don't know about, whatever you can do to encourage and incentivize him toward clubs will pay you back in the form of a set of friends that will positively influence your socially oriented son. He's smart and charismatic and will make friends wherever he goes.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Sabrina Carpenter has a new single out, a concert date in Singapore and is starring the upcoming comedy, "Tall Girl." The star of "Girl Meets World" was born when the sun, Mercury and Saturn were all in Taurus, the sign of the voice. Mercury is in artistic Pisces and lucky Jupiter is in high energy Aries suggesting that Carpenter's talents are as deep as they are broad.
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