Get ready for the full moon in Scorpio, which is among the most scintillating of all moons. It is called the flower moon for the obvious correlations with spring, but there is more to its blossomy lunar essence. Beyond being pretty and fragrant, a flower is by nature an invitation, nature's beautiful cry for help in regenerating the world.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). If you don't ask, the answer is almost always no. But there are those rare moments when providence itself seems to be reading the wish of your mind, the want of your heart. It is granted before it is verbalized. O glory day!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Grit is the quality most associated with success in the current atmosphere. It takes a good deal of the stuff to persevere when things get weird, and twice as much to soldier into the unknown.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Power can be acquired in more than one way now. For instance, you can gain leverage, shed dependencies or more likely a combination of both. Much depends on the opposition. How much might do you need?
CANCER (June 22-July 22). The life you love comes to you as you design it. You don't have to do everything today, as there will be plenty of times when life meets you in the middle, though initiation will fall to you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You're not the same person with your family as you are with friends. You even slightly change yourself with each friend — a sign of developed social skills and an adaptive mind. Even so, you'll aim for more uniformity.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your ideals are so lofty that maybe there is no realistic hope of catching up to your ambitions. In many ways, you are better because of this — not happier, or more comfortable, but better.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You're not doing what you do to make money. You're doing it to shift lives, including your own, toward the sunshine. Of all the things exchanged today, money will be the least significant.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). No one gets through life being good at one thing and one thing only. This is why you're making it a point to gain skills, try new things and figure out what more you have to contribute.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It's like you have a feelings factory inside you, and today's production will depend on which machinery you start up. You'll get whatever you yourself trigger. Go for the joy levers.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your heart speaks through attractions, interests, generosity and deep feeling. Fear speaks through judgment, criticism, punishment and anxious feelings. Stay in your heart's lane.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). In every relationship, time together has a unique quality to it. Time apart also has a unique quality to it. How you think of the other person in those gaps is an essential part of the relationship.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You've recovered before. Each time, the route back is different. What's the same is that it goes one step at a time. The direction doesn't matter today. Any step will do. It's the movement that counts.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 6). You'll wish, work, repeat — a successful combo that pushes your life in an adventurous direction. You'll develop a stronger stomach for risk and a well-researched venture will pay off better, but also differently, than expected. In relationships, a softness takes over — a cushion of safety from which great bonds are born. Scorpio and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 44, 20, 33 and 11.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "As an Aries, I think a certain amount of anger issues come with the territory, yes? It's so much a part of my personality to defend and compete, but I've been told I'm too aggressive at times. Do I need to A) find different friends and partners or B) work on myself?"
It sounds like you strongly identify with the warrior energy of your Mars-ruled sign and that you've embraced it as a fact of who you are. I think both of your answers are perfect, so I'll take C) All of the above.
To seek company that can meet you at your level of competition is a way of honoring your gifts and the person who you are. The right group around you will elevate you, and you will also find tremendous success with activities and pursuits that fit with your style. You might not even call that energy you produce "anger" anymore because it will transmute into a power source you can purposefully apply. For instance, the wind is only considered "angry" when it's blowing houses over. But when it's blowing a windmill; it's a power source.
On the other side of things, learning to regulate your emotions and adjust to your circumstances and the tone and needs of the people around you is an essential life skill to master.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: George Clooney uses his star power to illuminate situations in the world that need help, which is one reason the United Nations named him a Messenger of Peace and also why he is repeatedly called to help causes such as securing LGBT rights in Brunei, stricter gun control, naming the Armenian Genocide and more. Look for the Academy Award-winning Taurus in the Arctic post-apocalyptic tale "The Midnight Sky."
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