Quick, before the sun slips into Gemini — what do you know about yourself? More importantly, what don't you know? Record this for the sake of contrast. The new solar journey will bring with it fresh influences, mind expansion, different points of view and novel situations. Take the "before" pics; a month from now, you'll be taking the "after."
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Whatever emotion you're experiencing, assume that it is valid. You don't have to know why it's showing up. Sometimes, it's enough to let a feeling run its course.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Reflect on recent visits and settle on a way of seeing things that helps you understand the benefit of the interaction. Solitude gives meaning to your time with others.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You're not sure exactly what led you to this place. Maybe you didn't come here on purpose, but you're here nonetheless. Assume you belong and take advantage of the opportunities around you.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Production swings into high gear. You'll have checked a dozen items off of your list by lunchtime. It's not too early to feel proud and accomplished.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). What's worth fighting for? Playfulness itself. You'll enjoy people who bring out your feistiness and have a stellar time sparring with a well-matched opponent.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You may not be ready to make changes just yet, but think about your options. This is the fun part. It's like you're shopping for your future. Don't be too quick to invest. Try it on first.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Don't get roped into thinking about the time periods over which you have no control, e.g., "back then" or "someday." When you concentrate on the here and now, your timing is sublime.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You speculate about experiences you want and don't want but stay open-minded. The reality is that you never know how a thing will feel or how you'll react until you are actually in the situation.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Because of your wonderfully ambitious mind and elastic imagination, it's easy to get carried away with your own expectations. Say what you're going to do, and then cut that in half. Small goals are more motivating.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your sense of humor has you examining certain past decisions with an element of self-mockery. Luckily, this won't prevent you from flinging yourself fully into a present extravagance.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Feelings are signals. They're like the teapot whistle that tells you the water is boiling. The signal itself isn't bad or good; it's your reaction to it that defines the feeling one way or the other.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It is said that Brazil got its name from the nut and not the other way around. Similarly, you will relate a big event of your life after something small, thus mentally keeping it at level of significance that feels manageable.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 19). When your choices were few, it was easier to make them. This year, the cosmic array widens delightfully, making it both harder and more fun to choose! You'll grow in confidence. Your purposefulness will lead to lucrative alliances. For weeks at a time, you'll have control over your mind and will obey your highest wishes. Libra and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 30, 11, 2 and 17.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "I used to think I was the smartest person in the room. Now that I'm almost 40, I'm starting to doubt a lot of what I thought was true, including my own correctness. Is it natural for a Gemini to have a complete change of values before officially being on the planet for four decades?"
Nobody likes a know-it-all, partly because people sense the inherent lie in such a stance. There is too much to know in this world for one person to have it all together. What the know-it-all possesses in abundance is not knowledge or wisdom but arrogance and stagnation. The old saying applies. "If you're the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong room."
The sun wouldn't be caught dead coming to a birthday party without a present. That is why every solar return brings a cosmic gift. Believe it or not, doubt is about as excellent a gift as you could get. It keeps you from being delusional and tilts you toward a spirit of openness that renders a person young and relevant.
Congratulations on receiving your cosmic birthday gift a little early this year. The pleasure of learning stretches before you!
CELEBRITY PROFILES: "There is no better than adversity," said Malcolm X. The inspiring human rights activist and Muslim minister was a Taurus born under the fiery Aries moon, an emboldened natal indicator of warrior spirit. "Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time."
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