Identity is, to some degree, a story we tell ourselves about who we are. Good stories sometimes involve contrivances, exaggeration and/or a manipulation of facts into a strategic order. There will be lines to draw here, and judgment calls to make, as the sun and Pluto form an auspicious angle linking symbolic materialism to signals of identity.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Creativity will be abundant. You'll tap into it at any time you choose because you know the route. A relaxed state is good but not necessary. You can produce in any mood.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Two success rules for the day: Commit to getting a job done, and follow your instincts. Those two actions will carry you to solutions and new highs of inspiration.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Everyone will not be moving at the same pace, but if you follow the "no one left behind" rule, you'll all arrive at the same place eventually. "Patience and support" will be your winning motto.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). When you're connecting with people who are good for you, rapport will build with every interaction. And even when it's not so smooth, you'll get the sense that you're bringing out the best in one another.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll be creatively inspired by traditions, manners and tried and true methods. You won't leave it there, though. Follow the impulse to build on tradition and carry it into the future.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You won't achieve happiness alone because it's a byproduct of your service to others. When you feel like everyone is lifting together, that's when you'll be truly joyful.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You are always looking for ways to have and be fun. It won't take much now. A few good ideas and the courage to try them out. Failure, by the way, can also be a lot of fun!
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Many will make the mistake of assuming they are already so fascinating, talented, worthy, etc. that they don't need to make much of an effort. Set yourself apart by thinking ahead and doing more.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Relationships are a collaborative, creative effort, and how they turn out is never a reflection of just one person. Even so, it helps to choose well upfront. Whom you get into a relationship with makes a huge difference.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Can you trust your feelings? While they often tip you off to things you can't rationally explain, feelings can also lie with abandon. Question them as you would any other nonevidentiary opinion.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You aim to delight the people you love. Start the idea machine up, and you'll soon be brimming with creative energy. Follow through and document your process.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Micromanaging is unnecessary, especially when the manager and the managed are both the same person. You have your reasons for doing what you do even though you might not always be aware of what they are.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 15). You'll commit to a process and be transformed by it — not all at once but in small ways throughout the year. You'll be paid to do something you would have done for free anyway — wondrous! You'll get out from under an obligation in August. You'll bring loads of attention to the change you want to make in the world. Gemini and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 3, 22, 18 and 50.
WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: Love happens in a state of relaxation. It's easier to form bonds with people who make you feel like you can let your guard down and just be yourself. TAURUS: Your connection to someone older will bring a lift. GEMINI: You'll hear, with your heart instead of your ears, the soul cry of another. CANCER: You're always trying to provide value to others, which is why you'll go on many people's "favorites" list. LEO: You're so attractive because you treat everyone like a friend, even strangers. This way of being nets you more relationships. VIRGO: Love's triumph belongs to the enduring. LIBRA: Beware of those in constant drama and pain. This isn't the mark of depth; it's a sign of self-absorption. SCORPIO: Close your eyes and see the relationship how you wish it to be. Your imagination will move you closer. SAGITTARIUS: You'll do things out of love for another that you would not do if left to your own devices — proof of your devotion. CAPRICORN: You don't care in the slightest if your gestures are returned, and this light emotional touch is felt by others as warmth, relief and safety. AQUARIUS: Avoid ending up on a pedestal. Being perfectly imperfect is better. PISCES: The other person will believe you because you believe in yourself.
COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: Pisces and Taurus come from different worlds. The place where the water sign and earth sign meet will be slippery and soft as mud. Some think mud is dirty while others see it as a generative source from which all terrestrial life on earth originated. Much depends on the approach. If they stay involved, creative and playful in their collaborative molding of the relationship, much good is formed here.
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