Lucky lunar aspects will spark our emotional realm three times today. They'll be spaced nicely throughout the day, like cosmic snacks to fuel the action. The first is a surprise gift from Uranus. The second involves Mercury in Taurus and probably some material good that signifies good fortune. The third is a general sense of well-being inspired by a confident, secure sun.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). The future that has seemed so hazy now comes into sharp focus. You'll be approaching work in new ways. While some deals are stalled, other arrangements can be solidified as you wait.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Where would you be without silly, high-spirited behavior and those who bring it so often into your realm? Celebrate these ones today and they'll continue with the shenanigans you adore.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Though there's plenty you can learn about yourself outside the context of a relationship, there are many things you figure out quickly by working and playing with others, like you will today.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your elastic heart will expand to include more people, including complete strangers. In a related story, joy will double up inside your world — math that makes perfect sense.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). With all you've experienced, you could write a survival guide. You'll be compelled to help, but you don't really have to give any advice or instruction to do so. Your example is enough.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Sometimes the bumpy roads lead to the most beautiful places. Other times it's just more rock and dirt and jostling. Take an enjoyable path and the destination will just be a bonus.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There is no one better than another, and yet many make easier fits. Of course, fit isn't everything. Sometimes what you have to grow into or figure out keeps you more interested.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There are ways to live it up now and live it up tomorrow, too. Life doesn't have to be an all-or-nothing kind of party, and you'll be excellent at finding the most enjoyable stride.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your story isn't one narrative. It's an ever-evolving work of art that you might tell a totally different way one day to the next. This is one way you'll exercise creative power over your destiny.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). If something doesn't seem right for you, don't let anyone strong-arm you into choosing it. Go with your comfort level today. When the correct decision is clear, you'll choose it in a heartbeat.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You can direct loving feelings toward yourself and then extend them outward or direct loving feelings toward another then soak them up. Either way, you'll cultivate and share a warm, safe environment.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Life is not about stuff, and yet a few choice items can make your world a bit more fun, safe or smooth today. Figure out what you need. You might be able to trade someone for it.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 2). You are lifted by your own benevolent tendencies toward generosity to others regardless of whether they are like you or whether you agree with them. Your spirit is made lighter, health better, troubles few because what used to worry you becomes irrelevant. A big win in September will be followed by more bounty in January. Scorpio and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 30, 2, 33 and 17.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: See the archives for Wednesday and Thursday's answers to a question from a Capricorn reader concerned with how and what to reveal in early dates. "I haven't settled on a good pattern for letting people get to know me. I don't know which version of my story to tell."
Instead of starting by answering the question, "What's your story?" you'll get more mileage from starting with smaller and different questions like "What was the highlight of your day/week/year?" or "What have you done lately that was fun?"
These answers can be so brief and still highlight your values, general tone and hints as to who you are in relationships, which to Capricorns is key. Capricorns need others to know from the start how they like to be treated and they can be very good at dropping bits of information as clues. For instance:
"The highlight of my week was when my boss brought me a chocolate cupcake for closing a hard account. I put a lot into my work, so it's nice to know that I'm appreciated!"
"Lately I've been trying new trails for fun. My friends and I have made a playlist and it's like a beautiful soundtrack to the scenery." More on this next week!
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Dwayne Johnson is just as strong swapping recipes with Martha Stewart or playing the tooth fairy as he is heroically saving the day for a riverboat of travelers in Disney's "Jungle Cruise" movie to be released this summer. Born under the first earth sign of the zodiac, Johnson's nickname "The Rock" is astrologically fitting. Venus, Mars and Saturn in Gemini reveal wit, spontaneity and charm.
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