By Holiday Mathis

June 5, 2012 6 min read

The Capricorn moon is a serious instructor, shadowing the student's every move with quiet tips and suggestions. The energy of rebellion will churn inside those who have authority issues. Some learn through correction and duplication; others do better through experimentation and making mistakes. What kind of student are you?

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Who you need and want people to be often turns out to be significantly different from who they really are. Stay observant, and don't let your expectations get the better of your judgment.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If you hesitate and question your instincts, you'll miss out on an opportunity. Instead, trust yourself and go forward. Clouds will lift. The sun will light your path.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You're so charismatic these days that you're apt to attract new friends. Before you go forward, you'll think about how well you're able to nurture the relationships that are already in your life.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You won't try to read minds, even though you probably know more about what another person is thinking than most people do. Instead, you'll take the healthiest route: You'll communicate.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Everyone makes mistakes, but not everyone is as graceful at it as you are. If you falter, you'll quickly recover and attend to the necessary corrections or amends. Then comes the best part: You get to laugh it off.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll learn from those who set the bar very high in their area of expertise. However, the very thing that is supposed to inspire you could also depress you unless you really believe in yourself. So believe in yourself.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). In the weeks to come, you'll build something that makes you proud. The work you're doing right now is foundational. Success depends on taking your time and getting the plans right.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Life suddenly will get simple for you. You'll recognize that what others are doing is irrelevant to your choices. You'll know what's right for you, and you'll do it.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You can't possibly give everyone the same treatment, because each person brings out something different in you. That's why it's so important to choose your company well.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Writing things down will solidify them in your mind and in your life. Putting information into your phone or computer isn't the same. Your pen has a kind of magic in it.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Most people feel at ease around you. You smile often, and that helps. Complete strangers know the warmth of your smile, and they feel happier because of it.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You don't have to be a saint all of the time to raise the vibration of humanity. You can raise the vibration of humanity by being just 10 percent more patient and loving.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (June 6). You give more thought to what you want from a relationship than you ever have, and you'll create magic in your personal life. This month brings professional change; you'll close one door and open another. July features a lucrative transaction. October is your time to bond with family through special events. Aries and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 25, 49, 31 and 14.

12 ASTRO-REMEDIES FOR SOCIAL AWKWARDNESS: "Dear Holiday, I'm nothing like my sign. Gemini is supposed to be outgoing with the gift of gab. If I have that gift, I haven't found it. I usually say the wrong thing, forget people's names or manage to bring up the one subject they most don't want to talk about. It's no wonder people usually seem less than enthusiastic about getting to know me. Is there hope?"

Thank you for this question. I know you'll be successful at improving your social skills. Wanting to do so is a sign that you are socially aware, even if that awareness happens to be that your skills need work.

You've inspired me to explore the lessons inside the energy of each sign in regard to social awkwardness. Let's start at the beginning with Aries energy. The first-born sign of the zodiac is associated with the phrase "I am." All social ease stems from self-awareness. You can't relate to others until you know yourself. The better you know yourself the more fun and relaxed you'll be with others because you'll be in tune with what makes you laugh, captures your interest and stirs your curiosity. More on this tomorrow!

CELEBRITY PROFILES: "Arrested Development" and "Superbad" star Michael Cera definitely embodies the Gemini spirit with his dry rapid banter and endearing, nerd-tinged wit. Cera has his sun, Mercury and Venus all in the sign of the twins, with a natal moon in imaginative, compassionate, empathic Pisces. Mars in Pisces, too, suggests that Cera is capable of a wide range of character portrayals.

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