Mercury and Jupiter in conflict make it harder to empathize with one another. Some are more talented at empathy than others, but all humans have a responsibility to use empathy either way. Awareness and feeling for our fellow beings is like walking: Not all humans can do it, but since getting from place to place is essential to life, we find ways.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). A search is on to fill a slot in your life. You're not interested in finding the perfect person for the job, especially since you've a better probability of finding Big Foot. What you want is a good fit.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The interaction has ups and downs, but overall you enjoy what's going on between you and a certain unpredictable someone. You've quite a few inside jokes, and you'll get some more out of today's zaniness.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). As the right-hand man to your own spirit, you'll need to call out some orders. Break your chains; revolt against your own bullying thoughts; flee the captor that is a limited idea of what you're capable of.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Physical hygiene isn't the only kind that makes an impression in the physical realm. Mental and emotional hygiene are just as (if not more) important. People will sense those first, anyway.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You're curious about how you can become more powerful in your own life by having more means at your disposal. This is, of course, not the only or even the main route to influence. In regards to power, love really does conquer all.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You've a potent charm, and there will be those afraid to get mixed up with it. They are right to be wary, of course. That which has the potential to affect people greatly should be wielded with the utmost care.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You're spiritually ambitious. Reinvention is the heartbeat of your day. There's great effort that goes into constant renewal, but it's like anything. The more you do it, the better you get at it and the more automatic it becomes.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). A huge part of parenting in the modern world is taking your children where they need to be when they need to be there, and self-parenting is no difference. Show self-love by getting yourself there on time.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You inoculate yourself against the virus of egoism by being in service to those around you. To keep your ego in constant check is to remain connected to the energy of the world.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There's something so expedient and attractive about your usual decisiveness, though today will call for a different approach. Before you take a position, live in the question a while longer.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Attaining your heart's desire will require a different method of payment than money. You'll have the chance to pull together the best gifts you have to offer the others for what you want in return.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). If you try to use them as your main navigation, logic and ego will steer you wrong; let intuition guide you instead toward what your soul needs (which will be different from what your family wants from you).
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (June 27). Consciousness is among the greatest mysteries of the material world. You'll wrestle philosophies and science, coming up with your own way of viewing your existence — a way that leaves open windows of possibility. Love will lead to business, and business will lead to love. August, November and May are financial highs. Capricorn and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 29, 2, 18 and 5.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "I really would like to know more about my mom and her birth date of Nov. 3, 1965. She has gone through many struggles in her life and would like to know if she will ever have peace."
The number of water-sign influences in her natal chart tell me that your mother is a deeply sensitive and perceptive spirit, and you share a bond that can only be described as psychic. Born under the sign of transformation, your mother has endured drastic and life-changing circumstances and come through the other side of the experience a completely different person — that is the way of the "phoenix," which is one of Scorpio's power symbols (along with the eagle and the Scorpion). Mercury, Venus and Mars in Sagittarius reveal that she is also passionate, impulsive and hungry to see the world and expand her influence. She has a few unrealized dreams, and because of her sensitivities and perhaps physical and financial limitations she may feel limited in her ability to even try to make them happen. The key to gaining "peace" is not to sit passively by, hoping and praying for serenity, but to remember her own needs and wants and pursue them in some big or small way, with the determination of her faith.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Would Khloe Kardashian make a good surrogate for her sister Kim, who wants another child? Born when the sun was in the sign of mothers, Cancer can provide a supremely protective and nurturing environment. Also notable: This moon child entrepreneur has the natal chart for big business in the world of home decor, an area of retail that could prove to be her most lucrative business yet.
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