Under this moon, do the real you. As the Skin Horse told the Velveteen Rabbit: "By the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get ... very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand." — Margery Williams
ARIES (March 21-April 19). The more fun you have, the more effective you'll be with the serious work of the day. The improvisational spirit of play will be entwined with the mysterious magic of intuition.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The way you mirror people will be flattering because you have your "flattering" lens on: It's a mindset that helps you see positive qualities in others. You'll see them how they want to be seen and beyond.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Socializing has its challenges, and maybe that's what makes it fun for you today. You'll overcome social obstacles, earn trust and create rapport with someone who doesn't open up easily.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Because you don't walk around thinking about creating a legacy that will live beyond you, you're totally unaware of how your mood, behavior and actions are making a difference in the lives of others.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Hone the ability to manage expectations. If you can paint an enticing but accurate picture of what's to come, this will help everyone to maximize what's there and avoid being disappointed by what isn't.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Know your audience. Read the room. These are show business tropes that will apply in every area of life today. Getting it right in your own head is satisfying, but it's nothing compared with winning "the room."
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It's an effort to challenge yourself, but it's a delight to intrigue yourself. What if you looked at the goal with more curiosity? There's a magic mix of determination and curiosity that could lift your attitude about this.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You can begin again, now and now and now. Any day — any time of day — is a valid starting point for doing the thing you want to do and being who you want to be.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It will take you a few minutes to warm up to new situations today, and that only proves that you're humble enough to realize that strangers are never kings; however, they may be made to feel that way by gracious hosts.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Most people are not conscious of what it takes to move between states of mood and mind, but the more aware you are of this, the better. People get comfortable in their own ways and processes. Whatever yours is, it's OK.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Keep moving. If you hang out in any environment for too long today, you'll get bored and your thoughts will be vulnerable to looping — not always a terrible thing, but it depends on the thought.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The cosmic nudges don't come from out of the blue. They happen mid-pursuit — when you have some information but not all the information you need. To get another clue or develop a hunch you'll have to investigate a little further.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (June 22). Arrange your life around what delights you. That may seem like a stretch — something you might have been able to manage when you were younger but not now that your responsibilities have changed. And yet, there really is a way to make your own happiness more central to your being. You will find it this year! Libra and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 3, 33, 28 and 45.
WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: Realizing that dissatisfaction throws up a red flag that you're hard to please, you resolve to love what you have. You'll attract more! TAURUS: You'll make a big ask and will likely be denied, but don't let it stop there. Follow up with a smaller request. GEMINI: Good relationships are worth fighting for. What you do for a good relationship, you do for you. CANCER: No matter how much you love your partner, spending time with other friends contributes to your happiness, too. LEO: When you're uncertain about how to navigate this part of a love relationship, just pay attention to what others in similar situations are doing and follow suit. VIRGO: Promptness will matter to the impression you're making in love. Plan ahead; anticipate delays. LIBRA: Only ask about the other person's intentions if you're really curious and OK with any answer you get. SCORPIO: You know it's a good match when the other person seems to double your fun regardless of the sort of date it is. SAGITTARIUS: When you're doing it because you want the best for another person, it's not manipulation; it's love. CAPRICORN: Divide up the decisions. It will be better for everyone. AQUARIUS: Negotiations get old. When you want the same things, you don't have to keep negotiating. PISCES: Be patient with all, especially with yourself. That's the kind way.
COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: Scorpio and Cancer are water sign soul mates and a match that's cosmically destined to reach passionate and poetic highs and lows. Because these signs both feel life deeply and vividly, they have the potential to really hurt one another, and they need to take this responsibility very seriously. They can also create much bliss together, as they will this Cancer sun weekend under the sultry Scorpio moon.
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