Scientists are in agreement that humans and other earthly organisms are made of stardust, but from which star? Researchers have found that the sort of atoms that life is made up of are prevalent toward the center of our galaxy. And you just may touch on something timeless at the core of you under this soul-centered Scorpio moon.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). What's required of you is basically attendance. If you cover that part of it, the rest will happen quite naturally out of the moment. In other words, just show up.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There's only one you. So you don't have to worry about being original or saying something novel or turning in unique work. It will be unique just because it came from you. That's good. And that is enough.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The time you spend following, observing and studying those you admire will not be in vain. It might feel as if you're loafing off, but you're not. There's great, if intangible, value in these interests.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Be careful not to attribute special qualities to people just because they happen to be attractive. Try to see what is instead of making assumptions about what probably is.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It's wonderful to understand and be understood, but it's not necessary to love. You can still love someone you don't really get. You can still love someone you don't communicate well with. Love goes beyond these things.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You may feel a bit invisible in some way. There's a positive side to this. You can get much done under the radar. Take advantage of the freedom and creativity that come when nobody is paying very close attention.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). We are all fragile. We don't all look it, though. Be gentle with the people in your life, as there is probably more ego on the line today than is readily apparent.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Keep in mind that oftentimes the most influential and positive thing you can do for mankind isn't grand at all; rather, it is small. To take care of yourself and treat yourself in a loving manner is a good start.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Figure out what you're going to do when the pressure is on. You won't be able to tell when it's coming or where it's coming from, but when you're ready for unpredictable stressors, they will seem far less stressful to you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Lizards, toads and chimpanzees eat what's bugging them. So in solving the problem, there's more than relief; there's reward, too. You'll experience similar dynamics without having to eat bugs.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Ending up where you started can be wonderful or terrible. It's wonderful if you traveled far and wide like Dorothy down the yellow brick lane to Oz. It's terrible if you never left. So leave. This is a no-brainer.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Small groups will get things done — faster than you could do them alone and much faster than a large group could do them. The right size will be between three and 10 people.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (June 24). You will involve yourself with many efforts to lift the lives of strangers and lend support to people who will definitely be better for your care. For the rest of 2018, what you know or believe won't be half as important as what you do. A financial and/or artistic risk pays off in January. Love comes full circle in February. Libra and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 30, 1, 14 and 27.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: Because Mercury's retrograde gets so much bad press, the astrologically curious may tend to think of "retrograde" as a signal of warning. However, the Mars retrograde that begins Tuesday really needn't be cause for alarm. For starters, Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune are already retrograde, so Mars is just the nearest planet to us joining in on the retrospective trend. Secondly, Mars is in Aquarius, a realm in which the forceful planet can do much good, so why not extend the job? Mars in Aquarius is good for the planet, as it brings attention to the issues affecting us as a group. In this realm, Mars loses individualism and applies the warrior energy to the battle that is perhaps the most important one to face — the battle of humankind against the evils of its own nature. What is keeping us from peace? This is the question that will come again and again this week. All any one person can do is to create peace in his or her own corner of the world, and even that can be the mission of a lifetime. The cosmic call is to bring harmony to the relationship between you and you, as all other peace starts from there.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Mindy Kaling stars in "Ocean's 8," as a key player in an impossible heist of New York City's annual Met Gala. Kaling — who has hit her stride with a string of blockbusters, including "A Wrinkle in Time," as well as hit television shows and a best-selling book — is a new mother with all of the advantages of her Cancer sun sign. Cancer is the sign of mothers, maternal energy, home and soulful connections.
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