The swollen moon moves into the realm of power and authority. There's always someone higher up to report to. The boss has a boss. Pleasing the highest-up person could mean displeasing the one two steps down. But if you concentrate only on the next level up, you could miss the bigger picture. There will be a judgment call to make.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). What good is knowing better unless you also do better? The trouble is, you can't be sure. You have to take a risk in order to find out. Pursue the promising fix; act on your hunch.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Though you can't make another person see what they don't see, you can point out what you see, and those who have the capacity at that moment will have a good chance of sharing in your vision.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The beginning of a project is light in the actual work that must be done, but it's heavy in the amount of change that must tolerated. This is about adjusting, settling in and figuring out your commitment level.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You often tend to define yourself through a role, which is essentially defining yourself through a set of responsibilities. Just don't forget that you're the one who takes it on. If it's thrust on you, and you don't want it, throw it back.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Regarding your project: You don't have to make up the route. The explorers before you did a pretty good job, and you can refer to their notes to save yourself needless trouble, or, if possible, take one with you on the journey.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Like duct tape engineering, something you solve today may involve an inelegant fix, but if it works, it works. Don't look back. You're resourceful, and it's something you should be proud of.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Brain scans can tell us which part of the brain is firing off neurons, but they can't show us the thoughts and visions that light up the ultimate privacy of the mind. Your private thoughts will be most amusing today!
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Share your ideas. They are what make you fascinating and maybe even irresistible to someone. Tonight, there will be interesting and yet inappropriate choices available to you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). All kinds of feelings get entwined in the excitement mounting around a project. Some of them will die down when the project stabilizes and becomes a working entity. Some won't. Romance may be a part of this.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). If you were chosen for the job, you can safely assume that you are the best person for it. Don't worry about anything but giving this your very best shot.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Whatever is going on now, more of the same is to be expected today. You can see the potential in others. It's something to nurture and believe in, but potential is not something to date or do business with.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There's a lot you are capable of doing, but the thing you really want to do is taking a back seat. Just because you can fit yourself into a situation doesn't mean you belong there.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (June 27). You say, "Yes!" and the excitement commences. You'll become part of an inspiring group. In August, answering hard questions will make life easier. You'll streamline your personal business in order to be flexible and spontaneous. You'll cut out non-essentials once you figure out what is really essential. Cancer and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 30, 21, 35 and 18.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "As a Pisces, it's extremely difficult to know what direction to swim toward, career-wise. I've been waiting for an 'aha!' moment that never comes. Now what?"
What if you believed that you were born knowing what to do? In that case, it's not so much of an "aha!" moment that will guide you; rather, it's a simple check in with the plan that lives inside your heart. You might, from time to time, forget that you already have the compass inside you. When you feel lost and unsure which direction to take your career in, all you have to do is ask for a sign. Reading the omens is a specialty of yours, and you usually get a clear understanding of what to do next within days of asking.
Be careful not to put too much pressure on the decision-making process. If there are a few choices before you that seem to have merit, don't agonize about making the wrong choice. Assume that each choice will teach you something different and no path is inherently better or worse, only different.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Political activist and author Helen Keller was rendered deaf and blind by a disease that struck her as a toddler. With the help of her teacher, Anne Sullivan, she forever changed the way the world would think of the disabled. This triumphant spirit was born when the sun and Venus were in nurturing Cancer and the moon was in Pisces, the sign of old souls.
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