Mercury and Pluto Argue

By Holiday Mathis

June 19, 2019 6 min read

Today's argument between Mercury and Pluto brings up a good point. Arguing over who is right is useless because everyone believes in his or her own rightness, and no one really knows for sure. All are acting in accordance with their particular personality, beliefs, knowledge and wants. Start with an acceptance that everyone is right and you'll go far.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You don't have to struggle against your desire. Instead, embrace it. It's not a foreign entity visiting to annoy you. Desire comes from your heart, and it has something to teach you.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). They'll say you're following in footsteps, though you're actually making your own. The point was never to do what they were doing. It's just that you seek something that they also happened to have sought.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You recognize talent because you have it, too. This is why humans recognize most things. For better or worse, it's a day to acknowledge that you are only seeing certain things in other people because you possess them as well.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You were born into a particular environment with a certain group of genes and a situation largely out of your control. And yet ... there's very little about this that is fixed — not your talents and certainly not your destiny. Work it.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Greed is what happens when people disbelieve the wholeness of their own soul. The remedy for greed is knowing that you already have it, and that it is enough.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The way you know that a thing is for you is your senses will tell you. To be one with your senses is to be in touch with a part of you who knows what the animals know.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Be forewarned: Some people around you are talking about what they know just the same way they're talking about what they don't know — that is to say, with arrogant confidence.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Innocent trespassers could wander into unmarked territory. Those who see the markers and ignore them may not signal ill intent. Neither are they innocent. Minding your own business starts with knowledge of its boundaries.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Youth and innocence are resilient. They don't know better. The one who, after being knocked around by life and becoming privy to its unfavorable odds, is inexplicably still resilient is the keeper of a rare fire.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). However much you've done, you can do more. Push yourself. By definition, everything remarkable happens beyond the bounds of expectation.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You regularly ask the kinds of questions that elevate the experience for everyone. Questions like, "How can I make this better for all of us?" will win the day.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). People tend to think of emotions as involuntary, though, like blinking or breathing, they can also happen voluntarily. There are few skills more useful in today's discourse than the skill of regulating your emotions.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (June 19). Your collections will grow over the next 12 months. Things that you collect include friends, fans, admirers, exhilarating experiences, positive role models and new ways to contribute to your community. Much of this is made possible through the way you organize your life to support the creation of new habits and patterns. Virgo and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 28, 11, 18, 42 and 8.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "I have a friend who was born on the 20th of May in 1964. I have found that his horoscope is more Gemini than Taurus. I have heard that the older you get, the more you slip out of your sign to the next. Is that true?"

That is certainly a theory. There are many. Another among some astrologers who believe in reincarnation is that the soul progresses through the zodiac with every incarnation. For instance, if you were born an Aries, the next incarnation you would be a Taurus. Your friend's chart is rich with Taurus influences — the sun, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter are all in the Earth sign of the bull. Is he drawn to beauty, luxury and quality? Is he someone people can count on? Does he love to spend money? If not, maybe he just plain doesn't fit the Taurus mold! I suggest that he read the sign that he most identifies with. This is true for everyone. I don't believe astrology is meant to limit our self-description or our choices. Rather, it's better applied to inspire mindfulness and inquiry about who we are and what impact we have in the world.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Paula Abdul embodies the versatility of Gemini with success in many different careers. She's been a cheerleader and choreographer, a pop star and coach of future pop stars. Next up? She'll be a Vegas headliner with her dance extravaganza, "Forever Your Girl," at the Flamingo hotel on the strip. Abdul has natal Venus and Uranus in Leo, the sign of showmanship.

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