The first full day of Mars in Aries is akin to the soldier coming home. There's a sense of something that was missed returning to where it belongs. There's a mood of wonder. Adventures were had, scenes were witnessed, and because of this history, the bedrooms of youth can no longer be inhabited by small and innocent minds.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You'll gladly be someone's safety net. It will be tempting to provide such a help to one who is already very capable, but, of course, helping those who really need it is more important.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Don't worry about being original today. You already are and cannot help but be. Copying work you admire will prime you for eventually creating your own masterpiece.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Whether you like or agree with a person is probably irrelevant to your strategy today. In order to make the goal, you must give the person with the ball your full support.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You often learn the most from people you disagree with, which is why it makes no sense to circulate strictly with people who are like you. Diversity is strength.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There's a world of difference between what people say and what they do. Your comprehensive understanding comes from observing others in action, all the while knowing that each move speaks volumes.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The pro is just an amateur who has made and recovered from many mistakes. Your personal life will benefit from the application of a few marketing principles, particularly, knowing your niche and differentiating yourself.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). One person's bitterness may cause mild annoyance for the world at large but will be potent poison to the bitter individual. For an immediate health boost, release all grievances and grudges.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Should you impart your exact vision, or should you be more collaborative? The art is in what you leave out. When in doubt, choose space and let people fill it with their imaginations.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You are wise to the fact that urgency is usually a disguise people use to get more quickly to the result they want. Take back the power. Do things on your timetable, not theirs.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Different languages exist within the same language. You listen to what people speak and speak their language back to them, thus creating an atmosphere of trust.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'll find yourself aware of your own presence and wondering who the "you" is who seems to be witnessing you. In this way, you are similar to most of the great gurus and spiritual-seekers who have walked this earth.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It makes no sense to worry about what could be. It's impossible to judge the probability of this thing you are worried about, so why try. Let it go. What will be, will be.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (June 28). It's all good surprises this year! You'll love how relationships support you in ways you expect, and many you don't. You'll make purposeful commitments and affirm your beliefs in actions taken through the fall. There's a new resource that opens up at the end of 2020, allowing you to surpass prior limits. Aries and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 19, 6, 22, 9 and 1.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: Mars is hotheaded in Aries. Normally, this transit would last a few weeks. Because of a well-placed retrograde, Mars will be aggressively at home until the early shades of 2021. Sound familiar? With this plethora of passionate energy in the mix, it is wise to touch back on virtuous values such as patience and maturity.
It is easy to be reactive. This is the way of children. A mature mind is one that has developed a tolerance for a certain amount of discomfort. Instead of reacting immediately to a stimulus, there's an ability to pause and consider the next action. In a reactive world, restraint, curiosity and humility are actually a superpower. These are the qualities that are sorely lacking in our current hostile environment. When a mature mind is in the driver's seat, the action doesn't have to be perfect to cause a degree of harmony. Intent matters. So does leadership.
Leaders are made, not born. While certain personality types are more likely to want to lead than others, wanting to be in charge does not, in and of itself, make a good leader. The best leaders are often reluctant assumers of responsibility who took the reigns out of a sense of duty because others either weren't stepping up or were ill-equipped for the position.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: "American Idol" alumna and talk show host Kellie Pickler has half a million Instagram followers on an account set to "private." This is the Cancer way, which can be summed up in three words: barriers to entry. Symbolized by the crab, who carries home and protection wherever she goes, Cancer natives shelter themselves in often enormously charismatic ways including humor and advanced social skills.
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