The sun pokes at Neptune in Pisces. The tense arrangement has us questioning our self-knowledge, especially on an emotional level. What does it feel like to be you? The truth is, no one else will ever know. Perhaps this will inspire you to try and capture it in some way — maybe through conversation, writing or other means of self-expression.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). The more honest you are, the better you know yourself. And the better you know yourself, the easier it is to choose your next transformation.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Today's luck and bounty will make you smile. Even so, it's not why the day is great. Your perfect day will always involve giving to others and helping without expectation of something in return.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Love is a superpower you were born with and you use without thinking about, just like you use your sense of touch or smell. The time you're most aware of your natural gift to love is when something is standing in the way of it.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Looking for signs to point you to your next move? They will be ever-present. In fact, you will find them wherever your eyes land. Of course, it's the interpretation that matters. Trust your inner knowing.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The whole world is interesting to you, and your curiosity about it makes you brave and unselfconscious — a powerful combination and, arguably, your most natural state.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The reason there aren't a lot of award ceremonies in superhero movies is because heroes don't need accolades. You should know. You're the hero of the day, at least to yourself, and likely to the one that you lift and love.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It will be lucky to ponder your relationship with food and make some experimental adjustments. It's not just about what you eat; the why and how matter, too, especially the role of emotion.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You seek deals that are mutually satisfying, but different things satisfy different people. To make the most appropriate and effective bid, first find out what others desire.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Children play make-believe games all the time to try out different roles. You pretend, too. Instead of thinking of pretense as false, think of it as the early stages of becoming.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There's a great deal of satisfaction on offer today, mainly because you feel good about what you've done so far. In short, you keep showing up to fulfill your own plans. It's working for you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Breath cleanses. Water cleanses. Loving feelings cleanse. Just as you wash your hands to prevent the spread of germs, you wash your spirit so that you may share only the highest and best of yourself.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It is possible to busy oneself with a million tasks and still have a million left. For just a moment, slip into the sublime state in which there is nothing to do and no one to be. When you come back, ask: What is necessary here?
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (June 11). This world is your world, and you take personal responsibility for what happens in it. You'll be involved and connected with a vast network of like minds, doing what you can to fix something you did not break. The noble effort will not be all seriousness. Your year will be filled with friends and games, adventures and love. Leo and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 13, 2, 10, 14 and 5.
ASTROLOGICAL EVENT, THE SUN AND NEPTUNE SQUARE OFF: The Gemini sun and Neptune in Pisces throw a foggy filter on our self-concept. This is a tense aspect that settles its low cloud in the valley between who we think we are and who we want to be.
How well do you know yourself? Social scientists suggest that most people have predictable blind spots that prevent them from seeing themselves clearly. On personality questions having to do with assertiveness, creativity and more, studies show that our colleagues, friends and sometimes even total strangers can often predict behavior with twice the accuracy as the self-predicting individual. We have intimate access to our own psyche, but that doesn't mean we understand it any better than we understand the inner workings of the phone or computer we use every day.
The smart move is, therefore, to seek out and rely somewhat on the feedback of others. This is not the same as wanting validation or putting too much stock in what others think of you. It's the different points of view and not the feelings and opinions that surround them that matter here. It is one experience to see yourself in a mirror or in the lens of a camera phone. The brave will also want to see what the security camera next door has picked up — the view of you from further away, walking down that old familiar street.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: From child actor to leading man, Shia LaBeouf has held his own with such legendary heavyweights as Michael Douglas and Harrison Ford, not to mention 20-foot-tall Transformer robots. Geminis are bright and adaptable, and with Mars and Neptune in Capricorn, LaBeouf has executive talents that he's tapping into as a writer, director and producer of some of his more recent projects.
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