Moon of Aesthetic Balance

By Holiday Mathis

July 1, 2017 6 min read

The beauty of today's situation will be a function of balance. The aesthetic Libra lunar vibration insists that beauty doesn't depend on functional or dysfunctional, smooth or rocky, dim or bright. Rather, it's about proper ratios of opposites, i.e., symmetry with subtle asymmetries, or asymmetry with subtle symmetries.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You can control many things about your present that will lead to gains later. However, the future is still out of your (and everyone's) control. Accepting this with grace will free up a lot of psychic energy.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). When you get away from the crowd to spend concentrated time alone, real work will happen — the kind that makes you richer in material and immaterial ways.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Pay attention to the expectations society places on the people in a relationship. Does it vary from role to role? Is it equal? Is it fair? This will matter increasingly over time. There may be something to nip in the bud.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Even in inanimate things and concepts, mutual freedom is important. When you don't feel the need to own what you love, what you love will seem to pull more weight in the arrangement, working harder to earn your attention.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The situation that once made you feel terribly flawed was ultimately your best teacher and could be credited for your current soaring approval rating. You worked hard to improve, and you're more attractive because of it.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your soul is strengthened through work and through taking on more responsibility. You'll go out and find the circumstances that are conducive to what you'd like to accomplish next.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You can stop people from treating you differently than you want to be treated, and it's pretty simple, too. Be aware of what you're allowing. You have more options than you exercise.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You've plenty of hustle, and people around you see how hard you work. They respect your mind and want the privilege of your loyalty. You'll be an example for the less experienced.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Avoid the prognosticators, be they skeptical or optimistic. You won't know if it was a good idea or a bad idea until it's an executed idea. The only way forward is to go.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You can avoid the things that trigger your frustration and you can change your environment, but ultimately the best way to stop yourself from getting angry is not to give in to it.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You never know which relationships are going to benefit you the most. Not all friendships will help you advance your interests, but they will all contribute to your well-being.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Learned, intelligent, creative people can believe the most ridiculous things. It is therefore better to let yourself be influenced by handpicked ideas than by people.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (July 1). This solar return shows you alert, active, responsible and capable — a state of mind that attracts new work and friends. September refreshes your home environment. Family presents you with a challenge in November, and you'll enjoy the mission with your kin. There's a prime investment opportunity in January. Gemini and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 48, 9, 4, 44 and 14.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "I'm a Libra trying to find happiness, specifically by improving my marriage and family life. My problem is that the books I read suggest that to be happier in marriage, I have to change the way I look at things and behave. For instance, one suggestion is that I stop keeping score of what I do and what my husband does around the house, that I give him a better quality of my attention, etc. It's absurd, because I spend 10 times more hours on domestic work, and I work a full-time job. Shouldn't I be getting angry instead of giving him more loving attention? And why is it always the woman who has to change? Isn't there something fundamentally wrong with our society when married women are statistically less happy than single women and married men are statistically happier than single men? Or maybe I just should have married a Virgo."

Interesting rant, Libra! You make some excellent points. As the sign of the scales, keeping track is part of your basic nature. Happiness might be obtained by staying truer to your feelings. Keep track, get mad, and ask your husband to change (for a change).

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Cancer actress Kathy Bates stars in the new Netflix original "Disjointed," a comedy series about a cannabis pharmacy. Bates has Saturn, the planet of lessons, and the profoundly powerful Pluto both in the sign of entertainment. She also has more than five decades of film credits — including unforgettable work in "Misery," "Fried Green Tomatoes," "The Office," "Six Feet Under" and "The Blind Side."

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