For Americans, Independence Day is fireworks, family, barbecue and the birth of a nation. The spiritual Pisces moon offers thoughtful moments to consider what freedom means and what it costs in these times. No man or nation can stand totally alone. It is wise to honor not only our independence but also our interconnectedness.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Greed is the black hole of sins. It always wants more. It cannot be satisfied. It can, however, be combatted. It will happen today by way of a reversal. Greed will be broken by generosity.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Repeating a thought doesn't make it more true or more likely to become reality. Looping thoughts need interruption, which can be achieved by distracting yourself with a task that requires a high level of concentration.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You now understand that you don't need what you thought you needed. In fact, you can get by with less and/or different. You may be able to make a trade today.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). If you're not looking after yourself properly, it will be like opening a door to negative thoughts and low self-esteem. What do you wish your fairy godmother would do for you? Whatever it is, do it for yourself. It's an excellent start.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Conflicting advice will be part of today's challenge, and also part of the fun. How will you know what to choose? There's no right or wrong choice; it's a matter of taste and fit. And you're the expert on what you like and what feels good to you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). If you can eliminate the absolutes from your vocabulary today, all of the things you "always" or "never" do will be off the table and you can focus on the lovely shades and specifics between extremes.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You're in the business of making things happen. However, it will be very beneficial to put that business aside for some time because it will be in the moments in between, when nothing happens, that you will feel most fully alive.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The magic combination is roughly the same as it was yesterday. With the right attitude for the job, the amount of effort necessary to make things happen and reasonable expectations, you will continue to succeed.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Let the cynics make fun of the world; you'd much rather make fun of yourself. People will appreciate your honesty and vulnerability. You'll make them laugh as they relate to your story.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). This thing you want is going to take more work than you thought. A coach can help you work smarter and faster. Unambiguous feedback is what you'll need, and you're tough enough to hear it, too.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Know what can be done and what cannot be done. These are facts; it's nothing personal. But as you do what can be done, more will fall under your jurisdiction.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You have a starring role in someone's thoughts. Though this person's casting of you may be a bit unrealistic, it's not entirely off. You'll have fun stretching yourself into the part, as long as it's close to who you want to be.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (July 4). There are no limits on your dreams, and your achievements are within your reach. Creating an environment that will consistently support you is a commitment; don't expect it to happen overnight. Stay compassionate. Get a new coach or teacher to help you transition into your new life. Scorpio and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 17, 8, 9, 33 and 40.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "I'm an Aries born March 25, 1981. Recently, I said goodbye to a Libra man born Oct. 12, 1973. I thought we were meant for each other. But he wants to be friends right now, and can't give me what I want. Why do I still want it from him then? Should I try harder?"
Absolutely not. Your warrior spirit rages with the mantra "never say die," but you cannot keep love alive by willing it to be so. It sounds like you need assurance that you didn't give up too soon. Please know that there's no amount of work you could do to revive this. The most graceful thing is to walk away and find other ways to make yourself happy. Trying to force a relationship after the other person has already made up his or her mind is sad. Be happy instead. The next six weeks will support you in your effort to heal old wounds and release grudges, and you'll learn to recognize the difference between a helpful and unhelpful partnership. You'd be wise to devote your time to your own interests instead of trying to get involved with anyone new.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Malia Obama was born on the most patriotic day of the year, and is currently exercising her freedoms and independence as a student of Harvard University. Her natal Venus and Mars are in sociable Gemini, suggesting impressive powers of communication. Uranus and Neptune are nestled into Aquarius, the station of humanitarianism and social ideas. She has the chart of an excellent leader.