We may be living in the age of information, but its power has been acknowledged since the dawn of civilization. In the worlds of the 15th-century philosopher Baltasar Gracian, "A knowledge of the evil is in itself a means of defense, and a shot foreseen always misses its mark." Or, in the worlds of the lunar square to Jupiter, "Heads up." ARIES (March 21-April 19). You want to offer outstanding help to those who need it most. This intention aligns your posture and becomes your attitude. It streamlines your actions so that everything you do is executed with greater impact.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Just about anyone can progress along this path by paying for help, but it will be more interesting to see what you can come up with on your own, with sheer ingenuity.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). When you have money to throw at a problem, wheels can be set in motion with a single phone call. Without money, it's the same, that is if you're willing to ask for help.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Are you ready for it? Hold out your spiritual hands because here comes just what you need. True, the packaging is subtle, though don't doubt that what you get will penetrate straight to the heart of the matter.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). People with incomplete information appear unreasonable to those with different information. Instead of fighting over it, compare notes and figure out where the discrepancies lie.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Frustration happens when the internal clock doesn't match the external one. The quick way out of this uncomfortable state is to adjust the internal clock to the watch of Father Time.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). This is one of those days when all speaking is public speaking. You're interesting and people are paying attention. Whether you mean for it to happen or not, your messages will broadcast widely.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). As much as you'd love to design an interaction, you can't. You can only plan your part of it and execute that plan to the best of your ability. So let go a little and know that whatever you do, it will be enough.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Even though it makes you feel good to identify with a group you're proud to be a part of, it's very important to find happiness as an individual. It will be worthwhile to venture out alone.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Just as your taste buds prefer a little salty with the sweet, your social tolerance leans the same way. You don't trust when a person is too, too nice.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The happiness of your loved ones doesn't have to come at your own sacrifice. There's a way for all to be content at the same time. Think of this as a creative puzzle, well worth the time it takes to solve it.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The fates play it fair today. The more intense a bout of good luck is, the shorter it will be. This is why it's such a tremendously fine idea to quit while you're ahead.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (July 20). Your cosmic birthday gift is a vision of a future you couldn't have seen for yourself until now. Your pet project will help many people, so follow through and watch the world get a little better. You deserve to have people around you who contribute to your confidence, cheer you on and are willing to invest in the relationship. Virgo and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 27, 3, 40, 22 and 39.
DEVELOP YOUR INTUITION, SCORPIO: The second water sign is among the most psychic of the zodiac. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, the planet named for the ancient god of the netherworld. It is the sign associated with death and rebirth, transformation and powerful forces. Many Scorpios do not seek to be more psychic because intuition is already such a strong part of the way they operate that they take it for granted, seeing this gift as nothing unusual and assuming that everyone senses the world and makes decisions in the same way that Scorpio does. Scorpios who do seek to deepen their psychic knowledge and skills need only turn to the key words associated with their sign: I desire.
Is desire a motivational tool or a philosophical problem? Is it the root of all suffering, as the Buddhists believe, or the key to happiness? And can it be cured if what we desire isn't what we want to desire? Should it? Whatever you believe about desire, it is an undeniably mighty force, and for Scorpio a channel into the land of intuition. By increasing awareness of what people dearly want, many accurate insights and predictions will be made. When Scorpio asks, "who wants what and why?" Scorpio intuition rushes to answer.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: America's got a new talent judge in Emmy Award winner Julianne Hough, a triple threat with sky-high standards she has risen to time and again. Hough was born when the sun and Mercury were both in lunar-ruled sign of soulful Cancer. Cancer is also the sign of mothers, and maternal instincts run strong here. Hough's natal moon is in Libra, the sign of grace and partnership.
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