Tell yourself what you want and it may or may not be true. Humans are, after all, notoriously bad at predicting their own happiness. How do you know if you really want a thing? You don't have to convince yourself. You're already in action before you know what the thought process is. The lessons of this fiery moon moment: Actions don't lie.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Since a person is only as beautiful as the mind he or she inhabits, education is the best beauty investment anyone could make. Tonight, you'll add specialness to the lives of others.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It's your week to get straight in your own mind what value you bring. Once you do this, it's not long before the rest of the world pays you accordingly. First, the payment comes in energy. Then, it comes in dollars.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Brevity flatters almost anything you pick up today. Make quick work of your tasks and conversations and you'll breeze through without getting ensnarled in a farrago of details.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Avoid making a case for what you can't do. You have no idea, really, what you are capable of and will not know until after you have already accomplished it.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The winds of responsibility blow you along the sea of life. You move as long as you put up your sail and let them push you. If you want to switch directions, you're going to need something different: a motor.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You're becoming profoundly aware of what you really want. In fact, it's hard to avoid. Reason has taken a back seat, and your desire is running the whole show today.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It would be very easy to become indulgent today, so ward off this potential. If you give something away for everything you bring in, you'll be organized and efficient.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You have values you don't even know about. The way that you find them is by noticing and wondering about your own behavior, some of which will surprise you today.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). If someone perceives you as being above them, it is only human nature to want to bring you down a notch. This is why the best leaders are always humble and as hardworking as those being led.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Even though you feel very good when you're productive, it's important to note that your worth doesn't come from your productivity. Do it for the joy it brings you and others.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). "I can resist anything but temptation," said Oscar Wilde, and even though you have strong power of resistance, you will be tested by the delicious things on offer today.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Deferred dreams are submarines, invisible below the water's surface with the power to torpedo anything that's sailing smoothly. Surface your aspirations. They are safer that way.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (July 21). There's nothing you have to do this year. It's all on your plate because you want to taste it. Your power is on the rise through the next three months, and you'll use it very well. The commitments you make will cement your place in an organization, and you'll be very important to your group. Virgo and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 3, 33, 14 and 28.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "What does it mean when all your planets are in a few houses and some parts of the wheel are without planets entirely? I do not have any planets in the fifth house. I feel like it's telling me that I'm not going to have children, or that I don't have any artistic talent. Is that true?"
No! With 10 luminaries represented in a chart and 12 houses, empty houses are inevitable. Furthermore, it's common to have clumps of planets in a house, leaving even more of them empty. What sign is ruling your vacant fifth house? (Which sign is on the fifth-house cusp?) That will give you more information. For instance, Leo, Libra or Pisces in the fifth house are exceptional for artists, even if the fifth house is empty. As for children, Destiny has not spoken on the matter. It's entirely up to you.
Generally speaking, I advise shunning interpretations that do not empower or enlighten you. If reading the omens in a particular way makes you feel less than, why would you accept that inference? This is true not only of fortunetelling methods but of any definition or opinion of you. Many things become possible once you get on your own side.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Today, we celebrate the birth of Robin Williams. The unforgettable paternal figure and comedy fixture was born under a soulful Cancer sun and an empathetic Pisces moon. Mercury and Pluto in the entertaining and playful realm of Leo are the signs of a natural-born performer — one who is now terribly missed.
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