The Virgo moon makes sure that the first full day of the Leo sun is a productive one. This is the moon of health and nurturing, of elegant details, and of vigilance. All the power and control goes to the one who takes responsibility. Various motives abound. Many say yes out of a sense of duty, an intuitive calling or simply out of courage.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You can thank today's smooth ride to your own clean karma. Moral questions come up this evening, but nothing that needs to be solved immediately. Think it over.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your fantasy of a relationship doesn't quite match the reality of it, and this is causing some tension. It's easy enough to resolve, if you're willing to adjust your expectations.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). If you place too much significance and value in the wrong things, this is a human mistake. You'll learn quickly. Experience is the only way to really understand what's important and what's not.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche lived by the concept of amor fati, Latin for "a love of one's fate." You'll take a similar approach to the day, deciding to love destiny's delivery in whatever form it comes.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You're wanting a result, and you'll get it, but the timeframe is the matter in question. It is very difficult to predict how long things will take. Be patient and willing to adjust.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You've been a leader, and you've been a follower. When you're acting to the best of your ability, the roles are equally demanding. You'll be at the top of your game this afternoon.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Don't lean on things that worked before. The same thing that caused a triumph yesterday could be ineffective tomorrow. The importance of context cannot be underestimated. Stay awake and alert.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You don't need to control a situation to work it to your advantage. You need only be ready to take your turn and hop on the opportunities that open up.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You don't have to comment on every statement or have a judgment of everything going on around you. It's enough to be a witness. Save your energy. You'll need it later.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). People find you attractive, and they will want your attention and time. Both of these commodities are precious, and today they will be best given in the spirit of investment instead of charity.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). A sense of calm will alight on your decision-making process. There is no need to overanalyze — if you even need to analyze at all. You simply know what to do.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You don't have to anticipate every outcome. Get a general idea and then act. There is an opportunity that can only present itself when things aren't exactly going as planned.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (July 23). For your birthday, you'll be served cosmic justice. You get more because you can handle more. New and tantalizing options open up next month. You bring the fun with you wherever you go, and you attract admirers and followers. You'll work with a partner on an issue that matters deeply to you. Sagittarius and Aries adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 11, 13, 45 and 2.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "I'm a Pisces on the Aquarius cusp and my husband is a Gemini. I am a strong believer in astrology, and I really think that our signs have a lot to do with who we are. So does my husband. This is a new marriage, only nine months in so far, but things are starting to get a little rocky. I don't know how to deal with his distance when he's upset. I truly love him more than I have ever loved anyone in my life. How does a Pisces handle such a strong Gemini in her life?"
Pisces and Gemini are both adaptable, and these first months are about finding positive and enjoyable patterns and rhythms you can fall into as a couple. But it is even more important that you are clear about your personal boundaries. You are setting a tone now for the rest of your marriage. It would be very easy for a new Pisces wife to lose herself in the new role, but your husband didn't fall in love with his wife. He fell in love with a woman who had her own full life before he got there. Don't lose her. This is a time to be loving but structured and clear about your individual needs and expectations.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: With the classic television sitcom "Cheers" came Woody Harrelson's breakout role as a hilariously naive bartender who, like Harrelson, was a devoted friend to the end. Loyalty is among Leo's top qualities, as is a sly understanding of how to be entertaining. Harrelson will release several projects in the months to come including the thriller "Kate."
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