The French expression "sous-entendu," translated as "what is understood underneath," points to a possible solution for the passive-aggressive action that unfolds today. If everyone knows what is meant, then is it really kinder not to say it? No. With the sun conjunct Mercury, the emotionally intelligent favor a direct strategy of communication.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). We are often surprisingly ignorant of our own needs. And when it comes to motivations... those can be even more mysterious. But writing can unlock many secrets. Journaling will bring stress relief and self-realization.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The planets are shifting, and so are you. You could make a buddy out of a former adversary, or make peace with a part of your past that, up until this point, you'd considered unfortunate.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your imagination is powerful. Devote time to chasing your ideas. Your life will be richer for it. Also, let no one interfere. You're the engineer of this fantasy train, and you can drive it wherever you want it to go.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Big ambitions are accomplished through small wins. So don't let your high hopes keep you from celebrating the little things. Mark the milestones to honor your journey.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The day features action, conflict and decisions that must be made in a snap. Take a break to process all that's going on. Idle chat will turn out to be valuable. You'll learn more in downtime than you do in the heat of the action.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). A pleasant day stretches ahead. You'll be treated. People you enjoy are close at hand. You belong to something bigger than you, and this will offer a degree of ease and security to your day.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Love isn't something you have; it's something you do. So it's impossible to love without investment, as the love is the investment. These are things you know, but others haven't learned yet. You'll teach through example.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The start of a task will bring butterflies. The middle part will be accompanied by doubts and wonders about what made you take this on in the first place. The end will answer all, and you'll be better for it.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Though there is cooking and cleaning to be done and errands to run, you want to do so much more with your time than wile away the hours on ordinary things. Put extraordinary aims first, and the rest takes care of itself.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Though you're tougher than most, you still long to be treated with reverence and care. When your soul meets with a callous world, it causes pain. Seek bonds with the tenderhearted.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Be careful not to over-identify with your characteristics, personality or social and economic standing: You're more and something other than those things. Stay connected to the down-deep you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The more you learn, the better you serve; the better you serve, the more you learn. It may not sound very glamourous, but oddly enough, there will be something glamorous about it.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 8). This year has the pacing of an award-winning movie. Your treasures will be more or less evenly spaced throughout the year, giving you much to celebrate and then to look forward to. Featured happiness includes an easy and joyful relationship; an important sale; and hefty compensation for doing what you love. Gemini and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 3, 33, 38 and 19.
TODAY'S NUMEROLOGY: Today's numerology can be found by adding up each number in today's date: 0+8+0+8+2+0+1+8= 27. Then add the 2 and 7, and the final outcome is 9.
Nine days are fine days (and not just because that rhymes). Nine days are expansive, enthusiastic and lucky. They open our eyes to hidden doors and invite us to skip down the roads less traveled. Nine days are adventures.
Nine days have a way of dissolving the stubbornness and closed-mindedness that come from fear — or maybe it's just that our curiosity outweighs our trepidation, so we decide to move forward into unknown territory. Politics, higher education, philosophy and foreign places are all topics of interest on a nine day. Those who delve into matters such as these are sure to come out the other side a different person.
Those who were born on a nine day are sunshine walkers. They are warm, bright and optimistic.
Celebrate this nine day by following a special interest past the surface information and into the deeper levels. The interests that are most enriching on a nine day will usually have to do with a lifestyle very different from one's own.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman is known for his vulnerable portrayal of antiheroes and his boundless versatility. Hoffman has played a female soap star, a card counter with autism, a small red panda and over 70 other diverse characters, including the starring role of such iconic films as "The Graduate" and "Midnight Cowboy." Leo and Virgo are the main astral influences of his natal chart.
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