New Moon Strength Training

By Holiday Mathis

August 11, 2018 6 min read

The weightlifter stays strong by lifting what's heavy. It applies across the board. So don't worry about whether you've taken on too much. Do what's in front of you, and your "muscles" whether they be intellectual, emotional or physical, will grow to handle the task. The Leo new moon and solar eclipse invite us to a fresh round of strength training.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You want your love to see you in a certain light: You can't help but be invested in that. It's not all about vanity. You want them to have a certain "user experience," and you'll make decisions about presentation toward this aim.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). At times it feels as though what you don't know covers practically the whole range of human knowledge. That's only because you take your big brain for granted. Teach someone something to remind yourself of how far you've come.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Many trendy restaurants have become so loud that it's hard to hear over the excitement. Bold move: Avoid those spots in favor of really getting to know a person or group of people better through the lost art of conversation.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Good friends are the best collectibles. Vintage Marvel comics aren't bad, either, and they don't need nearly the attention. And yet, for you, friends it will be!

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). If you have to shout to get their attention, maybe they just don't want to hear your message. That doesn't make it wrong. Try a different tactic. Could you turn it into a secret and whisper it? Could you find a more physical demonstration?

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You've put so much of yourself into your work that you may have lost touch with who you are outside of it. You'll get back in touch with that over the weekend. Relax, and enjoy.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Change isn't always easy, but sometimes, such as today, it is. You'll make adjustments with grace. And then later, you'll have the opportunity to compare and contrast two states then embrace the way that works best for you.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There's no room for worry or doubt in your active mind. So accept responsibility, but not pressure — not from anyone, even yourself. Draw firm boundaries, and courteously defend them.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). If there's no fun on the day's agenda, be sure and put some there before you start out. Without something to look forward to, you won't be inspired to complete even the easiest task on your list.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Is something keeping you from being optimistic about the future? Try this workaround: Assess your current situation, which so many could only dream of having, and then take stock of your many advantages.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Send a silent blessing on the wind. The person you send it to will be favorably changed by this intention, though he or she will probably never know where it came from.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You may forget certain details — someone's name, a password, some piece of protocol — but it's only because your mind is so busy working to create the future you want to live inside.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 11). Family bonding, snappy domestic rhythms, an improved home life all-around — these are the cosmic birthday presents at the foundation of your happy new year. You'll provide something that's needed by many and spread joy to many fans and followers. Act politically and strategically in November. Vows of love come in May. Gemini and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 2, 42, 14, 8 and 33.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "I hinted around that I wanted to get married, and he broke up with me, saying that we just weren't in the same place. He told me that I deserve better. Honestly, I don't see how it could get any better than my Capricorn guy. He's gorgeous, with a great personality, tons of friends and serious swagger. He has a good job, and he's got his head on straight. I think I'd better figure out how to get him back before he gets snatched up. How should I go about it? I'm a Gemini."

You don't think it could get any better than being with a man who doesn't adore you or want to marry you? That's a stumper, because to me it sounds like a setup for misery. Move on from this. Wanting to be with someone who isn't interested in you is a form of self-punishment you don't deserve. Start planning some enjoyable events with friends; looking forward to them will be half the fun. Also, join groups and pursue special interests. Getting more serious about work is another way to build up your confidence, but you really need to spread the energy around several parts of your life right now. You don't even realize how damaging it has been to misplace your love like this, but when you start caring more about yourself, you'll look back and say, "What was I thinking?"

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Three of the films on Chris Hemsworth's slate in the coming months are untitled as of yet, although the franchises speak for themselves: "Men in Black," "Star Trek" and "The Avengers." That's a lot of extraterrestrial action and outer space, but this fiery Leo star will be right at home, with his natal Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune all in the sign of distant places and far-off worlds — Sagittarius.

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