As it is in the animal kingdom, rituals and instinctive behaviors kick in wherever there's an assemblage of strangers. The social order gets worked out. You may not think you know the rules of this type of interaction, but they are embedded in your very nature. The solar conjunction to Venus in Leo favors a feral justice. Don't overthink it.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Being well-rounded, you detach from details that would bother people who didn't know as much about the world. Life is easier because you take things as general information rather than personal information.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your crew will need two things from you today: space and support. Creating space is easy — just back up. Support is trickier, just because it comes in so many forms. Find out which kind is preferred.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There will be those who seem to have an argument for everything. Hear what they have to say without providing any resistance. Then declare your decision and retreat.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). From the seaweed to the crab to the surfer, all of life thrives by working with the cyclical forces instead of fighting them. Events will be swayed by tides stronger than your will. Let go; let flow.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll conduct small but key experiments to learn about the world and your place in it. Emboldened by the possibilities, you're willing to play with variables that you once wouldn't have touched.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Normally, you wouldn't think twice before going out of your way for the people you love. But right now, it's important to check the balance of a relationship. If you're the one inconvenienced more often than not, this is a red flag.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Because you're easy to turn to, you'll be in on information before the others. Some of it is so sensitive that you almost wish you didn't know it. But your famous discretion will kick in. You can handle this.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Going too soft on yourself will be a danger. Make yourself comfortable but not coddled. The challenge ahead requires that you develop some coping mechanisms and fight back.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You're such a stellar driver of your own life that you may be asked or tempted to drive another person's life as well. Of course, this never works, as no one can drive two vehicles at once.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Some say natural attractions are futile to resist. If only we were strictly attracted to what was best for us! There is more than one way to use the energy of attraction. Channeled properly, it will fuel your best work.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You feel like you're not doing enough, but actually you're doing too much and skipping the rest and recuperation phase, a.k.a. the part of the cycle that allows you to be stronger, smarter and more capable of amazing yourself.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It's not quite accurate to say that you'll fearlessly lead the way for the others. Leadership is scary. The fear is real. But you'll hide it, march forward, and the rest will follow in kind.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 13). Ambitions sizzle in your heart, yet somehow you enter this solar cycle with a laidback attitude. You'll build plans and execute ideas with a flexibility that accommodates others and makes them want to contribute generously to your dreams. Family will be the magic ingredient that tips fortune's favor to you. Aquarius and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 40, 22, 37 and 10.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "I've been getting into tarot lately and using it in my meditations regarding the healing of our planet. Is there a card in the typical Tarot deck that represents the planet Earth?"
The very last of the major arcana cards is The World, which symbolizes Gaia, Mother Earth and all her creatures. The World depicts a woman holding a womb-shaped mirror. This card reminds us that our world is a reflection of how we see ourselves. It represents a culmination of hard work, the triumph and sense of completion that you get when you see your life has turned out exactly as you envisioned it. When this happens, it's as if we're about to be reborn into a new life full of creative possibility. Sometimes, however, we don't appreciate what we have. The World card in reverse (upside down) reminds us that caring for the Earth is not something we can take for granted. If we continue to pollute our oceans, air and soil, we pollute our own bodies and our minds. I hope this insight helps to enrich your mediations and bring you new ideas about how you can take both spiritual and practical action in the crusade for a healthier planet.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Iconic filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock was referred to as "The Master of Suspense" for his manner of delivering psychological thrills and chills. Born when the sun and Venus were both in Leo, the sign of entertainment, it should not come as a surprise that Hitchcock's moon was in Scorpio, the sign associated with life, death, transformation and mystery.
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