Cosmic Reset

By Holiday Mathis

August 1, 2019 6 min read

Everything has its nature. Birds fly; fish swim. And pigs also swim. You might not have known that about pigs, but they do just fine in water, even in the ocean. Some feral pigs have their own beaches in the Bahamas. Given Mercury's reset and the fresh lunar cycle, don't be so quick to judge what others can do, as they'll surely surprise you.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). The accuracy in which you say a person's name and recall the details of an event or accomplishment will be crucial to the success of a conversation. Practice first to be safe.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Maybe it's not your job to get everyone on the same wavelength, but if you miss that part, your job won't go very smoothly. Listen to find out where people are. Then you can build a bridge to where you need them to be.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Every environment has a tone. To perpetuate and maintain the tone is an act of respect. Some tones need or deserve to be interrupted and reset, but for the most part today's social interaction requires only matching.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). There's so much that can be lost — keys and friends, dimes, socks, points, heart, will, concentration. The magnitude of losable things is what makes that which you haven't and can't seem to lose so wonderfully yours. Appreciate.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Resentment takes up energetic space. It creates a blockage. New opportunity opens up to you just as soon as you lose your resentment over that old thing that, for whatever reason, just didn't happen.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The legendary New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra said, "When you come to a fork in the road, take it." With great enthusiasm, you'll somehow manage to advance several trajectories at once today.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Physical and emotional space is the theme. People are different in their requirements of this. Assume nothing, and lightly test boundaries the way you might check an electric fence to see if it's on.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You have no interest in simply being active. What does it matter unless you're also productive? Efficiency matters to you, and you'll point out the wastes of time and energy in order to make a better plan.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Some breeds of horse can pull three times their weight. You've a kinship with the centaur today, as you'll be given much more work than the others. That's probably because you can handle it.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The way you make introductions will be important, whether you're introducing yourself or others. People learn how to consider one another through social cues. Getting this right will set off a nice chain of events.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It would be easy to obsess with the extremes of the situation. Rigid perspectives jut out, defining the edges of what's acceptable. Over time, they get worn by wind and water. They soften, crumble and recess.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Take your time in considering options. No decision is a decision, possibly the best one. This is especially applicable to financial matters. Avoid recurring commitments. Things will be different tomorrow.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (August 1). The new regimen you start this month will rock your world, giving you the increased vitality to uphold your standards. You strive for friendliness, compassion and community even while exhibiting strength and competitive instinct. It's these contrasts of character that make you popular and give you an edge in business. Sagittarius and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 40, 2, 22 and 18.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "I recently moved, and I spent so much money on the move and the house that I have nothing left over for decorating. I've been invited to some of the neighbor's homes and am intimidated by the level of decorating that is obviously expected here. I don't have the cash to pay a professional or buy a lot of new things. I also don't have much of an eye for decorating. Do you have any suggestions for a Sagittarius who doesn't want her children to be embarrassed to bring their new friends home?"

Sagittarius are so active and out and about in the world that they usually wind up spending less time at home than many people, using it as a place to crash, eat and change clothes. But creating a safe haven to do those things is not as difficult as you think. Start with a theme. Look in magazines, books, stores and other people's houses for ideas about what you like. Don't worry about what the neighbors are doing. There is no wrong or right, just what speaks to you and what doesn't. Secondly, each room should have a focal point. Maybe it's art, a collection or a view. Build around the focal point and don't worry about doing it all at once. Let your design story build as you attain pieces over time. You can do this. In fact, you'll be stellar at it!

CELEBRITY PROFILES: From "Game of Thrones" to "Aquaman," Jason Momoa's intensely visceral charisma has a way of bringing fantasy worlds to life. The Leo star was born when the sun, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter were all in the sign of the king cat. That's an unusual amount of royal astral-influence. Leo is also the sign of playfulness, children, the heart and show business.

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