Jupiter Gives a Lesson in Values

By Holiday Mathis

August 7, 2019 6 min read

This very auspicious arrangement of the sun and Jupiter will shine a light on our values. Do you know yours? As social creatures, we give lip service to the usual hits, while our emotional energy and behavior reveal what's truer. Happiness is embracing the values we have instead of trying to adopt the ones we think we're supposed to have.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You've a big heart, but you don't have time to give your attention to all who want it. Your system for determining where focus is best placed will get a much-needed tuneup.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Missing the mark when you're alone is hard enough. Messing up in front of people takes real guts. But if most people around you aren't even trying, any mistake you make proves that you're living better.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). To those who believe that all things are connected, every path eventually leads to the desired destination. Still, if there's a map, you'd be silly not to get ahold of it and figure out the most direct route.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Anything can be news, but everything isn't newsworthy. You'll be like a journalist seeking a story that will fascinate your audience. Your success hinges on choosing the right topic.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Maybe your progress has been hindered by other people's perceptions, but likely it's your own self-perception that has made the biggest impact. Use today's information to adjust it.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You know what you've done, but they don't. You'll have much more satisfying interactions when everyone involved understands who you are. With patience, you'll land on the indirect way to reveal your story.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Some schools and companies offer shadow programs in which a person can sidle up to a professional in their field of interest to get a feel for what the role is really like day to day. You'll get a version of this today.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When you do the unglamorous tasks of life, that's adulting. But mostly it's about what you don't do. Holding yourself back from what might be irresponsible, immature or otherwise ill-advised is adulting at its finest.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It's human nature to have many interests, but if you present them all at once, the others won't know where to start with you. One thing at a time. Pick one story, and let that successfully sink in before you expand.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). If everyone were paying attention to the same thing, you wouldn't have so many versions of the story to contend with. But actually, this multiple-point-of-view style will be more interesting today, and you'll learn from it, too.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). While laughter is contagious, humor is highly subjective. People laughing in a room together can make things funny that aren't so funny while home alone. Just something to consider before you repost.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There are many ways to call a person out. The mild way will be best — that's the way that offers a chance at sharing in the humor of the situation, or explaining what really happened, or saving face.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 7). It would be easy to get unhappily caught up in the competition this year, but angelic reminders prevent this with events that refresh and reset you. You'll align with high ideals, vibrations and emotions for a perspective that motivates you toward new challenges and helps you succeed in different kinds of relationships. Cancer and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 40, 38, 2 and 18.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "I want to marry my boyfriend, also a Scorpio, but I don't want to end up divorced like our parents. Please tell me whether two Scorpios are a bad combination."

Astrology is a fabulous timing tool and an aid to understanding ourselves and others. But it is a mistake to allow the generalizations we read about the 12 basic types of the zodiac to override or overly influence our personal judgment. We are each individuals, special and one of a kind. Astrology is best used to help you, not scare you out of your free will and personal choices.

There are many wonderful double-Scorpio matches in the world. Most Scorpios do not make promises lightly. Once they agree to a marriage bond, Scorpios will go to greater lengths than most to make it work. I suggest a heart-to-heart to discuss the major points of marriage. Do you have the same philosophy about fidelity, sharing, finance, lifestyle and family? Are your goals and ambitions complimentary? Having the support of some sort of premarital council could be helpful in discovering the answers to these questions and more.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: From playing presidential to murderous, Oscar winner Charlize Theron is as versatile as it gets. In "Atomic Blonde 2," she gets back to her roots as a gorgeous action star. Theron burst onto the big screen in a similarly physical role when she first caught Hollywood's eye in "Two Days in the Valley." Jupiter and Uranus in the warrior sign of Aries signify this Leo is luckiest when she's fighting the good fight.

Write Holiday Mathis at HolidayMathis.com.

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