Intelligence comes in many forms, so varied that our crude categories only name but a few that are at the tip of the intelligence iceberg (which those with math and science intelligence know is only the 10% visible above the water's surface.) As for our deficits, the moon/Uranus opposition suggests we work around them.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). A belief might be life-changing, but who knows? Its power is all potential power; its reality theoretical. In other words, it's not in reality. Action is what matters. Make your move.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You will be visited by a muse, either your regular trusty inspiration source or a new spring of effervescence. Either way, capture the moment. These don't come along every day.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). How self-directed are you? However you'd rate yourself previously, you'll raise it up a few percentage points now as you'll notice that the best actions to take today will be the ones you order up for yourself.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). It is easy to undervalue your own skill set when no one around you understands what you do. It helps matters to work on skills that cross over into many areas, such as social skills.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). In situations unknown, you tend to take the lead. The best move, however, will be to check the group to see if there's anyone who knows more than you do about how to proceed. If not, go for it.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll come across situations that are best to blow by like the breeze. You'll learn through observation, not involvement. When you're not sure you can make things better, the graceful way is to leave no trace.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Don't help people who don't value your help. It does no one any good. Your efforts are wasted in this regard because people don't take help that they didn't pay for in some way.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You may not feel important to the action today, but your behavior proves otherwise. The one who follows through on an instinct to protect and care for others is strong, powerful and built to lead.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). People feel your absence. When you're not participating, they wonder where you are, what you're doing, who you're with. Check in, if only to stop them from obsessing.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You'll summon your courage and do the thing you were afraid to do. This will feel good, somewhere between relief and liberation. The world is a more exciting place when you feel like you can affect it.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Unless you've taken a vow to obey orders and follow instructions, you'd do well to second-guess and analyze the commands issued in your direction. Does the order-barker really know what's going on?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There are those who provide tension just to watch people strain under it. It lets them know they are in charge. If people aren't suffering, they don't feel powerful. Be aware. This is their move. Now, what's yours?
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 6). A theme emerges having to do with a vivid awareness of living. You'll figure out exactly what's needed for you to feel joyously alive. Vitality often hinges on your environment and the people around you, or, as the case may be, not around you. You need quite a lot of solo time for reflection and growth. Libra and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 20, 1, 28 and 27.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "I'm a vain Capricorn checking in on the ethics of FaceTuning. I've always known to put my best face forward on my dating profile, and now I do it on all my social media posts with an app on my smartphone that also gives me makeup, erases wrinkles and dark circles, and slims my face, narrows my nose and makes my eyes bigger. Now the trend is going in the opposite direction, but I'm addicted to my new look."
Capricorn is the most competitive astral energy on the wheel, so you're mentally honed to give yourself every advantage. This applies across the board of life categories. With the photo-editing tricks that used to be the secret skills of magazine photo editors so readily available, a growing percentage of the general population uses them regularly. I don't see it as a matter of ethics so much as expectation management. With your attitude and charm, you're great in a room — better than the picture. The bottom line is this: Don't edit to the point that you can't live up to your photo in real life, natural charms notwithstanding.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Pop artist Andy Warhol suggested, "In the future everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes." This statement is in keeping with his Leo nature. Fame-conscious lions love the attention of the spotlight, and enjoy casting it on others, too. Warhol's prediction not only came true; in the digital age, it's an understatement. Warhol had natal sun, Mercury, Venus and Neptune all in creative Leo.
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