Prairie dogs are known to greet each other with a kiss, their incisors sometimes getting locked together for several seconds. The convivial Gemini moon may amplify the dynamics, favoring a trend of increased friendliness in not only sociable rodents but also gregarious humans.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You'll command the room. People will clamor for your attention. It's not because you want them to; it's just what happens when you're on a charismatic hot streak such as this one.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Stick to the script and the emotional connection will be null. Veer from the script and the connection is certain, but what sort do you seek? Stay in control of the conversation. Keep a long story short.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). A partner will add dimension to your activities — sometimes pleasantly, often not — making it seem like more work with two. Yet it's also more interesting together, and the witness to unfolding action will be invaluable.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You actively look for opportunities to better the experience for everyone. This sort of initiative is the sign of a leader, but don't just be a leader of one. Let others help.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). This place existed before you and will go on after you, but this window of time that we're in right now, this is yours to win. Stay alert and involved, with your head up and your mind in the present (as opposed to the digital world).
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Quality experiences happen because of quality people. If you're having one without a quality person around, you know what that means: You're the quality person.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There will be a wide range of emotions and emotional intensities to manage, and you'll be brilliant at this, though you probably won't even realize it because it comes so naturally to you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Travel hasn't been a priority, though maybe it should be now, as far-flung adventures are more attainable than you would think and would actually cost far less money than you might spend just staying home.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). To forward your professional interests, you'll need to make new social connections. This takes a certain boldness. You probably won't be keen to do it, but it will be worth it.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Throw your mind into the future, and then work backward to figure out today's best moves. Because you're so organized, you'll be able to do what others who didn't think to plan ahead could not achieve.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You have goals that relate to many areas of your life but none in the realm of play. Why so serious? It is by making your leisure more central to your life that you will advance other areas.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Wounded souls sense that you're a safe place to land. Your caring is a healing power in and of itself, but whatever extra you can do — any small gesture, really — will do wonders to help someone pull through pain.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 2). You believe differently than before, acknowledging new things about yourself and the love and success you are worthy of. It changes your destiny, this new belief. Finances improve when a matter is resolved this month. You'll make friends — a direct result of putting yourself out there, not fearlessly but bravely nonetheless. Libra and Aries adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 12, 7, 29 and 31.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: It's a comfortable move for Mercury this week as the messenger planet follows the sun into Virgo. Immediately, the level of organization tightens up. People will communicate with greater clarity, get to the point and be more orderly about their transactions and travels. The personality type that relaxes when the rules and structures are being adhered to will have plenty to be satisfied with after Wednesday, and it only gets better as the week progresses. Saturday brings the direct motion of Saturn. Much in the way a teacher might ready the class for an upcoming test by sharing a review packet of problems similar to the ones solved ages ago, Saturn has been taking us through the paces of the past, if only to make sure that we really did learn the lesson. But now, with this direct motion, we're finally getting the chance to learn something new. It's exciting! The beginning of this transit will provide a glimpse into the possibilities of what we might become if we keep our mind open and are willing to do the work. Friday features even more luck involving Mercury. If there's been something you've needed to express in order to better your future, the omens will be with you. Be brave and all will go well.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Look for the dazzling Salma Hayek to star with Alec Baldwin in the comedy "Drunk Parents," about a couple trying to hide their financial difficulties from their child. The international superstar actress, director and producer was born when four luminaries were in Virgo, the sign of hard work and constant improvement. An Aries moon is the hot spice of this grounded natal chart.
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