When caught outside in a lightning storm, the safest place to go is inside a car. If struck, the car might not fare so well, but the person inside will likely be fine. Which do you most identify with as Mars, the planet of intense, electric action, reverses direction? Are you the storm? The lightning? The car? Or are you just someone looking for shelter?
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You know what you need to do. Sure, you're scared. It's pretty simple actually, and though it might take 30 words to say this, it all boils down to three — you've got this.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). What is the difference between a burden and a crutch? How you use it. The actual item (habit, person) could be the same in either case, but your use of it will make all the difference.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The distractions could get expensive and are best avoided entirely. You have a sense of where you're supposed to be, and it's a productive day so long as you stick to your course.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Someone loves you. For this person, it's like you're there even when you're not there because your influence is constantly considered. Does knowing this make you feel like you need to be a little more careful with your input?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The cardinal typically lives three years in the wild and can survive for decades in captivity. Happily? Scientists do not test for that part. As for you, bright bursts of happiness, over in seconds, will be remembered for years.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It is possible to improve almost anything, and it's done through the development of your senses. Senses get keener with experience. Awareness opens up with each new experience.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There's a time for pure fun and a time to feel the gravity that keeps us from flying off the face of the planet. Sure, it causes things we don't like — falls, sagging, teardrops and so much work, and yet, no gravity means no life.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Bad manners are often just a lack of training or a difference in background. You will not be sorry for displaying tolerance and reserving judgment until you really understand the person and the factors at play.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Be aware of what you make important with your focus and time. You don't have to agree to the same reality other people are experiencing. See it differently and, like magic, it is different.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). People who present differently from how the majority of a group is showing up will be met with misunderstanding, fear or skepticism. Not by you though. You're fascinated and will learn more because of it.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Aquarius has a talent for not only accepting the differences of others but also seeking out diversity wherever possible — a talent that's made possible by an overflowing well of that rare and much-needed attitude: tolerance.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There's something about your life that seems to hinge on having a certain conversation. Probably, you've been avoiding this, but you no longer should. Today is the day to try and have it.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 9). You have mighty powers of focus and stamina and they will support you well in the next ten weeks. By November, you'll have the means to invest in an exciting and lucrative venture. A location change will invigorate you in 2021. Your family will grow and so will your responsibilities. You wouldn't have it any other way. Aries and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 30, 1, 27 and 29.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "Should I pursue a photography business? (March 28, 1956). Also, will he (Jan. 6, 1952) ever marry me? This is my second time around, but oddly, enough he has never been married before. Is there a reason for this that I'm not seeing? I feel like if he would finally commit, then we'd have an amazing time together. So far, it's been a warm attraction, no fireworks, but there's real potential. We've been seeing each other for two years."
"Potential" is always a gamble. As much as you like risk, Aries, it's very difficult to build a solid relationship on it. If you knew that things would continue at this same level of excitement or lower, would you still want to be with him? Because I have a strong feeling that you've already seen all of the "amazingness" this connection has to offer. Would you still go forward if you believed the best was behind you?
Since you're in the mood to take a risk, the photography business prospect looks hot. Born under a Scorpio moon, you have the intensity it takes to create compelling art. Mercury in Pisces brings imagination to your work — also empathy. Are you drawn toward ethereal themes? Experiment with digital manipulations and enhancements to give a sense of otherworldliness.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Virgo Michele Williams fits comfortably into iconic roles like Marilyn Monroe and Glinda the Good Witch. Born when the sun, moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn were all in Virgo, the sign of health, nurturing and self-discipline, her natal chart has longevity written all over it. Hers is an astrological chart that suggests an evergreen quality to image, career and life.
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