Carbon comes in different forms. It can be as clear as a diamond or as black as coal. True to the carbon-based creatures that we are, we come in a variety of forms as well. Under this moon, that goes for our moods, too, which will change notably. The moon will have a passionate Leo feeling and an industrious Virgo vibe.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Existential questions can bring up fear, and that's why many people avoid them. However, because you sense there's something soulful you need to get to today, you're willing to make the ask.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Obstacles are opportunities. Sometimes it takes a while to see exactly how. It won't be readily apparent. Examine the situation from different angles, looking for its unique offering.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You, like most people, have an urge to say something about the stuff you like. There's nothing selfish or selfless in this. You don't feel like your words will make the world better. You just need to talk. It's human.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You may as well consider smiling and being contented to be interchangeable today. If you're one, you're the other. If you're not at least one, you're neither. It's one of those times when feelings have to be enacted to be felt.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Companies trying to detect your appetites by monitoring your spending habits will miss the mark. Even close friends and loved ones can't predict you. You're changing, and that's what makes this such an exciting time.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Remember when you were performing at a peak level, and take note of what was motivating you back then. The situation you face now is different, but there are similarities that you can reimagine and apply.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You will be true to your values, both the ones you know about and the ones you don't consciously think about. By questioning your actions (good and bad ones alike) you'll learn something useful about your values.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Go ahead and do the things that make you feel better about yourself — without putting yourself through that line of questioning that involves "what you think you deserve." It's nonsense. You deserve happiness.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Things have gotten out of hand, overly complicated and excessively fancy, detailed or emotional. Find the simplicity and see it through.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Fake, negative and malicious stories can spread quickly among fools and die just as quickly when they fall on the ears of the wise. You'll shut down gossip by simply refusing to participate in it.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You are only responsible for one person's reactions to life. If you're tending to that, then you probably won't have enough time left over today for the toxic habit of people-pleasing.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You're so optimistic that pessimistic people don't know what to do with you. Your mood will serve as a kind of filter that affects your field of attraction and influence.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 19). Your cosmic birthday present is a stellar sense of balance. Somehow you're able to give generously to others and still have plenty left to follow your own goals and dreams. Exciting things happen in the realm of personal development. A tenderhearted person joins your team. You learn a skill that heals what ailed you. Leo and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 20, 16, 3 and 5.
COSMIC SPECIAL: THREE KINDS OF LOVE: (part 2 of 4) With Mars changing stations this week, the tone of some interactions will change from the friendly, harmonious, partnership of a Libran influence to the steamy, complex and soulful connection that Scorpio energy tends to imbue. The specialty of Scorpio energy is closely aligned with the ancient Greek concept of love called eros.
To the ancient Greeks, eros was the sort of love brought on by cupid's arrow, a spell of infatuation, almost an actual sickness with the fever to match. It was believed that though eros could be the stuff of much pleasure, poetry and song, there is a dangerous side to consider as well. Eros chemically alters the body, clouds the judgment, causes a person to act unpredictably and is the cause of disasters of family and country. Wars have been fought for eros, crimes committed, lives laid ruin.
On the bright side, music, fashion, literature, dance and more are often the result of eros bubbling over and in need of expression. And, of course, there's the experience itself, like none other. It is hard to imagine the fullness of life without a prick from the poison dipped arrow of eros.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Effervescent Scorpio Meg Ryan recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of "When Harry Met Sally" with a special screening at the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival. Like many soulful Scorpios, Ryan has chosen an aspect of humanity to elevate and change. Through helping disadvantaged women find their strength (Venus in Scorpio) Ryan draws on the healing attributes of her sign.
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