Nothing feeds the soul like gratitude. And yet, modern emphasis on the concept has taken it to a cliched place. In some realms, gratitude seems more like a chore than a wonder, more like an obligation than an actuality. Gratitude that isn't felt on a sensory level doesn't count. It is more closely aligned to enjoyment and pleasure than it is to duty.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). What people will remember about this day is how you made them feel. Whatever efforts you give toward serving needs will be effective in so far as they are delivered with warmth.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your mood will be dictated by a thought process that is either inclusive or defensive. Both modes will be appropriate at different moments of the day. Generosity is enabled by good boundaries.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). While "thanks" is a word, gratitude is an embodiment. You'll enact it, radiate it, be it. This takes no effort on your behalf, partly because you're so relieved that things have turned out as well as they have.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You could overcomplicate things by trying to give more and differently than what is necessary. All together now: "All you need is love. Love is all you need." — The Beatles
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). What happens in your home between two people is important to the workings of the entire world. It's hard to believe, but just think about how this has already been true in your life.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll shed one idea of who you are to adopt a new one. You've already done this many times, always for the better. For instance, you were a child once, and now you're responsible for what happens in your own life.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Feng shui suggests your front door be larger than your back door so good energy can easily come in and have difficulty leaving. The principle will hold, regardless of your door size.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You have faith in the people around you, and you treat them like they've already embodied their potential. If they haven't already, they will, and your belief plays a part in this.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Focus your energy where it will be most appreciated. Keep imagining that people mean to help you, even if that's not what they seem to be doing.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Such a lot will go on: interpersonal dynamics, family psychology, petty differences, sibling bickering, history revealed and more. You'll be that calm touchstone, a neutralizing influence, indispensable.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Hugs, genial conversation, gentle sharing... whatever buffers the negative feelings is also a promotional agent for health and well-being, not to mention the higher realms of joy, fun and laughter.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You rejoice in what you have, which is so much. The more you talk, share and reach out, the better you feel. Tonight you'll tell a good story — a useful skill that others will watch and learn from.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 28). You'll live by your word and earn the reward of this many times throughout the year. In 2020, mystical inclinations emerge, and you'll explore your creativity and spirituality. Complicated relationships get ironed out through simple acts of forgiveness. After that, the adventuring starts. Virgo and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 45, 3, 28 and 44.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "Recently, I have been dating like crazy, though I've yet to find anyone I am compatible with mentally and physically. Will the coming year be different for me? I am a Scorpio, born Oct. 29, 1978."
A Scorpion with prowess, you are a force for attracting what and who you want. With your Venus and Mars in your sun sign, you are as charming as you are fierce, as sensual as you are seductive. Enviably, you don't need to work very hard to win anyone's affection, yet you still feel compelled to put in the effort. Know that a powerfully bewitching Scorpio woman can be as mesmerizing as she is threatening to the male ego. Occasionally, softening your approach is the right track. Instead of diving right in, hang back; give him a chance to reveal himself to you. You need to trust your innate animal magnetism to draw him in. Harness your desire by using your formidable mental focus to visualize the specific qualities and attributes of your dream man. Venus in Capricorn will favor a cool approach. In the weeks to come, move slow, let intrigue work for you, trust your powers of attraction and play the long game.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Besides revolutionizing late-night television, Jon Stewart has been a major contributor to the careers of many of today's top comedic talents including Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert and John Oliver. Natal sun, moon and Mercury in Sagittarius are the stars of a worldly, sophisticated truth-seeker. Venus and Neptune in Scorpio add a rebellious edge and incisive wit.
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