As though by parents trying to preserve nice things on high shelves away from the recklessness of children, the sun, moon and stars are placed quite out of our reach. And we, like children, plot to bridge the distance. Such is the Sagittarian theme of discovery and expansion. The sun breaks like a champagne bottle on the bow. The maiden voyage begins.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). When in doubt, assume the very best of the other person. When you're pretty sure what the other person meant, consider that there's always room for doubt. Then refer to sentence one.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Practice is the best teacher. Besides, what you want to know cannot be learned theoretically. You're better for it, as the thick of the task gives you not only knowledge but also fun and relationships.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). While overconfidence can lead to arrogant mistakes, a pinch of doubt makes you more accurate. Make a claim, and then consider reasons you might be wrong and take another go at it.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You'll deal gently with the errors of others, and this will produce even more goodwill than if no mistake had been made. Now, if you can duplicate the dynamic on a you-to-you basis, you'll be golden.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Humor keeps seriousness in check and vice versa. The joke that isn't well-reasoned isn't very funny, and a grave situation that cannot bear an ounce of levity is unbearable indeed.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your efforts make a difference. One of the ways you find this out is in measuring how much people missed you. You may very well hear that just about nothing is the same without you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Happy endings are really new beginnings. For that matter, so are sad endings. Maybe this is why, at the movies, the best song is often saved for the credit roll.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You're normally independent, and now you're fiercely so. The person who questions your whereabouts, bosses you or seeks to become overly invested in what you're doing will be unsuccessful in these endeavors.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). For you, it's not about winning; it's about doing. You wouldn't enjoy a prize you didn't earn, and, once you've done the work, getting the prize actually matters very little to you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You want to give but are hesitant about the expectation it will set up. Random acts of kindness are the answer. Give to those who aren't asking for anything.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Show your work to people, not because you want to impress or enroll them, but because the experience of sharing will teach you what you're doing.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your intellectual energy will be best in the midmorning. Guard against interruptions so that you can fully focus on the sort of problem that is best solved with cleverness.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 21). Some magic is real. If you don't believe it now, you will by your next birthday. Your emotional intelligence soars as relationships school you in the weeks to come. You'll use what you know to create a special bond, the likes of which you've not yet experienced in this lifetime. Foreign cultures will intrigue and call to you. Aries and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 22, 14, 9 and 28.
COSMIC QUESTION: "Hi, Holiday. I am 14 and love reading about astrology and my sign, Capricorn. You say Capricorn has a business mind and is good with money. Well, all I've done is sell candy for school or babysit. Anyway, I spend everything I make on clothes. Well, maybe I'll get better at saving when I get older? What do you think I'll be when I grow up?"
Your instinct to buy clothes with your money may not be as far off from good business as you think. After all, making a good impression is a key to success and clothes signal quite a lot about your influences, your attention to detail and the time and care you put into the presentation.
I would encourage you to keep a journal and make regular entries through this special time in your life when you are experiencing so much for the first time. Write about the things that interest, trouble, delight and confound you. Journaling also helps you learn to listen to your own thoughts and preferences and pay attention to your feelings. This is the guidance that will assist you in finding the study, and eventually career path, that is right for you. May your path be ever lit with stars!
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Goldie Hawn is a student of Eastern philosophy and has been an innovator in the field of education with her efforts to focus on methods of mindfulness. She even created a foundation to teach awareness and positive thinking to school children, improving student performance and morale. Mercury in worldly Sagittarius indicates openness to foreign cultures and methods.
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