The moon shifts from Leo to Virgo in a swirl of energetic intention. Leo energy wants attention. Virgo vibes only want to do the work — though, unfortunately, there will be no work if the Leo moon of publicity and entertainment doesn't bring it into being. It's the time to think about the symbiosis of practicality and theatricality in your life.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Q: Who tries things a thousand unsuccessful ways before getting one winner? A: Winners. You're attempting something that's not guaranteed, and easy results are not a part of this endeavor, but keep going anyway.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The aim is to make decisions based on your vision for your life, not the moment-to-moment minutiae of moods. This is made much easier when it's a strong, juicy vision. You'll work on that today.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Some will be very aware of rank and order and who's coming in first place and last place, etc., but you can be assured that your gut feeling on the matter is 100 percent correct: It's not about all that. It's about the work.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Though you'll be tempted to take on a task that is as challenging as it is ridiculous, consider this wise saying first: Don't teach a pig to sing; it frustrates you and annoys the pig.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Even though you're the cat of the zodiac — i.e., the top predator and, it follows, king of the jungle — you have a merciful side. That's what will come into play today as you walk out of your house more the shepherd than the lion.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Everyone has a secret — something to remember when you're bored with social interactions. Persist. Guaranteed, there is something interesting to know here if you hang in and pay attention.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Though it's not wise to measure your progress by someone else's standards, it's also the way the world works, more or less, in the practical order of things. Think about what they'll be judging, and gear up for it.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Are you getting the feeling that the perfectly right moment you're waiting for is never going to happen? Well, you're right about that. It's information that could also be your golden ticket to move forward regardless.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Since you have baggage around being socially accepted today, you can act out (without trying, because it's just who you are), and you can enjoy the way it pushes everyone's boundaries, including your own.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). To notice then react — this is how an awake world operates. To notice and not react — well, that's the usual. You're different. Prove it today. There's a lot at stake, actually.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You're not so worried about becoming something these days. It's more about un-becoming those things that were imposed on you. Things that served other people's interests, not yours.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You've mined the gold in your mistakes before, but this vein is deeper than you imagined. It's a good time to look back and consider how you might have done it differently, and how you'll do it next time.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 8). You don't shy away from goals just because they push you into uncomfortable territory. You know what's worth doing, and that will be the guiding principle of this solar return. There's a favorable change in February bonding you with another. You'll continue along a path of beautiful vistas and beatific scenery. Cancer and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 3, 8, 38 and 4.
WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: Be the one you want to date — the one with the interesting conversation and generous spirit. Be that person and you're golden. TAURUS: Pay attention to how well you're communicating, because in the end that will make or break the relationship. GEMINI: Your natural chemistry with another is so strong that environmental interruptions will be shrugged off. CANCER: You want to have fun and let go. The right company — that part will be key. LEO: There's a reason red flags aren't green. Pay attention! VIRGO: You'll be all too aware of how something as simple as a drink order can cast a whole story about you. LIBRA: The thing you won't forgive, well, you shouldn't. Forgiveness is overrated. SCORPIO: Sharing is just as hard now as it was in kindergarten, but it's also just as necessary. SAGITTARIUS: You'll never regret erring on the side of kindness (as long as you extend even more kindness to yourself and then weigh it all out). CAPRICORN: Choosing the right topics of conversation will make you more attractive than good eyelashes. AQUARIUS: You'll generously extend your love of a person to the love of that person's family. PISCES: Sometimes love is about making nice noises in your beloved's direction, the actual words notwithstanding.
COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: Sagittarius and Virgo make a fire-and-air combo typically more combative than copacetic, but this weekend will be the exception. There's a big idea hanging in the balance here. It's likely Sagittarius who has meaningful stakes in this, and Virgo is excited about the prospects and willing to jump on board. These two together will create a force much more powerful than either can exert alone.
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