The study asked individuals to vividly imagine a fictional event. When asked about the event much later, many individuals mistakenly believed that the event had actually occurred. This phenomenon of memory is called "imagination inflation," and it's something to stay aware of as we get our ducks in a row before tomorrow's big Saturn change.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You've sought inspiration before, but this time the inspiration is seeking you. Do you believe in the muse? If so, she'll whisper in your ear. If not, she'll talk more loudly.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You're good with the strong personalities in your midst, and you've a way of neutralizing potential problems before they occur. You set a tone with your grace.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It's hard to be a gracious winner when the win is very hard-earned and extremely well-deserved. It's coming, though, so get ready to drum up some gracious humility.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). The only way to know your talents is to try things out. Don't worry about the end game. No matter how much or little money you make in the name of creativity, you won't be sorry you expressed yourself.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The sun shines on all. Will you bask in it or seek shelter from it? Metaphorically, there's some extreme brightness in your world now. To enjoy it and not get hurt, you'll need symbolic sunscreen.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). All things you own come with responsibility, even if it's only the responsibility of keeping them in your space. Before you acquire, you'll take a long pause to consider the total cost, which is not just the dollar amount of the thing.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Today you'll be particularly adept at the jobs that tap into your people skills. You'll exercise your verbal, social and athletic muscles and make some money, too.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The experience of creating beauty (or even just intending to create it, as such outcomes are never guaranteed) really calms you down these days. This isn't about art so much as it is about moments.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Those who absolutely must have the best are invariably unsatisfied. If only the best will do, the best usually won't do, as there's always something better coming through the revolving door to take its place.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Today's frustration is something to explain instead of express. As you unpack the issues, you'll examine them, pinpoint the problem and start to assemble a plan of action.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The bees needn't compete with the butterflies, and the sun has no need for competition with the moon. Nature's features are quite naturally in balance today, and you'll feel this in your own realm, as well.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Acting in a manner that's brief and to the point will be an act of love on this day, when there is so much to accomplish. There's great satisfaction in working efficiently with your peers.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 18). It goes like this: You say you'll do it, and then you do. Your follow-through won't require willpower or self-control. It will only require desire and deep commitment. It's a year when you'll use your words sparingly and with seriousness when it counts, yet much of the time, you'll be lighthearted, juggling many fun experiences at once. Aquarius and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 2, 22, 18 and 38.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "Are my dogs psychic? They bark like crazy at some people, and with others, not so much. Should I stay away from the people they don't like?"
Fantastic question. Yes, your dogs are psychic. If you could only teach them English, you'd learn a few secrets of the universe.
Reading people is among the most fundamental skills of social interaction, and dogs are great at it. Do you ever notice how dogs are always paying attention to people's faces? Movements, too, especially if you're walking toward their leashes or their food. But it's more than that. My dogs react to my moods. If I'm in a particularly bad mood, they seem to be actually repelled by me and they stay away. I think it goes deeper than body language. I think they somehow sense my vibes. I don't know whether they smell them, see them or just feel them, but they know.
Yet I still think that if you stayed away from people based on your dogs' approval of them, you would be leading a very limited life. Stay the boss of your social life. You make the decisions, not your canines, your mother, your psychic or anyone else. Need to know who is good for you? Ask your heart.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Australian pop star Sia Furler is an international hit factory, with her own chart toppers and songs she penned for Beyonce, Rihanna, David Guetta and more. Famously private, Sia has been known to cast others in her videos and perform with her back to the audience. The Sagittarian powerhouse singer has Venus and Uranus in private Scorpio.
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