A thing can be hard, dense, weighty and solid and still snap or shatter when hit with the right sort of force. Durability is flexible. With strength and the ability to quickly adjust to environmental factors come balance and then grace and then dancing. You can effectively apply the metaphor to any plane under the Pisces moon, especially spiritual.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Minimalism is a concept that can be taken to any area of your life. Today it could be very effectively applied to communication. Say little, and listen with a filter that tunes out the noise to hear the message.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Though the work that must be done is less than exciting, you'll find the inspiration to strongly motivate you. It will be given to you, dropped into your path or shown right outside your window.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). These days, if a person clicks and nothing happens, he or she moves on. People don't want to wait and have been trained away from it. There's something to gain from being more persistent than the average person.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Make a plan, but don't then use it like a GPS navigation system where you only turn where it tells you. Instead, use it as you would a paper map — to orient yourself as you journey.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Anthropologists use the term "fight or flight" in describing a primitive human response, though freezing is just as prevalent an option. Recognizing a fear response will help you solve a problem.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Emotional events are events. Even if they only happen inside you, they are happening. An unresolved state of being is like a storm, unpredictable and potentially destructive. It is your duty to tend to your feelings.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It feels like your soul lives in your body. Also, it feels like your soul lives in your soul. You are like an infinite Russian doll with so much outside and inside that you want to connect with others beyond one shell.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Some events cannot be processed rationally, as they were not rational events to begin with. Have faith that it is possible to reverse emotional trauma through the altering of related reactions and perceptions.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Wherever you go, you take your 100 trillion cells, not to mention that mysterious energetic field of yours, experienced by all around. So don't try and live by the creed of "leave no trace." It won't work.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You won't be able to predict how much an interaction means to another person. Even that person will process it differently at different times. In the moment, it has one value — next week, another.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Loving another person comes with responsibilities that include believing, acknowledging and honoring that person. Without evidence that those jobs have been fulfilled, it is only natural the love itself would come into question.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It's hard to tell whether an emotion is occurring outside or inside yourself, as it seems to be both permeating and radiating. Either way, this is a message telling you to listen up .
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 4). You go into this year feeling like an average person with an above-average ability to focus and you'll come out of it a superstar. Indeed, focus is power, and you will use it so well this solar year for transformations and large-scale endeavors. Surround yourself with loving and skilled people. Gemini and Taurus adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 14, 48, 32 and 5.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "I'm a Leo guy, and I have the same problem over and over with women. I take them out, and no matter how romantic the date is designed to be, I always end up in the friend zone and a lot poorer than I was at the start of the night. I would hope that girls would go out with me because they like me, not because they just wanted me to buy them dinner. How do I keep from going broke while being rejected? I want a girlfriend who is nice. And what sign might she be?"
The date should be designed with the sole intention of getting to know if this is a person you could like or not. So stop trying to impress. Approval seeking is always a turnoff. What's very attractive is someone who doesn't need approval. I suggest that instead of spending your hard-earned cash on a fine dining experience, you invest in your own ability to create rapport and communicate effectively with women, whatever that means to you.
You could hit it off with girls from any sign, but a close encounter with an Aries, a Sagittarius or a fellow Leo might do wonders for your confidence now. These fire-sign women can be feisty and direct, which you might find to be a refreshing change.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: The very name Spielberg is synonymous with "blockbuster." Arguably the world's most famous film director, the prolific director and producer Steven Spielberg was born when the sun and Mercury were in expansive Sagittarius, the realm of other worlds. His creation of such worlds in film, video games and more has opened the eyes and hearts of audiences everywhere.
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