Horoscopes

The Scorpio full moon is a magic cocoon that spins around us, shielding us from intrusion while we change form. It’s the telephone booth where Clark Kent becomes Superman, the makeover chair, the tonic that Dr. Jekyll drinks, the flame that engulfs the old phoenix before it starts its young life. How do you wish to transform?

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Some things are best forgotten: pettiness, mistakes made out of ignorance, accidental slights… no good can come from dwelling there. If you can’t forget, go on as though you have and you’ll find that’s almost as good.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Whoever said that you can’t live in the past hasn’t seen the glorious reenactments your vivid imagination is capable of achieving. Not only will you relive the scenario; you’ll embellish and improve upon it.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll play by the rules today and respect those who enforce them. However, you’ll apply the full extent of your might within those bounds. You’re ferocious when you need to be.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). When you know you’re right, you’ll be willing to take great risks and use powerful tactics in order to support your side. But if there’s even a shadow of a doubt about your correctness, approach cautiously and conservatively.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ve taken risks and weathered hard knocks. It’s how you know the value of things. It’s how you know the posers from the real deal. It’s why people feel the magnetic pull of your presence.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’re talented. Sometimes you need to be reminded of this fact. Put yourself in a position to succeed. Do what you do best, and let the praise that follows boost your confidence.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Even if there’s little pay and no recognition attached, the sweat, satisfaction and general character building that happens with a job well-approached is reward enough. Besides, the harder you work, the luckier your get.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When William Blake suggested, ”Love seeketh not itself to please nor for itself hath any care,” he wasn’t considering your co-dependent tendencies. You’re healthier in a love that does please you, and abundantly so.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The guilty will catch themselves eventually. You may want to speed that along. Consider carefully if it’s a worthy investment of your time. If you’re in a position to prevent others from harm then the answer is yes.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The confidence you have in yourself is the key that’s going to help you gain the confidence of others. If you’ve never talked to yourself in the mirror to build yourself up, this is an excellent time to start.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). When you need the lesson, the teachers are everywhere. There are tomes of wisdom to be read in the eyes of strangers. There are sermons in the stones.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You can’t make another person grow up. People do their own growing, often in spite of themselves. Nature gets the credit, really. You can, however, contribute to circumstances that favor growth. And so you will.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 10). The next 10 weeks will bring unexpected twists, unexplainable luck and people who pop in and out of starring roles. There will be spectacular highlights in June; new information will change your backstory in July. A strategic career move will have you making more money in September. Gemini and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 6, 20, 44 and 28.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: ”I’m a Pisces girl, and I want to ask a Libra guy out. I just get the feeling that if I leave it up to him, he’ll never ask me. He seems shy. Whenever we talk, I’m always the one initiating the conversation and moving it forward. Maybe there’s a way to get him to ask me, but I haven’t thought of it. I’d like to get a chance to hang out with him one on one. If he doesn’t like me yet, he will when he gets to know me, right?”

Asking him out could help you get over your crush, especially if he says he’s not interested, or if he goes somewhere with you but continues to behave in a way that tells you he’s not interested. That said, asking him out is probably not the right move for moving the relationship along in the way you’d like it to go. Libran men tend to be gentlemen who, though open-minded, are somewhat traditional in matters of courtship and often they prefer to do the chasing instead of being chased. Spare yourself the heartache. Only move forward if you get a signal that he’s truly into you.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: This Taurus has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and Grammys. Rock star and activist Bono was born when the sun, Mercury and Venus were all in the sign that rules the throat. These determined Taurus aspects suggest that work is like play to Bono, whose important voice will continue to ring out and make a difference in the world for a lifetime.

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