Thursday, August 10, 2017

While the mentality of our culture is deeply entrenched in competition and the survival of the fittest, such a mindset ultimately leads to a hostile society in which nobody will want to live. Venus and Neptune form a visionary trine. Look for softness, chivalry and compassion. If you don’t see it in the world, imagine it and you’ll help bring it into being.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Despite the fact that the astrological phrase associated with your sign is ”I am,” you sometimes forget the ”who” of you. When it happens today it will be because you’re in transition, and it’s too soon to tell the outcome.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You have many people who want to be with you through the entire story and won’t bail in the scary parts or during the slow exposition. These loyal types won’t require you to always be the strong hero, by the way.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Couples who have been together for a long while sometimes get irritated by every little thing the other person does. Everything can’t be wrong, though. All relationships will benefit from a little more space and time away.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The blue crayon is the one most reach for to color the sky, and yet the sky is more often other colors. Your eyes will be open to a reality that is different from the agreed upon depiction of it.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It’s what always happens: You love someone, and they change. You want to change, so, hey, try it on yourself! Love yourself as you are and then watch as you quickly blossom into the next iteration.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The absence of judgment is a nice thing to claim or to strive for, but it’s not realistic to believe that you’re not going to make assessments all through the conversations if not the relationship. You judge. But you judge mostly kindly.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). ”Look on the bright side,” they say, and yet that side only applies to around half of the total day, give or take, depending on the time of year. To know a place is to know it in the light and also in the dark.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You love a person more than the distance that’s between you, regardless of what’s causing that distance. It might be time or place or age or lifestyle. When love can’t bridge it, more love can.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Because you’re the pioneer of the zodiac, when there is a great deal of certainty and knowledge about the path, it won’t be your first choice. Lost and Adventure are best mates; one seldom travels without the other.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Forgive yourself for the mistakes that led you to this perfect here and now. How do you know it’s perfect? Because it is the current reality, and there is nothing else that falls into the category of ”current reality.”

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). What happens between people can be confusing, but don’t worry; your heart will translate events and ideas into its native language, the language of love. Tears and laughter are both in the heart’s lexicon.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The one who wants to know what goes on in your head is (perhaps subconsciously) planning to be around you more in the future, and it therefore behooves that person to understand you.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 11). You work hard, and you’re consistent. Because of your determined and predictable efforts, you’ll win a major prize. When you meet someone new in November, it will feel like a reunion. Together you’ll quickly accomplish important things. New accounts and big deals will sweeten your leisure in 2018. Sagittarius and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 10, 4, 44, 39 and 16.

WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: When you see a person’s face, and you smile for no other reason except that this face is visible to you — well, that’s a sign if there ever was one. TAURUS: Game changer: You remember who you are. GEMINI: If you can’t sit across from a person without losing yourself, volunteering your everything or giving up your power, consider this person a danger to sit across from. CANCER: You work hard to make yourself the kind of person who others are really glad they met. LEO: To learn what a relationship is, learn what it’s not. VIRGO: It’s not just about who they are but about who you are when you’re around them. Do they bring out the best in you? LIBRA: The time to consider the long-term impact a relationship might have on your life is early in the relationship, if not before it. SCORPIO: Don’t leave dating (or meeting people, for that matter) to luck. Design it. SAGITTARIUS: What you do in one frame of mind you pay for in quite another. CAPRICORN: The loving choice isn’t always the most glamorous and exciting, but it is always what’s best for the other person. AQUARIUS: Love makes people think differently and sometimes erratically. PISCES: Do not mistake chaos and intensity for passion and lasting love.

COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: The cosmic favorite is Aries and Leo, two fire signs that blend together like dancing flames. In an instant they are seamlessly one hotter entity with the power to transform their environment for better or worse. There’s dangerous beauty and crackling creativity here, which is why these two are best working in structured, strictly defined missions and roles to keep their collective heat contained.

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