Thursday, March 8, 2018
You might be nervous about what’s coming… Does that make it more fun? A touch of fear can be like the spice on the taco. Some love it; some don’t. It’s optional, though. Jupiter’s retrograde will bring uncertain luck. But as long as you dare, you can’t lose. If you succeed, awesome. If you don’t, you get the adventure story.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Every five seconds a wave licks the cliffs. In a billion years there’s a sandy beach there instead. Don’t underestimate the power of soft but consistent force.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your choice of focus will make all of the difference. This will be reflected in your choice of topics. Stay away from rehashing old arguments, issues that have only two clear sides and problems that have no solutions.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You see three to 10 options where the ordinary onlooker sees only one. The wonderful thing is that you get to feel more and experience more because of this. It comes at a price, though: The others may not understand you.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Words are the resources you most need today — the magic articles that make life easier and better. You’ll need words that make something unpleasant sound pleasant. You’ll also need words that are only understood by a select few.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll find that you appreciate relationships more because you understand the problems people have and how they solve them. The things that unfold today will add dimension to your understanding.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). What you read, view or listen to will matter. It won’t define you, but it will influence you and what others think of you too. Choose your entertainment as carefully as you would choose a meal in an expensive restaurant.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Think the best of people. Maybe you’ll be wrong sometimes, but it’s a kinder way to be wrong. You won’t feel bad about it later. If you think the worst and you’re wrong, you’ll have to stew in your own cynicism: How unpleasant.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Emotional pleasure is only one aspect of the enjoyment of a thing. The more you know about how it’s put together, the more you appreciate it. Turn up the intellectual awareness and the pleasure gets turned up, too.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Today you’re like a lawyer whose duty it is to defend an innocent person. No matter how passionately you believe in the defendant’s innocence, unless you can prove your case with sound evidence, your client will be sunk.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The times ahead will be rife with lucky misunderstandings, fortuitous mistakes and gloriously enjoyable inconveniences. Knowing this is true, you’ll approach with an open mind.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). As you look around today, you may decide that you’re not like these people. But you do share a common dream, a common thread. It’s unspoken, and you probably won’t speak of it anytime soon, but you’ll live in it.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’ll sharpen your critical thinking skills. This is an important part of becoming a more discriminating, articulate, intellectual and sensitive individual. Oh, the rich rewards to this! And there will be no going back.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (March 8). A transition will put you in an exceptionally lucky starter position. Open spaces become inhabited; open blocks of time fill with exciting people and places. Touch home often to keep grounded. A promise is made in May. June and October bring opportunity for profit and investment that leads to future wealth. Aries and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 33, 2, 25 and 17.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: “I keep doing tarot card readings and winding up with the card The Lovers. I’m married. What does it mean?”
Astrologically, The Lovers card relates to the sign Gemini. Drawings of Gemini show two twins side by side, Castor and Pollux — the brothers of one of mythologies most famous lovers, Helen of Troy. The Lovers card also shows two people side by side, usually Adam and Eve. Dig a little deeper and the similarities become even more apparent. Both Gemini and The Lovers represent that old expression, “There are two sides to every story.” You may be weighing the pros and cons of a situation, trying to decide between two possibilities. There is a yin and a yang to everything — give and take — and The Lovers card asks you to find the energetic balance within the these two choices. Geminis are very good at that, being a very intellectual sign. So much so that sometimes they’re called “two-faced” or said to have a “split personality,” but, really, they just naturally see both sides of a given situation. If you pull a reversed (upside-down) Lovers card from the deck, you are probably having a hard time making up your mind about something.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Last year James Van Der Beek starred with Glenn Close in “Sea Oak,” a comedy about a lonesome woman who comes back from the dead to live the life she missed. Some believe that Pisces natives such as Van Der Beek are old souls who’ve walked this earth many times before. Van Der Beek’s natal Saturn, the lessons planet, is in Leo, the sign of show business.
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