Horoscopes

Today’s discussions about what we wish we could do, what there is to do and what’s possible to do at this point in the Gemini solar cycle will help sort out a new direction. Much of what we talk about will never happen, but it’s important to discuss it anyway. It helps us be confident in the plan of action we eventually settle on.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Like a hot air balloon, you’ll reach the new heights with a combination of wind, fire and the willingness to release a sandbag or two. The more baggage you get rid of, the higher you’ll go.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It won’t be important to agree with your partner on every little thing if the big things are fairly in line. The question is, can you let the small stuff go without micromanagement?

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Acting from a primal place, insecure people will try and weed out the competition through various means, such as exclusion, gossiping and aggression. The “kill ’em with kindness” approach will be most effective.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Are your expectations unreasonable? It really doesn’t matter. There’s what is; then there’s what isn’t. It’s only two categories. Hold your expectations up to what’s happening. Anything that’s not a match needs to be adjusted.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You may feel as though you’re hanging on to an arrangement for only one reason, or until one outcome makes it all worthwhile. There are other situations out there that would give you fuller satisfaction.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The last step of a project is to properly document it. Take this seriously. It would be bad to skip it. When you document something well, later it could serve as proof, entertainment, validation and more.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The random events mean nothing until you spot the pattern. But once you see the pattern, it changes everything. The pattern becomes a map, and you can see exactly where the relationship is going.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Well-meaning loved ones may place limits on you. They’re afraid of what will happen when you change and grow. Don’t withstand these subtle restrictions. Call out the behavior while it’s still of minor consequence.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). A name keeps coming up in conversation, an indication that someone has nestled into your thoughts, whether or not that was your desire. The conversation can’t help but follow your thought stream.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There’s a dynamic of mild jealousy playing out –harmless, flattering, but still in need of due process. Don’t ignore this! Whether you’re the one experiencing the emotion or you’re the recipient of it, work through the feelings.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The morality of today’s options will be black and white. With such an obvious right and wrong, the way of good character won’t be hard to find. However, many value personality over character — a rating system to be resisted.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There’s a lot of different advice out there, but the best advice will come from an internal source. It’s a message from your heart to your head. The only thing keeping you from following it is fear. Summon your courage.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (June 16). It’s the ones who don’t seek validation who tend to get it. The principle works in reverse, too. This year you don’t seek attention, approval, respect, affection or remuneration — and yet you get all of it. August brings a notable award. Financial highs are July, January and February. Vows and deals go down in October. Virgo and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 3, 33, 28 and 17.

MERCURY AND SATURN OPPOSITION, IN-DEPTH: Age is relative. There are times that even children feel weary carrying around the weight of the world. And times when the giggles and springy steps of seniors make them seem much younger than their Earth years.

Here’s something to remember as Mercury, the communication planet, is pulling across the sky from Saturn, the planet of time and its lessons: Regardless of your age, you are ancient. You were born with the DNA imprint of every generation of the human family before you — a map of millions of years inside each one of the trillions of cells that make up your body. And even though you are ancient, you still manage to come up with billions of brand-new, one-of-a-kind cells per day. So regardless of your age, you are newborn. And in addition to being newborn, you’re also an expert at commingling the forces of “old” and “new” into your particular kind of living art form. So as you do the work that is living, do so in full knowledge that you can choose your age and approach to it, instead of settling for what the calendar tells you.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Apache hero Geronimo was among the greatest Native American military warriors and leaders. His adaptable Gemini sun was aptly positioned by a Sagittarius moon, the symbol for which is the bow and arrow. The words he uttered on his deathbed were representative of Mars in Cancer, the sign of home. “I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive.”

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