Horoscopes

A person is not just a person. A person is also part of a story. When you touch lives, teach what you know or help others to have experiences they otherwise might not, you are making the story richer and more epic. Under the social Aquarius moon, involve others, even when you don’t have to, even when it’s actually extra work for you to do so.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You really want the best for the group. You leave your ego out of the decision-making process. You’ll use the best idea — the one that will forward the interests of all. Whether or not that idea was generated by you won’t matter.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Light comes from the outside; appearance comes from inside. Everyone assembles it inside his or her own mind. That’s why they each see it so differently. Right now, you’re seeing more underlying emotion than the others.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Do not give up on your difficult project. There is so much more you can do! One or two attempts are not nearly enough. As you approach your fifth or sixth try, the fates will favor your tenacity.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). It’s weird to want something and then, inexplicably, run in the opposite direction of it. But fearing what you want is normal: What if you get it and it’s not fulfilling? Today you won’t have such a problem if you just stay put.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Trying to impress your love won’t work. Go the other way. Be comfortable. Do what it takes to get there. This won’t unfold exactly as imagined, but some expectations will be met.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Children do not know how to take responsibility until adults show them how. It is entirely possible that the one who isn’t stepping up to the plate may not have been taught to do right.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). A universal complexity: People are who they are instead of who you’d like them to be. Well, it’s something to accept and even embrace. You’d be so bored if they always did as you preferred.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There’s a season for everything, and each season gets to decide its own timing. The timing will get more surprising these days, on both the global and the personal level.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). When people act weird around you, it’s because they don’t want you to know all there is to know. That’s fair. No one deserves to know everything. But it won’t stop you from wondering.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It might seem that there’s more work needed to get work than there is to do the work. This is true. Marketing is real. Access to opportunity won’t be cheap, but it will be worth the investment.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Words are confusing. Intentions get muddled. History will go down not as a testament to intention but as a testament to action. Action always speaks loudest, clearest and with the most direct message.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your mind isn’t working in the usual way, which makes you uniquely equipped for today’s challenge. Hopefully, you’ll accept the proposal posed by a kindred soul in need.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 23). This solar return brings you more attention than you’re used to, but you’ll know just what to do with it. You’ll earn a reputation as someone who solves problems, makes life better for others and is generally fun to be around. How you show up to gatherings will favorably touch the financial and professional sector of life. Cancer and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 2, 21, 8 and 30.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: A Libra asks, “How can I make faster decisions instead of agonizing over the options?”

To make decisions faster and with more joy, it will be necessary to stop assigning a life-and-death kind of gravitas to the ones that don’t warrant such an approach — i.e., most of them. So how do you lighten up when a choice feels more important than it should be?

The first step is to accept where you are and embrace your feeling instead of rejecting it. In other words, instead of saying, “I shouldn’t be feeling so grave about when to sell my house,” try a dialogue more along the lines of this:

“Wow, I am having a strong feeling about the sale of my house, and I’ll work through it. It feels like a huge part of me is invested in this. Is that feeling true? What will happen if I don’t sell? I probably won’t die. If I do sell, I’ll live, too. So right now I’m having a strong and fearful feeling, and that’s fine. Let’s work through it.”

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Musician, actor and author Rick Springfield is usually busy with all facets of his career at once — from television roles, such as Lucifer in “Supernatural,” to rock tours featuring full symphonies, fireworks and sometimes even ocean cruises. The commitment to high entertainment value is signified by his Leo moon. His Virgo sun and Mercury indicate an unfailingly practical and hardworking nature.

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