Thursday, May 25, 2017

If a mistake has been made, don’t make the additional mistake of beating yourself up about it. If that response has any benefit at all, it’s only in the first hot minute. Get over it and seize the huge opportunity today in the Gemini new moon. Fresh starts are real, especially in relationships and in projects that can be finished by the end of June.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). What you want is for the project to succeed. You don’t necessarily want to be the one in charge, but if you don’t lead today, you might run into trouble. Leadership isn’t about asserting your power so much as it’s about executing a plan.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll find that what you like or dislike doesn’t matter much in the scheme of the day, so you may as well save your breath and mental energy and go with the flow (as opposed to judging the flow).

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The more you understand, the less you blame. However, that doesn’t mean that things don’t need to be structured differently (and perhaps with different people involved) to create a better outcome.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your mood can be as changeable as the moon that rules your sign, although only a fellow Cancer can tell now, because you’re also good at hiding how you’re really feeling.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The more comfortable and happy you are in your home, the more attractive it becomes to the people who like you. In fact, the whole group may want to meet up at your place. Are you ready for an impromptu party?

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There are those who would rather act aloof than risk being rejected by you. But when you come forward warmly, time and again, even the most self-conscious person will drop the defense eventually.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You know more about yourself than you think you do, so the whole self-discovery thing is really unnecessary. What you would be trying to find is what you already are.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The way you feel about a certain someone makes it easy for you to think of this person’s wants and needs without knowing or caring in the least what you’ll get out of the deal. It’s love!

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll take part in an activity that seems to pause everything in your own life so you can watch the universe breathing. How can you get more of this phenomenon? You need this in your day to day.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Regarding relationships: It’s true that things aren’t the same as they used to be. There’s beauty and joy in this. Leo Tolstoy said, ”Each time of life has its own kind of love.”

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Without the looking glass, we cannot see the entirety of how we look on the outside. We need mirrors to reflect back our insides, too. An objective friend will serve this purpose for you today.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There’s a bit of entertainment to pull off today, but this is not really fun and games. After all, if you want to influence people for any purpose, you have to be able to hold their attention first.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 25). You’re full of energy now, but something will happen in August to induce the calm and focused quality necessary for you to succeed in a very competitive arena. September will exceed your expectations, especially in matters of love. Save your money. The worthy investment won’t come until March 2018. Cancer and Aries adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 33, 13, 1 and 40.

ASTROLOGICAL INSIGHTS: Venus and Pluto argue over our notions of romantic destiny today as they square off just before the new moon. Venus insists that the fate of relationships depends on individual choices, while Pluto makes a sound case for the influence of mysterious, unseen forces. What if they are both right? The current cosmic climate calls for us to work with everything we have and invite help from mysterious benevolent forces, too.

This is a good time to keep track — but not to keep tabs. This sounds like contradictory advice. Put differently: Letting a relationship get too out of balance, with one person doing all the giving and the other doing all the taking, is a sure way to burn out the connection. However, paying too much attention to who paid how much when and who owes which one what defies the spirit of generosity (and is just plain exhausting). It’s best to have a general idea of the give-and-take and strive to err on the side of giving as much as possible.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Mike Myers embodies the nature of the twins when he plays both the hero and the villain (as well as many other roles) in the ”Austin Powers” movies. There are rumors that a fourth installment is in the works! Myers is a quick-witted intellectual Gemini. His moon is in intuitive Cancer, and Mars, the planet of passion, is in the sign of entertainment and show business: Leo.

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