Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018
An invigorating Aries moon lends energy to the long list of work items conjured up by the solar sojourn. So much of the work seems redundant and futile, as it will only have to be repeated tomorrow and the next day. It is our awareness of this, combined with a willingness to do it anyway and to the best of our ability, that makes the work noble.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). It’s a strange day in which enjoyment has little to do with success at the task. All the fun belongs to those who are willing to be bad at something. If you’re tone-deaf, sing! If you’re colorblind, paint! If you’re shy, orate!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll learn who keeps his word and who doesn’t — knowledge that should help you navigate in the future. You only have time for those you can count on.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your intuitive methods will serve you well today. That doesn’t mean you won’t ask for guidance; it just means you’ll have a strong feeling about from whence the best advice will come.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You can give your story a positive spin and cover it in frosted sugar, too, but the people who know you will still want to hear the real deal. Help and honesty go hand in hand.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There are no guarantees today, but have a little faith anyway. The ones who will win under this sky are those who are able to tolerate uncertainty and even find a way to get comfortable inside it.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Artists will be on fire with inspiration today — and everyone is an artist at something. Whatever you’re willing to practice will be a conduit for your passion.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’re looking at the kind of problem that can’t be solved by money or anything it can buy. You know what the real solution is. It’s love, of course. You’ve plenty of it to give.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Don’t worry if you’re running out of excitement for a project. It is possible to fly without a motor (then again, that’s really called gliding), and there’s no shame in it. Rest. You’ll feel different tomorrow.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Would you like a second chance at what you thought was a one-time deal? Such cosmic grace is indicated now. The day will bring a reversal of misfortune, miscommunication and other mischief.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You have excellent instincts about people and can tell right away who’s going to be your close friend. For this reason, you may slow the social pace so you can enjoy getting to know others. What’s the rush?
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll see a change because you made a change. It has, in fact, brought you such satisfaction that you no longer feel the need to complain about anything. Instead, you decide whether to make a change or not.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Discipline is your success secret. It is at the core of every win. Discipline happens through planning and through making your environment a place that’s conducive to creating your best life.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 29). You have the clarity of mind and the courage to really listen to yourself — past the voices of influence you’ve lived with your whole life and into a small but mighty chamber of your heart that holds a purpose that until now has spoken only in whispers. You’ll hear it loud and follow. Your best life awaits. Aries and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 4, 44, 38 and 2.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: “My daughter is a 6-year-old Aquarius. I always try to give her experiences that I didn’t have as a child so she will soar in life. Last year, she started public school, and I dropped many lessons and activities because I felt that she was tired and overscheduled. Now that summer is almost over, she’ll be in first grade and more used to a full school day. Should I add things such as piano lessons and dance back to her schedule? My husband says that I’m trying to push her too hard and that she should have more free time to play. I’m a Virgo. My husband is a Leo.”
You have a high tolerance for work; Virgo is one of the hardest-working sign of the zodiac. Your husband the Leo has a high tolerance for play. And your daughter is an experimental and social girl. Think of her schedule as a tasting platter at a restaurant. Offer a few bites here and there, nothing too filling. Don’t be surprised if she is very excited by an activity for a few weeks and then suddenly goes cold on it. When she is 8, she will be more committed to her activities, and it will be obvious which ones are serious pursuits.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Star of “The Mayor,” Lea Michele was a child actress on Broadway, in productions such as “Ragtime” and “Les Miserables.” This Virgo soprano was born when Mercury, the sign of communication, was in Leo, the sign of show business. Michele has lucky Jupiter in Pisces, the sign of old souls and Method acting. Actors with Jupiter in Pisces can immerse themselves completely in the roles they play.
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