Mercury, the communication planet, has two homes: Virgo and Gemini. When he visits either, the channels of information open in interesting ways. This week Mercury comes home to Gemini, stimulating our conversations and introducing new ideas. Friday marks the halfway point of spring, and the fun will escalate in part two of the season. The Taurus sun urges us to revel in the freshness and vitality that are all around.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). A creative project is frustrating to you, but that's because you're looking at the minor aspects of it. Don't try to be too perfect. You need a broad perspective. Get away from your work for a while on Tuesday and come back to it later in the week. A Leo or Pisces has uplifting anecdotes. Your weekend will be inspired.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The scope of your personality is not limited to the role that you play most of the time. Spend two hours on a private endeavor — one you consider to be a luxury. It may be months before you can get back to this project, but that doesn't matter. What's important is that you recognize the many facets of your talent.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You are interested in the way things come together. You want to know why they work. Like a child who is learning about the world, you are naturally inclined to experiment. You might deconstruct a situation in order to understand it, or cause problems on purpose in order to test your skill at fixing them.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Are you really getting what you need? You may find yourself acting out in uncontrolled ways. You could overindulge in some regard to make up for feelings of deprivation. Know what brings you pleasure and enjoyment — make a list. And then make it a priority to do some of the things on your list this week.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You are excellent at sales. Whether it's ideas, products or simply selling yourself, you'll rock it this week. You appear not to be taking this work too seriously. With a gleam in your eye, you will tease and have some fun with your subjects in order to drum up more interest. And you know just when to swoop in for the closer.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: You have a long-term effect on others. You are a walking, talking example of all you believe in, and because you constantly demonstrate your beliefs, others will be influenced by you. Refrain from arguing your cause — it will only backfire. Your life choices are an argument that no one can refute. There will be an exciting shift in your career in May. You see new parts of the world in June. A personal fantasy comes true in July. Your heart is fulfilled by a special connection in August.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You still think about that certain person from your distant past. You might even replay a scene that you lived through with this person, imagining that you behave differently, saying the perfect thing. You can't go back in time, but you will get the chance to make a current situation right with the lesson you learned.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You are mentally fresh in the early week and will zoom through the work that seemed like a slog just last week. Take a break on Wednesday. You don't have to wait until the weekend to do something that's tremendously fun.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). What kind of people are interested in you and your work lately? You'll get an objective viewpoint on what you offer and understand why it appeals to certain people and not others. You'll also get insight as to how you can broaden your appeal. By the end of the week you will have earned new fans.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). A higher degree of teamwork will be necessary in order to make things happen this week. Big projects can't move forward unless the whole group gets behind to push them. You can be the glue, bringing people together who don't usually like one another and making them all work in the same direction.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You will consider embarking on a new endeavor. You would have to be a beginner at this one — to start at the very bottom and work your way through each stage. There are advantages to being at the bottom. It is a place where there is everything to dream about and nothing to be afraid of. Have courage!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You see a problem coming together like dark storm clouds in the distance and are not the least bit daunted. Trouble, if you face it head on, is what will make you strong. Welcome this challenge. It is quite like other things you have handled and handled well. People will rely on you. You're a leader and a visionary.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You don't have to be in an elite group to be special. You don't feel the need to separate yourself or judge others. You get into the social mix and do what everyone else is doing. Because of this, you make a difference in someone's life. This person respects you, feels safe around you and let's you inside his or her world.
Holiday Mathis is the author of "Rock Your Stars”.
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