Mars is the action planet. He's a warrior — swift, strong and ready to spring into the fight of life at a moment's provocation. Mars currently opposes Saturn, the keeper of time. There's a strange tension to sort out. We know that we must act, but when? Hesitation causes loss, and so does jumping the gun. The key is to relax and observe. Let your mature instincts take over. Trust that you will know the perfect moment when it arrives.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). A mature warrior realizes that the time for action is not always now. Restraint will be the key to your ultimate victory. You realize that there are holes in your body of knowledge. Research is crucial. When you don't know the answer to something, you attract the perfect people to supply the answers.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You've always thought of yourself as a creative person, and yet it's also important to you to be appropriate to the situation at hand. You may not be able to have it both ways this week. Dare to push the social norms. The big ideas come when you decide not to worry so much about rules.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The golden rule will serve you well this week. You'll be there to provide the cheering that you would like to hear. You will give the attention that you crave. You will feed and nurture others the way you wish you were fed and nurtured. It works well for you, as everything you put out zings back like a boomerang.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). It's amazing how much you manage to pack into this week. Even when it appears that you're at leisure, you're actually working on an action plan that will maximize your strengths and minimize your weaknesses. Well, maybe you're not consciously working on it, but your subconscious mind is extremely busy.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll be in a position to connect with new and potentially helpful people. The key in making a good impression is to find a way to care about something the other person cares about. It could be a yappy dog or a political viewpoint. You have it in you to be compassionate and attentive even when it's a stretch.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: Your life will go according to plan this year, so be extra sure that you have a plan you love. It's very lucky to revise and rewrite it over the next three weeks to include more enticing rewards. A mentor steps into the picture at the end of this month. You'll become healthier and more beautiful through May. Resolve to use your leisure time differently this summer. June brings exciting love. In July, the best things happen while you're dancing. Business booms in September and October.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You've learned from your mistakes, but that doesn't mean you'll stop making them. You'll just make better ones that show how far you've come. Perhaps one of your recent mistakes is even worth celebrating. As your glamorous sign mate Sophia Loren said, "Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life."
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Even the most confident people are not certain all of the time. There will be moments of feeling lost and wondering how to handle things. Pause for a breath, though, and it won't be long before you realize that you know more than you thought. Upbeat people will assist you, and friendly advice will prove sound.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your sense of justice is aligned with that of the great forces of the universe. It all works out in a way that you think is fair. It's especially satisfying when this happens in your love life. Thursday through Saturday is luckiest. The one you are attracted to will show that he or she feels the same way about you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). At first you don't get where loved ones are coming from, but you are a fantastic listener. With your mouth closed, you'll pass through moments of misunderstanding and wind up with a deeper knowledge of the people around you. You'll find out just how valuable your gift of undivided attention is to others.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You are hesitant to get into the flow with all those busy people around you. You want to make sure that you're not moving just to look busy. Your activities have to mean something to you. There's a huge difference between being active and achieving. Be thoughtful and don't make a move until you're sure.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You won't find your bliss by following the crowd. As a rule, it's a very particular thing that makes you smile and laugh, and this week your proclivities are even more specific than usual. Don't bother pursuing happiness; create it. You have the raw ingredients already, and Monday brings the cherry on top.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You expect different things from life than others are hoping for — not better, just different. Your interests coincide nicely with those of your fellows. Perfect solutions come to you. All you have to do is relax and listen to others with an open mind. You'll fulfill someone else's needs while trying to get your own fulfilled.
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