The Rolling Stones long ago suggested that we can't always get what we want. It's a good thing these days, since often what we want in the moment won't be good for us over the long haul. That will be a theme during the next few days, as Venus and Neptune square off, introducing some conflict between our animal instincts and higher minds.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). There is much you can do if you'll only believe in yourself. If you don't have enough reasons to believe in yourself, think of some more. Keep a list of what is positive, valuable and unique about you, and refer to it.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You're usually able to play many roles in the same day, and the transition between them is seamless. Today there will be a minor glitch, as one of your responsibilities will conflict with another. A friend will help you out.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). What would you say about your life if you were a stranger looking at it from afar? You'll have a pretty serious one-on-one conversation today, probably with one of the most helpful and insightful people you know -- you. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You would think you'd already know all there is to know about you, having been with you your whole life. You will do some soul searching and learn more about your own values, thoughts and feelings.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Good relationships lead to good health. Stay involved with your loved ones, especially those in your inner circle. A peaceful coexistence isn't necessarily a connection. Work and play together.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Relationships will be a source of surprise and fun. Your social network will intertwine in playful ways. Your work and personal life intersect. Friendships will add fresh energy to your love life, and vice versa.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Be kind and gentle with yourself. Stress prevents you from thinking clearly and creatively. Eliminate the stressors that are interfering with your ability to process things.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Make sure that you hear what someone is really saying -- it's probably different from what you expect and want this person to be saying. If you listen well, you'll learn all you need to know to make fantastic decisions.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You and a loved one have different ways of relaxing. What you find soothing could be unpleasant or stressful to your loved one, and vice versa. It will be most effective to decompress in your own way, alone.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Jokes are telling. Listen to what your loved ones say in jest and to what they laugh at in conversation. What you learn will help you stay emotionally bonded to one another.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). A loved one longs to feel secure in your affection. This person will behave in a more loving way once you have reassured him or her of your commitment to the relationship.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You won't have time for long, drawn-out conversations, but it's still important to stay in sync with your team. Quick calls during the day will keep you up to date with what your people are doing.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (April 23). Your optimism wins out this year. You'll get the first evidence of this in May, when a long-held dream finally comes to fruition. There's a trade up in June. New friends lead to July travel. An educational venture helps to create business opportunities, and by October you could be in an entirely different line of work. Aries and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 48, 2, 6, 35 and 19.
WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: Gather information. Look for clues. Ask yourself: How does the other person feel around me? TAURUS: You'll see the other person's way. Because you can do this, you'll create happy relationships. GEMINI: You'll have peace because you accept a loved one for who he or she is. CANCER: You are willing to compromise to a far greater degree than the others around you. Don't let anyone walk on you. LEO: If you make someone feel like royalty, he or she is very likely to stick by your side. VIRGO: Go to a quality movie or show. A bit of marvelous entertainment will bond you with friends or a romantic hopeful. LIBRA: It's almost not fair what you'll do in the name of love. SCORPIO: As much as you would like a partner to behave differently, this person only knows how to be him or herself. SAGITTARIUS: Raise your emotional I.Q. by going easy on yourself. CAPRICORN: Believe in your own social instincts -- they're pretty good. AQUARIUS: Do something to put a smile on your loved one's face and life immediately gets better for you. PISCES: Love means tolerating a partner even when it's challenging to do so.
COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: Sagittarius and Taurus add to each other's enjoyment of the world. Sagittarius is already eager to take in as many experiences as is humanly possible on Earth. Taurus makes an ideal travel companion, even if the destination is right down the street. Because Taurus is so in tune with the five senses, Taurus helps Sagittarius remember to slow down and breathe in each new location.
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