Cosmic Truth or Dare
Neptune, the poet planet, fantasy master and king of dreams, teams with the Virgo sun to play a game of truth or dare with us. The sun calls, "Truth!" and Neptune inquires, "Who are you really?" So how will you answer? Whatever your reply, you can expect the cosmic lineup to put your premise to the test.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Being organized is a talent that comes naturally to some, and for the rest of us, it's a skill that can be learned. With a little forethought, you'll get prepared for every important occurrence and some unimportant ones, too.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If only you could choose how others respond to you. Mostly it's a game of trial and error. And instinct. And training. Some have turned the social game into a science and written about it, too. You might profit from looking into it.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You now make career connections as easily as your sign mate Angelina Jolie lands mega-movie roles. No need to oversell yourself. Quiet confidence wins.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Every adventure involves the element of danger. No danger, no risk. No risk, no excitement. No excitement, no fun. You'll dangle your toes off of the high dive today.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). What's said in jest is true, at least partly. As Feud said, "There are no jokes." Even so, taking the truth too seriously is a bad habit -- one you don't usually have. You'll lighten the mood for the rest.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your loved ones need the warmth of your attention - but not in short bursts, quick hugs or pecks on the cheek. They want to lavish in your love. Work fast so that you can love slow.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You're just not in the mood to follow the rules, especially when you suspect that they are arbitrary or unjust. You'll push against the boundaries to see what they're really made of.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). If you see an open loop, close it -- it's a brain drain. You need all of your mental power to seize today's stellar opportunity. No distractions! Tie things up. Finish what you start.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Why wait until life gets stressful to connect to your power? Set aside time to center yourself. You'll create a kind of magnetic force field around yourself and attract just what you want.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The challenges get personal, but don't worry -- you're not a regular contender; you're a force. Tonight, try to tolerate your friend's partner with a smile (if you can muster it).
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Put the word out. Hire a PR person or become your own. Hold nothing back. What you share will multiply your good fortune and the good fortune of others.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You're a torpedo aimed at the moon, and with this highly focused ambition, you could hit it, too. They'll name a crater after you. This is one for the history books.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 29). This is a year when you master your craft and make money at it, too. Know your work, show up on time, and bring your sense of humor. This is the professional way, and it will get you hired again and again. Next month brings a windfall. November is the most romantic month. Family grows in February. Aquarius and Pisces people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 23, 24, 50 and 21.
WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: The way another says your name will reveal his or her feelings for you. TAURUS: Sometimes you have an itch before you mend. GEMINI: You like a pretty face, but it's the one who makes you laugh -- and better yet, laughs with you -- whom you'll find irresistible. CANCER: Those who direct their rage at others usually see it backfire. Empathy wins. LEO: Rack up the karma points and do so as quietly as you can. Anonymous good deeds earn more points than loud ones. VIRGO: Abandoned missions are for the best. You can resume in better conditions. LIBRA: Until you're completely ready, you'll be uncomfortable with extra attention. SCORPIO: Get better at loving yourself, and then you won't feel resentful of the attention you give to another. SAGITTARIUS: You have a stellar sense of direction, physically, spiritually and romantically. CAPRICORN: There are those who will pry into your business because they just can't stand not knowing everything about you. AQUARIUS: You're better off in love when you take bigger chances and/or make bigger mistakes. PISCES: You'll run into differences, but don't be afraid to speak up when you don't agree. Your love will respect you.
COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: Scorpio and Virgo are two signs in love with the truth. They are both practical in their own way, and even though they have healthy imaginations, they prefer to deal in reality. This weekend, the reality is that there's an undeniable mutual attraction between Scorpio and Virgo singles. They'll communicate directly, and the relationship will quickly escalate.
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