Image Conscious Moon

All world leaders have a headquarters where their (slightly better looking) image is displayed in statue or painting to let everyone know how important they are. Even if you're only the leader of your desk, social media page or other relatively limited domain, the Gemini moon of communication suggests you carefully consider the image you post.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Don't waste time worrying about whether your teammates are strong enough. Focus instead on communicating well. You can do a fantastic job with an average team if you're all on the same page.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll witness amateur social moves: walking into the glass door, conversations dominated by detailed descriptions of a television show, epic drink spills, etc. If you don't laugh, you'll win loyalty and friendship.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You could be socially impeccable if you wanted to be, but what's the fun in that? Take risks. If you're not making any weird mistakes, you're not forming the bonds you could be.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The tyrannosaurus rex is a strange mystery. So ferocious, but why such tiny arms? And did it have feathers or scales? You may never know, but with a little digging, you may find answers to a different powerful mystery today.


LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). At your heart, you want them to like you. But today it's so important that certain people respect you first and foremost. You might have to change your mode from "friendly" to "slightly intimidating."

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). No matter what you do, there are certain people in this world who think of you as a fresh-faced youth. That can be wonderful, even though there are times when you really want to be taken seriously as an adult.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You suspect what the truth is, though part of your mind is busy spinning alternative versions that favor your worldview and the reality you wish for. Face facts later -- now is for living in the possibilities.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It's like you are standing at the intersection of life pushing the "walk" button with no results. Keep pushing until that light comes on, and you can influence the traffic pattern to let you cross this one safely.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your ruling planet, Jupiter, with its massive gravitational pull, sucks many asteroids into its orbit that otherwise might have been a danger to Earth. There's a person who will protect you in much the same way today.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You can never go back. You can physically put yourself there, but it's just not the same, and so you're not really back. Today's gift is being as close to "back" as possible.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Everyone is discussing a new topic, and you won't have much to say on the matter until after you've given yourself time alone to think about what you've heard. In other words, your best thinking will happen after the fact.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). An interesting and very beneficial person will come into your mix. This is someone you'll get to know best on a one-on-one basis, so arrange to meet outside of the group setting.


TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 16). Your head and heart are in the right place now, so take action. The rewards will be delayed just enough to make them sweet for you. In April, you'll accept the responsibilities that go along with your goal and get someone's love as a bonus. You'll win a contest in June. September brings a career breakthrough. Capricorn and Cancer people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 1, 22, 38 and 50.

STRANGE FORTUNETELLING METHODS: If you think it's a little strange to look to the stars for answers, how do you feel about looking at your own bellybutton? Those who practice omphalomancy feel that the navel is as fine a place as any to go looking for psychic insight. Predictions that may come from that little button include how many children you'll have, how long you'll live and your personality type.

If looking at your navel doesn't tell you much, you could always try lecanomancy, a method of fortunetelling even older than astrology whereby the ripples of water are the main tools for divination. Methods of lecanomancy vary with times and cultures. Some include the use of oil or flour dropped into the water. The soothsayer then determines fate based on an interpretation of the shapes made by the combination of ingredients. There are records of the practice being used in Babylonia and Europe and by the Catawba Indians of North America.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: More than a decade after his passing, Johnny Cash remains a revered, celebrated and widely imitated musical influence. The legendary Pisces is another example of an old soul who found his calling early in life. The Man in Black began singing as a small boy on his family's cotton farm. His sun, Mercury and Mars were all in Pisces at Cash's time of birth, and lucky Jupiter was in entertaining Leo.

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