Pluto Retrograde

When the journey gets tough, you anticipate great happiness upon arriving at your destination, and that anticipation almost always pays off ... in movies. Don't be surprised if it doesn't quite pay off as dramatically in real life. Instead of a big hallelujah moment, arrival may bring lasting quiet satisfaction. Message brought to you by Pluto retrograde.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Take on the small challenges that will be easily won. Building up a track record of success will give you the confidence you need to take on the more remarkable and difficult opportunities coming your way in the near future.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Today feels a bit like throwing a party. Seldom does the host enjoy it while it's going on, and yet somehow the memory is often worth it because a party happened where there wouldn't have been one before.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The to-do list is important, but not as important as the spirit-in-which-things-are-done list. If trying to check too many items off causes you to lose your temper, it's not worth the effort.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). People are paying attention to you today, and they might even be taking pictures. So enjoy the attention, and don't do anything you wouldn't want blasted on social media.


LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll contribute to the harmony of the world, not by donating tons of money or completing a mission in a foreign land, but by having a stellar attitude. You'll get along with everyone you meet.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Other people's feelings about what a human deserves in life will influence you. Entitlement is a disease, and it's contagious. Be careful who you spend time with. Prize humility and modesty.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Maybe everyone in your group doesn't fit together. Some of them don't even get along. That's where you come in. You're inclusive; you set a tone; you're the gel that makes this work.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). As your project evolves, so will your opinion of it. That's why it's good to leave yourself an out. Don't talk in terms that are too concrete or make long-term commitments today. Leave yourself wiggle room.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). People around you will struggle to do a job. Knowing when to help and when to let them learn on their own (and have the satisfaction that comes from this process) will be tricky. But if you're mindful, you'll nail it.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Most bad choices begin with needlessly putting oneself in a dangerous environment or, more specifically, in bad company. As adventurous as you are, there are places you shouldn't go.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Why is the circuitous path so appealing? Because your curious mind needs to know the bigger picture of how and why things work. For today, let yourself investigate your whims.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your loved ones sense it: You're happy when they are happy. If it makes them smile, you'll buy it. Just know that you don't always have to foot the bill. They really want to spend time with you.


TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (April 16). Your life is beautiful creation enough, but you still feel driven to make things. You'll get teachers and resources this year and amp up your output. In May, your outstanding work will build your reputation and your wallet simultaneously. Find better ways to take care of yourself in June. Your love life gets renewing energy in July. Leo and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 15, 44, 19 and 28.

YOUR MOON SIGN: (Part One) Most people know their sun sign, but fewer know their moon sign. And yet the placement of this important astrological influence can be profoundly felt. The moon governs our emotions and is closely linked to how others perceive us. Everything has a feeling, and when we are feeling terrific, we are a more attractive force in the world. It's easy to find out where your moon sign is by consulting books on astrology or going to the computer and keying "moon sign" into a search engine. ARIES MOON people generally have a high metabolism. Adrenaline isn't a hormone that kicks in on an emergency-only basis; rather, it's a daily boost for this energetic personality. The bold vibrancy that comes with the Aries moon sometimes leads to acts of heroism. It's not always wise to be brave, but if everyone were to stop and dwell upon the possible consequences, there wouldn't be any heroes among us. Aries moon people require uplifting outlets for their active minds and bodies. A regular exercise regimen or a job that keeps Aries moving constantly puts Aries' natural gifts to a positive use. It is also notable that Aries moon people are prone to love at first sight.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: "Two and a Half Men" star Jon Cryer is not only an actor, but also a writer, film producer and director. The versatile Aries was born when Mercury and Venus were also in this passionate part of the sky. His Scorpio moon lends an intuitive sense and a fascination with the inner workings of systems and people. His Jupiter in Taurus indicates financial luck.

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