The Sun and Neptune Square

Perception and reality are the theme while the sun squares Neptune. In this social media-driven world, it's wise to be careful about how one might be perceived, but don't be too careful. No one likes the one who does everything right. It's not relatable. What's really attractive is a person who is comfortable enough to toss their head back and laugh.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Smart people excite you. Your intellect gets sharper as you socialize with educated people who speak a more developed language than those you usually see.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Sometimes it really does feel as though exercise is an indulgence, which is, of course, totally ridiculous. When muscles lose their tone, skeletons get out of whack. Anything you do to stay strong is a healthy necessity.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Friendship is gained by listening, not talking. The same goes with authority. By learning the inside scoop, you can get a better hold on the situation. You may not want to take charge, but if you do, listen before you lead.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The saying goes, "There's no accounting for taste." The decisions that smart people make will baffle you, but that's only if you confuse intelligence for good taste.


LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You're willing to take chances, and that's exactly what's needed for you to make the leap into a special relationship. The only way you get closer is by putting yourself and your feelings on the line and risking rejection.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Maturity and productivity go hand in hand. Do the hard thing before you do the easy thing, and everything gets done. Do the easy thing first, and you'll be left with a long list to toil through all week.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There is nothing you must do that you're not automatically going to do anyway. Breathing and eating come naturally to you. The rest is optional. Stop making yourself miserable by making up too many rules.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It's not at all unusual for people to succeed at things after failing for years. So just because a person has not done something so far in life doesn't mean that person will not do it.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Like the movies, reality is better with background music. You'll put more thought than usual into your musical choices now, as you realize how important it is to strike the right mood with people.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You're not looking for someone to take care of you, and yet when a friend makes a gesture of kindness and deep caring, the impact this has on your heart may surprise you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Being good at something and enjoying it are two different things. Don't require yourself to show talent before you pursue an interest. If you like it, do it, and do it without comparing yourself to anyone else who's doing it.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You laid down a few rules for yourself, and now you're following them, though perhaps disgruntled about it. It's easier to be good when you're happy than to be happy about being good.


TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 31). Test your ideas out on your core group of trusted cohorts in June. If you don't have such a group, don't worry -- you'll make many new friends over the next 10 weeks. July's business opportunity will require you to leap, ready or not. September brings confessions of love. November will be a highlight for your whole family. Aries and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 44, 41, 27 and 16.

FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: The full moon on June 2 is the exciting centerpiece on the banquet table of this week. This full moon is its most enlivening as it settles into the Sagittarian part of the sky. Sagittarius is fire-sign territory, swelling with passion, effusive with enthusiasm, rushing forward in curiosity. The key phrase of Sagittarius is "I seek," but the bow-and-arrow symbol that represents this part of the sky suggests far more than casual interest. Sagittarius seeks with the intention of "ready, aim, fire!" The Sagittarius influence makes it seem like a natural prerogative to spear the sought-after experience and bring it right on home. This part of the sky knows no fear, doubt or even manners. With the full moon in this part of the sky, curiosity intensifies, desire amplifies and action escalates.

Take advantage of this full moon energy by getting clear and specific about the experience you'd like to "bring on home." Otherwise, expect life to get colorful in a random and exciting but possibly regrettable way. Though no one can help what he or she likes, it's often possible to place oneself among an array of admirable influences.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Like a typical Gemini, Clint Eastwood wears many hats, and his astonishing versatility has won him awards in different fields. This actor, director, producer and composer was born when Mercury was in Taurus, showing grit and tenacity. His moon and Venus are in the soulful sign of Cancer. His Mars and Uranus in Aries, the sign of the warrior, adds fiery charisma to the mix.

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