Venus, Icarus and Birdsongs

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Ambition can be overrated. We all know what happened to poor Icarus, but combustion isn't the only consequence of flying too close to the sun. Consider the bird who flies so high that no one can hear her song. All in all, a little humility will go a long way, especially now as Venus moves into diplomatic, charming and cooperative Libra.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You'll think logically and ask, "What am I trying to accomplish here?" but don't get too intellectual on it. Sometimes you just have to feel it and make your move.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You're not lazy about work, and neither will you be lazy in matters of love or friendship. You'll go even when you feel like stopping in order to please or help another.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Instead of of worrying about how your needs will get met, you focus your attention on serving the people you care about. Service has a way of turning up your personal power -- and your mood.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). As you think of the one that got away, know that and this person's unique and appealing qualities are mythically and enormously exaggerated through the lens of memory. Also know that someone thinks of you in this way.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Ideally you would devote yourself to an important cause, although that does get a little complicated, and you may have trouble finding your "in." There's actually more potential in that silly little cause that's grabbing at your attention.


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Not everything requires a thought process to move forward. When a thing is ready to take off, it will. Growth isn't always a plan. It's often just what happens in a conducive environment.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You can tell when a person is listening to you but not understanding you, or looking at you but not listening to you. You won't take it personally. Rather, you'll use it as a chance to experiment to find more effective communication.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It seems like good ideas are being snatched up all around you. Actually, they were snatched up long ago, and now they're just getting reworked. There's more where that came from. Seek antiquated inspiration.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). If you focus on what's wrong, people will tune out. Also, if you dance around the subject, your message won't land. So be as clear and direct as possible about what you want. Don't forget the sugarcoating, though!


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