We want to be close to one another, but how close? The average distance kept between people in a public social setting varies by culture. The emotional distance varies with personal preference. With the change of Venus imminent, we may fumble the transition, overstepping, bumping into one another, fleeing. Don't worry; it will resolve.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your goal really is to find the solutions that are best for everyone, and that's what you'll do -- just as soon as people understand that your aim is true. Trust and rapport are built slowly. Put the other person first.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You've been compromising quite a lot lately, mostly effectively, causing satisfaction throughout the group. This is excellent for your social life, but it's time to do something just for you, exactly the way you like it.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The feeling that you'd like to escape will likely come when circumstances seem either too boring or too exciting. So go. If you can't remove yourself physically, a book or movie will do the trick.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). There will be no lone geniuses today. Any greatness that happens will be a group effort. It doesn't even have to be a particularly good group to bring out your best today.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You want to be seen in a certain way. Making that happen will be grueling, tedious, expensive and thankless work. So think about whether the result is really worth going all in, because that's what it will take.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You don't have to like what you're asked to do to approach the request with good cheer. Your attitude will be what helps you rise to a new level of respect and prominence.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You'll have your reasons for doing more today. You're not trying to impress anyone. This is about finding out what your limits really are. So go on and push yourself into uncomfortable (but not painful) territory.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You'll switch the channel in your mind from the doubt and worry network to the action channel. Better results will come from overworking than from overthinking.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You think you're arguing about the truth, but if you're like most people, you aren't. Most arguments are to serve or eradicate a feeling. The truth will outlast the argument. The truth is inarguable.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Oscar Wilde once put it like this: "The world was my oyster, but I used the wrong fork!" Ignore social formalities at your own peril. If you don't know then read, ask or observe until you pick up on what you're supposed to do.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). When people want what you have, it's both flattering and frustrating. They often act as if you got there by luck. Outsiders just don't realize the effort that went behind all this. It will be your job to enlighten.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Think it over; write about it; talk about it with a trusted friend. Self-reflection will help you uncover your motivation for upholding bad habits and help you find a healthier way to meet your needs.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 29). Happiness is not the goal. To change something, help someone, make a lasting impression on the world and set up a future you can be proud of -- that's the goal. Happiness will, however, be a byproduct of your efforts -- as will sweat and toil. The more you can tolerate, the richer you'll be (financially and otherwise). Leo and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 40, 11, 19 and 32.
ASTROLOGICAL PUPPY PROFILE: If you know when your pet was born, check out his or her sun sign and the personality that goes with it!
TAURUS: The Taurus dog is most loyal to the person who feeds him or her. Born under the sign of appetite, the Taurus dog is motivated by food and learns quickly for the right treat.
This earth-sign dog loves the outdoors and can run in nature for long distances. He or she has a keen nose and sniffing the various things found in nature is one of this dog's great pleasures in life -- next to digging holes. Unless you take your Taurus dog places where it's acceptable to dig holes, you can say goodbye to your nice lawn.
Like Taurus people, Taurus dogs derive self-esteem from working and are hard workers who do not give up easily on difficult jobs. They make excellent service dogs in many areas of life. But if your Taurus dog is more inclined toward the pampered-pooch lifestyle; Taurus dogs wear that role well, too. The really seem to appreciate nice things and have a healthy respect for possessions.
Taurus also rules the throat, and this dog has a strong, intimidating bark. Rules about barking should be enforced early on, or the dog will wear out his or her owner's ears and patience, not to mention any neighbors the owner might have.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Anna Faris recently wrote a hilarious new memoir, "Unqualified," and hosts a podcast by the same name. The spirited Sagittarius was born when the moon was in Pisces, an ideal placement for artist in spite of, or perhaps because of, the intense empathy and sensitivity of the sign. Saturn in Leo suggests that the entertainment business is a primary source for life lessons.
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