You only know what you've learned. You only see what you can from where you are. Greater awareness is the key to solving the problem -- to solving all of the problems. So how do you change your point of view? Do you need an airplane? Do you need a microscope? These are the questions as the sun and Neptune come together today.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). One scientific tweet claiming that men are six times likelier to be struck by lightning than women spurred a long stream of questions. A claim you make today will do the same.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Often what's needed is just to act. Sometimes thinking is more important. And then there are the times when it gets "meta." Thinking into the thinking will be necessary. Observe the thoughts. Open them for inquiry.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You've strong feelings about something others don't seem fazed by. It doesn't mean that your feelings are incorrect or that no one would share them. You're in one situation with a few people. Get a larger sample.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Some of the best speakers in the world had terrible nervousness about it, including Mark Twain, Winston Churchill and even Abraham Lincoln. So you're in good company when the nerves hit and you go on and do it anyway.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Magicians, politicians, filmmakers and entertainers of all kinds learn to control the perspective of others, drawing attention to what they want others to experience. You'll be called on to do this to some extent today.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Read your surroundings with attention so you can capitalize on opportunities that others don't notice. However decent your plan may be, you also need that backup plan. It wouldn't hurt to reverse-engineer the situation, either.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It's nicer to have supportive people around you. It helps. Sometimes it makes all the difference. But when they're not around or they're not acting right, just remember that it's not their job to believe in you; it's yours.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Someone disappointed you, but instead of condemning the person, you tried to understand the situation, and that got you over your disappointment. The maturity you gained back there will help you with today's situation.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You might detach from others slightly today, but it's not because you don't care. It's about giving others the room they need to handle what matters without getting in the way of the lesson.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Some say the people around you are a random matter, and others believe that fate has a hand in it and that you cross paths with people for a reason. Whichever way you believe, it will prove so very true today.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The way to learn anger management is to get angry and then manage it. If you don't often get angry, you have less practice. Though you can't always choose how to feel, sometimes you can. It's the crux of today's challenge.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Those who don't like confrontation may not understand the euphoria some get from being in the heat of the battle. They'll keep fighting for the sake of it, even after all has been technically resolved.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (March 4). This solar return gives you guts and glory. As you become increasingly independent of the good opinion of others, you're able to go places and experience things you wouldn't have considered before. Your sphere of influence expands, and resources open up to you. You'll give half away to those who need it more. Libra and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 1, 33, 28, 49 and 6.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: You can do things in dreams that you almost never get the chance to do in life -- for instance, fly, fight the bad creatures, get endlessly lost in strange towns while realizing that you also can't find your clothes. Many people are relieved to wake up and discover that the current adventure is only a dream. Some wish they could wake up from their waking lives in a similar fashion. The annual conjunction of the sun -- the planet that rules identity -- and Neptune, the sign of dreams, will bring a sort of awakening, or at the very least a much-needed perspective shift. Whether you need to see the bigger picture or the smaller one, Neptune helps you mentally fit into the required space for an enlightening point of view.
Mercury and Venus both get reborn in Aries this week. Aries is the sign of the ram, the firstborn child of the zodiac and the cosmic warrior. Mercury will energize our mundane lives with this shift, adding ambition to ordinary pursuits and a sprinkle of competition for good measure. Venus in Aries favors young love, meet-cutes and the kind of adversarial love one might find in the opening minutes of a romantic comedy.
Jupiter turns retrograde on Thursday, mixing up our notions of good luck and bad as though there were no difference.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Former Victoria's Secret angel Erin Heatherton bridged the career gap between model and actress with roles in the movie "Grown Ups 2" and the television series "The League." There's more to come for the Pisces born with three planets in ambitious, business-minded Capricorn. With Mars and Jupiter in the fiscally oriented Taurus, Heatherton has the natal chart of a mogul.
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