Gemini Sun Day 1

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Have you ever packed your bags, arrived at your destination and wished you'd packed more ? Likely no. In the same way that packing less makes for a lighter journey, saying less makes for lighter emotions.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Self-esteem is irrelevant to your success today. Once you get into action, you won't even be listening to your own opinions of yourself, so they don't matter. Action is what matters.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). When you're doing what you're good at, you do without much doubt. Stretch into the some-doubt zone. You can take it. Doubt is uncomfortable, but it's a necessary part of growth.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 20). You'll decide what you want and go after it daily; like the river that cuts through rock, this is not about power but persistence. You'll have several fascinating partners for your various projects. There's someone you'll provide with care. These efforts favorably shape your character and your fortunes. A whim begins an adventure. Aries and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 25, 14, 33, 12 and 6.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "I am an atheist. Do you think astrology is a religion? Is Magick a religion? Is paganism a religion? These groups seem more like part of the pop culture."


Scholars of religion characterize paganism as a religious movement that may include several other categories such as Wicca, neopaganism and certain occult practices related to Magick. Historically, astrology has been enmeshed with religious practice, but in its modern form, it is not a religion so much as a collection of beliefs, discoveries and mythologies that formed alongside astronomy until the 17th century and the Age of Reason, when they became two separate disciplines.

Your question brings up an interesting point. It is often difficult to tell the difference between a culture and a religion because they can involve similar behaviors, practices, rules, dress, rituals, language and more. The main difference between culture and religion is not in the "how" but the "why." At the heart of religion is a belief that certain behaviors are pleasing or displeasing to a deity, while a community engages in behaviors for the purpose of furthering the interests of the group.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: The sun moves into a new zodiac sign at a slightly different time each year. Some babies born today will be Taurus babies. Those born a little later in in the day will be Gemini. Cher is born under Taurus, the sign that rules the vocal cords, though the superstar has Gemini energy running through her natal chart. She's scheduled to play a Vegas show in July and August.

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