Gemini Sun Day 1

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The dinosaurs that roamed the Mesozoic period ranged in form from rabbit-sized to six-story-building-sized. Such is the case with the monsters of our minds today: some small, some huge, all ancient history. The sun pushes forward into the first air sign, and fear takes flight like a velociraptor evolving into a sparrow.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You are willing to feel an unpleasant thing if it's what's necessary to obtain a benefit far more important. This doesn't make you a martyr; it makes you an adult.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The difference between a competent performance and a struggle is often the attitude one launches from. Believe you'll succeed. If you can't believe, pretend to believe until one day you do.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There is always a chance of thinking more clearly and perceiving things differently, because the human brain is capable of rewiring itself. Adaptation is the natural tendency. Let this work for you.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You can't really solve an emotional problem with logic. It's the wrong tool, and no matter how many ways you turn it, it just won't work. Feelings need to be felt, worked through, experienced. There's no shortcut.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). However massive a project or problem may be, it's doable when you break it down into small enough steps. Repeat the action until it is easy for you, and then build on that.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). While it's nice to get the feedback you desire, you won't get it every time. No one does. You don't need approval when you already approve of yourself.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Often what we think will be the solution to the problem is only a different side of the problem. Hint: The root of the problem, by definition, is the part that no one sees. It's in the ground, the psyche, the heart.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You might feel a little uneasy about a new course of action, but that only means you're the brave sort who is always moving forward. You'll get more confident in your skills every time you use them.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Do what you can to set yourself up for inevitable success. If you don't know what that is, it's usually something so small that the only reason you don't do it is you think it's not enough. Untrue! Momentum builds.


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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