Mercury in Gemini
Leave your assumptions at home. Not everyone got the memo, and out of the number who did get it, half never read said memo because it is practically guaranteed to be long, complicated and boring. In these final days of Mercury in Gemini, brevity is the soul of wit, and one-on-one communication is the best way to get the message across.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). A ring, the flame on a candle wick, a folded stash of cash... small things mean so much today that it's almost like objects expand in importance in inverse proportion to their actual size.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Not everything has to be about something. It's enough to just be. There is peace in the moments you forget about what things mean and just accept what they are.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Finishing what you start will be a matter of personal pride. You'll derive a great deal of self-esteem from just knowing that you did what you said you would do.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Trying to get someone interested usually has the opposite effect. Don't try. Do you, and see who comes knocking. Ultimately, you'll be delighted by your options.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your navigation system has updated many times. You've used your parents, friends and employers as guides. You've used your phone, the media and more. Through it all, intuition is your most enduring compass.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). In math, there is only one right answer. In love, there are dozens or even hundreds of right answers, and the more deeply in love you are, the more you'll be willing to try.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You have a healthy respect for the natural order of things and appreciate stages from birth to blossom, thriving and even decay. Your appreciation of beauty will lead to an encounter.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). A smile, a call from out of the blue, a home-cooked meal... these are the gestures that mean so much. You'll pay forward the warmth that has been given to you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You need something new to do today. Novelty is a necessity, and without it you're apt to feel lethargic. New people are the best for this. Second best are new activities. In a pinch, media fills the void.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). This endeavor you're participating in is actually much more intricate and elaborate than you would have guessed. Take yourself out of the game a minute and you'll see it for the first time.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You're active, multifaceted and eager to connect with people who can keep up with you. When this happens, you know it immediately and get swept up in the fascinating conversation that ensues.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Friendships get into ruts just like every other kind of relationship -- that is unless you make the effort to keep things interesting. You'll sprinkle some excitement into the mix.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 26). The next three weeks bring a reassessment and realignment of your values, which helps you to build yourself in the direction of your dreams. Your relationships go deeper as you share bonding experiences with loved ones. New people come into your life in September, further opening your horizons. Aquarius and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 30, 12, 22 and 17.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "I dream of dragonflies. What does that mean? Is the dragonfly my animal? I am a Cancer, so I would have assumed it was the crab."
If your animal is a dragonfly, you are aligned with a truly amazing creature that is, in many ways, a water being like yourself, for the dragonfly lives most of its life in the water. Sometimes it's years before they emerge on land, and if they're very lucky, they take to the air for a few months. The dragonflies you see represent the heartiest of their kind, as many are eaten by fish and birds in their egg or nymph form, and even the ones who live to climb from the water and shed their aquatic form for wings are incredibly vulnerable in the first hours of that transformation, as they wait to get dry enough to fly away.
So when you see a dragonfly, you are seeing a changeling, a master of transformation and a survivor of a species that is older than the dinosaurs. Scientists study dragonflies for their incredible powers of both flight and sight.
I suspect you have already been many people in your lifetime and you once again find yourself in a stage of becoming. Let your dreams of the amazing dragonfly be a sign to you that your most liberating and fulfilling incarnation is still to come.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: On the expensive heels of her celebrated portrayal of Princess Margaret in "The Crown," Gemini Helena Bonham Carter will voice the character Little Twink in the upcoming animation about adventuring twins, "The Land of Sometimes." Bonham Carter is a bright, intellectual air sign, born when the moon was in Leo, the sign of creativity, children and entertainment.
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