CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Set goals of learning instead of performance. By learning, you will automatically become a more competent performer, whereas to perform well without learning produces a success that may be difficult to duplicate.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You deserve the same quality of attention you give others. When that boomerang doesn't come back, consider throwing it somewhere it won't get hung up in a tree.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Think about the thing just long enough to feel that you can act in good faith. If you keep thinking about it past a certain point, the options open up overwhelmingly, causing indecision and paralysis.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 31). You know yourself. You're confident and disinclined to work too hard to please the powers that be, because you don't have to! You'll naturally give people something good to like, and they will be predisposed to generously support your ideas and efforts. Your eye is primed for beauty, and you'll create and attract so much of it. Aries and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 33, 1, 18 and 40.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: In medieval times, it was considered idyllic to uphold the values of solemnity, decorum and religious devotion for most of the year until the stretch of days known as the festum fatuorum, or the Feast of Fools, in which all bets were off and hedonism prevailed. The festival was sanctioned by the church, as it was considered the necessary release that made orderliness possible for the rest of the year.
As the Gemini sun merges for an annual conjunction with Venus, just days before the Sagittarian full moon, expect a feeling of reckless abandon to take hold. Venus rules our fascinations and temptations. Gemini is the sign of trends and timeliness, of communicating in the vernacular of the moment. As this cosmic conjunction butts up against the strawberry moon, the implications are juicy sweet. Attractions will be supercharged. The Sagittarius full moon is wild, adventurous and fearless and packs an insatiable curiosity, a craving for strange experiences, a longing for all things foreign, novel and even taboo. Whether, like the Feast of Fools, this is enough excitement to keep souls in line for the rest of the year will remain to be seen.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Brooke Shields has enjoyed the lighter side of entertainment lately with starring roles in comedies like Jane the Virgin and "Las Pildoras De Mi Novio" (or "My Boyfriend's Meds.") The Gemini superstar, who's been a show business pro since infancy, is a Princeton graduate with the natal chart of a bright intellectual -- sun, moon, Venus and Jupiter all in the sign of quickwitted twins.
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