Mercury Retrograde Winding Down

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Usually when people are demanding, it's because they are afraid that the world outside their control is a hostile place. What if we are to assume instead that what's outside of our control is a heavenly oasis? In these final days of the Mercury retrograde, give your request and wait patiently, with an open and flexible mind, for a response.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). There's something you've told yourself a lot lately. You know it's just a story, but it's your story, and it seems to be holding your sense of self in place, although honestly, you'll be fine either way.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The artist can turn any act into an act of art. The warrior can turn any act into an act of war... and it follows for the teacher, the lover, the provider. Who are you being?

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Material values are problematic because they can never be satisfied in any lasting way. New things wear out, and what's hip and cool becomes old and dated, whereas values of the heart do not age.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). In lunging for the brass ring, you risk a fall. You could avoid a tumble by avoiding the ring, but that would be off-brand for you. Anyway, your odds are better than usual today. Take the chance.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). When you were younger, you crossed lines and felt the sting as the universe put you back in place. Because of this, you now display a self-generated restraint and grace that will win you all kinds of favor.


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). While some are motivated by a reward that is just out of reach, you're in no mood to waste time chasing a thing that ultimately doesn't make you happy. Get a taste of what you're in for so you can decide upfront if it's worthwhile.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The time you spend fine-tuning your image will be worthwhile, not because these details make a tremendous difference in the eyes of others but because you'll learn about yourself in the process.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The ancients built temples that still endure: grand offerings to vast and higher powers. Lofty purposes are more visible and ever-present reminders of their own maintenance needs.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The best things in life are not free; they are very much earned and bartered through investments of duty, loyalty, passion, respect or other emotional currencies such as what you'll be wielding today.


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