A good life is not the same as a comfortable life. Furthermore, those who think they should be happy and comfortable all of the time are generally the hardest to make happy or comfortable. The Gemini moon favors those who don't make a big deal over trivial discomforts, because they value right living over comfortable living.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Acknowledge the good you are doing, which will be substantial, even as it is very small. You cannot predict the ultimate result of a ripple which may very well be immeasurable.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You wouldn't normally point out the ways you make another person's life easier; however, note it to yourself. Later, you will want to ask for something, and it will give you a confident footing to remember the good you've done.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). People going out of their way to work with you or be with you is about the biggest compliment you could receive. Even so, it could take extra effort and attention, perhaps more than you feel you have.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You appreciate and are inspired by the interesting ways people around you have changed through their commitments. You'll double-down on one of your goals as you see how this will keep you growing as a person.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Some jobs come complete with performance metrics that you can measure yourself next to, but most of the jobs and roles require you to come up with your own bars to hit. You'll decide what matters and check yourself today.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). What you do for duty is impressive, but what you do out of curiosity, love, challenge, integrity, hustle or sheer initiative is the stuff that makes you unique and interesting.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You're a valued contributor and an asset to the group. That's why you'll be invited to the table so to speak. Accept the honor with gratitude but not so much gratitude that it seems like you're not sure you belong there.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Before, you felt like you were steadily accomplishing what needed doing. Now, because you got used to hitting a certain level, you may have gotten desensitized to your own evidence of progress.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Limitations spark untold creativity. So, don't be afraid to take on a strange challenge or a project with a difficult deadline or an impossible co-worker. Such things will bring out your best.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). In order to finish a thing, you have to first know where you're starting. With goals that are too big, or without mentors or examples, this is a problem.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The essence of strength is knowing what to give your soft heart of care to, and staying solid and upright about anything not in that category. Because those who care too much about everything are, essentially, weak.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Keep track of your success, if only privately. It reminds you that you have been effective and will be again. It breeds confidence. And it gets you ready to make a case for yourself when the opportunity comes up.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 12). You'll get a tremendously satisfying start to this solar return. As you do what you most enjoy, you will be paid well and in many forms. You'll get to the bottom of a mystery and then launch right into a new one. You are so adept at figuring things out that your talents will be enlisted. There's healing in October. Libra and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 4, 39, 1 and 3.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "Holiday, how do you decide the lucky numbers for the birthday date? I have been interested in numbers for the past eight years and have found a very strong presence with them in the past three years. I noticed on my birthday that the lucky numbers were scarily accurate for my personal life. I'm so intrigued by numbers, and it's really hard to find others with whom to communicate this fascination. I've been trying to put all the pieces together to gain clarity and perhaps see what the numbers are trying to communicate to me. Where do you recommend I start to unravel this beckoning mystery?"
I intuit the numbers for the birthday. I recommend that you unravel the mystery where it is born, inside of your intuition. To effectively interpret omens, the biggest obstacle to get past is the one that tells you that other people know more about what it means than you do. We are born with intuition. Young children have quite a lot of it. It slowly goes away the more we adopt society's way of seeing things instead of trusting the mysterious deep that lives inside us. More on this tomorrow.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Academy Award winner Casey Affleck stars in the upcoming thriller "Every Breath You Take." Affleck was born under an entertaining Leo sun with Libra being the next most prevalent energy in his natal chart. Libra is the sign of art, aesthetics and artistic vision. The other strong current here is Virgo, which holds Mercury and Venus for Affleck, indicating a perfectionist streak and intense work ethic.
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