Mars and Pluto Mad-Dogging
There are many kinds of trivialities. There's the dancing, shimmering sort that catches the light like sequins on the costume of life. Then there's the mean, barbed sort that looks important then ensnarls all who reach into it -- and there's nothing to find there! As Mars and Pluto mad dog now, be a little skeptical. Figure out what you're dealing with.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You're being asked for your input because what you say has been known to change how people look at things, or because you've been right and/or helpful in the past. Share freely.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You're comfortable with being different from the others, and you absolutely should be. These differences will be a gift that makes the group stronger.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There are many levels to getting to know a subject. It can be argued that one doesn't come to a full understanding until having taught the thing a few times. You'll go deep today.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Even though most of you was formed through means beyond your control, you are still, at least partially, your own creator. Feel free to take artistic license with your own persona.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The time limitations you face are the best thing that could happen to your project. You'll get things done quickly and efficiently and produce twice as much as you would have if given double the time.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll have a choice between expensive leisure and investing in something that doesn't seem nearly as fun but will likely last for years to come, perhaps even become your legacy.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Congratulations are in order, and you will hear them so often that the biggest challenge will be not letting that go to your head. Whether or not you are successful in that, enjoy your moment to the fullest!
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Each relationship is its own continent in which the tectonic plates merge and part. Earthquakes are an inevitability. Don't be alarmed. Think of them as a shift in boundaries.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Indifference is boring. Indifference is not invested in what happens. You don't care what people think about you, but you very much care what happens next and are deeply invested in getting to a certain outcome.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). What you do will end up being much more interesting than the reason that brought you there in the first place. This is why this is a good day to accept invitations, regardless of the particulars.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Doing a really good job is the best decision you can make for any endeavor. Do whatever it takes to make your work stellar and to give people something to talk about and recommend.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The fun you face with another person will teach you something, but shared challenges teach you more. Until a relationship has weathered a storm, how do you know it's true nature?
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 13). Your head and heart wrap around unchanging truths. Certain events seem to occur out of time, indeed their timelessness is exactly why they matter. It will often play out practically by flowing great love to simple actions, dedicating yourself to the needs of others, and acting regardless of reward. Aries and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 49, 2, 5 and 16.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION REVERSAL: Yesterday, we heard from an Aquarius asking as to the intuition of numbers. She sparked my curiosity so much that I turned the question back on her, asking: "What is your favorite number? Would you intuit a series of numbers for me? When did this fascination start and can you express some of its nuances?"
Numbers have been a part of my conscious experience since I was in my teens. I always had a set of favorite numbers. Through my relationships, that group of numbers grew bigger. Some of the numbers associate with people that I feel play a huge role in my life. After I got divorced, I spent a lot of time alone. I had an evening when I sat down and wrote out all these numbers that resonated with me during that time period. Now, numbers flood in and correlate with each other. One example: My ex-husband's birthday is April 4. My current sweetheart told me his favorite number was 44. Once when we were in a separation point, he had put a sticker on his car with the number 44, and I saw him do it in my dream! (More on this in Saturday's column.)
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Among Alfred Hitchcock's abundant contributions to filmmaking was the word "McGuffin," meaning an object that everybody is searching for, like the Maltese falcon or the mysterious briefcase in "Pulp Fiction." The master of suspense was born under a sun and Venus in the sign of entertainment, accented by the moon and Jupiter in mysterious Scorpio.
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