Countdown to a Retrograde

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From magical moonbows to ancient pyramids to wild penguins, there are things that are best, if not exclusively, experienced in certain parts of the world. You have to go to know. In the imminency of a Sagittarian new moon, and in the final hours of Mercury direct, send those travel wishes into the ripe potential of a dark sky.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You will be so busy taking care of business, you won't rest until the main work is finished. The activity gives you a welcome break from mental states like self-consciousness, nervousness, fear or overthinking.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your attractive energy brings in new people seeking the warmth and fun of your presence. Loved ones won't mind sharing your attention, as long as it doesn't leave them for long.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Even when the task is technically finished, there's a sense of incompletion. Consider that the resolution may not be in the work at hand or may come to you much later. Can you get comfortable with the tension?

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You're at the helm of a group mission and the role couldn't be cast any better. You'll get everyone on the same page. You'll hold up the vision and keep it in everyone's mind, a constant reminder of what you can do together and why.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Try to remember your dreams. They will be stuffed with information about how you're really feeling about all that's happening, and there will be tips, tricks and clues in there, too, provided by your subconscious.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Because you do a thing well, you assume everyone does. It's just not true. Appreciate your uniqueness. Fire signs (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius) give you a better sense of how exceptional your abilities are.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You'll be working in a group, which will have its moments -- moments that click, moments that clash and moments that drag, too. Hang in there because, ultimately, progress will come from tenacity.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There's fresh interest in what you're doing. You embody your strengths, so there's no reason to talk up anything you're working on. What you don't say will speak volumes.


SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You will have an easier time if you go in with fewer expectations. Wonderful things will happen, but you don't know which wonderful things they will be. By clearing your expectations, you make your energy right for observation and quick action.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You'll come to a sticking point in a relationship. The issue must be worked out before you can go forward. There's value in silliness and nonsense because it doesn't try. Levity makes room for wisdom to drop in.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Communication is to relationships as water is to plants -- some need a lot, some a little. For best results, first figure out if you're dealing with a cactus or a sugarcane.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You'll be involved in various forms of collecting, capturing bits of life in notes and feelings, pictures and conversational sound bites. The subject is equally important to its framing, which determines value, aesthetically and otherwise.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (DECEMBER 11). A contrast of excitements is in store; formalities that thrill juxtaposed with joyful, if unbridled experiences. And because you're a self-starter who doesn't depend on others for your well-being, your relationships are infused with fun and freedom. More highlights: a windfall and the sweetness of a loyal companion. Also, your chosen charity will help along a miracle. Aries and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 12, 4, 40, 7 and 42.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: An Academy Award nominee at age 14, Hailee Steinfeld continues to soar ever-upward in music, film and a number of social media followers to rival a small country. Whether dancing through the Spider-Verse or singing about "SunKissing" in a recent pop release, it's high energy all the way for this fire sign Sagittarius born when the moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Neptune were all in ambitious Capricorn.

Holiday Mathis' debut novel, "How To Fail Epically in Hollywood," is out now! This fast-paced romp about achieving Hollywood stardom is available as a paperback and e-book. Visit http://www.creatorspublishing.com for more information. Write Holiday Mathis at HolidayMathis.com.

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