Aries (March 21-April 19): You do charisma today like you were raised in charm school, with a dash of spice that lets them know you most certainly weren’t. It’s all working for you now, so enjoy!
Taurus (April 20-May 20): There are those around you who will be indignant in the face of the fallen, blaming them for their own folly. Does the blame really matter? To stretch out a hand to the one on the ground is among the finest instincts of humanity.
Gemini (May 21-June 21): When you want something but don’t take the action necessary to bring it into being, well ... you probably don’t want it very badly. Go back to that original desire. Touch it and test it. Poke it and prod it until it tells you about itself.
Cancer (June 22-July 22): The way you see it, there’s no such thing as good art or bad art. It either speaks to your soul and brings you pleasure or it doesn’t. In the case of the latter, just because it’s not for you doesn’t mean that it’s not for anyone.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): You’re ever aware of other people’s attention spans. This is practically inherent — a secret and rare sense for timing and a talent for making your message shorter and more interesting than was expected.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Today you’ll lump yourself in with the group, talk about “our” issues and explore what “we” can do as a team. It’s not a sales technique as far as you’re concerned; you really care about this thing that you’re all in together.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): It’s easy for you to find beauty in your surroundings these days. Others may not feel the same way — that is, until you point out what you see and help them experience it as you do.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): Sure, things need to evolve and grow. The direction life needs to take, though — that’s the question now. This afternoon’s hit of reality will knock out some of the less-than-constructive options on your mental list.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): If no one thinks it’s a problem, it’s not. But if you think it’s a problem, you’ll have to convince the others by demonstrating the significance of this potential harm before you can move forward with possible solutions.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): While some are threatened by success, you’ll be inspired by people out doing special things in the world — and even more so if they happen to be close friends of yours.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): While it feels good when a thoughtful person cares enough to show you that he or she is thinking of you, it feels crummy if you haven’t reciprocated in this kindness. The complications of friendship can be many.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): While external forces may be to blame for miserable circumstances, it does us no good to blame them, just like it doesn’t help us to credit external circumstances for our wondrous luck.
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