Aries (March 21-April 19): You are entitled to project your own sense of order on this beautiful chaos. Why accept other views as the way it’s supposed to be done? That’s their way, and this is yours. Taurus (April 20-May 20): Do you believe in psychic gunk? Because sometimes when you go out in the world, you actually feel like there’s a film of bad energy getting transferred to you. Look for tools to help you brush off the accumulated residue of karma. Gemini (May 21-June 21): To be thoughtful and kind is the most important goal. This one goal, in the front of your mind, will organize the rest of your thoughts. It will make the complications align into simple problems to be systematically solved. Cancer (June 22-July 22): When you’re in your fan mode, you are dazzled by what’s popular, selling and being supported and acclaimed. When you’re in competition mode, you know that these things only signal: “It’s on!” Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Are you feeling what’s outside you or what’s inside you? This can be confusing for one as empathetic as you are, and that goes double when there are people close to you feeling intense emotions. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You’ve come to consider synchronicity as more than something that happens to you on a regular basis; it’s an aspect of who you are. You’ll experience a most favorable coincidence today. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): Figure out what you need, and ask for it. Don’t wait on this one. You may find yourself lacking certain resources and this, if left unchecked, will take a physical and emotional toll. Get what you need. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): People will gather in tight circles to gab about what’s wrong. Seldom do they assemble in such a way to express what’s wonderful. Be the one to bring people together to celebrate all that’s going right. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Cook food. Walk the earth. Put your hands in dirt. Get grounded. Otherwise, this sense of lightness you’re experiencing can cause you to float up emotionally and disconnect from people who need your attention. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The focus will go to a relationship in its early stages. Whether the relationship is oriented toward business or pleasure, the heart connection is what will matter. It needs to feel right — forget what it looks like on paper. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Character development often happens through hardship, though it’s harder to be strong in good times. You’ll manage such a remarkable feat of grace. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): You connect to others, raising their spirits and your own in the process. If it’s all you accomplish today, count yourself among the most accomplished people there are.
To write to Holiday Mathis, visit www.creators.com/ author/holiday-mathis and click “Contact.” DEAR ABBY >> My daughter and son-in-law have only one vehicle that is running. He works out of town, so he drives it, which leaves my daughter home all day without transportation.
Earlier in the school year, they signed up my granddaughter for after-school sports and she has to practice every day. Since my daughter has no way to take her, they expect me to pick up my granddaughter and bring her home. This means I have to wait for her for about an hour after I get off work, which delays me an hour or more getting home.
After working all day, I’m tired. I just want to get home and get all the things done that I need to do, so I can rest and get ready for work again the next day. I’m not sure what I should do. I feel like I’m being taken advantage of. Any advice you can give will be greatly appreciated! — Tired and used
DEAR TIRED >> This shouldn’t be your responsibility. When your daughter and son-in-law signed up the child for sports, they should have thought it through. Rather than impose upon you, perhaps they should ask the parents of other children in the program if your granddaughter could ride along.
If that’s not feasible, consider this: You stated that your son-in-law drives the only running vehicle, which leads me to believe they have another one that’s broken down. Could you loan or give them money to put it in working condition? If so, you would be off the hook.
DEAR ABBY >> I’m the manager of a medium-sized apartment building with several older tenants. As these tenants get older, their needs become greater. When it’s time for the children and family to step in, not ALL do. Some think — and have actually told me — that giving the manager $20 at Christmas will ensure that Mom/Dad gets to the grocery store, bank and doctor, and the bills are paid all year.
Abby, this is not my family, and I do not feel obligated to take them to run their errands. Their children then tell me, “What am supposed to do? I don’t have time,” etc., and I reply that it’s their responsibility, not mine.
Is there a legal means to make them take care of their own? Threatening to have them charged with elder abuse doesn’t always work. — Not a day care or retirement
DEAR NOT A DAY CARE >> If you’re feeling charitable, make a list of various resources for seniors in your community and offer the information to the “children.” Further, neglecting a vulnerable, elderly parent is considered elder abuse, and if that’s what’s going on, you shouldn’t “threaten.” You should report it to your county adult protective services office.
DEAR ABBY >> I was engaged to a man for seven years. Two weeks after we celebrated our seventh anniversary, he decided he didn’t love me anymore. We parted a year ago, but he has been texting me, picking me up from work and taking me to lunch or dinner quite a lot lately. We spent one night together, but since then, he hasn’t contacted me. What should I do? — Trying to make sense of it in
DEAR TRYING >> Recognize that your former fiance has the sensitivity of a rock. Accept that a rewarding relationship with him is not in the cards, move on and stop looking back.
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