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Lighten your load, Pisces

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The last sliver of the waning moon has disappeare­d into the glare of the sun. This is the dark of the moon phase when it returns to the sun with everything it has collected over the past 29 days. The gap between the present and the future is shrinking. IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: On certain days, toast slips through your fingers and lands butter side down. Other times, you merely think about toast and someone offers you a couple of slices. Reach out for what you want this year. It will land safely on your plate. Happy birthday to Nicolas Cage, 44. ARIES (March 21 – April 20) Sometimes, we need structure. It’s crucial, defining stuff. It helps us build from a solid foundation. Lately, you’ve had not enough of the right sort. There’s no need to go to extremes, this week, but you will find you get just enough. TAURUS (April 21 – May 20) You should have no difficulty enjoying yourself and attaining all that needs to be attained, as long, that is, as you stand back from a sudden surprise, long enough to see that there’s nothing too daunting about what lies behind it. GEMINI (May 21 – June 21) There is more than one route leading to the destinatio­n you seek. It is vital to entertain all alternativ­es, so don’t keep a potentiall­y better solution at bay by being overly dismissive. You’re in for a bit of a surprise. CANCER (June 22 – July 22) It’s easy to get distracted when you’re as busy as you are with so many emotional issues. Your eye, however, will return to the ball that you should have been watching. This week, you will get certain important matters back on course. LEO (July 23 – Aug. 22) The chaos and pressure that you’re confronted with is coming together to offer you a big choice. A direction that you once thought you would never take is beginning to look most welcoming. Say farewell to a certain source of stress. VIRGO (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) You can be as offended as you wish by someone’s words, but there is no need. No offence was intended. It’s simply a case of badly chosen words causing a misunderst­anding. No extreme retributio­n is necessary. LIBRA (Sept. 23 – Oct. 23) Not only do you have more strings to your bow than most, you are always adding more. Success, this week, requires you to learn a new trick. Self-assurance is essential. SCORPIO (Oct. 24 – Nov. 22) Communicat­ion has been suffering in a certain relationsh­ip. The fact it’s now coming to a head may cause concern, but ultimately this pressure is good. The tension will bring arapproche­ment through dialogue. SAGITTARIU­S (Nov. 23 – Dec. 21) Knowledge not only conquers fear, it brings real power. Regardless of what is happening in your world, you are close to a priceless understand­ing of a fundamenta­l matter. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 – Jan. 20) Saturn’s harsh angle to Venus may explain a contentiou­s situation that you seem to be caught up in. Arguing will be a waste of time. Acquiescen­ce won’t help, either. But wit and ingenuity are indispensa­ble. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 – Feb. 19) Care must be taken in how we wield the double-edged sword of truth. Some use it as a weapon to restrain recalcitra­nt individual­s. But for you now, it is best used as a means of illuminati­on. PISCES (Feb. 20 – March 20) It’s time to lose a little weight. We’re talking about lightening up the emotional load. You’ll shine with an irresistib­le glow as you manage to get rid of an old misunderst­anding. Read Phil Booth at thestar.com/horoscope or at boothstars.com.

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Nicolas Cage turns 44 today.

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