ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19): You’re not out to change the world today; you just want to find a better way to live within it. Mostly this has to do with learning what’s there and asking others how they’re doing it.
TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20): You don’t always want attention or people around you. But when you do feel like company, you’re more attractive when you’re happy. So how are you going to get happy? GEMINI (May 21-Jun 21): Just because one person is serving another doesn’t mean the person is any less valued than the other. In fact, it takes a big heart and a solidly developed sense of self to serve others well.
CANCER (Jun 22-Jul 22): Chemistry, mutual admiration and shared humour are among the many things that contribute to the longevity and health of a relationship. However, nothing contributes more today than forgiveness.
LEO (Jul 23-Aug 22): You don’t always get credit for what you do. Maybe that’s good today. If you have too much praise heaped on you, you’ll attract jealousy and high expectations for next time – two pressures you don’t need. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22): It’s impolite to express boredom, and over time this has caused you to be oblivious to the symptoms. Wake up to boredom now. Boredom is a sign that you’re not in the right place. It’s a sign to move on. LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 23): The playfulness that’s cute in animals (including humans) is also necessary; it gets the creature ready for life. Playing is often a simulation, a chance to hone some skills to prepare for the challenges to come. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 21): Whether something is offensive or not depends on many factors including (but not limited to) context, zeitgeist, social mores and, most importantly, who is the messenger. Know what story is yours and not yours to tell. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): Going with the flow isn’t appropriate in every situation. As your own advocate, speak up today about what you need and what you don’t understand. Get the knowledge and resources you’re due. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): There’s a significant future event that seems to be reaching back through time to poke you. This poke is a signal to heed. The event may seem far off, but if you wait until it’s not, it will be too late. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): You don’t have to overthink your part in the timing of things. To be prompt will be enough. Promptitude will keep you within the boundary of good manners, fine reputation, service and bountiful fortunes. PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20): Among your many rights is the right to be left alone. This you desire out of a sincere need for the peace and solitude that will engender a reconnection with the things that make you who you are.
Across: 2. Magic 5. Lift 7. Snap 8. Impudent 9. Redolent
11. Ha-ha 12. Perfect number 15. Haar 17. Numerous
19. Cheerful 21. Vary 22. Edit 23. Renew
Down: 1. Concede 2. Mop 3. Guise 4. Capstan 5. Lid
6. Finch 10. Offer 11. Homer 13. Conifer 14. Equerry
16. Ached 18. Melon 20. Eat 21. Vow
Across: 1. Hump 3. Lopsided 9. Rattled 10. Loses
11. Post meridiem 14. Pun 16. Ovals 17. Dam
18. Breakthrough 21. Trait 22. Decodes 23. Heavyset 24. Irks Down: 1. Hornpipe 2. Myths 4. Odd 5. Self-destruct
6. Descend 7. Dose 8. Flamboyantly 12. Roast
13. Emphasis 15. Nirvana 19. Under 20. Itch 22. Dye