A warning from Mercury, entering a willful zone: Desire limits the scope of what can be found. Once seized by desire, all we can see is that which we burn for. Though much more is present, our gaze sticks to surfaces illuminated by the stuff of our wanting. In other words, we see with the greatest clarity those scenes we need nothing from.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 3). Permission to dream outrageously! The answer to a pressurized situation is to apply more pressure. Set unrealistic goals. Impossible aims free you to think of the most creative means of getting there. That success is entirely unlikely will not stop your endeavor from yielding results nothing short of magical and astounding. Virgo and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 18, 14, 3 and 7.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’re bold, blunt and get away with it because you’re also benevolent. (Never mind being totally in the right — which is something to keep to yourself, as it never goes down easy.)
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It is possible to go through days without feeling completely awake. Today, when your brain enlivens and the ideas drop in, it’s a gentle high — like the plants must feel when the rains begin — perked up, more than alive.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The solution comes from seeing the problem in different ways. One new idea is a start — proof of the magic difference perspective can make. Don’t stop there. At 25 alternatives, you’ve only begun to scratch the surface.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll be drawn to people who do something outside of what you would usually encounter. They inspire (encourage or flat force you!) out of your comfort zone.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Worse than doing a boring thing repeatedly is thinking a boring thing repeatedly — if only because it happens faster and the number of repetitions expands exponentially. Quick! Introduce exciting thoughts before the zombies win!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Consider that a person’s choice of company has everything to do with what feels familiar and comfortable. Of course, “familiar” and “comfortable” doesn’t always equal “healthy,” it might equal “irritating” or “diminishing.”
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Adults see the structures and rules of orderly society; toddlers see playgrounds of possibility; e.g., perfectly painted walls are blank canvases waiting for a crayon mural. You’ll benefit from moments of toddler mentality.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). One change, of even the smallest detail, affects everything else. You’d be surprised at how a day of eating everything with a butter knife or making only right turns can wholly alter your destiny.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Smugness will be a huge turnoff. Those who act like they’ve got everything “on lock” are likely missing the sort of complexities and nuances that interest you the most. You’ll take curiosity over confidence every time.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Maybe every muscle in your body has gotten some degree of usage in this lifetime. But has every cell of your brain been activated? Not even Leonardo da Vinci could claim that! New areas of your mind will tingle today.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Whatever it is today, take your sweet time. Go at the pace that allows you to absorb and experience. Let the others speed ahead or lag behind. It doesn’t matter. Your life = your clock.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). True confidence isn’t an empowered and puffed-up state. It’s actually more of a nonstate. It’s a surrender to the task at hand. The reactions of others become irrelevant because all focus is entwined in the movement of the dance.
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