Holiday Mathis

Relationships may get tense as we interact under the square of Mercury and Jupiter. Keep in mind that while our relationships might be well balanced, they are rarely equally balanced. Someone always gives more. Also, different assets and contributions have different weights. It won’t work out on paper, so figure it out by feel.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 12). You have deep respect for the trailblazers who made it possible for you to do what you do and focus where you wish. Putting this admiration into words and gestures will be part of your success key this year. Your stellar attitude and willingness to learn will lead to promotion, travel and exciting relationships. Sagittarius and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 40, 8, 19 and 47.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). To get where you want to go within an organization, you’ll need the gatekeepers of various departments to open up their doors to you. Strategize. Start by mapping out the levels and working parts of the social structure.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll have success with today’s venture. That’s not the hard part. The hard part is staying modest in those moments when it’s all going your way. The answer is to take it in, celebrate, but do so privately.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The difference between you and the others is that you’re not playing. You’ll do as you say immediately, and then the others will snap to, realizing the stiff competition they have in you.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You can get clarity in your life by clearing things out of it. Thoughts, behaviors, physical items... it all counts. Start with what’s easy for you and the purge will cleanse every part of your life. It’s all somehow linked together.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). People of all ages need to feel powerful, an instinct we share with other animals. So it’s hard to blame the one who’s not so secretly thrilled to be in charge. It usually wears off when the realities of leadership set in.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Ideally, you’ll be in relationships with people as big-hearted as you are. When this isn’t the case, look for the other gifts — for instance, an analytical mind, or a comfortable dependability. They count, too.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Everyone shows appreciation differently, which is something to consider before you decide that a certain person isn’t showing it at all. If that really does turn out to be the case, perhaps your efforts are better placed elsewhere.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It’s impossible to accept people for who they really are if you don’t know who they really are. When it comes to learning people, the learning curve is so steep that the get-to-know-you process is never really complete.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The ability to project an outcome can work for or against us, depending on how much fear we mix into the exercise. Stay stoic and scientific and you’ll prepare yourself instead of scare yourself.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). One thing stopping you from becoming a top performer is your fear that once you excel, you’ll be expected to do so repeatedly. It’s a valid concern, but don’t worry. Once you excel, you’ll want to do it repeatedly.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You weren’t the one who burdened yourself. You were just nice (or innocent) enough to stand still while the responsibility was heaped on your back. Now is your chance to shake it off.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The amount of natural talent you need to succeed at the enterprise you have your eye on is surprisingly little. You have a hundred times more than you need. Now the question is, how many hours are you willing to put in?

Holiday Mathis is the author of “Rock Your Stars.” To write to her, please go to www.creators.com and click on “Write the Author” on the Holiday Mathis page, or send her a postcard in the mail. To find out more about Holiday Mathis and read her past columns, visit the CreatorsSyndicate Web page at www.creators.com.


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