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Under the Cancer moon, consider your own presence — the bubble of energy around you that you carry everywhere you go. People feel and experience this. If your presence were a home, what kind would it be? A playfully stylish city apartment? Ultra-modern with stark, clean structured lines? A warm and kooky cottage?

ARIES (March 21-April 19). To grasp the obvious is not the mark of a dull mind — quite the opposite, in fact! It can be surprisingly difficult to get a grip on ubiquitous things. You're accepting something without question that really ought to be questioned now.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). What matters is action. When making requests today, don't cloud the picture with a lot of background information and interesting but nonactionable items. Figure out the next action then command it.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Humans have three brains in one: the reptile brain for survival, the limbic brain for feeling and the intellectual brain for reason. Today reason will be outnumbered by the other two, which are in cahoots over a shared desire.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Open-ended questions will work wonders to get to the bottom of a mystery, solve a problem or just get to know the situation a whole lot better. Try this opener: "Tell me about..."

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Maybe you're in your own little world today, but you're there by choice. This is the place where you can see possibilities that others don't and live in the land of what may be instead of in the land of what is.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It's not your concern for others that improves the world; it's what you do about it. From the care you give to your nearest and dearest to the more general efforts of goodwill, your positive impact will ripple outward.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You will read between the lines, as well as above and below them, and your comprehension is off the charts. But what will you do with this knowledge? Maybe nothing for a while. Let it settle in. This is wise.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You know who suggests that people are the sole architects of their own luck? Lucky people. Anyway, there's little time to speculate on fortune's role, as your journey currently requires extreme focus and effort.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Make no assumptions. You never really know how another person lives until you are living as another person. Also, those who claim normalcy may have a definition of "normal" that's very different from yours.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). A minor reworking of the way you tell your story or express yourself in general will be the difference between getting people on your team and going it alone.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There are certain items — such as shoes, for instance — that are both functional and symbolic to you. A new pair of shoes makes you feel like you're really going somewhere good.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It's not fair to say that the world is hostile, friendly or even indifferent. There are so many different kinds of environments in the world. You'll benefit from exploring the tone of new places. Go in with an open mind.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 27). You do and say your truth this year and grow in power because of this. August features the excitement of new business and big money. Note that loved ones don't have to be your whole life in order to make your life whole. September sets a new boundary and starts a trend toward deeper fulfillment. Aquarius and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 14, 4, 44, 9 and 20.

MERCURY AND JUPITER COSMIC WARNING: The big daddy of our solar system dwarfs the other planets (Earth could fit inside Jupiter 1,000 times). And yet for all his girth, he's still incredibly fast. A day on Jupiter is under 10 hours of Earth time. So his reputation for gestures both swift and grand and the deluxe life in the fast lane is perfectly aligned with his larger-than-life qualities.

As Mercury and Jupiter angle to the tune of a quincunx (150 degrees), the realm of communication will be influenced by the symbolic largeness and reach of the gassy giant. Here are three communication tips to keep in mind during this precarious time:

1. Clicking "Send" takes a fraction of a second, but the consequences can be lasting.

2. Even though the Gemini sun paves the path for reaching out, the quality of our connections is not determined by the smoothness of the path but by the grace with which we move along it.

3. The wise person resists the temptation to communicate en masse and instantaneously, preferring to take a moment to make sure that the message is valuable, thoughtful and from the heart.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: In addition to being an actor, singer and Golden Globe winner, Chris Colfer is a writer of movies and novels. This brilliant Gemini "Glee" star was born under a reflective, soulful Cancer moon and his natal Venus is in feisty Aries. His Mars' station in Pisces indicates an almost psychic sense when it comes to work. That he has three planets in Capricorn suggests serious business savvy and career longevity.

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