Horoscopes by Holiday
The ability to act in unpredictable ways sets man apart from the other animals whose set patterns can be learned. This is how man became the hunter instead of the hunted. Humans both fear and thrill to surprises. We'll be drawn to creating and experiencing them as the moon makes over half a dozen aspects through Cancer.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You're not interested in being a decent communicator or an adequate leader. You want to be great. That's why you'll work out the solutions before you point out the problem. What use is complaining if you can't make it better?
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The research suggests that for many people, talking about themselves can be more rewarding than food or money. Giving someone the opportunity to do this is thereby a very valuable gift.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). When you feel a little blue, you're apt to behave in ways to reinforce the mood. It's why having a reason to fake happiness — such as to interact with children, strangers or your boss — can be a passageway to real happiness.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You're trying to keep it classy. You behave as though your every moment were going to be broadcast to the people you most want to impress. It will help to remember who those people are and keep them in mind through your day.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You've a ritualistic approach to things about your life that don't really require such care. It's working for you. So don't skip steps, and don't change details or the order. Rituals give things meaning and make them interesting, and they have a habit-forming potential.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll be the most disciplined and mentally sharp within the first four hours after waking. Take advantage of this by getting the hard work done and over with. By lunch, you'll already be ahead of the game.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Sleep is a process based on phases. It doesn't work right if the phases are interrupted. In that case you have to go back to the beginning and start all over. Work is the same. Shield against interruptions, as there will be many today.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). No matter how hard you look, the workings of the heart can never be fully seen or understood. Anyway, some things are best approached with the cursory attention that keeps daily life moving along. Ruminate at a later date.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You'll be in a position to be rated, judged, critiqued or followed. Your audience will be skeptical, and you can win them over with your delivery of information you know to be true. They'll feel your integrity.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your original plan won't seem nearly as exciting once you realize that other people are out in the big, wide world having some fun. Review your priorities so that whatever you decide, you can do it consciously and feel good about it.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Whatever you get into today (work, relationships, projects) leave yourself an out. That's only smart. As things develop, so will your feelings, and right now you don't know how you'll feel about it next week.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Entitlement is a contagious disease. One person decides "I deserve this!" and the next gets the bug: "Well if he deserves it then maybe I deserve that and more." Choose your company carefully. Prize humility and modesty.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 18). Your commitments follow a natural course; they ripen and fall from the vine. This frees up your time. You'll get a thrill from learning. Each skill you acquire in 2018 will double your odds of being successful. To you this is about much more than money, but you'll love the extra cash anyway, and you'll buy something big in June. Libra and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 3, 24, 39 and 45.
WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: The right person makes you feel like you have more energy. The wrong person makes you feel like you have less. TAURUS: No one has it all together. Some just hide it better than others. GEMINI: Persuasion skills could play a big part in your weekend, although that should be a red flag. The best people for you won't need to be convinced. CANCER: Just remember that most people are irrational and will make decisions based on a feeling. LEO: The only way you can know how much potential a person or relationship has is to test it. VIRGO: Being willing to put yourself in situations that may embarrass you or test your ego, you'll grow in experience and charisma. LIBRA: Your decisiveness will be very attractive. Answer the tough questions and watch your stock rise. SCORPIO: If you don't want to do it, that's reason enough right there not to. SAGITTARIUS: Good relationships are messy and mistake-ridden. Bad relationships are, too. The only difference is one has a more substantial upside. CAPRICORN: Laughter is the sweet music of romance. AQUARIUS: Your psychological bravery is up, and you'll build special bonds because of this. PISCES: Your ideal love has character traits that you share and also traits that you aspire to possess.
COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: The moon and sun in Leo this weekend will culminate in the most notable astronomical event of recent years, Monday's totality tour of 2017. The double Leo aspect turns a strobe light on couples of this combo. Two Leos can be a lot of ego for one relationship. But this sign also rules the heart, entertainment and creativity. It's among the most dramatic and exciting fire sign pairings.
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