Horoscopes by Holiday

Is your vision getting clearer? Neptune, the planet of dreams and visions, has been retrograde for five months, adding a swirling fog of surrealism to the view out the window of our train car. It lifts with today's direct turn. Those struggling with decisions will now see things differently and may be made aware of previously undetected options.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Notice who you are with different people. Surrounding yourself with those who tend to bring out the best side of you is easier than using up your willpower on striving.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Some people are predisposed to have an opinion, even on matters that have nothing to do with them. Keeping your business on a need-to-know basis is best for everyone.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You'll be learning new material. It is natural for the mind to find shortcuts in the form of assumptions. Though, in the end, this will only limit your understanding. Go slow. Ask many questions.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Relationship tension is easily remedied. Instead of struggling, give in. Instead of determining who is right, agree to be the one who is wrong. Fallible people win today.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You are like an amplifier today because everything you touch becomes more than it was — or at least louder. Most appreciate how you enliven the environment and even the ones who don't secretly do.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Put your doubts aside and join up with others. A well-matched collaboration will yield solid results. A not-so-well matched collaboration will still be better than doing it yourself.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You may not understand what another person hopes to gain from a situation, but you can assume the best of intentions are at play. Also, give yourself a pat on the back for caring this much.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Coincidence indicates that a grand plan is coming together. Log in your requests now. If you don't know where to send them, address them to the universe and send them on the wind.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There are those who will attribute qualities to you that you may not possess. Gently educate the misguided by being who you are, only a little louder than you normally would have to.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You've been known to give tenderness, hugs and a sympathetic ear when that's what's called for. You've also been known to communicate assertively and directly, which is what you'll need to do today.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). If you feel like you have to explain and give supporting evidence to what you're saying, then you might be talking to the wrong person. Evaluate the situation from further back.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You're a complex being, receptive to all kinds of signals coming from a wide range of places. From time to time, processing it all makes you moody. Some of the moods you don't have to name. Just let them pass.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 28). What's coming up is completely new though easily overlooked if you think you've "been there done that." Challenge your assumptions. More options become available to you once you start to recognize the specialness of fresh opportunities. A string of successes kicks off in March. Reinvest in wins; fortunes grow. Libra and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 33, 12, 1 and 18.

COSMIC QUESTION: "You said in one of your columns that there is really no such thing as someone born on the cusp, that everyone is one sign or the other. Which am I? I was born on June 21, 1947, at four in the morning."

The sun enters each sign at a slightly different time each year, sometimes on a different day, which is why it's necessary for one to have his or her chart calculated personally by an astrologer or, more likely these days, an app. According to your date and time of birth (assuming that you were born in the U.S.), you are a Gemini sun-sign. If you were born approximately 8 hours later, you would have been a Cancer. Someone born on the boundary line between two signs is considered to be born on the "cusp." To a certain extent, these people seem to be influenced by both signs. Nevertheless, one must be one sun-sign or the other, not both. What a fund of information you are! You have an encyclopedic grasp of many subjects, being a wonderful source of problem-solving ideas. Special luck comes your way in romantic matters before the month is up.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: A new deal with Apple has Jon Stewart the Emmy-rich writer, producer and host of "The Daily Show," headed back to television. Stewart is a Sagittarius with natal moon and Mercury in the sophisticated sign of Sagittarius, too. He's interviewed presidents and royals and always with great wit, charm and a gleam in his eye, making the seriousness of politics a more palatable package for all.

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