Music isn’t just sound; it’s an organization of sound and silence. If you were to separate and total the two, the amount of silence might be greater than the amount of sound, but of course silence has no distinguishing characteristics, so there’s that. With the current sun-Mars conflict, power is knowing when to speak up and when to zip it.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You know better than to force your own thinking. It just doesn’t work like that. Your mind will solve problems while you’re busy doing something else. Amazing!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Water under the bridge can still flood the bridge. It will take more effort to leave the past behind you. You could use a metaphorical hovercraft, hot air balloon or… well, you decide. Then dream yourself into it and rise above.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). This chapter in your life doesn’t have a title yet, and you shouldn’t worry about finding one for it right now. Let the narrative roll out. Let the relationships go undefined for a little while longer.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). A lot will depend on the company you keep. Meeting interesting people makes you feel like a people person. You will be rejuvenated by excellent conversation, smiles, hugs and laugher.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There are definitely perks that come with being hard on yourself. You achieve more. You surprise people, including you. You put out fabulous work. Everything within reason, right?
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). When people get what you’re saying without you having to say it in an obvious way, when people laugh at your jokes, when they understand your shorthand — this is love. No wonder it makes you so happy.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It will be significant to recall how you got here. There’s a part of this journey you’ll want to repeat, and there’s a part you’ll never want to repeat. Go back to the beginning. Do you remember how this started?
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’ll have to determine something a little difficult today: Is temptation to be resisted, or is it a signal to get what you really need? Are your cravings a gift from heaven or an enticement toward a lesser version of yourself?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Pain leaves scars, and happiness doesn’t. That’s why it’s harder to remember! But don’t let it slip away. Make the effort to capture something of it — a picture, a souvenir, a keepsake for your heart.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The team is the theme. There will be great satisfaction in providing what the other lacks and accepting the contribution you need. Together you’ll fix it.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). When you’re not represented by the stories around you, it can be an alienating feeling. But you’re not an outsider. This is where you belong. And there are more who think like you. This is why you must tell your story.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your appreciation will matter even if it doesn’t seem to. For instance, stopping to appreciate a high-flying bird will make a difference — maybe a mystical difference, but it still counts. Don’t assume that every score is added in this realm.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (March 24). Birthday wishes hold real magic, so don’t take the ritual of blowing out the candles lightly. You’ll enjoy giving loved ones as much time as possible, which will involve some travel. April and October bring pursuits that make your heart sing. A high level of focus and mastery will be required. Invest to acquire the skills. Libra and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 14, 44, 1, and 29.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: “You write about how Leos are so creative and entertaining. I must not be a true Leo, because I have absolutely no artistic talent that I know of. I’m still trying to find out what I’m really good at. I do like science. Do you have any suggestions?”
If you do not consider yourself to be a creative person, perhaps your definition of creativity is too limited. Being creative doesn’t mean you have to have a talent for drawing, painting or writing a song. Some of the most creative people aren’t in the arts at all. Consider how much imagination and original thought it has taken to put people in outer space or to connect the entire globe with an internet. All invention, by definition, takes creativity. Instead of wondering about what your talents might be, give yourself permission to try different things out to see how you like them. With most talents, the deep desire to be good at something is more important than your initial aptitude for a task. Follow your interests. They are your biggest clues as to where your talents lie. Also, note what you’re not interested in so you won’t waste your time there.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Sheldon Cooper of “The Big Bang Theory” is the quintessential clueless genius — a socially challenged, brilliant physicist. In contrast, Jim Parsons has hefty social and emotional endowments, which he applied to understanding and creating an iconic character. Parsons is a high-watt Aries with Venus in artistic Pisces. Look for him in the upcoming film “A Kid Like Jake.”
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