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Horoscope

If you spend enough time with people who don’t laugh, you may start to think you’re not funny. Similar errors in judgment could be a takeaway from hanging out with the incurious, unkind and aesthetically oblivious. Identity matters arise this Taurus moon. Remember that the good life always involves people with the qualities we value.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). It is impossible to control other people’s feelings. It’s not even that easy to manage your own, but you’re getting better at it. Placing yourself in healthy environments is half the battle.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Support systems aren’t always people. They can also be rules you make for yourself or habits you establish to make the right thing also the easiest, most logical and most convenient thing to do.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your strengths will not eradicate your weaknesses, but by leaning into them you can overwhelm the situation so your weaknesses have little chance to show themselves.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). When you sign up, you show up. When you commit, you honor the agreement with your intention, words and deeds. When you go in, you go all in.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). People will be extra sensitive about the issues that hit close to home. When you witness disproportionately strong reactions, what you’re seeing is a bit of history woven into the current storyline.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Even though you know what you’re good at, you’re still figuring out ways to use some of those talents. The application itself will grow your gifts in particular ways.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Relationships are not a contest about who gives more, does more or loves more. And yet, there’s an awareness of the balance that can’t be ignored and might need to be adjusted to keep the harmony.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). People can experience similar circumstances very differently. One feels victimized. Another in the exact same position is somehow empowered. The story we tell ourselves makes a huge difference. You’ll live this today.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Self-care extends in all directions for you now, including spiritual and social. Honor your needs by setting time aside to reflect alone as well as time to debrief together.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll spend time and money making your space a better fit for the life you want. You’ll think about the things you want to be doing and work backward to make your space accommodate that.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Because your smile is so contagious, the quickest way to bring someone up is to expose him or her to the emotional warmth of your face. If that’s not possible, your phone voice will work almost as well.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Assumptions lead to borrowed trouble and unnecessary work. It’s a good time to double-check and make sure that what weighs on you is actually yours to carry.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 9). Happy moments will change you because you’ll move things around in your life in order to get more of them. You’ll have a surge in confidence. You’ll hold yourself in higher esteem, and then others will reflect your attitude by paying you top dollar and treating you better. Sagittarius and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 3, 38, 10 and 44.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “I’m very concerned for my brother, who has been under tremendous stress lately. His health seems to be giving out. Is there any relief in sight? He was born March 8, 1942.”

Your brother is a Pisces with moon in Sagittarius. He is inclined to overextend himself, sometimes to please others but more often because his tremendous Pisces empathy gives him a comprehensive understanding of all the work that needs to be done. He truly feels the importance of every role and the needs inside of them. When he was younger, his Sagittarius moon gave him so much energy he didn’t think twice about turning in more work than others. Now he identifies so much with his role on the job that it’s hard to know where the work stops and he begins. One thing he needs is an excellent support system, and you’re definitely part of this. Tell him what you see in his situation. He’ll listen to you. Help him take a step back to do something to nurture an identity outside of work. Next month is an excellent time to plan a vacation or pursue a relaxing hobby. Somehow, he must also see that others will continue to love him even when he stops being the “beast of burden,” so to speak.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: “Every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species, lived there on a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam. … Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and in triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.” — Scorpio cosmologist Carl Sagan