TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (July 8): How the wonders unfold! You choose optimism and curiosity at every turn, the attitude that attracts fascinating opportunities. The old alliances may not fully get where you're going, but they'll catch up in later months. Embrace friends, teachers and love coming your way. The adventure sets sail in January. Capricorn and Aquarius adore you.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): To flow with your own energy will be a challenge. It's not about trying to will yourself to be more or less active, rather it's about listening to the needs of your body, mind and soul.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You won't know what the real deal is until you're in it in person. Today, the hypotheticals are even less grounded than usual. Wherever possible, meet up in real life.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21): You'll get to the goal faster when you include another person in the process. The down side is that you'll either have to pay this person up front or on the back end, so it's not the most cost-effective way.
CANCER (June 22-July 22): You don't have to be perfect to be loved, liked or included. You don't have to be perfect to be persuasive, effective or accomplished. You don't have to be perfect, period.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don't overthink. Plow through. Throwing money at a problem isn't usually the best or most lasting solution; however, in today's case, it will fix things quickly so you can move on.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You've used your talents to do good work, to position yourself and to contribute to your team. Now you'll use them for the sole purpose of making someone else look good. They need you, and you need to help. So, it works out.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): You don't need yes-people around you to make you feel large and in charge. While it's nice to get pumped up with compliments before you set out to conquer the world, it's better when the boost comes from inside yourself.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): You are connected to someone in a mysterious way. This person shows up in your life unexpectedly, at the strangest times, and changes the way you think about what's going on.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Simple stories are easier to understand, but then again, they also leave a lot out — maybe the best stuff. To go directly from here to there is logical and unmemorable. There's pleasure and usefulness in meandering.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): If you could do the thing in half the time, it would be better. No catch. There's nothing to miss in the half you're about to cut out. Bottom line: This task is really taking too long; find another way.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): When people aren't telling the whole story, there's a reason. If you ask directly, you're unlikely to get the whole truth. Press gently and observe, or wait for unguarded moments to reveal more. This is worth knowing.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Peer pressure is powerful and omnipresent. Wherever people are, there's a pressure to conform to them. Spend as little time as possible with people who undervalue you.
THE CONJUNCTION FUNCTION OF MERCURY AND MARS
The imagination of adults will generally follow in the direction of available resources, whereas children who are unaware of the limits imposed by a longer time spent in a certain perceived reality will imagine wildly, and often brilliantly. Whatever you can do to get back to the purity of such imaginings is favored as Mercury conjuncts Mars.
INTUITION AND MERCURY RETROGRADE
When life is going as expected, with systems and routines in place to keep us marching along in our given and chosen roles, we can move with the confidence that comes with stability inside of a known world. But what about when everything shakes? Mercury retrograde has a way disrupting the status quo, making us less certain and more aware that we could be wrong, there could be more, or less, and that everything holding this picture of life together is a tenuous construct of our own mental processes.
And so, the logic we followed before suddenly seems less reliable. We could use new logic, but it would still be logic. We sense there's something better — an innate knowing that rises up to move us wordlessly, unconsciously, without the hassle of decision-making. This inner sense is so quick, it's undetectable, so much a part of us it seems that it is us. This is the power or our own intuition. The Mercury retrograde in full swing gives us an excellent excuse to broaden our awareness of it in the days to come. Stay tuned!
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Jaden Smith is sure to make theatergoers cry when he stars in the romantic heartbreak drama Life in a Year with Cara Delevingne. The second-generation movie star has film credits that date back to his infancy, and his natal chart suggests they could keep going into old age. Smith is a Cancer with Mars in Cancer, too, and Jupiter in Pisces. These undercurrents in his chart show depth of emotion and spiritual reverence.
Style on 07/08/2019
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