Horoscopes By Holiday Mathis

At the root of suffering is a relentless drive for something better than what’s here right now. The quest for happiness is one of the best searches to take on — if your goal is unhappiness. Yesterday the moon was new, and today is full of ripe opportunity for those willing to climb the tree a little. Don’t be afraid of risk or a little unpleasantness.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). What affects you directly will affect others indirectly. We’re all tied together, whether or not we want to be. Our wants do not change the way things are.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If you can’t seem to muster up a positive attitude or visualize the ideal outcome, don’t worry, because today you’ll be much better off just being yourself and approaching things in your usual down-to-earth way.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). For reasons lost in the mist of time, you still manage the logistical details of your work with some degree of redundancy. You’re either not using or not trusting new technology. Remedy this today.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You want to make gains but are afraid to risk and possibly lose the gains you’ve already made. To minimize loss and avoid danger is a legitimate aim. Don’t let daring people persuade you otherwise.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There’s no need to fight over who is right. You’re both right; you just have different styles. As long as you stay focused on the same aim and are respectful in the way you disagree with one another, this team can win.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You will definitely need some confidence to get through the next challenge, but not a swaggering ”I am the greatest” kind of confidence. Rather, you’ll simply need the ”I believe I can” type.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ve such an engaging personality that, in certain areas, you’ve gotten by on charm instead of skills. Today you’ll be given (or create for yourself) the opportunity to circle back and pick up those skills you missed.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It will be pretty easy to get going on today’s mission. You have something to prove and a strong reason for demonstrating that to others and finally receiving the validation you deserve.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The Easterners say that separateness is an illusion, while the Westerners say we should each make the most of ourselves. What’s the balance? Amazingly, you’ll strike it today.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Be ready with plan B. The stronger your fallback plan is, the likelier it is that your first choice will succeed. The law of detachment applies here, but don’t think too deeply into it. Just know that it’s good to be prepared.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). What you care about is getting better. Because you’re so focused on improving, you will. Just keep in mind that progress isn’t always readily apparent, but as long as you’re learning, you’re also growing.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). In order to stay motivated today, you need to know you’re progressing quickly toward your aim. Break the goal down to smaller sub-goals you can reward and celebrate along the way.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 26). You’re in the driver’s seat this year, but not all of time — which is good, because sometimes it’s more fun when you don’t know exactly where things are going. June brings commitment and stability, while August is more about the freedom to pursue what you imagine. A unique partnership sets projects sailing in October. Aries and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 49, 3, 33, 28 and 16.

WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: Someone is getting hooked on you, and someone else is becoming quite jealous. TAURUS: Enjoy the rewards that come from being vocal about what you want and need. GEMINI: You know what you’re good at, and you’ll prove it. CANCER: Share your story, even if you don’t think it’s very interesting. The originator often doesn’t get how fascinating their own journey can be to others. LEO: A prize goes to you, namely because you’re the only one who sees it as a prize. VIRGO: Your imagination has magnetic properties, but that’s only one of your many attractive qualities. People feel comfortable and safe around you. LIBRA: It will feel as though you’re channeling ideas, love and more from on high. SCORPIO: Family and love may clash, but you’ll do a lot more for family than you would do for any other category of person (even when family doesn’t deserve it). SAGITTARIUS: Don’t let fun lead to overindulgence. CAPRICORN: Always enter with plenty to offer and exit on a sweet note. AQUARIUS: Sometimes conflicts arise to show us that everyone is wrong. PISCES: When you’re struck with romantic inspiration, it feels like a magical, mystical experience.

COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: The Cancer moon reflects off of the Gemini sun, intensifying the interest between these two curious zodiac neighbors. Gemini is the flirt that will bring the crab out of the shell. Cancer offers a soulful, swooning charm that teaches Gemini about depth. Gemini will bring Cancer up to date on technology and trends, while Cancer will be a reminder that the best things about domestic life don’t have to change.

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