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Moon of No Undoing

Once you think, it’s hard to unthink. The same applies to seeing, doing, comparing, loving, fearing and more. That’s why the lunar change to Pisces is an opportunity not to be missed. It’s essentially the chance to choose carefully and intuitively and be completely content with the choice so that there will be nothing to add “un” to later.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Is it easier to see with your eyes closed? Maybe. Try it. Moments of quiet, still and very awake shut-eye could yield life-changing results. Of course, there are many ways to meditate that involve open eyes, too.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Forceful improvement? That’s not really a thing. Improvements are made through tinkering, reinvention, starting over from scratch, refinement and many other ways. Force isn’t one of them.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Things will settle themselves. When you deeply believe this, you can relax and stop trying to game the situation. There’s no way to play this, so stop analyzing and just let it be.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Like that of a jazz artist or comedian, some of your best work will be what happens when you’re riffing. You have a talent for turning the most random mix of materials into a beautiful, if abstract, sort of order.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Chances are you will not end up with your intended result regarding production. But at the end of the day, it will be about how much you love, not about how much you do.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). For those who, for whatever reason, cannot bring themselves to forgive, reconciliation may still be possible. There are other ways to find balance, peace and harmony. One can accept what is without forgiving what was.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your perception of the outside world is a reflection of your inside world, and the reverse is just as true. So even though you can set a tone or bring a mood with you, you’re never completely responsible for the way things turn out.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Treating yourself better isn’t about a skin cream or a massage. Those things are nice, but they won’t stop the pain that’s caused by speaking unkindly to yourself with your inside voice.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It will feel as though life is trying to make an important point, but don’t let anyone else tell you what point that is, because it’s what’s important to you — and what you think it is — that really matters.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your giving heart will not feel fully satisfied until you know that you have made a difference. But there’s a catch. To really help out, you must be wise enough to know when your help won’t help.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Once you place your trust, why not keep it there awhile and see what happens? Relationships get deeper and more meaningful with time. Give everyone a chance to settle in and get comfortable.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Someone longs to be listened to and taken seriously, and you’ll provide that — not because you’re doing anyone a service but because you are genuinely curious about people and value what they have to say.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (July 29). The solar return starts with an experience that will help to cleanse your spirit and give you a fresh and powerful new belief in yourself and your effectiveness. Get involved in a mission to help. You find love and friendship while providing service to those around you. November and February are the best financial months. Leo and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 12, 5, 28 and 40.

FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: The current retrograde planets include Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto. Mars will be the first to break out of the pattern, but we still have about two weeks of backward energy from the warrior before that happens, so stay vigilant to potentially undermining forces.

Our own vices top the list. That’s good news because, at least theoretically, they are more within our control than a lot of other things. Be compassionate, but not complacent. Seek help in breaking your bad habits, and don’t be afraid to experiment with solutions; if you knew which one could work, you wouldn’t be stuck. So try new things, even silly things.

In the second position: falsehood in general. Check facts. Communicate with as much clarity and thoroughness as possible.

The third undermining force to counteract is selfishness. It causes small-mindedness and narrow perspective. Trying to find one small portion of the whole will lead to your missing the entire point. Ward against selfishness by resolving to expand your vision in every area of life. For instance, instead of looking for that special someone to love, resolve to love people. This is the way you’ll meet more people who are lovable and thus increase your chances of finding a particular person you’ll very much enjoy.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Leo is the sign of children. When Leo performers become mothers, their art becomes even deeper and more powerful. For country music superstar Martina McBride, this is clearly illustrated in songs such as “In My Daughter’s Eyes” — a tear-jerker for mothers and daughters alike. McBride, who has three daughters with husband John McBride, has her Venus, Mars and Jupiter in Cancer, the sign of mothers.

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