BY HOLIDAY MATHIS
TUESDAY, MARCH 31
Meeting at Cosmic Study Hall
Mars and Saturn align in Aquarius like two serious students cramming for a test in the study hall of life. They review notes, quiz each other, read, write and speculate about the material, which has to do with the basic building blocks of well-being. Get curious about this subject and you’ll thrive under the influence of this planetary team. A’s all around.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). With fondness, you’ll look back on what you said goodbye to long ago. The nostalgia may have you thinking, if only for a second, “Should I try that again?” Probably not.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If you can avoid interruption, you’ll be twice as productive. The two biggest contributing factors to distraction will be your location and internet use.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Anyone who’s loved a television character or been devastated by the plotline of a book knows the power of alternative realities. Today, you’ll use this principle to your advantage.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). The difference between a genuine smile and a forced or insincere one is registered, at least on a subconscious level, by most humans. Real smiles send real joy. This will be your contribution to an improved world today.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). To do your best work, you must concentrate. To concentrate, you must be free of worry. To be free of worry, you must get resolution. You will do your best work once you’ve resolved the issue on your mind.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The child climbing the monkey bars on the playground is not thinking about tests of balance or growing motor skills. It just seems like a fun thing to do. Similarly, whatever you think might be fun now will also be a chance for unexpected growth.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If you can whip up some joy for yourself and live inside that, you’ll have accomplished the mission of your spirit. Just be careful not to confuse joy with pleasure, its brother from another mother.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Life is full of surprises and today brings one of your favorite kinds — the kind where you surprise yourself. You’re deeper, stronger, more talented and more interesting than even you knew.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’re not concerned with getting ahead, staying ahead or anything that has to do with being out in front. You want to enjoy your route, do justice to your role and learn something along the way.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Though wanting something to be finished will not make it so, it’s the organizing thought that causes you to make a list of steps and start methodically getting this thing on the rails.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). As self-motivated as you are, it is not always easy to keep yourself accountable to the things you say you want to do. You need other people. Need a game changer? Join a group.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Is there such a thing as being too rational? Of course! And it’s every bit as precarious as being too irrational. When logic dulls the senses, let poetry bring them back.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (March 31). The cosmic magnets draw you toward the ones you most need to be near. A lucky turn in your personal life adds excitement and new people to the mix. This may have to do with a hobby you pursue or help you give that hands you unforeseen benefits. The biggest luck drops in while you are furthering your education. Leo and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 16, 9, 30, 45 and 11.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “I’m a 44-year-old Sagittarius mother of two children aged 5 and 8. Two years ago, I divorced their dad. Now, I am remarried. My second husband is a Capricorn who had never been married. The girls and I moved into his house, though the girls spend most weekends at their dad’s. My Capricorn husband likes to keep his house very clean and orderly. I think it’s a little too much commotion for him, this big instant family, but he copes pretty well. We’ve been trying to conceive a child together, and I was wondering if you think it’s a good idea. I’m worried that it will be too much for him, but if I don’t give him a child he may feel I’ve cheated him out of something. And it’s not like I have a lot of time to sort this out. What do you think?”
Have a baby only if you really feel drawn to doing this. Right now, you seem overly afraid of upsetting this Capricorn man. Capricorns do have that kind of powerful presence that inspires respect. But you shouldn’t feel you have to monitor yourself or rearrange your life in order to complete him. He is your family now and family needs to be comfortable.