Ideas, ideas. They flit to mind as the sun touches Gemini, the first air sign of the zodiac, which governs the communication of thoughts. The progression of air signs goes Gemini, Libra, Aquarius. These are the intellectual parts of the sky, where seeds take to the air. The sun bursting into Gemini instructs, “Seek fertile ground!”

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ll easily separate the truth from the lies. The hard part is in knowing whether to do the same for another person. There are those who really need to keep a fantasy alive.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The way you synch with time today makes everything joyful and beautiful. You’re in the moment, up to the moment, moment to moment. Tonight is different, though. Nostalgia will set in.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You will bring your thoughts to a higher place, and the rest of your life will follow. What inspires this lofty direction? An attractive person born under a fire sign (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius).

CANCER (June 22-July 22). To come up with an idea is mighty fine, and good ones are somewhat rare. Even so, it’s the execution that is the real pay dirt of the matter. Convince another person to devote their energies to it, and you’ve really got something.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). If you want to find out what’s really going on, listen to the word on the street. The rumors aren’t always true, but mostly they are. News has to start somewhere. Motive will play into it, too.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Keep up your self-esteem. It’s not just about you, although you certainly will stand upon your vision of yourself. But others feel better when they have a self-assured leader in the fold.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The task before you isn’t difficult, but it will require a concentrated and continuous effort. Think of the end you desire, and work backward from that, step by step by step.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Striving for beauty is futile because the uncontrollable aspects of beauty are almost always what create it. However, your endeavors to make something better will be most effective. Think in terms of small improvements.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It’s easy to convey your feelings when you feel them first. What’s hard is to conjure what someone wants from you that isn’t quite the truth. For you, it’s authenticity or nothing at all.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your influence over those you love will be strongest when you act on your own behalf. No one wants to be told what to do, but when everyone else is doing it, joining in is a no-brainer.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Though you wouldn’t wish ill fortune on anyone, you do realize the value in difficult circumstances. Friends bond in tough times. Without adversity, bonds are weak.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Someone will lend you the hand you need to close a gap or cross a bridge. This will be more than you needed. However, a quiet part of you wanted it, as you’ll notice in the relief you feel.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 20). People need to give, and in June, the one they need to give to is you. You receive graciously and pay it forward in July. August is the beginning of new business, and an important contract will be signed. There’s a favorable change in your family at the end of the summer, and you’ll give your best to a group effort. Pisces and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 24, 15, 38 and 28.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: One from the archives: “Is it true that the sign of Sagittarius is represented by the tarot card called Temperance? That seems counterintuitive to me.”Temperance is about moderation and finding balance between two extremes. Sagittarius likes to indulge in excess. Temperance is the card of alchemy. The Holy Grail for medieval alchemists was a magical substance called the prima materia, which could provide unlimited wealth, eternal youth and ultimate knowledge – traits that are often associated with Jupiter, the good luck planet. Indeed, Sagittarius is often seen in astrology as being a cure for whatever ails you, whether that be low income, poor health, a lackluster career, a boring social life… The Archer can fix pretty much anything. But as you said, there is another side to Sagittarius that doesn’t know when to say when, and in this case, he resembles the reversed (upside down) Temperance card: too much of a good thing. Like King Midas, who accidentally turned his daughter into a statue of gold, with matters of success, it is far too easy to get carried away with one’s own importance.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Happy birthday to the goddess of pop. Cher has sold more than 100 million records and won nearly every award in the entertainment industry, including the Oscar. Born on the cusp, Cher is a self-actualized Taurus with Mercury (communication) in Taurus, as well. Her Mars and Pluto are both in Leo, the sign of entertainment, which indicates someone born for the spotlight.

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