By HOLIDAY MATHIS
Special to the Parade
It’s a sensual week under the Scorpio sun, featuring the full Taurus moon on Wednesday. Taurus rules money, but it also rules the luxuries that money can buy. And while most of the best of life’s delights are not for sale, many are. With a heightened sense of appreciation for the finer aspects of living, may you enjoy fine moments of every flavor. Neptune goes direct on Wednesday, as well, inspiring lofty dreams.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You have a quiet power this week, which you’ll use to forward your agenda to do good in the world. Your ideas will be adopted, but not because you stand up and lead the way. Instead, you align with others and reinforce with your actions that you are one of them. Then you exert your influence within the group.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You may not be as content with the number and depth of your friendships as you once were. You need something more from your social circle. As soon as you put your finger on it, ask for what you want — if not out loud, then at least in your prayers and/or your diary. Your circle will expand to meet your new request.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Henry David Thoreau said, “Things do not change, we change.” Clearly, he didn’t live in the computer age, when both things and people are changing together more quickly than ever. You’ll enjoy doing what it takes to stay current. You’ll be amazingly productive. Be careful to stay balanced, as well.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You may feel a little out of sync at the start of the week for reasons you can’t quite discern. It’s really an opportunity to open up your eyes and ears. The more observant you are the quicker you’ll get back in step with those around you. By Wednesday, your good fortune lets you know that your timing is perfect.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Sometimes you wonder why everything has to be so compartmentalized when it comes to emotions. Why is it acceptable to laugh or cry at the movies, but not on the job? You’ll invest great passion into many areas of life, including work. So don’t be surprised if your feelings are stronger than is “acceptable.”
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your dreams are filled with images that seem to tell a wild, barely comprehensible and incomplete story. As fragmented as those pictures may be, there is real wisdom hidden inside them. Dare to delve into and analyze them on a deeper level. A book or guide could help you decipher the golden information.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your self-imposed limitations serve a noble purpose. They keep your life manageable and orderly. Still, you have the sneaking suspicion that it’s time to expand, even if that means things get out of hand. Growth is usually a bit messy and awkward, but that’s what makes it so exciting.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Some people come into your life to teach, help and mold you over the years. Others influence you momentarily. Both kinds of relationships are important to your development. You’ll welcome whatever connection comes up this week, as you are aware that it will change you at least for a while.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You will realize that you have two goals that oppose each other. Once these conflicting interests are made obvious, your challenge will be in deciding which one to let go. Moving forward depends on this. “We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.” — Calvin Coolidge.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It may surprise you that there are people who wake up in the morning thinking: How can I have the most fun today? It’s a mindset for you to try on. A quest for enjoyment will increase your productivity and enhance your creativity, too. The happier you are the more you turn out compelling, essential work.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Usually, “vision” comes before “venture,” but you are open to an alternative sequence. Your impulses may defy explanation or logic. You may be inspired to make a move before you have a picture in your mind of what will happen next. Honor the instinct, and things work out well for you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You are an accomplished expert in one area and a total newbie in another. Experiencing the difference first-hand makes your intellectual prowess seem fragile. Smarts aren’t everything. Your great emotional intelligence will carry you through awkward learning stages, and you’ll be up to speed in no time.