PhePhe on Astrology
Today’s Horoscope: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Pisces, February 19 – March 20
There are some legends that actually have a touch of truth. Take the one about St. Patrick banishing all the snakes from Ireland (how else do you explain the fact that there are no snakes in Ireland?). You may find that your friends are pushing you to the limits today. No, they aren’t snakes; they just want the best for you and have no problem working in the background.
Try: saying it with flowers
Aries, March 21 – April 19
Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Did you know it was originally a feast day that fell during Lent? Well, today you can learn a lot more if you just take a moment to listen. Rather than be known as the person who always has the answer and who will do anything to stand out, you may want to take a backseat. Allow someone else to shine. Those in power are tired of you hogging the entire show. Make time tonight to get out and celebrate.
Try: a new scent
Taurus, April 20 – May 20
You keep telling yourself that things have to change, yet nothing is being done. All those dreams you have for yourself are gathering dust while you procrastinate. Perhaps you should take a moment to write down those items that you feel are attainable. You can start by learning a new language; it may give you the impetus to try something new. Your first lesson begins now: Lá ‘le Pádraig, which is Gaelic for “Happy St. Patrick’s Day.”
Try: slowing down
Gemini, May 21 – June 21
If you aren’t Irish, you can at least pretend for today. Worldwide, non – Irish people are increasingly celebrating St. Patrick’s Day year after year. Your celebrations may be a little low-key. Rather than joining all the fun, you may find yourself engaged in a flirting match with someone who is not your type. The flirting may escalate into something, but be prepared for the fallout tomorrow.
Try: changing your look
Cancer, June 22 – July 22
St. Patrick’s Day may be celebrated by millions each year, but it still
isn’t a national holiday (think: Paid time off from work). That’s why
Guinness started a campaign to make it an office holiday. Now, that would be cause to celebrate. Today you may see friends rallying around you and encouraging you in your quest. Like Guinness, your friends believe in a good cause. Let them, because they love you. Try: blogging
Leo, July 23 – August 22
On St. Patrick’s Day, Irish families traditionally attend church in the
morning and celebrate in the afternoon. This holiday, you may find yourself working into the wee hours and grabbing a quick drink later with friends. Don’t fret. In these trying times, it’s easier to put your life on hold while you grapple with keeping your job.
Try: start saying no
Virgo, August 23 – September 22
Irish tradition says that anyone who kisses the Blarney Stone, which is located in the town of Cork, will be blessed with the gift of gab. Sounds like a bunch of malarkey, but then again, maybe it’s not. Today, rather than take someone at his word, you may want to check out the facts and then decide. Enjoy your night and try not to talk so much.
Try: losing the words “I can’t” from your vocabulary
Libra, September 23 – October 22
Knowledge is power, as you are so aware. This clearly is a day for
expressing yourself, either through conversations, letters or poetry.
Perhaps you could read William Yeats, the Irish poet who was also a senator of the Irish Free State; he just might inspire you to greater heights. Whatever you choose to do today, spread the knowledge. Try: warming up before working out
Scorpio, October 23 – November 21
Did you know that the first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place not in
Ireland but in the United States? There’s no need to tell you why, because with your inquisitive nature, I’m certain you will research the answer. Today is one of those days when work and other responsibilities are getting you down. You want to play, yet you feel guilty. Find a compromise, and perhaps you can do both.
Try: entering a contest
Sagittarius, November 22 – December 21
The first St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in 1762, when Irish soldiers in the English military marched through New York City. Today, the New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade is the largest in the world, drawing over two million spectators. You’re probably wondering why you need to know this information, but the reason will be explained. Today, you may face conversation lags, and if you do, throw in the above trivia. It will definitely get the party started. Try: challenging yourself
Capricorn, December 22 – January 19
Your interest in foreign affairs is growing, probably because it’s St.
Patrick’s Day, but you are nevertheless interested in something other than yourself. Perhaps today you can woo those around you by using a phrase that will be ringing in all the bars worldwide: Erin Go Bragh, which means “Ireland Forever.” Travel may be in the stars for you today.
Try: minimizing your accessories
Aquarius, January 20 – February 18
You love the rich life, but there’s just one thing – your finances don’t support that life anymore. Rather than lament the issue, head out for a traditional meal of corned beef and cabbage. Everyone else will be feasting on it, so you may as well join in. This is a good day to let others know that you love them. You can show your love by sending a card or writing a quick e-mail.
Try: making magic happen