In the Stars
Your Horoscope: Thursday, March 18, 2010
-Margaret Santangelo and Katherine Raymond
Pisces: Today, someone close to you gives you an unexpected gift that shows you how much they understand you. That gift might be a literal token of affection or simply a show of support and getting this person’s blessing for an endeavor that’s important to you. Either way, take a pause to let its meaning sink in, and allow the gesture to inspire you.
Aries: Usually you have no trouble speaking your mind in your relationships—whether with your significant other, your close friends, or even your boss. Today, though, you may feel tongue-tied after thinking through the potential consequences of your words. Don’t let anyone intimidate you into holding back.
Taurus: It may take you a while to get going today, but once the Moon enters your sign this afternoon, you’re all revved up. A subtle connection between your ruler, Venus, and lucky Jupiter bodes well for your love life, but there’s no handsome stranger set to appear on your doorstep—you’ll have to make the magic yourself.
Gemini: Weighty matters are on your mind as your ruling planet, Mercury, faces off against imposing Saturn. The burden of proof is on you, as you have to answer to your friends, your colleagues, or your community for whatever position you take publicly. Have the courage of your convictions, and you’ll inspire the group to accept your word.
Cancer: Sitting back and letting others call the shots isn’t usually the best M.O. But today, it may be easier than arguing with them. The stubborn folks who insist on steamrolling over any conflicting opinions are certain to run into stumbling blocks of their own making soon enough. So why waste your breath trying to teach them a lesson?
Leo: The way you articulate yourself is vital to your mission now. You certainly can’t speak for everyone else, but if you turn on the charm, you can make them believe you do. Use your talent as a born performer to sell the message you’re trying to get across, without forcing it down anyone’s throat.
Virgo: Organization is your strong suit, Virgo, and as your ruler Mercury confronts disciplined Saturn today, you’re especially intent on getting all your ducks in a row. But that’s not to say you don’t have a passionate side, too; and your significant other is keen on bringing it out now. (If you can fit him into your busy schedule, that is.)
Libra: You and your significant other may have an argument over which one of you wears the pants. Ideally, the answer should be neither (er, metaphorically speaking): You want an equal partner, not a controlling dynamic. Do your best to hash things out openly and honestly, without resorting to psychological warfare.
Scorpio: People sometimes peg Scorpios as devious, but today you’re laying all your cards on the table. Not that what you have in mind is anything diabolical—far from it—but skeptics may be looking for an ulterior motive nonetheless.
Sagittarius: Random acts of kindness make you feel good about yourself today—but that doesn’t mean they’re any less selfless! Taking time out from your own agenda to give to others helps you feel connected with the larger community. You may inspire others to follow suit…but don’t overtly preach to them; that’ll just turn them off.
Capricorn: Acute mental clarity is yours today as your sign’s ruler, Saturn, gets a jolt from brainpower planet Mercury. Your facilities are sharp and discriminating, and you have a keen sense of your own self-interest. If anyone makes an attempt to pull one over on you, your B.S. detector will start going off like a fire alarm.
Aquarius: It’s entirely possible to speak the truth while still being diplomatic—but it’s a tough tightrope to walk. You’ll be challenged with doing just that today. Take time to contemplate your answer; blurt out something inappropriate and you’ll have to do serious backtracking.