Today, you should believe your own eyes and ears, not what someone else tells you to believe. Do not let a bunch of agitators stir up trouble between you and your buddies -- the shocking news they have in store for you just might not be true, and you should remember that. Gossip is not always harmless, and you have to consider the source when it seems completely unbelievable. The people you know the best are the people you should listen to and believe in.
Taurus - April 20 - May 20
Just like email attachments often contain viruses that make your computer sick, some of the attachments in your life could be making you sick! So today, let go of one of the vices or people in your life that is keeping you in less than optimal health. Upon closer inspection, your diet isn't as great as it could be. And that person you have been avoiding might need to be finally be cut loose once and for all. You don't need the extra strain on your mental hard drive.
Gemini - May 21 - June 21
If you think you don't have enough time to attend to the details or errands that this day demands, then you have to reorganize your day to make time. Things have been left alone for too long, and they require your attention -- you cannot put them off any longer. Procrastination not only robs you of being productive, it robs you of a sense of accomplishment. You do yourself well when you do something that needs to be done, so roll up your sleeves and get going.
Cancer - June 22 - July 22
Your skills at chatting up new, attractive people are stronger than ever! While your communication skills are this sharp, you should try to get out there and get more social! Sure, you might prefer to hunker down at home with a good movie right now, but you should push yourself to mingle. Just give a party or nightclub two little hours of your time, and by that point you will find yourself having so much fun that you wouldn't dream of going back to hibernation!
Leo - July 23 - August 22
Going with the flow is a much better tactic for today than swimming against the current! Do not be impulsive or combative, and try to let other people call the shots. It's not that you shouldn't exert your opinions or do what you want to do, it's just that you should not do it if it will be putting you on a different course than everyone else is on. Stick with the rest of the pack and go along with what they have decided -- even if it's not what you would choose.
Virgo - August 23 - September 22
Sometimes you don't realize what a great day you're having until it's almost over! Today you have to live in the moment, and soak up every moment of 'good times' as it happens. Make sure that you are grateful for the parking space that you did find, the light that stayed green when you needed it to, the car that didn't choose to cut you off! There are joys and gifts all over the place -- you just need to open up your eyes and see them. Stop wasting your energy dwelling on problems.
Libra - September 23 - October 22
It's going to become quite obvious today that someone who's been full of great ideas is also full of empty promises. They are doing nothing at all to build on their plans or follow through with what they told you there were going to do, and they show no sign of changing any time soon. Instead of calling them on it or letting yourself get frustrated, just move on. Skip over them and do what you were planning on doing before they came onto the scene. You don't really need them anyway.
Scorpio - October 23 - November 21
Going to a party is a lot more fun than planning an event, but organization is required if you want this thing to go off without a hitch. Put more time into the next party or event you are throwing together. It doesn't have to be a lot of time -- just double check the guest list to make sure you didn't leave anyone off. Confirm details with the restaurant or caterer. Put together the outfit you're going to wear. Do whatever you can to take care of things you'd rather not worry about the day of.
Sagittarius - November 22-December 21
It's time to get real and admit that there are certain things that are beyond your control. Stop hitting your head up against that brick wall and tell yourself you can try again at a later date, when things are more in your favor. Today, just get a fix on what you can accomplish -- and ignore the rest. In a way, you will be giving yourself a road map to follow, and it won't steer you wrong. This is not a good day to push your luck, so hold off asking your boss for that raise.
Capricorn - December 22 - January 19
Try not to take things too seriously today, despite your surroundings. Even though you might be feeling a growing sense of responsibility for something, you don't have to feel like it is a burden -- it's an honor. So lighten up and feel free to even make a few jokes about your situation. People want to know that it is okay to approach you, so you need to give them the green light. Smile, and get ready for some fascinating and challenging conversations.
Aquarius - January 20 - February 18
Not everyone around you will be able to agree on the right way to go about doing things today, but luckily you should find all this disagreement rather inspiring! Take care when dealing with other people, and listen to their suggestions with an open mind. Let them vent their frustrations without offering up your own opinion. In their kvetching, you might just find a creative new approach to a familiar old problem that's been bugging you for quite a while.
Pisces - February 19 - March 20
You have a strong critical eye right now, which makes you excellent for detecting foul play or hot air. Use this valuable skill today to make sure that no one you love is being taken advantage of. If someone you care about is in a new relationship, just started a new job, or recently made an expensive purchase, train your eyes on them. Does everything seem like it's on the up and up to you? Alert them if it does not, but don't preach. Let them figure it out on their own.
Ziggy the cat used up at least one of his nine lives after surviving for 17 days without food on a voyage that took him from northern Israel to England. The skinny white cat made his epic trip as a stowaway in a container. Ziggy will now stay in quarantine in Britain for six months as a precaution against rabies.
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