In 2 million years the human brain has nearly tripled in mass, a pretty remarkable change for the species in a relatively short time. Mother Nature must have really thought we needed to get smarter — and quickly — in order to survive! The maternal Cancer sun is shining on the full, fatherly Capricorn moon, urging common sense and smart love.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). In certain situations it can be quite risky to say what you think and share your beliefs. But you have ideals you hold dear — things you’ll stand for and fall for. Today you’re willing to take that risk.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You don’t have to invent your whole game. Borrow some of it, too. Other people’s knowledge (especially on the topics of courtship, communication and business) will help you direct your relationships successfully.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Start where you are. This is different (and a million times more effective) than thinking from where you are. Thinking is good, but you need to make the start official with an action.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The last thing you want to be is that person who just doesn’t feel complete without having all of the attention on them. If you have something to say, you’ll say it. Otherwise, your mood is pretty quiet all day.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You are the landlord of your own head. Don’t let others rent space there if they aren’t going to be good tenants. In other words, your influences need to pay up. If they don’t, kick them out of your head and get better influences.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There will be no understanding (nor will there be progress) without the benefit of multiple perspectives. The breakthrough will be induced by zooming way, way in then zooming way, way out.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Is the silence half empty or half full? Probably it’s much more than half full. In fact, the silence will overflow with meaning and answers if you’re willing to let it stretch out, unbroken, for a long while.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). St. Ambrose said, “No one heals himself by wounding another.” Of course, this was before organ donation was a viable medical technology. Today a small sacrifice will be made for the healing of all involved.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Language makes things happen quickly. Without the right words, today’s task will be difficult to pull off. But if you know the right thing to say at the right time, it will be a snap.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Would you rather be successful or popular? Unfortunately, you’ll have to choose just one today, because the road to success will take so much focus there will be little time left for the social swirl.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’re far too busy to grieve for what you don’t have. You love and enjoy what you have. The more you use and appreciate it, the better things get for you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). On a spiritual level, mistakes represent tuition paid. Just as it is in school, a paid tuition is only the minimum needed for entry. It’s up to the student to learn the lesson.

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