30 July, 2017, 12:00 am
Imagination can fill in where knowledge drops off, but that doesn’t mean it should. The trouble is — as emphasized by the Scorpio lunar trine to Neptune — that imagination will use practically anything for filler and is certainly not bound to what’s factual, positive or practical. Give imaginative filler the credence it deserves, which sometimes isn’t much.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You don’t know your power. That’s not your fault, though. Your power has a lot to do with forces beyond your control. Stretch out and exercise yourself on many levels to find out what you can do.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Stressful moments constrict your creativity and mental processing. Laughter gets everything flowing again. Keep looking for the humor. That’s when you’ll be at your very best.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It’s not selfish to want to put your best foot forward. Address your social concerns. Most center around your own self-image. This is the moment to make an improvement or nip a problem in the bud.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Record and explore new ideas. You will put some of these to the test and wind up inspiring others (through both success and failure) as you have been inspired by the greats.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). One thing you find bothersome is pressure from people to agree to something before you’re ready. A noncommittal attitude could save you down the road when you change your mind.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Put something great on the schedule for later. To forestall your reward is to give yourself the added pleasure of anticipation. Thinking about how wonderful it will be to finally indulge may be even better than the indulgence itself.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There’s nothing like a little identity crisis to wake you up to the truth. If you momentarily forget who you are today, here’s a hint: The answer is somewhere close to your childhood idea of yourself.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). For those who have access to a library and/or the internet, education is free. The will and motivation to study? Priceless. You possess this precious drive, and you will make the most of it.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). One strategy is to ignore the stuff that isn’t working for you and give extra nice attention to the stuff that is. Encourage all behavior that’s even remotely headed in the right direction.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). What energizes you will be something other than what you think it will be. So try different ways of getting your mojo flowing. Substitute a walk for a nap, a glass of water for a cup of coffee.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Either you’re getting better at handling stress or you’re getting better at handling life. You’ll be calm, cool and collected in the very situation that used to unnerve you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Bring in something new, and throw out something old, though not necessarily in that order. Being open to change in one area of your life will lead to change in several. The next version of you is coming together.