There has been quite a lot of drama between Mercury, Mars and Saturn this week. It’s like a cosmic bar brawl — one in which Venus will bravely intervene today. Her opinion: Everyone needs a break once in a while. Refresh the outlook. Recharge the brain. If we don’t get breaks, that’s when we become vulnerable to injury, burnout and escapism.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). The finished product may not be anything even close to what you were hoping for, but the hoping is so much fun. Shouldn’t that count for something?

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The tourists are trying to discover all that a place has to offer in the limited time they are going to be there. In some ways you’ll feel like a tourist, traveling to new worlds that just happen to be close to home.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Of course it’s better to make something important than to make something perfect. It’s also much easier. “Important” serves the people it matters to, whereas “perfect” serves an idea… and very likely an idea that only (SET ITAL)you(END ITAL) are having!

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Go where people need you. This is the luckiest place for you now. Helping others always helps you; sometimes it helps you eventually, but today it will help you immediately.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Why should things that matter most be at the mercy of things that matter least? Turn it around to the extent that you can. The first step is in recognizing the problem.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There are those whose main mission is to seek oppositional positions. They are teenagers; they are trolls; they are the antagonists of the story, and they are only doing their job.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Today there will be things that call for an emotional response (relationships, passions) and things that don’t go well when emotions are involved (investments of the monetary variety.)

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). To relax in the company of new people is not easy for most people. The awkward moments are realer and facilitate greater connection than the graceful ones.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Offering a bit of grace is never a bad idea. It’s not top of mind, of course. The mind tends to be topped by such things as exerting superiority and proving its omnipotence. But your better angels will prevail.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The obsessive types will fare well in the current cosmic climate as they cling to one idea and won’t let go until everyone around them is on board. You’ll participate in such enthusiasm all weekend.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). If the action were distilled into a short synopsis, it would go something like this: You’ll show up, appreciate what others give, give your own and then leave. Your interests will advance.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’re different from the others. You give great attention to the small. You learn from the meek. You have fun with the strong without joining them in the pursuits that don’t serve your highest purpose.

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