Horoscopes by Holiday

By: Holiday Mathis

No one is successful without cultivating a familiar relationship with rejection. As with most familiar relationships, an ease of handling comes with the intimate knowledge of the dynamics at play. The sun in Taurus toughens us up with the reminder that we have nothing to lose by risking rejection. We either get our way or get smarter.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You can't stay cocooned in your own private drama: There's too much you'd miss. The world won't come to you. You'll have to break out of your bubble and find what's worth getting into.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You encourage others along the path of their choosing even when you're not into it, don't understand it or don't quite agree with it. This is love. And it's why your relationships stay strong (and interesting!).

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Today will play out a bit like a suspense/thriller. It's not that you think the best is yet to come. You just want to see how it turns out. And you'll have excellent company in this fascination with what's next.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). So you care, just a little, what they think... so what? It's only smart to actively try to influence people's impressions of you. As much as you'd like it not to matter, it does. Most of the work will center on dress and deportment.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The quickest way to end an argument is to lose it. "Sorry, my bad" lets the air out of the tires of the argument and may land on extremely satisfied ears. You could also pivot and walk, but it won't be the end, just a pause in the middle.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The schoolyard rules of love still apply. The one who is trying to get your attention likes you. The quality of attention they draw out matters little. They may seek to irritate you because that's what they know best. Still, they like you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Take things out of the social media realm and into the real world, where it's people relating to people, and the need to impress or persuade is trumped by the need to understand and be understood.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). A burden will be lifted in the next four weeks. Giving credit where credit is due will bring luck. Often this will involve honoring the spiritual aspects of your life and the many ways love shows up in your world.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). People are always deciding things about one another — even perfect strangers. There's no getting around it: They are making their impressions of you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). One way is to set a goal, attain it then reward yourself. Skip that last part, and what's the point? If you're going to skip something, skip the first part and just celebrate yourself. Maybe you shouldn't always have to work for it.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Are you where you are because of who you are? You know you're moving in the patterns that work for your current story of yourself, and yet you're also struggling to emerge, to establish a different pattern and a new story.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The ones who ask for things without first ingratiating themselves, building rapport with you or letting you know what might be in it for you — don't waste your time with them. You're too valuable for that.

TODAY‚ÄôS BIRTHDAY (April 21). Though you're striving to need and use less, somehow cutbacks only make you richer this year — that is to say, richer in what really matters. You'll see more of the world. Relationships will go in an interesting direction, one that invites you to hone your talents and take them in a more public and lucrative direction. Aries and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 39, 22, 9 and 12.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "I was all fired up to become a manicurist, and I borrowed money from my parents to go to a beauty school. I learned the trade and did nails for a few clients at the school, but the truth is that I don't want to pursue it anymore. It's just not what I thought it would be like. Now my parents are mad at me and expecting that I land a job so that I can pay them back, and I really don't even want to. What should a Sagittarius do?"

Your enthusiasm is a strength that you can apply to overcome many of life's challenges. But you do not always have to feel excited about a situation in order to follow through and commit yourself. There are other virtues, such as loyalty, responsibility and duty to consider. Allow these virtues to lead you to dig deep inside yourself to solve the problem of how you're going to pay your parents back. Life isn't always about finding the perfect fit for making your life fun and entertaining for you. In the end, your contribution to others is ultimately what will fulfill you the most.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: The reign of Elizabeth II, queen of the United Kingdom, is the longest in British history. The graceful queen has been in service to her country as the supreme governor of the Church of England for 65 years. Taurus is known for tenacity and longevity. Her natal moon and Neptune, both in Leo, signify creative flair, a penchant for pomp and circumstance and a love of children.

Write Holiday Mathis at holidaymathis@gmail.com.


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