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Did you ever hear a peacock cry or a squirrel say “hey”? The call of unfamiliar animals can be surprising. You have to spend time with an animal to know how it talks. The human animal is no exception. Under this social gadfly of a Gemini moon, success goes to those who put the hours in and give the attention it takes to really listen.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Beyond the classic stripes of iron bars, cages take on all sorts of material forms; some look like factories, some like dinner tables, nice houses, clean cars, or bottles or mirrors. In what way do you need to get free?

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Why is it taking so long? When do we get there? These questions are completely natural, though unhelpful. With some effort, you”ll calm the restless heart and see, with clarity, the current opportunities.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Today is like an elevator. You get on, knowing the risk, and take it because it”s time to leave one reality. When this ride is done, the doors open onto another, slightly different, reality.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Part of the experience of places is the expectation being carried to the entrance gate. You”ll be dealing with people who are new to the environment you know so well. You”ll strongly influence their reception of it.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You strive to be the best, but “the best” can be hard to assess. How is it measured? Not in popularity or awards. Those yardsticks can only measure consensus and social agreement, which often has little to do with the best.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You don”t believe that your win has to come at somebody else”s loss, but you should be aware that there are many around who do have this scarcity-minded approach. For best results, steer clear of these types.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The love flowing through a relationship is not like it was in the beginning, or yesterday, or earlier this morning. And that”s OK. Love will continue to make many forms, all of them enriching in their own way.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You acknowledge people by listening to them, remembering things about them, reflecting back to them a version of themselves that represents how they”d like to be seen. Generous heart, your love boomerang is coming.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It”s so easy to fall in love, or have an affectionate feeling about someone, that the reality of the ongoing work of relationships can come as a surprise. Expect it and be ready to embrace it when it comes.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The great thing about falling behind is, you never know how strong, smart and able you are until you”re tasked with catching up. Afterward, you no longer think every small setback spells disaster. Recovery is in your nature.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There”s not one way to work. People at work can be still as the moon or hummingbird quick. The action of work varies. Some stare into space, some sweat or cry. Your work, whatever form it takes, will be deeply respected.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Some vestiges of who you were in your yesteryears might be holding you back. It probably has to do with an old habit or viewpoint. Getting rid of a material representation of the era will provide a magical, metaphorical release.

TODAY”S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 23). You know that you”re incredibly valuable, and are so secure in that knowledge that you think of yourself less and less often. This is freedom. A new level of optimism emerges. More highlights: the club you”re invited to, an unforgettable date and the satisfactory resolution of a conflict that”s affected your family for years. Aquarius and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 24, 3, 7 and 38.

WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: To help another person find peace of mind is among the most important work you”ll do. TAURUS: Within the context of one relationship there can be many kinds of love. GEMINI: Your original expectation of someone may have been off base, but what”s actually delivered may be even more valuable. CANCER: When you”re drawn to talk to someone, it”s an instinct to honor. You”ll find out quickly what this intuitive impulse was all about. LEO: In all things (and especially in love) it”s cool to look a little busy, and not cool to seem rushed. VIRGO: It would be a shame to let technology get in the way of delicious human interaction. LIBRA: When you have many choices, the one you make seems all the more precious. SCORPIO: An astute question is a gift. It”s also a sign of deep respect and possibly affection. SAGITTARIUS: No one can live on love, but love certainly makes it easier to interact in a way to bring other sorts of abundance into your realm. CAPRICORN: Here”s a magical and enlightening question: How would a neutral third party view your relationship? AQUARIUS: A flirtation starts with well-played eye contact. PISCES: Relationships unfold in a rhythm. Frequency trumps intensity.

COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: Gemini and Sagittarius have much in common, not the least of which is the delightful quality of being up for the adventure, down to clown and just generally game. Because “yes” is such a common response, these signs have a rich collection of experiences to bring to the conversational table and will enjoy sharing their stories with one another this weekend, while planning the next spree.

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