Jupiter, the planet of expansion and growth, has a reputation for bringing luck to whatever realm of the zodiac he visits. Today he goes into Taurus, suggesting a bullish trend for the stock market and favoring the realms of real estate and agriculture, as well. This economically auspicious transit will continue until June 11, 2012.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). The job before you isn’t difficult, but it is all-encompassing. Accomplishing this will take a union of mind, body and spirit. You’ll gather yourself, remind yourself of your purpose and dive in.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your powers of imagination are strong. So close your eyes and conjure up a lazy scene. All you need to do is relax and enjoy yourself. Your best opportunities come along when you’re in a chilled out mood.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Everything comes at a cost, though the currency is not always money. Insist on being more helpful, even when you have someone in your life who is more than willing to do the work for you.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You want to take care of the needs of those around you, and they seem to need you more than usual. You’ll fulfill your role and their requirement. Then it’s time to think about yourself.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You can’t help what you’ve already done. You can only trust that you had your reasons at the time. And the stellar choice you make today is precisely because of the way things happened so long ago.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’re a giver, that’s for sure. Your first response is to think of the needs of other people. But you have needs, too, and you’ll have more to give if you take the time to fill your own well.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Consider taking a reprieve from the process of getting your life together in order to live your life as it is. The former takes so much energy, and the latter will be mighty enjoyable.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When you try to stop doing something, you will do it more because you are still focusing on the “something.” So decide on a new mode of behavior, and focus yourself there.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You have social skills and will have the opportunity to use them and teach them to others through your example. You would be amazed if you knew how influential you really are.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You like a challenge that allows you to know your own strength and toughness. The one that comes along today will be both mental and physical.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You work hard to please others, even when no one asks you to do so or bothers to thank you for it. Anyway, the outside world cannot compensate you more than your own moral conscience.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You are such a versatile designer that you are not always sure which medium to work in. You will be especially effective in applying your creativity to the area of food, decor and conversation.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (June 4). Education figures prominently for you this year. Your mind is open, and so you receive more help from people and organizations and also from the ethereal realms. You’ll be an agent of healing for your family this month. Next month brings better money management, and you’ll implement new systems for smoother living. Virgo and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 10, 4, 35, 2 and 7.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “Where is Pluto now, and what does that mean?” When Pluto lost his planetary status in 2006, most astrologers did not turn their backs on the mysterious luminary. While Pluto is small, it is customary for many astrologers to track much smaller bodies — for instance, Chiron, the comet in the outer solar system that represents our deepest wound and the efforts we make to heal. What Pluto lacks in mass it makes up for in spiritual weight. Named for the god of the underworld, Pluto represents karmic responsibility. In some ways, this is a responsibility that is shared by the others in your generation, since Pluto will stay anywhere from 12 to 32 years in one sign of the zodiac. (The eccentricity of his orbit adds to his mysterious reputation.) Pluto is currently in Capricorn, a sign that relates to the earth, power structures and societal standing, and will transit this realm until the year 2023. The last time Pluto was in Capricorn was 1762-1778, during which time the Declaration of Independence was written. This transit of Pluto in Capricorn will bring other kinds of restructuring to promote humanity, freedom and equality.