Horoscopes by Holiday: June 6, 2018

The ego does a lot to keep us going in this lifetime. It’s a necessary part of our current style of survival. But it has its limitations. For instance, the ego is not, and will never be, wise. A person who looks for wisdom in his or her own ego will only get deceived, lost, or, as the square of Mercury and Neptune reminds us, probably both.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You don’t even realize how well you’re doing right now. You’re so hard on yourself! Ease up some. If you drive yourself too hard, you’ll burn out and lose interest in doing what it takes to make further improvements.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There’s a difference between having a standard that people agree upon and having an expectation of others that they may be entirely unaware of. One way leads to satisfaction, the other to disappointment.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Unconditional love is the rarer sort, but it does exist — inside you and inside others, too. If knew unequivocally that you’re loved for who you are and not for your effectiveness in the role you’re playing, what would you do differently?

CANCER (June 22-July 22). It’s true for stand-up comics, CEOs, teachers and, to some degree, everyone in the public eye: A good part of success is reading the room. You’ll do this well.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). On a pretty day, the sun and breeze seem to deliver happiness right to your heart. But if the weather won’t cooperate, you’ll be excellent at creating ideal internal weather today.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There have been times in life when your hours were so characterized by a constant stream of low-grade stress that anxiety was practically a lifestyle. Your ability now to shrug it off and lighten up was hard-earned, so enjoy!

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It has been suggested that intelligence and power seek their own increase – that the drive for expansion is built into the very nature of these qualities. It will prove true in your life today.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’ll take the best option. Knowing this, what can you do to give yourself more “best” options that also are in line with your higher ideals for yourself? How can you give yourself more chances to do the right thing?

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). However attractively you try to arrange yourself, the exterior is not what makes you beautiful. Kindness and compassion are the ingredients of your heart that cannot be

contained.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). In some company, people are just happy when someone is talking to fill up the silent void of social awkwardness. But in socially adept circles, it’s excellent listening that will win out.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Just as the great artist Michelangelo carved until he set the angel in the marble free, you will continue to chip away at your problem. Currently it’s as featureless and immobile as a marble slab, but beauty is emerging.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Something central to your life lately will seem to drag on and on. Get comfortable with this. Maybe find a new distraction to help with the long slog? This will be worth it!

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (June 6). Family matters tie up happily, freeing you to tackle personal aims. Your fantasies will inspire you, but not as much as taking the next step will. Exciting momentum builds through the colder months. Get the inside scoop on the professional and social fronts. Success comes from acting on good information. Aquarius and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 15, 30, 44 and 18.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: “My natal chart boasts Venus in Gemini, which I’m told gives me an edge in dating. Lately it hasn’t been going so great with the dating game, though, so what am I doing wrong?”

Yes, your Venus in Gemini does help you to see dating as a game, but which type of game? Right now I’d propose that it’s like a card game.

When you’re playing a card game, you don’t get all of the cards you’ll ever use in the game upfront. That would ruin the fun. You’re dealt a certain number of cards, which you consider and react to until the next cards are dealt and/or revealed. Applying this metaphor to romance will make things interesting.

Play each new move, fact and story like a card. There are some you never have to reveal in the game and some you play at the optimum time. Be strategic. In this age, privacy is more valuable than ever because we have so little of it. And since Gemini energy is all about communication, many will be tempted to share too much. But take a step back and consider what new people really need to know or have earned the right to know about you. Blurting out too much of it at once is akin to playing “52 Pickup.”

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Aubrey Anderson-Emmons has been a star since she took over the role of Lily Tucker-Pritchett on the hit series “Modern Family” when she was just 4 years old. Like her character, this witty young Gemini makes people laugh by giving voice to honesty and reason. Venus and Saturn in Leo suggest that even though her career started before she had a say in it, she’ll make good on all the best perks of being born into the spotlight.