Madame G. Guide to the stars WEEK OF March 4-10


Facebook launched new buttons in addition to the “Like” button. Reviews are mixed. It seems many users only wanted an “Unlike” button not emoticons. A New Moon ushers in a plethora of possibilities. Madame G words of wisdom: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.”

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Does your life feel like it’s running to the theme of Taxi Driver? If you find yourself staring in the mirror saying: “you talking to me?” You may want to stop and reconsider. Anger ignites faster than dynamite and bulldozes through mountains. If the obstacle is someone’s feelings you’re causing more damage than you realize. Breathe. Life is good.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This New Moon you’ll discover a great deal, if you’re willing. Take a few lessons from the Buddhists who acknowledge that growth requires suffering. Watch the indie-classic, The Princess Bride: “Life is pain, highness. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something.” Enjoy a good laugh. Eat well and live well.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Your flippancy is often mistaken for idiocy. Sometimes your life seems like a live-action version of Clueless. You have substance and goodness it’s just hidden underneath layers of makeup. Madame G suggests reaching out to those around you. Show a genuine interest in the conversation and you may appreciate the outcome. Good luck!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You’re a caring and loving person, but self-pity is meaningless. Don’t spend 20 years of your life holding a grudge like Jim Caviziel in the Count of Monte Cristo. He nearly misses his chance at happiness because he couldn’t forgive the past. You don’t have to forget the past to forgive. Don’t do it for those who’ve harmed you. Do it for you.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

What many don’t know is that you’re as happy in the limelight, as you’re by yourself in the wilderness. Heavy lies the crown, as they say. You enjoy the company of others and their admiration. But, decisions are difficult with real-world consequences. You may want to enjoy freedom like Kevin Costner in Dances with Wolves, but you’d still manage to find yourself caught between two cultures and two ways of life. Live free.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You’re fastidious and reserved nature serves you well. But, as George Carlin once said: “It’s the quiet ones you gotta watch.” You don’t forget and you don’t reveal yourself. Like Hannibal Lector in Silence of the Lambs, you lure others into a false sense of security. Your actions depend entirely upon their manners for Hannibal only eats the rude. Bon appetite!

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

In the movie the Watchmen, Rorschach is a sympathetic and doomed character. He acknowledges that often those who attempt to make others happy end up hurting themselves. It’s disconcerting much like a sad clown. Don’t sacrifice yourself Libra, there’s no justice in hurting yourself. You’ve as much right to happiness as anyone.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Your will is fierce and unbending. But, you may need a break before you implode. This may involve a well-timed compliment from an employer, mentor, or someone you admire. It may also mean adventure. You have two choices if you hear this pick up line from the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy: “This guy boring you? I’m from a different planet … want to see my spaceship?” Embrace it with open arms or run away screaming.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Your sign embodies the strength of independence while your weakness is a lack of empathy. Much like Leonardo Di Caprio’s Academy Award winning performance in Revenant, you survive against all odds great and small. But, you may find it difficult to relate to others. Madame G suggests staying true to yourself and leading by example.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Your lack of imagination will get you into trouble. And your sheer stubbornness offends more than your family. If you want to avoid the drama in Kramer vs. Kramer, don’t force your loved ones into corners they can’t escape. Your greatest ally is to learn compromise and listen, really listen. You may lose the fight and your spouse, but you’ll gain so much more — your own self-respect.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

If your life has a theme, it’s Across the Universe. Nothing embodies the Aquarius spirit like the Beatles inspired musical. You’re imaginative and daring yet sensitive to the tragedies the world. But, you’re not hardened. At times, you may feel naïve or that you you can’t change anything. They’re wrong. You can do anything. Live strong.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

You’re a sensitive soul or so you claim. You enjoy living in a fantasy. Your movie companion is Disney’s Snow White. The vapid and affected teen sings about being saved by her prince. Though it’s not flattering, Madame G suggests considering that Snow White was happiest in the forest when she was serving others and NOT getting rescued.