ARIES (March 21-April 19). The one who owns the problem is in the best position — a position to fix it, change things, move the plot forward. The one who passes the blame is powerless to do any of that.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There are things you do because you want to, but today those actions will take a back seat to the things you do because you must and that which you do because you are.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The outburst of your soul is sometimes compliments, sometimes laughter, love, music, conversation, movement… You’ve so many avenues to express your joy, and you keep on finding new ones.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your mind is full and churning, so you appreciate the bright people who know how to grab your attention and then get right to the point. When people value your time, they value you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’re capable of living in fantasies, the future, the past and many versions of the present, too. You’ll bounce between earth and ethereal realms of thought and feeling on this highly creative day. Take notes.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You care. You try. Whether or not your efforts land as planned, your good intentions will shine through. You’ll either get what you set out for or attract the kind of help you need to do it next time.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You are like a hot air balloon today. Your elevation depends on releasing the sandbags of fear, doubt and resentment. The more you let go of the higher you’ll rise.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You see others for who they are, which is a relief to all of you. They feel free to be themselves and will be honest and comfortable with you. You will understand what you can expect of them and plan accordingly.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Is the guilt really necessary? If you didn’t think any way about it until people told you how to think with their disapproval, chances are it’s not all that bad. Maybe you’re just playing it to the wrong crowd.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll be handling a one-of-a-kind, rare and precious commodity. Of course, you’ll try to be as careful and meticulous as possible, but this thing isn’t so fragile as you think.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll have success, but don’t rest on the latest hit. Take it as a sign to challenge yourself further. Go until you miss. Because when it doesn’t work out, that’s when the real learning takes place.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Assume that they are doing their best. It won’t seem as if that’s the case. Then again, you can’t see the hidden pressures on the situation. You may never know them. Just know that you won’t regret extending the benefit of the doubt.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 15). You’re waking up in some ways, blossoming into your power. What worked for you before may no longer be necessary. You figure out what’s at the root of a bad habit, and you’ll break it. Hold out for the ideal, because it is out there for you and it wants you, too. Financial bonus comes in November and February. Libra and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 39, 27, 11 and 9.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: The thing about uncharacteristic moves is that even the steadiest, most predictable people will make them. The reason is simple. No one is the same thing all through or all of the time. There are many people inside us. Everyone we’ve been is in there. Each age we’ve grown through is still there somewhere, as is the dream of everyone we could be.
The opposition of Mercury, the communication planet, and Uranus, the rebellious administer of surprises, creates a tension at the top of the week that can have a precarious effect on business and relationships. A few unexpected words, a sudden change of heart or a weird and momentary mood can alter the course of history. Indeed, those things often have done so and certainly will again.
On Tuesday, Mercury leaves the realm of art and partnership and diplomacy for the piercing energy of Scorpio. In the weeks to come, getting along will not be enough. For bonds to be forged (and the drive will be to connect very deeply), some deeper reasons for them must emerge. In Scorpio, Mercury will needle away at matters until the raw, tender truth of them is revealed.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: The writings of Friedrich Nietzsche caused a great ruckus among his contemporaries, as the philosopher challenged the religion, morality and culture of his time. The Libra intellectual’s ideas continue to have a strong influence in philosophy, science and even pop songs, as evident in the Kelly Clarkson hit. ”That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
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