This peaceful morning represents the calm before a party — and in this case, a political party. Election Day Eve also happens to be the eve of Mercury retrograde in worldly Sagittarius. The omens suggest that all will go as planned tomorrow until the late afternoon, when last-minute developments and unexpected turnarounds will occur.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your friends and family wonder about the status of your relationships and want to be sure that you are well taken care of. This is the real reason they have gotten so nosy lately!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There’s a Monday malaise happening around you, but you could change all of that. Your quick physical and social reflexes add brightness to your environment. Whatever your age, people will think you are younger.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). With your guiding planet going retrograde tomorrow, you feel an urgency to get an entire list of items accomplished. With unseen forces on your side, you’ll make quick work of the first five items.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). It will take someone with depth of character to fully understand you now. Luckily, such a person will be willing to hear your plight and will know just what to say or do to make life better for you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You know exactly what you need, and you can afford to be picky about it. If you’re very particular, you’ll find only a small part of the resources you seek. But that small part will make a big difference.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You don’t have time for speculative ventures now. You’ll do business with someone who has proved himself time and again. You know the specific result you want to achieve and will settle for no less.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Venus in your sign favorably angles Jupiter, bringing good luck to your romantic sector. Just be careful that your happiness does not come at the expense of another.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). An aura of mystery is a better image enhancement than a designer outfit. Of course, you were born knowing this. You never had to learn to be intriguing; it’s something that comes naturally to you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your mood will be rather serious, as there’s something you must accomplish by the day’s end. You’ll be repelled by emotional neediness and immaturity.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll finally get the chance to air a concern to a receptive audience. Colleagues will be open to your opinions, especially if you start with those opinions they are most likely to agree with.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). A pay raise or new monetary arrangement is in the works. Right now, it may not be a top priority for all involved. But when you hint that this is important to you, someone with power will reprioritize.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It’s easy for you to open up to others now — maybe too easy. You don’t yet realize who you can trust, so be more guarded. It’s better to say less and to be coy rather than frank.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 5). In light of your personal new year, you’ll close an old cycle, handle business neatly and put the past in a fitting emotional compartment. You’ll get three big breaks over the year: in November, in March and in July. Diligence and practice will lead to mastery. One special love is featured in December. Aquarius and Sagittarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 31, 24, 38, 1 and 40.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “I am thinking of naming my child Orpheus. Does this name have good karma?”
The Orpheus of Ancient Greece was the most famous musician, poet and prophet of his time, whose charms, it was said, worked on all living things and even some non-living things such as rocks. Think Elvis, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and the band Coldplay all wrapped up in one. Whether he was a real person whose reputation was posthumously mythologized or a purely mythical being is a point of debate. However, he is credited with great works, including hymns that survive today.
Orpheus was the son of either a king or a god and the wise muse Calliope, whose specialty was epic poetry. As it is with most Greek figures, Orpheus had an adventure-filled life and withstood his share of tragedy, specifically in romantic matters. In the end, his lyre was carried to the heavens and is in the constellation Lyra. As for the karma of the name, it depends on your worldview, especially regarding celebrity and art. It is definitely a name packed with expectation, talent and passion, though lacking in serenity and other values.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Kardashian matriarch and manager Kris Jenner is a Scorpio whose talent for public relations seems to defy the natural Scorpion drive for privacy. While arranging reality television shows and even tweeting a picture of her sleeping daughter seem at odds with the usual Scorpio agenda, a closer look at her natal chart reveals just the kind of clever and strategic mind to carefully craft perceptions of private life and public life, making one appear as the other.
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