The new moon in Libra is like an opening doxology: a harmonious expression of praise that sets the tone for future proceedings. The fragments of relationships past get properly stored. Some memories will be stashed in the “forgive and forget” drawer of our hearts, while other memories will be kept where they can be cherished and celebrated.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). In a perfect world, you would lavish your attention on anyone who wants it. But in the real world, there are only so many hours in the day — and you’d rather spend them with your nearest and dearest.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It may feel as though you’ve reached a plateau. Even though you know quite a lot, you could use a mentor, someone to help you clarify your goals and break down your fears.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll be faced with circumstances that call strongly on your perspective. If you see the scene as “good,” you’ll organize the elements to the best of your ability to make sure “good” is what it becomes.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). The person in your life who anchors you will figure into your choices and the day’s events. Without this person, you would still find your way, though it’s much more pleasant and reassuring to have this person by your side.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You have a simple purpose for the day. Perhaps it can be summed up in three words — for instance, “to spread cheer.” You will be most successful when you know and name your purpose.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You may not have a specific strategy, but there’s something you need, and you already know the first steps toward getting it. A Cancer or Sagittarius person can help you find the next steps.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The moon is new in your sign, bringing an emotional cleansing. Your judgments of yourself and others and the residue of the past will be washed away as you set a fresh intention.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Though you need artistic inspiration, conjuring up the unpleasant events of your life would be a waste of time. Anyone who inspires you to focus on all that’s sweet and right in your world is a keeper.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Pain is caused by a discrepancy between who you really are and your image of yourself. Healing happens when you bring those aspects of you into agreement.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You are aware of how the intensity of a certain relationship is escalating, and yet you may feel unable to do anything to stop it. You’ll find relaxation and perspective in the world of entertainment.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You will be inspired to evolve and change the very thing you’ve wanted to change, as your guiding planet now forms an auspicious arrangement with Mars, the planet of action.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Organizational efforts will include ordering your physical space and also the timing of your life. You have a knack for accurately projecting how long events are likely to last and planning accordingly.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 15). You’ll enjoy the whimsy of the next three weeks and won’t even mind being thrown for a loop because the ride is so fun. In November, you’ll get the deal or commitment you seek. Friends connect you with lucrative business in December. Invest in yourself and not frivolous items, and June will bring a windfall. Capricorn and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 1, 4, 44 and 23.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “My husband and I have been estranged for about a year. Now he wants to get back together, and for the most part, I don’t think it’s a good idea. How can I trust him after he ran off to Japan and had an affair? I want to be strong and move on. But instead of asking for a divorce, I call him in the middle of the night. It’s like I can only stay away for so long until my lower instincts take over. Will I ever find true love? He’s a Capricorn, and I’m a Scorpio.”
As the sign of transformation, you are usually a fan of change, or at least you’re not as afraid of it as most people tend to be. You typically like to cut your losses quickly and get on with the business of creating your new life. The theme of “cutting” is a strong one with Scorpio. Yours is the sign of surgery, and the metaphor shows up often in your life. As much as you’d like to sever your marriage connection, the bonds of love aren’t so easily snipped. Your soul is sewn to your husband’s in many dimensions. So allow yourself the grieving process, and let it play out however it does.
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. This Libran intellectual’s ideas continue to have a strong influence on philosophy, science and even pop songs, as is evident in a recent Kelly Clarkson hit. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
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