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Brace yourself for the roller coaster of the last Mercury retrograde of the year. Sure, there will be ups and downs, but without them it wouldn’t be much of a ride now, would it? This retrograde happens in soulful Scorpio, and so any misadventures during next three weeks will come with the added bonus of bringing us closer to the truth.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Have you ever considered a treadmill desk or a ball chair? All it takes is one slight adjustment to your working style to make a considerable difference in your health, well-being and productivity.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It would be dangerous to assume you’ve arrived at a correct conclusion. It’s better to stay aware and assume that no answer is 100 percent correct.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There are a few bumps and blocks in the road, but these are just the kind of obstacles that bring people together. You’ll need a favor to clear the path and get where you want to go.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). For things to go well with your team, each person must be well suited to the job they’ve been assigned. You may need to shift some of the responsibilities around. Experiment today.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll get a surge of creative fuel midday that you can use to drum up some fun with another creative person. Let playfulness rule, and there will be practical applications for what you come up with, too.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You know whom you like and trust, but can you really call someone who does nothing to help you an ally? Put relationships to the test. People want to be useful to you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). How can you heal the spiritual and emotional wounds of the past? As it is with your body, healing happens naturally and can’t be willed. But you do have to provide the circumstances that are most conducive to healing.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your talent is that your honesty encourages others to be honest, too. Those who pretend to be something they are not are only stopping themselves from becoming who they were meant to be.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The people who don’t value your input shouldn’t be allowed to get it. You may have to withhold your efforts in order for the others to feel the loss. Only then will they understand your contribution.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Just because something doesn’t serve the function you want it to serve doesn’t mean it’s broken. Still, you have to move on to find what is going to work for you. Don’t wait.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’re an excellent friend. You can help someone who is having trouble drumming up his or her own sense of high worth. You will point out what this person cannot see.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Must you always go out of your way to make a relationship work? Shouldn’t friendship be easy sometimes? Questions along these lines will run through your mind as you repeatedly serve a certain person.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 21). You will learn everything you can about your interest until you are an expert and expertly paid, too. Next month brings a personal breakthrough. New friends in December will be frequent companions in 2014. You’ll upgrade your lifestyle in July with a move. September brings a leisurely adventure. Aquarius and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 1, 39, 2, 22 and 15.
TURN THE DOWNSIDE OF YOUR SIGN INTO AN ASSET: Jupiter-ruled SAGITTARIUS is the sign of expansion and luck. It’s also the sign of indulgence. If you believe that you can’t have too much of a good thing, you haven’t experienced the kind of excess that Sagittarius is naturally drawn to. This sign cringes at the word “moderation.” While others seem to be able to exercise portion control at the banquet of life, Sagittarius doesn’t have an “off” switch. Sagittarius can make the most of this tendency by focusing on the things that are truly beneficial. If you’re going to have too much of something, it may as well be friends, love, music and happiness!
As the sign related to public standing and career, CAPRICORN is always conscious of power: who has it, who doesn’t and why. The study of power can be a bit of a preoccupation for Capricorn, who is eager to learn how different groups and organizations are run and what it takes to rise through the ranks. Capricorn can turn this preoccupation into money by noting the needs and wants of a group and finding a way to serve them at the right price.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Lovely Libra Kim Kardashian exhibits many of the qualities her sign is famous for, including a honed aesthetic sense and a love of design. Her Pisces moon suggests she’s more sensitive than she lets people think she is, and her Mercury and Uranus in Scorpio adds an air of mystery and a dash of sizzle to everything she touches.
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