Just as people tend to let down their guard and be more emotionally open in their own homes, the moon feels unrestricted when she’s in her home of Cancer. Free to ride the joys and woes, she expresses herself fluidly. Each turn of the tide brings a new reaction. The only thing certain about a mood is that it won’t last.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). If you’re having trouble playing nice, it might be a sign that you are playing with the wrong mates. A better match will inspire you to be your best. Seek worthy friends and opponents.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You know you’ll be calm in the face of adversity, because you’ve seen it before. But how will you react to good news and augmented fortunes? You’ll find out today.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Boundaries get blurred. Lines between your work and your personal life get crossed. Try not to worry too much about life’s categories and distinctions. Do what’s best for yourself on the whole.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). There are so many things you have yet to experience and achieve. Much is within your grasp. The moon in your sign makes you feel powerful and dream big.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There’s a delicate balance ruling your family dynamic. Your family members depend on one another, but not too much. Outsiders won’t understand, so don’t waste time trying to explain.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). No human is perfect. But being human does have its good points, and actually that is one of them. You and a friend will be bonded in your imperfections.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You were born with a gene that keeps you calm when others are losing it. Your emotional resolve is even stronger than usual now, and you’ll need it, as your loved ones are a bit on the volatile side.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You participate in the parade around you, but you are rooted in a deeper reality. Because of this, you know what people are really communicating regardless of the words they use.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The difference between being incredibly shallow and profoundly wise can be difficult to detect, because both mental states require very little thought. Either way, thinking less has great benefits now.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You feel you were meant for the good life, even though your definition of it is a bit offbeat. Your keen mind and serene exterior will get you into an elite situation.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Resentment is a waste of time and mind. Today will prove the point. Because you’ve been forgiving and lighthearted, something good now comes out of the negative past.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your social standards are high, so it’s not every day that you find someone to admire. Today it happens. It’s natural that you’d want to impress this person, and much good comes out of trying to do so.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 3). You’ll like the way relationships take form this year. Over the next six weeks, you’ll build fast alliances. People you don’t even know will be on your side. Utilize your connections in business. A deal you do in January allows for lifestyle upgrades. Soul searching leads to a new kind of love in May. Libra and Sagittarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 4, 23, 12 and 18.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “The Muses must hate me. I’ve been trying to write a novel for three years. The story keeps changing, and it seems like I’ll never finish it. How can an Aquarius author-wannabe get inspired to finish a book?”
I just talked to the Muses, and they assured me they do not hate you. That said, they would like to be courted.
One thing to remember about the muses, who are the Greek goddesses of inspiration, is that they are sisters. Courting more than one at a time could only lead to jealousy and complication. Home in on one. If your novel is a comedy, go for Thalia. If it’s a drama, go for Melpomene. And as long as you’re homing in on your muse, you may as well home in on the genre of your novel. Inventive Aquarians sometimes forget to follow the formula of the genre they are trying to tackle. Sticking to the rules of your genre will help you focus the work.
Consistency will be key as you court your Muse. Make a writing schedule, and keep it. Never stand up your Muse. Don’t make demands of her. Give her lots of gifts in the form of reading. She loves it when you read to yourself!
CELEBRITY PROFILES: At age 16, Gemma Ward was the youngest model to appear on the cover of American Vogue. The Australian beauty has since begun an acting career, appearing in such movies as “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.” With her natal sun, Venus and Pluto in sultry Scorpio, charisma promises to last a lifetime. Mercury and Mars in Libra indicates loyalty and a romantic heart.
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