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Venus in the fiery realm of Sagittarius (the archer of the zodiac) is enjoying the excitement that comes with never quite knowing where Cupid’s arrow will land. Sagittarian influence tends to cast the net of interest wide and give people a taste for the exotic and adventurous. The eclectic and unpredictable Aquarius moon seconds the motion.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Rivalries are the natural outcropping of doing well. Acting ability can save you in this regard. Adopt a “don’t mess with me” attitude, and you’ll stave off potential rivals.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The most powerful player in the game is unsurpassed in his or her ability to become modest, small and even invisible. Those who are able to put ego aside see more options than the others see.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You may feel that life’s banquet has presented you with a feast of information, and yet you are starved for knowledge. The answer is to follow someone who has already navigated these parts.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Fun always happens in the moment. Fun people are good listeners, poised to pick up on what’s being said and find a playful spin. You’ll be such a person now, and someone will fall in love with your spin.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You want to be happy and lighthearted, not ditzy and uncaring. There are those around you who don’t quite get the difference. One requires that you don’t over-think; the other requires that you don’t think at all.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ll be around someone who totally gets you today. The eye contact you give to such a person will reveal where you are, what you’re feeling and what you need.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The one who asks the same question over and over thinks repetition may get you to finally change your answer. It won’t, though. So tell this person he is wasting his time.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Maybe you think “stay positive” is an overused cliche. But your health, wealth and happiness depend on your ability to keep thinking and acting on your best and most hopeful thoughts.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You could use some help, and you’re in a good position to ask for it today. Approach people you think will be honest. Seek someone who seems sincere and isn’t given to pretense and posturing.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There’s nothing to be gained from striving. You don’t have to prove yourself; there’s no one who needs this from you. If you can be content with who you are, you’ve already won.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You can see clearly who most needs your help — who most needs everyone’s help, really. Because you have a sense of how resources should be apportioned, you will be trusted with the duty of distributing them.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It’s not swashbuckling confidence or remarkable talent that puts you in the running for leadership. You’ll be considered because you are modest and fair. People respect you.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 13). Usually, it’s not a good idea to fly blind or make assumptions, but the next three weeks favor this kind of risk — your guesses are quite good, and your assumptions are right on target. November brings more love into your life. January mixes up the financial realm so that money is coming from a new place. Cancer and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 31, 2, 33, 39 and 46.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: There’s a mounting sense that something dramatic and wild is about to be unleashed as we head toward the full moon in Aries on Friday, Oct. 18. To support this idea, Venus will stir passion and excitement from the realm of Sagittarius, and Mercury will fly straight (the next retrograde is October 21) keeping the momentum building toward the weekend.
The Aries full moon is a warrior’s call. Some will experience a physical fight as they come up against material or emotional impediments to their goal. More likely, though, the warrior spirit will be embodied in a different kind of action. Life requires us to be strong in many ways and to stand up for ourselves, push back and hit hard in the metaphoric sense as we attack our goals and fight to become the people we want to be.
This full moon also comes with a lunar eclipse. Whether or not you can actually see the eclipse from where you are, the astrological implication of darkness is like a theater curtain being closed to allow for a quick set change. When the curtain opens again, it’s time to add a scene to the show. Everything looks different, and you can interact from a fresh perspective in this new environment.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Hilarious and multitalented Sacha Baron Cohen joined the cast of “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” which includes many from the first “Anchorman” movie plus new additions played by Nicole Kidman, Jim Carrey, Kirsten Dunst and many more. Cohen was born when four planets were in Libra, the sign of art and harmony. His moon is in Leo, the realm of the entertainer.
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