In the same way that two chemicals can mix together to form a substance with its very own identifying attributes, partnerships have an identity separate from that of the individuals involved. This, the last full day of the Libra sun in 2012, is an excellent moment to take stock of what relationships have taught us in the past four weeks.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Right now you will learn best from your peers. So look for someone who possesses the skill you want to master, knows it well and is in other ways very much like you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You can’t always choose the people you surround yourself with, but if you could, they would be the same people who are around you today. Taking in so much love is good for your health.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Too much thinking, and you’ll lose a game. Instead of trying to figure out why you know something, just act on what you know. You can trust that there are unseen forces of good guiding you.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll be happily exposed to the different things that interest you. Also, you’ll discover a simple way to accomplish what you thought would be hard work. You just need to ask the right question of the right person.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Events will reinforce recent life lessons, giving you the feeling that you are truly on track with your evolution. The best part is that you love who you are on the way to who you’re becoming.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). If you feel uncharacteristically flighty, go with the new mood. It’s really acceptable to let your attention float to what is intangible and of seemingly little use. Such reflections are the essence of creativity.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Because it’s the last day of the sun in your sign for this year, you’ll feel inspired to take your chances. You’ll get the sense that it may be a while before opportunities such as these come around again.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The sun headed toward your part of the zodiac will redefine your relationship with time and space. You’ll be reminded of your vital need for inner quiet and the time to ponder life’s mysteries.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The day brings many gifts, and you’ll be in the mood to unwrap them. The effort it takes to get to the heart of a matter is well worth it. Don’t be too careful. Dig in.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The truth is that you enjoy taking care of others. Of course, it’s always a little easier when you know your efforts in this regard are appreciated.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll learn by making things. The hands-on experience is unbeatable. Your stellar attitude is part of the reason why everything you touch turns to gold today.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There is nothing to be gained from over-scheduling yourself. By trying to maximize the quantity of today’s interactions you will only minimize the quality of those connections. Less is more.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 21). You’ll act on your ideas, which will set you apart from the crowd. Swift decision-making this month contributes to your success. Family brags about you in November. January highlights your individuality and style. Romantic hopefuls love the way you put your own spin on things. Someone invests in you in May. Aries and Capricorn people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 12, 39, 44 and 13.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: The mood shifts from idealism to realism as the sun leaves Libra for the soul-searching realm of Scorpio. In Scorpio, the sun urges us to strive for honesty in all things. Many will make claims in the early week, and the Scorpio sun helps to separate the imposters from the real deal. Certain truisms may pop to mind, such as: “Geniuses don’t talk about their own genius” and “Anyone who has to speak of his or her superstar qualities isn’t a superstar. The very nature of superstardom is that everyone already knows and is abuzz with excitement about the very presence of the superstar.” These observations are the Scorpio sun‘s way of simplifying our lives.
An opposition of Mars and Jupiter doesn’t line up perfectly until next week, but it starts to take effect at the start of this week. Some will become highly motivated by the feisty energy of this opposition and will work hard for a just reward. Others may find the energy too heated and could have trouble keeping tempers in check. Fights about money may ensue. For all, the difference between luxury and necessity will be up for debate.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Socialite and reality television star Kim Kardashian was born on the cusp of Libra and Scorpio and has planets in both influences. Her sun, Saturn and Pluto are in Venus-ruled Libra, indicating a highly developed visual style and a natural talent for enchantment. Mercury and Uranus in sensual Scorpio adds a dash of sizzle to the mix.
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