Mercury Enters Scorpio
Sarcasm is about to have its day, as Mercury slips into the sharp-tongued station of Scorpio. In the early days of sarcasm, the term referred to a bitter, harsh mockery, but its modern usage is softened somewhat by a touch of irony, ambivalence or both. Still, communicating in this way can cause harm, so watch your mouth!
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Ditch your well-laid plans, because it’s time to be playful and spontaneous. You’ll like where you land when you’re not trying to go anywhere in particular.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Someone is starting to think you offer a combination of traits that can’t be found in any other person and are therefore irreplaceable. That person is correct.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). No one influences others by trying to be like them, but someone very clever might begin there, just to fit in, and then slowly lead in new directions from the inner ranks.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Don’t overestimate the confidence of others. People are much more fragile than you think. You state your purpose and expect that others will do the same, but they might be too shy or intimidated to do so.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your eyes are open to the wonder in even the routine things, relationships and people around you. You will encounter something so beautiful that you want to protect it with all of your might and light.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Perhaps you will not be as influential as usual over those wildcard rebel types in your life and realm. Do they deserve your forgiveness? That’s debatable, but forgive them anyway because you deserve peace.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The day has a confessional quality, and people will admit things to you that perhaps you would rather not hear. You have more presence of mind than most. What exactly do you want them to know about you?
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The people around you may not share your excitement about certain things, but they definitely appreciate that you have diverse interests. Don’t stop exploring.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You can tell when someone is listening to you and when they are just waiting for you to finish speaking. There is no pleasure in talking to a person who cannot or will not connect with you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Creativity helps you avoid the tedium that challenges your sign today. If you’re not being creative, you will be absorbing someone else’s creativity through art, design or science.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Saying “sorry” doesn’t put things back the way they were before, but it can put closure on the situation, which is quite helpful and sometimes necessary if you want to begin anew.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You may not like what’s going on today, but don’t give up on it before things change. First the tide goes out as far as it will, and then it turns. Hang on for the turning.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 29). You polish your charm and put your best foot forward in October, and you win a job for your effort. A friendship changes in tone, and you’ll like the way things develop. Rehearse your message, sales pitch or act through November and December, because you’ll have many chances to influence people with it in 2014. Pisces and Aries people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 40, 21, 1 and 12.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD:
Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013: Mercury begins what will be an unusually long stint in Scorpio, whose tone of choice is sarcastic.
Monday, Sept. 30, 2013: The Leo moon is like a playful child pulling pranks, putting on shows and testing the limits of people’s patience before going void-of-course in the evening. Sleep will be heavy and dream-rich.
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013: A harmonious trine of Mercury and Neptune is like a portal to the land of imagination. Dreams will be prophetic or just a lot of fun!
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013: This is the best day of the week for getting things done, especially if they have to do with wrapping up old projects. Do some cleanup work to get ready for the upcoming new moon.
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013: The Virgo moon helps with organization, and there’s a lot to finish before tomorrow’s new moon. Concentration will be best in the late morning.
Friday, Oct. 4, 2013: The new moon in Libra bodes well for partnerships of all kinds. Bond together for business and pleasure.
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013: This is a magic time in many relationships, but especially new ones. The Libra moon shines on people who are just getting to know each other.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Zachary Levi will star with Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman in the upcoming action/adventure film “Thor: The Dark World.” The gentlemanly Libra began his career in regional theater at the age of 6. His Gemini moon suggests he was born with the gift of gab, and Venus in Leo indicates a playful nature and an abiding need to entertain people.
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